Tis Herself

Author: Maureen O'Hara,John Nicoletti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743269160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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The Hollywood star traces her career and personal life, discussing such topics as her relationships with fellow actors, her marriage to plane crash victim Charles F. Blair, and her work on specific causes.

Maureen O'Hara

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813142393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being rescued from the gallows by Charles Laughton ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1939), falling in love with Walter Pidgeon against a coal-blackened sky ( How Green Was My Valley, 1941), learning to believe in miracles with Natalie Wood ( Miracle on 34th Street, 1947), or matching wits with John Wayne ( The Quiet Man, 1952), she charmed audiences with her powerful presence and easy confidence. Maureen O'Hara is the first book-length biography of the screen legend hailed as the "Queen of Technicolor." Following the star from her childhood in Dublin to the height of fame in Hollywood, film critic Aubrey Malone draws on new information from the Irish Film Institute, production notes from films, and details from historical film journals, newspapers, and fan magazines. Malone also examines the actress's friendship with frequent costar John Wayne and her relationship with director John Ford, and he addresses the hotly debated question of whether the screen siren was a feminist or antifeminist figure. Though she was an icon of cinema's golden age, O'Hara's penchant for privacy and habit of making public statements that contradicted her personal choices have made her an enigma. This breakthrough biography offers the first look at the woman behind the larger-than-life persona, sorting through the myths to present a balanced assessment of one of the greatest stars of the silver screen.

Studies in the Morpho-Syntax of Greek

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808253

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The volume presents a collection of papers of recent generative work on Modern Greek morpho-syntax. The book is divided into three parts. Part I of the book deals with argument alternations, part II with clitics and part III with the syntax and semantics of free relatives. The book will be interesting for scholars working on Greek but also in theoretical linguistics, as it exemplifies how the study of Greek feeds the development of generative theory. The issues discussed in the book are currently highly relevant for the develop­ment of a satisfactory theory of comparative syntax as well as the interface between syntax and morphology and syntax and semantics. Thus the analyses put forth here will contribute to the elaboration of such a theory and to our understanding of cross-linguistic variation.

Always the Bride - A Biography of Elsa Lanchester

Author: Victoria Worsley

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Her role as the Bride of Frankenstein ensured her cinematic immortality, but Elsa Lanchester’s life and complicated personality were more interesting than any role she ever brought to the screen. Born to activist parents, Elsa Lanchester became a nightclub owner as a teenager and was a leading light in 1920s bohemian London. Marriage to rising star Charles Laughton followed, but her discovery of his gay identity meant their union—which lasted for decades—was a turbulent one. Although her film performances saw her twice nominated for an Academy Award, she was always happiest performing for a live audience, and returned to her music hall roots throughout her career. During her lifetime, Elsa Lanchester was frequently cast in supporting roles onscreen and was overshadowed by her husband’s greater fame in Hollywood. Always the Bride—the first biography of the actress—finally puts her story in the spotlight.

Race, Politics, and Irish America

Author: Mary M. Burke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192675842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 9803

Figures from the Scots-Irish Andrew Jackson to the Caribbean-Irish Rihanna, as well as literature, film, caricature, and beauty discourse, convey how the Irish racially transformed multiple times: in the slave-holding Caribbean, on America's frontiers and antebellum plantations, and along its eastern seaboard. This cultural history of race and centuries of Irishness in the Americas examines the forcibly transported Irish, the eighteenth-century Presbyterian Ulster-Scots, and post-1845 Famine immigrants. Their racial transformations are indicated by the designations they acquired in the Americas: 'Redlegs,' 'Scots-Irish,' and 'black Irish.' In literature by Fitzgerald, O'Neill, Mitchell, Glasgow, and Yerby (an African-American author of Scots-Irish heritage), the Irish are both colluders and victims within America's racial structure. Depictions range from Irish encounters with Native and African Americans to competition within America's immigrant hierarchy between 'Saxon' Scots-Irish and 'Celtic' Irish Catholic. Irish-connected presidents feature, but attention to queer and multiracial authors, public women, beauty professionals, and performers complicates the 'Irish whitening' narrative. Thus, 'Irish Princess' Grace Kelly's globally-broadcast ascent to royalty paves the way for 'America's royals,' the Kennedys. The presidencies of the Scots-Irish Jackson and Catholic-Irish Kennedy signalled their respective cohorts' assimilation. Since Gothic literature particularly expresses the complicity that attaining power ('whiteness') entails, subgenres named 'Scots-Irish Gothic' and 'Kennedy Gothic' are identified: in Gothic by Brown, Poe, James, Faulkner, and Welty, the violence of the colonial Irish motherland is visited upon marginalized Americans, including, sometimes, other Irish groupings. History is Gothic in Irish-American narrative because the undead Irish past replays within America's contexts of race.

Music in Action Film

Author: James Buhler,Mark Durrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351204254

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Music in Action Film is the first volume to address the central role of music and sound in action film—arguably the most dominant form of commercial cinema today. Bringing together 15 essays by established and emerging scholars, the book encompasses both Hollywood blockbusters and international films, from classic works such as The Seven Samurai to contemporary superhero franchises. The contributors consider action both as genre and as a mode of cinematic expression, in chapters on evolving musical conventions; politics, representation, and identity; musical affect and agency; the functional role of music and sound design in action film; and production technologies. Breaking new critical ground yet highly accessible, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and film studies.

the quiver

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1070

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Macmillan's Magazine

Author: David Masson,George Grove,John Morley,Mowbray Walter Morris

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 500

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Scribner's Magazine

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame,Robert Bridges,Alfred Sheppard Dashiell,Harlan Logan

Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: 958

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