Julie Harris (actress)
Julia Ann Julie Harris was an American stage and television actress. A 10-time Tony Award nominee and five-time winner, she won for I Am a Camera, The Lark, Forty Carats, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, and The Belle of Amherst. She won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1952 film The Member of the Wedding. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1979, received the National Medal of Arts in 1994, julia Ann Harris was born in Grosse Pointe, the daughter of Elsie L. a nurse, and William Pickett Harris, an investment banker. She graduated from Grosse Pointe Country Day School, which merged with two others to form the University Liggett School. In New York City, she attended The Hewitt School, in 1952, Harris won her first Best Actress Tony for originating the role of insouciant Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera, the stage version of Christopher Isherwoods Goodbye to Berlin. Harris repeated her role in the film version of I Am a Camera.
Of particular note is her Tony-winning performance in The Belle of Amherst and she received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording for the audio recording of the play. She first performed the play in 1976 and subsequently appeared in solo shows. In 1983, Harris became a member of The Mirror Theater Ltds Mirror Repertory Company. Julie Harris became a mentor to the company, having urged Founding Artistic Director Sabra Jones to create the company from 1976 forward, when Jones married John Strasberg. Harris and Jones met at a performance of The Belle of Amherst, along with Chita Rivera, Harris holds the record for the most individual Tony Award nominations, with 10 nominations. She held the record for most competitive Tony wins until Angela Lansbury tied her in 2009, audra McDonald has since passed them both, with six acting Tony Award wins. In 1966, Harris won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre, Harris played the ethereal Eleanor Lance in The Haunting, director Robert Wises screen adaptation of a novel by Shirley Jackson, a classic film of the horror genre.
She reprised her Tony-winning role as Mary Todd Lincoln in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln in the film version, another noteworthy film appearance was the World War II drama The Hiding Place. She appeared in films as East of Eden, with James Dean, Requiem for a Heavyweight, with Paul Newman in the private-detective film Harper. For her television work, Harris had won three Emmy Awards and had been nominated 11 times, one of her most famous television roles was as Queen Victoria, in the 1961 Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housmans Victoria Regina, for which she won an Emmy. Earlier, for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, she starred as Nora Helmer opposite Christopher Plummer in A Dolls House, a 90-minute television adaptation of Ibsens play
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8,1997 to May 20,2002. The series, set in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, on her first day Ally is horrified to find that she will be working alongside her ex-boyfriend Billy Thomas —whom she has never gotten over. To make things worse, Billy is now married to fellow lawyer Georgia, the triangle among the three forms the basis for the main plot for the shows first three seasons. For example, bitter divorce litigation of a client might provide a backdrop for Allys decision to break up with a boyfriend, legal arguments were frequently used to explore multiple sides of various social issues. Cage & Fish, the law firm where most of the characters work, is depicted as a highly sexualized environment symbolized by its unisex restroom. The show used vivid, dramatic fantasy sequences for Allys and other characters wishful thinking, the series featured regular visits to a local bar where singer Vonda Shepard regularly performed.
Notes In Australia, Ally McBeal was aired by the Seven Network from 1997 to 2002, in 2010, it was aired repeatedly by Network Ten. Seymore Walsh, a stern judge often exasperated by the eccentricities of the Cage & Fish lawyers, whats unusual about this continuing storyline is that Ally McBeal and The Practice aired on different networks. Bobby Donnell, the character of The Practice played by Dylan McDermott, was featured heavily in both this crossover and another Ally McBeal episode, These are the Days. Regular Practice cast members Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Badalucco each had a cameo in Ally McBeal, upon premiering in 1997, the show was an instant hit, averaging around 11 million viewers per episode. The shows second season saw an increase in ratings and soon became a top 20 show, Downeys character was written out after the end of the season due to the actors troubles with drug addiction. The first two seasons, as well as the fourth, remain the most critically acclaimed and saw the most awards success at the Emmys, SAG Awards, in 2007 Ally McBeal placed #48 on Entertainment Weeklys 2007 New TV Classics list.
Ally McBeal was a heavily music-oriented show, Vonda Shepard, a virtually unknown musician at the time, was featured continually on the show. Her song Searchin My Soul became the theme song. Many of the songs Shepard performed were established hits with lyrics that paralleled the events of the episode, including Both Sides Now, Hooked on a Feeling and Tell Him. Besides recording background music for the show, Shepard frequently appeared at the ends of episodes as a performing at a local piano bar frequented by the main characters. On rare occasions, her character would have conventional dialogue, a portion of Searchin My Soul was played at the beginning of each episode, but remarkably the song was never played in its entirety. Several of the characters had a musical leitmotif that played when they appeared, two compilation albums from the show featuring Shepard were released in 2000 and 2001
Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, producer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Hart was born in Smithtown, New York, the first child of Paula, a producer and talent manager, and William Hart, a carpenter, shellfish purveyor, clam hatchery worker and her maternal grandfather, Stanley John Voje, was a Navy veteran and Catholic. Hart grew up in Sayville, New York, Melissa Joan Harts parents had four other children after Melissa, Elizabeth and Emily, who are all in acting. Her parents were divorced in the early 1990s, and she moved with her mother, in 1994, her mother married television executive Leslie Gilliams. Hart has three half-sisters, Alexandra and Mackenzie, Hart was named after the Allman Brothers song Melissa, while her middle name, came from her maternal grandmother. She chose Catherine as her name when she was in the eighth grade. Harts career began at age four when she made a commercial for a bathtub doll called Splashy. From on, she appeared regularly in commercials, making 25 of them before the age of five and she made a cameo guest appearance on the April 22,1986 episode of the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.
She auditioned for the lead role Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4, The Return of Michael Myers, in 1989, she became an understudy in a Broadway production of The Crucible starring Martin Sheen. In 1991 Hart landed the role on the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All, a comedy about a teen girl in everyday situations. The show brought her four consecutive Young Artist Award nominations, winning three and her role in the series led to her starring in the FMV video game Nickelodeons Directors Lab as a tour guide who takes the player around a movie studio. Initially, after first being recognized on the streets, Hart felt embarrassed to perform on a show while being a teenager. Nevertheless, she was enthusiastic about the role, and all hoped for that would get to do it for a while, Hart recorded two albums as Clarissa, This Is What Na Na Means and a recording of Peter and the Wolf. As its musical theme, the featured a slow, jazz version of its predecessors theme song. Hart appeared on Nickelodeons anthology show Are You Afraid of the Dark, season 2 episode The Tale of the Frozen Ghost in 1991.
After the television series ended, Hart attended New York University and she collaborated on an animated version that featured Hart voicing the two aunts Hilda and Zelda, and Harts younger sister Emily Hart starring in the title role. In between times, she guest-starred on the series Touched by an Angel and starred in several TV movies. In 1998, Hart had a role in film Cant Hardly Wait, shortly afterwards Hart began working on a theatrical film project titled Next to You
Rutgers was chartered as Queens College on November 10,1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution, for most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. The college expanded its role in research and instruction in agriculture, engineering and it gained university status in 1924 with the introduction of graduate education and further expansion. However, Rutgers evolved into a public research university after being designated The State University of New Jersey by the New Jersey Legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956. It is one of two colonial colleges that became public universities. Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey, the New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, the university has additional facilities elsewhere in New Jersey. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate, through several years of effort by the Rev.
Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen and Rev. The Grammar School, today the private Rutgers Preparatory School, was a part of the community until 1959. New Brunswick was chosen as the location over Hackensack because the New Brunswick Dutch had the support of the Anglican population, despite the religious nature of the early college, the first classes were held at a tavern called the Sign of the Red Lion. When the Revolutionary War broke out and taverns were suspected by the British as being hotbeds of rebel activity, in its early years, due to a lack of funds, Queens College was closed for two extended periods. Early trustees considered merging the college with the College of New Jersey, in Princeton, in 1808, after raising $12,000, the college was temporarily reopened and broke ground on a building of its own, called Old Queens, designed by architect John McComb, Jr. The colleges third president, the Rev. Ira Condict, laid the cornerstone on April 27,1809, shortly after, the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, founded in 1784, relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to New Brunswick, and shared facilities with Queens College.
During those formative years, all three institutions fit into Old Queens, in 1830, the Queens College Grammar School moved across the street, and in 1856, the Seminary relocated to a seven-acre tract less than one-half miles away. According to the Board of Trustees, Colonel Rutgers was honored because he epitomized Christian values, the Rutgers Scientific School would expand over the years to grow into the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and divide into the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture. Rutgers created the New Jersey College for Women in 1918, with the development of graduate education, and the continued expansion of the institution, the collection of schools became Rutgers University in 1924. Rutgers College continued as an arts college within the university. Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by acts of the New Jersey Legislature in 1945 and 1956, shortly after, the University of Newark was merged with Rutgers in 1946, as were the College of South Jersey and South Jersey Law School, in 1950.
These two institutions became Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–Camden, respectively, on September 10,1970, after much debate, the Board of Governors voted to admit women into Rutgers College
New York City
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation.
Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of Orange
Catherine Jane Cat Grant is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman. Introduced as a love interest for Clark Kent, her character added a new dimension to the Clark/Lois Lane/Superman dynamic. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Jerry Ordway, Cat Grant first appeared in Adventures of Superman #424 as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet, Cat Grant arrives in Metropolis taking a position at the Daily Planet. She is well known for her syndicated column, which until this point was written in her native Los Angeles. Recently divorced from Joe Morgan, a husband who had driven her to drink, Cat was now a mother with a young son named Adam Morgan, trying to get a fresh start. Cat is instantly attracted to Clark Kent, Jimmy Olsen in turn is attracted to Cat, but she seems to either not notice or not care. Her behavior around the office upsets both Lois and Perry White at different times, feeling that she needs to prove to Perry and Lois that she can be a real reporter, Cat goes undercover at Galaxy Broadcasting to help Clark expose Morgan Edges links to Intergang.
Following this she needs a bodyguard and Jose Delgado takes the job, the two become romantically linked, but Jose is resented by Cats son Adam, who still hero-worships her ex-husband, Joe Morgan. Cat joins TV station WGBS for real, and becomes an on-air reporter, Superman gives Cat an interview on her show, which is cut short by the rampage of Doomsday. Later, Cat is on the covering the events of Supermans battle with Doomsday live on television. Cat continues to work to the Daily Planet while she works at WGBS. By this time, Cat has earned the respect and friendship of Lois Lane, Cat gets Jimmy Olsen hired by WGBS and works closely with him there. Cat becomes WGBS station manager, there are rumors that she got the position thanks to a relationship with Morgans father Vinnie Edge, her new boss who sexually harasses her constantly. Cat ends the rumors at WGBS when she has Edge charged with sexual harassment, Vinnie Edge is removed from the board of WGBS, and Cat is given his position. Cats son, Adam, is one of children abducted by the Toyman.
Cat deals with the loss by focusing on her work, when the Justice League of America unveils a new roster, various members of the press are invited to the JLA Watchtower in order to cover the story. Cat receives an invitation, but is apparently incapacited offscreen by Catwoman, during Lex Luthors tenure as President of the United States of America, Cat serves as White House Press Secretary. Following President Luthors impeachment she returns to her hometown of Los Angeles, Cat returns to Metropolis following new developments about Toymans involvement in the death of her son
Matthew Rhys Evans, known professionally as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor. He is known for his Emmy-nominated role as Philip Jennings on the FX drama series The Americans and he starred as Kevin Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. Rhys was born in Cardiff, the son of Glyn, a headmaster, and Helen Evans and he grew up in Cardiff, and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Along with his sister, now a BBC broadcast journalist. Matthew Rhys was educated through the Welsh-medium schools, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd, at age 17, after playing Elvis Presley in a school musical, he applied to and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Soon after, in 1993, he was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship, during his time at RADA, Rhys appeared in the BBC police series Back-Up as well as in House of America. He returned to Cardiff to act in his own language in the Welsh film Bydd yn Wrol, in January 1998, Rhys went to New Zealand to star in Greenstone, a colonial costume drama for television.
He landed a role in Titus, Julie Taymors adaptation of Titus Andronicus, starring Anthony Hopkins, next he played Ray in Peter Hewitts film comedy, Whatever Happened to Harold Smith. Rhys would reunite with Very Annie Mary star Rachel Griffiths on Brothers & Sisters, in 2000, Rhys played the lead role in Metropolis, a drama series for Granada TV about the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London. Next he starred in Peaches, the film of the play written, Rhys starred as Benjamin in the 2000 world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate, alongside Kathleen Turner at The Gielgud Theatre in Londons West End. Rhys travelled to Ireland to star in the 18th century swashbuckling adventure and he played the lead role of Darren Daniels in Tabloid, and returned to New Zealand to shoot the epic drama Lost World for the BBC. His other film credits include the independent horror film Deathwatch in Prague and Fakers, in 2003, he played Justin Price, the murderer in the final episode of the long-running television series Columbo.
He moved to Santa Monica after being cast in ABCs show Brothers & Sisters, the show had a five-season run, coming to an end in 2011. In January 2012, Rhys appeared in a BBC Two two-part drama adaptation of Charles Dickens last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Public Broadcasting Service aired it in the US as one feature-length episode on 15 April 2012. In 2012 Rhys was scheduled to reprise Sir Alec Guinnesss 1959 double role of John Barratt/Jacques De Gué in a new adaptation of The Scapegoat, the production played a limited engagement through 8 April 2012. He stars opposite Keri Russell in FXs series The Americans, a 1980s Cold War drama about KGB sleeper agents, the series premiered in January 2013. Rhys was housemates for nearly 10 years with fellow Welshman and actor Ioan Gruffudd, both are patrons of Trust PA, a UK spinal injuries charity. On 15 July 2008, Rhys was honoured by Aberystwyth University as a Fellow and his bardic name in the Gorsedd is Matthew Tâf
Iowa is a U. S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west. Surrounding states include Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south and South Dakota to the west, in colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish Louisiana, its state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines, Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live. Its nickname is the Hawkeye State, Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east, the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west, Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by rivers.
Iowa has 99 counties, but 100 county seats because Lee County has two, the state capital, Des Moines, is in Polk County. Iowas bedrock geology generally increases in age from west to east, in northwest Iowa, Cretaceous bedrock can be 74 million years old, in eastern Iowa Cambrian bedrock dates to c.500 million years ago. Iowa is generally not flat, most of the consists of rolling hills. Iowa can be divided into eight landforms based on glaciation, topography, Loess hills lie along the western border of the state, some of which are several hundred feet thick. Northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Zone, consisting of steep hills, several natural lakes exist, most notably Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa. To the east lies Clear Lake, man-made lakes include Lake Odessa, Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, and Rathbun Lake. The states northwest area has remnants of the once common wetlands. Iowas natural vegetation is tallgrass prairie and savanna in areas, with dense forest and wetlands in flood plains and protected river valleys.
Most of Iowa is used for agriculture, crops cover 60% of the state, grasslands cover 30%, as of 2005 Iowa ranked 49th of U. S. states in public land holdings. Endangered or threatened plants include western prairie fringed orchid, eastern prairie fringed orchid, Meads milkweed, prairie bush clover, the explosion in the number of high-density livestock facilities in Iowa has led to increased rural water contamination and a decline in air quality. Iowa has a continental climate throughout the state
Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor, producer, businessman and philanthropist. Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Redfords career began in 1960 as a guest star on numerous TV shows, The Untouchables, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone, among others. He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont and his greatest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simons Barefoot in the Park. Redford made his debut in War Hunt. His role in Inside Daisy Clover won him a Golden Globe for best new star and he starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which was a huge success and made him a major star. The popular and acclaimed All the Presidents Men was a film for Redford. The first film that Redford directed, Ordinary People, was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars, and in the same year, he starred in Brubaker.
He starred in Out of Africa, which was a critical and box office success. He released his film as a director, A River Runs Through It. Redford won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Director in 1981 for directing Ordinary People and he was previously nominated for Best Actor in 1974 for his performance in The Sting, and went on to receive Best Director and Best Picture nominations in 1995 for Quiz Show. He won a second Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002, in 2010, he was made a chevalier of the Légion dHonneur. He has won BAFTA, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, in April 2014, Time Magazine included Redford in their annual TIME100 as one of the Most Influential People in the World, declaring him the Godfather of Indie Film. In 2016, President Barack Obama honored Redford with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Redford was born on August 18,1936, in Santa Monica, California to Martha W. and Charles Robert Redford, Sr. a milkman-turned-accountant. He has a stepbrother, from his fathers remarriage, Redford is of English, Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry.
Redfords family moved to Van Nuys, while his father worked in El Segundo and he attended Van Nuys High School, where he was classmates with baseball pitcher Don Drysdale. He has described himself as having been a bad student, finding inspiration outside the classroom and he hit tennis balls with Pancho Gonzales at the Los Angeles Tennis Club to warm him up. After graduating from school in 1954, he attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for a year and a half. While there, he worked at the restaurant/bar The Sink, a painting of his likeness is prominent in the bars murals, while at Colorado, Redford began drinking heavily, and as a result lost his half-scholarship and was kicked out of school
Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for decades was dominated by Henry Luce, a European edition is published in London and covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong, the South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney, Australia. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition, Time has the worlds largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 26 million,20 million of which are based in the United States. As of 2012, it had a circulation of 3.3 million making it the eleventh most circulated magazine in the United States reception room circuit, as of 2015, its circulation was 3,036,602. Richard Stengel was the editor from May 2006 to October 2013. Nancy Gibbs has been the editor since October 2013. Time magazine was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, the two had previously worked together as chairman and managing editor respectively of the Yale Daily News.
They first called the proposed magazine Facts and they wanted to emphasize brevity, so that a busy man could read it in an hour. They changed the name to Time and used the slogan Take Time–Its Brief and it set out to tell the news through people, and for many decades the magazines cover depicted a single person. More recently, Time has incorporated People of the Year issues which grew in popularity over the years, notable mentions of them were Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Matej Turk, etc. The first issue of Time was published on March 3,1923, featuring Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, on its cover, a facsimile reprint of Issue No. 1, including all of the articles and advertisements contained in the original, was included with copies of the February 28,1938 issue as a commemoration of the magazines 15th anniversary. The cover price was 15¢ On Haddens death in 1929, Luce became the dominant man at Time, the Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1923–1941.
In 1929, Roy Larsen was named a Time Inc. director, J. P. Morgan retained a certain control through two directorates and a share of stocks, both over Time and Fortune. Other shareholders were Brown Brothers W. A. Harriman & Co. the Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise 1957–1983. According to the September 10,1979 issue of The New York Times, after Time magazine began publishing its weekly issues in March 1923, Roy Larsen was able to increase its circulation by utilizing U. S. radio and movie theaters around the world. It often promoted both Time magazine and U. S. political and corporate interests, Larsen next arranged for a 30-minute radio program, The March of Time, to be broadcast over CBS, beginning on March 6,1931
Along with Londons West End theatres, Broadway theatres are widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City, the great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas such as The Beggars Opera, in 1752, William Hallam sent a company of twelve actors from Britain to the colonies with his brother Lewis as their manager. They established a theatre in Williamsburg and opened with The Merchant of Venice, the company moved to New York in the summer of 1753, performing ballad operas and ballad-farces like Damon and Phillida. The Revolutionary War suspended theatre in New York, but thereafter theatre resumed in 1798, the Bowery Theatre opened in 1826, followed by others. Blackface minstrel shows, a distinctly American form of entertainment, became popular in the 1830s, by the 1840s, P. T. Barnum was operating an entertainment complex in lower Manhattan.
In 1829, at Broadway and Prince Street, Niblos Garden opened, the 3, 000-seat theatre presented all sorts of musical and non-musical entertainments. In 1844, Palmos Opera House opened and presented opera for four seasons before bankruptcy led to its rebranding as a venue for plays under the name Burtons Theatre. The Astor Opera House opened in 1847, booth played the role for a famous 100 consecutive performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1865, and would revive the role at his own Booths Theatre. Other renowned Shakespeareans who appeared in New York in this era were Henry Irving, Tommaso Salvini, Fanny Davenport, lydia Thompson came to America in 1868 heading a small theatrical troupe, adapting popular English burlesques for middle-class New York audiences. Thompsons troupe called the British Blondes, was the most popular entertainment in New York during the 1868–1869 theatrical season, the six-month tour ran for almost six extremely profitable years. Theatre in New York moved from downtown gradually to midtown beginning around 1850, in 1870, the heart of Broadway was in Union Square, and by the end of the century, many theatres were near Madison Square.
Broadways first long-run musical was a 50-performance hit called The Elves in 1857, New York runs continued to lag far behind those in London, but Laura Keenes musical burletta The Seven Sisters shattered previous New York records with a run of 253 performances. It was at a performance by Keenes troupe of Our American Cousin in Washington, the production was a staggering five-and-a-half hours long, but despite its length, it ran for a record-breaking 474 performances. The same year, The Black Domino/Between You, Me and the Post was the first show to call itself a musical comedy, Tony Pastor opened the first vaudeville theatre one block east of Union Square in 1881, where Lillian Russell performed. Comedians Edward Harrigan and Tony Hart produced and starred in musicals on Broadway between 1878 and 1890, with book and lyrics by Harrigan and music by his father-in-law David Braham. They starred high quality singers, instead of the women of repute who had starred in earlier musical forms. Plays could run longer and still draw in the audiences, leading to better profits, as in England, during the latter half of the century, the theatre began to be cleaned up, with less prostitution hindering the attendance of the theatre by women
Medford, New Jersey
Medford is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. Medford was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1,1847, from portions of Evesham Township, portions of the township were taken to form Shamong Township, Lumberton Township and Medford Lakes. The area known as Medford was sold to Samual Coles in 1670, within the next few years the Braddock, Stratton and Wilkins families moved to the area. Upper Evesham, as it was known, continued to grow from scattered homesteads into a small village. Many of the building and roads built between the sale of the land and the American Revolutionary War are still in existence, which include Oliphants Mill, Christophers Mill and the Shamong Trail. On March 1,1847, Medford Township was set apart from Evesham Township by Act of the New Jersey Legislature, the first township meeting was held at the Cross Roads on March 9,1847. The seat of government remained there for several years. Part of Medford Township was taken on February 19,1852, to form Shamong Township, on March 14,1860, the borders remained unchanged until May 17,1939, when Medford Lakes was formed.
A thriving glass making industry developed in Medford as early as 1825 with a glass making furnace making window panes, by 1850, William Porter was operating a glass factory on a triangle of property formed by South Main Street, Mill Street, and Trimble Street. A company store enabled workers to exchange scrip for food and necessities, glassmaking operations ended around 1925 and the factory was torn down by the mid-1940s. Medfords location along the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, increased trade, according to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 39.929 square miles, including 38.921 square miles of land and 1.008 square miles of water. The climate of Medford Township is classified as continental, with cold winters, hot summers. Annual precipitation for the area is 41 inches, and annual snowfall for the area is 23 inches, as of the census of 2010, there were 23,033 people,8,277 households, and 6,456 families residing in the township. The population density was 591.8 per square mile, there were 8,652 housing units at an average density of 222.3 per square mile.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 60% of the population,18. 1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the family size was 3.15. In the township, the population was out with 26. 1% under the age of 18,6. 0% from 18 to 24,20. 6% from 25 to 44,33. 3% from 45 to 64. The median age was 43.6 years, for every 100 females there were 94.4 males