Captain Arthur Edward Boy Capel CBE was an English polo player, possibly best-remembered for being a lover and muse of fashion designer Coco Chanel. Born in Brighton, Capel was the son of Arthur Joseph Capel, a British shipping merchant, and his French-born wife and he had three sisters, Marie Henriette Teresia Capel, Mary Josephine Lawrence Edith Capel, and Berthe Isabelle Susanna Flora Capel. In the obituary of one of Capels daughters, he was described as an intellectual, tycoon, polo-player and the dashing lover and sponsor of the fashion designer Coco Chanel. There are hints in biographies of Chanel about Capels reputed connections with the Capel Earls of Essex, an alumnus of Beaumont College, he was already an apparently wealthy self-made man by 1909. Capel was killed in a car crash on Monday 22 December 1919 and he was buried with full military honours at Fréjus Cathedral on 24 December 1919. His affair with Chanel apparently began in 1909, when he became acquainted with the 26-year-old mistress of his friend Étienne Balsan, Capel financed Chanels first shops and his own clothing style, notably his blazers, inspired her creation of the Chanel look.
The couple spent time together at fashionable resorts such as Deauville and their relationship lasted nine years, and even after Capel married he continued his affair with Chanel until his death in late 1919. Dianas elder sister Laura was married to Lord Lovat, and another sister to Sir Mathew Wilson, 4th Baronet, after Capels death, in 1923 Diana married Vere Fane, Capel had two daughters, Ann Diana France Ayesha Capel. Ann was married three times and had children with her first two husbands, in 1940 she married her first husband, George Ward, who in 1960 was raised to the peerage Viscount Ward of Witley. Ann and Ward divorced in 1951 and she had two children with him, a son who died unmarried in his parents lifetime at the age of 40, and a daughter. On 7 August 1951 she married Richard Thurstan Holland-Martin, by whom she had two sons, Barnaby Robert and Giles Thurstan, they divorced in 1966, Ann Capels third and final husband was Peter Higgins. June Capel, Lady Hutchinson of Lullington, June was born after her father died, and he was apparently even unaware of her conception.
Thus, he made no provisions for her in his will, in 1948 June Capel married Franz Osborn, by whom she had a son Christopher. Arthur Capels living descendants include the Honourable Mrs Patrick Tritton and grandson Christopher Osborn, by his younger daughter June. French actor Olivier Sitruk played Capel in Coco Chanel, a French-Italian-British television film, alessandro Nivola played Capel in the film Coco avant Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou as Chanel. Anatole Taubman played him in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, timothy Dalton played him in the film Chanel Solitaire. Capels marriage to Diana Lister, and their offspring Monsignor Capel relative of Boy Capel Boy Capels Shipping Line Boy Capel and Coco Chanel in Deauville 1913
Wild Bunch (company)
Wild Bunch AG is a film distribution and international sales company, originally created in 1979 as Senator Film Verleih GmbH, which became Senator Entertainment AG. The name Wild Bunch comes from the French company Wild Bunch S. A. created in 2002, Senator Entertainment AG renamed itself Wild Bunch AG in July 2015. Wild Bunch is the international seller of Studio Ghiblis works, originally a division of StudioCanal, Wild Bunch S. A. was established as an independent company in 2002 by former employees of StudioCanal. In July 2014, the German film distributor Senator Entertainment and Wild Bunch announced their intention to join forces to launch an independent film distribution and production group, in February 2015, Senator Entertainment and Wild Bunch completed their merger. Senator Entertainment AG subsequently renamed themselves to Wild Bunch AG and will use Senator as a brand, in May 2015, Wild Bunch announce the founding of a new LA-based company, Insiders, to handle international sales of independent films.
In February 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a majority stake in this outfit has since sold to Bliss Media. Wild Bunch is a sales company and a pan-European film distributor. In France, Wild Bunch is a distributor and a video distributor through its subsidiary Wild Side. Wild Bunch positioned itself on the distribution market through its VoD/SVoD subsidiary Filmo TV. Apart from its international activities, Wild Bunch is a direct distributor in Italy, in Germany. Wild Bunch manages more than 1700 titles, the Kings Speech by Tom Hooper in 2011, Best Feature, Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Actor in a leading role for Colin Firth and Best Original Screenplay. Pans Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro in 2007, Best Art Direction, march of the Penguins by Luc Jacquet in 2006, Best Documentary. Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki in 2003, Best Animated Feature, the Kid with a Bike by Dardenne brothers in 2011, Grand Prix The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius en 2011, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin Poliss by Maïwenn in 2011, Prix du Jury.
Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael in 2009, Golden Osella The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky in 2008, Golden Door by Emanuele Crialese in 2006, Silver Lion. Mary by Abel Ferrara in 2005, Special Jury Prize, the Magdalene Sisters by Peter Mullan in 2002, Golden Lion. The Wayward Cloud by Tsai Ming-liang in 2005, Siver Bear of Outstanding Artistic Achievement, spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki in 2002, Golden Bear. Official website Wild Bunch at the Internet Movie Database
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian-born composer and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century, Stravinskys compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. His Russian phase which continued with such as Renard, The Soldiers Tale. The works from this tended to make use of traditional musical forms, drawing on earlier styles. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures, Stravinsky was born on 17 June 1882 in Oranienbaum, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, the Russian imperial capital, and was brought up in Saint Petersburg. It is believed that Stravinsky’s ancestry is traceable back to the 17th and 18th centuries, to the bearers of the Soulima, ivan Sulima, was a famous Ukrainian hetman 1628–1635. Stravinskys family branch most likely came from Stravinskas, polonized Lithuanian land owners and it is still unclear to when exactly the Soulima part of the surname was dropped. Stravinsky recalled his schooldays as being lonely, saying that I never came across anyone who had any attraction for me.
Stravinsky began piano lessons as a boy, studying music theory. In 1890, he saw a performance of Tchaikovskys ballet The Sleeping Beauty at the Mariinsky Theatre, despite his enthusiasm for music, his parents expected him to study law. Stravinsky enrolled at the University of Saint Petersburg in 1901, Stravinskys father died of cancer that year, by which time his son had already begun spending more time on his musical studies than on law. Thereafter, he concentrated on studying music, in 1905, he began to take twice-weekly private lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov, whom he came to regard as a second father. These lessons continued until Rimsky-Korsakovs death in 1908, in 1905 Stravinsky was betrothed to his cousin Katherine Gavrylivna Nosenko, whom he had known since early childhood. Diaghilev was sufficiently impressed by Fireworks to commission Stravinsky to carry out some orchestrations and to compose a ballet score. The early period of Igor Stravinsky’s work would be incomplete without a research of his life while in Ukraine.
From approximately 1890 till 1914 the composer was frequently visiting Ustyluh, town in Volyn Oblast and he spent most of his summers there and that’s where he met his cousin, Katherine Nosenko who he married in 1906. In 1907 Stravinsky designed and built his own house in Ustyluh where his own family stayed often during summer times until 1914 and his new Ukrainian home he called “My heavenly place”. In this house Igor Stravinsky worked on his seventeen early compositions, among which were orchestral fantasy Fireworks, ballets Firebird, currently, after its renovation this house is the only composers house-museum opened to the public
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the quality press market category. It is published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News UK, Times Newspapers publishes The Times. The two papers were founded independently and have been under common ownership only since 1966 and they were bought by News International in 1981. The Sunday Times occupies a dominant position in the quality Sunday market, its circulation of just under one million equals that of its rivals, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer. While some other national newspapers moved to a format in the early 2000s. It sells more than twice as many copies as its sister paper, The Times, the Sunday Times has acquired a reputation for the strength of its investigative reporting – much of it by its award-winning Insight team – and for its wide-ranging foreign coverage. It has a number of writers and commentators including Jeremy Clarkson. It was Britains first multi-section newspaper and remains substantially larger than its rivals, a typical edition contains the equivalent of 450 to 500 tabloid pages.
Besides the main section, it has standalone News Review, Sport, Money. There are three magazines and two tabloid supplements and it publishes The Sunday Times Bestseller List of books in Britain, and a list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, focusing on UK companies. It organises The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, held annually, and The Sunday Times Festival of Education, the paper began publication on 18 February 1821 as The New Observer, but from 21 April its title was changed to the Independent Observer. On 20 October 1822 it was reborn as The Sunday Times, in January 1823, White sold the paper to Daniel Whittle Harvey, a radical politician. The paper was bought in 1887 by Alice Cornwell, whose father George Cornwell made a fortune in mining in Australia and she sold it in 1893 to Frederick Beer, who already owned Observer. Beer appointed his wife, Rachel Sassoon Beer, as editor and she was already editor of Observer – the first woman to run a national newspaper – and continued to edit both titles until 1901.
There was a change of ownership in 1903, and in 1915 the paper was bought by William Berry and his brother, Gomer Berry, ennobled as Lord Camrose. In 1943, the Kemsley Newspapers Group was established, with The Sunday Times becoming its flagship paper, at this time, Kemsley was the largest newspaper group in Britain. On 12 November 1945, Ian Fleming, who created James Bond, joined the paper as foreign manager, the following month, circulation reached 500,000. On 28 September 1958 the paper launched a separate Review section, in 1959 the Kemsley group was bought by Lord Thomson, and in October 1960 circulation reached one million for the first time
Garches is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.9 km from the centre of Paris, Garches has remained largely residential, but is the location of Raymond Poincaré University Hospital, which specialises in traumatology, road accidents and physiotherapy. Monuments in Rue du 19 janvier and Rue du Colonel de Rochebrune commemorate the events, construction of the church began in 1298 following the canonisation of St. Louis, as recorded on the plaque at the entrance. It was the first church in France dedicated to St. Louis, the spire was rebuilt in 1988, the cross reconsecrated in 1989, the carved tympanum restored in 1990, and interior and façade renovation carried out beginning in 1995. A bell dated to 1787 was classified as a monument on 27 April 1944. The cemetery adjacent to the church was moved in 1930 and contains the graves of some people, including jazz musician Sidney Bechet. Garches is served by Garches – Marnes-la-Coquette station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line and by 9 bus lines linking it with Paris and other suburbs. R. E. A.
Jacques Brel Specialized senior high schools in the include, Lycée Jean Monnet - Montrouge Lycée Toulouse Lautrec - Vaucresson There is a private school in the commune. Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine department INSEE Official site
The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America. The company never performed in Russia, where the Revolution disrupted society, after its initial Paris season, the company had no formal ties there. It introduced European and American audiences to tales, the influence of the Ballets Russes lasts to the present day. The French plural form of the name, “Ballets Russes, ” specifically refers to the company founded by Sergei Diaghilev and active during his lifetime. ”To add to the confusion, some publicity material spelt the name in the singular. The names “Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo” and “The Original Ballet Russe” refer to companies that formed after Diaghilevs death in 1929, Sergei Diaghilev, the companys impresario, was chiefly responsible for its success. He was uniquely prepared for the role, born into a wealthy Russian family of vodka distillers, he was accustomed to moving in the upper-class circles that provided the companys patrons and benefactors.
In 1890 he enrolled at the Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg, from childhood, Diaghilev had been passionately interested in music. His ambition to become a composer was dashed when Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov told him he had no talent, in 1898, several members of The Pickwickians founded the journal Mir iskusstva under the editorship of Diaghilev. As early as 1902, Mir iskusstva included reviews of concerts, the latter were chiefly written by Alexandre Benois, who exerted considerable influence on Diaghilevs thinking. Mir iskusstva sponsored exhibitions of Russian art in St. Petersburg and its enormous success created a Parisian fascination with all things Russian. Diaghilev organized a 1907 season of Russian music at the Paris Opéra, in 1908, Diaghilev returned to the Paris Opéra with six performances of Mussorgskys opera Boris Godunov, starring basso Fyodor Chaliapin. The performances were a sensation, though the costs of producing grand opera were crippling, in 1909, Diaghilev presented his first Paris Saison Russe devoted exclusively to ballet.
Most of this company were resident performers at the Imperial Ballet of Saint Petersburg. The first seasons featured a variety of works chiefly choreographed by Michel Fokine, including Le Pavillon dArmide, the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, Les Sylphides. The season included Le Festin, a set by several choreographers to music by several Russian composers. The Ballets Russes was noted for the standard of its dancers, most of whom had been classically trained at the great Imperial schools in Moscow. Their high technical standards contributed a great deal to the success in Paris. The Ballets Russes was even more remarkable for raising the status of the dancer, largely ignored by choreographers
Misia Sert was a pianist of Polish descent who hosted an artistic salon in Paris. She was a patron and friend of artists, for whom she regularly posed. Maria Zofia Olga Zenajda Godebska was born March 30,1872 in Tsarskoye Selo, outside of St. Petersburg and her father, Cyprian Godebski was a renowned Polish sculptor and professor at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Her mother, Zofia Servais, of Russian-Belgian extraction, was the daughter of noted Belgian cellist, aware of her husband’s propensity to engage in extra-marital affairs, a concerned, pregnant Zofia traveled to Tsarskoye Selo, where she surprised Godebski who was living with his current mistress. Zofia Godebska died after giving birth to her daughter, thereafter called Misia, the infant was sent to live with her maternal Servais grandparents in Brussels. It was a household which hosted concerts performed by noted musicians. Franz Liszt was a friend of the family and it was in this environment that Sert received her musical education, her grandfather teaching her to read music while she was not much more than an infant.
Under his mentorship, she became a gifted pianist, serts father remarried several times, ultimately reclaiming his daughter and bringing her to live with him and her newest stepmother in Paris. Sert missed the ambiance of her home in Brussels. At age fifteen, an argument with her stepmother caused Sert to leave home and move to London, after several months she returned to Paris, taking her own lodgings and supporting herself by teaching piano to students referred by Fauré. At age 21 Sert married her twenty-year-old cousin Thadée Natanson, a Polish émigré, Natanson frequented the haunts favored by the artistic and intellectual circles of Paris. He became involved in political causes, championing the ideals of socialism, which he shared with his friend Leon Blum, henri de Toulouse-Lautrec enjoyed playing bartender at Natansons parties, and became known for serving a potent cocktail— a drink of colorful layered liqueurs dubbed the Pousse-Café. All were mesmerized by the charm and youth of their hostess, in 1889, Natanson debuted La Revue blanche, a periodical committed to nurturing new talent and showcasing the work of the post-Impressionists, Les Nabis.
Sert became the muse and symbol of La Revue blanche, appearing in advertising posters created by Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Vuillard, a portrait of Sert by Renoir is now in the Tate Gallery. Marcel Proust used Sert as the prototype for the characters of Princess Yourbeletieff, natanson’s La Revue blanche coupled with his political activism required an influx of capital, which he alone was unable to supply. Needing a benefactor, he approached Alfred Edwards, a newspaper magnate, Edwards had become enamored with Sert and had taken her as his mistress in 1903. He would supply money, but only on the condition that Natanson relinquish his wife to him, on February 24,1905, Sert became the wife of Alfred Edwards. Sert and her new husband took up an opulent lifestyle in their apartment on Rue de Rivoli, here Sert continued welcoming artists and musicians in her home
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations and he could dance en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time and was admired for his seemingly gravity-defying leaps. Nijinsky was introduced to dance by his parents, who were senior dancers with the travelling Setov opera company and his older brother Stanislav Fomitch and younger sister Bronislava Nijinska became dancers. At age nine Nijinsky was accepted at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, in 1907 he graduated and became a member of the Imperial Ballet, starting at the rank of coryphée instead of in the corps de ballet, already taking starring roles. His sister Bronia became a dancer and choreographer, working closely with him for much of his career, in 1909 he joined the Ballets Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev.
The impresario took the Russian Ballets to Paris, where high-quality productions such as those of the Imperial Ballet were not known, Nijinsky became the companys star male dancer, causing an enormous stir amongst audiences whenever he performed. In ordinary life he appeared unremarkable and was withdrawn in conversation, in 1912 Nijinsky began choreographing original ballets, including Laprès-midi dun faune to music by Claude Debussy and Till Eulenspiegel. At the premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps in Paris, with music by Igor Stravinsky, faune caused controversy because of its sexually suggestive final scene. Nijinsky originally conceived Jeux as an interaction among three males, although Diaghilev insisted it be danced by one male and two females. In 1913 Nijinsky married Hungarian Romola de Pulszky while on tour with the company in South America and she had stalked the company and Nijinsky since 1912. The marriage caused a break with Diaghilev, who soon dismissed Nijinsky from the company, the couple had two daughters together and Tamara Nijinska.
With no alternative available, Nijinsky tried to form his own company. He was interned in Budapest, Hungary during World War I and he was finally permitted to leave after intervention by Diaghilev and international leaders, he was allowed to go to New York for an American tour. Calls for his release had been made by Alfonso XIII of Spain, Nijinsky became increasingly mentally unstable with the stresses of having to manage tours himself and deprived of opportunities to dance, which had always been his total obsession. After a tour of South America in 1917, and due to travel difficulties imposed by the war and his mental condition deteriorated, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1919 and committed to an asylum for the first time. For the next 30 years, he was in and out of institutions, Vaslav Nijinsky was born in 1889 or 1890 in Kiev, Russian Empire, as Wacław Niżyński, to ethnic Polish parents, touring dancers Tomasz Niżyński and Eleonora Bereda. He identified himself as Polish although he grew up in the interior of Russia with his parents, along with her two brothers and two sisters, was orphaned while still a child.
She started to earn a living as an extra in Warsaws Grand Theatre Ballet, in 1868 her talent was spotted and she moved to Kiev as a solo dancer