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Born Yesterday (play)

Born Yesterday is a play written by Garson Kanin which premiered on Broadway in 1946, starring Judy Holliday as Billie Dawn. The play was adapted into a successful 1950 film of the same name. An uncouth, corrupt rich junk dealer, Harry Brock, brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn with him to Washington, D. C; when Billie's ignorance becomes a liability to Brock's business dealings, he hires a journalist, Paul Verrall, to educate his girlfriend. In the process of learning, Billie Dawn realizes how corrupt Harry is and begins interfering with his plans to bribe a Congressman into passing legislation that would allow Brock's business to make more money. Born Yesterday opened on February 4, 1946 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre and ran there until November 6, 1948, it remains the seventh longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history. Judy Holliday starred with Paul Douglas as Harry Brock and Gary Merrill as Paul Verrall. Written and directed by Garson Kanin, the scenic design was by Donald Oenslager and costume design by Ruth Kanin.

Jean Arthur was hired to play Billie but left during tryouts. For his performance as Harry Brock, Paul Douglas was awarded the 1946 Clarence Derwent Award for the most promising male performance. Original Broadway castPaul Douglas – Harry Brock Judy Holliday – Billie Dawn Gary Merrill – Paul Verrall Carroll Ashburn – The Assistant Manager Frank OttoEddie Brock Larry Oliver – Senator Norval Hedges Mona Bruns – Mrs. Hedges C. L. Burke – Waiter Ellen Hall – HelenJudy Holliday stayed in the role of Billie Dawn for over 1,200 performances. Replacements included Jan Sterling. A production mounted by the Negro Drama Group at Broadway's President Theatre, starring Edna Mae Robinson as Billie Dawn, Powell Lindsay as Harry Brock and Henry Scott as Paul Verrall, was given a full review in The New York Times on January 1, 1954, with the theatre critic mentioning that "... Mrs. Robinson is in private life the wife of Sugar Ray Robinson, the former welterweight and middleweight champion of the world" and that she " possessed of a natural flair for comedy.

With some judicious direction she could go a long way toward achieving spectacular success in the theatre."Although the production received positive reviews, it closed after five days. According to theatre scholar Jordan Schildcrout, the Watergate scandal brought renewed interest in Born Yesterday, with a surge of productions in the early 1970s starring Betty Grable, Sandy Dennis, Chita Rivera, Karen Valentine at major regional theatres, as well as Lynn Redgrave in a London revival directed by Tom Stoppard; the critic Michael Billington noted, "With the Watergate scandal coming to a head, the play seems as fresh and relevant as the day it was written." Kanin himself asserted, "When the play was written it was a fable, but after Watergate it became a documentary." The play was revived on Broadway in 1989. It opened at the 46th Street Theatre in previews on January 18, 1989 on January 29, 1989, closed on June 11, 1989 after 153 performances, it was directed by Josephine R. Abady and starred Edward Asner and Madeline Kahn, who received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play.

1989 revival castSource:New York Times Edward Asner – Harry Brock Madeline Kahn – Billie Dawn Franklin Cover – Ed Devery Daniel Hugh Kelly – Paul Verrall Joel Bernstein – Eddie Brock Charlotte Booker – Manicurist Peggy Cosgrave – Mrs. Hedges Heather Ehlers – Helen, a maid Paul Hebron – Another Bellhop, Waiter Gregory Jbara – Bellhop, Bootblack Ron Johnston – The Assistant Manager John Wylie – Senator Norval Hedges The second Broadway revival opened at the Cort Theatre for previews 31 March 2011, performances began on April 24, 2011; the show closed on 26 June 2011 after 73 performances. Produced by Frankie Grande and directed by Doug Hughes, the play starred Jim Belushi as Harry Brock, Nina Arianda as Billie Dawn and Robert Sean Leonard as Paul Verrall; the 2011 revival was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play. 2011 revival castJim Belushi as Harry Brock Nina Arianda as Billie Dawn Frank Wood as Ed Devery Robert Sean Leonard as Paul Verrall Michael McGrath as Eddie Brock Liv Rooth as A Manicurist Patricia Hodges as Mrs. Hedges Jennifer Regan as Helen, a maid Fred Arsenault as Bellhop #1 Danny Rutigliano as Bellhop #2/Bootblack Bill Christ as A Bellhop #3/Barber Andrew Weems as The Assistant Manager Terry Beaver as Senator Norval Hedges The 1950 film adaptation, made by Columbia Pictures with direction by George Cukor starred Judy Holliday and William Holden.

A 1993 remake directed by Luis Mandoki and released through Buena Vista Pictures, starred Melanie Griffith as Billie Dawn and'updated' the plot. Born Yesterday at the Internet Broadway Database

David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction

The David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction is a collection at the Clark Art Institute Library documenting the history of the development of photography from 1826 to the early 20th century, it includes all kinds of photography as well as articles. It was assembled by David A. Hanson. David A. Hanson is a photographer and art professor teaching at Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, he has been interested in the history of photography for many years about the technical side of it, has written books and articles about it, such as The Beginnings of Photographic Reproduction in the USA. He helped curate an exhibit called Photographs in Ink at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s art gallery; the collection had been compiled by Hanson for over 25 years. Hanson sold the collection to The Clark in 2000 and was accessioned in 2001. All of the collection is open to users; the collection is multinational containing the work of Americans and Germans. The collection is about 75 linear feet.

It has 1093 objects, including 599 books, 43 journals, 444 of various types of photographs such as collotypes, halftones and woodburytypes. It has coffee cards; the digital collection about 4500 images from the collection. A full list of the catalog can be found online. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library Collection at Internet Archive The Clark Digital Collection Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Clark Library


Tarkeshwar spelt "Tadkeshwar", is a town located in the Surat district, India, situated 36 km away from Surat and on the Kim-Mandvi Road north of the Tapti River. It belongs to the Mandavi Taluka of Surat Panchayat, is close to Bharuch District, it has a population of about 15,000 people, with a slight majority of Vohra Gujarati Muslims and the remainder Hindus of various castes, including a number of Tribal Hindus. Most of the families are engaged in agriculture; the town was a Rajput town called Bhim-Nagar derived from the name of Raja Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty, who ruled most of Gujarat at the time. During Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni's invasions into Gujarat, the town was both attacked and conquered by his armies, sometime between the years 1024-1026AD. Thirty-five thousand Ghaznavid soldiers are said to have conquered the town; this is attested by the fact that old stones can be found around the town with the name of the conqueror Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi engraved on them. Since Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni was himself of Turkic origin and his armies consisted of Turks and Afghans from Afghanistan/Afghan Turkestan after the conquest the town became known as Turk-sar, which in the Turkic language means'beset by the Turks'.

Over time, the words combined to form "Tarkeshwar". Most of the town's original Hindu population were killed; some Rajputs in the town are said to have converted to Islam. Some of his soldiers settled in the town and over time adopted the use of Rajput titles; the town has a subsequent history of foreign and local settlements including Parsis and Pashtuns. Four mausoleums dedicated to Muslim saints surround the town at all four directions, are said to give the town divine blessing. Two of the more famous saints are Maulana Nizamuddin Bajouri, an Afghan Pashtun from Bajour, who lived and died in Tadkeshwar in the 19th century, their graves are located together on a hill. Today, the majority of Tadkeshwar is populated by Muslims, about 40% are Hindus. Tadkeshwar has a large and old madrasa Darul uloom Falah-e-Darain, where hundreds of Muslim students from far afield as Sudan and Srinagar in India go to become ulama and qurrāʾ; the old mosque contains an inscription in Persian language. The town has its own water works system and electricity and telephone networks are provided to the whole town.

The town has its own bazaar, high school, three hospitals and two graveyards with many old stones. Tadkeshwar has two lignite mines and a canal; these mines were once rain forest. In 2014, 52 million-year-old amber encased fossil of a termite which thrived in ant colonies was discovered from lignite mines, it was the oldest known fossil of myrmecophily. The mausoleums of two saints Maulana Nizamuddin Bajouri, Shaikh Moosaji Mehtar are located in the village; the closest railhead is Kim. Muslim conquests in the Indian subcontinent Ghaznavid Empire List of tourist attractions in Surat "THE life & miracles OF HAZRAT SHAIKH MOOSAJI MEHTER TADKESHWARI".

Neal Tapio

Neal Tapio is an American businessman, South Dakota state senator, a former candidate for U. S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district. Tapio gained notoriety as an early supporter of Donald Trump and served as the Trump presidential campaign director for South Dakota. Neal Tapio was born in South Dakota. Tapio graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, South Dakota in 1988. Tapio attended Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Tapio, directly out of college, worked as a staff assistant to then-U. S. Senator Larry Pressler in Washington, D. C. for two years. He worked in the finance industry for Wells Fargo in South Dakota. Tapio founded New Horizon Homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Before entering the petroleum industry, Tapio worked in the ethanol industry, he worked as a director of an ethanol trade association. Tapio is Leasing in Watertown, South Dakota. Tapio's business has been involved in the oil industry in the Bakken formation.

During his time working in the oil fields, Tapio stated he worked 80 hours per week for 7 years having to resort to living in a tent due to housing shortages. Tapio sells his machines to Fortune 50 companies. In 2002, Tapio was the campaign director for Larry Diedrich's congressional bid in the 2002 U. S. House of Representatives election. Tapio was an early supporter of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015, he served as the Donald Trump's South Dakota campaign director for the 2016 U. S. presidential race. In 2016, Tapio upset state representative Roger Solum in the South Dakota State Senate District 5 Republican primary. Tapio ran unopposed in the November 2016 general election. Tapio was sworn into the South Dakota Senate on January 10, 2017. Tapio managed the South Dakota Trump campaign in the South Dakota primary and general elections. After securing the South Dakota primary, Tapio assisted the Trump Campaign in Northern Colorado for the general election. Tapio organized five rallies with Trump and two rallies with then-vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.

On January 28, 2018, Tapio announced bid to become a Republican candidate for U. S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district, he faced former PUC commissioner Dusty Johnson and secretary of state Shantel Krebs in the June 5, 2018 GOP primary. Following the election, Tapio returned to the oil fields of the Bakken formation. Tapio has stated he would declare a "state of emergency" over the Indian Reservations within South Dakota and would shift funding towards them in order to help alleviate various issues; as a state senator, Tapio received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and the National Association for Gun Rights. United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2018 Neal Tapio on Facebook

Philippus Zhao Huaiyi

Philippus Zhao Huaiyi was a Chinese Roman Catholic Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Beijing, China. Zhao was born Zhao Bingyi in Beijing, on October 4, 1880, his father died in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. Zhao was educated at a Catholic church in Beijing, he was ordained a priest on February 27, 1904. On May 10, 1926, he was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuanhua by the Pope Pius XI, he became one of six watched Chinese who were ordained by Pope Pius XI that year. On October 28, 1926, he and five other Chinese priests were ordained bishops by Pope Pius XI in Rome, they had traveled to France and other countries. He died in Beijing, on October 14, 1927