The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, United States. It is the flagship paper of the Sun-Times Media Group, with the biggest circulation in Chicago and the 9th overall in the US; the Chicago Sun-Times claims to be the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the city. That claim is based on the 1844 founding of the Chicago Daily Journal, the first newspaper to publish the rumor, now believed false, that a cow owned by Catherine O'Leary was responsible for the Chicago fire; the Evening Journal, whose West Side building at 17–19 S. Canal was undamaged, gave the Chicago Tribune a temporary home until it could rebuild. Though the assets of the Journal were sold to the Chicago Daily News in 1929, its last owner Samuel Emory Thomason immediately launched the tabloid Chicago Daily Illustrated Times; the modern paper grew out of the 1948 merger of the Chicago Sun, founded December 4, 1941 by Marshall Field III, the Chicago Daily Times. The newspaper was owned by Field Enterprises, controlled by the Marshall Field family, which acquired the afternoon Chicago Daily News in 1959 and launched WFLD television in 1966.
When the Daily News ended its run in 1978, much of its staff, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko, were moved to the Sun-Times. During the Field period, the newspaper had a populist, progressive character that leaned Democratic but was independent of the city's Democratic establishment. Although the graphic style was urban tabloid, the paper was well regarded for journalistic quality and did not rely on sensational front-page stories, it ran articles from The Washington Post/Los Angeles Times wire service. Among the most prominent members of the newspaper's staff was cartoonist Jacob Burck, hired by the Chicago Times in 1938, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1941 and continued with the paper after it became the Sun-Times, drawing nearly 10,000 cartoons over a 44-year career; the advice column "Ask Ann Landers" debuted in 1943. Ann Landers was the pseudonym of staff writer Ruth Crowley, who answered readers' letters until 1955. Eppie Lederer, sister of "Dear Abby" columnist Abigail van Buren, assumed the role thereafter as Ann Landers.
"Kup's Column", written by Irv Kupcinet made its first appearance in 1943. Jack Olsen joined the Sun-Times as editor-in-chief in 1954, before moving on to Time and Sports Illustrated magazines and authoring true-crime books. Hired as literary editor in 1955 was Hoke Norris, who covered the civil-rights movement for the Sun-Times. Jerome Holtzman became a member of the Chicago Sun sports department after first being a copy boy for the Daily News in the 1940s, he and Edgar Munzel, another longtime sportswriter for the paper, both would end up honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Famed for his World War II exploits, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin made the Sun-Times his home base in 1962; the following year, Mauldin drew one of his most renowned illustrations, depicting a mourning statue of Abraham Lincoln after the November 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. Two years out of college, Roger Ebert became a staff writer in 1966, a year was named Sun-Times's film critic.
He continued in this role for the remainder of his life. In 1975, a new sports editor at the Sun-Times, Lewis Grizzard, spiked some columns written by sportswriter Lacy J. Banks and took away a column Banks had been writing, prompting Banks to tell a friend at the Chicago Defender that Grizzard was a racist. After the friend wrote a story about it, Grizzard fired Banks. With that, the editorial employees union intervened, a federal arbitrator ruled for Banks and 13 months he got his job back. A 25-part series on the Mirage Tavern, a saloon on Wells Street bought and operated by the Sun-Times in 1977, exposed a pattern of civic corruption and bribery, as city officials were investigated and photographed without their knowledge; the articles received considerable publicity and acclaim, but a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize met resistance from some who believed the Mirage series represented a form of entrapment. In March 1978, the venerable afternoon publication the Chicago Daily News, sister paper of the Sun-Times, went out of business.
The two newspapers shared the same office building. James F. Hoge, Jr. editor and publisher of the Daily News, assumed the same positions at the Sun-Times, which retained a number of the Daily News's editorial personnel. In 1980, the Sun-Times hired syndicated TV columnist Gary Deeb away from the rival Chicago Tribune. Deeb left the Sun-Times in the spring of 1983 to try his hand at TV, he joined Chicago's WLS-TV in September 1983. In July 1981, prominent Sun-Times investigative reporter Pam Zekman, part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team with the Chicago Tribune in 1976, announced she was leaving the Sun-Times to join WBBM-TV in Chicago in August 1981 as chief of its new investigative unit. "Salary wasn't a factor," she told the Tribune. "The station showed a commitment to investigative journalism. It was something I wanted to try."Pete Souza left the Sun-Times in 1983 to become official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan until his second term's end in 1989. Souza returned to that position to be the official photographer for President Barack Obama.
Baseball writer Jerome Holtzman defected from the Sun-Times to the Tribune in late 1981, while Mike Downey left Sun-Times sports in September 1981 to be a columnist at the Detroit Free Press. In January 1984, noted Sun-Times business reporter James Warren quit to join the rival Chicago Tribune, he became the Tribune's Washington bureau chief and its managing editor for features. In 1984, Field Enterprises co-owners, half-brothers Marshall Field
Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann is an American film and television actress best known for her roles on Sleepless in Seattle and Then, Transparent and Girls, which garnered her nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, respectively. Additionally, she is remembered as a child actress from the films Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck and Then, Volcano. Hoffmann was born in New York, her mother, Viva, is an actress and former Warhol superstar, her father, Anthony Herrera, was a soap opera actor best known for his role as James Stenbeck from As the World Turns. Viva and Herrera were estranged shortly after Hoffmann's birth, her father did not have a significant presence in her life. Hoffmann's birth is documented in Brigid Berlin's The Andy Warhol Diaries. An entry dated January 10, 1982, two days after Hoffmann was born, says that a friend of Warhol's telephoned Warhol and told him that they were going to the Chelsea Hotel to see Viva and her new baby.
Hoffmann's mother was raised in a devout Catholic family on Long Island, the daughter of an attorney. She was married to director Michel Auder in 1969. Gaby has a half-sister, Alexandra "Alex" Auder, 11 years older and teaches yoga in New York City. Hoffmann's father was raised in Mississippi by his maternal grandparents. An instructor at Columbia University and a World War 1 veteran. Herrera died in 2011 from cancer. Hoffmann attended elementary school in Manhattan at P. S. 3 on Hudson Street in the West Village another school in Hell's Kitchen. After she moved to Los Angeles in 1994, she attended the Buckley School, before graduating from Calabasas High School in 1999; until July 1993, Hoffmann lived in Manhattan's Chelsea Hotel, which Hoffmann said she enjoyed. According to Hoffmann and her best friend Talya Shomron would roller-skate in the hallways, spy on the drug dealer across the hall, persuade the bellman to go to the neighborhood delicatessen at night to fetch them ice cream. Hoffmann recalled, "I grew up in downtown New York in the'80s.
I have a friend who grew up with me, she puts it well. She says,'If you grew up where we grew up, if you weren't an artist, a drag queen, queer, or a drug addict you were the freak.' I grew up in a world where I guess what is considered unusual or abnormal for the rest of America was much considered the norm." She reported in an interview that there had been gunfire and a rape at the hotel shortly before they moved out of it. Hoffmann and her mother left the Chelsea Hotel after a long-standing dispute with the management that ended in eviction. Regardless, Gaby's connection to the hotel resulted in a significant effect on her future; the idea for the 1994 sitcom Someone Like Me originated after Gail Berman read a New York Times article about the hotel which referred to a children's book that Viva and friend Jane Lancellotti wrote, Gaby at the Chelsea. Berman became the show's producer; when Hoffmann was 11, after leaving the Chelsea and her mother moved to the west coast to a two-bedroom rented house in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, badly damaged in the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake.
While regrouping their living situation and her mother temporarily lived at The Oceana Suites Hotel in Santa Monica, California. After she graduated from Calabasas High School in 1999, Hoffmann followed her half-sister Alex's example and entered New York's Bard College to pursue a degree in literature and writing. Around 2001, she temporarily left her acting career to complete her studies and graduated in 2004. After college, she spent much of her 20s drifting, she interned with a chef in Italy, trained to be a doula after helping deliver Alex's children. For a time, Hoffmann and a boyfriend lived in an old trailer in the Catskill Mountains. Hoffmann began her acting career at the age of four to help pay the family bills by acting in commercials. In 1989, she starred in Field of Dreams, with Kevin Costner. 1989's Uncle Buck followed, working beside up-and-coming child star Macaulay Culkin. However, she grew temporarily retired. Upon hearing that Culkin was making a lot of money in feature films, her "competitive spirit got the best of her", as she put it, she re-entered the profession.
She went on to star in This Is My Life, Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and The Man Without a Face with Mel Gibson. According to Hoffmann, it was the praise she received for her performance in This is My Life which encouraged her to pursue a full-time acting career in Hollywood as it gave her the confidence she needed to handle major roles. In 1994, Hoffmann was given the starring role in her own sitcom Someone Like Me about a young girl and her dysfunctional family. Although well received, the show only lasted six episodes. Publicity work for the show included personal appearances by Hoffmann on late night talk shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. After Someone Like Me, Hoffmann won the lead role oppo
George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva was an American songwriter, film producer and record executive. He wrote or co-wrote many popular songs and along with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs, he founded Capitol Records. DeSylva was born in New York City, but grew up in California and attended the University of Southern California, where he joined the Theta Xi Fraternity, his father, Aloysius J. De Sylva, was better known to American audiences as the Portuguese-born actor, Hal De Forrest, his mother, Georgetta Miles Gard, was the daughter of Los Angeles police chief George E. Gard. DeSylva's first successful songs were those used by Al Jolson on Broadway in the 1918 Sinbad production, which included "I'll Say She Does". Soon thereafter he met Jolson and in 1918 the pair went to New York and DeSylva began working as a songwriter in Tin Pan Alley. In the early 1920s, DeSylva worked with composer George Gershwin. Together they created the experimental one-act jazz opera Blue Monday set in Harlem, regarded as a forerunner to Porgy and Bess ten years later.
In April 1924, DeSylva married a Ziegfeld Follies dancer. In 1925, DeSylva became one third of the songwriting team with lyricist Lew Brown and composer Ray Henderson, one of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the era; the team was responsible for the song Magnolia, popularized by Lou Gold's orchestra. The writing and publishing partnership continued until 1930, producing a string of hits and the perennial Broadway favorite Good News; the popularity of this team was so great that Gershwin's mother chided her sons for not being able to write the sort of hits turned out by the trio. DeSylva joined ASCAP in 1920 and served on the ASCAP board of directors between 1922 and 1930, he became a producer of screen musicals. DeSylva went under contract to Fox Studios. During this tenure, he produced movies such as The Little Colonel, The Littlest Rebel, Captain January, Poor Little Rich Girl and Stowaway. In 1941, he became the Executive Producer at Paramount Pictures, a position he would hold until 1944.
At Paramount, he was an uncredited executive producer for Double Indemnity, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Story of Dr. Wassell and The Glass Key. Betty Hutton always credited DeSylva for launching her film career; the Paramount all-star extravaganza Star Spangled Rhythm, which takes place at the Paramount film studio in Hollywood, features a fictional movie executive named "B. G. DeSoto", a parody of DeSylva. In 1942, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Wallichs and DeSylva together founded Capitol Records, he founded the Cowboy label. He is sometimes credited as: Buddy De Sylva, Buddy DeSylva, Bud De Sylva, Buddy G. DeSylva and B. G. DeSylva. Buddy DeSylva died in Hollywood, aged 55, is buried at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Desylva, Buddy, B. G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson. Good News: vocal selection.: Chappell, n.d. OCLC 495863850 Henderson, Ray, B. G. De Sylva, Bud Green. Alabamy Bound. New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, 1925. OCLC 645628000 De Sylva, B. G. Lew Brown, Ray Henderson. Magnolia.
1927. OCLC 918927178 Sonny Boy 1919 - La La Lucille 1922 - George White's Scandals of 1922 1922 - Orange Blossoms 1922 - The Yankee Princess 1923 - George White's Scandals of 1923 1924 - Sweet Little Devil 1924 - George White's Scandals of 1924 music by George Gershwin 1925 - Big Boy 1925 - Tell Me More! 1925 - George White's Scandals of 1925 1925 - Captain Jinks 1926 - George White's Scandals of 1926 1926 - Queen High 1927 - Good News 1927 - Manhattan Mary 1928 - George White's Scandals of 1928 1928 - Hold Everything! 1929 - Follow Thru 1930 - Flying High 1932 - Take a Chance Stepping Sisters My Weakness The Stork Club The 1956 Hollywood film The Best Things in Life Are Free, starring Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, depicted the De Sylva and Henderson collaboration. Ewen, David. Great Men of American Popular Song ASIN: B000OKLHXU Green, Stanley; the World Of Musical Comedy. Publisher: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80207-4 Buddy DeSylva at the Internet Broadway Database Buddy G. DeSylva on IMDb Buddy DeSylva and the 1909 Copyright Act Buddy DeSylva at the Internet Archive
Carlo Di Palma
Carlo Di Palma was an Italian cinematographer, renowned for his work on both color and black-and-white films, whose most famous collaborations were with Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen. Carlo Di Palma was born into a poor Roman family. In an interview shortly before his death, Di Palma recounted his childhood memories of observing his father in action: "I'd run to the studio or the location, watch my father work. I was fascinated by the whole experience. I would watch. All of the people that were on the location were pleasant to me. I was quiet and observant, so with that they let me stay on set. I would watch many different directors over and over." Di Palma's collaborations with Antonioni included Il deserto rosso. With Woody Allen, he worked on Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Alice and Fog, Husbands and Wives, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bullets over Broadway, Don't Drink the Water, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, Deconstructing Harry, he worked with many other noted film directors during his long and productive career.
He is a little-known film director. Carlo Di Palma moved from Italy to the United States in 1983, he won a Silver Ribbon for best cinematography four times: in 1965 for Il deserto rosso, in 1967 for L'armata Brancaleone, in 1993 for Shadows and Fog, in 1997 for Mighty Aphrodite, as well as the Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema award in 2003. Di Palma was hired to shoot Allen's film Anything Else, started location scouting before failing an insurance physical, required for all key personnel on the crew, resulting in his replacement by Darius Khondji, to Di Palma's great disappointment, as he had been eager to work again after having been on the sidelines for the past six years. In the 1980s, Di Palma married an exporter of Italian films, she nursed him through his final illness. Carlo Di Palma on IMDb Carlo Di Palma at Find a Grave Carlo Di Palma interview, by Nicholas Pasquariello in April, 1974
My Baby Just Cares for Me
"My Baby Just Cares for Me" is a jazz standard written by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by Gus Kahn. Written for the film version of the musical comedy Whoopee!, the song became a signature tune for Eddie Cantor who sang it in the movie. A stylized version of the song by Nina Simone, recorded in 1957, was a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom after it was used in a 1987 perfume commercial and resulted in a renaissance for Simone. Simone recorded the song in late 1957 for her debut album, Little Girl Blue, released the following year; the track remained obscure until 1987, when it was used in a UK television commercial for Chanel No. 5 perfume. To follow up this exposure, the track was released as a single by Charly Records, entering the UK Singles Chart on October 31, 1987 and becoming, after a peak at number 5, one of Simone's biggest hits 29 years after her previous chart entry; this single made the top 10 in several European single charts and peaked at number one in the Dutch Top 40. The Simone version of the song was featured on the soundtrack for the 1992 film Peter's Friends, the 1994 film Shallow Grave, the 1996 film Stealing Beauty.
In 1987 a claymation music video was directed by Peter Lord. The video prominently features live action footage showing details of a piano, brushes on a snare drum, a double bass as they play the song; the two focal characters are represented by a singing cat in a club and the cat, in love with her. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics George Stewart - My Lady Just Cares For Me on YouTube
Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is known for her role as Ren Stevens in the Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens, as the voice of the titular character in the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible. Romano was born in Milford, the youngest of four children of Anthony and Sharon Romano, she began her career at six years old when she was cast in several national tours of Broadway shows, including Annie, The Will Rogers Follies with Keith Carradine and The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. She made her first feature film appearance in 1996 as a singing "Chiquita Banana" in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, she appeared in Henry Fool and Looking for an Echo. Romano made her Broadway debut in 1998 as Mary Phagan in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown. In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects supplementing her work on Even Stevens with a starring role in Cadet Kelly, alongside Hilary Duff, voice acting as the title character in Kim Possible.
She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on Kim Possible. The show inspired an adventure scavenger hunt activity at Disney's Epcot which ran for over five years, as well as two Disney Channel movies Kim Possible: So the Drama and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, she voiced Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square game Kingdom Hearts. Throughout her teens and twenties, Romano starred in movies for ABC Family and Disney Channel, including Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold and The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream. Various other appearances include MTV's Kaya, CBS's Joan of Arcadia, The WB's Summerland and TNT's Hawthorne. In February 2004, Romano began a 31-week run as Belle in the Beast on Broadway, she reprised the role in Atlanta's 2005 Fox Theatre production of the Beast. In September 2008, she joined the Broadway company of Avenue Q as Kate Monster for several weeks, she starred as Michelle off-Broadway in White's Lies at New World Stages in 2010, alongside Betty Buckley and Tuc Watkins.
Romano penned a novel, Grace's Turn, for Disney literary subsidiary Hyperion, which received accolades by the New York Public Library as the 2007 Teenage Book of the Year. In 2012, she directed a music video for Steph Gold's "THE SUN", accepted into the Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012. Amongst other titles, Romano has appeared in many films since her Disney days including Lifetime's Deadly Daycare, Wes Craven's The Girl in the Photographs and Christmas with the Andersons. In March 2016, she directed her first feature, Christmas All Over Again starring Nickelodeon's Sean Ryan Fox and YouTube star Todrick Hall. Romano appeared as pop star Poppy Blu in the live action Kim Possible television movie which premiered on February 15, 2019. While working at Disney, Romano recorded songs as part of soundtracks for Kim Possible and other Disney projects, she first sang on the Disney Channel on a musical episode of Even Stevens which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Romano's debut album Greatest Disney Film Hits.
After her Broadway run of Beauty and the Beast Romano signed a record deal with Jason Flom at Atlantic Records. Flom was fired before Romano released Romano's deal was not honored, she continued to write music with Kara DioGuardi and The Matrix and placed her songs in several movies. After her singing career, Romano used her vocal talents to narrate for audiobooks, including Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin, Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne M. LaFleur, she narrated audiobooks "To Catch A Killer" by Sheryl Scarborough, "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits" by David Wong, "Kaledoscope Hearts" by Claire Contreras, the "Adventures of Owl Series" by Kristi Charish. On August 22, 2006, she published her own novel, Grace's Turn, for which she provided the narration as well. Romano received her degree in Film Studies. Romano and writer-producer Brendan Rooney met in February 2011 while she was studying at Barnard College, they became engaged in November and, after two years of engagement, married on December 31, 2013 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.
In June 2016, the couple announced. On August 31, 2018, she announced in People that she and Rooney were expecting their second child, a girl, to whom Romano gave birth in February 2019; the Broadway Kids At the Movies Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits Shared Songs: Soundtracks Official website Christy Carlson Romano on IMDb Christy Carlson Romano at the Internet Broadway Database Christy Carlson Romano at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Christy Carlson Romano at MTV Christy Carlson Romano at AllMovie Christy Carlson Romano at the TCM Movie Database "Christy Carlson Romano". TV Tropes. Christy Carlson Romano on Instagram
Sunny Side Up (1929 film)
Sunny Side Up is a 1929 American pre-Code Fox Movietone musical film starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, with original songs and dialogue by B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; the romantic comedy/musical premiered on October 1929, at the Gaiety Theatre in New York City. The film was directed by David Butler, had Multicolor sequences, a running time of 121 minutes; the film centres around a Will-they won't-they romance. Wealthy Jack Cromwell from Long Island runs off to New York City on account of his fiancee's relentless flirting, he attends an Independence Day block party where Molly Carr, from Yorkville, falls in love with him. Comic relief is provided by grocer Eric Swenson, above whose shop Molly and her flatmate, Bea Nichols, live. Gaynor performs a charming singing and dancing version of the song " Sunny Side Up" for a crowd of her neighbors, complete with top hat and cane. In the film, a lavish pre-Code dance sequence for the song "Turn on the Heat", including scantily clad and gyrating island women enticing bananas on trees to abruptly grow and stiffen, with the graphic metaphor lost on no one, occurs without Gaynor's participation.
Janet Gaynor as Molly Carr Charles Farrell as Jack Cromwell Marjorie White as Bea Nichols El Brendel as Eric Swenson Mary Forbes as Mrs. Cromwell Peter Gawthorne as Lake Sharon Lynn as Jane Worth The Times and The New York Times both express the opinion that the film, the singing voices of Gaynor and Farrell, are all tolerable if not worthy of praise. Despite the sugary sentimentality, the film is engaging, while the cinematography and special effects are impressive. Footage from Sunny Side Up was included in the comedy film It Came from Hollywood, which parodied B movies; the film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals – Nominated Several times throughout the film Gaynor sings the tune "I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All?" and, on one occasion, sings it impressively, according to the New York Times. The credits are: De Sylva & Brown; the song was punned by the Marx Brothers in the film Animal Crackers. Groucho asks his brother to "play the song about Montreal".
Chico asks, "Montreal?, Groucho replies, "I'm a dreamer, Montreal." The pun has been much-recycled not least in Stewart Parker's award-winning play I’m a Dreamer, Montreal. An early popular recording was by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra on October 16, 1929 with a vocal group including Bing Crosby and this reached the charts in 1929; the tune was recorded by John Coltrane in 1958 and included on his album Bahia. Another song in the film; this one would be used in Cold. Another song in the film that would be used as the theme song to the 1988 British sitcom Clarence. In the 1950s, the song was used as the theme song for Sunnyside Up, a variety program produced by HSV-7; the song's melody was adapted by the Essendon Football Club for its club song, "See the Bombers Fly Up", written by Kevin Andrews in 1959. A 1929 recording of the song by Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders plays during the closing credits of the 1973 film Paper Moon. List of early color feature films Sunny Side Up on IMDb I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All? on YouTube