Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo was a Swedish film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling, her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925, she stirred interest with Torrent. Garbo’s performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international star. Garbo's first talking film was Anna Christie. MGM marketers enticed the public with the tagline "Garbo talks!" That same year, she starred in Romance. For her performances in these films, she received the first of three Academy Award nominations for best actress. Academy rules at the time allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination for his or her work in more than one film. In 1932, her success allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract, she became selective about her roles.

She continued in films such as Mata Hari, Grand Hotel, Queen Christina. Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille to be her finest; the role gained her a second Academy Award nomination. However, Garbo's career soon declined and she was one of the many stars labeled box office poison in 1938, her career revived upon her turn to comedy in Ninotchka which earned her a third Academy Award nomination, but after the failure of Two-Faced Woman, she retired from the screen, at the age of 35, after acting in 28 films. After retiring, Garbo declined all opportunities to return to the screen. Shunning publicity, she led a private life. Garbo was an art collector whose collection, including works from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, Kees van Dongen, was worth millions of dollars when she died. Greta Lovisa Gustafsson was born in Södermalm, Sweden, she was the third, youngest, child of Anna Lovisa, who worked at a jam factory, Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer.

Garbo had an older brother, Sven Alfred, an older sister, Alva Maria. Garbo's parents met in Stockholm, he moved to Stockholm to become independent, worked as a street cleaner, factory worker and butcher's assistant. He married Anna; the Gustafssons were impoverished and lived in a three-bedroom cold-water flat at Blekingegatan No. 32. They raised their three children in a working-class district regarded as the city's slum. Garbo would recall: It was eternally grey—those long winter's nights. My father would be sitting in a corner. On the other side of the room, my mother is sighing. We children would be talking in low voices, or just sitting silently. We were filled with anxiety; such evenings are unforgettable for a sensitive girl. Where we lived, all the houses and apartments looked alike, their ugliness matched by everything surrounding us. Garbo was a shy daydreamer as a child, she preferred to play alone. Garbo was a natural leader, she directed her friends in make-believe games and performances, dreamed of becoming an actress.

Garbo would participate in amateur theatre with her friends and frequent the Mosebacke Theatre. At the age of 13, Garbo graduated from school, typical of a Swedish working-class girl at that time, she did not attend high school, she acknowledged a resulting inferiority complex. The Spanish flu spread throughout Stockholm in the winter of 1919 and Garbo's father, to whom she was close, became ill and lost his job. Garbo cared for him, he died in 1920. Garbo first worked as a soap-lather girl in a barber shop before taking a job in the PUB department store where she ran errands and worked in the millinery department. After modeling hats for the store's catalogues, Garbo earned a more lucrative job as a fashion model. In 1920, a director of film commercials for the store cast Garbo in roles advertising women's clothing, her first commercial premiered on 12 December 1920 In 1922, Garbo caught the attention of director Erik Arthur Petschler, who gave her a part in his short comedy, Peter the Tramp. From 1922 to 1924, she studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's Acting School in Stockholm.

She was recruited in 1924 by the Finnish director Mauritz Stiller to play a principal part in his film The Saga of Gösta Berling, a dramatization of the famous novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, which featured the actor Lars Hanson. Stiller became her mentor, training her as a film actress and managing all aspects of her nascent career, she followed her role in Gösta Berling with a starring role in the German film Die freudlose Gasse, directed by G. W. Pabst and co-starring Asta Nielsen. Accounts differ on the circumstances of her first contract with Louis B. Mayer, at that time vice president and general manager of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Victor Seastrom, a respected Swedish director at MGM, was a friend of Stiller and encouraged Mayer to meet him on a trip to Berlin. There are two recent versions of. In one, always looking for new talent, had done his research and was interested in Stiller, he made an offer, but Stiller demanded that Garbo be part of any contract, convinced that she would be an asset to his ca


Épône is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is situated on the left bank of the River Seine 40 kilometres west of Paris. Together with Mézières-sur-Seine and La Falaise, it forms a settlement of around 10,000 inhabitants, its inhabitants are known as Épônois. The name comes from the Latin Spedona and, according to Daniel Bricon, has no link to Epona the Gaulish goddess of horses and protector of horseriders. Situated in the north west of Yvelines at the confluence of the rivers Mauldre and Seine, Épône is located in the Mantois at around 10 kilometres to the east of Mantes-la-Jolie and 36 kilometres north west of Versailles; the commune is bordered by Gargenville to the north, Aubergenville and La Falaise to the east, Maule to the south east and Goussonville to the south west, Mézières-sur-Seine to the west. The commune is large, covering 1300 hectares in total, it consists of three main parts. The south: limestone plateaus, at an altitude of around 130 metres used for growing crops.

The hamlet of Vélannes is found here. The north: the river valley at an altitude of around 20 metres, used for agriculture, transport links, as well as housing around the railway. Centre: the old town, situated on the hillside around the tenth century church. Épône has a temperate climate of oceanic type, typical of the Ile-de-France region. The average temperatures vary between 2-5 °C in January to 14-25 °C in July. Annual rainfall is low at around 600 millimetres per year, with October to January the rainiest months; the majority of the commune is rural, with urban space accounting for around 20% of the total. The town area falls into three main groups; the urban area is more developed at the eastern end of the commune at the edge of the hamlet of Villeneuve, an additional hamlet of around a dozen homes in the area known as "Canada" at the southern end. Épône includes a part of the "garden city" of Élisabethville. Created in the 1920s and named after the queen of Belgium, the area became popular among Parisians looking to escape the city during the années folles for its beach on the banks of the Seine, its casino and 18-hole golf course.

It retains one of the first churches built from reinforced concrete, built in 1928 by the architect Paul Tournon and dedicated to Saint Theresa. The majority of the houses are detached, but there are around 600 homes in collective housing in the town centre council housing from the 1960s to accommodate employees of the Renault factory. Economic activity centres around the railway station in an industrial zone bordering the motorway and the RD133 road. Rural land is principally given to agriculture, with wooded land occupying an additional 20%. There is a small lake in the Seine valley near Élisabethville on the site of a former gravel pit now converted to a nature reserve. Hérault de Séchelles, former lord of Épône, representative of Seine-et-Oise in the National Convention, beheaded in 1794, author of Théorie de l'ambition, codicille politique pratique d’un jeune habitant d’Épône Alphonse Durand, architect. Died in Épône on August 4, 1882. Émile Sergent, professor of medicine, president of the Académie de médecine and director of Boucicaut Hospital, Paris during the Second World War.

Max Brusset, politician. Daniel Bricon and historian, author of a history of Épône. Worked at the château d'Épône owned by her father-in-law, Max Brusset. "Sponsorship" of Doïna-Girov, Romania organised by "Les Amis de Doïna Girov" to provide humanitarian help to the Romanian village. Schools: Three nursery schools: Les Pervenches, Les Lavandes, Les Perce-Neiges, Three primary schools: Jean de la Fontaine, Blaise Pascal, Louis Pasteur. Secondary school: Benjamin Franklin, home to 600 pupils from neighbouring communes Épône, Mézières-sur-Seine and La Falaise, its name is derived from the fact. Pupils then move to the Vincent van Gogh lycée at Aubergenville. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE Bardy Monique, La grande histoire des Yvelines, Édijac, 1989, ISBN 2-904625-25-6. Bricon Daniel, Épône raconté aux Épônois, histoire d'une petite ville de l'ouest parisien, Édition ville d'Épône, 2002, ISBN 2-904417-01-X. Lachiver Marcel, Histoire de Mantes et du Mantois à travers chroniques et mémoires des origines à 1792, Meulan, 1971.

Monographie de la commune d'Épône, Archives départementale des Yvelines, 1899. Mantes et son arrondissement, Victor Bourselet et Henri Clérisse, distribution: Société française du Livre, Mantes, 1933. L'église Saint-Béat d'Épône, Centre de recherches archéologiques de la région mantaise, special bulletin, 2007

South Iredell High School

South Iredell High School is a public school located near Troutman, North Carolina and is part of the Iredell-Statesville school system. South Iredell High is designated an Expected Growth School of Distinction by the North Carolina ABCs Accountability program, it educates students from surrounding areas including Troutman and south Statesville, North Carolina. The school was constructed in 1966 to replace Troutman High School; the school's enrollment was about 800 students in the 2005-2006 school year. Attendance was double that figure before 2002, when Lake Norman High School was created to alleviate South Iredell's overcrowding. In 2018 the school's enrollment had grown to just under 1600 students; the school has options for an IB Program. The school's mascot is the Viking and the school colors are navy blue and gold. South Iredell High School was the set for the 1989 made-for-television movie The Ryan White Story, based on the life of 13-year-old AIDS patient Ryan White. Who was a von Wilabrands Hemophilliac South Iredell High School has been in the North Piedmont Conference since the realignment for the 2017-2018 school year.

From 1966 the team has been coached by North Carolina and National Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach Bill Mayhew. He has won the 1997 Wrestling USA North Carolina Man of the Year, second all-time in coaching wins in North Carolina with a current total of 703 which would rank him in the top six of all time nationally. In 1998 he was featured in the Faces in the crowd after the 1998 season when he won his 500th coaching match. In the 2012 2AA State Championship football game, the South Iredell Vikings defeated the Carrboro Jaguars with a final score of 30-27; the team was led by Coach Scott Miller. In the 2015 the South Iredell Lady Vikings dominated over Asheboro high school in a 3-0 win for the 3A State Championship; the scores were 25-14, 25-11, 25-9 for the three sets. South Iredell was recognized by MaxPreps in the Tour of Champions; the team was led by assistant Coach Taylor Clendenin. The team had 7 seniors. Taylor Berg went to Limestone for volleyball and is now playing at UNC Charlotte for her sophomore year.

Myla King led her team with blocks her freshman season. Madison Peters ended up at UNC Wilmington for volleyball and played 19 matches in her freshman season. Julia Scoles went on to play at Chapel Hill, she was ACC Freshman of the Year in 2016 and was named to the 2017 U. S. Collegiate National Team; the other 3 seniors, went on to higher education. Batten and Wagoner played on their school's club teams; the best Cross Country runner in South Iredell history is Gavin Mouat. He ran a school record 15:40 5k at the 2017 Hounds Invitational in Charlotte, he did not run in college. The girls team record is a 19:00 set by Giavanna Sirianni at the 2015 NCHSAA 3A West Regional. Both Mouat and Sirianni graduated in 2018. Math teacher and assistant baseball coach, David Bergen coached the team for the fall 2019 season and P. E. teacher, Marissa Wingate coached the team the 2 previous years. The Head coach of both Indoor and Outdoor Track is Stephen Schmal. Assistant coaches include Football coach, Scott Miller for Jumpers and some workouts in indoor and outdoor, Coach Cooney for distance in outdoor, Coach Chambers for throwers in outdoor, Principal Ivey for pole vault in outdoor.

Notable track runners include the aforementioned Gavin Mouat, Cory Gaither, Olivia Cooney, all of whom graduated in 2018. Gaither runs at Davidson College and Cooney runs at Clemson University. Gaither led the state in the 300m Hurdles in 2018 with a time of 37.18. Cooney led the NCHSAA 3A class in the 400m Hurdles in 2017 with a time of 1:03.78. South Iredell High School website Iredell-Statesville Schools website North Carolina School Report Cards