Arlene Carol Dahl is an American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She has three children, she is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Dahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, of Norwegian descent, to Idelle and Rudolph S. Dahl, a Ford Motor dealer and executive, she cites her year of birth as 1928, although her birth record, available through the Minnesota Historical Society, shows she was born on August 11, 1925. An August 13, 2014 article in The New York Social Diary by David Patrick Columbia, entitled "Losses and Gains", references her 89th birthday celebration with her husband and family; as a child, Dahl took elocution and dancing lessons and was active in theatrical events at Margaret Fuller Elementary School, Ramsey Junior High School and Washburn Senior High School. After graduating from Washburn High School, she held various jobs, including performing in a local drama group and working as a model for department stores.
Dahl's mother was involved in local amateur theatre. Dahl attended the University of Minnesota. A year after graduation from high school, Dahl went to Chicago where she was a buyer for Marshall and Brown and worked as a model, she travelled to New York where she auditioned for a part in the play Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston in 1945; this led to her getting the lead in another play, Questionable Ladies, seen by a talent scout from Hollywood. Dahl had an uncredited bit in Life with Father, she was promoted to leading lady in My Wild Irish Rose with Dennis Morgan, a big hit and led to an offer from MGM for a long-term contract. Dahl went to MGM to play a supporting role in The Bride Goes Wild, she remained there to play the female lead in a Red Skelton comedy A Southern Yankee. Both were popular. Eagle-Lion hired her to star as the female lead in Reign of Terror at MGM she acted opposite Van Johnson in Scene of the Crime, Robert Taylor in Ambush, Joel McCrea in The Outriders, Fred Astaire and Skelton in Three Little Words, Skelton again in Watch the Birdie.
Of these MGM movies only Outriders was not profitable. MGM gave Dahl the lead Inside Straight and No Questions Asked. Both flopped. Dahl was hired by Pine-Thomas Productions who signed her to a multi-picture contract and put her in a swashbuckler with John Payne, Caribbean Gold, she went to Universal to co star with Alan Ladd in a French Foreign Legion story, Desert Legion Pine-Thomas used her again in Jamaica Run and Sangaree. She supported Bob Hope in the comedy Here Come the Girls. Dahl and Lamas reunited on The Diamond Queen at Warners. In 1953 Dahl played Roxanne on stage in a short lived revival of Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Jose Ferrer. Dahl played the ambitious Carol Talbot in Woman's World at Fox, she was Rock Hudson's leading lady in Universal's adventure war film Bengal Rifles, she began writing a syndicated beauty column in 1952, opened Arlene Dahl Enterprises in 1954, marketing cosmetics and designer lingerie. Dahl began appearing on television, including episodes of Lux Video Theatre and The Ford Television Theatre.
Dahl was both a mystery guest and a panelist on the CBS game show What's My Line?. In 1953, she hosted ABC's anthology series The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, she and John Payne were reunited in a film noir, Slightly Scarlet, alongside Rhonda Fleming, another red-haired star. Dahl made some films in England for Columbia: Wicked as They Come and Fortune Is a Woman. In 1957 she sued Columbia for $1 million saying the film's advertisements for Wicked as They Come were "lewd" and "degraded" her. A judge threw out the suit. Dahl hosted the short-lived TV series Opening Night and had the female lead in the adventure movie Journey to the Center of the Earth, opposite James Mason and Pat Boone, she was injured on set making the latter. In 1960, she played the role of Lucy Belle in the episode "That Taylor Affair" of Riverboat, alongside Darren McGavin; the same year she announced her retirement from acting. The marriage did not last but Dahl diversified her work to become a lecturer, beauty consultant as well as continuing her acting.
She had a supporting role in Kisses for My President and could be seen on TV in Burke's Law, Theatre of Stars. Dahl appeared in the films Land Raiders, The Pleasure Pit, Du blé en liasses, her focus was on business by now. After closing her company in 1967, she began working as a vice president at ad agency Kenyon and Eckhardt that same year. In a 1969 interview she said her old films were "such an embarassment." Dahl moved to Sears Roebuck as director of beauty products in 1970, earning nearly $750,000 annually, but left in 1975 to found her short-lived fragrance company Dahlia. Dahl returned to Broadway in the early 1970s, replacing Lauren Bacall in the role of Margo Channing in Applause, she had a role on the soap opera All My Children and guest starred on Love, American Style, Jigsaw John, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat. She made a TV movie The Deadly Dream; however she was more focused on business promoting her perfume line. "I like acting," she said in 1978, "but I had better like business better or I'll lose my shirt."
In 1981, Dahl declared bankruptcy, with liabilities of a million dollars and assets of onl
Kilroy Was Here (1947 film)
Kilroy Was Here is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Phil Karlson and written by Dick Irving Hyland. The film stars Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan, Wanda McKay, Frank Jenks, Norman Phillips Jr. and Rand Brooks. The film was released on July 1947, by Monogram Pictures, it was followed a year be a sequel French Leave. Jackie Cooper as John J. Kilroy Jackie Coogan as Pappy Collins Wanda McKay as Connie Harcourt Frank Jenks as Butch Miller Norman Phillips Jr. as Elmer Hatch Rand Brooks as Rodney Meadows Barton Yarborough as Prof. Thomas Shepherd Frank J. Scannell as 1st Cab Driver Patti Brill as Marge Connors Robert Coogan as Soldier Cheer Leader Joseph Forte as College Registar Sid Melton as Joe Pat Goldin as Waiter Raymond Largay as Dean Butler Gil Stratton as Jimmy White William Edwin Self as Murdock Therese Lyon as Mother Dunlap Allen Mathews as Mike Eric Sinclair as Dick Jimmy Clark as Richard Gregg Barton as Guard Phil Arnold as Sugar Bowl Proprietor Nita Bieber as Waitress Stumpy Brown as Shorty George Hickman as Jack Kilroy Was Here on IMDb
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Miklós Rózsa was a Hungarian-American composer trained in Germany, active in France, the United Kingdom, the United States, with extensive sojourns in Italy from 1953. Best known for his nearly one hundred film scores, he maintained a steadfast allegiance to absolute concert music throughout what he called his "double life."Rózsa achieved early success in Europe with his orchestral Theme and Finale of 1933 and became prominent in the film industry from such early scores as The Four Feathers and The Thief of Bagdad. The latter project brought him to America when production was transferred from wartime Britain, Rózsa remained in the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1946, his notable Hollywood career earned him considerable fame, earning 17 Oscar nominations including 3 wins for Spellbound, A Double Life, Ben-Hur, while his concert works were championed by such major artists as Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, János Starker. Miklós Rózsa was born in Budapest and was introduced to classical and folk music by his mother, Regina Berkovits, a pianist who had studied with pupils of Franz Liszt, his father, Gyula, a well-to-do industrialist and landowner who loved Hungarian folk music.
Rózsa's maternal uncle Lajos Berkovits, violinist with the Budapest Opera, presented young Miklós with his first instrument at the age of five. He took up the viola and piano. By age eight he was performing in composing, he collected folksongs from the area where his family had a country estate north of Budapest in an area inhabited by the Palóc Hungarians. Rózsa sought to study music in Germany, he enrolled at the University of Leipzig in 1925, ostensibly to study chemistry at the behest of his father. Determined to become a composer, he transferred to the Leipzig Conservatory the following year. There he studied composition with a former student of Max Reger, he studied choral music with Karl Straube at the Thomaskirche, where Johann Sebastian Bach had once been the organist. Rózsa emerged from these years with a deep respect for the German musical tradition, which would always temper the Hungarian nationalism of his musical style. Rózsa's first two published works, the String Trio, Op. 1, the Piano Quintet, Op. 2, were issued in Leipzig by Breitkopf & Härtel.
In 1929 he received his diplomas cum laude. For a time he remained in Leipzig as Grabner's assistant, but at the suggestion of the French organist and composer Marcel Dupré, he moved to Paris in 1932. In Paris, Rózsa composed chamber music and a Serenade for small orchestra, Op. 10, the Theme and Finale, Op. 13, well received and was performed by conductors such as Charles Munch, Karl Böhm, Georg Solti, Eugene Ormandy, Bruno Walter, Leonard Bernstein. To make ends meet, he composed light music under the pseudonym Nic Tomay. Rózsa was introduced to film music in 1934 by the Swiss composer Arthur Honegger. Following a concert which featured their respective compositions, Honegger mentioned that he supplemented his income as a composer of film scores, including the film Les Misérables. Rózsa went to see it and was impressed by the opportunities the film medium offered. However, it was not until Rózsa moved to London that he was hired to compose his first film score for Knight Without Armour, produced by his fellow Hungarian Alexander Korda.
After his next score, for Thunder in the City, he joined the staff of Korda's London Films, scored the studio's epic The Four Feathers. Korda and the studio's music director, Muir Mathieson, brought Rózsa onto their Arabian Nights fantasy The Thief of Bagdad when the operetta-style approach of the original composer, Oscar Straus, was deemed unsuitable. Production was transferred to Hollywood when the war broke out, Rozsa completed his score there in 1940; the film earned him his first Academy Award nomination. A further two followed with Sundown. In 1943, he received his fourth nomination for Korda's Jungle Book In 1943, Rózsa scored his first of several collaborations with director Billy Wilder starting with Five Graves to Cairo, the same year that he scored the themed Humphrey Bogart film Sahara. In 1944, his scores for his second Wilder collaboration, Double Indemnity, for The Woman of the Town, earned him separate Academy Award nominations in the same year. However, Max Steiner won the Oscar for that year.
In 1945, Rózsa was hired to compose the score for Alfred Hitchcock's film Spellbound, after Bernard Herrmann became unavailable due to other commitments. The score, notable for pioneering the use of the theremin, was immensely successful and earned him his first Oscar. However, Hitchcock disliked the score, saying it "got in the way of his direction". Two of his other scores from that year, The Lost Weekend and A Song to Remember, were nominated, making Rózsa, to date, the only composer to have won against two of his own scores. Rózsa, who reportedly hated the interruptions and interference by producer David O Selznick, never worked for either Hitchcock or Selznick again. Rózsa earned another Oscar nomination for scoring The Killers which introduced Burt Lancaster to film audiences. Part of the famed theme for the Dragnet radio and TV show duplicated part of Rozsa's The Killers main theme, he sued for damages, subsequently was given co-credit for the Dragnet theme. Rózsa received his second Oscar in 1947 for A Double Life, which won Ronald Colman an Academy Award
Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating to 1916, followed by improved versions over several decades. It was the second major color process, after Britain's Kinemacolor, the most used color process in Hollywood from 1922 to 1952. Technicolor became known and celebrated for its saturated color, was most used for filming musicals such as The Wizard of Oz and Down Argentine Way, costume pictures such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and Gone with the Wind, animated films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gulliver's Travels, Fantasia; as the technology matured it was used for less spectacular dramas and comedies. A film noir—such as Leave Her to Heaven or Niagara —was filmed in Technicolor. "Technicolor" is the trademark for a series of color motion picture processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, now a division of the French company Technicolor SA. The Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation was founded in Boston in 1914 by Herbert Kalmus, Daniel Frost Comstock, W. Burton Wescott.
The "Tech" in the company's name was inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where both Kalmus and Comstock received their undergraduate degrees and were instructors. Technicolor, Inc. was chartered in Delaware in 1921. Most of Technicolor's early patents were taken out by Comstock and Wescott, while Kalmus served as the company's president and chief executive officer; the term "Technicolor" has been used to describe at least five concepts: Technicolor: an umbrella company encompassing all of the below as well as other ancillary services. Technicolor labs: a collection of film laboratories across the world owned and run by Technicolor for post-production services including developing and transferring films in all major color film processes, as well as Technicolor's proprietary ones. Technicolor process or format: several custom image origination systems used in film production, culminating in the "three-strip" process in 1932. Technicolor IB printing: a process for making color motion picture prints that allows the use of dyes which are more stable and permanent than those formed in ordinary chromogenic color printing.
Used for printing from color separation negatives photographed on black-and-white film in a special Technicolor camera. Prints or Color by Technicolor: used from 1954 on, when Eastmancolor supplanted the three-film-strip camera negative method, while the Technicolor IB printing process continued to be used as one method of making the prints; this meaning of the name applies to nearly all Wikipedia articles about films made from 1954 onward in which Technicolor is named in the credits. Technicolor existed in a two-color system. In Process 1, a prism beam-splitter behind the camera lens exposed two consecutive frames of a single strip of black-and-white negative film one behind a red filter, the other behind a green filter; because two frames were being exposed at the same time, the film had to be photographed and projected at twice the normal speed. Exhibition required a special projector with two apertures, two lenses, an adjustable prism that aligned the two images on the screen; the results were first demonstrated to members of the American Institute of Mining Engineers in New York on February 21, 1917.
Technicolor itself produced the only movie made in Process 1, The Gulf Between, which had a limited tour of Eastern cities, beginning with Boston and New York on September 13, 1917 to interest motion picture producers and exhibitors in color. The near-constant need for a technician to adjust the projection alignment doomed this additive color process. Only a few frames of The Gulf Between, showing star Grace Darmond, are known to exist today. Convinced that there was no future in additive color processes, Comstock and Kalmus focused their attention on subtractive color processes; this culminated in what would be known as Process 2. As before, the special Technicolor camera used a beam-splitter that exposed two consecutive frames of a single strip of black-and-white film, one behind a green filter and one behind a red filter; the difference was that the two-component negative was now used to produce a subtractive color print. Because the colors were physically present in the print, no special projection equipment was required and the correct registration of the two images did not depend on the skill of the projectionist.
The frames exposed behind the green filter were printed on one strip of black-and-white film, the frames exposed behind the red filter were printed on another strip. After development, each print was toned to a color nearly complementary to that of the filter: orange-red for the green-filtered images, cyan-green for the red-filtered ones. Unlike tinting, which adds a uniform veil of color to the entire image, toning chemically replaces the black-and-white silver image with transparent coloring matter, so that the highlights remain clear, dark areas are colored, intermediate tones are colored proportionally; the two prints, made on film stock half the thickness of regular film, we
Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada, known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. The Strip is 4.2 miles in length, located south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is referred to as being in Las Vegas. Many of the largest hotel and resort properties in the world are located on the Strip; the boulevard's cityscape is highlighted by its use of contemporary architecture, a wide variety of attractions. Its hotels, restaurants, residential high-rises, entertainment offerings, skyline have established the Strip as one of the most popular and iconic tourist destinations in the world. Most of the Strip has been designated as an All-American Road and is considered a scenic route at night; the casinos that were not in Downtown Las Vegas along Fremont Street were limited to outside the city limits on Las Vegas Boulevard. In 1959, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign was constructed 4.5 miles outside the city limits.
The sign is today located in the median just south of Russell Road, across from the now-demolished Klondike Hotel & Casino, about 0.4 miles south of the southernmost entrance to Mandalay Bay. In the strictest sense, "the Strip" refers only to the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road, a distance of 4.2 miles. However, the term is used to refer not only to the road but to the various casinos and resorts that line the road, to properties that are not on the road but are in proximity to it. Phrases such as Strip Area, Resort Corridor or Resort District are sometimes used to indicate a larger geographical area, including properties 1 mile or more away from Las Vegas Boulevard, such as the Hard Rock, Rio and Hooters casinos. A long-standing definition considers the Strip's northern terminus as the SLS, though travel guides extend it to include the Stratosphere 0.4 miles to the north. Mandalay Bay, located just north of Russell Road, is the southernmost resort considered to be on the Strip.
Because of the number and size of the resorts, the resort corridor can be quite wide. Interstate 15 runs parallel and 0.5 to 0.8 miles to the west of Las Vegas Boulevard for the entire length of the Strip. Paradise Road runs to the east in a similar fashion, ends at St. Louis Avenue; the eastern side of the Strip is bounded by McCarran International Airport south of Tropicana Avenue. North of this point, the resort corridor can be considered to extend as far east as Paradise Road, although some consider Koval Lane as a less inclusive boundary. Interstate 15 is sometimes considered the western edge of the resort corridor from Interstate 215 to Spring Mountain Road. North of this point, Industrial Road serves as the western edge. Newer hotels and resorts such as South Point, Grandview Resort, M Resort are on Las Vegas Boulevard South as distant as 8 miles south of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Marketing for these casinos states that they are on southern Las Vegas Boulevard and not "Strip" properties.
The first casino to be built on Highway 91 was the Pair-o-Dice Club in 1931, but the first resort on what is the Strip was the El Rancho Vegas, opening on April 3, 1941, with 63 rooms. That casino/ resort stood for 20 years before being destroyed by a fire in 1960, its success spawned a second hotel on what would become the Strip, the Hotel Last Frontier in 1942. Organized crime figures such as New York's Bugsy Siegel took interest in the growing gaming center leading to other resorts such as the Flamingo, which opened in 1946, the Desert Inn, which opened in 1950; the funding for many projects was provided through the American National Insurance Company, based in the notorious gambling empire of Galveston, Texas. Las Vegas Boulevard South was called Arrowhead Highway, or Los Angeles Highway; the Strip was named by Los Angeles police officer and businessman Guy McAfee, after his hometown's Sunset Strip. Caesars Palace was established in 1966. In 1968, Kirk Kerkorian purchased the Flamingo and hired Sahara Hotels Vice President Alex Shoofey as President.
Alex Shoofey brought along 33 of Sahara's top executives. The Flamingo was used to train future employees of the International Hotel, under construction. Opening in 1969, the International Hotel, with 1,512 rooms, began the era of mega-resorts; the International is known as Westgate Las Vegas today. The first MGM Grand Hotel and Casino a Kerkorian property, opened in 1973 with 2,084 rooms. At the time, this was one of the largest hotels in the world by number of rooms; the Rossiya Hotel built in 1967 in Moscow, for instance, had 3,200 rooms. On November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand suffered the worst resort fire in the history of Las Vegas as a result of electrical problems, killing 87 people, it reopened eight months later. In 1986, Kerkorian sold the MGM Grand to Bally Manufacturing, it was renamed Bally's; the Wet'n Wild water park was located on the south side of the Sahara hotel. It closed at the end of the 2004 season and was demolished; the opening of The Mirage in 1989 set a new level to the Las Vegas experience, as smaller hotels and casinos made way for the larger mega-resorts.
The Rio and the Excalibur opened in 1990. These huge facil
Live Wires is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the first film in the series after the comedy team of the East Side Kids was revamped and renamed The Bowery Boys. Slip Mahoney has trouble keeping a job; each one he finds leads to an altercation and he loses it, disappointing his sister whom he lives with. Sach helps him obtain a job with the District Attorney where he finds some success. Through a series of events and Sach help capture several notorious gangsters, including one, about to flee the country with his sister. Leo Gorcey as Terrance'Slip' Mahoney Huntz Hall as Sach Bobby Jordan as Bobby William Benedict as Whitey William Frambes as Homer Pamela Blake as Mary Mahoney Claudia Drake as Jeannette Mike Mazurki as Patsy Clark Patti Brill as Mabel John Eldredge as Herbert L.'Pigeon' Sayers Bernard Gorcey as Jack Kane Gorcey's father, Bernard Gorcey, made his first appearance in the series, as a small-time bookmaker. It was not until the next film, In Fast Company where he takes on the role of Louie, the Sweet Shop owner.
Louie's Sweet Shop is featured in this film however. This was Frambes' only film as a Bowery Boy, he had played a rival gang member in the East Side Kids film Clancy Street Boys. Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume One" on November 23, 2012. Live Wires on IMDb