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Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was a French American actor. He is best remembered for his roles as the evil henchman, Nick Nack, in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, for playing Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, where his catch phrase was "Ze plane! Ze plane!" Villechaize was born in Paris, France, on April 23, 1943, to English-born Evelyn, André Villechaize, a surgeon in Toulon. The youngest of four sons, Villechaize was born with dwarfism due to an endocrine disorder, which his surgeon father tried unsuccessfully to cure in several institutions. In years, he insisted on being called a "midget" rather than a "dwarf". Villechaize found solace in painting, he had a brief modeling career. In 1959, at age 16, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study art. In 1961, he became the shortest artist to have his work displayed in the Museum of Paris. In 1964, Villechaize left France for the United States, he taught himself English by watching television.

Villechaize worked as an artist and photographer. He began acting in Off-Broadway productions, including The Young Master Dante by Werner Liepolt and a play by Sam Shepard, he modeled for photos for National Lampoon before moving on to film, his first film appearance was in Chappaqua. The second film was Edward Summer's Item 72-D: The Adventures of Spa and Fon filmed in 1969; this was followed by several films including Christopher Speeth's and Werner Liepolt's Malatesta's Carnival of Blood. He was asked to play a role in Alejandro Jodorowsky's film Dune, which had begun pre-production in 1971 but was cancelled, his big break was getting cast in The Man with the Golden Gun, by which time he had become so poor he was living in his car in Los Angeles. Prior to being signed up by Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, he made ends meet by working as a rat catcher's assistant near his South Central home. From what his co-star Christopher Lee saw, The Man with the Golden Gun filming was the happiest time of Villechaize's life: Lee likened it to honey in the sandwich between an insecure past and an uncertain future.

In addition to being an actor, Villechaize became an active member of a movement in 1970s and 1980s California to deal with child abuse and neglect going to crime scenes himself to help comfort abuse victims. Villechaize's former co-workers recalled that despite his stature, he would confront and chastise spousal and child abusers when he arrived at crime scenes. In the 1970s, on Sesame Street, Villechaize performed Oscar the Grouch as a pair of legs peeping out from a trash can, for scenes which required the Grouch to be mobile; these appearances included the 1978 Hawaii episodes. Though popular with the public, Villechaize proved a difficult actor on Fantasy Island, where he continually propositioned women and quarreled with the producers, he was fired after demanding a salary on par with that of his co-star Ricardo Montalbán. Villechaize was replaced with Christopher Hewett, of The Producers fame. In 1980, Cleveland International Records released a single by The Children of the World, featuring Villechaize as vocalist: "Why" with B side "When a Child is Born"He starred in the movie Forbidden Zone, appeared in Airplane II: The Sequel, episodes of Diff'rent Strokes and Taxi.

He played the role of the character Rumpelstiltskin in the Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre episode Rumpelstiltskin. In the 1980s, he became popular in Spain due to his impersonations of Prime Minister Felipe González on the television show Viaje con nosotros, with showman Javier Gurruchaga, he made his final appearance in a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of The Ben Stiller Show. Villechaize was married twice, he met his second wife, Camille Hagen, an actress and stand-in double, on the set of the pilot for Fantasy Island. They resided at a 1.5-acre San Fernando Valley ranch, home to a menagerie of farm animals and pets. He had a few Hollywood friends, most notably country music singer Johnny Lee, whose concerts Villechaize would attend in the 1980s. In 1983, for a television program That Teen Show which included messages directed at depressed and suicide-prone teenagers, Haywood Nelson, star of the sitcom What's Happening!!, interviewed Villechaize about his many suicide attempts.

Villechaize said that he had learned to love life though the pain was severe and intense. In the early morning hours of September 4, 1993, Villechaize is believed to have first fired a shot through the sliding glass patio door to awaken his longtime girlfriend, Kathy Self, before shooting himself at his North Hollywood home. Self found Villechaize in his backyard, he was pronounced dead at a North Hollywood facility. Villechaize left. Villechaize was suffering from chronic pain due to having oversized internal organs putting increasing pressure on his small body. According to Self, Villechaize slept in a kneeling position so he could breathe more easily. At the time of his suicide, Cartoon Network was in negotiations for him to co-star in Space Ghost Coast to Coast, in pre-production at the time. Villechaize would have voiced Space Ghost's sidekick on the show, his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean off Point Fermin in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. In a March 2012 New York Times interview, Peter Din

Air Liquide (band)

Air Liquide is a German electronic band, composed of Ingmar Koch and Cem Oral, formed in 1991 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Koch and Oral continued to record together under the pseudonyms Madonna 303 and Jammin' Unit & Walker. Oral and Koch in 1991 met at a recording studio in Frankfurt. After a variety of jam sessions in Koch Studio, the duo released Neue Frankfurter Elektronik Schule. Lyrics and vocals for some songs was contributed by Koch's former girlfriend Mary Susan Applegate. Air Liquide was in the mid-1990s known for their live performances; the band broke up in 2005. The duo has continued to reunite and perform at various festivals since 2012. Neue Frankfurter Elektronik Schule Liquid Air EP Air Liquide Robot Wars Nephology If There Was No Gravity The Increased Difficulty of Concentration Abuse Your Illusions Red Black Stroboplastics Sonic Weather Machine Homicidal Diary Uludag Reissued: Mandragora & Liquid Air Anybody Home? X Music is a Virus Let Your Ears Be the Receiver This Is A Mind Trip List of experimental bands Air Liquide discography at Discogs Dr. Walker on Offizielle Website Ehemalige Website der Jammin' Unit Dr Walker Interview on Air Liquide story in Thump / Vice Mag

Debbie Chazen

Deborah Chazen is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Annie in the BBC comedy The Smoking Room, Big Claire in Mine All Mine, various roles in the BBC sketch show Tittybangbang. Alongside these appearances Chazen has had a recurring role on Holby City. Chazen was born in London. After graduating from Manchester University in 1992 with a degree in Russian Studies, she trained at LAMDA. Chazen has appeared in the Mike Leigh film Topsy Turvy, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Mile High, EastEnders, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, A Christmas Carol, the 2001 version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, her theatre work includes Mother Clap's Molly House at the National Theatre, Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Barbican Theatre, Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in Sheffield. In 2006, she played Maribel in a new play called Crooked at the Bush Theatre, for which she received acclaim. An article in the International Herald Tribune compared the quality of her performance to the likes of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

Another role that she played to great acclaim was Tessa in The Girlfriend Experience, which she performed at the Royal Court Theatre and The Young Vic. Chazen appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders, one episode of Doc Martin, in the 2007 Doctor Who episode "Voyage of the Damned". In November and December 2008, she played Milton's sister Susan in Another Case of Milton Jones on BBC Radio 4, she starred as Ruth in the stage show Calendar Girls from November 2009 to January 2010 at the Noël Coward in Leicester Square, during which time she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to withdraw halfway through the run in order to start treatment. She made a full recovery and returned to Calendar Girls in the same role for a national tour at the end of 2010, she had a running story line in Doctors in 2010 as Sissy Juggins, who along with her brother Ivor Juggins kidnapped Dr. Jimmi Clay, was nominated for a Soap Award, she has appeared in one episode of EastEnders as Minty's blind date and two episodes of Coronation Street as Miriam.

She toured Calendar Girls from August to December 2011. In 2013, she appeared in the Sky 1 comedy series Trollied, she played Ludmilla in the play The Duck House, The show transferred to London's Vaudeville Theatre after a five-week tour. Chazen appeared on television as Ludmilla in Ambassadors. In 2014, she appeared in the Sherlock episode "The Sign of Three", on 19 June 2014, it was announced that she would be joining the cast of Holby City, she appeared as Jessica in Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley. In 2017 she played Ruth in The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End. Chazen is Jewish. Debbie Chazen on IMDb

QT's Diary

QT's Diary was a surreal blog falsely claiming to be the work of film director Quentin Tarantino. It featured humorous writing mimicking the verbal neurotics of director Tarantino; the blog at first seemed genuine but moved into self-referential satire, "Quentin" began responding to fan mail directed towards him from people reading the blog, most of whom were under the impression that he was, the real Quentin Tarantino. The blog diary was first seemed to grow overnight. Hours after the first "diary entry" a random post appeared on the IMDb Quentin Tarantino message board, started by a fan claiming to have met Quentin in a book store in California; the fan claimed that Tarantino gave him the web address for his new blog, — Internet Archive'd copy. The thread on the forum generated a massive number of responses and by a week QT's Diary had attracted over a million visitors and readers including Roger Avary, numerous journalists, Quentin Tarantino's publicist Bumble Ward and via web print-outs, Quentin himself.

Tarantino gave his blessing to the project and told his publicist that he enjoyed it much - he thought it was "funny." Meanwhile, some fans were not so thrilled. After the initial shock of the blog came the maelstrom of backlash. Reporters for websites and magazines began to debunk the blog. On film website JoBlo, Berge Garabedian claimed "...we have contacted Bumble Ward and she assures us the blog is a hoax." Meanwhile, Mrs. Ward enjoyed the blog immensely, claiming, “I've been recommending it to everyone... it’s a fake. The guy is doing a great job though, don’t you think? And I’d hate to ruin his fun, but it’s fake. Quentin hardly knows what a mouse is.” Soon, "Quentin" grew tired of battling his critics so he turned the blog into a surrealistic crime-drama in which a mobster, a President and a hacker all made guest appearances. This lively injection of humor and blatant originality made. In November, the blog's fictional hacker known as "The Weasel" struck again and deleted the entire blog. A message read: "THIS BLOG HAS BEEN HACKED BY THE WEASEL!"

A week the message was gone and the blog was permanently off-line. A week after that, a new blog had taken its place - a wacky one-page gardening blog. However, it soon became apparent. During its short run on the Internet, QT's Diary earned great respect, it was featured in Time Magazine under an article of "celebrity blogs." Although they assured readers it was a fake, they claimed. On the Internet, the simulation stock market website BlogShares, which deals in trade on Internet sites, listed QT's Diary as one of the most valued blogs. Today, having been offline for an entire year, its value is high. BlogShares issued a humorous press release dealing with its popularity; the blog generated interest on many news sites after "Quentin" posted that he was going to direct the next James Bond movie. Many Bond fan websites picked up the text as a direct press release from the director, passed it on as official news, until Bumble Ward assured them otherwise. NBC News,10987,713215,00.html

Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna

Chhota Bheem & Krishna is an Indian animated movie featuring Bheem, the star of the Chhota Bheem series, Krishna, the star of the broadcast popular animated television series Krishna Aur Balram. It is the first Indian animated film in which two major characters from two different series are featured; the movie opens with the massive army of Bhotakpur ready to battle. Their injured spy hurriedly arrives to inform them; the commander shows immense bravery and commands his army to forge ahead, but within seconds he is killed by a huge dark figure who reveals himself as Kirmada. The king accepts defeat, but Kirmada says he should have done that earlier, kills him. Terrified, the army flees. King Indravarma is seated at his court with Bheem and his ministers, when a messenger of Kirmada arrives, he says Kirmada has ordered Indravarma to open Dholakpur's gates the next day and accept defeat, the failure to do so shall seal their fate. Unmoved by his threats, Bheem says that the next day, just like any other day, Dholakpur would wake up independent.

The messenger storms off. The next day, the army of Dholakpur arrives to battle, but to their surprise, there is no army to confront them. Bheem goes to consult the sorceress, who gifts him a magical sword, using which he would be able to defeat Kirmada. Bheem returns to the battlefield and uses the sunlight reflected from the sword to expose Kirmada's army; the battle commences. But as soon as the sun sets, Dholakpur's army loses King Indravarma is captured. Bheem is forced to surrender his sword, he and the surviving army are taken as prisoners of war. Bheem is offered to join Kirmada's army in return for his freedom, he and his friends are sent to the dungeon. They manage to fool a guard and steal a metal plate from him, using which they dig a way out of the dungeon, during the course of the next two days. While Bheem, his friends, the general escape, Kalia and Bholu fail to escape in time and they are captured. Bheem and his friends take refuge in a forest, they visit the sage for help, who narrates the history of Kirmada, instructs Bheem and his friends to pray to Lord Krishna, who would help them.

After few days, when the situation is unchanged, Bheem gets tired of the same old routine and goes away to be alone for a while. When he is back, he finds his friends unconscious from consuming some toxic fruits, he hurries to fetch a doctor, but finds his way blocked by a herd of sheep and their shepherd, who reveals himself as Kanha. Bheem tries to fight him out his way, but falls off the cliff in the process. Kanha saves Bheem, says he can save his friends as well, he uses some wild herbs to cure them, humbly requests to join their circle. Resurrected, they resume their training with their new friend Kanha. Jaggu sees a small group of Kirmada's soldiers heading their way. Kanha sets off to rescue Kalia and Bholu. Kanha instructs Kalia to rescue King Indravarma, princess Indumati and the soldiers in prison the following day, lower the flag on the fort when they have completed their task. With Kanha's blessings, Kalia is able to complete his job rather easily. On the other side, his friends and Kanha are facing the massive army of Kirmada.

Bheem is asked to accept defeat by Kirmada, but at the same time Kalia completes his task and lowers the flag. Kirmada's army is defeated with ease. Kirmada brings along a Brahmastra given to him by the devil, he hurls the weapon towards Bheem. The Brahmastra on coming in contact with Kanha, turns into a garland around his neck. Kanha towers above everyone else in the battlefield, reveals himself as Lord Krishna. On his command, Bheem finishes off Kirmada using the chariot wheel as Lord Krishna's Sudarshana chakra; the film ends with Krishna telling the viewers that whenever there is injustice and wrongdoing in the world, he will be there. All that needs to be done is to remember him, just like his friends did. Directed By Rajiv ChilakaProduced By Rajiv ChilakaAssociate Producer Samir JainScreenplay By Raj ViswanadhaDialogues By Raj ViswanadhaMusic By Sunil KaushikLyrics By Yash BhardwajSolo Singer Baby ViraliChildren Chorus Singers Mohammed Patel Noor Richa Sahil Warhal Tapasvi ViraliVoice Directed By Alka Amarkant Dubey Pallavi SharmaVoice Breakdown By Venkata Nagaraju E.

Voices Arun Shekar Ashok Sonawane Julie Tejwani Joydeep Mukherjee Rajesh Kava Rupa Bhimani Sachit Wartak Shradha Agnihotri Vatsal DubeyCreative Manager Arpita AdilabadkarStory Supervisor Anirban MajumderStory Artists Anirban Majumder Subhadip Majumder Tirthadip GhoshCharacter Designers Binayak Das Kaukab Basheer Tirthadip GhoshLayout Supervisor Jayaprakash R. Layout Artists Debaraj Gouda Kannan Madhavan Mukesh Banchhor Nikhila A. Pratap Kumar Das Rajesh Raghavan Umesh Chattar Unni Krishnan V. M. Vikram PagareAnimation Director Binayak DasAnimation Supervisors Subhadip Majumder Tirthadip GhoshBackground Supervisor Pramod PatilBackground Artists Bibin Babu Achyut Anand Samanta Ashok Kumar Das Ashok Rakhonde Rajesh Rath Ritu Shree Jaiswal Siba Prasad Rout Tanmay GhoshGraphic Supervisor Farheen MoulanaGraphic Artist Kavita Battu Sesha Sarat Uma MaheshwariDigital Supervisor Vinod R. Edited By Ramesh Pittala VinayakSFX By Ramesh Pittala VinayakProduction Manager Durga Prasad K. Prem Kumar Madishetty Shashidhar Reddy AllamProduction Assistant Kumara Swamy Kamalkanta SahooAssistant Chalapath

Roehampton Club

The Roehampton Club is a private members’ sports club in Roehampton in southwest London, England. It is set in 100 acres of parkland, close to Richmond Park. Established in 1901 as an officers’ polo club, the Roehampton Club has sporting and leisure facilities including an 18-hole golf course, 28 tennis courts, 6 squash courts, 4 croquet lawns and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, a fitness studio, a health and beauty clinic and a bridge room. At the turn of the 19th century there was a tremendous strain on the polo clubs of London to provide for the growing interest in the sport. Clubs were considered to be too far to travel, it was the initiative of the Miller brothers that began the formation of the Roehampton club to alleviate this problem. Edward Miller had left the 17th Lancers in 1893 to start Rugby Polo Club at his home in Warwickshire, his brothers Ted and George had developed one of the largest polo pony supply businesses in Europe. Together they met with the other interested parties and formed a Limited Liability company to create the club.

Lord Shrewsbury was appointed as the chairman and Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge was made president. Charles Darley Miller set out to find the land which needed to be close to the Hurlingham Club and Ranelagh Club for ease of transportation of polo ponies; the original facilities included three polo grounds, a racecourse, a horse show ground, an area where women could practice driving and jumping and stabling for the members horses. In 1904 a golf course was built with nine holes, this was expanded to 18; the Roehampton club opened in April 1902 under the management of Charles Darley Miller. The Roehampton Trophy, donated by Mrs Alison Cunninghame of Craigends, was first played for in this year; the Trophy is now the oldest polo trophy played for in England and the tournament is held at Ham Polo Club in Richmond, London. There were Junior competitions and a tournament where all the players and teams were selected by ladies; the cups were presented to the ladies. In 1913 Olive Hockin started a fire at the club in support of the suffragette movement.

Hockin was arrested as she was suspected of an arson attack on a house at Walton Heath belonging to Lloyd George. Hockin was given a four-month sentence in Holloway Prison; the first 400 members paid no entrance fee and though the club was considered to be a poor relation to the Hurlingham and Ranelagh clubs this was not the case. Members and regular polo players included Admiral Lord David Beatty, Sir Winston Churchill, the Marques de Villavieja, Lord Hugh Salisbury, the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich, the Duke of Westminster. King Alfonso XIII of Spain was so fond of playing at the club he paid for a grandstand to be built on top of the clubhouse for his entourage to use. Polo and equestrianism at Roehampton recovered after the First World War; the club was now being managed by Clement Charles Lister who with the assistance of John Arthur Edward Traill and the Miller brothers took a keen interest in the development of newcomers to the sport of polo. There were a number of key polo players at the club during this time including 10-goal Charles Thomas Irvine Roark, 9-goal Eric Horace Tyrrell-Martin and John Arthur Edward Traill.

Applicants must be proposed and seconded by their personal friends for membership of Roehampton Club. Candidates are invited to attend a meeting with a Director of the Club who may endorse their application before submitting it to the Board for approval. A week prior to each Board Meeting, a list of prospective members is displayed in the Clubhouse for all Members to see; the waiting list is operated in date order and there is one in-take of new Members each January. The number of resignations received by the end of each year determines the vacancies available the following year. List of London's gentlemen's clubs Roehampton Invitation Tournament Official website