Ellie Cornell is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut in the 1988 film Married to the Mob before becoming known for her role as Rachel Carruthers in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. Cornell graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986. Cornell made small guest appearances on two television series: Gabriel's Fire and Thirtysomething, as well as several made-for-TV movies, she appeared in the 1988 comedy film Married to the Mob, but her most famous and first starring role came shortly afterwards in the horror films Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers as Rachel Carruthers. After her initial success in the late 1980s, Cornell disappeared from films, she rejoined the industry as an executive producer of 1999's Free Enterprise and 2000's The Specials. Her disappearance was so complete that she was featured in a VH1 "Where Are They Now?" special. In 2003, she returned to her horror roots by appearing in House of the Dead and was slated to appear in four more horror films through 2006.
She was set to appear in 1992's A League of Their Own, but had to drop out of the film when she became pregnant. She and her husband, Mark Gottwald, have two daughters named Rose, she is co-founder of Mindfire Entertainment. She and her husband own Ship's Inn, a restaurant in Massachusetts. Free Enterprise executive producer, as Ellie Gottwald Where No Fan Has Gone Before: The Making of Free Enterprise executive producer, as Ellie Gottwald The Specials Ellie Cornell on IMDb Ellie Cornell website The Ellie Effect
A sliding door is a type of door which opens horizontally by sliding parallel to a wall. Sliding doors can be mounted either on top of a track below or be suspended from a track above and some types'disappear' in a wall when slid open. There are several types of sliding doors such as pocket doors, Arcadia doors, bypass doors. Sliding doors are used as shower doors, glass doors, screen doors, wardrobe doors or in vans. Sliding doors were used as early as the first century CE in Roman houses as evidenced by archaeological finds in Pompeii, but there is no evidence to affirm or deny that the Romans were the first people to have invented or used sliding doors; the mechanism used to operate a sliding door is called sliding door gear. There are top hung or bottom rolling systems. Both types do not have a perfect seal. To reduce air- and smoke-tightness and sound insulation, brush seals are used. The'top hung' system is most used; the door is hung by two trolley hangers at the top of the door running in a concealed track.
At each end is a track stopper to absorb any impact made if the door is slammed and to hold the door in the open or closed position. All top hung sliding door gear systems have a maximum weight limit per pair of trolley hangers; when specifying a suitable sliding system the estimated weight of the door is a critical factor, although most suppliers of sliding door gear can advise on door weights As the door is hung at the top from two points, it needs a bottom track/stay roller to prevent it from swinging sideways. The most common type is called'clear threshold guiding', a floor-fixed plastic guide about 60mm wide, fixed below the door at the midpoint of its run. A groove is cut into the bottom of the door which runs over this guide, preventing lateral movement of the door. With a glass door the panel runs through the guide as illustrated; because the door is always engaged in the guide, when the door is open the floor is clear, hence'clear threshold'. Several examples of free-standing top-hung sliding-door wardrobes can be seen on several websites.
The mechanisms are safe, the bottom of the doors is held in place on tracks. The rollers have safety locks that prevent the doors from jumping off the tracks. Additional features such as soft closers or dampners can be added to further enhance the feel and usability of these products. A popular top-hung sliding door type is the barn door, inspired from countryside barns, in modern homes of Scandinavian styles. Sometimes a top hung system cannot be used, as the weight of the door cannot be supported from above. A bottom rolling system consists of two rollers at the bottom of the door running on a track and two guides at the top running in a guide channel; as all the weight of the door is concentrated on the two bottom wheels, more force is needed to move the door than on a top hung system.. This allows with less draught and better soundproving; some sliding doors contain a activation system to open them. These are called sliding door operators. Automatic sliding doors are found in offices and shop entrances.
These doors contain a magnetic locking mechanism. Advantages of sliding doors are that there is no room required to open the door, they are easy to automate; the mechanism is secure, since it cannot be lifted out of its hinges. Sliding doors are found as store-, hotel- and office entrances, patios doors, closet doors and room dividers. Transport industries use sliding doors in vans and metro. Volkswagen used these doors in Volkswagen Fridolin produced between 1964 and 1974. Shoji Media related to Sliding doors at Wikimedia Commons