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Jean Marais

Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais, known professionally as Jean Marais, was a French actor, writer and sculptor. He was the muse of acclaimed director Jean Cocteau. In 1996, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his contributions to French Cinema. A native of Cherbourg, Marais was a son of Alfred Emmanuel Victor Paul Villain-Marais and his wife, the former Aline Marie Louise Vassord. Marais' first role was an uncredited bit in Song of the Streets and he was in Etienne. Filmmaker Marcel L'Herbier put him in The Sparrowhawk with Charles Boyer. Marcel Carne gave Marais a small role in Bizarre and the actor was in Abused Confidence by Henri Decoin; these were small roles. Marais appeared on stage, he was in a 1937 stage production of Oedipe directed by Charles Dullin, where he was seen by Jean Cocteau. Marais impressed Cocteau. Marais appeared in Cocteau's play Les Parents terribles based on Marais' home life, a great success. Marais had bigger film parts in The Pavilion Burns directed by Jacques de Baroncelli, The Four Poster directed by Roland Tual.

On stage he appeared in La Machine a ecrire by Cocteau and he directed and designed Racine's Britannicus. He performed with the Comedie Franaise left acting for a time for fight in Alsace with the Free French Forces, winning the Croix de Guerre. Marais' first film as leading man was Love Eternal, a re-telling of Tristan and Isolde set in 1940s France, written by Jean Cocteau, it was directed by co-starred Madeleine Sologne. It made him a star. Marais was the male lead in Voyage Without Hope with Simone Renant directed by Christian-Jaque. Christian-Jaque directed Marais in Carmen with Viviane Romance; this was one of the most popular films in France. Marais became a star in Beauty and the Beast and directed by Cocteau, he performed in a popular revival of Cocteau's 1938 play Les Parents terribles on stage. Marais' next films were The Royalists, a historical adventure film directed by Henri Calef from a novel by Balzac. Marais' second film with Cocteau as director was The Eagle with Two Heads with Edwige Feuillère.

He did To the Eyes of Memory with Michele Morgan for director Jean Delannoy, a big commercial success Les Parents Terribles for Cocteau again. Marais was reunited with Delannoy about the Mayerling incident, he did Orpheus with Cocteau, soon regarded as a classic. Marais and Morgan were in The Glass Castle directed by Rene Clement. Marais did two films for Yves Allegret: Miracles Only Happen Once with Alida Valli and Leathernose. Marais was in L'appel du destin for Georges Lacombe. Marais starred in a version of The Count of Monte Cristo, hugely popular, he made some all-star Guitry films, Royal Affairs in Versailles, Napoleon and If Paris Were Told to Us. Marais did Her Men with Ingrid Bergman and Mel Ferrer for Jean Renoir, he followed it with Typhoon Over Nagasaki with Darrieux. O. S. Noronha. Marais starred in the swashbuckler Le Bossu, appearing alongside Bourvil and directed by André Hunebelle, a mammoth hit launched a new stage of his career, he was reunited with Cocteau for Testament of Orpheus.

He played Lazare Carnot in the all-star The Battle of Austerlitz was reunited with Bourvil and Hunebelle in another swashbuckler, Captain Blood. He did Princess of Cleves for Delannoy with Marina Vlady based on a script by Cocteau, it was back to swashbuckling with Captain Fracasse for director Pierre Gaspard-Huit, Blood on His Sword for Hunebelle. Marais had a supporting role in Napoléon II, l'aiglon did some films in Italy: Romulus and the Sabines with Roger Moore, Pontius Pilate, where Marais played the title role alongside Jeanne Crain and Basil Rathbone, he was reunited with Hunebelle for The Mysteries of Paris did The Iron Mask for Decoin. The success of the James Bond films saw Marais cast in an espionage movie, The Reluctant Spy for director Jean-Charles Dudrumet, he did a comedy, Friend of the Family had a huge box office success with Fantomas, playing the villain and hero, under the direction of Hunebelle. In 1963, he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow Internation

Blue Gum Swamp

The Blue Gum Swamp is a swamp located in Blue Mountains National Park in the lower Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales west of Sydney, southeastern Australia. It is situated adjacent to the Blue Gum Swamp Creek near Winmalee and is within the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Greater Blue Mountains Area. In the ancient past, the valley floor was blocked; this caused a residual alluvial deposit, which resulted in deep and fertile soils. The tall mountain blue gum trees in the gully may reach 50 metres in height. On the ridges the dry stunted vegetation is typical of much of the sandstone based areas near Sydney; the area is well regarded by bird watchers. Noteworthy species here include the powerful owl, sooty owl, the tiny Weebill. Mammal species are nocturnal and not seen. However, they include the yellow-bellied glider, sugar glider, greater glider, swamp wallaby, common ringtail possum, common brush tail possum, grey-headed flying fox and microbats. Protected areas of New South Wales Blue Gum Swamp, Winmalee eBird Australia webpage for Blue Gum Swamp, Winmalee

Babylas Boton

Babylas Boton is an African journalist and political presenter. He is the anchor for the channel Africa 24, broadcast across much of western and central Africa, he interviews political figures and representatives from various French-speaking African nations whether it is Sidya Toure of Guinea, Jean-Louis Billon of Côte d'Ivoire or Isabelle Ameganvi of Togo etc. His native language is French; this African journalist, political presenter and information director of Africa 24 is named best journalist of Africa in 2017. His dedication was made Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Dakar during the gala of the integration organized by the operators for the guarantee of economic emergence. Known for her insight and professionalism in the conduct of political broadcasts and debates with leading figures on the continent, the consecration of Babylas Boton was unanimously approved by the audience of personalities taking part in this gala. Accustomed to awards for the quality of his broadcasts and his impartiality in the conduct of debates, this distinguished journalist has received many awards, including the international prize for best journalist, director of major interviews and balanced information during the post-electoral crisis organized by the panafrican organization "West Africa Development" on July 26, 2014 in Paris.

A prominent figure in Africa 24, broadcast in much of West and Central Africa, Babylas Boton interviews political figures and representatives of various French-speaking African nations. A journalist for more than 20 years, Babylas Boton is one of the most prominent figures in the African media scene. Famous interviewer and specialist in major debates, Africa 24's Director of Information has distinguished himself in major events on the African continent. A native of this chain since its inception in 2008, Babylas Boton has risen through the ranks, serving successively as Associate Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Director of Magazines, before becoming the current Director of Information, and the writing of this pan-African chain. His talk show, a broken interview with African political figures, gave him a certain status in the journalism profession; this has earned him several awards and nominations, including that of Best Journalist of Africa in 2017. After studying linguistics and journalism in his native Benin, he made his debut in the famous daily newspaper Le Matinal.

Arriving in France in 2002, he joined the International School of Audiovisual Creation and Realization, graduated with Journalism and Director degrees. This is how the channel Télésud reaches out to him with the programs Le Grand Cercle and Arrêt sur info, which he presented for years, before going to put his skills at the service of development of the chain Africa 24, his knowledge and background earned him the call of Senghor University of Egypt, where he was a lecturer for students in Master Communication - Media