Once Bitten (1985 film)
Once Bitten is a 1985 American comedy horror fantasy film starring Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins. Carrey stars as Mark Kendall, an innocent and naïve high school student, seduced in a Hollywood nightclub by a sultry blonde countess, who unknown to him, is a centuries-old vampire; the film was his first main role. Being 400 years old, the Countess has collected a stable of young men and women who accompany her on her centuries-old journey through eternal night-and youth. While she is immortal, she is required to drink the blood of a young male virgin three times by Halloween each year to keep her immortality and youthful appearance - a task she finds and hard, since attractive young male virgins are impossible to find in the 1980s in hedonistic cities, in this case, Los Angeles. Meanwhile, high school student Mark Kendall wants to have sex, but is being put off by his girlfriend Robin Pierce. One night and his best friends Jamie and Russ go into a singles bar in Hollywood. Mark meets the Countess and he goes back to her mansion, after she seduces him, he passes out when she bites his thigh.
When he wakes up, she tells him that he is now hers. Mark does not know what she means by that, over the next few days, he begins showing strange behaviors. After the Countess gets a second bite, Robin notices Mark's odd behavior and confronts the Countess during a dance-off at the high school's Halloween dance. While it appears that Robin has won back Mark, this is only temporary; the Countess kidnaps Robin to lure Mark to her mansion for a final bite before her deadline expires, it is up to Robin and Russ to stop her. To save Mark from the Countess's clutches and Mark have sex in a coffin while being chased by the Countess's minions, thereby taking Mark's virginity, bringing him back to normal; this renders him useless to the Countess. Defeated, the Countess begins to grow old and decrepit before their eyes; the Countess' assistant, tells her not to worry as there are other virgins in the world despite the fact that the Countess doubts she will find another virgin. The movie ends with Robin continuing to have sex in the coffin.
Lauren Hutton as the Countess Jim Carrey as Mark Kendall Karen Kopins as Robin Pierce Cleavon Little as Sebastian, the Countess's manservant Thomas Ballatore as Jamie Skip Lackey as Russ Richard Schaal as Mr. Kendall, Mark's father Peggy Pope as Mrs. Kendall, Mark's mother Megan Mullally as Suzette Jeb Stuart Adams as World War I Ace Vampire Joseph Brutsman as Confederate Vampire Stuart Charno as Cabin Boy Vampire Robin Klein as 1960s Flower Child Vampire Carey More as Moll Flanders Vampire Glen Mauro as Twin Vampire #1 Gary Mauro as Twin Vampire #2 In its opening weekend, the film earned $4,025,657 and went on to earn around $10 million in the US; the film was released on VHS by Vestron Video in 1986, by Video Treasures in 1995, again by Hallmark Home Entertainment and by MGM Home Entertainment in 1999. It was released on DVD by MGM Home Entertainment on August 26, 2003, it was re-released on DVD on July 17, 2007, in a Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature Pack by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment along with Vampire's Kiss.
It was released on DVD once again by TGG Direct on January 25, 2011, in a comedy four-pack along with Easy Money, Throw Momma From the Train, Blame It on Rio. Scream Factory released the film on Blu-Ray on February 10, 2015. and is available online for streaming video rentals and downloads though Amazon's Prime Video scroll down, Apple's iTunes Store and Vudu. Rotten Tomatoes reports. Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that it "has a lot more stylishness than wit". Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called it an "extreme rarity" for its subtle and hilarious sexual humor in a teen film. Rita Kempley of The Washington Post described it as "a sappy, sophomoric sex farce" that uses dated humor. Vampire film Once Bitten on IMDb Once Bitten at Rotten Tomatoes Once Bitten at Box Office Mojo
Head of the Class
Head of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network. The series follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program at the fictional Monroe High School in Manhattan, their history teacher Charlie Moore; the program was ostensibly a vehicle for Hesseman, best known for his role as radio DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Hesseman left Head of the Class in 1990 and was replaced by Scottish personality Billy Connolly as teacher Billy MacGregor for the final season. After the series ended, Connolly appeared in a short-lived spin-off titled Billy; the series was created and executive produced by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias. Rich Eustis had worked as a New York City substitute teacher while hoping to become an actor. Head of the Class deals with an entire classroom of academically gifted high school students; the IHP students comprised a diverse range of personalities and academic specialties. For the first three years of the show, the IHP class had ten students.
Arvid Engen was a skinny, bespectacled nerd, mathematics expert, budding scientist. Arvid's best friend was the overweight, wisecracking cynic Dennis Blunden, a computer whiz whose fields were chemistry and physics and who had a knack for getting the inept Arvid involved in various schemes. Both of them wanted to go to M. I. T. Alan Pinkard was an ultra-conservative egotist. Alan competed for the highest grades in the class with Darlene Merriman, a spoiled rich girl, even more self-centered than Alan and whose specialties were speech and debate. Both Alan and Darlene held the ambition of being named class valedictorian. Sarah Nevins did not have any one particular area of expertise. P. A. Maria Borges was passionate about getting A's, Jawaharlal Choudhury was an exchange student from India whose expertise was natural science. Eleven-year-old Janice Lazarotto, despite her young age, was in high school and the IHP class because of her advanced intellect. Arts student Simone Foster was a sensitive redhead with a particular fondness for poetry.
A notable development in the show was the relationship between Simone and Eric Mardian, an aspiring writer and, the most unlikely member of the IHP - Eric wore black leather, drove a motorcycle, a greaser, acted tough, ostensibly disliked anything academic. Eric hit on Simone and the two had an on-again-off-again romance. There was some turnover in the cast in seasons five. Janice left for Harvard, Maria went to Performing Arts High School, Jawaharlal moved to California with his family. New students included Aristotle McKenzie, described by Dennis as "this reject from Do the Right Thing" for his dreadlocks, Vicky Amory, a new-ager interested in quantum physics and skin-revealing clothing, Alex Torres, who had transferred from parochial school. T. J. Jones, who had first appeared as a potential IHP member in season three, was added to the program and the cast. Jasper Kwong was introduced as a new transfer student late in season four. Appearing as regulars throughout all five seasons were school administrators Dr. Harold Samuels the principal of Filmore High and Bernadette Meara.
Dr. Samuels was the overweight principal of the school, his attitude towards the IHP students was one of ambivalence: on the one hand, Dr. Samuels distrusted the kids, but at the same time he was proud of their achievements and valued the prestige they brought to the school, he distrusted the teaching methods of the class's teacher, Charlie Moore, concerned that Charlie's methods – which involved helping the IHP students branch out of their comfort zones and help them deal with the typical problems of kids their age, as well as using unorthodox methods of teaching the class subject at hand – might distract them too much from their studies. Ms. Meara was the level-headed assistant principal. There was some romantic tension between her and Charlie, although this came to nothing, she had a romantic friendship with Billy. In season 5, Mr Moore decide to quit. Billy Mcgregor is Mr Moore replacement and he is from Scotland. Unlike in the series, the students are allowed to call their new teacher Billy.
Miss Meara has a crush on him in the final series. The students get to prepare for the closing of Filmore High School. In the series, the students faced off against the rival Bronx High School of Science. In every season, the IHP students produced the school musical. Musicals staged by the students included Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Hair. A number of someday-famous actors made appearances including Brad Pitt. Show open The opening of the show features various New York landmarks as well as Charlie Moore's journey to work every day, he hitches a ride on the back of
Jack Frost (1998 film)
Jack Frost is a 1998 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. Keaton stars as the title character, a man who dies in a car accident and comes back to life as a snowman. Three of Frank Zappa's four children, Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa, appear in the film; the costume for Jack Frost's snowman form was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The film was released in Australia on December 1998 before the United States' release. Jack Frost is the lead singer in a rock band titled "The Jack Frost Band", based in the town of Medford, who make their living performing blues covers and an assortment of their own songs in the hope of signing a record deal, he returns to his 11-year-old son Charlie, who has just returned from a snowball fight against local bully Rory Buck. After they build a snowman in their front yard, Jack gives him his best harmonica, which he got the day Charlie was born, jokingly telling him that it's magical, he'll be able to hear it wherever he is.
Jack promises his wife Gabby that he will attend his son's hockey game, but misses it in favor of recording "Don't Lose Your Faith". To make up for it, Jack promises to take his family on a Christmas trip to the mountains, but is called in on a gig that could make or break his career. On his way there, Jack realizes his mistake and borrows his best friend Mac MacArthur's car to go home to his family. Jack encounters a bad storm that, due to a faulty windshield wiper on Mac's car, he is unable to navigate through, is killed in a crash. A year Charlie, depressed over his father's death, withdraws from all contact with his friends. One night, Charlie makes another snowman that bears as much of a resemblance to Jack as he can remember and plays Jack's harmonica just before going to sleep; the harmonica turns out to be magical after all, as it resurrects Jack and his spirit awakens in the snowman. Thrilled to be alive again, Jack ends up terrifying him; the next morning, Charlie attempts to run away from him.
When Charlie winds up in the snowball battlefield, Jack pelts Rory and the other children with snowballs and escapes with Charlie on a sled. After losing them, Charlie realizes that the snowman is his father after Jack uses his nickname "Charlie boy". Jack reconnects with Charlie and teaches him the values that he never got to teach him when he was alive. After some hockey lessons, Jack convinces Charlie to rejoin the team instead of continuing to grieve over his death, becoming their best player. In the meantime, Mac continues to be a friend of the family, while becoming a father figure to Charlie at Gabby's suggestion; as winter approaches its end, Jack struggles to get to Charlie's hockey game. Afterwards, Charlie decides to take Jack to the mountains where it is colder, but has a difficult time convincing Gabby to do so. Charlie comes across Rory, who insults the snowman by asking, more stupid. After Jack speaks in front of Rory by correcting his last sentence, Rory sympathizes with Charlie not having a father and helps him sneak Jack onto a truck en route to the mountains.
Jack and Charlie arrive at the isolated cabin that the family was going to stay at before Jack's death. Jack calls Gabby, nonchalantly asking her to come to the cabin to pick up Charlie. Jack tells a disheartened Charlie; when his wife arrives, the snowman shell dissipates. Jack tells Charlie he will be with him wherever he goes and, after saying farewell and giving his love to both his wife and son, returns to the afterlife. In the closing moments of the film, Charlie plays hockey with his group of friends, while Gabby watches and Mac plays music on the piano; the final street scene shows. In credits order. Michael Keaton as Jack Frost, Charlie's dad, the vocalist and harmonica player of The Jack Frost Band who died in a car accident while trying to come home to spend Christmas with his family, is brought back to life in the body of the snowman in Charlie's front yard after Charlie used the magic harmonica. Bruce Lanoil as Jack Frost's Snowman form Denise Cheshire as Jack Frost's Snowman form Kelly Preston as Gabby Frost, Jack's wife/widow.
Joseph Cross as Charlie Frost, Jack's son Mika Boorem as Natalie, Charlie's friend Andrew Lawrence as Tuck Gronic, Charlie's friend, Sid's son Eli Marienthal as Spencer, Charlie's friend Will Rothhaar as Dennis, Charlie's friend Taylor Handley as Rory Buck, a school bully who picks on Charlie, but befriends and sympathizes with Charlie as they bond over not having their fathers. Ahmet Zappa as Snowplow Driver Paul F. Tompkins as Audience Member Dweezil Zappa as John Kaplan, music agent Jay Johnston as TV Weatherman Jeff Cesario as Radio Announcer Scott Kraft as Natalie's Dad Ajai Sanders as TV Interviewer John Ennis as Truck Driver Wayne Federman as Dave, policeman Pat Crawford Brown as Ice Hockey Scorekeeper Trevor Rabin as Trevor, The Jack Frost Band Lead Guitarist Lili Haydn as Lili, The Jack Frost Band Violinist Lou Molino III as Lou, The Jack Frost Band Drummer Scott Colomby as Scott, The Jack Frost Band Bass Player Moon Unit Zappa as School Teacher The film features 22 tracks: Frosty the Snowman – The Jack Frost Band Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon Merry Christmas, Baby – Hanson Everytime We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter Rock an
The Lion King
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd Disney animated feature film, the fifth animated film produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance; the Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with a score by Hans Zimmer; the film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa and was influenced by William Shakespeare's Hamlet; the Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion, to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands.
Upon maturation living with two wastrels, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his childhood friend and his shaman, before returning to challenge Scar to end his tyranny and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King. Development of The Lion King began in 1988 during a meeting between Jeffrey Katzenberg, Roy E. Disney, Peter Schneider while promoting Oliver & Company in Europe. Thomas Disch wrote a film treatment, Woolverton developed the first scripts, while George Scribner was signed on as director, being joined by Allers. Production began in 1991 concurrently with Pocahontas, which wound up attracting many of Disney's top animators; some time after the staff traveled to Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya to research on the film's setting and animals, Scribner left production, disagreeing with the decision to turn the film into a musical, was replaced by Minkoff. When Hahn joined the project, he was dissatisfied with the script and the story was promptly rewritten.
Nearly 20 minutes of animation sequences were produced at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida. Computer animation was used in several scenes, most notably in the wildebeest stampede sequence; the Lion King was released on June 15, 1994, to a positive reaction from critics, who praised the film for its music and animation. However, the film drew controversy for its similarities to Osamu Tezuka's 1960s anime series Kimba the White Lion. With an initial worldwide gross of $766 million, it finished its theatrical run as the highest-grossing release of 1994 and the second-highest-grossing film of all time, it is the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time, as well as the best-selling film on home video, having sold over 30 million VHS tapes. The Lion King garnered two Academy Awards for its achievement in music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy; the film has led to many derived works, such as a Broadway adaptation. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant".
A CGI remake of the film directed by Jon Favreau is scheduled for a release in the United States on July 19, 2019. In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the animal kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa's and Queen Sarabi's newborn son, Simba, is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the baboon who serves as the shaman and advisor. Mufasa shows Simba the Pride Lands and explains to him the responsibilities of kingship and the "circle of life", which connects all living things. Mufasa's younger brother, covets the throne and plots to eliminate Mufasa and Simba, so he may become king, he tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephants' graveyard, where they are attacked by three spotted hyenas, Banzai, Ed, who are in league with Scar. Mufasa is alerted about the incident by his majordomo, the hornbill Zazu, rescues the cubs. Though upset with Simba, Mufasa forgives him and explains that the great kings of the past watch over them from the night sky, from which he will one day watch over Simba.
Scar sets a trap for his brother and nephew, luring Simba into a gorge and having the hyenas drive a large herd of wildebeest into a stampede that will trample him. He informs Mufasa of Simba's peril. Mufasa ends up hanging perilously from the gorge's edge. Scar refuses to help Mufasa, he convinces Simba that the tragedy was Simba's own fault and advises him to leave the kingdom and never return. He orders the hyenas to kill the cub. Scar tells the pride that both Mufasa and Simba were killed in the stampede and steps forward as the new king, allowing his three hyena minions and the rest of their large pack to live in the Pride Lands. Simba collapses in a desert and is rescued by Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and warthog, who are fellow outcasts. Simba grows up in the jungle with his two new friends, living a carefree life under the motto "hakuna matata". Now a young adult, Simba rescues Pumbaa from a hungry lioness, who turns out to be Nala, she and Simba reunite and fall in
The Emperor's New Groove
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 40th animated Disney feature film, the film was directed by Mark Dindal, written by David Reynolds and starring David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton and Wendie Malick; the film follows a selfish young Incan emperor named Kuzco, transformed into a llama by his ex-advisor Yzma. In order for the emperor to change back into a human, he trusts a village leader named Pacha who escorts him back to the palace. Development for the film began in 1994 where it was conceived as a musical epic titled Kingdom of the Sun. Following his directorial debut with The Lion King, Roger Allers recruited English musician Sting to compose songs for the film; because of the underwhelming box office performances of Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mark Dindal was brought in as co-director in order to add a comedic mood. Due to poor test screenings, creative differences with Dindal and production falling behind schedule, Allers departed the project in which the film shifted from its dramatic musical approach into a more lighthearted comedy film.
A documentary about the making of the film, titled The Sweatbox, details the production troubles that the film endured during its six years of development. The Emperor's New Groove was released in theaters on December 15, 2000 where it performed disappointingly at the box office compared to the string of successful Disney movies released in the 1990s, grossing $169 million on a $100 million budget, but found larger success in home media where it became the top-selling DVD release of 2001, it received positive reviews from critics who praised it as one of the best films released during Disney's post-Renaissance era and the most comedic. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "My Funny Friend and Me" performed by Sting but lost to "Things Have Changed" by Bob Dylan from Wonder Boys. A direct-to-video sequel to the film titled Kronk's New Groove, was released in 2005 and an animated television series titled The Emperor's New School aired on Disney Channel from 2006 to 2008.
Narrated by himself throughout the film, Kuzco is the selfish and egotistical emperor of the Inca kingdom who punishes anyone who disappoints him or "throws off his groove". Kuzco meets up with Pacha, a kind peasant and village leader, tells him that he plans to demolish Pacha's village to build himself a lavish summer resort called "Kuzcotopia", leaving Pacha despondent; when Kuzco fires his conniving adviser Yzma for taking advantage of her privileges, along with her dim-witted henchman Kronk, plots to take the throne. Yzma devises a scheme to murder Kuzco at dinner by poisoning his drink, but after Kuzco consumes it, instead of dying, he transforms into a llama, much to Yzma's shock and confusion. Yzma has Kronk knock Kuzco unconscious, before asking to examine the vial, finds, to her anger, that due to faulty labeling, Kronk has inadvertently spiked Kuzco's drink with "extract of llama" instead of the intended poison, she stuffs Kuzco in a orders Kronk to dispose of him. Kronk at the last moment changes his mind and saves him, but misplaces the sack on a cart belonging to Pacha.
Pacha returns home, unaware of the unconscious llama on his cart. When he wakes, Kuzco blames Pacha for his transformation and orders him to return him to the capital. Pacha offers to do so only if Kuzco changes his mind about Kuzcotopia, to which Kuzco at first refuses, decides to go by himself, smugly ignoring Pacha's warning that going through the jungle at night is dangerous. However, after running afoul of the local wildlife, he takes Pacha up on his offer, secretly planning to go back on his word once he is safe; the two survive many ordeals in the jungle, Pacha finds Kuzco has a kinder side to him underneath his ego and believes he will remain true to his word. Meanwhile, Yzma soon learns that Kronk failed to kill Kuzco; the two set out to find Kuzco. The next day, both pairs arrive at a jungle diner at the same time. Pacha overhears Yzma's plan to kill him and tries to warn Kuzco, but Kuzco does not believe him and announces that he still plans to destroy Pacha's village, leading to a falling out between the two.
However, Kuzco soon overhears Kronk's scheming. Realizing no one in his kingdom misses him because of his selfishness, Kuzco leaves the diner on his own, planning on living out his days as a llama. Pacha catches up, still willing to help Kuzco return to normal. Kuzco apologizes for his selfishness and they set off for Pacha's house to resupply; when they arrive, Yzma is there. Pacha has his family giving him and Kuzco a head start back to the capital, they head to Yzma's laboratory and find numerous transformation potions, including the antidote, but Yzma and Kronk have somehow arrived first. Yzma orders Kronk to kill the pair, but Kronk cannot bring himself to do so and ends up turning against Yzma after she spitefully insults his cooking. After dropping him down a trap door, Yzma intentionally knocks all the potions to the floor and, while Pacha and Kuzco search for the correct potion, orders the palace guards to capture the pair under the pretense that they killed the emperor. To hold them off, Pacha knocks a table of other vials and flasks into the guards, dousing them in several potions and turning them into certain animals.
Unable to find the correct vial and Kuzco grab as many as Pacha can hold, while fleeing, they try the various potions
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