Dr. Julius No is a fictional character in the 1958 James Bond novel and its 1962 film adaptation Dr. No, the first of the series, in which he was portrayed by actor Joseph Wiseman; the novel explains that Dr. No was born in Peking to a German Methodist missionary and a Chinese girl, but was raised by his aunt; as an adult, he went to Shanghai, where he was involved with the Tongs, a Chinese crime syndicate. He was smuggled to the United States and settled in New York City, where he became a clerk and Treasurer for a Tong in America, called the "Hip-Sings". In the late 1920s, a mob war broke out in New York. No disappeared, but the Tongs tortured him to find the location of the gold. When No refused to tell them, the Tongs cut off his hands, shot him through the left side of the chest and left him for dead. No survived, due to a condition called dextrocardia, in which his heart is on the right side of the body. No spent a long time in hospital enrolled in medical school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he adopted the title of Doctor and changed his name to Julius No, symbolic of his rejection of his father, whose given name was Julius.
As in the film, No fits himself with metal manual prostheses, but the book describes them as simple pincers. In physical appearance, Dr. No is tall and thin, he is described as being at least 6 inches taller than Bond, six feet tall, meaning that he's around 6 ft 6 inches in height. His head is said to be shaped like a "reverse oil drop", due to his round head, pointed chin and the yellowish tinge of his skin. In the novel he wears a gunmetal coloured kimono, he wears one of the first pair of contact lenses, has had a lip slice cosmetic surgery, as well as wearing stocked shoes in order to make himself taller. All of these factors were employed by No to conceal his identity from the Tongs. With the million dollars from the Tong, he purchases rare stamps in order to preserve his money against inflation, he employs Jamaican and Cuban laborers on good wages for the guano works, brutally supervised by Jamaican "Chigroes". No one who comes to the island is allowed to leave. No, with aid from the Soviets, sabotages the nearby tests of American missiles by jamming their signals and making them land and explode on a different target than that planned.
This forces the Americans to spend money redesigning their missiles. He recovers unexploded missiles from the ocean and turns them over to the Russians. Bond does not learn of No's plot until he and Quarrel — with Honey Rider, who would trespass to find shells — had infiltrated Crab Key and been captured. Bond had gone there after Commander Strangways had murdered by No's henchmen. Bond kills No by suffocating him in a mound of guano. Miss Taro Miss Chung Sister Rose May Riker Other various "Chigroes" The Three Blind Mice Dr. No is a brilliant scientist with an implied Napoleon complex, an example of the mad scientist trope, he is a self-described "unwanted child of a German missionary and a Chinese girl of a good family". He "became treasurer of the most powerful criminal society in China", he "escaped to America with $10,000,000" of Tong gold bullion. He specialized in radiation, which cost him both of his hands. No's hands are lacking in manual dexterity which leads to his demise, he offered his skills and expertise to the Americans, the Soviets, but was rejected by both superpowers.
To get revenge, No joined the criminal organization SPECTRE and relocated to his island in Crab Key in Jamaica. When Bond is sent to investigate the murder of two British agents and any possible connection with recent rocket disasters, No orders several attempts on 007's life, he is displeased with henchman Professor Dent's failures, such as through the chauffeur Jones. He gives Dent a venomous spider, released in Bond's room whilst he sleeps. No fails in his own attempts to kill Bond. No captures Bond and Honey Rider when they trespass on his island, they are put through a decontamination shower since No's henchmen detected radiation on them. Inviting them to dinner at his private apartment, he offers Bond a position in his organization, but Bond refuses. Bond escapes through a ventilation shaft, disguises himself with a radiation suit. Bond enters the control area where No and his assistants are preparing to disrupt the launch of an American rocket. Bond sabotages No's pool-type nuclear reactor, allowing the American missile to launch while No and most of his henchmen do not understand it.
When No observes Bond's sabotage, the two men fight while the personnel flees the imminent explosion. They fall onto a small platform that descends into the boiling coolant of the overheating reactor. Bond manages to climb out, but No cannot get a grip on the metal framework, due to his metal hands, is poached alive. Bond frees Honey from where she has been chain
The Happy Thieves
The Happy Thieves is a 1961 American crime/comedy-drama film starring Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth and directed by George Marshall. The film is based on the novel The Oldest Confession by Richard Condon; the film was poorly received, with star Harrison describing it as "absolute rubbish". A painting belonging to Duchess Blanca is stolen from a castle in Spain by the clever Jimmy Bourne and his partner in crime, Eve Lewis, it is stolen from the thieves, however, by the cousin of the duchess. Eve wants to go straight, but Muñoz blackmails her and Jim, demanding they steal another valuable artwork, a Goya, from the Prado museum. A duplicate is created by Jean Marie Calbert and a switch is planned during the farewell bullfight of a matador whom the duchess intends to wed. Munoz shoots the matador. During the ensuing chaos and Eve switch the paintings, they find Munoz dead, killed in vengeance by the duchess. Jim is sentenced to 5 years in prison. Eve vows to wait for him. Rita Hayworth as Eve Lewis Rex Harrison as Jimmy Bourne Joseph Wiseman as Jean Marie Calbert Alida Valli as Duchess Blanca Grégoire Aslan as Dr. Victor Muñoz Virgilio Teixeira as Cayetano the Bullfighter Peter Illing as Mr. Pickett Britt Ekland as Mrs. Pickett George Rigaud as Spanish Police Inspector Gérard Tichy as Antonio, Prado Museum Guard The film was produced by Hayworth's production company Hillworth Productions A.
G. and distributed by United Artists. The film's executive producer was Hayworth's then-husband James Hill. During a test bullfight, a melody based on Gernikako Arbola can be heard. List of American films of 1961 The Happy Thieves on IMDb
Joan of Arc (1948 film)
Joan of Arc is a 1948 American hagiographic epic film directed by Victor Fleming, starring Ingrid Bergman as the French religious icon and war heroine. It was produced by Walter Wanger, it is based on Maxwell Anderson's successful Broadway play Joan of Lorraine, which starred Bergman, was adapted for the screen by Anderson himself, in collaboration with Andrew Solt. It is the only film of an Anderson play. Unlike the play Joan of Lorraine, a drama that shows how the story of Joan affects a group of actors who are performing it, the film is a straightforward recounting of the life of the French heroine, it begins with an painted shot of the inside of a basilica with a shaft of light descending from heaven, shining down from the ceiling, a solemn off-screen voice pronouncing the canonization of the Maid of Orleans. The opening page of what appears to be a church manuscript recounting Joan's life in Latin is shown on the screen, while some uncredited voiceover narration by actor Shepperd Strudwick sets up the tale.
The actual story of Joan begins, from the time she becomes convinced that she has been divinely called to save France to her being burnt at the stake at the hands of the English and the Burgundians. Joan of Arc was made in 1947–1948 by an independent company, Sierra Pictures, created for this production, not to be confused with the production company with the same name that made silent films. Filming began 16 September 1947 and was done at Hal Roach Studios, with location scenes shot in the Los Angeles area; the 1948 Sierra Pictures never produced another film after Joan of Arc. Bergman had been lobbying to play Joan for many years, this film was considered a dream project for her, it received mixed reviews and lower-than-expected box office, though it was not a "financial disaster" as is claimed. Donald Spoto, in a biography of Ingrid Bergman claims that "the critics' denunciations notwithstanding, the film earned back its investment with a sturdy profit"; the movie is considered by some to mark the start of a low period in the actress's career that would last until she made Anastasia in 1956.
In April 1949, five months after the release of the film, before it had gone out on general release, the revelation of Bergman's extramarital relationship with Italian director Roberto Rossellini brought her American screen career to a temporary halt. The nearly two-and-a-half-hour film was subsequently drastically edited for its general release, was not restored to its original length for nearly fifty years. Bergman and co-star José Ferrer received Academy Award nominations for their performances; the film was director Victor Fleming's last project—he died only two months after its release. In Michael Sragow's 2008 biography of the director, he claims that Fleming, who was, according to Sragrow, romantically involved with Ingrid Bergman at the time, was unhappy with the finished product, wept upon seeing it for the first time. Sragrow speculates that the disappointment of the failed relationship and the failure of the film may have led to Fleming's fatal heart attack, but there is no real evidence to support this.
While contemporary critics may have agreed with Fleming's assessment of Joan of Arc, more recent reviewers of the restored complete version on DVD have not. The movie was first released in November 1948 by RKO; when the film was shortened for its general release in 1950, 45 minutes being cut out. The movie was first released in November 1948 by RKO; when the film was shortened for its general release in September 1950, it was distributed not by RKO, but by a company called Balboa Film Distributors, the same company which re-released Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn starring Ingrid Bergman. The complete 145 minute version of Joan of Arc remained unseen in the U. S. for about forty-nine years. Although the complete Technicolor negatives remained in storage in Hollywood, the original soundtrack was thought to be lost; the movie was restored in 1998 after an uncut print in mint condition was found in Europe, containing the only known copy of the complete soundtrack. When it appeared on DVD, the restored complete version was hailed by online movie critics as being much superior to the edited version.
It was released on DVD in 2004. The edited version received its first television showing on CBS on the evening of April 12, 1968, has been shown on Ted Turner's WTCG and on cable several times. Although the complete, unedited version of the film was scheduled to be shown on American television for the first time on February 13, 2011, by Turner Classic Movies, with a broadcast window of 2-1/2 hours, it was pulled and the 100 minute edited version was presented on Sunday, February 27. However, the full-length version was shown on Turner Classic Movies on March 13, 2011; this marked the first time that the complete unedited version had been shown on American television. It appears to have supplanted the edited version. There are several differences between the full-length roadshow version of the film and the edited general release version. One, noticeable is that there is a snippet from Joan's trial during the opening narration in the edited version, whereas in the full-length version, the events of Joan's life are shown in chronological order.
The narration is more detailed in the edited version than in the complete ve
Magnum, P. I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 during its first-run broadcast on the American television network CBS. According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P. I. ranked in the top twenty U. S. television programs during the first five years of its original run in the United States. A reboot series of the same name was ordered to series on May 11, 2018, premiered on September 24, 2018 on CBS. Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV is a private investigator played by Tom Selleck, he resides in the guest house of a 200-acre beachfront estate called Robin's Nest, in Hawaii, at the invitation of its owner, Robin Masters, the celebrated, but never-seen, author of several dozen lurid novels. Ostensibly this is quid pro quo for Magnum's services based upon his expertise in security; the voice of Robin Masters, heard only in five episodes, was provided by Orson Welles. Magnum lives a luxurious life on the estate and operates as a P.
I. on cases that suit him. The only thorn in the side of his near-perfect lifestyle is Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, played by John Hillerman. An ex-British Army Sergeant Major, he is on the surface a stern, "by-the-book" caretaker of Robin's Nest, whose strict ways conflict with Magnum's more easy-going methods, he patrols Robin's Nest with his two highly-trained "lads", Doberman Pinschers named Zeus and Apollo. Magnum has free use of the guest house and the car, a Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, but as a humorous aside in various episodes has to bargain with Higgins for use of estate amenities such as the tennis courts, wine cellar and expensive cameras; the relationship between Magnum and Higgins is cool, but as the series progressed, an unspoken respect and fondness of sorts grew between the pair. Many episodes dedicated more screen time to this "odd couple" pairing after the relationship proved popular with fans. A recurrent theme throughout the last two seasons, starting in the episode "Paper War", involves Magnum's sneaking suspicion that Higgins is Robin Masters since he opens Robin's mail, calls Robin's Ferrari "his car" etc.
This suspicion is neither proved nor disproved, although in at least one episode Higgins is shown alone in a room, picking up a ringing phone and talking to Robin Masters, indicating they are two different persons. Aside from Higgins, Magnum's two main companions on the islands are Theodore Calvin "T. C.", who runs a local helicopter charter service called "Island Hoppers", finds himself persuaded by Magnum to fly him during various cases, Orville Wilbur Richard "Rick" Wright, who refuses to use his given name Orville and who owns a local bar. In the pilot episode, this was "Rick's Cafe Americain" in town, inspired by Casablanca, with Rick appearing in suitable 1930s attire. After completing the pilot, executives felt that audiences would be unable to connect with this element. Instead, Rick moved to running the plush, beachside King Kamehameha Club, which has exclusive membership and Higgins on the board of directors. Magnum strolls around the club, using its facilities and running up an ever-unpaid tab, further fueling the Magnum-Higgins feud.
T. C. and Rick are both former Marines from Marine Observation Squadron 2 with whom Magnum, a former Navy SEAL and Naval Intelligence officer, served in the Vietnam War. The series was one of the first to deal with Vietnam veterans as "human beings" and not as shell-shocked killers, was praised by many ex-servicemen groups for doing so. Magnum dupes or bribes T. C. and Rick into aiding him on his cases, much to their frustration, though the deep friendship within the group, including Higgins, proved to be one of the key elements of the program over its eight-season run. Magnum comes and goes as he pleases, works only when he wants, has the unlimited use of the Ferrari and many other luxuries of the estate, he keeps a mini-refrigerator with a endless supply of beer, wears his father's treasured Rolex GMT Master wristwatch and is surrounded by countless beautiful women, who are victims of crime, his clients, or are connected in various other ways to the cases he solves. Other characteristics specific to Magnum are his thick moustache, baseball caps, a rubber chicken, a variety of colorful Aloha shirts.
Nearly every episode is narrated, by Magnum at various points. At the end of the seventh season, Magnum was to be killed off. Following an outcry from fans who demanded a more satisfactory conclusion, an eighth season was produced to bring Magnum "back to life" and to round off the series. Tom Selleck as Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV Roger E. Mosley as Theodore "T. C." Calvin Larry Manetti as Rick Wright John Hillerman as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III Zeus The Doberman Pinscher as Zeus Apollo The Doberman Pinscher as Apollo Lt. Yoshi Tanaka: A homicide-division police lieutenant with the Honolulu police department, he has a slight Lieutenant Columbo-like enigmatic quality, characterized by his casual dress and ironic sense of humor, he is like Magnum, a Detroit Tigers fan. He is murdered early in the episode Tiger's Fan and appeared in Seasons 2–8. Agatha Chumley: Higgins' quintessentially English lady friend, who seems to have a crush on Higgins, her first appearance was in the episode "Black on White."
She appeared in Seasons 3–8. Colonel "Buck" Greene: A M
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (film)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 Canadian comedy-drama film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Richard Dreyfuss. It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler. Duddy Kravitz is a restless young Jewish man growing up poor in Montreal, his cab driver father Max and his rich uncle Benjy are proud of Duddy's older brother Lenny, whom Benjy is putting through medical school. Only his grandfather shows the motherless Duddy any attention. Duddy gets a summer job as a waiter at a kosher resort hotel in the Laurentian Mountains, his hustle and coarse manners irritate condescending college student and fellow waiter Irwin. Irwin gets his girlfriend Linda, the daughter of the hotel's owner, to persuade Duddy to stage a clandestine roulette game. Unbeknownst to Duddy, the roulette wheel is crooked, he loses his entire $300 earnings to Irwin and some hotel guests; the other waiters make Irwin give back the money. Unaware of this, the hotel guests, led by Farber, feel bad and give him a further $500.
Duddy starts a romantic relationship with French-Canadian Yvette. One day, Yvette takes him on a picnic beside a lake. Duddy is stunned by the beauty of the setting, his ambition crystallizes: taking to heart his grandfather's maxim that "a man without land is nobody", he decides he will buy all the property around the lake and develop it; because the current owners might not want to sell to a Jew, he gets Yvette to front for him. Duddy sets out to raise the money, he hires blacklisted alcoholic film director Friar to film weddings and bar mitzvahs. His first customer is Farber. If he does not like the result, he will not pay. Despite Friar's artistic pretensions, the film is a success, more orders are forthcoming. However, when a piece of land comes up for sale, Duddy does not have enough money, he begs his father to get him an appointment with his friend Dingleman, "the Boy Wonder", a rich, successful businessman-cum-gangster who had humble beginnings. Dingleman turns down his request for a loan but invites him to discuss his scheme on a train to New York.
It turns out. On the train, Duddy meets good-natured Virgil and offers to buy his pinball machines, which are illegal in the United States; when Virgil shows up, Duddy does not have enough money to pay him, so Duddy hires Virgil as a truck driver though he has epilepsy. Tragedy strikes when Virgil crashes. Duddy is guilt-ridden. Blaming Duddy, Yvette leaves him to care for Virgil. Duddy becomes alarmed; when the last piece of property Duddy needs comes on the market, Dingleman bids for it. Desperate, Duddy forges Virgil's signature on a check to buy the land, leading to a final rupture with Yvette and Virgil. Undeterred, Duddy proudly takes Max and his grandfather to see his property; when Dingleman shows up to offer to raise the financing for its development, Duddy mocks him. Duddy's grandfather, refuses to pick out a plot for his farm, as Yvette told him what Duddy did to get it. Duddy tries but fails to reconcile with Yvette, she tells him that she never wants to see him again; the final scene shows Duddy having risen far enough in society to run a tab at the local diner, his father boasting about how his son made it.
The film was Kotcheff's second adaptation of Richler's 1959 novel. In 1961, he had directed a television play for ITV's Armchair Theatre based on Kravitz, with Hugh Futcher in the title role. American producer Samuel Z. Arkoff was approached to make the film, but wanted to turn Duddy into a Greek character. Few Canadians were cast for box office and artistic reasons. Duddy Kravitz has an important place in Canadian film history as it was the most commercially successful Canadian film made at the time of its release, has thus been described as a'coming of age' for Canadian cinema; the film has been designated and preserved as a "masterwork" by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of Canada’s audio-visual heritage. The Toronto International Film Festival ranked it in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time twice, in 1984 and 1993. In the period between shooting Duddy Kravitz and seeing the completed movie, Richard Dreyfuss was offered, turned down, the role of Matt Hooper in Jaws.
After he had seen the final cut of Kravitz, Dreyfuss felt his performance was so bad that it could end his movie career. Discovering that the role of Hooper had still not been cast, he jumped at it to ensure that he was safely under contract to make another movie before anybody at Universal Pictures heard any negative press about Kravitz, it was shown as part of the Cannes Classics section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Berlin International Film Festival – Golden Bear Award Canadian Film Awards – Film of the Year Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium – Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay – Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film In 1984 in Edmonton, Canada, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was adapted into a musical. A 1987 adaptation premiered in Philadelphia. A newly updated version of the musical had its debut in Montreal in 2015 wi
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian. Canada is a multilingual and multicultural society home to people of many different ethnic and national origins, with the majority of the population made up of Old World immigrants and their descendants. Following the initial period of French and the much larger British colonization, different waves of immigration and settlement of non-indigenous peoples took place over the course of nearly two centuries and continue today. Elements of Indigenous, French and more recent immigrant customs and religions have combined to form the culture of Canada, thus a Canadian identity. Canada has been influenced by its linguistic and economic neighbour—the United States. Canadian independence from the United Kingdom grew over the course of many years since the formation of the Canadian Confederation in 1867.
World War I and World War II in particular, gave rise to a desire among Canadians to have their country recognized as a fully-fledged sovereign state with a distinct citizenship. Legislative independence was established with the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Canadian Citizenship Act of 1946 took effect on January 1, 1947, full sovereignty was achieved with the patriation of the constitution in 1982. Canada's nationality law mirrored that of the United Kingdom. Legislation since the mid-20th century represents Canadians' commitment to multilateralism and socioeconomic development; as of 2010, Canadians make up only 0.5% of the world's total population, having relied upon immigration for population growth and social development. 41% of current Canadians are first- or second-generation immigrants, 20% of Canadian residents in the 2000s were not born in the country. Statistics Canada projects that, by 2031, nearly one-half of Canadians above the age of 15 will be foreign-born or have one foreign-born parent.
Indigenous peoples, according to the 2011 Canadian Census, numbered at 1,400,685 or 4.3% of the country's 33,476,688 population. While the first contact with Europeans and indigenous peoples in Canada had occurred a century or more before, the first group of permanent settlers were the French, who founded the New France settlements, in present-day Quebec and Ontario. 100 Irish-born families would settle the Saint Lawrence Valley by 1700, assimilating into the Canadien population and culture. During the 18th and 19th century; this arrival of newcomers led to the creation of the Métis, an ethnic group of mixed European and First Nations parentage. The British conquest of New France was preceded by a small number of Germans and Swedes who settled alongside the Scottish in Port Royal, Nova Scotia, while some Irish immigrated to the Colony of Newfoundland. In the wake of the British Conquest of 1760 and the Expulsion of the Acadians, many families from the British colonies in New England moved over into Nova Scotia and other colonies in Canada, where the British made farmland available to British settlers on easy terms.
More settlers arrived during and after the American Revolutionary War, when 60,000 United Empire Loyalists fled to British North America, a large portion of whom settled in New Brunswick. After the War of 1812, British and Irish immigration was encouraged throughout Rupert's Land, Upper Canada and Lower Canada. Between 1815 and 1850, some 800,000 immigrants came to the colonies of British North America from the British Isles as part of the Great Migration of Canada; these new arrivals included some Gaelic-speaking Highland Scots displaced by the Highland Clearances to Nova Scotia. The Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s increased the pace of Irish immigration to Prince Edward Island and the Province of Canada, with over 35,000 distressed individuals landing in Toronto in 1847 and 1848. Descendants of Francophone and Anglophone northern Europeans who arrived in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries are referred to as Old Stock Canadians. Beginning in the late 1850s, the immigration of Chinese into the Colony of Vancouver Island and Colony of British Columbia peaked with the onset of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.
The Chinese Immigration Act placed a head tax on all Chinese immigrants, in hopes of discouraging Chinese immigration after completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The population of Canada has risen, doubling every 40 years, since the establishment of the Canadian Confederation in 1867. In the mid-to-late 19th century, Canada had a policy of assisting immigrants from Europe, including an estimated 100,000 unwanted "Home Children" from Britain. Block settlement communities were established throughout western Canada between the late 19th and early 20th centuries; some were planned and others were spontaneously created by the settlers themselves. Canada was now receiving a large number of European immigrants, predominantly Italians, Scandinavians, Dutch and Ukrainians. Legislative restrictions on immigration that had favoured British and other European immigrants were a
John Adams High School (Queens)
John Adams High School is a public high school in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York City. Planning for the school began in 1927 and classes commenced in September 1930. At around the same time the city built several other high schools from the same plans, including Samuel J. Tilden High School, Far Rockaway High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Bayside High School, Grover Cleveland High School; as of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,622 students and 169.7 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 15.5:1. There were 251 eligible for reduced-cost lunch. John Adams has a basement; the basement contains the cafeteria, locker rooms, weight-training room, a swimming pool, numerous classrooms, a Northwell-LIJ School Based Health Center that opened in 2015. The campus of John Adams is six by three city blocks, with baseball, tennis and football fields behind the school; the school has three gymnasiums. There is a library, an auditorium, a Virtual Enterprise Room, a simulated business class, several computer and science labs throughout all three floors.
Grade levels: 9 to 12 Ethnicity: 4% White 28% Black 37% Hispanic 28% Asian/Pacific Islander. Gender %: 52.8 Male, 47.2 Female Attendance: 79.9% Graduation rate: 53.6%. 6-year graduation rate: 67.2% as of 2009-2010. College enrollment: 42.8% Current School Grade: John Adams received a from the Board of Education. - 2009-2010. The school offers specialized programs in vision care as well as dental technology. Taking single sessions of math and English frees up more time for students to enjoy electives and Advanced Placement courses; the school offers College Now, a program run by CUNY offering accredited college courses on site at the high school. The school has "collaborative team teaching" classes, where two teachers work with a group of special- and general education students. All incoming freshman may take classes the summer before and after the 9th grade, which means that they can start the 10th grade with as many as 19 of the 44 credits required for graduation. For older students who are at risk of dropping out, there is the PM program—an afternoon session designed to deliver instruction of core subjects in a single classroom environment.
The school offers nighttime GED programs and vocational training. Vocational training is handled off-site; the school offers special ed for those with learning challenges. Eddie Buczynski, prominent Wiccan and gay activist, he attended from 1962 till dropping out in 1964 because of the bullying that he had faced at the school. Jimmy Breslin, acclaimed columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, the Daily News, the New York Journal American and other venues and author of numerous books, he is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Steve Cangialosi, play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils on MSG Plus and the New York Red Bulls on the MSG Network. Mortimer Caplin, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, law professor and tax attorney Jackie Gleason, American actor. Keith Gottfried, former General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a senior official in the administration of President George W. Bush, is a 1983 graduate and the former Editor-in-Chief of the school's newspaper, The Campus.
Jack Lord, American actor and the star of the long-running TV show "Hawaii Five-O,". Richard Parsons, International business leader, former CEO of Time-Warner, Citi-Bank, General-Consul to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Presidential Advisor. Bernadette Peters, American actress Jermaine Turner, American professional basketball player Jason Wingreen, American actor, the original voice of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. Joseph Wiseman, American actor. Nick Santamaria, Mike Mincelli and Vinnie Narcardo, founding members of The Capris vocal group, their most famous Doo Wop recording was "There's a Moon Out Tonight". Lenny Schultz, acclaimed television comedian and stand-up comic who taught physical education at John Adams High School while at the same time appearing on television shows such as the Tonight Show, Late Night With David Letterman, the Merv Griffin Show, NBC's Laugh-In, Blansky's Beauties, Ball Four, The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show, Drawing Power Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees announcer List of high schools in New York City List of school districts in New York John Adams High School at schools.nyc.gov