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Lay-Pritchett House

The Lay-Pritchett House is a historic house on Stevenstown Road in Westbrook, Connecticut. Built about 1737 and enlarged several times since, it is distinctive for retaining its core elements in their original configuration and without significant alteration; the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The Lay-Pritchett House stands in a rural setting in northern Westbrook, oriented facing south on a 3-acre parcel on the west side of Stevenstown Road, just south of its junction with Pritchett Lane, it is a two-story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with two chimneys, a leanto section giving it a typical New England saltbox appearance. A modern ell extends further to the rear; the interior follows a center hall plan, with two rooms on either side of the hall. The interior finishes are entirely original on the ground floor, with hand-hewn exposed beams, vertical lapped-board wainscoting, plaster above. Doors and their hardware appear to be original as well. Traditionally described as the oldest house in the Patchogue area of Westbrook, the present main block was built in stages at several points in the 18th century.

It was attached to an older structure, traditionally dated to 1648 and demolished c. 1891, whose large chimney now forms one of those in the main block. Most of this construction was done by members of the Lay family, who have a long history in Westbrook. National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Connecticut

It Conquered the World

It Conquered the World is an independently made 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film and directed by Roger Corman, starring Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, Beverly Garland, Sally Fraser. It Conquered the World was released theatrically by American International Pictures as a double feature with The She-Creature, it Conquered the World concerns an alien creature from the planet Venus that secretly wants to take control of the Earth. The creature makes radio contact with a disillusioned human scientist, who agrees to help because the scientist believes such an alien intervention will bring peace and save a doomed humanity from itself. Dr. Tom Anderson, an embittered scientist, has made contact with a Venusian creature, while using his radio transmitter; the alien's secret motivation is to take complete control of the Earth by enslaving humanity using mind control devices. Anderson agrees to help the creature and intends to allow it to assimilate his wife and friend Dr. Paul Nelson; the Venusian disrupts all electric power on Earth, including motor vehicles, leaving Dr. Nelson to resort to riding a bicycle.

After avoiding a flying bat-like creature which carries the mind control device, Dr. Nelson returns home to find his wife newly assimilated, she attempts to force his own assimilation using another bat-creature in her possession, he ends up being forced to kill her in self-defense. By the only people who are still free from the Venusian's influence are Nelson, Anderson's wife and a group of army soldiers on station in the nearby woods. Nelson persuades the paranoid Anderson that he has made a horrible mistake in blindly trusting the Venusian's motives, allying himself with a creature bent on world domination; when they discover Tom's wife has taken a rifle to the alien's cave in order to kill it, they hurriedly follow her, but the creature kills Claire Anderson before the two doctors can rescue her. Seeing the loss of everything he holds dear, Dr. Anderson viciously attacks the Venusian by holding a blowtorch to the creature's face, it Conquered the World was written by Lou Rusoff, but before being completed, Rusoff's brother died and he had to leave for Canada.

Corman called in Charles Griffith to do a final rewrite, two days before filming began. Griffith does have a small part as a scientist; the design of the creature was Corman's idea, he thought that coming from a big planet, It would have evolved to deal with heavy gravity and would therefore be low to the ground. Corman admitted this was a mistake, saying the creature would have been more frightening had It been larger or taller; when Beverly Garland first saw the creature, she commented "That conquered the world?" and kicked It over. Based on this action, the design of the creature was reworked; the creature's working pincers were broken on the first day of shooting, but its arms could still be raised. The melting eye effect was completed using chocolate syrup. Griffith on the creature prop: I called it Denny Dimwit and somebody else called it an ice-cream cone. I was around when Paul Blaisdell was building it, he thought the camera would make it look bigger. I have some photographs of it in construction the only ones in existence.

I asked for my name not to be on that picture, so I was unbilled. It got good reviews, it Conquered the World was released theatrically by AIP in July 1956 on a double bill with The She-Creature. The film received an "X" certificate in the UK, meaning the picture could only be seen by adults. At issue, the scene of the creature being destroyed by a blowtorch was seen as animal cruelty. However, producer Samuel Z. Arkoff convinced the film board that the violence was against a otherworldly person, not an animal, earning the film its passing certificate. During the 1960s, It Conquered the World was syndicated to television by American International Television. VHS versions appeared in the 1990s on the US home video market, but these are no longer in distribution, nor is the film available on DVD or Blu-ray in the US or in the UK. Film historian and critic Leonard Maltin called It Conquered the World "... well acted and interesting but awkwardly plotted". Variety found the movie a cut above normal, despite its low budget, praised the "remarkable adult questions" asked by the screenplay.

Time Out magazine, gave the film a negative review, criticizing its poor special effects. Critic Tony Rayns opined, "You have to see a movie like this to realise that film-makers who feel they have nothing to lose are rarer than you'd think"; the Chicago Reader gave the film a positive review, saying, "Amazingly, this 1953 picture isn't half bad". Allmovie gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, calling it an "above-average quickie". In 2001, Susan Hart, the widow of AIP co-founder James H. Nicholson, sued A&E Networks for copyright infringement after the channel used footage from the film in a documentary about Peter Graves. In 1966, It Conquered the World was remade in 16mm color by self-proclaimed "schlockmeister" Larry Buchanan after he secured rights from AIP. Frank Zappa's 1974 live album Roxy & Elsewhere referred to the film in the introduction for the song "Cheepnis"; the film's closing monologue inspired the similar ending of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The end of the film was shown at the beginning of Mistress of the Dark.

In 1991, It Conquered the World was the subject of

WAFL Women's

WAFL Women's is an Australian rules football league based in Perth, Western Australia. The WAFLW is the premier women's football competition in Western Australia and is contested by five clubs owned and operated by clubs in the men's West Australian Football League; the league was established in 2018 by the West Australian Football Commission and West Australian Women's Football League, the latter having been the leading body and league for women's football in the state from 1987 to 2018. The league runs from May to September, running concurrently with the WAFL and is the second primary women's football competition for West Australian footballers underneath the semi-professional AFL Women's competition. Five of the ten WAFL men's clubs fielded teams in the inaugural 2019 season. Neither of the West Australian AFLW teams field teams in the league, meaning some of their contracted players play for one of the WAFLW clubs; the following is a list of the grand final results. The Dhara Kerr Fairest and Best Award is presented to the player/s considered the fairest and best throughout the home-and-away season.

The award was part of the original West Australian Women's Football League competition and was carried over to the WAFLW. Kerr was born in Warrnambool, Victoria in 1971 and died in Perth in 1995, three years after she had relocated to Western Australia and begun playing football for Innaloo. AFL Women's West Australian Football League WAFL and WAFLW official website

Henri Hinrichsen

Henri Hinrichsen was a German music publisher and patron of music in Leipzig. He directed the music publishing house C. F. Peters, he helped found the Hochschule für Frauen zu Leipzig, the first academy for women in Germany, financed the acquisition of a collection of musical instruments by the University of Leipzig. He was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Born in Hamburg, Hinrichsen trained to be a music seller and publisher in Leipzig, Basel and London, he married Martha in 1898. The couple had five sons. Hinrichsen worked from 15 May 1891 for the music publisher C. F. Peters, which belonged to his uncle Max Abraham. On 1 January 1894, he became a part owner and after the suicide of his uncle in 1900 was the sole director of the publishing house, he published works by his contemporaries, such as Johannes Brahms and Edvard Grieg, his friend and had a room on the upper floor of the building which housed both the business and the family. He was the first to add works by Gustav Mahler, Hans Pfitzner, Max Reger, Arnold Schönberg and Hugo Wolf to the house's products, in 1932, he acquired the rights to seven early tone poems by Richard Strauss.

He introduced. Hinrichsen was a Geheimer Kommerzienrat and Stadtverordneter in Leipzig, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Leipzig in 1929. In 1911, Hinrichsen was a patron of the Hochschule für Frauen zu Leipzig, the first academy for women in Germany, founded by Henriette Goldschmidt, whose work he supported. In 1921, it was continued as the Sozialpädagisches Frauenseminar by the city of Leipzig but still financially sponsored by Hinrichsen. In 1926, he donated 200,000 Reichsmarks to the University of Leipzig to enable it to acquire a collection of musical instruments from Cologne, it became the foundation of today's Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University. Hinrichsen was a nationally-minded German, recognized by Wilhelm II, the German emperor, he therefore felt safe in the changed environment of the 1930s. In 1938, he lost ownership of the publishing house as a result of the Arisierung laws. In 1940, he applied for visas for England and the United States, his son Max Hinrichsen had emigrated in the 1930s and founded the Peters Edition in London.

His other son, Walter Hinrichsen, had left Germany in 1936 and founded the C. F. Peters Corporation in New York City. Henri Hinrichsen did not receive a visa, his wife died in Brussels on 7 October 1941, because as a Jew she could not get insulin to treat her diabetes. Henri Hinrichsen was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he was murdered on 17 September 1942. On 29 May 1929, Hinrichsen received an honorary doctorate from the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Leipzig. In 1949, Arnold Schoenberg dedicated a revised version of his Fünf Orchesterstücke, Op. 16, to his memory: "This new edition is dedicated to the memory of Henri Hinrichsen, a music publisher, a great seigneur." After the grave monument of the Abraham/Hinrichsen family in the Südfriedhof was razed in the 1980s, a statue recalling the former location was erected in 1992. A bust of Hinrichsen is displayed in a staircase of the Grassi Museum in Leipzig. In 2001, a street in Leipzig's Waldstraßenviertel was named after him.

Irene Lawford-Hinrichsen: Music Publishing and Patronage - C. F. Peters: 1800 to the Holocaust. London: Edition Press 2000 ISBN 0953611205 Sophie Fetthauer: Musikverlage im "Dritten Reich" und im Exil. Von Bockel Verlag Hamburg 2004 ISBN 3-932696-52-2 Irene Lawford-Hinrichsen. Zum Wirken von Max Abraham und Henri Hinrichsen. In: Ephraim-Carlebach-Stiftung: Judaica Lipsiensia: Zur Geschichte der Juden in Leipzig. Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1994. Pp. 92–109 Irene Lawford-Hinrichsen: Five Hundred Years to Auschwitz: A Family Odyssey from the Inquisition to the Present. Bertrams 2008. ISBN 0953611213. Annerose Kemp. Leipzig 2011. Literature by and about Henri Hinrichsen in the German National Library catalogue Henri Hinrichsen Leipzig-Lexikon

Ellen Altfest

Ellen Altfest is an American painter who lives and works in New York. She is best known for her realist depictions of landscapes and still lifes that blur the distinction between the two genres. Altfest graduated from Cornell University with a BFA in Painting and a BA in English, an MFA in Painting from Yale, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. According to art critic Randy Kennedy, Altfest is known for her "painstakingly labor-intensive canvases that look at things in the world." For example, while completing her 2013 work Tree, Altfest spent 13 months sitting in front of a tree trunk exploring the details. Altfest is known for small-scale works; the mentioned Tree, an oil on canvas, is the size of a piece of typing paper. In 2007, London's White Cube gallery held a solo exhibition of her work which included the first extensive series of paintings of men. A monograph was released on the occasion of her exhibition at White Cube, her work has featured in several prominent exhibitions, including "The Leg" at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2010, "Head and Plant" at the New Museum in New York in 2012, "The Encyclopedic Palace" at the Venice Biennale in 2013, a survey exhibition at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom in 2015.

Altfest's influences include Albrecht Dürer's The Large Turf, Jackson Pollock, Sylvia Sleigh, Lucian Freud. Altfest's works include: Large Rock, Studio Window at Night, Two Logs, Reclining Nude, Green Gourd, The Butt, The Bent Leg, Armpit, Inside the Artist's Studio, Princeton Architectural Press, 2015. Spira, Anthony ed. Ellen Altfest: Painting Close-Up, Occasional Papers, 2015. Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review: Ellen Altfest," New York Times, 23 December 2005. Ellen Altfest - Artist Page - Bellwether Gallery Ellen Altfest - Paintings - Saatchi Gallery