Lynn Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne was a British actress for over 40 years. She teamed with Alfred Lunt. Lunt and Fontanne were given special Tony Awards in 1970, they both won Emmy Awards in 1965, Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named for them. Fontanne is regarded as one of the American theater's great leading ladies of the 20th century. Born Lillie Louise Fontanne in Woodford, London, of French and Irish descent, her parents were Jules Fontanne and Frances Ellen Thornley, she had two sisters, one of whom lived in England. She drew acclaim in 1921 playing the title role in Dulcy. Dorothy Parker memorialized her performance in verse: She soon became celebrated for her skill as an actress in high comedy, excelling in witty roles written for her by Noël Coward, S. N. Behrman, Robert Sherwood. However, she enjoyed one of the greatest critical successes of her career as Nina Leeds, the desperate heroine of Eugene O'Neill's controversial nine-act drama Strange Interlude. From the late 1920s on, Fontanne acted in vehicles starring her husband.

Among their greatest theater triumphs were Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight, There Shall Be No Night, Quadrille. Design for Living, which Coward wrote expressly for himself and the Lunts, was so risqué, with its theme of bisexuality and a ménage à trois, that Coward premiered it in New York, knowing it would not survive the censor in London; the duo remained active onstage until retiring from stage performances in 1958. Fontanne was nominated for a Tony Award in The Visit. Fontanne and Lunt worked together in 27 productions. Of her acting style with Lunt, British broadcasting personality Arthur Marshall - having seen her in Caprice St James's Theatre - observed: "In the plays of the period, actors waited to speak until somebody else had finished, they threw away lines, they trod on each others words, they gabbled, they spoke at the same time. They spoke, in fact, as people do in ordinary life."Fontanne made only four films but was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for The Guardsman, losing to Helen Hayes.

She appeared in the silent films Second Youth and The Man Who Found Himself. She and husband Alfred were in Hollywood Canteen in which they had cameos as themselves; the Lunts starred in four television productions in the 1950s and 1960s with both Lunt and Fontanne winning Emmy Awards in 1965 for The Magnificent Yankee, becoming the first married couple to win the award for playing a married couple. Fontanne narrated the 1960 television production of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin and received a second Emmy nomination for playing Grand Duchess Marie in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telecast of Anastasia in 1967, two of the few productions in which she appeared without her husband; the Lunts starred in several radio dramas in the 1940s, notably on the Theatre Guild programme. Many of these broadcasts still survive. On 5 May 1958, the former Globe Theatre, at Broadway and 46th Street opened in 1910 and turned into a motion picture venue after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, was reopened after a massive gut renovation and renamed the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

On that day the Lunts opened their new house with, The Visit, by Dürrenmatt. After 189 performances, The Visit would be their last appearance on Broadway. Twenty years on 5 May 1978, Lynn Fontanne, aged ninety, was honored at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, during a revival performance of Hello, Dolly!, by its star Carol Channing. A reminiscence of that evening, "An Evening with Lynn Fontanne", was published on-line by Martha Rofheart, a former protégée of Fontanne. In 1964, Lunt and Fontanne were presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Lyndon Johnson. Like Lunt, Fontanne was a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Fontanne was a Kennedy Center honoree in 1980; some of her costumes are curated in the Milwaukee, Mount Mary University Historic Costume Collection. Fontanne married Alfred Lunt in 1922; the union was childless. The couple lived for many years at "Ten Chimneys" in Wisconsin, they were inseparable both on and off the stage. Fontanne went to great lengths to avoid divulging her true age.

Her husband died believing she was five years younger than he. She was, in fact, five years older, but continued to deny, long after Lunt's death, that she was born in 1887. Asked once how to pronounce her surname, she told the Literary Digest she preferred the French way, but "If the French is too difficult for American consumption, both syllables should be accented, the a should be more or less broad": fon-tahn. Lynn Fontanne died in 1983, aged 95, from pneumonia, at "Ten Chimneys" in Genesee Depot and was interred next to her husband at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lunt and Fontanne made multiple performances on the 1940s and'50s radio anthology series Theater Guild on the Air; these programmes were hour-long adaptations of famous plays. The couple performed together eight times on the programme, each appeared three times without the other. Recordings of most of these episodes still exist; the Guardsman, 30 September 1945 - Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne Elizabeth the Queen, 2 December 1945 - Lunt, Fontanne Strange Interlude, 31 March 46 - Fontanne, Walter Abel, Alfred Shirley Strange Interlude, 7 April 1946 - Fontanne, Shirley Call it a Day, 2 June

Ivanpah (ghost town), California

Ivanpah was a short-lived silver mining town located in San Bernardino County, United States. It was existed until at least the mid-1880s. Ivanpah was located at 35° 32' 42.15" -115° 32' 7.19", on the northeast side of Clark Mountain. While searching for copper, the Piute Company of California and Nevada in 1869 found rich deposits of silver ore on the lower slopes of what was soon named Clark Mountain, west of the Nevada line; the company laid out a townsite at Willow Spring, near a wash on the southeast slope, about nine miles east of the discoveries. The settlement was named Ivanpah, which translated from a Native American language, means “clear water”. By the summer of 1871, Ivanpah had become a small but well-established trading center for a huge district spilling over into Nevada. A traveler came across fifteen well-built adobe buildings, including a hotel, two stores, the office and headquarters of the Piute Company, several small houses. A deep gorge led to the mines; the chief properties were the Hite & Chatfield claim, soon renamed the Lizzie Bullock, the Monitor and Beatrice, owned by the McFarlane brothers: Tom, Andrew and William.

Six miles southwest of Ivanpah was the Copper World Mine. Despite litigation and intermittent depressions, the McFarlanes put up a 5-stamp mill near town in 1875. By the spring of 1879, the 100 men on Alaska Hill were carrying on a brisk trade at Ivanpah’s two saloons, two stores, two blacksmith shops, two shoemakers’ shops, two hotels, two hay yards, a butcher shop, several “neat and comfortable” houses. A weekly newspaper, named the Green-Eyed Monster, was founded in early 1880, but it died after a few issues; the ore, was losing its value, the new camps of Calico and Providence were drawing away miners. The post office was moved to the new smelter camp of Valley Wells in early 1899, its name was changed to Rosalie. About a dozen stone and adobe ruins remain at millsites. Hensher, Alan, "The Historical Mining Towns of the Eastern Mojave Desert", in Robert E. Reynolds, Old Ores, Mining History in the Eastern Mojave Desert, California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc. pp. 22–27 Vredenburgh, L.

M.. L.. D. Desert Fever, an overview of mining in the California Desert, living West Press: Canoga Park, CA Hensher Desert Fever Off the Beaten Path Tom Schweich's Website More Historic Photos "Ivanpah Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey

CSM Târgu Mureș (football)

Clubul Sportiv Municipal Târgu Mureș known as CSM Târgu Mureș, or Târgu Mureș, is a Romanian professional football club based in Târgu Mureș, Mureș County. The team was founded in the summer of 2018 as the football section of CSM Târgu Mureș. Târgu Mureș' football history began in 1944 with CS Târgu Mureș and continued with ASA Târgu Mureș and ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș. All three teams played multiple seasons in the Liga I. CSM Târgu Mureș was founded in the summer of 2018 as the football section of CSM Târgu Mureș, a multi-sport club established on 19 December 2017, following the bankruptcy of ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș; the club plays its home matches with a capacity of 8,200 seats. Liga IV – Mureș County Winners: 2018–19 As of 7 July 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. CSM Târgu Mureș on Facebook