María Esteve Flores is a Spanish actress. She is the daughter of dancer Antonio Gades, her sister is the singer Celia Flores. She has appeared in several films, TV shows, including the series Doctor Mateo. In 1998, Esteve was nominated for a Goya Award for Best New Actress, for her role in Nada en la nevera, she was nominated again for a Goya for her supporting role in The Other Side of the Bed. In July 2011, Esteve married a man who has remained anonymous to the public as of January 2012. Https://web.archive.org/web/20110521044631/http://www.mariaesteve.net/ Official María Esteve Fan Club
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished No. 31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time. From 1948 until its cancellation in 1971, the show ran on CBS every Sunday night from 8–9 p.m. E. T. and is one of the few entertainment shows to have run in the same weekly time slot on the same network for more than two decades. Every type of entertainment appeared on the show; the format was the same as vaudeville and, although vaudeville had undergone a slow demise for a generation, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. Co-created and produced by Marlo Lewis, the show was first titled Toast of the Town, but was referred to as The Ed Sullivan Show for years before September 25, 1955, when that became its official name.
In the show's June 20, 1948 debut, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed along with singer Monica Lewis and Broadway composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II previewing the score to their then-new show South Pacific, which opened on Broadway in 1949. From 1948 through 1962, the program's primary sponsor was the Lincoln-Mercury Division of the Ford Motor Company; the Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast via live television from CBS-TV studio 51, the Maxine Elliott Theatre, at Broadway and 39th St. before moving to its permanent home at CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City, renamed the Ed Sullivan Theater on the occasion of the program's 20th anniversary in June 1968. The last original Sullivan show telecast was on March 28, 1971, with guests Melanie, Joanna Simon, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass and Sandler and Young. Repeats were scheduled through June 6, 1971. Along with the new talent Sullivan booked each week, he had recurring characters appear many times a season, such as his "Little Italian Mouse" puppet sidekick Topo Gigio, who debuted December 9, 1962, ventriloquist Señor Wences debuted December 31, 1950.
While most of the episodes aired live from New York City, the show aired live on occasion from other nations, such as the United Kingdom and Japan. For many years, Ed Sullivan was a national event each Sunday evening, was the first exposure for foreign performers to the American public. On the occasion of the show's tenth anniversary telecast, Sullivan commented on how the show had changed during a June 1958 interview syndicated by the Newspaper Enterprise Association: The chief difference is one of pace. In those days, we had maybe six acts. Now we have 11 or 12; each of our acts would do a leisurely ten minutes or so. Now they do three minutes, and in those early days I talked too much. Watching these kines I cringe. I look up at me talking away and I say "You fool! Keep quiet!" But I just keep on talking. I've learned; the show enjoyed phenomenal popularity in early 1960s. As had occurred with the annual telecasts of The Wizard of Oz in the 1960s and'70s, the family ritual of gathering around the television set to watch Ed Sullivan became a U.
S. cultural universal. He was regarded as a kingmaker, performers considered an appearance on his program as a guarantee of stardom, although this sometimes did not turn out to be the case; the show's iconic status is illustrated by the song "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" from the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie. In the song, a family of viewers expresses their regard for the program in worshipful tones. In September 1965, CBS started televising the program in compatible color, as all three major networks began to switch to 100 percent color prime time schedules. CBS had once backed its own color system, developed by Peter Goldmark, resisted using RCA's compatible process until 1954. At that time, it built its first New York City color TV studio, Studio 72, in a former RKO movie theater at 2248 Broadway. One Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast on August 22, 1954, from the new studio, but it was used for one-time-only specials such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's March 31, 1957 Cinderella. CBS Studio 72 was replaced by an apartment house.
CBS Studio 50 was "colorized" in 1965. The 1965–66 season premiere starred the Beatles in an episode airing on September 12, the last episode to air in black and white; this occurred because the episode was taped at the Beatles' convenience on August 14, the eve of their Shea Stadium performance and a two-week tour of North America before the program was ready for color transmission. In the late 1960s, Sullivan remarked, he realized that to keep viewers, the best and brightest in entertainment had to be seen, or else the viewers were going to keep on changing the channel. Along with declining viewership, Ed Sullivan attracted a higher median age for the average viewer as the seasons went on; these two factors were the reason the show was canceled by CBS as part of a mass cancellation of advertiser-averse progr
Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general and politician who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975. This period in Spanish history is known as Francoist Spain. During the 1924–1930 dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera, Franco was promoted general at age 33, the youngest in Europe; as a conservative and a monarchist, Franco opposed the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a democratic secular republic in 1931. With the 1936 elections, the conservative Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups lost by a narrow margin, the leftist Popular Front came to power. Intending to overthrow the republic, Franco followed other generals in launching a coup that failed to take control of most of the country and precipitated the Spanish Civil War. With the death of the other generals, Franco became his faction's only leader. Franco gained military support from various authoritarian regimes and groups Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, while the Republican side was supported by Spanish communists and anarchists as well as the Soviet Union and the International Brigades.
In 1939, Franco won the war. He established a military dictatorship and proclaimed himself Head of State and Government under the title El caudillo. In April 1937, Franco merged the fascist and traditionalist political parties in the rebel zone, as well as other conservative and monarchist elements, into FET y de las JONS. At the same time, he outlawed all other political parties, thus Spain became a one-party state. Upon his rise to power, Franco implemented policies that repressed political opponents and dissenters, as many as 400,000 of whom died through the use of forced labor and executions in the concentration camps his regime operated. During World War II, he espoused neutrality as Spain's official wartime policy. However, he provided military support to the Axis in numerous ways: he allowed German and Italian ships and submarines to use Spanish harbors and ports, the Abwehr operated in Spain, the Blue Division fought alongside the Axis against the Soviet Union until 1944. Scholars consider it as conservative and authoritarian, rather than fascist.
Historian Stanley G. Payne states, "scarcely any of the serious historians and analysts of Franco consider the Generalissimo to have been a core fascist."Spain was isolated by many other countries for nearly a decade after World War II. By the 1950s, the nature of his regime changed from being totalitarian and using severe repression to an authoritarian system with limited pluralism. During the Cold War, Franco was one of the world's foremost anti-Communist figures: his regime was assisted by the West, it was asked to join NATO. After chronic economic depression in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Franco presided over the Spanish miracle, abandoning autarky and pursuing economic liberalization, delegating authority to liberal ministers. Franco died in 1975 at the age of 82, he restored the monarchy before his death, which made King Juan Carlos I his successor, who led the Spanish transition to democracy. Franco was born on 4 December 1892 at 108 Calle Frutos Saavedra in Galicia, he was baptised thirteen days at the military church of San Francisco, with the baptismal name Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo.
His father was of Andalusian ancestry. After relocating to Galicia, the family was involved in the Spanish Navy, over the span of two centuries produced naval officers for six uninterrupted generations, down to Franco's father Nicolás Franco y Salgado Araújo, his mother was María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade and she was an upper middle-class Roman Catholic. His parents married in 1890; the young Franco spent much of his childhood with his two brothers, Nicolás and Ramón, his two sisters, María del Pilar, María de la Paz. The latter died in infancy. Nicolás was a naval officer and diplomat who in time married María Isabel Pascual del Pobil y Ravello. Ramón was a pioneer aviator, a Freemason with leftist political leanings, killed in an air accident on a military mission in 1938. María del Pilar married Alonso Jaráiz y Jeréz. Francisco was to follow his father into the Navy, but as a result of the Spanish–American War the country lost much of its navy as well as most of its colonies. Not needing any more officers, the Naval Academy admitted no new entrants from 1906 to 1913.
To his father's chagrin, Francisco decided to try the Spanish Army. In 1907, he entered the Infantry Academy in Toledo. At 19, Franco was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in June 1912. Two years he obtained a commission to Morocco. Spanish efforts to occupy their new African protectorate provoked the protracted Rif War with native Moroccans, their tactics resulted in heavy losses among Spanish military officers, provided an opportunity to earn promotion through merit. It was said. Franco gained a reputation as a good officer. In 1913, Franco transferred into the newly formed regulares: Moroccan colonial troops with Spanish officers, who acted as shock troops; this transfer into a perilous role m
José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and appeared in high-profile Hollywood films in the 1990s, including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Take the Lead, The Expendables 3, Spy Kids. Banderas provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek series and its spin-off film Puss in Boots as well as the bee in the U. S. Nasonex commercials. Banderas was born on 10 August 1960, in the Andalusian city of Málaga, to José Domínguez Prieto, a police officer in the Civil Guard, Ana Bandera Gallego, a school teacher, he has Francisco Javier. As a child, he wanted to become a professional football player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of fourteen, he showed a strong interest in the performing arts and formed part of the ARA Theatre-School run by Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri and the College of Dramatic Art, both in Málaga.
His work in the theater, his performances on the streets landed him a spot with the Spanish National Theatre. Banderas began working in small shops during Spain's post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the La Movida Madrileña. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 movie debut Labyrinth of Passion. Five years he went on to appear in the director's Law of Desire, making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; the recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star and keeps her tied up until she returns his love. It was his breakthrough role in Tie Me Up!
Tie Me Down!, that helped spur him on to Hollywood. Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career, as he became a regular feature in his movies throughout the 1980s. In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood; the following year, still speaking minimal English, he began acting in U. S. films. Despite having to learn all his lines phonetically, Banderas still managed to turn in a critically praised performance as a struggling musician in his first American drama film, The Mambo Kings. Banderas broke through to mainstream American audiences in the film Philadelphia, as the lover of lawyer Andrew Beckett, who has AIDS; the film's success earned Banderas wide recognition, the following year he was given a role in Neil Jordan's high-profile adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, sharing the screen with Brad Pitt. He appeared in several major Hollywood releases in 1995, including a starring role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist on the action film Assassins, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
In 1996, he starred alongside Madonna in Evita, an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in which he played the narrator, Che, a role played by David Essex in the original 1978 West End production. He made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. In 1999 he starred in The 13th Warrior, a movie about a Muslim caught up in a war between the Northman and human eating beasts. In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez, he starred in Michael Cristofer's Original Sin alongside Angelina Jolie the same year. In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Rebecca Romijn and in Julie Taymor's Frida with Salma Hayek. In 2003, he starred in the last installment of the trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Banderas' debut as a director was the poorly received Crazy in Alabama, starring his wife Melanie Griffith. In 2003, he returned to the musical genre, appearing to great acclaim in the Broadway revival of Maury Yeston's musical Nine, based on the film 8½, playing the prime role originated by Raúl Juliá.
Banderas won both the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards, was nominated for the Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His performance is preserved on the Broadway cast recording released by PS Classics; that year, he received the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Banderas' voice role as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, the last film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek Forever After, helped make the character popular on the family film circuit. In 2005, he reprised his role as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, though this was not as successful as The Mask of Zorro. In 2006, he starred in Take the Lead, a high-set movie in which he played a ballroom dancing teacher; that year, he directed his second film El camino de los ingleses, based on the novel by Antonio Soler and received the L. A. Latino International Film Festival's "Gabi" Lifetime Achievement Award on 14 October, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in 2005.
In 2011, the horror thriller The Skin I Live In marked the return of Banderas to Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish director who launched his international career. The two had not worked together since 1990. In The Skin I Live In he breaks out of the "Latin Lover" mold from his Hollywood work and stars as a c
Televisión Española is the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain. TVE belongs to the RTVE Corporation which has overall responsibility for national public-service radio and television under a Parliament-appointed General Manager who, as well as being answerable to a Board of Directors, reports to an all-party committee of the national parliament, as provided for in the Public Radio and Television Law of 2006. TVE's activities were financed by a combination of advertising revenue and subsidies from the national government, but since January 2010 it has been supported by subsidies only. Both the international channel and La 1 have regular news-bulletins marketed under the Telediario name. La 1 broadcasts regional news bulletins at 14:00. La 2 has its own national news bulletin, "La 2 Noticias", which began as an original nightly news bulletin in the late 1980s but it was turned into a breakfast news-programme in the mid-1990s and was revamped as a nightly news bulletin, reverting to its original timeslot at 22:00.
In 2015, La 2 Noticias moved to a timeslot, 01:05. In addition, various regions have their own regional newscasts which may either supplement or replace Telediario in those regions. Examples include: TVE Andalucía: Noticias de Andalucía - since 1970 TVE Aragón: Noticias de Aragón - since 1979 TVE Asturias: Panorama regional - since 1974 TVE Baleares: Informatiu Balear - since 1979 TVE Canarias: Telecanarias - since 1971 TVE Cantabria: Telecantabria - since 1984 TVE Castilla-La Mancha: Noticias de Castilla-La Mancha - since 1989 TVE Castilla y León: Noticias de Castilla y León - since 1982 TVE Catalunya: L'informatiu - since 1977 TVE Ceuta: Noticias de Ceuta TVE Comunitat Valenciana: L'informatiu-Comunitat Valenciana - since 1971 TVE Extremadura: Noticias de Extremadura - since 1989 TVE Galicia: Telexornal-Galicia - since 1971 TVE La Rioja: Informativo La Rioja / Telerioja - since 1986 TVE Madrid: Informativo de Madrid TVE Melilla: Noticias de Melilla TVE Murcia: Noticias de Murcia - since 1982 TVE Navarra: Telenavarra - since 1981 TVE País Vasco: Telenorte - since 1971 Official Site
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event; the pre-war dream of many enthusiastic filmmakers materialized in 1946 when a non-competition festival of films from seven countries took place in Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary. Above all it was intended to screen the results of the nationalized Czechoslovak film industry. After the first two years the festival moved permanently to Karlovy Vary; the Karlovy Vary IFF first held an international film competition in 1948. Since 1951, an international jury has evaluated the films; the Karlovy Vary competition found a place among other developing festivals and by 1956 FIAPF had classified Karlovy Vary as a category A festival. Given the creation of the Moscow Film Festival and the political decision to organize only one "A" festival for all socialist countries, Karlovy Vary was forced to alternate year by year with Moscow IFF between 1959 and 1993.
The social and political changes that took place after the Velvet Revolution in November 1989 pushed concerns about organizing the Karlovy Vary IFF to the background. The program for 1990 was saved by the release of a collection of Czechoslovak films, locked up for years in a storage vault, and the appearance of a number of international guests such as Miloš Forman, Lindsay Anderson, Annette Bening and Robert De Niro helped as well. Future festivals were in doubt. Financial problems and a lack of interest on the part of the government and viewers ended the festival's long tradition in 1992. In 1994 the 29th Karlovy Vary IFF inaugurated an new tradition. After nearly forty years of alternating with the Moscow IFF, the festival began once again to take place every year; the Karlovy Vary Film Festival Foundation was set up in 1993 co-created by the Ministry of Culture, The City of Karlovy Vary, the Grand Hotel Pupp. Actor Jiří Bartoška was invited to be the festival's president, Eva Zaoralová became program director in 1995.
Since 1998 the organization of the festival has been carried out by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a joint stock company. The core of the program is the feature film competition; the documentary competition is an important festival event. The extensive informative program features both distribution pre-premiers and films awarded at other festivals, but it includes discoveries of artistic creations by independent directors, productions coming out of little known film industries, an overview of Czech film output during the past year. For the tenth straight year the festival will present Variety Critics' Choice: new and interesting films of European production selected by critics working at this prestigious magazine. Seminars focusing on European film are another important part of the festival. Thousands of visitors and the great variety of films testify to the effectiveness of the program team with program director Eva Zaoralová at its head. Due to their valiant efforts many films will be purchased at the festival for wider distribution or, thanks to receiving a festival award, will attract the attention of major producers and the media.
The festival program has the following sections: Official Selection - Competition – films never before shown in competition at any other international festival. East of the West - Competition – films from the former socialist bloc. Documentary Films - Competition – a competition divided into two parts: documentaries less than and longer than 30 minutes. Horizons and Another View – a selection of the most remarkable contemporary films. Imagina - films with an unconventional approach to narration and style and radical visions of film language. Out of the Past - classic, cult and unfairly overlooked films, screened in their original and restored versions. Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow - ten directors, an upcoming generation of young European filmmakers, present their student films; the project is organized in cooperation with European Film Promotion. Midnight Screenings - a selection of the latest horror and action films, works that look at their genres in new humorous, ways. Czech Films – a representative selection of current Czech films.
Tributes, special focuses and retrospectives Since 1948, the Grand Prize has been the Crystal Globe – although its form has changed. As of the 35th Karlovy Vary IFF 2000 the Crystal Globe has taken on a new look: now the figure of a woman stands raising a crystal ball; the Feature Film Competition is divided into the following main awards: Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for best feature film Special Jury Prize Best Director Award Best Actress Award Best Actor AwardThe Documentary Competition is divided into the following main awards: Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting 30 minutes or less Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting above 30 minutes in lengthEach year, the festival presents the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. 1946: Nikolay Cherkasov, Rita Hayworth 1956: Dev Anand 1990: Miloš Forman, Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Vojtěch Jasný, Maximilian Schell, Shirley Temple 1992: Coen brothers, Jason Connery, Aki Kaurismäki, Ken Loach, Agnieszka Holland 1994: Leonardo DiCaprio, Max von Sydow, Philippe Noiret 1995: Peter O'Toole, Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Mia Farrow, Mika Kaur
Blood Wedding (1981 film)
Blood Wedding is a 1981 Spanish musical film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It was choreographed in the flamenco style, it is the first part of Saura's 1980s flamenco trilogy, is followed by Carmen and El amor brujo. The film depicts Antonio Gades and his dance company performing a flamenco adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play Blood Wedding; as with all Saura's flamenco films, the film is overtly theatrical: it begins with the company arriving at the studio and putting on costumes and makeup. The dance is performed in a bare windowed space with a minimum of props and no set. There are no elaborate costumes and many of the actors wear only their rehearsal clothes, it was shown out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. Antonio Gades as Leonardo Cristina Hoyos as Bride Juan Antonio Jiménez as Groom Pilar Cárdenas as Mother Carmen Villena as Wife Blood Wedding on IMDb