Ed McBain was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956, he used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Richard Marsten, amongst others. His 87th Precinct novels have become staples of the police procedural genre. Salvatore Lombino was raised in New York City, he lived in East Harlem until age 12. He attended Olinville Junior High School Evander Childs High School, before winning an Art Students League scholarship, he was admitted as an art student at Cooper Union. Lombino served in the Navy in World War II and wrote several short stories while serving aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. However, none of these stories was published until after he had established himself as an author in the 1950s. After the war, Lombino returned to New York and attended Hunter College, where he majored in English and psychology, with minors in dramatics and education, graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
He published a weekly column in the Hunter College newspaper as "S. A. Lombino". In 1981, Lombino was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame, where he was honored for outstanding professional achievement. While looking to start a career as a writer, Lombino took a variety of jobs, including 17 days as a teacher at Bronx Vocational High School in September 1950; this experience would form the basis for his novel Blackboard Jungle, written under the pen name Evan Hunter. In 1951, Lombino took a job as an executive editor for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, working with authors such as Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Lester del Rey, Richard S. Prather, P. G. Wodehouse, he made his first professional short story sale that same year, a science-fiction tale titled "Welcome, Martians!", credited to S. A. Lombino. Soon after his initial sale, Lombino sold stories under the pen names Evan Hunt Collins; the name Evan Hunter is believed to have been derived from two schools he attended, Evander Childs High School and Hunter College, although the author himself would never confirm that.
Lombino changed his name to Evan Hunter in May 1952, after an editor told him that a novel he wrote would sell more copies if credited to Evan Hunter than to S. A. Lombino. Thereafter, he used the name Evan Hunter both and professionally; as Evan Hunter, he gained notice with his novel Blackboard Jungle dealing with juvenile crime and the New York City public school system. The film adaptation followed in 1955. During this era, Hunter wrote a great deal of genre fiction, he was advised by his agents that publishing too much fiction under the Hunter byline, or publishing any crime fiction as Evan Hunter, might weaken his literary reputation. During the 1950s Hunter used the pseudonyms Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Richard Marsten for much of his crime fiction. A prolific author in several genres, Hunter published two dozen science fiction stories and four science-fiction novels between 1951 and 1956 under the names S. A. Lombino, Evan Hunter, Richard Marsten, D. A. Addams, Ted Taine. Ed McBain, his best known pseudonym, was first used with Cop Hater, the first novel in the 87th Precinct crime series.
Hunter revealed that he was McBain in 1958 but continued to use the pseudonym for decades, notably for the 87th Precinct series, the Matthew Hope detective series. He retired the pen names Addams, Collins and Taine around 1960. From on crime novels were attributed to McBain and other sorts of fiction to Hunter. Reprints of crime-oriented stories and novels written in the 1950s attributed to other pseudonyms were re-issued under the McBain byline. Hunter stated that the division of names allowed readers to know what to expect: McBain novels had a consistent writing style, while Hunter novels were more varied. Under the Hunter name, novels appeared throughout the 1960s, 1970s, early 1980s, including Come Winter and Lizzie. Hunter was successful as screenwriter for film and television, he wrote the screenplay for the Hitchcock film The Birds, loosely adapted from Daphne du Maurier's eponymous 1952 novelette. In the process of adapting Winston Graham's novel Marnie for Hitchcock and the director disagreed on the rape scene, the writer was sacked.
Hunter's other screenplays included Strangers, based on his own 1958 novel. From 1958 until his death, McBain's 87th Precinct novels appeared at a rate of one or two novels a year. Additionally, NBC ran a police drama called 87th Precinct during the 1961–62 season, based on McBain's work. From 1978 to 1998, McBain published a series about lawyer Matthew Hope. For about a decade, from 1984 to 1994, Hunter published no fiction under his own name. In 2000, a novel called Candyland appeared, credited to both Hunter and McBain; the two-part novel opened in Hunter's psychologically-based narrative voice before switching to McBain's customary police procedural style. Aside from McBain, Hunter used at least two other pseudonyms for his fiction after 1960: Doors, attributed to Ezra Hannon, before being reissued as a work by McBain, Scimitar, credited to John Abbott. H
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Bart and Maggie; the show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society and the human condition. The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after his own family members, substituting Bart for his own name; the shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After three seasons, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and became Fox's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 659 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast, it is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in terms of seasons and number of episodes.
The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 27, 2007, grossed over $527 million. On October 30, 2007, a video game was released; the Simpsons is on its thirtieth season, which began airing September 30, 2018. The Simpsons was renewed for a thirty-first and thirty-second season on February 6, 2019, in which the latter will contain the 700th episode; the Simpsons received acclaim throughout its first nine or ten seasons, which are considered its "Golden Age". Time named it the 20th century's best television series, Erik Adams of The A. V. Club named it "television's crowning achievement regardless of format". On January 14, 2000, the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards, a Peabody Award. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English language, while The Simpsons has influenced many other adult-oriented animated sitcoms.
However, it has been criticized for a perceived decline in quality over the years. The Simpsons is known for its wide ensemble of supporting characters; the main characters are the Simpson family, who live in a fictional "Middle America" town of Springfield. Homer, the father, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position at odds with his careless, buffoonish personality, he is married to a stereotypical American housewife and mother. They have three children: a ten-year-old troublemaker and prankster. Although the family is dysfunctional, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other and they are shown to care about one another. Homer's dad Grampa Simpson lives in the Springfield Retirement Home after Homer forced his dad to sell his house so that his family could buy theirs. Grampa Simpson has had starring roles in several episodes; the family owns a dog, Santa's Little Helper, a cat, Snowball V, renamed Snowball II in "I, -Bot". Both pets have had starring roles in several episodes.
The show includes an array of quirky supporting characters, which include Homer's co-workers Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson, the school principal Seymour Skinner and teachers Edna Krabappel and Elizabeth Hoover, neighbor Ned Flanders, friends Barney Gumble, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Milhouse Van Houten, Nelson Muntz, extended relatives Patty and Selma Bouvier, townspeople such as Mayor Quimby, Chief Clancy Wiggum, tycoon Charles Montgomery Burns and his executive assistant Waylon Smithers, local celebrities Krusty the Clown and news reporter Kent Brockman. The creators intended many of these characters as one-time jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. A number of them subsequently starred in their own episodes. According to Matt Groening, the show adopted the concept of a large supporting cast from the comedy show SCTV. Despite the depiction of yearly milestones such as holidays or birthdays passing, the characters do not age between episodes, appear just as they did when the series began.
The series uses a floating timeline in which episodes take place in the year the episode is produced though the characters do not age. Flashbacks and flashforwards do depict the characters at other points in their lives, with the timeline of these depictions generally floating relative to the year the episode is produced. For example, in the 1991 episode "I Married Marge", Bart appears to be born in 1980 or 1981, but in the 1995 episode "And Maggie Makes Three", Maggie appears to be born in 1993 or 1994. A canon of the show does exist, although Treehouse of Horror episodes and any fictional story told within the series are non-canon. However, continuity is limited in The Simpsons. For example, Krusty the Clown may be able to read in one episode, but may not be able to read in another. Lessons learned by the family in one episode may be forgotten in the next; some examples of limited continuity include Sideshow Bob's appearances where Bart and Lisa flashback at all the crimes he committed in Springfield or when the characters try to remember things that happened in previous episodes.
The Simpsons takes place in the fictional American town of Springfield in an unknown and impossible-to-determine U. S. state. The show is intentionally e
Clan MacBean, is a highland Scottish clan and is a member of Clan Chattan. There could be several possible Gaelic origins for this name, with bheathain being one. Another more origin for the name is the Gaelic Bàn, which appears in the name of Scottish King Donald Bàn - the name could be a reference to the colour of his hair and/or the paleness of his face. Donald Bàn's epithet is seen phonetically anglicised as Bane or Bain; the first name'Bean' is found applied to men from other Clan Chattan families such as Clan Macpherson and Clan Shaw, Clan MacGillivray. A third, but less origin of the name is the suggestion that the name originated from'Beann', which means'top'/'peak', as applied to the names of mountains such as Beinn a' Chaorainn in Lochaber and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. If the name did arise from'Beann' one might assume it was a reference to the height of the person it was applied to. An authoritative view on the origin of the name MacBean came from the respected Gaelic academic Alexander MacBain who, in his An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, wrote the following words: MAC-BEAN, G. McBheathain, from Beathan, Englished as Bean or Benjamin: *Bitâtagno-s, life's son, from beatha, with the termination -agno-s, meaning "descendant of," Eng. -ing, now used like the Eng. to form diminutives.
Mac-bain, Mac-vean. If one pronounces the name McBeathain without use of the usual English "th", but skip over it, as one would do in Gaelic, one can see how the name was written as MacBean, McBain etc. However, Alexander MacBain provided a view on the origin of the name'Bain' in the same dictionary, which supports the name having arisen from'Bàn': BAIN, from G. Bàn, white; the Bains of Tulloch appear in the sixteenth century variously as Bayne or Bane, with a contemporary near them called John Makferquhair McGillebane. This last name is now McIlle-bhàin, "Fair-gille," rendered into Eng. by Whyte. As detailed further below, despite the similarity of the name, it is important to note that the Bains of Tulloch are not related to or a part of Clan MacBean. History and tradition ascribes the MacBeans as being among the descendants of Gillichattan Mor more known as Clan Chattan; the earliest certain record of the name in its more modern form appeared in an old Kinrara manuscript, which names both Bean Macmilmhor and his son, Milmor MacBean.
Charles Fraser-Mackintosh provides some helpful information about the clan's origins:The Macbean territory lay chiefly in the parish of Dores, as may be seen from the preponderance of the name on the tombstones in the churchyard, represented by Kinchyle and Drummond as heritors. They were represented in Strathnairn by Macbean of Faillie, in Strathdearn by Macbean of Tomatin. Kinchyle was undoubted head, signs the Bond of Union among the Clan Chattan in 1609. According to the Rev. Lachlan Shaw, the first Macbean came out of Lochaber, in the suit of Eva, heiress of Clan Chattan, settled near Inverness; the MS. history of the Mackintoshes says in corroboration, that “Bean vic Coil Mor lived in Lochaber, was a faithful servant to Mackintosh against the Red Comyn, who possessed Inverlochie, a professed enemy of Mackintosh.” Again the manuscript records that Myles Mac-Bean vic-Coil-Mor and his four sons, Gillies and Farquhar, after they had slain the Red Comyn’s steward and his two servants Patten and Kissen, came to William Mackintosh, seventh of Mackintosh, in Connage, in Pettie, where he dwelt, for themselves and their posterity took protection and dependence of him and his, as their chief.
This occurring about 1334, establishes the Macbeans as one of the oldest tribes of historic Clan Chattan. The Mackintosh history, referring to the battle of Harlaw, narrates that “Mackintosh lost in this battle many of his friends and people of the Clan Vean.” This loss so depressed the Macbeans that I am unable to trace the succession from this period until the time of Gillies, about 1500. The Mackintosh history being referred to above is the Kinrara Manuscript, a new edition of which, edited by Dr Jean Munro has been published by the Clan Chattan Association; the Clan MacBean fought for Domhnall of Islay, Lord of the Isles, along with the rest of the Chattan Confederation at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, where they suffered heavy losses. In the history of the Mackintoshes, chiefs of Clan Chattan, it is recorded that "Mackintosh mourned the loss of so many of his friends and people of Clan Vean". In 1597 the Bain family of Tulloch Castle fought in the Battle of Logiebride against the Mackenzies, however the Bain of Tulloch family were not part of the Clan MacBean and were in fact a branch of the Clan Mackay, who had changed their surname to Bain.
Despite the lack of connection between the Bains of Tulloch and Clan MacBean, a slight connection came when Kenneth Bayne, 8th Laird of Tulloch sold the estate to his cousin Henry Davidson, whose successors became chiefs of Clan Davidson, members of Clan Chattan like the MacBeans. The 12th chief of Clan MacBean was Paul MacBean who due to heavy debts was forced to give up his lands in about 1685. However, the lands were re-granted in the same year by the Earl of Cawdor to Paul's son William MacBean in Kinchyle. William's elder son Aeneas MacBean succeeded him, followed by Aeneas's nephew Captain Donald MacBean, son of his younger
James Michael McBain is an American professional ice hockey defenseman an unrestricted free agent. He most played with the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League while under contract to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. McBain was born in Edina, but grew up in Faribault, Minnesota, he attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. McBain was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. On March 26, 2009, he signed a three-year, $1.8 million, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes. McBain scored his first career NHL goal on March 20, 2010, with one second remaining in overtime against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Upon the start of the 2010–11 season, McBain began wearing the number 4 jersey instead of number 28, which he had worn during the 2009–10 season. McBain was selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, as a replacement for Jordan Eberle, he played in the All-Star game along with teammates Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward.
On May 21, 2012, Carolina announced that McBain had agreed to a two-year contract extension worth US$3.6 million after an impressive season in which he led all Hurricanes defensemen with 19 assists and 27 points. The contract was structured so that McBain will make $1.7 million in 2012–13 and $1.9 million in 2013–14. In the statement announcing the contract extension, then-Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford said, "Jamie is still a young player who has established himself as an NHL defenseman, he moves the puck well and has shown that he can contribute offensively on the power play."During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, McBain signed a temporary contract with Finnish club Lahti Pelicans of the SM-liiga on November 2, 2012. He participated in seven games for the Pelicans for one assist before returning to North America for the shortened 2012–13 season. On June 30, 2013, during the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, McBain was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, along with Carolina's second-round pick, in exchange for defenseman Andrej Sekera.
After one season with the Sabres, the Sabres declined to offer him a contract extension. As a free agent, McBain attended the Arizona Coyotes' training camp on a player-tryout offer, but was released by the team, unsigned. On October 31, 2014, McBain belatedly began the 2014–15 season by agreeing to a professional try-out contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. After six games with the Monarchs, McBain was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the team's NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings, on November 11, 2014. McBain wore number 5 for Los Angeles. On July 1, 2016, McBain signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes, he made the opening night roster for the Coyotes and appeared in 3 scoreless games to begin the 2016–17 season. He was placed on waivers and assigned to AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, for the remainder of the year, he contributed with 43 points in 64 games. On July 1, 2017, McBain left the Coyotes as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After appearing at training camp, McBain was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, to start the season. McBain was made one of seven alternative captains for Syracuse at the beginning of the 2017–18 season. McBain married Elizabeth Milner on July 2014, in North Carolina, their son was born on November 2015 in the Los Angeles area. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
McBain is a 1991 American action film written and directed by James Glickenhaus. McBain stars Michael Ironside and María Conchita Alonso. Luis Guzmán appears as a drug dealer named "Papo", it is about an ex-soldier who reunites his old army buddies in order to get revenge on a Colombian dictator who killed his old friend, a freedom fighter. Christopher Walken as Bobby McBain Michael Ironside as Frank Bruce Steve James as Eastland María Conchita Alonso as Christina Santos Victor Argo as El Presidente Thomas G. Waites as Gill Chick Vennera as Roberto Santos Jay Patterson as Dalton Luis Guzmán as Papo Dick Boccelli as John Gambotti "McBain" was the name of a character in action movies on The Simpsons, played by an Arnold Schwarzenegger analogue named Rainier Wolfcastle, his appearance on The Simpsons predates the release of this film, apart from the name, the film has little relation to the character. However, for some time after the release of the McBain film, the movie's producers refused to give 20th Century Fox and Matt Groening's production team clearance to use the "McBain" name.
In order to continue using the character, the character was given a new name, Rainier Wolfcastle, intended as the name of the actor who portrayed McBain. The film was not successful, taking in less than $500,000 at the United States box office; the movie was released on videocassette in the USA in 1992 by MCA/Universal Home Video, in Canada that same year by C/FP Video. Years Goodtimes released a budget tape of the movie. Synapse Films will release Mcbain on Blu-ray from a newly restored 2K transfer. On January 25, 2013 Rifftrax released a Video On Demand version of the movie including a running mocking commentary by Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. McBain on IMDb McBain at Rotten Tomatoes McBain at Box Office Mojo McBain's House of War - Fan community page devoted to the movie
Diane McBain is an American actress who, as a Warner Brothers contract player, reached a brief peak of popularity during the early 1960s. She is best known for playing an adventurous socialite in the 1960-62 TV series Surfside 6 and as one of Elvis Presley's leading ladies in 1966's Spinout. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, McBain moved to the Hollywood area at an early age and began her show business career as an adolescent model in print and television advertisements. During her senior year at Glendale High School, while appearing in a Los Angeles play, she was spotted by a Warner Bros talent scout and added to the studio's roster of contract performers. Starting with the September 13, 1955, premiere of the hour-long, three-shows-in-one Warner Brothers Presents, the studio's TV arm, Warner Brothers Television, provided ABC with nearly 20 shows, including seven Western and four detective series. At the age of 17, she was put to work, making her TV acting debut in two episodes of Maverick, March 8 with Jack Kelly and November 22, 1959, with James Garner, as well as the October 16 episode of 77 Sunset Strip.
Her first director, at the helm of the March 8 installment, "Passage to Fort Doom", was veteran actor Paul Henreid. Having received a positive reaction to McBain's initial performances, the studio realized it had a potential star under contract, she was given a prominent ingenue role in her first feature, the $3.5 million Ice Palace alongside Richard Burton and Robert Ryan. The filmed-on-location Technicolor epic was released on January 2, 1960, to mixed reviews, but McBain's notices were favorable. Warner Bros continued to keep McBain busy during 1960 with numerous appearances on their TV shows, she returned to 77 Sunset Strip on February 26 nine days found herself back in the 49th state milieu with a guest role in the March 6 installment of The Alaskans starring Roger Moore. Eight days she was in Bourbon Street Beat and the following day on Sugarfoot. Another episode of Bourbon Street Beat followed two weeks on March 28, still another 77 Sunset Strip on May 6. In eight more days, she was in an episode of Lawman, three weeks thereafter, on June 6, a third episode of Bourbon Street Beat in as many months.
Warners gave McBain a regular role on a TV series, Surfside 6, supporting Troy Donahue, Van Williams and Lee Patterson. Surfside 6 ran for two seasons. McBain had a banner year in 1960. In addition to appearing in a top feature film and guest-starring in eight TV episodes, she was assigned two more theatrical features; the first offered her one of three ingenue roles in a major "A" film, Parrish supporting Troy Donahue. The film was a hit and made over $4 million. Warners gave McBain the star part in her own "B"-film vehicle, Claudelle Inglish when she replaced the original choice for the lead, Anne Francis, in the title role, it was based on a novel by Erskine Caldwell. Warners gave her another lead role in a feature, Black Gold, she returned to guest starring on shows like Hawaiian Eye. Producer Hal Bartlett borrowed McBain for a role in The Caretakers with Polly Bergen and Joan Crawford; when 77 Sunset Strip kicked off its sixth and final season in 1963 with a special five-part story called'Five', McBain played opposite Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as "Carla Stevens".
She supported Debbie Reynolds in Mary, Mary. Her last film for Warners was A Distant Trumpet with Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette, the final film of director Raoul Walsh. In a 1964 interview she said she had "mostly been cast as the spoilt rich girl". Warners announced her for the Single Girl in the role of a secretary, she turned down the role and Warners elected not to renew her contract. McBain guest starred on Arrest and Trial, Wendy and Me, Kraft Suspense Theatre, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Burke's Law, The Wild Wild West, The Man from UNCLE and Vacation Playhouse, she was announced for the films Spring is for Crying and Halcyon Years but neither was made. She made Five from the Hawk in Spain."I was stupid about money," McBain said later. "My mother had always made my clothes, I was embarrassed about it. I spent a fortune on store-bought clothes. Tammi Baker copied the way I did my shopping and eyelashes."Work began to dry up. "We were going through a revolution in society with the civil-rights movement and the Vietnam War," she said.
"Now, white Anglo- Saxon, pretty people were low on the totem pole. We were thought to be on the other side, conservatives who were the cause of the war and the civil- rights problem. Dustin Hoffman, yes. Troy Donahue, no. Nobody wanted beautiful people on the screen, they wanted people like average. I didn't get much work." In August 1965 McBain's parents reported her as missing. It turned out she had checked herself into a hotel in San Diego under the name "Marilyn Miller" for "a change of faces and attitudes... I just wanted to be Miss Nobody from Nowhere." She said she had been despondent over a slackening income and not getting the type of roles she wanted. She was Elvis Presleys leading lady in Spinout alongside Shelley Fabares and Deborah Walley, she guest starred on Batman. McBain made two films with Fabian Forte at American International Pictures, Thunder Alley, directed by Richard Rush and Maryjane, directed by Maury Dexter. Dexter put McBain in the lead of AIP's The Mini-Skirt Mob, a hit at the box office.
McBain supported Gardner McKay in I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew and went to Crown International for Five the Hard Way aka The Sidehackers. She toured Vietnam in 1968 with Joey Bishop. During the