My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park Avenue, a short novel by Eric Hatch; the story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, falls in love with him. The film stars Carole Lombard. Powell and Lombard had been married years earlier; the film was remade in 1957 with David Niven in the starring roles. In 1999, the original version of My Man Godfrey was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. During the Great Depression, Godfrey "Smith" Parke is living with other men down on their luck at a New York City dump in a Hooverville on the East River near the 59th Street Bridge. One night, spoiled socialite Cornelia Bullock offers him $5 to be her "forgotten man" for a scavenger hunt. Annoyed, he advances on her, causing her to fall on a pile of ashes.
She leaves in a fury, much to the glee of her younger sister Irene. After talking with her, Godfrey finds her to be a bit scatter-brained, he offers to go with Irene to help her beat Cornelia. In the ballroom of the Waldorf-Ritz Hotel, Irene's long-suffering businessman father Alexander Bullock waits resignedly as his ditsy wife Angelica and her mooching protégé Carlo play the game. Godfrey arrives and is authenticated as a "forgotten man", he addresses the crowd, expressing his contempt for their antics. Irene offers him a job as the family butler, which he gratefully accepts. Godfrey is shown, she warns him that he is the latest in a long line of butlers. Godfrey proves to be competent. Cornelia holds a grudge against Godfrey, Irene considers him her protégé. Tommy Gray, a lifelong friend of Godfrey, recognizes him working at a tea party thrown by Irene. Godfrey ad-libs that he was Tommy's valet at Harvard. Tommy plays along, embellishing Godfrey's story with five children. Dismayed, Irene impulsively announces her engagement to the surprised Charlie Van Rumple, but she soon breaks down in tears and flees after being congratulated by Godfrey.
Over lunch the next day, Tommy is curious to know what one of the elite "Parkes of Boston" is doing as a servant. Godfrey explains that a broken love affair left him considering suicide, but the undaunted attitude of the men living at the dump rekindled his spirits. Cornelia has her boyfriend "Faithful George" call Tommy to the telephone she approaches Godfrey and attempts to negotiate a peace — but only on her terms. Godfrey declines. Having failed to make Godfrey's life miserable, Cornelia plants her pearl necklace under his mattress calls the police; when the police do not find the pearls in Godfrey's suite, Mr. Bullock realizes his daughter has orchestrated the whole thing, he informs Cornelia. The Bullocks send their daughters to Europe to get Irene away from her now-broken engagement; when they return, Cornelia implies. Worried, Irene falls into Godfrey's arms, he realizes she is faking when he sees her reflection sit up briefly. In revenge, he puts her in a cold shower, which confirms her hopes: "Oh Godfrey, now I know you love me...
You do or you wouldn't have lost your temper." Godfrey resigns as the Bullocks' butler. Mr. Bullock has more pressing concerns, he throws Carlo out announces to his family and Godfrey that his business is failing and he might face criminal charges. Godfrey interrupts with good news: He had sold short, using money raised by pawning Cornelia's necklace, used some of his profits to buy the stock that Bullock had sold, he gives the stock to the stunned Mr. Bullock, saving the family returns the necklace to a humbled Cornelia. Godfrey leaves. With his remaining profits and Tommy as a business partner, Godfrey builds The Dump, a fashionable nightclub, creating jobs for 50 people. A determined Irene bulldozes him into marriage, saying "Stand still, Godfrey. It'll all be over in a minute." William Powell as Godfrey Carole Lombard as Irene Bullock Alice Brady as Angelica Bullock Gail Patrick as Cornelia Bullock Eugene Pallette as Alexander Bullock Jean Dixon as Molly Alan Mowbray as Tommy Gray Mischa Auer as Carlo Pat Flaherty as Mike Flaherty Robert Light as Faithful George Franklin Pangborn as Scavenger Hunt Judge Grady Sutton as Charlie Van Rumple Jane Wyman as Socialite My Man Godfrey was in production from April 15 to May 27, 1936, had retakes in early June of the year.
Its estimated budget was $656,000. The studio's original choice to play Irene, the part played by Carole Lombard, was Constance Bennett, Miriam Hopkins was considered, but the director Gregory La Cava only would agree to Bennett if Universal borrowed William Powell from MGM. Powell, for his part, only would take the role. Powell and Lombard had divorced three years earlier. La Cava, a former animator and freelancer for most of his film career, held studio executives in contempt, was known to be a bit eccentric; when he and Powell hit a snag over a disagreement about how Godfrey should be portrayed, they settled things over a bottle of Scotch. The next morning, La Cava showed up for shooting with a headache. Instead, the actor sent a telegram stating: "WE MAY HAVE FOUND GODFREY LAST NIGHT BUT WE LOST POWELL. SEE YOU TOMORROW."Eric S. Hatch wrote the screenplay, assisted by Morrie Ryskind. Due to insurance considerations a stand-in st
Peter Quinel was a medieval Bishop of Exeter. He became a canon of Exeter Cathedral in 1276 and his episcopate began in 1280 and continued until he died in 1291, he issued a set of rules governing the clergy in his diocese and the required furnishing of churches and continued the rebuilding efforts at Exeter Cathedral. Quinel was born about 1230, to his wife Helewis, he may have been educated at a university, because in 1262 he was given the title of master, which implies a university education. Quinel had the office of archdeacon of St David's in 1263, became a canon of Exeter Cathedral in 1276. Quinel was elected between 7 August and 7 October 1280 and consecrated on 10 November 1280, his consecration took place at Canterbury Cathedral and was performed by Richard of Gravesend, Bishop of London. While bishop, Quinel legislated that clerics' clothes should be all one colour, gave detailed lists of the required furnishings of a church, ordered that any uneducated clergy should be deprived of office.
These were part of a set of statutes. He continued the rebuilding efforts at Exeter Cathedral, was credited with deciding to rework the cathedral along Gothic lines. Quinel died in October 1291 on the 1st, he was buried in the lady chapel in his cathedral. "Entry for Peter Quinel" in George Oliver's Lives of the Bishops of Exeter
Naval Base Kitsap is a U. S. Navy base located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state, it was created in 2004 by merging the former Naval Station Bremerton with Naval Submarine Base Bangor. The Mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as the home base for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and to provide base operating services, including support for both surface ships and Fleet Ballistic Missile and other nuclear submarines having their home ports at Bremerton and Bangor. Naval Base Kitsap provides service and facilities to meet the needs of their hosted combat commands, tenant activities, ships' crews, civilian employees. Naval Base Kitsap is the largest naval organization in Navy Region Northwest, it is composed of installations at Bremerton, Manchester, Indian Island, Keyport, Washington. Naval Base Kitsap was the recipient of the 2005 Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence - the Best Base in the U. S. Navy. Naval Base Kitsap is the third-largest Navy base in the U.
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Bichsel was released from federal prison on February 9, 2012. In 2010, after purchasing the base's first hybrid bus on April 29, 2010, Naval Base Kitsap purchased two additional hybrid buses, with five others to be delivered by the end of July; the diesel-electric vehicles are the Navy's first hybrids and were funded through the GSA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Replacement/Exchange Program and are overseen by NAVFAC, the Navy's non-tactical vehicle program manager. Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three NB Official website globalsecurity.org: Bangor globalsecurity.org: Bremerton Post-Vietnam: Non-Violence at Bangor, a multimedia history of protests at the Bangor Military Base from the Pacific Northwest Antiwar and Radical History Project. Defense Commissary Agency