Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan is a Hong Kong-born American actress who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Born in Hong Kong on May 19, 1939, growing up in Kowloon Tong, she is the daughter of Kwan Wing Hong, a Cantonese architect and Marquita Scott, a European model of English and Scottish ancestry; the son of a Chinese lawyer, Kwan Wing Hong attended Cambridge University and became an eminent architect in Hong Kong. After he met Marquita Scott in London, the two moved to Hong Kong. In that era, society held a dim view of interracial marriage. Kwan has Ka Keung. In fear of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during World War II, Wing Hong, in the guise of a coolie, escaped from Hong Kong to North China in Christmas 1941 with his two children, whom he hid in wicker baskets. Kwan and her brother were transported by servants, they remained in exile in Western China for five years until the war ended, after which they returned to Hong Kong and lived in a spacious, contemporary home her father designed.
Marquita Scott never rejoined the family. Kwan's parents divorced, her mother moved to New York and married an American. Remaining in Hong Kong with the children, her father married a Chinese woman, whom Kwan called "Mother", her father and her stepmother raised her, in addition to her brother and five half-brothers and half-sisters. Five of Kwan's siblings became lawyers. Except during World War II, Kwan had a comfortable early life. Cared for by an amah, a woman who looks after children, Kwan owned a pony and passed her summers in resorts in Borneo and Japan. An affluent man, her father owned a several-acre hilltop property in Kowloon. In her youth, she was called "Ka Shen", she wrote in 1960 that as an eight-year-old, her fortune-teller "predicted travel and fortune for me". She attended the Catholic Maryknoll Convent School until she was 13 years old, after which she travelled to Kingsmoor School in Glossop, England a boarding school that her brother, Ka Keung, was attending, her brother studied to become an architect and she studied to become a dancer.
Her introduction to tai chi sparked a desire to learn ballet. When Kwan was 18, she pursued her dream of becoming a ballet dancer by attending the Royal Ballet School in London, she studied performing arts subjects such as stage make-up, danced every day for four hours. Her studies at the Royal Ballet School ran concurrently with her high-school studies; because Kwan's high school had deep connections with nearby theatre groups, Kwan was able to perform small parts in several of their productions. Upon graduating from high school, she sojourned in France and Switzerland on a luxury trip. Afterwards, she travelled back to Hong Kong. Stage producer Ray Stark posted an advertisement in the Hong Kong Tiger Standard regarding auditions for the character Suzie Wong for a play; the ad asked applicants to present their pictures, résumés, proportions. Kwan submitted the application and was discovered by Stark in a film studio constructed by her architect father. After auditioning for Stark, she was asked to screen test to play a character in the prospective film The World of Suzie Wong.
Stark preferred Kwan over the other women because she "would have more universal acceptance". Another auditionee, French actress France Nuyen, played the stage version of the role and had been called a "businessman's delight" by a number of reviewers. Stark disliked this characterization, as well as "happy harlot" characters such as Melina Mercouri in Never on Sunday. Stark wanted an Asian actress because slanting the eyes of a white actress would look artificial, he praised Kwan's features: an "acceptable face" and "being alluringly leggy formed". For each screen test, accompanied by her younger sister, was chauffeured to the studio by her father's driver. Stark characterized Kwan's first screen test as "pretty dreadful", but one that hinted at her potential. After four weeks of training with drama teachers, including hours of lessons with Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright–screenwriter John Patrick, Kwan's second screen test was a significant improvement. Although she had not yet become an actress, Stark said, there was a "development of her authority".
Once, upon viewing her screen test, Kwan said, "I'm a terrible girl" and "squealed with embarrassment". The reaction prompted Stark to refrain from letting her view the dailies. Kwan did a third screen test after four months had passed, a deadlock existed between whether to choose Kwan or Nuyen. Owing to Kwan's lack of acting experience, at Stark's request, she travelled to the United States, where she attended acting school in Hollywood and resided in the Hollywood Studio Club, a chaperoned dormitory, with other junior actresses, she moved to New York. Kwan signed a seven-year contract with Stark's Seven Arts Productions at a beginning salary of $300 a week though she was not given a distinct role. In 2005, Edward S. Feldman and Tom Barton characterized Kwan's wages and her employment as "indentured servitude". In a retrospective interview, Kwan told Goldsea that she had no prior acting experience and that the $300 a week salary was "a lot of money to me then"; when The World of Suzie Wong began to tour, Kwan was assigned the part of a bargirl.
In addition to her small supporting character role, Kwan became an understudy for the production's female lead, France Nuyen. Though Stark and the male lead William Holden preferred Kwan, despite her somewhat
Thomas Chase was a United States educator and classical scholar. He was on the faculty of Haverford College and its president. Chase was born in Massachusetts. At nine years of age, he was introduced to Latin, he graduated in 1848 at Harvard University. Beginning in 1850, he served as a substitute Latin professor at Harvard for a year, another year and a half as an instructor, a tutor, he studied in Europe from 1853 to 1855, at the University of Berlin and the Collège de France and as a listener at other universities. He was professor of Greek and Latin at Haverford College 1855-1875. From 1875 to 1886 he was president of Haverford. In 1887 Chase was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society, he was a member of the American committee for the revision of the New Testament, a delegate to the Stockholm Philological Congress of 1889. Hellas: Her Monuments and Scenery An address on the character and example of President Lincoln A Latin Grammar His “Use of Italics in the English Bible” was part of an 1879 pamphlet issued by the Bible revision committee.
Cicero's Tusculan disputations: book first, the dream of Scipio and extracts from the dialogues on old age and friendship Horace The histories of Livy Virgil, The Æneid Selections from the Satires of Juvenal He was a brother of Pliny Chase. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.. "Chase, Thomas". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead. "Thomas Chase Papers, 1843-1947". Quaker and Special Collections. Haverford College Library. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012
Wild and Free is the fourth solo studio album of Jamaican singer, Ziggy Marley. The album was released on June 14, 2011. Wild and Free was produced by Don Was at Ocean Way Studios in California. In an interview with Billboard, Marley stated that the first single will be "Forward to Love" inspired by his wife Orly Marley. Marley concluded by saying, "I don't think I'm going to get enough time this year to explore this album live," Marley notes, "so I'm looking for next year for it to be about this album. I'll play this album more extensively live next year than this year, so it's looking like it's gonna be a two-year plan of touring with this one." Guest appearances on the album include actor Woody Harrelson on the title track, used for California's Proposition 19 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana, Heavy D on "It", Marley's eldest son, Daniel, on "Changes". "Wild and Free" – 4:50 "Forward to Love" – 3:43 "It" – 4:38 "Changes" – 4:07 "Personal Revolution" – 4:54 "Get Out of Town" – 4:35 "Roads Less Traveled" – 4:03 "Mmmm Mmmm" – 3:31 "Welcome to the World" – 4:13 "A Sign" – 3:21 "Reggae in My Head" – 3:54 "Elizabeth" – 4:15 Produced by Don Was and Ziggy Marley Executive producer: Orly Marley Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
Assisted by Brandon Duncan Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering Recorded by Krish Sharma Additional engineering by Marc "Maka" Moreau Recorded at Ocean Way Studios and Barefoot Studios Drums: Carlton "Santa" Davis Bass: Darryl Jones Guitars: Takeshi Akimoto, Ziggy Marley Keyboards: James Poyser, Ziggy Marley Percussions: Rock Deadrick, Ziggy Marley Backing vocals: Tracy Hazzard, Ziggy Marley All words and music by David Marley.