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Pal Joey (film)

Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak. Jo Ann Greer sang for Hayworth, as she had done in Affair in Trinidad and Miss Sadie Thompson. Kim Novak's singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Stevens. George Sidney directed, with the choreography managed by Hermes Pan. Nelson Riddle handled the musical arrangements for the Rodgers and Hart standards "The Lady is a Tramp", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "I Could Write a Book" and "There's A Small Hotel." Sinatra won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as the wise-cracking, hard-bitten Joey Evans. Along with its strong box office success, Pal Joey earned four Academy Award nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. Pal Joey is one of Sinatra's few post-From Here to Eternity movies in which he did not receive top billing, which went to Hayworth. Sinatra was, by that time, a bigger star, his title role was predominant.

When asked about the billing, Sinatra replied, "Ladies first." He was quoted as saying that, as it was a Columbia film, Hayworth should have top billing because, "For years, she WAS Columbia Pictures", that with regard to being billed "between" Hayworth and Novak, "That's a sandwich I don't mind being stuck in the middle of." As Columbia’s biggest star, Hayworth had been top billed in every film since Cover Girl in 1944, but her tenure was soon to end, in 1959 with Gary Cooper in They Came to Cordura. The setting is San Francisco; when Joey meets Linda English, a naive chorus girl, he has stirrings of real feelings. However, that does not stop him from romancing a former flame and ex-stripper, now society matron Vera Prentice-Simpson, a wealthy and lonely widow, in order to convince her to finance his dream, "Chez Joey", a night club of his own. Soon Joey is involved with Vera, each using the other for his/her own somewhat selfish purposes, but Joey's feelings for Linda are growing. Vera jealously demands that Joey fire Linda.

When Joey refuses, Vera closes down "Chez Joey". Linda agrees to quit in an attempt to keep the club open. Vera agrees to open the club, offers to marry Joey, but Joey rejects Vera; as Joey is leaving for Sacramento, Linda runs after him. After half-hearted refusals, Joey gives in and they walk away together, united. Rita Hayworth as Vera Prentice-Simpson Frank Sinatra as "Pal" Joey Evans Kim Novak as Linda "The Mouse" English Barbara Nichols as Gladys Bobby Sherwood as Ned Galvin Judy Dan as Hat Check Girl Hank Henry as Mike Miggins The happy ending of the film contrasts with that of the stage musical, where Joey is left alone at the end; the transformation of Joey into a "nice guy" departed from the stage musical, where Joey's character was notable for being the anti-hero. The film varies from the stage musical in several other key points: the setting was changed from Chicago to San Francisco, the stage Joey was a dancer; the plot of the film drops a blackmail attempt and two roles prominent on stage were changed: Melba was cut and Gladys became a minor character.

Linda became a naive chorus girl instead of an innocent stenographer and some of the lyrics to "Bewitched and Bewildered" were changed. In the film, Vera Prentice-Simpson is a wealthy widow and former stripper and thus gets to sing the classic song "Zip".. Of the original 14 Rodgers and Hart songs, eight remained, but with two as instrumental background, four songs were added from other shows. Pal Joey: Main Title "That Terrific Rainbow" - chorus girls and Linda English "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" - Joey Evans "Do It the Hard Way" - orchestra and chorus girls "Great Big Town" - Joey Evans and chorus girls "There's a Small Hotel" - Joey Evans "Zip" - Vera Simpson "I Could Write a Book" - Joey Evans and Linda English "The Lady Is a Tramp" - Joey Evans "Bewitched and Bewildered" - Vera Simpson "Plant You Now, Dig You Later" - orchestra "My Funny Valentine" - Linda English "You Mustn't Kick It Around" - orchestra Strip Number - "I Could Write a Book" -Linda English Dream Sequence and Finale: "What Do I Care for a Dame"/"Bewitched and Bewildered"/"I Could Write a Book" - Joey Evans Some of the recordings on the soundtrack album featuring Sinatra only are not the same songs that appeared in the film.

"The Lady Is a Tramp" is a mono-only outtake from Sinatra's 1957 album A Swingin' Affair!, while three others were recorded in mono only at Capitol Studios. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" appeared in an odd hybrid: The first half of the song was recorded at Columbia Pictures but differs from the version used in the film, while the second half is the same as used in the film recorded at Columbia. "What Do I Care for a Dame" is the film version, as recorded at Columbia. The Sinatra songs as they appear in the film as well as those performed by Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak, Jo Ann Greer and Trudi E

Product Sans

Product Sans is a geometric sans-serif typeface created by Google for branding purposes. It replaced the old Google logo on September 1, 2015; as Google's branding was becoming more apparent on a multitude of kinds of devices, Google sought to adapt its design so that its logo could be portrayed in constrained spaces and remain consistent for its users across platforms. A size-optimized version of Product Sans, called Google Sans, is used as the display font of Google's customized and adapted version of Material Design, Google Material Theme; the design team wanted to retain the simple and approachable styles in previous logos but include geometric forms. At first glance, the font nearly matches the Futura typeface; the most notable difference between the two is the double-storey'a', implemented to contrast the circular shapes of the other characters. Product Sans prefers to end the stroke terminals at about 45 degrees, with the cut off being perpendicular to the tangent of the stroke. Slight optical corrections were made to the geometric forms.

The uppercase "G" has its circular shape pulled inwards where it meets the crossbar. The counters of the'6','8', and'9' are perfect circles; these visual corrections were made for legibility. Https://fonts.google.com/license/productsans The present Google logo is based on Product Sans. Slight modifications do exist in the logo compared to the typeface: the most noticeable is the slanted'e'; the differences between the logo and Product Sans allows for distinction between the Google logotype and product name. Product Sans is used in the text of Google's numerous services' logotypes such as Maps, News, etc; the font is used on the "Made by Google" website, which showcases Google products, in some versions of Android. Product Sans Specimen by Google Product Sans Demo

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth (2003)

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, which took place on March 21, 2003 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event was to honor and remember CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth who died in March 1987, it honored El Santo, the most famous Mexican professional wrestler ever. The name of the annual March event would be shortened to just Homenaje a Dos Leyendas after CMLL had a falling out with El Santo's son El Hijo del Santo, with the event honoring a different wrestler along with Lutteroth; the main event was a singles match between Pierroth Jr. and Gran Markus Jr. under Lucha de Apuestas rules, with both men wagering their hair on the outcome of the match. The card featured five further matches, four Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match, including a match for the CMLL World Trios Championship and one regular Tag team match. Since 1996 the Mexican wrestling company Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre has held a show in March each year to commemorate the passing of CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth who died in March 1987.

For the first three years the show paid homage to Lutteroth himself, from 1999 through 2004 the show paid homage to Lutteroth and El Santo, Mexico's most famous wrestler and from 2005 forward the show has paid homage to Lutteroth and a different leyenda each year, celebrating the career and accomplishments of past CMLL stars. Billed as Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth, it has been held under the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas since 1999 and is the only show outside of CMLL's Anniversary shows that CMLL has presented every year since its inception. All Homenaje a Dos Leyendas shows have been held in Arena México in Mexico City, Mexico, CMLL's main venue, its "home". Traditionally CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, which means the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas shows replace their scheduled Super Viernes show; the 2003 show was the eight overall Homenaje. The event featured six professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels or faces as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

The main event storyline was the conclusion of a long running storyline stretching back over a year to the months before the 2002 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas event when Gran Markus Jr. decided to turn on Pierroth Jr. and leave Los Boricuas, the group that Pierroth led. The previous year Gran Markus Jr. had unmasked Boriqua member Veneno in the main event of the Dos Leyendas show. In the year that followed Gran Markus Jr. aided by various CMLL tecnicos fought against the group in various matches and team combinations. The semi-main event of the show was a Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match, for the CMLL World Trios Championship as the reigning champions Atlantis, Black Warrior and Mr. Niebla put their titles on the line against the challengers Universo 2000, teaming up with the brother team of Dr. Wagner Jr. and Black Tiger. Black Warrior and Dr. Wagner Jr. had held the CMLL World Trios championship but had to vacate the titles when the team broke up as Dr. Wagner Jr. turned on the group.

The disintegration of Los Boriquas would continue in the months following Dos Leyendas, leading to Pierroth facing several former members in Lucha de Apuestas matches, including Pierroth defeating Violencia on the undercard of the CMLL 70th Anniversary Show. Black Tiger, Dr. Wagner, Jr and Universo 2000 would hold the CMLL Trios Championship until July 9, 2004 where they would lose to Black Warrior, El Canek and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. ending their run with the titles after 476 days

JoBe Cerny

JoBe Cerny, sometimes credited as Jo Be Cerny, is an American actor. He is best known as the current voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy, succeeding Paul Frees and Jeff Bergman, as Procter & Gamble's silent spokesman, The Cheer Man. In addition to appearing in advertising spots and commercials, Cerny has appeared in numerous films, including Legally Blonde 2, Road to Perdition, My Best Friend's Wedding. Cerny has been featured in televised series and talk shows including Chicago Hope and Oprah, as well as appearing in numerous theatrical performances. Cerny is the founder and president of Cerny/American Creative, a Chicago-based production company which offers creative services catering to film companies and advertising agencies, a weekly column writer for Screen Magazine and a recipient of The American Scene Award. Cerny received his bachelor's degree in Speech & Drama at Valparaiso University and his master's degree in Theater at Northwestern University. Cerny/American Creative JoBe Cerny on IMDb Chicago Reader article on JoBe Cerny

Bob Ronka

Bob Ronka was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from the San Fernando Valley's 1st District between 1977 and 1981. Ronka was born about 1943, the son of Ilmari Ronka, first-chair trombonist in the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Loraine Vera Aalbu of Minneapolis, who worked with her sisters as vaudeville artists. Besides Bob, there was a daughter, Harriet; the family moved to California in 1945, Ronka attended North Hollywood High School, where he played trombone in a dance-band workshop that studied music ranging from the big-band sound of the early 1930s to the progressive jazz of Stan Kenton. He played with the Dixie Smallfry youth group sponsored by radio-television personality Bill Baldwin. A Phi Beta Kappa student at Stanford University, Ronka earned a law degree at Harvard University before serving in the Army in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. Ronka spent six years in private practice before his election to the City Council and had ""several years of developing industrial parks."A Democrat, he was a member of an advisory council formed by Los Angeles District Attorney John Van de Kamp to study reform of the juvenile justice system and was active with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association See List of Los Angeles municipal election returns, 1977.

The liberal Ronka, an attorney who specialized in real estate, was elected to represent Los Angeles City Council District 1 in 1977, succeeding veteran Councilman Louis R. Nowell, who did not seek reelection, he served for just four years. In that era, the 1st District was the largest geographic area in the city, about 76 square miles, a sixth the total area of Los Angeles, it included Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, Shadow Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, Sun Valley and Sylmar. The councilman took preliminary steps toward running against Baxter Ward for the county Board of Supervisors in 1972, but decided against it when private polls showed the Ronka name was not recognized in the supervisorial district. Ronka faced a recall petition in 1978 in which he was accused of, among other things, receiving unreported cash contributions from the "Mexican Mafia" and of failing to report the gift of a trip to Hawaii and ownership of real property in Westlake Village; the allegations of criminal activity were investigated by the district attorney's office, which found no reason to continue the probe.

The petition lacked enough signatures to bring about an election. The councilman was one of the leading skeptics about the idea of hosting the 1984 Summer Olympics, for which Los Angeles was the only candidate, he sought assurance that the games would cost the city nothing, he favored asking the voters to decide by ballot if the competitions should be held in the city at all. This resulted in a ballot measure forbidding Los Angeles from spending taxpayer monies on the games without reimbursement. Ronka was on the negotiating team with Mayor Tom Bradley and a Bradley aide, Anton Calleia, which dickered in 1978 with the International Olympic Committee in Athens, over terms of the contract to bring the games to California, "and every time Bradley and Calleia appeared to give way on a point, he objected publicly." Soon the councilman was "shunted aside" from the negotiations, he returned from Athens a day before the others to tell reporters that Bradley and Calleia had been "double-crossed" by "landed gentry and... brittle, arcane aristocrats."

"Lord Killanin," Ronka said, speaking of the Irish president of the Olympic Committee, "has shown himself again to be brittle and autocratic and inflexible." In the final City Council decision, Ronka voted against the contract, but it was approved, 8-4. He gained favorable citywide publicity in February and March 1978 when he cut short a vacation in Acapulco, Mexico, to return home when he heard that heavy storm waters had flooded the Sunland-Tujunga area; the Los Angeles Times reported: "Ronka slipped out of his low-profile image when disaster struck his district Feb. 9, subsequently he has become as regular a television figure as the weatherman." Interviews by "Mr. Clean, as the Harvard-educated freshman councilman is sometimes called... may be turning into political gold." Ronka warned that "Body parts and human flesh" from the flooded Verdugo Hills Cemetery and rats and poisons and dead snakes were threatening the area. City officials played down the alarmist reports, but residents said they were grateful for Ronka's on-the-scene presence and his fight in City Hall to cut red tape.

In 1978 Ronka verified a Los Angeles Times report that he had hired five former political campaign workers as City of Los Angeles employees to work for him under the federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act but said: "They were qualified, they are hard workers, they weren't coming in on a tenured position. I make no apologies for them." One of the aides, Larry Hanna, was led a recall drive against him. It was soon determined that other council members had made the same kind of appointments, a few weeks the U. S. Department of Labor announced that it would no longer pay the salaries—about $3 million annually—to the council-hired workers, it was said that Ronka was disliked by his fellow City Council members because he was not a team player but instead acted like a "publicity hound." Bad feeling developed, for example, between Ronka and Council President John Ferraro, "astonished and angry" when Ronka voted against the Olympics

Warehouse (nightclub)

The Warehouse was a nightclub established in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 under the direction of Robert Williams. It is today most famous for being what many consider to be the birthplace of house music Chicago house, the genre's center in the United States while under its first musical director, DJ Frankie Knuckles. A broad spectrum of dance music was played there. Knuckles experimented with different possibilities of developing an original expression, mixing disco music with European electronic music. DJ History reports: "The style of music now known as house was so named after a shortened version of club."Located at 206 South Jefferson Street in Chicago, the club was made out of a three storey former factory. The Warehouse drew in around two thousand patrons from midnight Saturday to midday Sunday; the Warehouse was patronized by gay black and Latino men, who came to dance to disco music played by the club's resident DJ, Frankie Knuckles. Admission was four dollars and the club offered free juice and water to dancers.

In the middle floor is where DJ Knuckles began to experiment with editing disco breaks on a reel-to-tape recorder. This mixing would soon become the beginnings of the house music genre; the Warehouse became a hub for the people of Chicago black gay men. It was compared to a spiritual experience. At the time, many black gay men felt excluded from the religious communities that they had been raised in; this contributed to the culture created at Warehouse. Warehouse was a place where people could be open and "this sexual openness enabled the club to be unusually free of aggression”. Chicago house was a black gay genre in many ways for many years and Warehouse was a specific space that cultivated that scene in a safe way. Black music was at the heart of the disco era and it is impossible to separate the roots of disco from the disenfranchised queer people of color that flocked to it. House is connected to disco in that "it mutated the form, intensifying the aspects of the music that most offended white rockers and black funkateers: the machinic repetition, the synthetic and electronic textures, the rootlessness, the ‘depraved’ hypersexuality and ‘decadent’ druggy hedonism."Warehouse was a place that allowed house music to flourish as a continuation of disco under Frankie Knuckles.

It continued the tradition of making music for the club, for people to feel and to create a holy dance atmosphere and experience over just trying to make something that could get hits on the radio or top 40 charts. "The stomping four-to-the-floor kick-drum would become the defining mark of house music." This technique and many more championed were by Frankie Knuckles at Warehouse, such as synthetic handclaps and special hi-hat patterns and bass loops. These have all been influential in pushing the boundaries of how a song is supposed to sound and how a song can be manipulated to fit a club setting. After The Warehouse doubled its admission fee in late 1982, it grew more commercial and Knuckles decided to leave and start his own club, Power House, to which his devoted followers followed. In response, the Warehouse's owners renamed it the Music Box and hired a new DJ named Ron Hardy In 2004, the city of Chicago - which "became notorious in the dance community around the world for passing the so-called'anti-rave ordinance' in 2000 that made property owners and deejays subject to $10,000 fines for being involved in an unlicensed dance party" - named a stretch of street in downtown Chicago after Knuckles, where the old Warehouse once stood, on Jefferson Street between Jackson Boulevard and Madison Street in Chicago's West Loop.

On August 25, 2004, the city renamed the block "Frankie Knuckles Way" and declared August 25 to be Frankie Knuckles Day. Future United States President Barack Obama was among the advocates for the change as an Illinois state senator. Chicago house List of electronic dance music venues Homophobia in the African American community The Warehouse/Music Box, Chicago – Clubbers Guide to Life from Ministry of Sound. Retrieved on September 6, 2007. Cheeseman, Phil. "The History of House Music". TruGroovez History of House Music. TruGroovez. Com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved 2005-02-07. 41.878956,-87.640536 google maps