Jigsaw (1968 film)
Jigsaw is a 1968 mystery film directed by James Goldstone. It stars Harry Guardino and Bradford Dillman and this remake of Mirage was originally made for television but shown first in theaters. After someone places sugar cubes laced with LSD in his cup of coffee, Jonathan Fields regains consciousness, only to find a woman drowned in his bathtub and flecks of blood on his hands and clothes. Suffering from amnesia, Fields cant think of anyplace else to turn, so he hires Arthur Belding, a private detective, to help him find out what happened. Returning to work at a scientific think tank, Fields encounters a woman who claims to be his sweetheart, Helen Atterbury. A hippie, and an accomplice kidnap Belding and attempt to drug him, a fistfight ensues between Fields and Haley, resulting in the latter falling out a window to his death
Howard Winchester Hawks was an American film director and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him the greatest American director who is not a household name, Hawks was a versatile director whose career included comedies, gangster films, science fiction, film noir, and westerns. His most popular films include Scarface, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River, The Thing from Another World, and Rio Bravo. His frequent portrayals of strong, tough-talking female characters came to define a type—the Hawksian woman and his work has influenced some of the most popular and respected directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino. Howard Winchester Hawks was born in Goshen, the child of Frank W. Hawks, a wealthy paper manufacturer, and his wife, Helen. Hawkss family on his fathers side were American pioneers and his ancestor John Hawks had emigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1630.
The family eventually settled in Goshen and by the 1890s was one of the wealthiest families in the Midwest, Hawkss maternal grandfather, C. W. Howard, had homesteaded in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1862 at age 17. Within 15 years he had made his fortune in the paper mill. Frank Hawks and Helen Howard met in the early 1890s and married in 1895, Howard Hawks was the eldest of five children and his birth was followed by Kenneth Neil Hawks, William Bellinger Hawks, Grace Louise Hawks and Helen Bernice Hawks. In 1898, the moved to Neenah, Wisconsin where Frank Hawks began working for his father-in-laws Howard Paper Company. Between 1906 and 1909, the Hawks family began to more time in Pasadena. Gradually they began to only their summers in Wisconsin before permanently moving to Pasadena in 1910. The family settled in a house down the street from Throop Polytechnic Institute, Hawks was an average student at school and did not excel in sports, but by 1910 had discovered coaster racing, an early form of soapbox racing.
In 1911, Hawkss youngest sibling Helen died suddenly of food poisoning, from 1910 to 1912, Hawks attended Pasadena High School. But in 1912, the Hawks family moved to nearby Glendora, while in New England, Hawks often attended the theaters in nearby Boston. In 1914, Hawks returned to Glendora and graduated from Pasadena High School that year and that same year, Hawks was accepted to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. In 1916, Hawkss grandfather, C. W. Howard, bought him a Mercer race car and it was at this time that Hawks first met Victor Fleming, allegedly when the two men raced on a dirt track and caused an accident. Fleming had been an auto mechanic and early aviator when his old friend Marshall Neilan recommended him to film director Allan Dwan as a good mechanic
Brother John (film)
Brother John is a 1971 drama film about an enigmatic African-American man who shows up every time a relative is about to die. In this story, he returns to his Alabama hometown as his sister is dying of cancer and his arrival into town is clouded by unrest at a factory where workers are seeking to unionize. Local authorities wrongly suspect John to be an agitator for the union cause. They find newspaper clippings in a variety of different languages, only Doc Thomas suspects that Johns real purpose is something else. She decides to initiate a relationship with him, in hopes that he will stay and this puts him at odds with a local man who has had his eyes on her since they were in high school. During his time with Louisa, John mentions that one of his friends, now a union organizer, after this happens, word of his prediction finds its way to the Sheriff who uses it as an excuse to arrest him. During his questioning we find out more about his travels, Doc Thomas comes to visit him in jail, and they have a pivotal conversation.
John walks out of jail and leaves town while the Sheriff and its too late to believe that hes still a passive participant in his own, premature deification. List of American films of 1971 Brother John at the Internet Movie Database Brother John at the TCM Movie Database Brother John at AllMovie
Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World America 1972 and the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. Carter was born in Phoenix, the daughter of Juanita and her father is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry, and her mother is of Mexican and French descent. Carter made her television debut on Lew Kings Talent Show at age 5. During high school, Carter performed in a band called Just Us, consisting of a marimba, a drum, an acoustic guitar. When she was 16, she joined two of her cousins in another band called The Relatives, actor Gary Burghoff was the drummer. The group opened at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months, because Carter was under 21, she had to enter through the kitchen, after being voted Most Talented, she dropped out to pursue a career in music. In 1970, Carter sang with The Garfin Gathering and their first performance was in a San Francisco hotel so new that it had no sidewalk entrance.
Consequently, they played mostly to the janitors and hotel guests who parked their cars in the underground garage and she returned to Arizona in 1972. In 1972, Carter won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA. In the international 1972 Miss World pageant, representing the United States, after taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled Roots of Anger. She began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos, Carters acting career took off when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince. Carters earnest performance endeared her to fans and critics, such that Carter continues to be identified with Wonder Woman. The series lasted for three seasons, until 1980 when the show was cancelled, as it was winding down, while referring to the feedback she had received for her posters, Carter told US magazine, I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in mens bathrooms, I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think.
And I know what they think and she was upset with some of the marketing of her image. Warner Bros. worked out a deal with the toy company, Mego, in 1987 on The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Carter commented, I think that youre probably familiar with a problem in Hollywood, and that is that they market you, and they use you. They did a mask of my face and put it on the doll, and they took my name off and said they didnt have to pay me anymore. So its the kind of thing that you can be used so much in this industry, I dont even make anything from the reruns
Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of drivers and people associated with racing appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey. Professional racecar driver Frank Capua meets divorcee Elora, after a whirlwind romance they are married. Charley, Eloras teenage son by her first husband, becomes close to Frank. But Frank is so dedicated to his career that he neglects his wife, Frank finds them in bed together and storms out. The couple separate, but Frank still sees Charley regularly, Franks bitterness fuels his dedication to his work, and he becomes a much more aggressive driver. At the Indianapolis 500, Elora and Charley watch while Frank drives the race of his life, after winning, Frank attends a victory party. He is uninterested when attractive women throw themselves at him, Luther finds Frank and apologizes to him for the affair, but Frank punches him.
Frank visits Elora and tells her he wants to start again, the film ends with a freeze-frame as the two look uncertainly at each other. He would eventually launch the much successful Newman/Haas Racing with his longtime racing competitor and friend Carl Haas, the film includes footage taken at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the legendary 2.5 mile track. Most of the footage is from the 1968 race, the accident during the first green flag is from the 1966 race. The film earned an estimated $6.2 million in rentals in North America and it was the 16th most popular movie at the US box office that year. Quentin Tarantino, when asked about his race car films, was not a fan of Winning. I’d rather saw my fingers off than sit through that again, the film score was by Dave Grusin, and the original soundtrack album was issued on Decca Records. The opening moments of the theme,500 Miles, were used by WEWS-TV in Cleveland in the 1970s and 1980s as the theme for their Million Dollar Movie. List of American films of 1969 Winning at the American Film Institute Catalog Winning at the Internet Movie Database
They Only Kill Their Masters
The title refers to Doberman dogs that might have been responsible for a womans murder currently under investigation by the local police chief. The film was written by Lane Slate and directed by James Goldstone, when one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher. The police chief is initially inclined to believe this scenario, new developments complicate the investigation, especially when crucial evidence starts to disappear. The county sheriff is trying to take control of the investigation. It was the last major film shot on MGMs backlot before it was sold, several former MGM stars accepted supporting roles in the film because it gave them the opportunity to be in the last film shot on the backlot. Other scenes were filmed at the Paradise Cove Pier, Paradise Cove in Malibu, two years later, when Garner started to film The Rockford Files, his trailer was located at the same place.
There were several TV sequels made to the movie, starring Andy Griffith as Abel Marsh, the first movie was called Deadly Game and was written and directed by Lane Slate, as was the follow-up Girl in the Empty Grave. The character was renamed Sam Adams for Adams of Eagle Lake, the character changed names yet again for the TV movie Winter Kill, becoming Sam McNeill
Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, is an English actor, film director and screenwriter, and a Conservative peer of the House of Lords. Fellowes was born in Cairo, the youngest son of Canadian-born Peregrine Edward Launcelot Fellowes and his father was a diplomat and Arabist who campaigned to have Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, restored to his throne during World War II. Fellowes has three brothers, Nicholas Peregrine James, wordsmith David Andrew, and playwright Roderick Oliver. The house in Chiddingly, which had been owned by the whodunit writer Clifford Kitchin, was within reach of London where his father. Fellowes has described his father as one of that last generation of men who lived in a pat of butter without knowing it and my mother put him on a train on Monday mornings and drove up to London in the afternoon. At the flat shed be waiting in a snappy little cocktail dress with a delicious dinner, a decided influence to arise from this place was the friendship that developed with another family in the village, the Kingsleys.
David Kingsley was head of British Lion Films, the responsible for many Peter Sellers comedies. Sometimes glamorous figures would visit the Kingsleys house, Fellowes said that he thinks he learnt from David Kingsley that you could actually make a living in the film business. Fellowes was educated at private schools in Britain including Wetherby School, St Philips School, and Ampleforth College. He read English Literature at Magdalene College, where he was a member of Footlights and he studied further at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Fellowes moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and played a number of small TV roles for the two years. Played a part in one of the Tales of the Unexpected and he believed that his breakthrough had come when he was considered to replace Hervé Villechaize as the butler on the TV series Fantasy Island, but the role went to actor Christopher Hewett instead. He was unable to get an audition for the Disney film Baby, Secret of the Lost Legend in Los Angeles, but was offered the role when he was visiting England.
When he asked the director why he was not able to get an interview in Los Angeles. After this, Fellowes decided to back to England to further his career. Other notable acting roles included the part of Claud Seabrook in the acclaimed 1996 BBC drama serial Our Friends in the North and the 2nd Duke of Richmond in the BBC drama serial Aristocrats. He portrayed George IV as the Prince Regent for the time in the 1996 adaptation of Bernard Cornwells novel Sharpes Regiment. He played the part of Kilwillie on Monarch of the Glen and he appeared as the leader of The Hullabaloos in the television adaptation of Arthur Ransomes Coot Club, called Swallows and Amazons Forever
Lorimar, known as Lorimar Television and Lorimar Distribution, was an American production company that was a subsidiary of Warner Bros. active from 1969 until 1993. It was founded by Irwin Molasky, Merv Adelson, and Lee Rich, who named the company by combining their initials - LR, IM, and MA. Inspired by Adelsons ex-wife, Lori, an O was added as was a final R, the company was founded on $185,000 loan Merv Adelson gave to Lee Rich. Prior to Lorimar, Rich had a reputation, first as an advertising executive at Benton & Bowles, as a television producer. Lorimar initially started producing movies for the ABC Movie of the Week. Rich bought the script to an adaptation of Earl Hamner Jr. s novel The Homecoming and subsequently sold the rights to CBS. The Homecoming, A Christmas Story, airing during the 1971 holiday season, was a ratings success, throughout the 1970s, Lorimar produced several other shows, as well, including Eight is Enough, of these, the most popular by far was Dallas. In 1980, Lorimar purchased the bankrupt Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, in 1984-85, three of the top 10 shows in the United States were produced by Lorimar, Knots Landing, and Falcon Crest.
In the mid-1980s, Lorimars output swung toward family-friendly sitcoms, among these were The Hogan Family, Perfect Strangers, and Full House, in 1985, Lorimar announced their intention to buy a 15% share in the then-troubled Warner Communications company. Around that same year, Rich left the company and moved to MGM, in 1988, Lorimar-Telepicturess production arm became Lorimar Television, the L-T distribution business remained until 1989. Lorimars distribution business was folded into Warner Bros, Television Distribution and became Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, since then, the Telepictures name has been resurrected as both a company, and once again as a syndication company. The former MGM studio lot was sold to Sony to house Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Lorimar continued as a production company until July 1993, when it was folded into Warner Bros. Television, for issues as a result of declining syndication sales. The last series to premiere under the Lorimar name was Time Trax, les Moonves was the president and CEO of Lorimar Television from 1990 to 1993.
Moonves became the chairman of Warner Bros, Television after the merger with Lorimar. Additionally, Lorimar has owned key components of the library of the defunct Allied Artists film studio, which includes Cabaret and Papillon. Animation-produced revival show aired on Cartoon Network for one season in 2011, Lorimar not only specialized in producing television programs, they produced a number of theatrical motion pictures, most of which were originally distributed by other studios
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the top stars. The press coined the term love goddess to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s and she was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. Hayworth is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, opposite Glenn Ford, Fred Astaire, with whom she made two films, called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl, with Gene Kelly and she is listed as one of the top-25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institutes survey, AFIs 100 Years.100 Stars. In 1980, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, which contributed to her death at age 68, the public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew attention to Alzheimers, and helped to increase public and private funding for Alzheimers research. Hayworth was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918 as Margarita Carmen Cansino and her father, Eduardo Cansino, Sr.
was from Castilleja de la Cuesta, a little town near Seville, Spain. Her mother, Volga Hayworth, was an American of Irish-English descent who had performed with the Ziegfeld Follies and they had two sons, Eduardo Cansino, Jr. and Vernon Cansino. Margaritas father wanted her to become a dancer, while her mother hoped she would become an actress. Her paternal grandfather, Antonio Cansino, was renowned as a Spanish classical dancer and he popularized the bolero, and his dancing school in Madrid was world-famous. Hayworth recalled, From the time I was three and a half … as soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons. She noted I didnt like it very much … but I didnt have the courage to tell my father, rehearse, that was my girlhood. She attended dance classes every day for a few years in a Carnegie Hall complex and she performed publicly from the age of six. In 1926 at the age of eight, she was featured in La Fiesta, in 1927, her father took the family to Hollywood. He believed that dancing could be featured in the movies and that his family could be part of it and he established his own dance studio, where he taught such stars as James Cagney and Jean Harlow.
During the Great Depression, he lost all his investments as commercial interest in his dancing classes waned, in 1931, Eduardo Cansino partnered with his 12-year-old daughter to form an act called the Dancing Cansinos. Since under California law Margarita was too young to work in nightclubs and bars, her father took her with him to work across the border in Tijuana, in the early 1930s, it was a popular tourist spot for people from Los Angeles. Because she was working, Cansino never graduated high school
When Time Ran Out
It was directed by James Goldstone. When Time Ran Out. was a flop and Allens last theatrically released picture and is often regarded as the final 1970s era Disaster film. Despite critical and commercial disappointment, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Kay is in love with Hank Anderson, an oil rigger whose scientists are warning him that a nearby active volcano is about to erupt. Shelbys partner, Bob Spangler, assures guests at the hotel that the threat of the volcano is a total exaggeration, Spangler is married to Shelbys goddaughter Nikki, but is cheating on her with Iolani, an executive with Shelbys hotel. Iolani is engaged to Brian, the general manager. Unbeknownst to all except Spangler, who chooses not to reveal the secret, Brian is his illegitimate younger half-brother, guests at the hotel include a bonds smuggler, Francis Fendly, who is being tailed by a New York City private investigator, Tom Conti. Also on hand are Rene and Rose Valdez, who are retired circus tightrope walkers, Hanks oil-rig workers include Tiny Baker, who has a wager going with cockfighting rival Sam with a prized rooster that has just been delivered to him.
Sam and his wife Mona own a local bar and Kay go for a picnic on the beach to discuss their relationship. During their time together, the volcano erupts and most of the population are wiped out. Tiny and all of Hanks workers are killed in town when a wave crashes onto them. Sam takes Mona and two of his girls and Marsha, and escapes by car, while Hank and Kay rescue Nikki, the only survivors are those at Shelbys hotel, overlooking a disaster that will surely come straight for them, as the volcano is spewing fireballs. A fireball lands at the hotel - Conti is blinded in the explosion, some of the hotel guests panic and try to escape by stealing the helicopter, but it soon crashes, killing all those inside. Hank insists that everyone must evacuate the hotel and journey to a side of the island to await rescue. Spangler convinces the majority of the guests to stay, including mistress Iolani, Shelby bids a farewell to Nikki, who insists on staying with her husband. After one final attempt to persuade others to them and Kay leave the hotel along with Shelby, Brian and Rose, Fendly and Conti, Mona.
At the hotel, Nikki stumbles upon her husbands affair with Iolani, trucks carrying survivors manage to travel as far as a mountainside gorge. Everyone must cross the gorge on foot, Conti is guided by Fendly, and the two become friends. From there, the party comes upon a rickety bridge over a river of molten lava