Linnea Barbara Quigley is an American actress, film producer, model and author. She is best known as a B movie actress and is referred to as a "scream queen" due to her frequent appearances in low-budget horror films during the 1980s and 1990s. Born in Davenport, Quigley first pursued her career in the late 1970s shortly after moving to Los Angeles. While working at Jack LaLanne's health spa, she was encouraged by her friends to try modeling and began taking acting and guitar-playing classes. After appearing as an extra in various films, Quigley got her first acting role in the Charles Band-produced film Fairy Tales, she continued receiving small parts in B movies. Her first bigger part was in Graduation Day. Quigley followed with more films such as Deadly Night. In 1985, Quigley appeared in the zombie horror film The Return of the Living Dead playing a teenaged punk Trash, considered one of her most notable roles and gained her the "scream queen" status. During the second half of the 1980s, Quigley starred in a number of low-budget films following the popularization of the home video.
She worked with the directors David DeCoteau and Kevin Tenney, appeared alongside fellow scream queens Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer. By the end of the 1980s, Quigley decided to take a different direction and starred in the first two films of Rick Sloane's comedy series Vice Academy. However, she continued being type cast as a victim in horror films. Aside from her acting career, Quigley is a singer and an author, she is a devoted animal rights activist and an active member of PETA. Quigley was born on May 27, 1958 in Davenport, the daughter of Dorothy and William Heath Quigley, her father was a psychologist. He worked as an executive vice president at Palmer College of Chiropractic. An only child, Quigley attended Garfield Sudlow Middle schools in Davenport. In 1972, she began attending Bettendorf High School in Iowa. Quigley reminisced about her school years: "I was so shy. I didn't sing in glee club or anything like that, didn't do any plays. I was terribly shy."Shortly after graduating from high school in 1976, Quigley moved with her parents to Los Angeles.
She landed a job at Jack LaLanne's health spa, where she met models who worked in films by doing work as extras. Encouraged by her friends, Quigley began taking guitar-playing classes. One of her earliest acting jobs was a television commercial for the Close-Up toothpaste. After getting a few extra parts, she got her first acting role in the Charles Band-produced erotic comedy Fairy Tales, wherein she appeared as Sleeping Beauty, her next role was in the pseudo-documentary Auditions, again produced by Band and directed by Harry Hurwitz. She continued receiving small parts in films such as Don't Go Near the Park and the Troma slasher Graduation Day, she was given the role of Dolores. In 1981, the producer and director Jim Feazell decided to shoot some additional footage for the reissue of his unsuccessful 1975 psychological thriller Wheeler. In one of the scenes, Quigley played a waitress menaced by a truck driver; the movie was re-released under the title The Hurting and changed to Psycho from Texas.
Besides modeling and auditioning for films, Quigley began auditioning for bands that would let her join in. She first played guitar in an all-female band, Mad Whistle, started by the singer and songwriter Lucrecia Sarita Russo. Russo's then-husband Jeffrey Spry appeared alongside Quigley in the film Graduation Day with his band Felony. Quigley managed to form her own band called The Skirts, her friend Haydee Pomar, whom she met on the set of Cheech & Chong's comedy Nice Dreams, played the bass guitar. They practiced in the basement of the punk rock club The Masque and their music got featured in some of Quigley's movies, their song "Santa Monica Blvd. Boy" was released on Mystic Records' 1983 compilation The Sound of Hollywood Girls. Quigley is best known for her role in The Return of the Living Dead, she has starred in dozens of other horror films, including Savage Streets, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Nightmare Sisters, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Night of the Demons, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
Quigley is the author of two books about her career as a B-movie actress, Chainsaw and I'm Screaming as Fast as I Can. She has been called the "Queen of the B's". Linnea co-starred with Daniel Baldwin in Stripperland, she played in David DeCoteau's movies 1313: Cougar Cult and 3 Scream Queens and Charles Band's web series Trophy Heads with Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer. In 2012, Quigley guest appeared in Massachusetts death metal band Sexcrement's music video entitled "Trucker Bombed". Linnea’s father was Dr. William “Nip” Heath Quigley, a Dean of Education and Vice President at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, her mother Dorothy was a homemaker. After she graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1976, she moved to California with her parents when her father became the president of the Los Angele
Playback (SSQ album)
Playback is the only studio album by the American synthpop band SSQ, released in 1983 by Enigma and EMI America Records. It is the only album released by the band as SSQ, though the band members worked on lead singer Stacey Q's debut album Better Than Heaven and follow-up album, Hard Machine. "Synthicide", "Big Electronic Beat", "Clockwork" appeared on the soundtrack of the 1984 film Hardbodies. "Synthicide" and "Anonymous" appeared on the soundtrack of the 1985 film Cavegirl. The album was re-released on July 2014 by F1 Music as a digital download on iTunes and Amazon, it has never been issued on a legitimate Compact Disc by any company. It was issued on LP & Cassette. Music videos were released for both "Synthicide" and "Screaming In My Pillow." There were three different videos released for "Screaming In My Pillow": The first version was a PG-13-rated version that received airplay on MTV. A more controversial, "uncensored" version was aired on Playboy TV depicting full-frontal nudity and lesbianism by Stacey Swain and an unknown model.
A third video, called the NC-17 version, was considered too graphic for mainstream airplay. It was included on a VHS compilation of uncensored music videos. Stacey Q – vocals Jon St. James – guitars, vocals John Van Tongeren – synth Rich West – synth Karl Moet – drum systems Skip Hahn – keyboards, vocoder
"We Connect" is a song by American singer Stacey Q. It was released on November 28, 1986 as the second single from her debut studio album, Better Than Heaven, by Atlantic Records. Written by Willie Wilcox and produced by Jon St. James, the song was a follow-up to her hit single "Two of Hearts", it matched its predecessor's top position on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart but was less successful in pop charts, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Hot Dance Club Songs. "We Connect" was promoted on the television series The Facts of Life in the episode "A Star is Torn" in which Stacey Q portrayed the role of Cinnamon. "We Connect" was issued as a single release in several territories where "Two of Hearts" had been a hit with impact evident only in Australia where "We Connect" matched the #7 peak of "Two of Hearts". US 7" vinyl"We Connect" – 3:42 "Don't Break My Heart" – 3:33US 12" vinyl"We Connect" – 7:30 "We Connect" – 5:05 "We Connect" – 5:25 Stacey Q – vocals Jon St. James – producer, keyboards Willie Wilcox – songwriter, programming SSQ – music Skip Hahn – keyboards Karl Moet – drums, programming Rich West – keyboards Rusty Anderson – guitars Aaron Rapoport – photographyCredits adapted from the single liner notes
Closing credits or end credits are a list of the cast and crew of a particular motion picture, television program, or video game. Where opening credits appear at the beginning of a work, closing credits appear close to, or at the end of a work. A full set of credits can include the cast and crew, but production sponsors, distribution companies, works of music licensed or written for the work, various legal disclaimers, such as copyright and more; some long-running productions list "production babies". The closing credits are typed and appear in white lettering on a solid black background, featuring no sound effects or dialogue, only a musical background, sometimes the works' theme music. Credits are either static and flip from page to page, or scroll as a single list from the bottom of the screen to the top. Closing credits will divert from this standard form to scroll in another direction, include illustrations, extra scenes, joke credits, or post-credits scenes; the use of closing credits in film to list complete production crew and cast was not established in American film until the 1970s.
Before this decade, most movies were released with no closing credits at all. Films had opening credits only, which consisted of just major cast and crew, although sometimes the names of the cast and the characters they played would be shown at the end, as in The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Oliver! and the 1964 Fail Safe. Two of the first major films to contain extensive closing credits – but no opening credits – were the blockbusters Around the World in 80 Days and West Side Story. West Side Story showed only the title at the beginning of the film, Around the World in 80 Days had no opening credits at all. Around the World in 80 Days had one of the longest and most elaborate closing credit sequences of any film; the credits took around seven minutes to finish. It provided an animated recap of the movie's three-hour storyline, identifying the actors in the order in which they appeared. Superman had a long closing credits sequence, which took nearly eight minutes to end, was the longest end credits sequence recorded at the time of the film's release.
Some live action/animated films' end credits ran from seven to eight minutes in length, such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit Space Jam, Scooby-Doo and The Lego Movie. The 2016 movie Assassin's Creed end credits extends for 15 minutes; the British television series Spooks does not feature any credits, as a result of a decision made by the producers to add to the anonymity of the show's content. Instead, the credits appear as a special feature on the series DVDs, on the official website; the British series Jam features a single title at the end of each episode reading only "jamcredits.com". Some closing credits include out-takes. Sometimes a parting scene is edited in. For example, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris appears and breaks the fourth wall to say "You're still here?... It's over! Go home!" The Zucker and Zucker films have included spoof production members, credits unrelated to the movie, cooking recipes and song lyrics in their closing credits, while Monty Python films have included credits for ridiculous and non-existent production staff.
On some occasions, the filmmakers will have a character come back and pop in during the credits to see the goings-on. In certain special episodes of the motoring show Top Gear, the credits are comedically altered in ways appropriate to the episode: for example, in the American special, the first names of all the cast and crew were listed as "Billy Bob"; the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet" featured altered credits after the episode, critical of Scientology, ends with Stan Marsh yelling "Okay, good! Do it! I'm not scared of you! Sue me!" The credits list every member of every position as either "John" or "Jane Smith". Another noteworthy example is Daffy Duck appearing in the credits of Gremlins 2: The New Batch complaining about how long they run. On other occasions additional scenes to advance the storyline, influence or guide the viewers to a possible outcome of the film's conclusion or set up sequels may occur after the credits roll. In the case of Rebuild of Evangelion, additional scenes are included that serve all three purposes, including ones in the style of the whimsically narrated "previews" from the television series that the films were based on.
The closing credits for the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King have sketches of the characters and the actors who portrayed them. Sometimes the closing credits of comedic films include footage of bloopers that occurred during production. Most Jackie Chan movies include these; the practice was parodied in the Pixar films A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. which feature specially-animated bloopers that portray the films' animated characters as actors who make mistakes. On Father's Day, Big Brother UK credits everyone using their father's name. For example, Steve Jones would be billed as "Adam Jones' son"; the 2006 film Clerks 2 by Kevin Smith features an extended closing credits that included a list of anyone who joined Smith's "friends network" on MySpace in the months building up to the film's release. The long list of credits has forced some theaters to either stop the projector
Torrance is a U. S. city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Torrance has 1.5 miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Torrance has a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity, an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year. Since its incorporation in 1921, Torrance has grown to a 2013 estimated population of 147,000; this residential and light high-tech industries city has 30 city parks. Known for its low crime rates, the city ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County. Torrance is the birthplace of the American Youth Soccer Organization. In addition, Torrance has the second-highest percentage of residents of Japanese ancestry in California. For thousands of years the area where Torrance is located was part of the Tongva Native American homeland. In 1784 the Spanish land grant for Rancho San Pedro, in the upper Las Californias Province of New Spain and encompassing present day Torrance, was issued to Juan Jose Dominguez by King Carlos III – the Spanish Empire.
It was divided in 1846 with Governor Pío Pico granting Rancho de los Palos Verdes to José Loreto and Juan Capistrano Sepulveda, in the Alta California territory of independent Mexico. In the early 1900s, real estate developer Jared Sidney Torrance and other investors saw the value of creating a mixed industrial-residential community south of Los Angeles, they purchased part of an old Spanish land grant and hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to design a planned community. The resulting town was named after Mr. Torrance; the city of Torrance was formally incorporated in May 1921, the townsite being bounded by Western Avenue on the east, Del Amo Boulevard on the north, Crenshaw Boulevard on the west, on the south by Plaza Del Amo east of where it meets Carson Street, by Carson Street west of where it meets Plaza Del Amo. The first residential avenue created in Torrance was Gramercy and the second avenue was Andreo. Many of the houses on these avenues turned 100 years of age in 2012.
Both avenues are located in the area referred to as Old Town Torrance. This section of Torrance is under review to be classified as a historical district; some of the early civic and residential buildings were designed by the renowned and innovative Southern California architect Irving Gill, in his distinctive combining of Mission Revival and early Modernist architecture. Torrance is a coastal community in southwestern Los Angeles County sharing the climate and geographical features common to the Greater Los Angeles area, its boundaries are: the cities of Lawndale and Gardena to the north. It is about 20 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Torrance Beach lies between Malaga Cove on Santa Monica Bay; the southernmost stretch of Torrance Beach, on a cove at the northern end of the Palos Verdes peninsula, is known to locals as Rat Beach. An urban wetlands, the Madrona Marsh, is a nature preserve on land once set for oil production and saved from development, with restoration projects enhancing the vital habitat for birds and native plants.
A Nature center provides activities and classes for school children and visitors of all ages. Torrance has a Mediterranean climate bordering a subtropical highland climate; the rainy season is November through March. Summers tend to be warm and humid due to Torrance's proximity to the coast, making it the ideal weather for swimming; the Los Angeles area is subject to the phenomenon typical of a microclimate. As such, the temperatures can vary as much as 18 °F between inland areas and the coast, with a temperature gradient of over 1 °F per mile from the coast inland. California has a weather phenomenon called "June Gloom or May Gray", which sometimes brings overcast or foggy skies in the morning on the coast, followed by sunny skies by noon during late spring and early summer; the 2010 United States Census reported that Torrance had a population of 145,438. The population density was 7,076.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Torrance was 74,333 White, 50,240 Asian, 3,955 African American, 554 Native American, 530 Pacific Islander, 7,808 from other races, 8,018 from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23,440 persons, while non-Hispanic whites formed 42.3% of the population. The Census reported that 144,292 people lived in households, 506 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 640 were institutionalized. There were 56,001 households, out of which 18,558 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 29,754 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 6,148 had a female householder with no husband present, 2,510 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,152 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 309 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 14,472 households were made up of individuals and 5,611 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58. There were 38,412 families; the population was spread out with 31,831 people under the age of 18, 10,875 people aged 18 to 24, 38,296
Better Than Heaven
Better Than Heaven is the debut studio album by American singer Stacey Q, released on October 17, 1986 by Atlantic Records. Produced by Jon St. James, Better Than Heaven is predominantly a dance-pop album with elements of Hi-NRG, freestyle and new wave music, she collaborated with the same line-up of musicians with whom she had performed in the band SSQ. They continued to work on her other solo albums, Hard Machine and Nights Like This. Released during the rise of popularity of the lead single, "Two of Hearts", Better Than Heaven received positive reviews from music critics and peaked at number fifty-nine on the Billboard 200; the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Three singles from the album were released; the lead single "Two of Hearts" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and did well on the Hot Dance Club Songs, landing at number four. It became one of the highest-selling singles of 1986; the second single, "We Connect", was successful in charts, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Hot Dance Club Songs.
Stacey Q performed both songs on the television series The Facts of Life where she guest starred as Cinnamon, an aspiring singer. Stacey Q Skip Hahn Karl Moet Rich West Jon St. James Frank Del Rio - associate producer William J. Walker:- associate producer Jeff C. Fishman - associate producer Willie Wilcox - associate producer, additional synth programming Keith Cowen - production coordinator Kirk Henry - production assistance Nancy Wendland - production assistance Keith Zajic - production assistance Gary Mraz - additional synth programming Dave Sitz - additional synth programming Dave Guccione - additional synth programming Aaron Rapoport - photography Danny Mendellin - hair & make-up Ed Jensen - hair & make-up Charlotte McGinnes - hair & make-up Tish & Gina - band stylists Jodi Rovin - design Barry Diament - CD mastering These are the peak positions and certifications from chart providers. Better Than Heaven at AllMusic Better Than Heaven at Discogs
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms; the show received critical acclaim, its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing; the show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run. MTM Enterprises developed the series on behalf of NBC, appointing Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll as series writers; the writers were allowed considerable creative freedom and created a series that brought together a number of emerging ideas in TV drama for the first time. Each episode featured a number of intertwined storylines, some of which were resolved within the episode, with others developing over a number of episodes throughout a season.
The conflicts between the work lives and private lives of the individual characters were large elements of storylines. The series featured a strong focus on the workplace struggle between "what is right" and "what works"; every episode began with a pre-credit sequence consisting of briefing and roll call at the beginning of the day shift. Many episodes were written to take place over the course of a single day, concluded with Capt. Frank Furillo and public defender Joyce Davenport in a domestic situation in bed, discussing how their respective days went; the series dealt with real-life issues and employing used language and slang to a greater extent than had been seen before, which brought a sense of verisimilitude to the production. The filming of Hill Street Blues employed what was, at that time, a unique style of camera usage for weeknight television productions, incorporating techniques such as filming being held close in with action cuts between stories. Rather than studio cameras, handhelds were used to enhance this style.
Extensive use of overheard, off-screen dialogue aurally-augmented the "documentary" feel with respect to the filmed action of a scene. Although filmed in Los Angeles, the series is set in a generic unnamed inner-city location with a feel of a U. S. urban center in the Midwest or Northeast. Bochco intended this fictional city to be a hybrid of Chicago and Pittsburgh; the program's focus on failure and those at the bottom of the social scale is pronounced much in contrast to Bochco's project L. A. Law. Inspired by police procedural detective novels such as Ed McBain's 1956 Cop Hater, the show has been described as Barney Miller out of doors; some trace the origins of this shift to the death of Michael Conrad midway through season four, leading to the replacement of the beloved Sgt. Esterhaus by Sgt. Stan Jablonski, played by Robert Prosky; the series' influence was seen in such series as NYPD Blue, Law & Order and ER. In 1982, St. Elsewhere was hyped as Hill Street Blues in a hospital; the theme song for "Hill Street Blues" was written by Mike Post, was released as a single and reached #10 on the US Billboard's Hot 100 in November 1981.
It was an Adult Contemporary hit in the U. S. and in Canada. Pilot: Brandon Tartikoff commissioned a series from MTM Productions, which assigned Bochco and Kozoll to the project; the pilot was produced in 1980, but was held back as a mid-season replacement so as not to get lost among the other programs debuting in the fall of 1980. Barbara Bosson, married to Bochco, had the idea to fashion the series into four- or five-episode story "arcs". Robert Butler directed the pilot, developing a look and style inspired by the 1977 documentary The Police Tapes, in which filmmakers used handheld cameras to follow police officers in the South Bronx. Butler went on to direct the first four episodes of the series, Bosson had hoped he would stay on permanently. However, he felt he was not being amply recognized for his contributions to the show's look and style and left to pursue other projects, he would return to direct just one further episode, "The Second Oldest Profession" in season two. Season 1: The pilot aired on Thursday, January 15, 1981, at 10:00 pm, which would be the show's time slot for nearly its entire run.
The second episode aired two nights later. NBC had ordered 13 episodes and the season was supposed to end on May 25 with a minor cliffhanger. Instead, growing critical acclaim prompted NBC to order an additional four episodes to air during the May sweeps. Bochco and Kozoll fashioned this into a new story arc, which aired as two two-hour episodes to close the season. In the first series' original ending, Officer Joe Coffey, is shot dead during a vehicle stop; however on the producers decided that Coffey should remain, so the scene was edited to show him being wounded and taken to hospital. In early episodes, the opening theme had several audible edits; the end credits for the pilot