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Stage Door

Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film directed by Gregory La Cava. Adapted from the play of the same name, it tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New York City; the film stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds, Samuel S. Hinds and Lucille Ball. Eve Arden and Ann Miller, who became notable in films, play minor characters; the film was adapted by Morrie Ryskind and Anthony Veiller from the play by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, but the play's storyline and the characters' names were completely changed for the movie, so much so in fact that Kaufman joked the film should be called "Screen Door". Terry Randall moves into a theatrical boarding house in New York, her polished manners and superior attitude make her no friends among the rest of the aspiring actresses living there her new roommate, cynical dancer Jean Maitland. From Terry's expensive clothing and her photograph of her elderly grandfather, Jean assumes she has obtained the former from her sugar daddy, just as fellow resident Linda Shaw has from her relationship with influential theatrical producer Anthony Powell.

In truth, Terry comes from a wealthy Midwest family. Over the strong objections of her father, Henry Sims, she is determined to try to fulfill her dreams. In the boarding house, Terry's only supporter is aging actress Anne Luther, who appoints herself Terry's mentor and acting coach; when Powell sees Jean dancing, he decides to dump Linda. He arranges for Jean and her partner Annie to get hired for the floor show of a nightclub he owns, he starts dating Jean, who starts falling for him. Meanwhile, well-liked Kay Hamilton had a great success and rave reviews in a play the year before but has had no work since and is running out of money, she clings to the hope of landing the leading role in Powell's new play, Enchanted April. She gets an appointment to see Powell, only to have him cancel, she faints in the result of malnutrition and disappointment. Seeing this, Terry berates him for his callousness; as a result, the other boarding house residents start to warm to the newcomer. Terry's father secretly finances Enchanted April on condition that Terry be given the starring role, hoping she will fail and return home.

Powell invites Terry to his penthouse to break the news. When Jean shows up unannounced, Terry sees the opportunity to save her friend from the philandering Powell, she pretends. It works. However, it makes things uncomfortable around the boarding house. Terry's landing of the plum part breaks Kay's heart; the inexperienced Terry is so woodenly bad during rehearsals that Powell tries to get out of his contract with Sims. On opening night, after she learns from Jean that Kay has committed suicide, Terry decides she cannot go on. Anne Luther tells her that she must, not just for herself and the tradition of the theatre, but for Kay, she gives a heartfelt performance. She and the play are a hit, much to the chagrin of her father, in the audience. At her curtain call, Terry gives a speech in tribute to her dead friend, Terry and Jean are reconciled; the play remains a success after months. A newcomer shows up looking for a room. Franklin Pangborn as Harcourt, Powell's butler William Corson as Bill Pierre Watkin as Richard Carmichael Grady Sutton as "Butch" Frank Reicher as Stage Director Jack Carson as Mr. Milbanks, a lumberman from Seattle who takes Jean to dinner Phyllis Kennedy as Hattie Eve Arden as Eve Ann Miller as Annie Margaret Early as Mary Lou Florence Reed The writers listened to the young actresses talking and joking off set during rehearsals and incorporated their style of talking into the film.

Director Gregory La Cava allowed the actresses to ad lib during filming. IMDb.com, Inc. 2020 Hepburn's famous lines during the play within the film, "The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day and now I place them here in memory of something that has died," are from The Lake, the play for which Dorothy Parker panned Hepburn's performance as "running the gamut of emotions from A to B."The movie has nothing to do with the play, except in a few character names, such as Kay Hamilton, Jean Maitland, Terry Randall, Linda Shaw, Judith Canfield. In the play, Terry Randall is from a rural family whose father is a country doctor, Jean Maitland is a shallow girl who becomes a movie star. Kay Hamilton does commit suicide, but for different reasons and not on an opening night; the film received good reviews and was a moderate success at the box office. The reviewer in The Times wrote of 3 January 1938, after the film's London premiere at the Regal on 31 December 1937: Stories of life on the stage have always appealed to Hollywood: here success is sensational and meteoric, failure sudden and dramatic.

We know the formula by heart, expect of our entertainment that it shall be rowdy and spectacular, culminating in the rise of the central character to fame in the bright lights of Broadway. Stage Door is rowdy and aggressive, it does end in success for one of its characters and failure for another, but for all that it is a film of unusual insight and characterization; the dialogue is brilliant, with typical American point and brevity, but nearly always spiteful and cruel, for these girls are the product of a hard environment. Three

Bandha Pasam

Bandha Pasam is a 1962 Indian Tamil language film directed by A. Bhimsingh and produced by Periyanna; the film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan and Devika in lead roles. The film had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy; this movie was dubbed in Telugu as Aadharsha Saadharalu. Producer: Periyanna Production Company: Shanthi Films Director: A. Bhimsingh Music: Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy Lyrics: Mayavanathan &'Kavi' Rajagopal Story:'Valampuri' Somanathan Screenplay: A. Bhimsingh Dialogues:'Valampuri' Somanathan Art Direction: K. Mohan Editing: A. Bhimsingh, A. Paul Duraisingam & R. Thirumalai Choreography: Chinni & Sampath Cinematography: G. Vittal Rao Stunt: None Songs Recording & Re-Recording: T. S. Rangasamy Audiography: V. C. Sekar Dance: None The music was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy; the song "Pandhal Irundhaal Kodi Padarum" is composed by Charlie Chaplin. Bandha Pasam on IMDb Bandha Pasam on YouTube

Socialist Reich Party

The Socialist Reich Party was a West German political party founded in the aftermath of World War II in 1949 as an neo-Nazi oriented split-off from the national conservative German Right Party. The party achieved some electoral success in northwestern Germany; the SRP was the first party to be banned by the Federal Constitutional Court in 1952. It was established on 2 October 1949 in Hameln by Otto Ernst Remer, a former Wehrmacht major general who had played a vital role in defeating the 20 July plot, Fritz Dorls, a former editor of the CDU newsletter in Lower Saxony, Gerhard Krüger, leader of the German Student Union under the Third Reich, after they had been excluded from the DKP-DRP; the SRP saw itself as a legitimate heir of the Nazi Party. Its foundation was backed by former Luftwaffe Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel; the party claimed Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was a United States puppet and that Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz was the last legitimate President of the German Reich appointed by Adolf Hitler.

It denied the existence of the Holocaust, claimed that the United States built the gas ovens of the Dachau concentration camp after the War and that films of concentration camps were faked. The SRP advocated Europe, led by a reunited German Reich, as a "third force" against both capitalism and communism, it demanded the re-annexation of the former eastern territories of Germany and a "solution of the Jewish question". According to Karl Dietrich Bracher, "SRP propaganda concentrated on a vague'popular socialism' in which the old National Socialists rediscovered well-worn slogans, on a nationalism whose championship of Reich and war was but a thinly disguised continuation of the Lebensraum ideology". According to Martin A. Lee, the SRP never criticised the Soviet Union because the Soviet Union funded the SRP as it held anti-American and pro-Soviet views. Lee alleges that the Communist Party of Germany, on the other hand, did not receive Soviet funds because it was purportedly viewed as "ineffectual".

Remer said that if the USSR did invade Germany, he would "show the Russians the way to the Rhine" and that SRP members would "post themselves as traffic policemen, spreading their arms so that the Russians can find their way through Germany as as possible". Dorls had been elected as a DKP-DRP deputy to the Bundestag parliament in the 1949 election; the SRP gained a second seat in parliament, when MP Fritz Rössler joined the party in 1950. In May 1951 it won 16 seats in the Lower Saxony state assembly election, receiving 11.0% of the votes with strongholds in the Stade region. In October 1951 it gained 7.7% of the votes in Bremen and won 8 seats in the city's Bürgerschaft parliament. The SRP had about ten thousand members. Affiliated associations were the Reichsfront paramilitary organisation and the Reichsjugend youth wing, which were banned by decision of the Federal Minister of the Interior on 4 May 1951. On the same day, the West German cabinet decided to file an application to the Federal Constitutional Court to find the SRP anti-constitutional and to impose a ban.

On 23 October 1952 the court according to Article 21 Paragraph 2 of the Basic Law adjudicated the party unconstitutional and dissolved, prohibited the founding of any successor organisations, withdraw all Bundestag and Landtag mandates and seized the party's assets. In view of the verdict, the SRP leaders had declared the Party dissolved on 12 September. Black Front Germany's New Nazis 1951 pamphlet about the SRP and other neo-nazi groups by the Anglo-Jewish Association

The Silent Sea

The Silent Sea is the seventh novel of Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. The hardcover edition was released March 9, 2010. Other editions were released on other dates; this book is about a series of exploits by the Corporation, headquartered in The Oregon, a ship that from the outside looks as if it is ready for the scrapyard. In reality this is a ruse; the Corporation is hired to hunt for and recover the plutonium energy source from a NASA satellite that went down in the jungles in Argentina. What the members the Corporation find leads them to Antarctica, where they try to foil a multinational plot around a converted scientific station, a vast mining operation that has a large military base built to protect it. Along the way, just like in a Dirk Pitt Adventure, there is a search for mythical Chinese Admiral's Chinese treasure ship called the "Silent Sea"; that ship had to be scuttled along with its crew due to a prion disease, caught by the crew when they traded for meat from the native cannibals.

The Corporation is forced to move the ship to deeper waters, since the Chinese, in Cooperation with the Argentines, are using the presence of the ship to claim the Antarctic Peninsula as Chinese territory. The 15th Century admiral is one Tsai Song. Although he is said to be inspired by the travels of the real Chinese Fleet Admiral Zheng He, it is clear from the time line. However unlike Zheng's south Asia and Middle Eastern voyages, Song had traveled to the Pacific coasts of the American continents and to Antarctica. Publishers Weekly said, "The action seesaws from subtropical jungles to the bitter cold of the Antarctic as Juan leads his band... into action against a host of nefarious enemies. A cliffhanger ending will leave fans panting for more." Marge Fletcher wrote for Book Reporter, "Of the last few Oregon Files novels I've read and reviewed... The Silent Sea is the most interesting and captivating." Craig Smith wrote for Rated Reads stating, "The mystery aspect does not disappoint, although the resolution of the overshadowing political predicament is somewhat weak."

Booklist states the novel is "Fast-paced and a lot of fun". AudioFile praises Scott Brick's ability as he narrates the audio version of the book

Iljik Son clan

Iljik Son clan is one of the Korean clans. Their Bon-gwan is in North Gyeongsang Province. According to the research held in 2000, the number of Iljik Son clan was 24187, their founder was Son Eung. They produced generals such as Son Gan, their descendant named Son Cheo nul, leader of loyal armies, made an achievement that he can beat Toyotomi Hideyoshi who dispatched troops to Korea. Other distinguished loyal armies were Son Rin who made an achievement in Later Jin invasion of Joseon and Son Jin min who became Security Council administrative commissioner. Korean clan names of foreign origin Doosan Encyclopedia 외래귀화성씨 外來歸化姓氏. Doosan Encyclopedia

New Generation Power International

New Generation Power International is an American energy company. The company is based in Chicago and was co-founded by company chairman Chirinjeev Kathuria in 2010; the company develops renewable energy in international markets from resources, such as solar power, biomass, wind power, waste-to-energy, cogeneration. It has developed, invests and operates infrastructure assets in the areas of utility-scale power generation, distributed generation. NGPI was given a contract to develop solar and geothermal projects for the US Army, built a solar power farm located at Chicago Rockford International Airport. NGPI formed a joint venture with Yilsan Holding, Mineks International and DCM Energy to install and operate a 100 megawatt geothermal power plant for the nation of Turkey. NGPI signed a cooperation agreement with the Republic of Srpska in 2012 to develop four hydro projects totaling 365 megawatts on the Lower Drina River. In collaboration Nippon Energy Solution, NGPI will build three 11.5 megawatt wood biomass power plants in Japan