Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her debut in the 1989 anthology film New York Stories, appearing in the segment Oedipus Wrecks directed by Woody Allen. At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, she appeared in Jumanji the following year. After a recurring role on the third season of ER, appearances in films such as Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers, the 1998 English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service and The Virgin Suicides, Dunst starred in a string of comedies, including Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bring It On, Get Over It, Crazy/Beautiful. Dunst achieved fame for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Since her films have included Mona Lisa Smile, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown, the title role in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and The Two Faces of January.
In 2011, she won Best Actress at Cannes for her performance in Lars von Trier's Melancholia. In 2015, Dunst starred as Peggy Blumquist on the second season of the television series Fargo, her performance garnered critical acclaim, leading to her winning the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress, being nominated for Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. In 2017, Dunst received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the film Hidden Figures, co-starred in her third collaboration with Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled. Dunst was born in New Jersey, to Klaus Hermann Dunst and Inez Rupprecht, she has Christian. Her father worked for Siemens as a medical services executive, her mother worked for Lufthansa as a flight attendant, she was an artist and one-time gallery owner. Dunst's father is German from Hamburg, her mother was born in New Jersey, of German and Swedish descent; until the age of eleven, Dunst lived in Brick Township, New Jersey, where she attended Ranney School. In 1993, her parents separated, she subsequently moved with her mother and brother to Los Angeles, where she attended Laurel Hall School in North Hollywood and Notre Dame High School.
Among her classmates was Rami Malek, a grade above. In 1995, her mother filed for divorce. After graduating from high school in 2000, Dunst continued acting; as a teenager, she found it difficult to deal with her rising fame, for a period she blamed her mother for pushing her into acting as a child. However, she said that her mother "always had the best intentions"; when asked if she had any regrets about her childhood, Dunst said: Dunst began her career when she was three years old as a child fashion model in television commercials. She was signed with Elite Model Management. At the age of six, she made her feature film debut in a minor role in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks. Soon after, Dunst performed in the comedy-drama The Bonfire of the Vanities, based on Tom Wolfe's novel of the same name, in which she played the daughter of Tom Hanks's character. In 1993, Dunst made a guest appearance in an episode of the science fiction drama Star Trek: The Next Generation, her breakthrough role came in 1994, in the horror drama Interview with the Vampire opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, based on Anne Rice's novel of the same name.
She played Claudia, the child vampire, a surrogate daughter to Cruise and Pitt's characters. The film received mixed reviews. Roger Ebert commented that Dunst's creation of the child vampire Claudia was one of the "creepier" aspects of the film, mentioned her ability to convey the impression of great age inside apparent youth. Todd McCarthy in Variety said; the film featured a scene in which Dunst shared her first on-screen kiss with Pitt, two decades older. In an interview with Interview magazine, she revealed that kissing him had made her feel uncomfortable: "I thought it was gross, that Brad had cooties. I mean, I was 10." Her performance earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, the Saturn Award for Best Young Actress, her first Golden Globe Award nomination. In 1994, Dunst co-starred in the drama film Little Women opposite Winona Ryder and Claire Danes; the film received favorable reviews. Critic Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that the film was the greatest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name and remarked on Dunst's performance, "The perfect contrast to take-charge Jo comes from Kirsten Dunst's scene-stealing Amy, whose vanity and twinkling mischief make so much more sense coming from an 11-year-old vixen than they did from grown-up Joan Bennett in 1933.
Ms. Dunst scarily effective as the baby bloodsucker of Interview With the Vampire, is a little vamp with a big future." In 1995, Dunst co-starred in the fantasy adventure film Jumanji, loosely based on Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 children's book of the same name. The story is about a supernatural and ominous board game in which animals and other jungle hazards appear with each roll of the dice, she was part of an ensemble cast that included Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier. The movie grossed $262 million worldwide; that year, again in 2002, Dunst was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. From 1996 to 1997, Dunst had a recurring role in season three of the
James Edward Franco is an American actor and college instructor. For his role in 127 Hours, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, he is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him. Franco is known for his work on television, he portrayed the title character in the television biographical film James Dean, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Franco had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera General Hospital and starred in the limited series 11.22.63. He stars in the David Simon-created HBO drama The Deuce. Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity, has taught film classes at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, Studio 4, Palo Alto High School, Playhouse West. James Edward Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978, his mother, Betsy Lou, is a writer and occasional actress, his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, ran a Silicon Valley business.
His father was of Portuguese and Swedish ancestry, while his mother is Jewish, from a family of Russian Jewish descent. His maternal grandfather, changed his surname from "Verovitz" to "Verne" some time after 1940, his paternal grandmother, Marjorie, is a published author of young adult books. His maternal grandmother, owned the prominent Verne Art Gallery in Cleveland and was an active member in the National Council of Jewish Women. Franco's family upbringing was "academic and secular", he grew up in California with actors Tom and Dave. A "math whiz", Franco interned at Lockheed Martin, he was encouraged by his father to get good grades and did well on his SATs. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996; this led to him attending CSSSA in 1998 for theater studies. In his high school years, Franco was arrested for underage drinking and being a part of a group that stole designer fragrances from department stores and sold them to classmates; these arrests led to Franco becoming a ward of the state.
Facing the possibility of juvenile hall, he was given a second chance by the judge. He recalled of his troubles with the law. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was shy. I changed my ways just in time to get good grades."Although the idea of becoming a marine zoologist interested him, Franco had always secretly wanted to become an actor but feared being rejected. He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles as an English major, but dropped out after his first year to pursue a career as an actor, since he would have had to wait two years to audition for their acting program, he instead chose to take acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West. Around this time, he took up a late-night job at McDonald's to support himself because his parents refused to do so, he was a vegetarian for the year prior to working there. While working at the establishment, he would practice accents on customers, an experience he remembered nostalgically in a 2015 Washington Post editorial titled "McDonald's was there for me when no one else was".
After 15 months of training, Franco began auditioning in Los Angeles. His first paid role was a television commercial for Pizza Hut, featuring a dancing Elvis Presley, he found guest roles on television shows but his first break came in 1999, after he was cast in a leading role on the short-lived but well-reviewed NBC television series Freaks and Geeks, which ran for 18 episodes and was canceled due to low viewership. The show became a cult hit among audiences, he has since described the series. In another interview, Franco said: "When we were doing Freaks and Geeks, I didn't quite understand how movies and TV worked, I would improvise if the camera wasn't on me... So I was improvising a little bit back but not in a productive way." After his film debut Never Been Kissed, he played a popular jock Chris in Whatever It Takes, a modern-day remake of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. He was subsequently cast as the title role in director Mark Rydell's 2001 TV biographical film James Dean. To immerse himself in the role, Franco went from being a non-smoker to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, bleached his dark brown hair blond, learned to ride a motorcycle as well as play guitar and the bongos.
To have a greater understanding of Dean, Franco spent hours with two of Dean's associates. Other research included studying his movies. While filming James Dean, the actor, to get into character, cut off communication with his family and friends, as well as his then-girlfriend. "It was a lonely existence," he notes. "If I wasn't on a set, I was watching James Dean. That was my whole thinking. James Dean. James Dean." Despite being a fan of Dean, Franco feared he might be typecast if he'd captured the actor too convincingly. Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Franco could have walked through the role and done a passable Dean, but instead gets under
Christopher John Grace is an American actor. He is known for playing Eric Forman in the Fox sitcom That'70s Show, Eddie Brock / Venom in Sam Raimi's film Spider-Man 3, Pete Monash in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Carter Duryea in In Good Company, Edwin in Predators, Getty in Interstellar, Adrian Yates in American Ultra, David Duke in Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman. His other film roles include Traffic, Mona Lisa Smile, Valentine's Day, Take Me Home Tonight, The Big Wedding, War Machine, Under the Silver Lake. Grace was born in New York City, the son of Pat, an assistant to the schoolmaster of the New Canaan Country School, John Grace, a Madison Avenue executive, he has Jenny. Grace grew up in Darien, where actress Kate Bosworth was a middle-school friend, actress Chloë Sevigny—who appeared with him in high school stage plays—was sometimes his babysitter. Grace was cast as Eric Forman on Fox's That'70s Show, which debuted in 1998, he played the role until season 7. His character was replaced with a new character named Randy Pearson.
Grace made a brief guest appearance in the final episode. Grace played a prep school student who used marijuana and introduced his girlfriend to freebasing in director Steven Soderbergh's 2000 film Traffic, as well as having uncredited cameos as himself in Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and its 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve. "The joke is that you're supposed to play the worst version of yourself and I don't think too many people are comfortable with that. I never thought for a second that people were going to think that's what I was like. I think that people will know that I was faking it in those movies", he told Flaunt magazine in 2007, he planned to cameo in Ocean's Thirteen. However, due to his role in Spider-Man 3, he had to abandon these plans; as Grace said, "I was doing reshoots on Spider-Man 3. I was bummed. I talked to Steven Soderbergh about that and we had a thing and I couldn’t do it." He appeared in director Mike Newell's 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile. In 2004, Grace played the leading roles in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and In Good Company.
That same year, he starred in P. S. which received only a limited theatrical release. Grace won the National Board of Review's 2004 award for Breakthrough Performance Actor for his work in In Good Company and P. S.. On January 15, 2005, Grace hosted Saturday Night Live. In 2007, Grace portrayed Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3, directed by Sam Raimi. Grace himself read the Venom stories as a kid. In 2009, Grace became the subject of a recurring column on the entertainment/pop culture site Videogum, entitled "What's Up With Topher Grace?". In 2010, Grace appeared in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day and played the character of Edwin in Predators, the last installment of the Predator until 2018's The Predator. In 2011, Grace appeared in the 1980s retro comedy Take Me Home Tonight, he co-produced the film. Grace starred opposite Richard Gere in the spy thriller The Double. In 2012, Grace starred alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Matthew Gray Gubler in the social film The Beauty Inside, which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approach to an Original Daytime Program or Series in 2013.
The film was written by Richard Greenberg. In 2014, Grace starred in the indie thriller The Calling, alongside Susan Sarandon, appeared in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi adventure Interstellar, in a supporting role. In October 2013, Grace joined HBO comedy pilot People In New Jersey with Sarah Silverman, but in January 2014, the pilot was passed on. Grace co-starred in the comedy film American Ultra, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, playing a CIA agent; that same year, he co-starred in Truth, with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, based on the story of CBS's 60 Minutes report that George W. Bush had received preferential treatment to keep him out of the Vietnam War. Grace played a researcher on the story. In January 2018, Grace joined the upcoming supernatural-thriller Delirium, which centers on a man released from a mental institute who inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe. Grace started dating actress Ashley Hinshaw in January 2014, the two became engaged in January 2015.
On May 29, 2016, Grace and Hinshaw married near California. On August 1, 2017, Hinshaw confirmed, their daughter, Mabel Jane Grace, was born in November 2017. Grace is a supporter of a microfinance organization. Topher Grace on IMDb Topher Grace at the Internet Off-Broadway Database IGN Films interview About.com interview
David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer and fashion designer. He is a professional wrestler, most infamously known for his brief stint in World Championship Wrestling where he was a one time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid-1990s after starring in several Hollywood films, such as the Scream series, Wild Bill, Never Been Kissed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, See Spot Run and Eight Legged Freaks, he has since had several television roles, such as Jason Ventress on ABC's In Case of Emergency. In addition to his full acting career, Arquette took a brief foray into professional wrestling in early 2000, competing for World Championship Wrestling. During his tenure, Arquette became a WCW World Heavyweight Champion, an angle, cited as pivotal to the demise of WCW. Arquette was born in a Subud commune in Virginia, he is the youngest child of Brenda "Mardi" Olivia, an actress, theater operator, acting teacher, therapist, Lewis Arquette, an actor.
Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette's mother was Jewish, his father, whose family's surname was Arcouet, was of part French-Canadian descent. Arquette's four siblings, Richmond and Alexis, all became actors as well; the Arquettes had an unusual upbringing, with a father who had issues with substance abuse. Their mother died of breast cancer. Arquette appeared in a number of movies in the 1990s, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Never Been Kissed, he had guest spots on television shows like Blossom, Beverly Hills, 90210, Friends. Arquette achieved his biggest success in the horror/slasher film franchise Scream, it was during the filming of the first film in 1996 that he first met his future wife, Courteney Cox. The couple married in 1999. Arquette guest starred alongside Cox on Cougar Town in 2012. Arquette appeared in the Sega video game ESPN NFL 2K5, voicing himself as a "celebrity adversary" and manager of his own team, the Los Angeles Locos, as well as appearing as an unlockable character in Season Mode.
He appeared in the 2001 EA video game SSX Tricky, as the voice of lead character Eddie. He starred in See Spot Run in 2001. Arquette starred in the 2007 ABC comedy series In Case of Emergency, canceled after one season. Since he has appeared in the 2008 film Hamlet 2, reprised his role in Scream 4, again acting alongside Cox, he appeared alongside his sister in the TV show Medium in January 2011. He appeared in Rascal Flatts' music video for their song "Why Wait" in 2010. Arquette, a well-known horror fan, made his directorial debut with 2007's The Tripper, has signed on to direct Glutton, a 3D psychological thriller; the film began shooting in July 2011 in Canada. Arquette appeared on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with two-time champion Kym Johnson, he was eliminated on November 1, 2011. On October 7, 2013, Arquette's new show Dream School, in which he plays a mentor to high-risk kids in L. A. premiered on the Sundance Channel. In 2017, he starred in the reboot of the Sea Monsters as Captain Barnabus.
In 2000, after filming the World Championship Wrestling movie Ready to Rumble, Arquette was brought into WCW storylines. He made his first appearance on the April 12, 2000 episode of Thunder, sitting in the crowd before leaping into the ring to take part in a worked confrontation with Eric Bischoff and his New Blood stable. Afterwards, he formed an alliance with Chris Kanyon and reigning WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page, with their help, he defeated Bischoff in a singles match in the April 24 episode of Nitro. On the following episode of Thunder, Arquette teamed with Page in a match against Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett, with the stipulation that whichever man got the pin would take the championship. Arquette pinned Bischoff again in the match's finish, receiving the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in the process. During his time as champion, Arquette was used as comic relief, he only appeared on two shows as the May 1 Nitro and May 7 Slamboree pay-per-view. During the former, a vignette was shown, filmed on the set of Arquette's film 3000 Miles to Graceland, which featured his wife Courteney Cox and their co-star Kurt Russell.
In the vignette, Cox informs Russell that Arquette is the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, causing Russell to laugh and walk off and Arquette to chase after him with a steel chair. In another portion of the show, Arquette was seen backstage trembling in fear and attempting to "give back" the championship belt. However, he did defend the title against Tank Abbott with help from Page. Arquette held the title for 12 days until the Slamboree pay-per-view on May 7, 2000, when he was booked to defend the championship against Jarrett and Page in a Triple Cage match, the same match featured in the climax of Ready to Rumble. In the end, he gave the victory to Jarrett. After Slamboree, Arquette cut a promo on the May 8 episode of Nitro, explaining that his entire friendship with Page and title run was a "swerve". Page subsequentl
Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, musician, record producer, multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, Wonder is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century, he signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11, continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after his birth. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Signed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "I Just Called to Say I Love You", he has recorded more than 30 U. S. top-ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. Wonder is noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.
In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six. Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 13, 1950, the third of six children born to Calvin Judkins and songwriter Lula Mae Hardaway, he was born six weeks premature which, along with the oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, resulted in retinopathy of prematurity, a condition in which the growth of the eyes is aborted and causes the retinas to detach, so he became blind. When Wonder was four, his mother divorced his father and moved with her children to Detroit, where Wonder sang as a child in a choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church, she changed her name back to Lula Hardaway and changed her son's surname to Morris because of relatives. Wonder has retained Morris as his legal surname, he began playing instruments at an early age, including piano and drums.
He formed a singing partnership with a friend. In 1961, when aged 11, Wonder sang his own composition, "Lonely Boy", to Ronnie White of the Miracles. Before signing, producer Clarence Paul gave him the name Little Stevie Wonder; because of Wonder's age, the label drew up a rolling five-year contract in which royalties would be held in trust until Wonder was 21. He and his mother would be paid a weekly stipend to cover their expenses: Wonder received $2.50 per week, a private tutor was provided for when Wonder was on tour. Wonder was put in the care of producer and songwriter Clarence Paul, for a year they worked together on two albums. Tribute to Uncle Ray was recorded first. Covers of Ray Charles's songs, the album included a Wonder and Paul composition, "Sunset"; the Jazz Soul of Little Stevie was recorded next, an instrumental album consisting of Paul's compositions, two of which, "Wondering" and "Session Number 112", were co-written with Wonder. Feeling Wonder was now ready, a song, "Mother Thank You", was recorded for release as a single, but pulled and replaced by the Berry Gordy song "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" as his début single.
Two follow-up singles, "Little Water Boy" and "Contract on Love", both had no success, the two albums, released in reverse order of recording—The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie in September 1962 and Tribute to Uncle Ray in October 1962—also met with little success. At the end of 1962, when Wonder was 12 years old, he joined the Motortown Revue, touring the "chitlin' circuit" of theatres across America that accepted black artists. At the Regal Theater, his 20-minute performance was recorded and released in May 1963 as the album Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius. A single, "Fingertips", from the album was released in May, became a major hit; the song, featuring a confident and enthusiastic Wonder returning for a spontaneous encore that catches out the replacement bass player, heard to call out "What key? What key?", was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when Wonder was aged 13, making him the youngest artist to top the chart. The single was No. 1 on the R&B chart, the first time that had occurred.
His next few recordings, were not successful. During 1964, Wonder appeared in two films as himself, Muscle Beach Party and Bikini Beach, but these were not successful either. Sylvia Moy persuaded label owner Berry Gordy to give Wonder another chance. Dropping the "Little" from his name and Wonder worked together to create the hit "Uptight", Wonder went on to have a number of other hits during the mid-1960s, including "With a Child's Heart", "Blowin' in the Wind", a Bob Dylan cover, co-sung by his mentor, producer Clarence Paul, he began to work in the Motown songwriting department, composing songs both for himself and his label mates, including "The Tears of a Clown", a No. 1 hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (it was first released in 1967 unnoticed as the last track of their Make It Happen LP, but became a majo
Elysium or the Elysian Fields is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by some Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. Separate from the realm of Hades, admission was reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life. The Elysian Fields were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, Elysium would be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth; the Isles of the Blessed would be reduced to a single island by the Thebean poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging in athletic and musical pastimes. The ruler of Elysium varies from author to author: Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there.
In Homer's Odyssey, Elysium is described as a paradise: to the Elysian plain...where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, nor rain, but does Ocean send up blasts of the shrill-blowing West Wind that they may give cooling to men. According to Eustathius of Thessalonica the word "Elysium" derives from ἀλυουσας or from ἀλύτως, synonymous of ἀφθάρτως, referring to souls' life in this place. Another suggestion is from ελυθ-, ἔρχομαι; the Greek oral poet Hesiod refers to the Isles of the Blessed in his didactic poem Days. In his book Greek Religion, Walter Burkert notes the connection with the motif of far-off Dilmun: "Thus Achilles is transported to the White Isle and becomes the Ruler of the Black Sea, Diomedes becomes the divine lord of an Adriatic island", and they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed along the shore of deep-swirling Ocean, happy heroes for whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit flourishing thrice a year, far from the deathless gods, Cronos rules over them Pindar's Odes describes the reward waiting for those living a righteous life: The good receive a life free from toil, not scraping with the strength of their arms the earth, nor the water of the sea, for the sake of a poor sustenance.
But in the presence of the honored gods, those who gladly kept their oaths enjoy a life without tears, while the others undergo a toil, unbearable to look at. Those who have persevered three times, on either side, to keep their souls free from all wrongdoing, follow Zeus' road to the end, to the tower of Cronus, where ocean breezes blow around the island of the blessed, flowers of gold are blazing, some from splendid trees on land, while water nurtures others. With these wreaths and garlands of flowers they entwine their hands according to the righteous counsels of Rhadamanthys, whom the great father, the husband of Rhea whose throne is above all others, keeps close beside him as his partner In Virgil's Aeneid, like Heracles and Odysseus before him, travels to the underworld. Virgil describes those who will travel to Elysium, those who will travel to Tartarus: Night speeds by, And we, lose it in lamenting. Here comes the place where cleaves our way in twain. Thy road, the right, toward Pluto's dwelling goes.
But the left Speeds sinful souls to doom, is their path To Tartarus th' accurst. Virgil goes on to describe an encounter in Elysium between Aeneas and his father Anchises. Virgil's Elysium knows perpetual spring and shady groves, with its own sun and lit by its own stars: solemque suum, sua sidera norunt. In no fix'd place the happy souls reside. In groves we live, lie on mossy beds, By crystal streams, that murmur thro' the meads: But pass yon easy hill, thence descend; this said, he led them up the mountain's brow, And shews them all the shining fields below. They wind the hill, thro' the blissful meadows go. In the Greek historian Plutarch's Life of Sertorius, Elysium is described as: These are two in number, separated by a narrow strait, they enjoy moderate rains at long intervals, winds which for the most part are soft and precipitate dews, so that the islands not only have a rich soil, excellent for plowing and planting, but produce a natural fruit, plentiful and wholesome enough to feed, without toil or trouble, a leisured folk.
Moreover, an air, salubrious, owing to the climate and the moderate changes in the seasons, prevails on the islands. For the north and east winds which blow out from our part of the world plunge into fathomless space, owing to the distance, dissipate themselves and lose their power before they reach the islands; therefore a firm belief has made its way to the Barbarians, that here is the Elysian Field and the abode of the blessed, not true, of which Homer sang. Diodorus, in his first book, suggested that the Elysian fields which were much celebrated by Grecian poetry, corresponded to the beautiful plains in the neighborhood of Memphis which contained the tombs of that capital city of Egypt, he further intimated that the Greek prophet Orpheus composed his fables about the afterlife when he traveled to Egypt and saw the customs of the Egyptians
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a non-profit, pediatric academic medical center located in the East Hollywood district of Los Angeles, on Sunset Boulevard at the corner of Vermont Avenue. Founded in 1901, it is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care; each year, it cares for nearly 140,000 infants and young adults by providing more than 350 pediatric programs and services. CHLA is ranked as the No. 6 hospital by U. S. News & World is the No. 1 ranked hospital for children in California. It has received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. While most of the children admitted come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Additional referrals come from elsewhere around the world. CHLA has five outpatient specialty centers, as well as dozens of specialty physician offices across the Los Angeles Area.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the Western United States. The institution conducts laboratory, clinical and community research designed to investigate the developmental origins of health and disease. More than 400 faculty collaborate to combat cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, autism and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric conditions; the hospital is the eighth most productive center in the nation, as measured by its funding levels from the National Institutes of Health—which provides competitive grants to researchers. Training programs include 364 medical students, 277 student shadowers, 93 full-time residents, three chief residents and 127 fellows. For the past 19 years, 96 percent of those graduating from the CHLA Residency Program passed the American Board of Pediatrics exam on the first attempt, well above the national average of 75 to 80 percent; the hospital has been academically affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.
Physician leaders all hold faculty appointments at USC. The president and CEO is Paul S. Viviano who joined the institution in August 2015. Children's Hospital Los Angeles has a bridge across Sunset Boulevard; the hospital's main bridge connects its north and south sides of its main campus with a bridge that crosses Sunset Boulevard, an iconic thoroughfare that not only traverses Hollywood and a major section of Los Angeles. The 40-ton, 117-foot-long walkway bridge was bolted into place above Sunset Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Rodney Drive in October 2012 and was dedicated in March 2013. Construction of the Los Angeles city landmark was jointly supported by two of Los Angeles' most significant philanthropists, Cheryl Saban, PhD, Marion Anderson, along with their spouses Haim Saban and the late John Edward Anderson, jointly funded the $10 million project; this hospital in the CA Healthcare Atlas A project by OSHPD