Harry C. Myers was an American film director, sometimes credited as Henry Myers, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 5, 1882. He was married to the actress Rosemary Theby. Myers had been a theatre actor for 10 years before he went into films as an actor for Siegmund Lubin's Lubin Studios in 1909. By 1914, he was directing his own comedy shorts featuring him and his wife, Rosemary Theby, for Universal, the Vim Comedy Company, Pathé studios. After 1920 he had many starring roles in feature-length films, the most notable of, as the eccentric millionaire in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, his career declined after the introduction of sound films. Myers appeared in 330 films between 1908 and 1938, directed 54 films between 1913 and 1917, he died on December 1938 in Hollywood, California from pneumonia. The Moving picture world - Moving Picture Exhibitors' Association - 1914 - Performing Arts - Harry C. Myers. Lubin Actor-Director Guide to the silent years of American cinema by Donald W. McCaffrey, Christopher P. Jacobs - Harry Myers Harry Myers on IMDb Harry Myers at the Internet Broadway Database
Dale Fuller (actress)
Dale Fuller was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 67 films between 1915 and 1935, she is best known for her role as the maid in Foolish Wives. Marie Dale Phillipps was born in Santa Ana, California on June 17, 1885, she attended convent schools in Los Chicago. Fan magazines from the time claimed that she attended and graduated from Mills College, Myrtle Gebhardt reported that Fuller lost her family at 19. Fuller said. In 1908, she performed as a soubrette in the comedy The Trouper, she joined the cast of Harry Bulgur’s The Flirting Princess, a musical revue, in 1910 and toured with it off and on throughout San Francisco, Chicago and Rhode Island. The same year, she performed in the chorus of Florenz Ziegfeld’s The Girl in the Kimona in Chicago, she received good reviews with Variety's singling her out for praise. In 1915, Fuller was introduced to Mack Sennett by Charlie Murray and joined Mack Sennett’s Keystone as an extra, with Sennett's casting her as a harridan or victim in shorts.
Fuller would occasionally play old men and boy roles due to her plain, boyish appearance and small stature. The following year, she acted with Fred Mace in the short Bath Tub Perils and suffered two broken ribs during the flood sequence. In 1920, Fuller began appearing in Chester Comedy films. Around this time, the German film director Erich von Stroheim discovered her and cast her as a maid in Foolish Wives. During production, Fuller lost a substantial amount of weight and was hospitalized for double pneumonia, her small part garnered positive reviews, with critics saying her performance was the best part of the film. After the success of Foolish Wives, Fuller appeared in Manslaughter, One Wonderful Night, Borderland. Von Stroheim wrote a small part for her in his film Merry-Go-Round, although her part was drastically cut from the picture, she still received good reviews for her portrayal, she next appeared in His Hour and the Elinor Glyn film Three Weeks before being cast in von Stroheim's film McTeague, renamed Greed.
The studio cut most of her scenes from the film, but MGM added her to the stock company of actors that year. Fuller continued to work with von Stroheim, playing a chambermaid in his 1925 film The Merry Widow and as Fay Wray's mother in The Wedding March. Fuller played Renée Adorée's mother in The Cossacks, acted in the Thomas Meighan film The Canadian as Gertie, her last film was A Tale of Two Cities. Fuller was reserved and shy, which prevented her from promoting herself as an actress, which could have helped her career, she spent most of her time on her citrus farm near Covina, where she raised chickens, canaries, cats, a parrot. Fuller died on October 1948 in Pomona of valvular heart disease, she is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in California. Dale Fuller on IMDb Dale Fuller at Find a Grave
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
The Doll (1919 film)
The Doll is a 1919 German romantic fantasy comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film is loosely based on the same short story which inspired the ballet Coppélia and the operetta La poupée by Edmond Audran. Ossi Oswalda as Ossi / The Doll Victor Janson as Hilarius Hermann Thimig as Lancelot Max Kronert as Baron of Chanterelle Marga Kohler as Wife of Hilarius Gerhard Ritterband as The Apprentice Jakob Tiedtke as The Abbot The film was released in the US by Kino Lorber as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin" in 2007 with English intertitles, it was released in the UK by Eureka's Masters of Cinema series as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales and Sex Comedies" in 2010 with German intertitles and English subtitles. The Doll on IMDb
Intoxication is a 1919 German silent drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Asta Nielsen, Alfred Abel and Karl Meinhardt. It was based on the play Brott och brott by August Strindberg. Lubitsch was loaned out from UFA to the smaller Argus-Film for the production. Asta Nielsen as Henriette Mauclerc Alfred Abel as Gaston, ein Schriftsteller Karl Meinhardt as Adolph Grete Diercks as Jeanne Rudolf Klein-Rhoden as Untersuchungsrichter Frida Richard as Haushälterin Marga Köhler as Henriettes Mutter Sophie Pagay as Mutter Kathrin Heinz Stieda as Der Abbé Eyman, Scott. Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Hake, Sabine. Passions and Deceptions: The Early Films of Ernst Lubitsch. Princeton University Press, 1992. Intoxication on IMDb
Sumurun is a 1920 German silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch based on a pantomime by Friedrich Freksa. A company of travelling performers arrive at a fictional oriental city, it includes the beautiful dancer Janaia, the hunchback clown Yeggar, lovesick for Janaia and the Old Lady who loves Yeggar. The Slave Trader Achmed wants to sell Janaia to the Sheik for his harem. At the Palace, the Sheik finds out that his favourite, Sumurun, is in love with Nur al Din, the handsome clothes merchant, he wants to condemn her to death but his son obtains her pardon. After seeing Janaia dancing, the Sheik is keen to buy her. Yeggar takes a magic pill which make him look dead, his body is hidden in a chest. The women from the harem come to Nur al Din's shop and hide him in a chest so that he can be brought into the Palace; the chest containing Yeggar's body is brought to the Palace and the Old Lady manages to revive him. The Sheik kills both of them, he finds Sumurun making love to Nur al Din and wants to kill them but he is stabbed in the back by Yagger.
Paul Wegener as the Old Sheikh Carl Clewing as the Young Sheikh Jenny Hasselqvist as Sumurun Aud Egede Nissen as Haidee, a Servant Harry Liedtke as Nur-Al Din, the Cloth Merchant Paul Graetz as Puffti, a Servant Max Kronert as Muffti, a Servant Ernst Lubitsch as Yeggar, the Hunchback Beggar Margarete Kupfer as an Old Woman Pola Negri as Yannaia, a Dancer Paul Biensfeldt as Achmed, the Slave Trader Jakob Tiedtke as Head Eunuch The filming of Sumurun began at the Ufa studios Union Berlin Tempelhof Studios on 13 March 1920. The monumental sets were realised by Erno Metzner; the costumes were designed by Ali Hubert. This is the last film. Sumurun was classified by the Film Censor's Office as not suitable for minors; the première took place on 1 September 1920. In Germany, Sumurun was praised by contemporary critics and was described as "a cinematic journey into a universe of emotions and passions of great intensity and utter perfection, with a remarkable Ernst Lubitsch in one of the main roles."In America, the New York Times wrote that One Arabian Night gave added evidence that Ernst Lubitsch "is the superior of most directors anywhere, that Pola Negri, a Polish-German actress, is one of the few real players of the screen who can make a character live and be something other than an actress playing a part."
It concluded. The film was released in the US by Kino Lorber as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin" in 2007 with English intertitles, it was released in the UK by Eureka's Masters of Cinema series as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales and Sex Comedies" in 2010 with German intertitles and English subtitles. Sumurun on IMDb
The Oyster Princess
The Oyster Princess is a 1919 German silent comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda and Harry Liedtke. It is a grotesque comedy in 4 acts about an American millionaire’s spoiled daughter’s marriage that does not go as planned; the film earned fame from his intangible use of sophistication in this film among others. The term for his style was dubbed "The Lubitsch Touch", it was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by a frequent collaborator of Lubitsch; the American oyster King dictates to a room full of typing writing women. He smokes a large cigar held by one of his many butlers at his side. One butler scurrys in to say, “Your daughter is in a fit of raging madness” Ossi, in the other room, has destroyed the room by throwing everything onto the floor. Mister Quaker oddly jogs through the house to see Ossi on the other side of the mansion; when Mister Quaker peeps in, Ossi throws newspapers at him. He asks, “Why are you throwing those newspapers?” and the brat replies with, “Because all of the vases are broken.”
Ossi is angered, in a big mess. She shows her father a newspaper; this is. Mister Quaker tells Ossi that he will buy her a prince. With this, Ossi can’t contain herself, jumps up, hugs her dad so enthusiastically, she is so happy, she could smash the house with joy! We meet Seligson, the matchmaker, dealing with a woman with a turned up nose, she complains about the price. She leaves unsatisfied; as she exits, Ossi hands the matchmaker a note from Mister Quaker. It says, that because of the shoe cream king’s daughter is married, because oysters are more important his daughter should be married too, she needs a man with a family tree, in accordance with the Oyster king’s. The matchmaker comes across Prince Nucki. Nucki lives high up in a building on the 47th floor, he has heavy debts, is not inclined to marriage. With the great match, the matchmaker leaves instantly. Meanwhile, Ossi is instructed in the ways or marriage, her instructor is a strict looking woman in black with thin glasses and hair so pulled back.
Ossi shakes it off to dry it. She is yelled at for not holding it and Ossi snaps back at the teacher and continues to shake off the doll, she is instructed to powder the baby, but unknowingly powders its face. Ossi is so confused about why she should powder its bottom that she exclaims, “that’s funny.” She goes to touch the bottom but disgusted, tosses the naked doll behind her, across the room, proceeds to throw powder puff at the instructor. We enter the small flat of Prince Nucki where he and his friend Josef, both in nice dress suits, are hand washing clothes and hanging the wet clothes around the flat to dry on lines; the matchmaker comes to meet Nucki. When he rings the bell and Josef look at each other in a fright and begin to take off all of their rings, other nice materials, thinking it might be their poorer friends, but when Josef sees that it is Seligson, they hurry to put on all of the rings and jewelry they just took off. Josef tells him that he will see if the ` highness' will see him.
“In the meantime, take a seat on the banister,” Josef says. When he goes back in, the two of them scamper around to fix up the place to make it look decent, start throwing things off screen; when Seligson enters, Nucki is upon a throne of a wooden box. Seligson tells Nucki, he tells Nucki that the light-haired Ossi has hair as black as night, to which Nucki shakes his head but who cares when the girl has that much money. Nucki decides. Josef and Nucki can't believe that the matchmaker believed them, they fix Josef up in a top hat. Back at the Quakers, Ossi grows impatient after a half of waiting, she is all flustered so she snags Mister Quakers paper out of his hands, but he must be used to this because he pulls another out of his pocket. Ossi declares. To this, Mister Quaker hands her a vase to smash. To his invitation she breaks a mirror with the vase, but Mister Quaker calmly replies, “ I’m not Impressed.” Josef shows up at the Quakers. Upon arrival, all of the waiters and other workers of the house standing at attention, bow to Josef and take away his hat and cane in a hurry.
One asks for his card, after a few moments of fumbling around his borrowed coat, he gives Nucki’s card to the butler. This is; when she gets the card, Ossi becomes so excited to know. Josef waits in the unusually large drawing room where you can't see the ceiling. Quaker is taken to his room to sleep; this is a long process. Ossi does nothing to get herself ready, she is carried from room to room on a conveyor belt of women. Josef begins pacing around the room and faster. Josef is startled at how ten servants show up after pushing a single button. Josef is impatient, Quaker is not impressed at all. By the time Ossi is ready, both Quaker and Josef are asleep, she walks in, looking quite similar to before, takes one look at Josef, says, “Good Lord, he looks stupid!” But this doe