Walter Serner was a German-language writer and essayist. His manifesto Letzte Lockerung was an important text of Dadaism. Walter Serner was born Walter Eduard Seligmann in Bohemia. In 1913 he studied law in the Austro-Hungarian capital of Vienna and completed his doctorate in the University of Greifswald. With the outbreak of World War I, he escaped to Switzerland in 1914 and participated in Dada activities in Zürich and Paris until 1920. During World War I he was the editor of the magazines Sirius and Zeltweg and a writer for Die Aktion. In 1921 Serner stayed in Italy with the artist Christian Schad. Beginning in 1923 he began living in various European cities, including Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. From 1925, Serner became the target of anti-Semitism. Serner had been born Jewish and had converted to Catholicism in 1913, his play Posada premiered in Berlin in 1927. In 1933 Serner's books were banned by the government of Nazi Germany. In 1938 Serner married his partner Dorothea Herz in Prague, where he was working as a private teacher.
When war broke out, they had no chance to escape from the occupied country. In 1942 he and his wife were interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and three weeks were moved in the direction of "the East", where they perished in Riga. Walter Serner's most successful novel Die Tigerin was made into an English-language feature film by writer/director Karin Howard and released in 1992. At that time the novel was re-published in Germany; the film was shot in Carlsbad. Letzte Lockerung. Manifest dada. Hannover / Leipzig / Wien / Zürich: Steegemann, 1920 Zum blauen Affen. Dreiunddreißig hanebüchene Geschichten. Hannover: Steegemann, 1921 Der elfte Finger. Fünfundzwanzig Kriminalgeschichten. Hannover: Steegemann, 1923 Der Pfiff um die Ecke. Zweiundzwanzig Spitzel- und Detektivgeschichten. Berlin: Elena Gottschalk, 1925 Die Tigerin. Eine absonderliche Liebesgeschichte. Berlin: Gottschalk, 1925 Die tückische Straße. Neunzehn Kriminal-Geschichten. Wien: Dezember, 1926 Posada oder Der Große Coup im Hotel Ritz.
Ein Gauner-Stück in drei Akten. Wien: Dezember, 1926 Angst. Frühe Prosa. Erlangen: Renner, 1977 Hirngeschwür. Texte und Materialien. Walter Serner und Dada. Erlangen: Renner, 1977 Wong fun. Kriminalgeschichte. Augsburg: Maro, 1991 Das gesamte Werk. Band 1-8, 3 Supplementbände. Hrsg.: Thomas Milch. Erlangen, München: Renner, 1979—1992 Bd. 1: Über Denkmäler, Weiber und Laternen. Frühe Schriften Bd. 2: Das Hirngeschwür. DADA Bd. 3: Die Tigerin. Eine absonderliche Liebesgeschichte Bd. 4: Der isabelle Hengst. Sämtliche Kriminalgeschichten I Bd. 5: Der Pfiff um die Ecke. Sämtliche Kriminalgeschichten II Bd. 6: Posada oder der große Coup im Hotel Ritz. Ein Gaunerstück in drei Akten Bd. 7: Letzte Lockerung. Ein Handbrevier für Hochstapler und solche die es werden wollen Bd. 8: Der Abreiser. Materialien zu Leben und Werk Bd. 9 = Supplementbd. 1: Die Haftung des Schenkers wegen Mängel im Rechte und wegen Mängel der verschenkten Sache Bd. 10 = Supplementbd. 2: Das fette Fluchen. Ein Walter Serner-Gaunerwörterbuch Bd. 11 = Supplementbd.
3: Krachmandel auf Halbmast. Nachträge zu Leben und Werk Gesammelte Werke in zehn Bänden. Hrsg. von Thomas Milch. München: Goldmann, 1988 Bd. 1: Über Denkmäler, Weiber und Laternen. Frühe Schriften Bd. 2: Das Hirngeschwür. DADA Bd. 3: Zum blauen Affen. Dreiunddreißig Kriminalgeschichten Bd. 4: Der elfte Finger. Fünfundzwanzig Kriminalgeschichten Bd. 5: Die Tigerin. Eine absonderliche Liebesgeschichte Bd. 6: Der Pfiff um die Ecke. Zweiundzwanzig Kriminalgeschichten Bd. 7: Posada oder der große Coup im Hotel Ritz. Ein Gaunerstück in drei Akten Bd. 8: Die tückische Straße. Neunzehn Kriminalgeschichten Bd. 9: Letzte Lockerung. Ein Handbrevier für Hochstapler und solche die es werden wollen Bd. 10: Der Abreiser. Materialien zu Leben und Werk Sprich deutlich. Sämtliche Gedichte und Dichtungen. Hrsg.: Klaus G. Renner. München: Renner, 1988 Das Walter-Serner-Lesebuch. Alle 99 Kriminalgeschichten in einem Band. München: Goldmann, 1992 Das erzählerische Werk in drei Bänden. Hrsg.: Thomas Milch. München: Goldmann/btb, 2000, ISBN 3-442-90259-2 Bd. 1: Zum blauen Affen / Der elfte Finger Bd. 2: Die Tigerin Bd. 3: Der Pfiff um die Ecke / Die tückische Straße The Necessity to Disappear by Peter Luining Twisted Spoon Press's Serner page
George Peppard Jr. was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers. On television, he played the title role of millionaire insurance investigator and sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s mystery series Banacek, he played Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squad, in the hit 1980s action show The A-Team. George Peppard, Jr. was born October 1, 1928, in Detroit, the son of building contractor George Peppard, Sr. and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer. He graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan in 1946. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 8, 1946, rose to the rank of corporal, leaving the Corps at the end of his enlistment in January 1948. During 1948 and 1949, he studied civil engineering at Purdue University where he was a member of the Purdue Playmakers theatre troupe and Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
He transferred to Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1955. He trained at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. In addition to acting, Peppard was a pilot, he spent a portion of his 1966 honeymoon training to fly his Learjet in Kansas. Peppard made his stage debut in 1949 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. After moving to New York City, Peppard enrolled in the Actors Studio, where he studied the Method with Lee Strasberg, he did a variety of jobs to pay his way during this time, such as working as a disc jockey, being a radio station engineer, teaching fencing, driving a taxi and being a mechanic in a motorcycle repair shop. He worked in summer stock in New England and appeared at the open air Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, his first work on Broadway led to his first television appearance, with Paul Newman, in The United States Steel Hour, as the singing, guitar-playing baseball player Piney Woods in Bang the Drum Slowly. He made his film debut in The Strange One.
Peppard had signed to play a role on Broadway in The Pleasure of His Company when he auditioned for MGM's Home from the Hill. He ended up appearing in Pleasure of His Company for six months before making Home from the Hill. Part of the arrangement of the latter involved signing with MGM for a long term contract. Home from the Hill was a prestigious film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum, who played Peppard's father, it was a success at the box office. Peppard's next film for MGM was an adaptation of the novel by Jack Kerouac, it flopped and Peppard said "I couldn't get arrested" afterwards. His good looks, elegant manner and superior acting skills landed Peppard his most famous film role as Paul Varjak in Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn, based on a story by Truman Capote; this 1961 role boosted him to a major film star. That year a newspaper article dubbed him "the next big thing". Peppard was focused on being a film star, his contract with MGM was for two pictures a year, allowing for one outside film and six TV appearances a year, plus the right to star in a play every second year.
He was meant to appear in Unarmed in Paradise, not made. Instead MGM cast him in the lead of their epic western How the West Was Won in 1962, it was a massive hit. He followed this with a war story for Carl Foreman, The Victors in 1963 most notably, The Carpetbaggers, a 150-minute saga of a ruthless, Hughes-like aviation and film mogul based on a best-selling novel by Harold Robbins, it turned out to be one of the biggest box-office hits of 1964. "My performances bore me", said Peppard in a 1964 interview, adding that his ambition was to deliver "one great performance. And I must say I feel a little presumptuous to shoot for that, but that's the goal, like a hockey goal. I figure I've got a choice... not of the objective. And my objective is that one performance."For MGM he appeared in Operation Crossbow. He was meant to follow this with an adaptation of the play Merrily We Roll Along but it was never made. Peppard started choosing tough-guy roles in big, ambitious pictures where he was somewhat overshadowed by ensemble casts.
For this role, Peppard earned a private pilot's license and did much of his own stunt flying, although stunt pilot Derek Piggott was at the controls for the famous under-the-bridge scene. "I'm an actor not a star," he said around this time, adding that he looked for "three things" in a film, "a good director, a good part and a good script. If I get two out of three of those I'm satisfied." He was cast as the lead in Sands of the Kalahari but walked off the set after only a few days of filming. Film critic David Shipman writes of this stage in his career: "With his cool, blond baby-face looks and a touch of menace, of meanness, he had established a screen persona as strong as any of the time, he might have been the Alan Ladd or the Richard Widmark of the sixties: but the sixties didn't want a new Alan Ladd. Peppard began appearing in a series of action movies, predictably as a tough guy, but there were much tougher guys around — like Cagney and Robinson, whose films had now become television staples."
A string of Peppard films that followed made little or no impact, including Tobruk, P. J; the Executioner
William James Remar is an American actor and voice artist. He played Richard, the on-off tycoon boyfriend of Kim Cattrall's character in Sex and the City, Ajax in The Warriors, maniac Albert Ganz in the thriller 48 Hrs. gangster Dutch Schultz in The Cotton Club, Lord Raiden in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Jack Duff in Miracle on 34th Street and Harry Morgan in the Showtime series Dexter. Since 2009, he has done voice-over work in ads for Lexus luxury cars. Remar studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. Remar was born in Boston, the son of Elizabeth Mary, a mental health state official from West Kirby, S. Roy Remar, an attorney, his paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Remar has spent the majority of his film career playing villains, he portrayed the violent and sexually aggressive character Ajax in the cult film The Warriors, the murdering sociopath Albert Ganz in the hit 48 Hrs... Remar played real-life 1930s-era gangster Dutch Schultz in The Cotton Club.
In contrast to these roles, Remar starred in the film Windwalker as the young Cheyenne Windwalker, for which he spoke his lines in the Cheyenne language. He portrayed a gay man in the film Cruising; that same year, Remar had a cameo in the Western The Long Riders in a bar fight scene with David Carradine. He was the star of the 1986 film Quiet Cool and was cast as Corporal Hicks in the science-fiction/horror film Aliens, but was replaced by Michael Biehn shortly after filming began, due to Remar's drug problem. For several years, the reason behind his dismissal was reported as "creative differences" with director James Cameron. At least one piece of footage featuring Remar made it into the final version of the film: when the Marines enter the processing station and the camera tilts down from the Alien nest, though Remar is not seen in close-up, he is filmed from the back as the Marines first enter the compound on LV-426 and when "Hicks" approaches the cocooned woman, again filmed from the rear so the viewer is unable to tell it is Remar and not Michael Biehn.
He played one of the main villains in The Phantom. He appeared in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel to the film Mortal Kombat, taking over the role of Raiden from Christopher Lambert, he followed this with a role in the direct-to-video science fiction movie Robo Warriors. Other films include Psycho, in which he played the patrolman, Drugstore Cowboy, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Boys on the Side, The Quest, Rites of Passage, Hellraiser: Inferno, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fear X, Blade: Trinity, The Girl Next Door, he played a brief role as General Bratt in the prologue of Pineapple Express. He had a role in the horror movie The Unborn, alongside C. S. Lee, who portrays Vince Masuka in Dexter. Remar was featured in the film X-Men: First Class and voiced the Autobot Sideswipe in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, replacing André Sogliuzzo, he was cast in the heist film Setup and starred in the film Arena. Remar played two different, unrelated characters in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained: Ace Speck and Butch Pooch.
He starred, alongside Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly, in the thriller film The Blackcoat's Daughter. Remar's television appearances include the series Miami Vice, Hill Street Blues and the City, Tales from the Crypt, Third Watch, Justice League Unlimited, Battlestar Galactica, he appeared as a possessed mental patient in The X-Files ninth-season episode "Daemonicus". He starred as Tiny Bellows on the short-lived television series The Huntress, he appeared in the miniseries The Grid as Hudson "Hud", the love interest of Julianna Margulies' character. He had a recurring guest role in the 2006 television series Jericho on CBS. Remar guest-starred in the CBS crime drama Numbers, playing a weapons dealer who turns good and helps the FBI. From 2006 to 2013, Remar co-starred in Dexter on Showtime, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan's adoptive father, Harry Morgan. In 2010, he played guest roles as Giuseppe Salvatore in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and as James Ermine, a general for Jericho, a black-ops military contractor, on FlashForward.
He voiced Vilgax in the animated television series Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, replacing Steve Blum. He guest-starred in Private Practice in 2010, playing a physician named Gibby, who works with Doctors Without Borders. On July 23, 2017, Remar was cast as Peter Gambi on the superhero drama Black Lightning. 2007 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television: Dexter 2009–12 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Dexter 2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance: Django Unchained 2012 Saturn Award for Lifetime Achievement 2013 Gold Derby Award for Best Ensemble Cast: Django Unchained James Remar on IMDb