'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV special)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas is a 1974 animated Christmas television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and based on the famous 1823 poem that opens with this line. The special first aired on CBS on December 8, 1974 where it aired annually until 1994, when The Family Channel took over its syndication rights. AMC took over syndication rights for the special in 2018. Although the opening credits mention "told and sung by Joel Grey", it is narrated by George Gobel, as there is more emphasis on the point of view of Father Mouse, with Moore's poem read by Grey as a secondary plot; the program is set in the fictional town of Junctionville, New York around the turn of the 20th century. Santa Claus is offended by an anonymous letter printed in the town's newspaper claiming that he doesn't exist. In response, Santa returns the entire town's letters to them unopened. Upon reading the anonymous letter printed in the newspaper, Father Mouse — a mouse assistant to the human clockmaker Joshua Trundle — suspects that his brainy son Albert is its author.
Albert confirms his suspicions. Father Mouse and the Trundle Family devise a plan to appease Santa by building a singing clock tower for him, built with a special recording to play a song to coax him not to bypass Junctionville on Christmas Eve. Albert enters the clock to explore it without permission, inadvertently causes it to malfunction in front of the whole town damaging Trundle's professional reputation. Furthermore, the Mayor, publicly embarrassed at the clock tower's failure, refuses to give Joshua access to it for repairs. Confessing his mistake, Albert volunteers to repair it himself and Father Mouse tells Joshua of the situation before waiting at his bed with worry on Christmas Eve. Although Albert does not complete his task until about one minute after the midnight deadline, the clock does play its song within earshot of Santa which convinces him to turn around and come to town after all. George Gobel as Father Mouse Joel Grey as Joshua Trundle Tammy Grimes as Albert John McGiver as the Mayor of Junctionville Bob McFadden Allen Swift Patricia Bright Christine Winter Scott Firestone The Wee Winter Singers as the Chorus Written by Jerome Coopersmith Based on the Poem by Clement Clarke Moore Music: Maury Laws Lyrics: Jules Bass Produced and Directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass Associate Producer: Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin Editorial Supervision: Irwin Goldress, Vincent Juliano Design: Paul Coker, Jr.
Sound: Don Hahn, Tom Brennand, John Curcio, Tom Clack Animation Production - Topcraft, Japan Storyboarding: Takashi Hisaoka Animation Direction: Tokiji Kaburaki, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Hidemi Kubo Key Animation: Katsumi Aoshima, Hiroshi Oikawa Animation: Toru Hara, Tsuguyuki Kubo Layout Artist: Yoshinori Kanemori Background Designs: Minoru Nishida Background Artist: Kazusuke Yoshihara Technical Direction: Kôichi Sasaki, Katsuhisa Yamada Musical Director: Maury Laws There are three musical numbers in the program: "Give Your Heart a Try" - Father Mouse "Even a Miracle Needs a Hand" - Joshua Trundle, Albert "Christmas Chimes are Calling" - Chorus"Even a Miracle Needs a Hand" appeared on South Park in the Season 4 episode "A Very Crappy Christmas". Similar to its use in the original special, the song is sung by Kyle to Stan and Kenny during a hopeless situation. At one point, Joshua Trundle's face is superimposed over Kyle's face. Like many of Rankin-Bass' other animated TV specials, this special was animated in Japan by the animation studio Topcraft, rolled into Studio Ghibli in 1985.
The special was first issued on VHS by ABC Video Enterprises and Golden Book Video in 1987. As courtesy of Warner Home Video, the special was re-released on VHS in 1990, on DVD in 2004, paired with the 1976 special Frosty's Winter Wonderland. A Blu-ray was released on October 5, 2011, it is available on iTunes for purchase.'Twas the Night Before Christmas on IMDb'Twas the Night Before Christmas at TV.com
Edward Lear was an English artist, musician and poet, now known for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; as an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, short stories, botanical drawings and alphabets. He composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry. Lear was born into a middle-class family at Holloway, North London, the penultimate of 21 children of Ann Clark Skerrett and Jeremiah Lear, a stockbroker working for the family sugar refining business, he was raised by his eldest sister named Ann, 21 years his senior. Jeremiah Lear ended up defaulting to the London Stock Exchange in the economic upheaval following the Napoleonic Wars. Ann doted on Edward and continued to act as a mother for him until her death, when he was 50 years of age. Lear suffered from lifelong health afflictions.
From the age of six he suffered frequent grand mal epileptic seizures, bronchitis and during life, partial blindness. Lear experienced his first seizure at a fair near Highgate with his father; the event embarrassed him. Lear felt lifelong shame for his epileptic condition, his adult diaries indicate that he always sensed the onset of a seizure in time to remove himself from public view. When Lear was about seven years old he began to show signs of depression due to the instability of his childhood, he suffered from periods of severe melancholia which he referred to as "the Morbids." Lear was drawing "for bread and cheese" by the time he was aged 16 and soon developed into a serious "ornithological draughtsman" employed by the Zoological Society and from 1832 to 1836 by the Earl of Derby, who kept a private menagerie at his estate, Knowsley Hall. He was the first major bird artist. Lear's first publication, published when he was 19 years old, was Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots in 1830.
One of the greatest ornithological artists of his era, he taught Elizabeth Gould whilst contributing to John Gould's works and was compared favourably to the naturalist John James Audubon. His eyesight deteriorated too much to work with such precision on the fine drawings and etchings of plates used in lithography, thus he turned to landscape painting and travel. Among other travels, he visited Greece and Egypt during 1848–49, toured India during 1873–75, including a brief detour to Ceylon. While travelling he produced large quantities of coloured wash drawings in a distinctive style, which he converted in his studio into oil and watercolour paintings, as well as prints for his books, his landscape style shows views with strong sunlight, with intense contrasts of colour. Between 1878 and 1883 Lear spent his summers on Monte Generoso, a mountain on the border between the Swiss canton of Ticino and the Italian region of Lombardy, his oil painting The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Throughout his life he continued to paint seriously. He had a lifelong ambition to illustrate Tennyson's poems. In 1842 Lear began a journey into the Italian peninsula, travelling through the Lazio, Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata and Sicily. In personal notes, together with drawings, Lear gathered his impressions on the Italian way of life, folk traditions, the beauty of the ancient monuments. Of particular interest to Lear was the Abruzzo, which he visited in 1843, through the Marsica and the plateau of Cinque Miglia, by an old sheep track of the shepherds. Lear drew a sketch of the medieval village of Albe with Mount Sirente, described the medieval village of Celano, with the castle of Piccolomini dominating the vast plain of Lago Fucino, drained a few years to promote agricultural development. At Castel di Sangro, Lear described the winter stillness of the mountains and the beautiful basilica. Lear played the piano, but he played the accordion and guitar, he composed music for many Romantic and Victorian poems, but was known for his many musical settings of Tennyson's poetry.
He published four settings in 1853, five in 1859, three in 1860. Lear's were the only musical settings. Lear composed music for many of his nonsense songs, including "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," but only two of the scores have survived, the music for "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò" and "The Pelican Chorus". While he never played professionally, he did perform his own nonsense songs and his settings of others' poetry at countless social gatherings, sometimes adding his own lyrics, sometimes replacing serious lyrics with nursery rhymes. Lear's most fervent and painful friendship was with Franklin Lushington, he met the young barrister in Malta in 1849 and toured southern Greece with him. Lear developed an infatuation for him. Although they remained friends for forty years, until Lear's death, the dispari
The Daydreamer (film)
The Daydreamer is a 1966 stop motion animated-live action musical fantasy film produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. Directed by Jules Bass, it was written by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Romeo Muller, based on the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. It features songs by Maury Laws; the film's opening features the cast in puppet and live form plus caricatures of the cast by Al Hirschfeld. A teenaged Hans Christian Andersen daydreams instead of studying for school, he runs away from home. Whenever he falls asleep, he dreams that he is in strange adventures with tailors, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb, a mermaid, a devil boy in Eden, others. In reality, as well as in his dreams, Hans is searching for the Garden of Paradise, which in reality, he does not find; the dream sequences are puppet animation. These dreams become the basis for his fairy tale fictions, which he writes as an adult: "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Little Claus and Big Claus", "The Garden of Paradise".
"Daydreamer" – Robert Goulet "Overture" – Maury Laws "Wishes and Teardrops" – The Little Mermaid "Simply Wonderful" – The Emperor and His Three Minstrels "Who Can Tell" – The Pieman of Odense "Luck to Sell" – Chris "Happy Guy" – Thumbelina and Chorus "Isn't It Cozy?" – Three Bats and the Mole "Finale" – Chorus Paul O'Keefe as "Chris" Jack Gilford as Papa Andersen Margaret Hamilton as Mrs. Klopplebobbler Sessue Hayakawa as The Mole Patty Duke as Thumbelina Boris Karloff as The Rat Hayley Mills as The Little Mermaid Burl Ives as Father Neptune Tallulah Bankhead as The Sea Witch Victor Borge as The Second Tailor Ed Wynn as The Emperor Ray Bolger as The Pieman Cyril Ritchard as The Sandman Terry-Thomas as The First Tailor Robert Harter as Big Claus the game warden Billie Mae Richards Larry D. Mann James Daugherty William Marine Director: Jules Bass Writer/Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr. Executive Producer: Joseph E. Levine Associate Producer: Larry Roemer Adaptation from the Stories and Characters: Hans Christian Andersen Music and Lyrics: Maury Laws and Jules Bass Live Action Sequence Stager: Ezra Stone Animagic Sequence Stager: Don Duga Additional Dialogue: Romeo Muller Recording Supervisor: Bernard Cowan Assistant Director: Kizo Nagashima Live Action Cinematography: Daniel Cavelli Animagic Technician: Tadahito Mochinaga Puppet Makers: Ichiro Komuro, Kyoko Kita Animation: Fumiko Magari, Hiroshi Tabata Emperor's Clothes: Oleg Cassini Set Design: Maurice Gordon Makeup: Phyllis Grens Mobilux Effects: John Hoppe Optical Effects: Coastal Films, Inc.
Production Manager: Sal Scoppa, Jr. Choreography: Tony Mordente Music Composer and Director: Maury Laws Title Song Orchestration: Don Costa Sound Recorders: Alan Mirchin, Eric Tomlinson, Peter Rage, Richard Gramaglia A soundtrack album was issued by Columbia Records featuring all of the songs and the partial score from the film. In 2006, the album was reissued on CD by Percepto Records in a limited edition release that included four bonus tracks. "Ole Lukøje" "The Garden of Paradise" "The Little Mermaid" "The Ugly Duckling" "Thumbelina" "The Emperor's New Clothes" "Little Claus and Big Claus" The Daydreamer has been released on DVD twice. List of American films of 1966 List of stop-motion films The Daydreamer on IMDb The Daydreamer at AllMovie The Daydreamer at Rotten Tomatoes
The Last Unicorn (film)
The Last Unicorn is a 1982 Japanese-American animated fantasy film about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last of her species in the world, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others of her kind. Based on the novel The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle, who wrote the film's screenplay, the film was directed and produced by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for ITC animated by Top Craft; the film includes the voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee. The musical score and the songs were composed and arranged by Jimmy Webb, performed by the group America and the London Symphony Orchestra, with additional vocals provided by Lucy Mitchell; the film grossed $6,455,330 domestically. In an enchanted forest, a talking unicorn learns she is the last of her kind. A butterfly reveals that a demonic animal called the Red Bull herded her kind to the ends of the Earth. Venturing into unfamiliar territory beyond the safety of her home, the Unicorn journeys to find them and bring them all back.
Upon her journey, the Unicorn is captured by the evil witch Mommy Fortuna and is put on display in Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival. As most of the attractions are normal animals with a spell of illusion placed on them, Fortuna uses a spell to create another horn on the unicorn's head that the non-magical carnival visitors can see, as they are unable to see her real form. Fortuna keeps the immortal harpy Celaeno captive as well and acknowledges the dangers of caging such a monster, but deems the risk secondary to the deed's recognition and prestige. While held captive, the unicorn is befriended by Schmendrick, an incompetent magician in the service of Mommy Fortuna. With the help of Schmendrick, the Unicorn escapes, in the process freeing Celaeno, who kills Fortuna and her henchman Ruhk; the Unicorn and Schmendrick gain a second traveling companion Molly Grue, the careworn lover of Captain Cully. When the Unicorn nears the seaside castle of King Haggard, the keeper of the Red Bull, she encounters the animal, which turns out to be a monstrous fire elemental.
At the last moment before her capture, Schmendrick uses his unpredictable magic and transforms her into a human woman with white knee-length hair. With her in this guise, the Red Bull is departs; the Unicorn suffers tremendous shock at the feeling of mortality in her body. While Molly wraps the Unicorn's human form in a blanket, Schmendrick states that the magic, not he, chose the form, promises that he will return her to normal after the quest is complete. Schmendrick, Molly Grue, the now-human Unicorn proceed to King Haggard's castle. Haggard is at first unwelcoming, Schmendrick introduces the Unicorn as his niece Lady Amalthea. Schmendrick requests that the three of them stay there as members of Haggard's court, only to be told that the only occupants of the castle are Haggard, his adopted son Prince Lír and four ancient men-at-arms. Nonetheless, Haggard consents to lodge the trio, replacing his more competent on-call wizard, with Schmendrick, setting Molly Grue to work in his scullery. Mabruk himself leaves when he recognizes "Amalthea" for what she is, jeers that by allowing her into his castle Haggard has invited his own doom.
Amalthea begins to forget her identity and her reasons for coming to the castle and falls in love with Prince Lír as the result of the mortality of her current form. Caught in her newfound emotions, she struggles with thoughts of abandoning her quest for the sake of mortal love. Haggard confronts Amalthea in private conversation, hinting at the location of the unicorns, yet from the waning magic in her eyes, he has doubts regarding his previous suspicions that she is more than she seems. Meanwhile, Molly is able to learn the location of the Red Bull's den from a talking cat. Molly and Amalthea are joined by Lír as they enter the Red Bull's lair, but Haggard attempts to trap them by destroying the way they came in. Schmendrick reveals Amalthea's true identity to Lír after explaining. Lír says that he loves her anyway; this makes Amalthea want to abandon the quest and marry Lír. The Red Bull appears; as Lír struggles to protect her, Schmendrick turns Amalthea back into the Unicorn, but she is unwilling to leave Lír's side.
The Red Bull tries to drive her into the ocean just as he had earlier done to all the other unicorns, but she manages to run away and the Bull gives chase. Lír is killed by the Bull. Enraged, the Unicorn forces him into the sea. With the Bull gone, carried on the white surf of incoming tides, the other unicorns emerge en masse from the water, causing Haggard's castle to collapse into the sea as they rush past, with Haggard, realizing he was right about his suspicions all along, falling to his death while laughing. On the beach, the Unicorn magically revives Lír before departing for her forest. Schmendrick assures Lír that he has gained much by winning the love of a unicorn if he is now alone, he departs to start anew. The Unicorn returns to say goodbye to Schmendrick, who laments he has done her wrong by burdening her with regret and the taint of mortality, which could make her unable to properly rejoin her kind in the forest, she disagrees about the importance of his actions, as they helped them to restore unicorns to the world.
Jack Frost (TV special)
Jack Frost is a 1979 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. It was directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. written by Romeo Muller, narrated by Buddy Hackett, starring Robert Morse, Debra Clinger, Paul Frees. The special premiered on NBC on December 13, 1979 and tells the tale of Jack Frost and his adventures as a human, it airs annually on Freeform as a part of its 25 Days of Christmas programming block. The story is narrated by a groundhog named Pardon-Me-Pete, who has a deal with Jack Frost to extend winter by six weeks, letting him sleep that much longer. Pardon-Me-Pete starts to talk about the legend of Jack Frost, it all starts when Jack Frost, an immortal winter sprite, falls in love with a human girl named Elisa, who proclaims her love for Jack after he rescues her. Jack asks Father Winter. Father Winter gives him a chance but warns that Jack must prove he can succeed as a human, by earning a house, a horse, a bag of gold, a wife by the first sign of spring.
Jack turns human, assuming the identity of Jack Snip. He runs a tailor shop in the town of January Junction with two friends who turned human, Snip the snowflake maker and Holly the snow gypsy. Snip and Holly were sent by Father Winter to ensure. Elisa is charmed by "Jack Snip," but she harbors romantic dreams of Sir Ravenal Rightfellow, a "knight in golden armor." Elisa is kidnapped by Kubla Kraus, the evil Cossack king who lives all alone in a castle on Miserable Mountain with his army of Keh-Nights, his iron horse Klangstomper, his clockwork butler Fetch-Kvetch, a ventriloquist's dummy named Dommy as his sidekick, all made of iron since no people or any animals could stand to live with him due to his arrogance and greed. Kraus possesses all the brick and timber that January Junction used to have. After Elisa is rescued by Sir Ravenal, Kraus vows to destroy January Junction by sending one-thousand Keh-Nights in an attempt to recapture his bride and throws Jack and Holly in the dungeon. Jack gives up his humanity in order to whip up the biggest blizzard freezing Kraus and his one-thousand Keh-Nights in the castle.
Snip and Holly change back to sprites as well. This tactic works; as the sky is overcast with no sun to cast shadows, Jack Frost uses his magic shadow to scare Pardon-Me-Pete back into hibernation, continues whipping up the storm. With only one hour left before the arrival of spring, Jack returns to human form to stop Kraus by tricking his Keh-Nights into walking off the icy mountain to their destruction by imitating Dommy. Afterward, Jack causes Kubla to fall out of his castle and Father Winter blows him far away from Miserable Mountain, leaving Jack to claim the gold for himself, he races off to ask Elisa's parents for her hand in marriage, but during his absence, she has fallen in love with Sir Ravenal, he with her. Jack becomes a spirit again for good, blows ice onto Elisa's wedding bouquet, turning it white; when asked about the change, she sheds a tear saying "An old friend just kissed the bride." Snip calls out to Jack. Before heading back to sleep, Pardon-Me-Pete says that Jack Frost still plays his tricks on him to ensure that there are six more weeks of winter, but he doesn't mind because he enjoys the extra sleep.
Robert Morse as Jack Frost Buddy Hackett as Pardon-Me-Pete Debra Clinger as Elisa Paul Frees as Father Winter, Kubla Kraus Dave Garroway as Groundhog Day Reporter Dina Lynn as Holly Sonny Melendrez as Sir Ravenal Rightfellow Don Messick as Snip Larry Storch as Papa Dee Stratton as Mama Produced and Directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass Written by Romeo Muller Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws and Jules Bass Design: Paul Coker, Jr. Associate Producer: Masaki Iizuka "Animagic" Production Supervisors: Akikazu Kono, Ichiro Komuro, Hiroshi Tabata, Seiichi Araki Sound Recording: John Curcio, Dave Iveland, Glenn Berger, Robert Elder Sound Effects: Tom Clack Music Arranged and Conducted by Maury Laws© 1979 Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc; the licensing for Jack Frost was lax for many years and as early as the early 1990s, independent discount home video distributors produced VHS copies from 16 mm prints. The special did not, as stated, lapse into the public domain. In the fall of 2008, Warner Bros. via Warner Home Video re-released the special as an "official version" on DVD, using a digitally remastered 35 mm print as the master.
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Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry. Nash was born in New York, the son of Mattie and Edmund Strudwick Nash, his father owned and operated an import–export company, because of business obligations, the family relocated often. Nash was descended from an early governor of North Carolina; the city of Nashville, was named for Abner's brother, Francis, a Revolutionary War general. Throughout his life, Nash loved to rhyme. "I think in terms of rhyme, have since I was six years old," he stated in a 1958 news interview. He had a fondness for crafting his own words whenever rhyming words did not exist, though admitting that crafting rhymes was not always the easiest task, his family lived in Savannah, Georgia, in a carriage house owned by Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA. After graduating from St. George's School in Newport County, Rhode Island, Nash entered Harvard University in 1920, only to drop out a year later.
He returned as a teacher to St. George's for one year before returning to New York. There, he took up selling bonds, about which Nash quipped, "Came to New York to make my fortune as a bond salesman and in two years sold one bond—to my godmother. However, I saw lots of good movies." Nash took a position as a writer of the streetcar card ads for Barron Collier, a company that had employed another Baltimore resident, F. Scott Fitzgerald. While working as an editor at Doubleday, he submitted some short rhymes to The New Yorker. Editor Harold Ross wrote Nash asking for more, saying ‘’They are about the most original stuff we have had lately.’’ Nash spent three months in 1931 working on the editorial staff for The New Yorker. In 1931 he married Frances Leonard, he published his first collection of poems, Hard Lines, that same year, earning him national recognition. Some of his poems reflected an anti-establishment feeling. For example, one verse, titled Common Sense, asks: In 1934, Nash moved to Baltimore, where he remained until his death in 1971.
Nash thought of Baltimore as home. After his return from a brief move to New York, he wrote, apropos Richard Lovelace, "I could have loved New York had I not loved Balti-more." When Nash wasn't writing poems, he made guest appearances on comedy and radio shows and toured the United States and the United Kingdom, giving lectures at colleges and universities. Nash was regarded with respect by the literary establishment, his poems were anthologized in serious collections such as Selden Rodman's 1946 A New Anthology of Modern Poetry. Nash was the lyricist for the Broadway musical One Touch of Venus, collaborating with librettist S. J. Perelman and composer Kurt Weill; the show included the notable song "Speak Low." He wrote the lyrics for the 1952 revue Two's Company. Nash and his love of the Baltimore Colts were featured in the December 13, 1968 issue of Life, with several poems about the American football team matched to full-page pictures. Entitled "My Colts and reverses," the issue includes his poems and photographs by Arthur Rickerby.
"Mr. Nash, the league leading writer of light verse, lives in Baltimore and loves the Colts," it declares; the comments further describe Nash as "a fanatic of the Baltimore Colts, a gentleman." Featured on the magazine cover is defensive player Dennis Gaubatz, number 53, in midair pursuit with this description: "That is he, looming 10 feet tall or taller above the Steelers' signal caller... Since Gaubatz acts like this on Sunday, I'll do my quarterbacking Monday." Memorable Colts Jimmy Orr, Billy Ray Smith, Bubba Smith, Willie Richardson, Dick Szymanski and Lou Michaels contribute to the poetry. Among his most popular writings were a series of animal verses, many of which featured his off-kilter rhyming devices. Examples include "If called by a panther / Don't anther"; the two-L llama, he's a beast. And I will bet a silk pajama: there isn't any three-L lllama!". Nash appended the footnote " *The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh."The best of his work was published in 14 volumes between 1931 and 1972.
Nash died at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital on May 19, 1971, of complications from Crohn's disease aggravated by a lactobacillus infection transmitted by improperly prepared coleslaw. He is buried in East Side Cemetery in New Hampshire. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry."A biography, Ogden Nash: the Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse, was written by Douglas M. Parker, published in 2005 and in paperback in 2007; the book was written with the cooperation of the Nash family, quotes extensively from Nash's personal correspondence as well as his poetry. His daughter Isabel was married to noted photographer Fred Eberstadt, his granddaughter, Fernanda Eberstadt, is an acclaimed author. Nash had Linell Nash Smith. Nash was best known for surprising, pun-like rhymes, sometimes with words deliberately misspelled for comic effect, as in his retort to Dorothy Parker's humorous dictum, Men make passes / At girls who wear glasses: In this example, the word "nectacled" sounds like the phrase "neck tickled" when rhymed with the previous line.
Sometimes the words rhyme by mispronunciation rather than misspelling, as in: Another typical examp
Tomfoolery is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Willi Forst and starring Renate Müller, Jenny Jugo and Anton Walbrook. It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 12 June 1936. A pair of friends fall in love with the same woman, before realizing they are in love with two other women. Racing to his romantic interest, one of the friends takes by chance part in the Monaco Grand Prix. Joseph Goebbels remarked: "lively, but it's overdone and therefore not satisfying. Less would be more." Renate Müller as Viola Jenny Jugo as Gaby Anton Walbrook as Philip Heinz Rühmann as David Hilde Hildebrand as Aimée Heinz Salfner as Gabys Vater Will Dohm as Theodor Norma Wellhoff as Stewardess F. W. Schröder-Schrom as Schiffspassagier an Violas Tisch Julia Serda as Schiffspassagierin an Violas Tisch Toni Tetzlaff as Mädchen bei Gaby Ingeborg Peter as Gabys Freundin Erich Dunskus as Zollbeamter Alfred Karen as Schiffspassagier bei der Überfahrt Ferdinand Robert as Schiffspassagier bei der Überfahrt Günther Vogdt as Schlagersänger der Schiffkapelle Margarethe von Ledebur as Angestellte im Schönheitssalon Fritz Draeger as Assistant des Rundfunkreporters Gretel von Schrabich as Angestellte im Modesalon Werner Bernhardy as Barman bei der Modeschau Gustav Mahncke as Gast bei der Modeschau Lieselotte Aureden as Gast bei der Modeschau André Saint-Germain as Französischer Rundfunkreporter Theodor Thony as Französischer Rennbahnhelfer Hake, Sabine.
Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001. Tomfoolery on IMDb