Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White is a British chef and television personality from Leeds. White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene, he was called the godfather of modern cooking by Australian MasterChef. White was the youngest chef to have been awarded three Michelin stars, he has trained notable chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. White was the third of four boys born to English chef Frank White and Maria-Rosa Gallina, an Italian emigrant from Veneto. White left Allerton High School in Leeds without any qualifications and decided to train as a chef at Hotel St. George in Harrogate and at the Box Tree in Ilkley. In 1981, he went to London with "£7.36, a box of books and a bag of clothes", began his classical training as a commis with Albert and Michel Roux at Le Gavroche. He continued his training under Pierre Koffman at La Tante Claire, moving to work in the kitchen of Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir, with Nico Ladenis of Chez Nico at Ninety Park Lane.
He branched out on his own, working in the kitchen at the Six Bells public house in the Kings Road with assistant Mario Batali. In 1987, White opened Harvey's in Wandsworth Common, where he won his first Michelin star immediately, his second a year later, he won the Newcomer Award at the 1987 The Catey Awards, run by The Caterer magazine. He became chef-patron of The Restaurant Marco Pierre White in the dining room at the former Hyde Park Hotel, where he won the third Michelin star, moved to the Oak Room at the Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel. In 1994, at the age of 32, White became the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars and the youngest in Michelin history, his record was superseded by Massimiliano Alajmo in 2002, who achieved three stars at the age of 28. Although White worked for seventeen years to pursue his ambition, he found that, in spite of his accomplishments and fame, his career did not provide him with adequate returns in his personal life. So, in 1999 he returned his Michelin stars.
"I was being judged by people who had less knowledge than me, so what was it worth? I gave Michelin inspectors too much respect, I belittled myself. I had three options: I could be a prisoner of my world and continue to work six days a week, I could live a lie and charge high prices and not be behind the stove or I could give my stars back, spend time with my children and re-invent myself." During his early career in the kitchen, White ejected patrons from his restaurants if he took offence at their comments. When a customer asked if he could have a side order of chips with his lunch, White hand-cut and cooked the chips, but charged the customer £25 for his time. A young chef at Harveys who once complained of heat in the kitchen had the back of his chef's jacket and trousers cut open by White, wielding a sharp paring knife. White once made Gordon Ramsay cry. "I don't recall what he'd done wrong but I yelled at him and he lost it. Gordon crouched down in the corner of the kitchen, buried his head in his hands and started sobbing."
White announced his retirement from the kitchen in 1999 and cooked his final meal for a paying customer on 23 December at the Oak Room. He returned all his Michelin Stars. After his retirement, he became a restaurateur. Together with Jimmy Lahoud, he set up White Star Line Ltd, which they operated together for several years before ending their partnership in 2007. In 2008, White opened the MPW Alehouse with James Robertson in the Square Mile in London; as co-owners, since 2010 they have operated the Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill in Chelsea. James Robertson had worked for White as a maître d'hôtel, between 1999 and 2003. Since May 2016 the two restaurants have become the London Steakhouse Co, a successful partnership and are, as of June 2018, the only restaurants worldwide in which White is a major shareholder. "Marco Pierre White - Steakhouse Bar & Grill" and "Marco's New York Italian by Marco Pierre White" are franchised brands operated by third parties which have outlets in various hotels throughout the UK.
White had a stake in the Yew Tree Inn, a 17th-century dining pub near Highclere in Hampshire, although following an acrimonious falling out with his business partners the pub was sold. This was the setting for much of "Marco's Great British Feast," screened on ITV in the summer of 2008. In January 2009, it was reported that White was to charge £5 for a pint of real ale at the venue, making the Yew Tree "one of the most expensive places to drink British real ale in the country". White was quoted saying "Most pubs undercharge. You're not just paying for beer, you're paying for the place you drink it in and the people who serve it."White has published several books, including an influential cookbook White Heat, an autobiography called White Slave, Wild Food from Land and Sea. In September 2007, White was the Head Chef in ITV's Hell's Kitchen television series. At one point during the series, controversy ensued when White said, "I don't think it was a pikey's picnic tonight." The remark prompted criticism from the Commission for Racial Equality.
However, the show was defended by an ITV spokesman, who indicated that warnings about its content were given before transmission, that White's comment had been challenged by one of the contestants, Lee Ryan. The book accompanying the show, Marco Pierre White in Hell's Kitchen, was published on 23 August 2007 by Ebury Press. White returned to ITV's screens to present the 4th series of Hell's Kitchen in 2009. White pre
White Slave (film)
White Slave is a 1985 horror/romance film directed by Mario Gariazzo and starring Elvire Audray, Will Gonzalez, Dick Campbell and Andrea Coppola. The film is known as Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story and Cannibal Holocaust 2: The Catherine Miles Story. Catherine Miles is a young student 17 years of age, whom her parents had sent to study in London to perfect the language. At the end of the course, Catherine goes on vacation to the Amazon and her parents organize a boat trip on the occasion of Catherine's 18th birthday, in which Catherine's uncle and aunt go, but in another boat. During the trip, the boat is attacked by some Indians and Catherine's parents are beheaded, she is taken as a prisoner by a group of Indians, led by the young warrior Umukai. After days of an interminable walk, they arrive at the village of the natives and Katherine is sold by the head of the tribe to the richest native of the tribe. However, Umukai offers himself as a slave in order to be allowed to take Katherine as a woman, but the native who had bought Catherine rejects the offer and decides to take the girl as his woman.
When the native tries to possess Catherine by force, she is defended by Umukai. In a fight, Umukai manages to kill the native. So according to the customs of the tribe, Catherine becomes the woman of Umukai. However, she hates Umukai because she believes that his tribe, led by him, were the ones who killed her parents. Despite their differences, Catherine remains with the tribe. In the tribe lives a young native, the sister of Umukai, she speaks the basic language of Catherine, so she will only have communication with her and they become good friends. Umukai, in love with Katherine, does everything possible to win the love of Katherine. With the help of his sister, Umukai learns the language of Catherine. Next, Catherine holds Umukai accountable for the death of her parents and he explains to her that he saw some white people and other natives who were not from his tribe murder her parents. In this way, Catherine understands that Umukai was innocent and that she is in love with Umukai, who agrees to accompany her to the lands of her dead parents.
When arriving there, Catherine realizes that her uncle and aunt have taken possession of the lands and it is clear to her that they were the assassins in order to keep the lands. This way, she enters the room where her uncle and aunt are sleeping and murders them in an act of revenge. Umukai sees what Catherine did and decided to commit suicide by jumping into the waterfalls, since the women belonging to the tribe could not kill anyone. Not willing to go against his tribe, he had to renounce Catherine's love, so he preferred to take his own life to live without the love of his life. Catherine is prosecuted for the murder at the trial, used in the framing wraparound. After a small sentence in an asylum, Catherine goes to London, she marries an important man from there and has a daughter, but never manages to forget her first love, who the narrator claims died of a broken heart. Elvire Audray... Catherine Miles Will Gonzales... Umukai Dick Campbell... Andrea Coppola... Catherine's Uncle Dick Marshall...
Alma Vernon... Grace Williams... Cannibal film Cannibal Holocaust List of Italian films of 1985 List of horror films of 1985 White Slave at the Internet Movie Database Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story
Bartley Theodore Campbell was an American playwright of the latter 19th century. Campbell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1843, to parents who had emigrated from Ireland, his writing career began at the age of 15 in 1858, when he took a job as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post. He became a drama critic for the Pittsburgh Leader, editor of the McKeesport Times, founder of the Pittsburg Evening Mail and the Southern Monthly Magazine. Campbell's playwright career began in 1871 with the play Through Fire, which ran for four weeks and motivated him to quit journalism, he wrote numerous plays for Pittsburgh's theatres. He was quite successful and is noted as the first American to earn a living as a playwright, his other plays include Peril. Campbell's health deteriorated under the strain of financial difficulties associated with his efforts to act as author and director of his plays, he was declared insane in September 1886, died in the State Hospital for the Insane in Middletown, New York on July 30, 1888.
He is buried in St. Mary Cemetery in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Although his works contain language and situations that would be considered politically incorrect today, theatre troupes performing his plays can still be found over a century later. A history of the New York stage, Volume 2 By Thomas Allston Brown Northern Illinois University Libraries
White Slaves (film)
White Slaves is a 1937 German film directed by Karl Anton. It is known by the longer title Panzerkreuzer Sebastopol: "Weisse Sklaven" and was re-released as Rote Bestien. An anti-Soviet propaganda film from the Nazi era, set during the Russian Revolution, the film was designed as a response to Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. In St. Petersburg in 1917 revolution is brewing, but in more far-flung parts of Russia life is carrying on as usual. At Sevastopol the officers on board a battleship are looking forward to its return to port when they will be allowed to fraternise with local girls. Kostja, one of the officers, is excited, he is in love with Marija, the daughter of Sevastopol's Governor. The deck of the ship is being prepared to become a dance-floor for a party. However, revolutionaries led by the Governor of Sevastopol's disloyal valet, plan to take over the vessel, they are waiting for the upcoming party. When the unsuspecting guests arrive for the dance, the rebel crew surround and murder many of them with the now-unarmed officers.
The mutineers kill the loyal crew members. Kostja falls overboard after a struggle with a mutineer; the mutineers turn the ship's guns on the town. The authorities are forced to surrender to the revolutionaries, who indulge in an orgy of rape and looting. Marija and her parents have escaped from the battleship with the help of Kostja's loyal batman, Iwan, her mother dies from wounds, but Marija and her father hide in a dockside tavern-cum-brothel run by Iwan's girlfriend Sinaida. The former Governor is a broken man, unable to accept what has happened. Meanwhile, Boris is looking for Marija. Now he wants her for himself, he tracks her down at the tavern. He reveals to her that he is the leader of the revolutionaries, tells her of his desire for her, but says he only wants her if she agrees of her own free will. After he leaves Marija gets a message from Kostja, he is organising a counter-revolution. Boris captures the leading counter-revolutionaries. However, Kostja escapes, he and a group of supporters retake the battleship and launch a raid on the fortress in which the revolutionaries are holding the prisoners.
Believing Kostja is still in captivity, Marija visits Boris to plead with him for Kostja's life. Drunk, Boris attempts to rape her, but Marija's father enters, kills Boris, collapses dead. In a battle between the revolutionaries and their opponents, the prisoners are freed and taken to the battleship. Before leaving port, they blow up the fortress. Marija and Kostja look back on the town, realising they must leave their country, but have the world before them; the film was designed as an anti-Communist response to the famous Soviet film Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein. It was given the working title Battleship Sevastopol. Das große Personenlexikon des Films says in its biography of the director, Karl Anton, that he "served up to the brownshirt rulers a clumsy anti-communist Nazi replica of the Soviet Russian-Revolution film Battleship Potemkin"; the story was based on a factual report written by Charlie Roellinghoff. The film passed the censor on 16 December 1936, was premiered on 5 January 1937.
The exterior filming took place on the armored cruiser Dubrovnik. The set-designer was Erich Zander. Alfred Stoeger Anton was assistant director. White Slaves was advertised as a "great documentary film from the Russia of the Kerensky revolution", it was successful at the box office, was shown up to August 1939 continuously in German cinemas. It was only withdrawn for political reasons as a result of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 White Slaves was once more shown in German theatres, this time under a new title, Red Beasts. In the U. S. the film was released six months after it was first shown in Germany, under the title White Slaves. Theodor Loos as The Governor Gabriele Hoffmann as Anastasia - his wife Camilla Horn as Marija - his daughter Karl John as Graf Kostja Wolfgoff Fritz Kampers as Iwan - his batman Werner Hinz as Boris - Valet to the Governor and leading revolutionary Herbert Spalke as Kurloff Alexander Engel as Turbin Willi Schur as Nikitin Agnes Straub as Sinaida - landlady of a dockside tavern Werner Pledath as Panin Hans Stiebner as The Commissar Hans Kettler as Refugee Albert Florath as Doctor Wilhelm P. Krüger as Drunkard Karl Meixner as Executioner Arthur Reinhardt as Radio Operator Emil Ludwig as First Officer Herbert Ebel as Young Officer Rio Nobile as Young Officer Rudolf Vones as Young Officer Anatol Losseff as Young Officer Walter Kuhle as Young Officer Wsevolod Kojine as Young Officer Grete Hartmann as Young Maiden Erika von Schaper as Young Maiden Gronau as Young Maiden Stadte as Young Maiden Nowak as Young Maiden Trude Hess as Young Maiden Edith Meinhard as Pianist Arthur Reppert as The Armenian Tatjana Sais as Singer Eberhard Leithoff as A thin man Erich Walter as A Tsarist general Camilla Horn - "Wenn die Sonne hinter den Dächern versinkt" Camilla Horn - "Was du mir erzählt hast von Liebe und Treu'" White Slaves on IMDb White Slaves is available for free download at the Internet Archive