The Flaming Forest
The Flaming Forest is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Reginald Barker and starring Antonio Moreno and Renée Adorée. The film is based on the novel of the same name by James Oliver Curwood, was produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. A two-color Technicolor sequence was shot for a climactic blaze sequence featured in the film; this is a preserved film at the Library of Congress. North-West Mounted Police sergeant David Carrigan wooes Jeanne-Marie. Antonio Moreno as Sergeant David Carrigan Renée Adorée as Jeanne-Marie Gardner James as Roger Audemard William Austin as Alfred Wimbledon Tom O'Brien as Mike Emile Chautard as André Audemard Oscar Beregi, Sr. as Jules Lagarre Clarence Geldart as Major Charles McVane Frank Leigh as Lupin Charles Ogle as Donald McTavish Roy Coulson as François D'Arcy McCoy as Bobbie Claire McDowell as Mrs. McTavish Bert Roach as Sloppy Mary Jane Irving as Ruth McTavish List of early color feature films The Flaming Forest on IMDb The Flaming Forest at SilentEra The Flaming Forest at AllMovie
Fig Leaves is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, released by Fox Film Corporation, starring George O'Brien and Olive Borden. The film had a fashion show, filmed in Technicolor. A print of the film survives in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art. A married couple is juxtaposed in modern New York City; the Garden of Eden humorously depicts Adam George O'Brien and Eve Olive Borden awoken by a Flintstones-like coconut alarm clock and Adam reading the morning news on giant stone tablets. In the modern day, the biblical serpent is replaced by Eve's gossiping neighbor and Eve becomes a sexy flapper and fashion model when Adam is at work. George O'Brien as Adam Smith Olive Borden as Eve Smith Phyllis Haver as Alice Atkins George Beranger as Josef André William Austin as André's assistant Heinie Conklin as Eddie McSwiggen Eulalie Jensen as Madame Griswald List of early color feature films Fig Leaves on IMDb
Georgetown is a city and the capital of Guyana, located in Region 4, known as the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is the country's largest urban centre, it is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the mouth of the Demerara River and it was nicknamed the'Garden City of the Caribbean.' Georgetown serves as a retail and administrative centre. It serves as a financial services centre; the city recorded a population of 200,500 in the 2016 census. The city of Georgetown began as a small town in the 18th century; the capital of the Demerara-Essequibo colony was located on Borselen Island in the Demerara River under the administration of the Dutch. When the colony was captured by the British in 1781, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Kingston chose the mouth of the Demerara River for the establishment of a town, situated between Plantations Werk-en-rust and Vlissengen, it was the French who made it a capital city when they colonized it in 1782. The French called the capital Longchamps; when the town was restored to the Dutch in 1784, it was renamed Stabroek after Nicolaas Geelvinck, Lord of Stabroek, president of the Dutch West India Company.
The town expanded and covered the estates of Vlissengen, La Bourgade and Eve Leary to the North, Werk-en-rust and La Repentir to the South. It was renamed Georgetown on 29 April 1812 in honour of King George III. On 5 May 1812 an ordinance was passed to the effect that the town called Stabroek, with districts extending from La Penitence to the bridges in Kingston and entering upon the road to the military camps, shall be called Georgetown; the ordinance provided. The supervision of Georgetown was to be done by a committee chosen by the governor and Court of Policy. Estimates of expenditure were to be prepared. By 1806 the owner of Vlissingen asked to be exempted from the responsibility of maintaining the road, now called Camp Street, but the Court refused the request. In 1810 the maintenance of the roads in the area called; the governing body of Georgetown was once a Board of Police. The Board of Police was chosen by the Court of Policy, it came into existence as the result of disputes among various organisations which controlled the districts.
The board met monthly but what was discussed is not on the records between 1825 and 1837. Newspapers in the colony were prohibited by law from reporting public matters; the post of Commissary of Police was not regarded as important. People elected to the board invariably declined to attend meetings and never gave reasons for their refusal, it was, decided that individuals elected to the board were bound to serve for two years, or suffer a penalty of 1,000 guilders. The Board of Police was abolished when an ordinance was passed to establish a mayor and town council. Georgetown gained official city status on 24 August 1842 during the reign of Queen Victoria; the names of Georgetown's wards and streets reflect the influence of the Dutch and English who administered the town at different periods of history. Cummingsburg was named Plantation La Bourgade by its first owner, Jacques Salignac, it was laid out in streets and building lots by its second proprietor, Thomas Cuming, a Scotsman, from whom it gets its current name.
He made a presentation of the Militia Parade Promenade Gardens to the town as a gift. It is noteworthy that Carmichael Street was named after General Hugh Lyle Carmichael who served as governor from 1812 to 1813, he was buried in the Officers' Cemetery, Eve Leary. Water Street was so called because it formed the original river dam. High Street formed the leading road from the East Bank to the East Coast of Demerara; the part of High Street that ran through Cummingsburg was called Main Street. Camp Street received its name because it was the road which led to the camp or garrison at the northern end of the city. Kingston got its name from King George of England, it was part of Pln. Eve Leary, named after the wife or daughter of its owner, Cornelis Leary; some of the streets of Kingston have military names because the garrison used to be located there, e.g. Parade Street, Barrack Street and Fort Street. Lacytown was another leasehold portion of Plantation Vlissengen. Luke M. Hill* states that it was named after the lessee, George Lacy, related to the family of General Sir De Lacy Evans, a Crimean war hero.
The owner of Vlissengen was Joseph Member of the Court of Policy. After his son and heir disappeared at sea, the government claimed the property under the authority of the Vlissengen Ordinance of 1876. A new district of Bourda was laid out and Lacytown was improved by the Board of Vlissengen Commissioners. Bourda Street and the ward of Bourda were named after Joseph Bourda, Member of the Court of Policy and former owner of Pln. Vlissengen, it was laid out by the Commissioner of Vlissengen in 1879. The Bourda Cemetery holds the remains of many citizens of Georgetown. Only those persons who owned family vaults or burial rights in the enclosed ground used it. In 1945 a large fire broke out in the city. Reference: Luke M. Hill - The Nomenclature of Georgetown in Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana Vol.1, January 1911, p. 42 Georgetown is located on Guyana's Atlantic coast on the east bank of Demerara River estuary. The terrain in this part of the country where the city is located is flat coastal plains.
The city is surrounded by a blanket of cane fields along with marshy swamps, savannah lands on its east and south. The e
Batman is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Named the "Bat-Man," the character is referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the World's Greatest Detective. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy American playboy and owner of Wayne Enterprises. After witnessing the murder of his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne as a child, he swore vengeance against criminals, an oath tempered by a sense of justice. Bruce Wayne trains himself physically and intellectually and crafts a bat-inspired persona to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City with assistance from various supporting characters, including his butler Alfred, police commissioner Jim Gordon, vigilante allies such as Robin. Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any inhuman superpowers, he does, possess a genius-level intellect, is a peerless martial artist, his vast wealth affords him an extraordinary arsenal of weaponry and equipment.
A large assortment of villains make up Batman's rogues gallery, including the Joker. The character became popular soon after his introduction in 1939 and gained his own comic book title, the following year; as the decades went on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series used a camp aesthetic, which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller; the success of Warner Bros. Pictures' live-action Batman feature films have helped maintain the character's prominence in mainstream culture. Batman has been licensed and featured in various adaptations, from radio to television and film, appears in merchandise sold around the world, such as apparel and video games. Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, Anthony Ruivivar, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood, Jason O'Mara, Will Arnett, among others, have provided the character's voice for animated adaptations.
Batman has been depicted in both film and television by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck. In early 1939, the success of Superman in Action Comics prompted editors at National Comics Publications to request more superheroes for its titles. In response, Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man". Collaborator Bill Finger recalled that "Kane had an idea for a character called'Batman,' and he'd like me to see the drawings. I went over to Kane's, he had drawn a character who looked much like Superman with kind of... reddish tights, I believe, with boots... no gloves, no gauntlets... with a small domino mask, swinging on a rope. He had two stiff wings, and under it was a big sign... BATMAN"; the bat-wing-like cape was suggested by Bob Kane, inspired as a child by Leonardo Da Vinci's sketch of an ornithopter flying device. Finger suggested giving the character a cowl instead of a simple domino mask, a cape instead of wings, gloves. Finger said he devised the name Bruce Wayne for the character's secret identity: "Bruce Wayne's first name came from Robert Bruce, the Scottish patriot.
Wayne, being a playboy, was a man of gentry. I searched for a name. I tried Adams, Hancock... I thought of Mad Anthony Wayne." He said his suggestions were influenced by Lee Falk's popular The Phantom, a syndicated newspaper comic-strip character with which Kane was familiar. Kane and Finger drew upon contemporary 1930s popular culture for inspiration regarding much of the Bat-Man's look, personality and weaponry. Details find predecessors in pulp fiction, comic strips, newspaper headlines, autobiographical details referring to Kane himself; as an aristocratic hero with a double identity, Batman had predecessors in the Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro. Like them, Batman performed his heroic deeds in secret, averted suspicion by playing aloof in public, marked his work with a signature symbol. Kane noted the influence of the films The Mark of Zorro and The Bat Whispers in the creation of the character's iconography. Finger, drawing inspiration from pulp heroes like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Dick Tracy, Sherlock Holmes, made the character a master sleuth.
In his 1989 autobiography, Kane detailed Finger's contributions to Batman's creation: One day I called Bill and said,'I have a new character called the Bat-Man and I've made some crude, elementary sketches I'd like you to look at.' He came over and I showed him the drawings. At the time, I only had a small domino mask, like the one Robin wore, on Batman's face. Bill said,'Why not make him look more like a bat and put a hood on him, take the eyeballs out and just put slits for eyes to make him look more mysterious?' At this point, the Bat-Man wore a red union suit. I thought that black would be a good combination. Bill said that the costume was too bright:'Color it dark grey to make it look more ominous.' The cape looked like two stiff bat wings attached to his arms. As Bill and I talked, we realized that these wings would get cumbersome when Bat-Man was in action and changed them into a cape, scalloped to look like bat wings when he was fighting or swinging down on a rope, he didn't have any gloves on, we added them so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints.
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Her Big Night
Her Big Night is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Melville W. Brown and written by Brown, Rex Taylor, Nita O'Neil, it is based on the 1925 short story, Doubling for Lora, by Peggy Gaddis, serialized in Breezy Stories magazine. The film stars Laura La Plante, Einar Hanson, Zasu Pitts; the film was released on December 1926 by Universal Pictures under their ` Jewel' banner. Laura La Plante as Frances Norcross/Daphne Dix Einar Hanson as Johnny Young Zasu Pitts as Gladys Smith Tully Marshall as J. Q. Adams, reporter Lee Moran as Tom Barrett Mack Swain as Myers John Roche as Allan Dix William Austin as Harold Crosby Nat Carr as Mr. Harmon Cissy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Harmon A copy of Her Big Night is housed at UCLA Film and Television Archive, her Big Night at the American Film Institute Catalog Her Big Night on IMDb Stills at silenthollywood.com
Head Winds is a surviving 1925 silent film drama directed by Herbert Blaché and starring House Peters and Patsy Ruth Miller. It was distributed by Universal Pictures. House Peters - Peter Rosslyn Patsy Ruth Miller - Patricia Van Felt Richard Travers - John Templeton Arnold Arthur Hoyt - Winthrop Van Felt William Austin - Theodore Van Felt William Conklin - Ref. Dr. Neal Lydia Yeamans Titus - Nurse George Kuwa - Wai Sai Togo Yamamoto - Woo Lang K. Nambu - Foo Prints exist at George Eastman House and UCLA Film & Television Archive. Head Winds at IMDb.com synopsis at AllMovie Head Winds available for free download at Internet Archive
Ritzy is a lost 1927 American comedy silent film directed by Richard Rosson and written by Elinor Glyn, Percy Heath, Robert N. Lee and George Marion, Jr.. The film stars Betty Bronson, James Hall, William Austin, Joan Standing, George Nichols and Roscoe Karns; the film was released on April 9, 1927, by Paramount Pictures. Betty Bronson as Ritzy Brown James Hall as Harrington Smith, Duke of Westborough William Austin as Algy Joan Standing as Mary George Nichols as Nathan Brown Roscoe Karns as Smith's Valet Ritzy on IMDb synopsis at AllMovie