Corona del Mar, Newport Beach
Corona del Mar or CdM is an affluent seaside neighborhood in the city of Newport Beach, California. It consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Corona del Mar is known for its beaches, cliffside views and village shops. Beaches in the area include Corona del Mar State Beach as well as Crystal Cove State Park south of Corona del Mar, accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside. Settled early in the 20th century, the older area of Corona del Mar consists of spaced, free-standing, detached single-family houses of varying architecture, concentrated along Pacific Coast Highway. Newer developments in Harbor View Hills consist of California ranch style houses, many with expansive ocean views. Corona del Mar has no locally administered municipal government, but receives all municipal level services from the City of Newport Beach, has a representative to the Newport Beach City Council.
It is unusual in that although it is a part of the incorporated city of Newport Beach, the post office accepts a mailing address of Corona del Mar for those residents living in the 92625 ZIP Code. Corona del Mar has its own Chamber of Commerce; as of the census of 2000, for Corona del Mar there were 13,407 people, 6,885 households, 3,957 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,997.8/km². The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population. There were 6,885 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 45.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.63.
In the city the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $120,080, the median income for a family was $150,323. Males had a median income of $99,000 versus $52,355 for females; the per capita income for the city was $96,704. About 5.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over Despite its name, Corona del Mar High School is located in the neighborhood of Eastbluff. Sherman Library and Gardens Fashion Island Crystal Cove State Park "Big Corona" Beach "Little Corona" Beach John Wayne's, "Marion Mitchell Morrison", Gravesite, it is the setting for the Fox series Arrested Development as well as residence of Martine and Dustin Rhodes in the Dean Koontz novel False Memory.
The Lost Dogs paid tribute to Corona del Mar on their 2006 album, The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees, with the song "Only One Bum In Corona del Mar." 33.588633°N 117.878945°W / 33.588633.
Palooka is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Benjamin Stoloff starring Jimmy Durante and based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. The movie was adapted by Jack Jevne, Arthur Kober, Gertrude Purcell, Murray Roth and Ben Ryan from the comic strip; the film is known as The Great Schnozzle in the United Kingdom. Joe Palooka is a naive young man whose father Pete was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him, but when a shady boxing manager discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's path of debauchery, much of it including the glamorous cabaret singer and fortune hunter Nina Madero. The film stars William Cagney, the younger brother of actor James Cagney in the role of the adversary prize fighter to Knobby, his mother comes to the city to look after things... Jimmy Durante as Knobby Walsh / Junior Lupe Vélez as Nina Madero Stuart Erwin as Joe Palooka Marjorie Rambeau as Mayme Palooka Robert Armstrong as Pete'Goodtime' Palooka Mary Carlisle as Anne Thelma Todd as Trixie Gus Arnheim as Orchestra Bandleader Franklyn Ardell as Doc Wise Tom Dugan as Whitey, Joe's Trainer Louise Beavers as Crystal – Mayme's Housekeeper Fred'Snowflake' Toones as Smokey William Cagney, brother of James Cagney as Al McSwatt Rolfe Sedan as Alphonse The film was the second movie Edward Small made under an agreement with United Artists.
Small bought the rights to the song "Inka Dinka Doo" for the movie. "The Band Played On" Lupe Vélez - "Like Me a Little Bit Less" Jimmy Durante - "Inka Dinka Doo" Jimmy Durante - "M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World To Me" "Count Your Blessings" "Palooka, It's a Grand Old Name" Palooka on IMDb Palooka is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Monogram Pictures Corporation is a dormant American film studio that produces and releases films on low budgets, between 1931 and 1953, when the firm completed a transition to the name Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. Monogram was among the smaller studios in the golden age of Hollywood referred to collectively as Poverty Row; the idea behind the studio was that when the Monogram logo appeared on the screen, everyone knew they were in for action and adventure. Today the company's trademark is owned by Allied Artists International; the original sprawling brick complex, home to both Monogram and Allied Artists remains in place today at 4376 Sunset Drive, utilized as part of the Church of Scientology Media Center. Monogram was created in the early 1930s from two earlier companies, W. Ray Johnston's Rayart Productions and Trem Carr's Sono Art-World Wide Pictures. Both specialized in low-budget features and, as Monogram Pictures, continued that policy until 1935, with Carr in charge of production.
Another independent producer, Paul Malvern, released his sixteen Lone Star western productions through Monogram. The backbone of the studio in those early days was a father-and-son combination: writer/director Robert N. Bradbury and cowboy actor Bob Steele were on their roster. Bradbury wrote all, directed many, of the early Monogram and Lone Star westerns. While budgets and production values were lean, Monogram offered a balanced program, including action melodramas and mysteries. In 1935, Johnston and Carr were wooed by Herbert Yates of Consolidated Film Industries. However, after a short time in this new venture, they discovered that they couldn't get along with Herbert Yates, they left. Carr moved to Universal Pictures, while Johnston reactivated Monogram in 1937. Producer Walter Mirisch began at Monogram after World War II as assistant to studio head Steve Broidy, he convinced Broidy that the days of low-budget films were ending, in 1946 Monogram created a new unit, Allied Artists Productions, to make costlier films.
The new name was meant to mirror the name of United Artists by invoking images of "creative personnel uniting to produce and distribute quality films". At a time when the average Hollywood picture cost about $800,000, Allied Artists' first release, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, cost more than $1,200,000. Subsequent Allied Artists releases did have enhanced production values; the studio's new policy permitted what Mirisch called "B-plus" pictures, which were released along with Monogram's established line of B fare. Mirisch's prediction about the end of the low-budget film had come true thanks to television, in September 1952 Monogram announced that henceforth it would only produce films bearing the Allied Artists name; the Monogram brand name was retired in 1953. The company was now known as Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. Allied Artists did retain a few vestiges of its Monogram identity, continuing its popular Stanley Clements action series, its B-Westerns, its Bomba, the Jungle Boy adventures using Johnny Sheffield, "Boy" of the Tarzan films, its breadwinning comedy series with The Bowery Boys.
For the most part, Allied Artists was heading in new, ambitious directions under Mirisch. It released the first Cinecolor science fiction film Flight to Mars its greatest artistic success a low-budget film in the Monogram tradition, Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, released by Allied in 1956. For a time in the mid-1950s the Mirisch family held great influence at Allied Artists, with Walter as executive producer, his brother Harold as head for sales Allied Artists, brother Marvin as assistant treasurer, they pushed the studio into big-budget filmmaking, signing contracts with William Wyler, John Huston, Billy Wilder and Gary Cooper. However, when their first big-name productions, Wyler's Friendly Persuasion, nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Wilder's Love in the Afternoon were box-office flops in 1956–57, studio head Broidy retreated into the kind of pictures Monogram had always favored: low-budget action and thrillers. Mirisch Productions had success releasing their films through United Artists.
Broidy retired in 1965 and Allied Artists ceased production in 1966 and became a distributor of foreign films, but restarted production with the 1972 release of Cabaret and followed it the next year with Papillon. Both were critical and commercial successes, but high production and financing costs meant they were not big moneymakers for Allied Artists. Allied Artists raised financing for their adaptation of The Man Who Would Be King by selling the European distribution rights to Columbia Pictures and the rest of the backing came from Canadian tax shelters. King received disappointing returns; that same year it distributed the French import Story of O, but spent much of its earnings defending itself from obscenity charges. In 1976, Allied Artists attempted diversification when it merged with consumer producers Kalvex and PSP, Inc; the new Allied Artists Industries, Inc. manufactured pharmaceuticals, mobile homes, activewear in addition to films. Monogram/Allied Artists lasted until 1979, when runaway inflation and high production costs pushed it into bankruptcy.
The post-1947 Monogram/Allied Artists library was bought by television production company Lorimar
Lost in the Stratosphere
Lost in the Stratosphere is a 1934 American aviation drama film directed by Melville W. Brown and starring William Cagney, Edward J. Nugent, June Collyer. In one of his few roles in front of the cameras, Cagney was the lookalike younger brother of James Cagney. In the mid-1930s, in the early days of military aviation, an era of open cockpits and biplanes, two U. S. Army pilots, in a friendly rivalry, are always trying to get the best of each other. 2nd Lt. Tom Cooper gets the nickname "Soapy", from his friend, 1st Lt. Richard "Dick" Wood, "Woody". Tom's trademark gift to a female friend is an inscribed bar of soap. Tom finds out that "Ida Johnson", the girl he's been seeing while Dick has been off the base, is Dick's fiancée, Evelyn Worthington, she introduced herself as Ida. When Dick finds the tell-tale bar of soap from Tom, it's no joke to him, two friends are at odds. Dick breaks off the engagement; the two pilots are picked to go on a dangerous balloon mission launched into the stratosphere, to evaluate high altitude flight capability.
Before they get off the ground, the tense relationship has caused friction between the former friends. The generals keep reminding them; when a thunderstorm takes them thousands of miles off course, the two flyers are "lost in the stratosphere". It does not look. Dick realizing Tom's innocence, knocks him out and throws him off the balloon, so he can come down safely by parachute, thereby jeopardizing his own chances of survival. After a crash landing in Quebec, from his hospital bed, Dick gives his blessing to Evelyn. Principal photography on Lost in the Stratosphere began August 1934 at RKO Pathé Studios. Location shots took place at Mines Field] at Los Angeles playing the role of a military air base. Both stock and studio cinematography utilized a Stearman M-2 Speedmail and Alexander Eaglerock biplane. Lost in the Stratosphere uses news clips showing helium inflation of a balloon and the flight of the first Explorer USAAC balloon with the oversized spherical cabin reconstructed in the studio.
Aviation film historian Christian Santoir reviewed Lost in the Stratosphere as a "period piece". He noted: "At the beginning of the film, mention was made of the cancellation by Franklin D. Roosevelt of contracts for the carriage of mail by private companies in February 1934; this decision proved disastrous,'Being unprepared to fly in all weather. After the death of 12 military pilots, in 78 days of operations, the mail was returned to private carriers. Three-quarters of the film is concentrated on the love affairs of the two pilots who constitute the background of this rather mediocre comedy; the balloon flight occupies only the last 10 minutes of the film." Lost in the Stratosphere is available online at the Internet Archive. Released on DVD on August 23, 2005, the film is in widespread release due to its status as a public domain film. Lost in the Stratosphere at the TCM Movie Database Lost in the Stratosphere on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Lost in the Stratosphere is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Blood on the Sun
Blood on the Sun is a 1945 American drama romantic thriller war film directed by Frank Lloyd starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney. The film is based on a fictional history behind the Tanaka Memorial document; the film won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for a Black & White film in 1945. A computer-colorized version of the film was created in 1993. In 1973, the film entered the public domain in the United States because the claimants did not renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Nick Condon is a journalist for the Tokyo Chronicle, he prints a story disclosing Japan's plan to conquer the world. The newspaper is seized by Japanese officers. Condon gets a paper in which all the plans are described; the Japanese spies who follow him think that Ollie and Edith Miller are the ones who discovered the plan because they have a lot of money and are returning to the USA. When Condon goes to the ship to bid them farewell, he finds Edith dead. Hearing someone in the adjoining room, he tries to enter.
He has only a glimpse of a woman's hand wearing a ring with a huge ruby. Returning home, he finds Ollie, badly beaten. Ollie gives him the Tanaka plan before dying. Premier Giichi Tanaka wants his plans to remain secret, sends Col. Hideki Tojo Capt. Oshima and Hijikata to follow him everywhere. Meanwhile, Condon hides the document with the Tanaka plan behind the portrait of Emperor Hirohito in his house. Condon meets Iris Hilliard, half Chinese. At first he suspects her of being the lady in the ship he doesn't, they fall in love. She seems to be betraying him when Condon sees the ring with the ruby in her hand, it becomes clear that she's been sent by a senior politician who wants peace and was present when the Tanaka plan was devised. Condon leaves his job after ten days; when he's about to leave Japan he meets the politician and Iris in the harbour. The politician signs the document to prove, they are discovered by the Japanese army. Iris runs away with the document in a cargo ship. To distract the Japanese officers, Condon fights his greatest enemy and tries to reach the American Embassy.
He's shot at by spies dressed in street clothes. The consular adviser goes out of the Embassy and takes Condon inside, still alive, the Japanese officers can't prevent it, because they couldn't find the Tanaka document when searching Condon. James Cagney as Nick Condon Sylvia Sidney as Iris Hilliard Porter Hall as Arthur Bickett John Emery as Premier Giichi Tanaka Robert Armstrong as Col. Hideki Tojo Wallace Ford as Ollie Miller Rosemary DeCamp as Edith Miller John Halloran as Capt. Oshima Leonard Strong as Hijikata James Bell as Charley Sprague Marvin Miller as Yamada Rhys Williams as Joseph Cassell Frank Puglia as Prince Tatsugi Hugh Beaumont as Johnny Clarke Blood on the Sun was adapted as a radio play on the December 3, 1945 episode of Lux Radio Theater with James Cagney and on the October 16, 1946 episode of Academy Award Theater starring John Garfield. Los Angeles Policeman Jack Sergel was featured in several magazine stories listing him as a top Judo expert. William Cagney contacted him about teaching his brother James judo for the film.
Sergel adopted. He appeared in several of James Cagney's films, including teaching judo to Edmund O'Brien in White Heat, In the television series Cagney & Lacey, the character Christine Cagney has the poster of Blood on the Sun in her apartment, with the strapline "Cagney's Mightiest" adding to her characterization. Blood on the Sun on IMDb Blood on the Sun is available for free download at the Internet Archive Blood on the Sun at AllMovie Blood on the Sun at the TCM Movie Database Blood on the Sun at the American Film Institute Catalog Blood on the Sun on YouTube
Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, United States. Its population was 85,287 at the 2010 census. Newport Beach is home to Balboa Island; the Upper Bay of Newport is a canyon, carved by a stream in the Pleistocene period. The Lower Bay of Newport was formed much by sand, brought along by ocean currents, which constructed the offshore beach, now recognized as the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach. Before settlers reached the coasts of California, the Newport area and surrounding areas were prominent Indian lands. Indian shells and relics can still be found today scattered throughout the area. Though, throughout the 1800s, settlers began to settle the area due to the availability of land; the State of California sold acre-plots of land for $1 a piece in the Newport area. Anglo-American inhabitation in the area grew following the events of 1870 when a 105-ton steamer named The Vaquero, captained by Captain Samuel S. Dunnells safely steered through the lower and upper bay of Newport where it unloaded its cargo.
James Irvine, after hearing the astonishing news traveled from his home in San Francisco to the San Joaquin Ranch. Meeting in Irvine's ranch house near current day UC Irvine with his brother, Robert Irvine, friend James McFadden, they all agreed that the newly found port should be named "Newport" thus where Newport Beach gets its name. In 1905, city development increased when Pacific Electric Railway established a southern terminus in Newport connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles. In 1906, the scattered settlements were incorporated as the City of Newport Beach. Settlements filled in on West Newport, Newport Island, Balboa Island and Lido Isle. In 1923 Corona del Mar was annexed and in 2002 Newport Coast, East Santa Ana Heights and San Joaquin Hills, were annexed. In 2008, after a long battle with the city of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach annexed West Santa Ana Heights. Newport Beach extends in elevation from sea level to the 1161 ft summit of Signal Peak in the San Joaquin Hills, but the official elevation is 25 feet above sea level at a location of 33°37′0″N 117°53′51″W.
The city is bordered on the west by Huntington Beach at the Santa Ana River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.0 square miles. 23.8 square miles of it is land and 29.2 square miles of it is water. Areas of Newport Beach include Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Balboa Peninsula, Lido Peninsula, Newport Coast, San Joaquin Hills, Santa Ana Heights, West Newport. Newport Harbor is a semi-artificial harbor, formed by dredging Newport Bay estuary during the early 1900s. Several artificial islands were built, which are now covered with private homes: Newport Island, Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island, Collins Island, Bay Island, Harbor Island, Lido Isle and Linda Isle. Newport Harbor once supported maritime industries such as boatbuilding and commercial fishing, but today it is used for recreation, its shores are occupied by private homes and private docks. With 9,000 boats, Newport Harbor is one of the largest recreational boat harbors on the U. S. west coast.
It's a popular destination for all boating activities, including sailing, rowing, canoeing and paddleboarding. Commercial maritime operations today include the Catalina Flyer ferry to Catalina Island, harbor tours, sport fishing and whale watching day trips and charters, a few small commercial fishing boats. Newport Bay is divided by the Pacific Coast Highway bridge, too low for most sailboats and large boats to pass under. North of the bridge is referred to as the Back Bay. South of the bridge is called Lower Newport Bay, or Newport Harbor; however the Back Bay has harbor facilities the marina and launch ramp at The Dunes. The north end of the Newport Harbor channels around Lido Island have a number of small business centers and were at one time used by the fishing fleets as their home. On the North East side of the channel, the Lido Marina Village now provides the local port to many "Newport Party Boats" as well as small merchants and local restaurants, it hosts the area boat show each year as well as an organic "Farmers Market" Sundays, in addition to being the port for the local Gondola Company.
In 2014, the center was closed for a renovation. In 1927 a home was built at the mouth of the entrance of Newport Harbor that came to be known as the China House of China Cove; the home was built using the traditional Chinese architecture. It was a landmark in the Newport Beach Harbor; some of the original roof can be seen on a home located in the China Cove. Upper Newport Bay is an estuary, formed by a prehistoric flow of the Santa Ana River. Today it is fed by a small stream from San Diego Creek. Much of Upper Newport Bay is a protected natural area known as the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, established in 1975. Newport Beach has a mid-latitude semi-arid climate with Mediterranean characteristics. Like many coastal cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Newport Beach exhibits weak temperature variation, both diurnally and seasonally, compared to inland cities a few miles from the ocean; the Pacific Ocean moderates Newport Beach's climate by warming winter temperatures and cooling summer temperatures.
Newport Beach does not receive enough precipita
Patricia "Boots" Mallory was an American film actress and model. Born in New Orleans, Mallory grew up in Mobile, attended Murphy High School, was working in the Lyric Theater as an usherette when the Ziegfeld Follies came to Mobile. Ziegfeld offered her a spot in his show, she travelled to New York City where she made a strong impression in the Broadway production of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. Moving to Hollywood, she found employment with Fox Films and was cast in the film version of Dawn Powell's play Walking Down Broadway; this was the first sound film by Erich von Stroheim. He regarded Mallory as his discovery; the play told the story of a young unmarried woman involved in a love triangle. The finished film, however suggested a lesbian relationship between Mallory's character and the character played by ZaSu Pitts. Other sexual themes involving the character played by James Dunn were considered too daring. Fox executives brought in director Alfred L. Werker to drastically cut Von Stroheim's version and to shoot additional scenes.
The film was released under the new title Hello, Sister! with little promotion and was not a success. Von Stroheim's original version was neither copyrighted nor released, is considered lost. In 1932 her second completed film, Handle with Care co-starring James Dunn, was released and marked her debut, it was well received and Mallory was chosen as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932, but the extensive media publicity surrounding her WAMPAS recognition, was undermined by the poor reception given to Hello, Sister! when it was released. A tall blonde, Mallory was well regarded for her striking looks and was photographed by such photographers as George Hurrell, she posed for risque lingerie photographs, was painted nude by the pin-up artist Rolf Armstrong. She married James Cagney's lookalike brother William Cagney, an actor who became a film producer for his brother. Over the next few years, Mallory played the lead in several "B" pictures, including the Rin Tin Tin feature The Wolf Dog, received top-billing in Carnival Lady and The Big Race.
On radio she worked with James Cagney in productions for Lux Radio Theatre. She made her final film appearance in an uncredited role in the Laurel and Hardy film Swiss Miss. Mallory was first married at the age of 16, by 1932 had married her second husband, film producer William Cagney, brother of actor James Cagney, she and William Cagney had fraternal twins Jill and Stephan. She was married to actor Herbert Marshall from 1947 until her death from chronic throat disease at age 45 in Santa Monica, California in 1958. Though billed as Boots Mallory, she was sometimes billed as "Boots" Mallory, complete with quotation marks, she used the quotation marks when signing autographs. Boots Mallory on IMDb Boots Mallory at the Internet Broadway Database Boots Mallory at Find a Grave