Blue Dahlia Black Gold

This is an Angola that symbolises nothing less than a broader turning point between the continents, the repositioning of the rich developed world versus Africa. It is a land that, until now, few outsiders have managed to unlock.

Author: Daniel Metcalfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448185450

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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‘A rich and fascinating book about an overlooked African powerhouse by a travel writer of rare talent.’ TIM BUTCHER, author of Blood River and Chasing the Devil Since the end of its crippling 27-year civil war over a decade ago, Angola has changed almost beyond recognition. An oil-fuelled bonanza has brought about massive foreign investment and a fabulously wealthy new elite, making its capital, Luanda, the second most expensive city in the world. Today, fortunes are being made and lost overnight, and rich Angolans are eagerly buying up the assets of its former coloniser, Portugal. Fascinated by this complex nation perched at the forefront of a resurgent Africa, writer Daniel Metcalfe travelled to Angola to explore the country for himself. Ebullient and proud, and often unwilling to dwell on its past, Angola has a large army, a hunger for wealth and a need to prove itself on the continent. But as Metcalfe also discovers, it has some of the most grinding poverty in Africa as few Angolans have reaped the rewards of the peace. Nonetheless, amid Angola's brash reality, Metcalfe finds there is a place for a traveller who isn't there to make a quick buck. Crossing the country as ordinary Angolans do, talking to tribal elders, oil workers, mine clearers and street children, he encounters a place of extremes, where cynicism and excess go hand-in-hand with great hospitality and ingenuity. Metcalfe also reveals a colourful history of pirates and slave traders, capuchin monks, syncretic Christian cults and elaborate spirit masks. This is an Angola that symbolises nothing less than a broader turning point between the continents, the repositioning of the rich developed world versus Africa. It is a land that, until now, few outsiders have managed to unlock.
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Angola

Metcalfe, Daniel Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: A Journey into Angola Hutchinson, 2013. A whirlwind tour of Angola at the height of the oil bonanza by travel writer Daniel Metcalfe, taking in both the glitz and glamour of Luanda as well as ...

Author: Mike Stead

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770242

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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This new third edition of Bradt's Angola remains the only dedicated English-language guide to this increasingly popular southern African nation. Thoroughly updated, it includes full practical and background information, everything you need to know about the capital city, Luanda, plus coverage of the rest of the country in 16 chapters. Also featured are 38 maps, including detailed city maps for all 18 provincial capitals, plus a specific section devoted to the sometimes-tricky process of applying for a visa. Bradt's Angola is written by expert author Oscar Scafidi who lived and worked in Angola for five years, has travelled to all the country's provinces, and who has successfully completed a record-breaking kayak trip along the length of Angola's Kwanza River. Thanks to his knowledge, Bradt's Angola is ideal for everyone from independent surfers and bird-watchers on organised tours to fishing enthusiasts, conservationists, surfers, NGO workers and overlanders, not to mention adventurous travellers simply wanting to discover this intriguing country. Angola continues to change at a rapid pace and offers everything from colonial Portuguese ruins to $100-a-plate sushi bars, landscaped waterfronts to grand public buildings, Portuguese and Brazilian heritage to frontier diamond towns, tropical rainforests to desert, and relaxed coastal resorts on 1,000km of unspoiled beaches. It's also the site of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mbanza Kongo, once the centre of power for the Kilukeni dynasty, who founded the city almost 100 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. Whether wildlife watcher or surfer, business traveller or pioneering adventurer, Bradt's Angola provides all the information you will need to get the most out of this vast country.
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Suicide in the Entertainment Industry

... (cafe) 230 Black Chiffon (play) 344 The Black Crook (musical) 190 Black Death 346 Black Fury (film) 101 Black Gold ... Ill. 337 “Blue Bert” (character) 172 Blue Book Model Agency 224 Blue Cloud 311 “Blue Cloud” 311 The Blue Dahlia ...

Author: David K. Frasier

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608075

Category: Social Science

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This work covers 840 intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety (the entertainment industry's trade journal), but also drawing attention from mainstream news media. These cases are taken from the ranks of vaudeville, film, theatre, dance, music, literature (writers with direct connections to film), and other allied fields in the entertainment industry from 1905 through 2000. Accidentally self-inflicted deaths are omitted, except for a few controversial cases. It includes the suicides of well-known personalities such as actress Peg Entwistle, who is the only person to ever commit suicide by jumping from the top of the Hollywood Sign, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge, who are believed to have overdosed on drugs, and Richard Farnsworth and Brian Keith, who shot themselves to end the misery of terminal cancer. Also mentioned, but in less detail, are the suicides of unknown and lesser-known members of the entertainment industry. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers the person’s personal and professional background, method of suicide, and, in some instances, includes actual statements taken from the suicide note.
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Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta

Matt pulled the Jag into the Blue Dahlia parking lot two hours later, wondering if a law-enforcement pro like Molina ... the parking lot for a car Kinsella might have driven, but spotted nothing in the Mystifying Max's trademark black.

Author: Carole Nelson Douglas

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429978643

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Temple Barr is an ace P.R. wizard when it comes to promoting Las Vegas' hottest clients. She's also an amateur sleuth who has caught her share of bad guys. B-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh begs Temple to investigate the suspicious death of her rich aunt's handyman. Temple happily takes the case, if for no other reason than to take her mind off her chaotic private life. Her ex-fiancé, the Mystifying Max, is back–minus his memory. And current fiancé Matt Devine has shown up from a stint in Chicago with the promise of a surprising future. Which may or may not include Temple. As Temple digs into the man's untimely demise she finds plenty of suspect and greedy humans swarming around the ailing Aunt Violet, who means to leave her estate to her resident cats. Temple thinks she's close to solving the case, but it becomes clear to Midnight Louie, Temple's roommate and ace feline detective, that there are more deaths both human and feline coming. Add in the return of a mysterious stalker from the past, and it's murder and mayhem on all fronts for Temple, Louie, and the ones they love in the newest story in the Midnight Louie mystery series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Eye Ear Nose Throat Monthly

RONPURSE - Attractive purse style with snap top in Brocade : Blue Dahlia ( shown ) , Golden - andWhite , Cream Tapestry , Black Tapestry , Multicolor Rose , Red Floral . Also available in Cotton Prints . 2. No. 90 — Sturdy stitched open ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4383231

Category: Ophthalmology

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The Optometric Weekly and the Optometrist Optician

RONPURSE - Attractive purse style with snap top in Brocade : Blue Dahlia ( shown ) , Golden - andWhite , Cream Tapestry , Black Tapestry , Multicolor Rose , Red Floral . Also available in Cotton Prints . 2. No. 90 — Sturdy stitched open ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066953799

Category: Optical trade

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The Windsor Magazine

Straps of silver or gold embroidery are largely used in conjunction with gold or silver beads ; and light ... For theatre wear velvet bodices are much used with simple skirts ; black , blue , dahlia , green , carnation , and so on ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433096101765

Category: England

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The Best Movie Trivia and Quiz Book Ever

Author: Malcolm Vance

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 0517364115

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 256

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Combines compilations of facts and figures about the silver screen with quizzes and brainteasers to test the film buff's knowledge of movie plots and characters, actors and actresses, directors, award-winning films, and Oscar nominees and winners
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Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 1997

... Blindside Blindsided Blink Blonde Blackmailer Blood Frenzy Blood on the Sun Blood Relations Blood Relatives Blood Simple Bloody Avenger Blow Out Blown Away Blue City The Blue Dahlia Blue Desert Blue Ice Blue Steel Blue Tornado Blue ...

Author: Visible Ink

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787607800

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

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The alternative life raft in a sea of similarity, VideoHound competes on content, categories, and indexing, but the dramatic difference is the attitude. Irreverent, slightly tongue-in-cheek, the Hound never takes himself too seriously. The 1997 edition, fully expanded and updated with 1,000 new entries, provides information and opinions on 22,000-plus videos--more than any other guide on the market--including documentaties, made-for-TV movies, and animated features. Includes Web site entertainment directory.
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Eight Days a Week

The Blue Dahlia's men's restroom was wallpapered in mat black with metallic gold silhouettes of couples coupling in every imaginable position ( and one or two I hadn't imagined , but did make a mental note to attempt at some later date ) ...

Author: Larry Duplechan

Publisher: Alyson Books

ISBN: 0932870848

Category: Gay men

Page: 260

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Godey s Magazine

Coat dress , gros de Berlin of celestial blue , with plaited bosom and falling collar - bandkerchief sleeves . ... that they seem to be chosen in order to form a contrast to these diminutive bonnets ; the favorites are a large dahlia ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081675468

Category: American literature

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Includes music.
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Nature and Art

In rarity as a black rose or blue dahlia ; almost every the cabinets of the curious there are frequently angle of inclination may be seen among the trees preserved specimens of what has been called the forming a grove , the prevailing ...

Author: Day & Son

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752522488

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.
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The Court Journal

FITZROY . of rich dahlia satin , trimmed with gold lama . HeadCOUNTESS CADOGAX . dress , a toque of gold lama , with feathers , diamonds , A dress of figured blonde gauze over black satin , blonde ; mantille of blonde ; a rich green ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092653161

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The Art Interchange

Another chair , for a corner , is of black brought forth , and finally the perfectly double stone , a shell marble of exquisite tone and texframe , showing bands of gold satin ribbon inserdahlia was grown , which sold for five guineas a ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000744716D

Category: Art

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Howard Hawks

... 1937) 19 Academy ratio 49–62 Aces High (Gold, 1976) 219, 220 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV) 167 Agee, ... Lloyd T. 178 Birdwell, Russell 138n16 Black, Hugo, Senator 210 Blow-Up (Antonioni, 1966) 193, 198 The Blue Dahlia ...

Author: Ian Brookes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844579051

Category: Performing Arts

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Leading international scholars consider the films and legacy of Howard Hawks. Diverse contributions consider Hawks' work in relation to issues of gender, genre and relationships between the sexes, discuss key films including Rio Bravo, The Big Sleep and Red River, and address Hawks' visual style and the importance of musicality in his film-making.
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Official Stud Book and Registry of the American Quarter Horse Association

... DOC JACK BLACK EAGLE QUEEN BLACK EYED GYPSY BLACK FANCY LACE BLACK GAL MAGIC BLACK GEMS IMAGE BLACK GOLD JAMIE BLACK ... BLUE BUNNIE TEE BLUE CANANEA BLUE CARD HANCOCK BLUE CASCADE BLUE CHATTER BLUE CHIPS MISS BLUE CRASH BLUE DAHLIA ...

Author: American Quarter Horse Association

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ISBN: WISC:89030600555

Category: Horses

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Censorship and Hollywood s Hispanic Image

... 1948 ( 3291 ) Black Hills , 1948 ( 3292 ] The Black Doll , 1938 ( 2060 ) Black Gold , 1947 ( 3210 ) Black Pirates ... 1941 ( 2503 ] Blowing wild , 1953 ( 3737 ) Blue Dahlia , 1946 ( 3134 ] Bodas de Sangre , 1939 ( 2195 ) [ B ] Baby ...

Author: Alfred Charles Richard

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015033146708

Category: Performing Arts

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"Richard develops his account skillfully in an exceptionally readable introduction, then illustrates it year by year in a highly detailed fimography..." Choice
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