This new biography contains excerpts from interviews and articles by and about Curtis all the way from his teens in the Bronx to his death at 85 in 2010. Many of these are little known and provide insights into his complex relationship with fame, family and females, the three obsessions of his life. The book also documents his many struggles with substance abuse, his disenchantment with Hollywood when it failed to take him seriously, the violent deaths of his two brothers, the failure of four of his marriages, a heart attack, the death of a son from a drug overdose and, most importantly, the manner in which his resilient spirit saw him through these challenges and tragedies. It’s a revisionist biography which adds significantly to the received wisdom on his life and times, not only through personal interviews but also revelations from two recent books not yet available in English, one written by his daughter Allegra and the other by his ex-wife Christine Kaufmann.
Curtis was driven mad by Monroe's unpredictable behavior on the set, so much so that on one occasion he said kissing her was “like kissing Hitler.” The remark haunted him for the rest of his life and was inevitably trotted out by ...
Author: Aubrey Malone
Category: Performing Arts
This book is designed to help equip church volunteers known as Church Workers. It will help Church Workers discover their spiritual gifts and employ them for God's kingdom. You may use it either for a training session or to give individual worker keys into a successful and effective ministry. As you read this book, "God's Volunteers: The strength of the Church" you will understand: · Who church workers are · Types of services or ministries they are called to do · How those services are to be carried out successfully · The relationships, responsibilities, qualities, experience, and limitations as church workers, among others.
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Publisher: Beijing : Chinese Literature Press
Category: Chinese fiction
A lively illustrated history of drag racing revisits the roots of unofficial racing in the 1950s and traces its evolution on the stretch and in American mythology. Original.
( Author's collection ) Het Antoantine Don kollor Haz DEFIANT 4 ONE In 1974 Don Kohler had Michigan fabricator Wayne Farr build a chassis for a machine even shorter than Rodeck's , which had a body and hood that mimicked a Model - T ...
Author: Robert C. Post
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This work is a compilation of interviews with 19 film actors, directors, and producers who were all part of the studio system that made Hollywood such a powerful and illustrious city in the era of the 1950s. Each of the celebrities interviewed for this work have made lasting contributions to the film industry, and some of them continue to do so. Pat Boone, Jeff Corey, Kathryn Grayson, Beverly Garland, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Jane Greer, Stanley Kramer, Janet Leigh, Joan Leslie, Sheree North, Janis Paige, Luise Rainer, Paula Raymond, John Saxon, Vincent Sherman, Robert Wise, Jane Withers, Jane Wyatt and Fred Zinnemann speak candidly about their work and experiences in Hollywood and share many of their memories. Each interview is followed by a complete filmography for each film that the actor, director, or producer was a part of, giving such information as the U.S. distributor, year of release, director, producer, screenwriter, editor, composer, running time, and cast for each film.
STANLEY KRAMER The Defiant One There is absolutely no doubt about it : Stanley Kramer was one of the best filmmakers ever , with a hugely impressive body of work and a list of films to his credit as producer and as producer / director ...
Author: Leo Verswijver
Category: Performing Arts
Arguing that the same emotions that shape interpersonal relationships determine one's financial health, a guide to forging a prosperous relationship with money counsels readers on how to understand one's monetary strengths and weaknesses. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
The Defiant Ones Those I call the Defiant Ones are angry at the world. They express this anger through an aggressive attitude toward money. They spend in accordance with the philosophy of "Live fast, die young," letting money run ...
Author: Alvin Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
This book is about a Father who loves his children and who wants to live with them forever in paradise. But we must prove to Our Father that we are worthy to live in the beautiful mansions and walk on streets paved in gold. We prove by obeying his words and believing these words without a shadow of doubt. The Father however, never wants another Lucifer in his presence. So, The Almighty is watching us closely to see who his true children are and who belongs to Satan’s mind set. Our Father knows the Evil one’s capabilities and he knows about our weaknesses and he tests us to see if we are really his sheep and will listen to his voice and not to the one of the deceiver. God said that his sheep knows his voice. And if we feel we can change The Almighty’s words, we are not his sheep. But our Father is trying to give us chance to change. God knows that Satan is powerful in the mind of the weak. But Abba is trying his best to save us, because he loves us so very much. But let’s not forget that Jesus said “you will knock at my door and I will say I know you not” Our Father wants us to be happy and he will put the Evil one and his followers in a firey furnace where a worm never burns up. But The Almighty has made it clear that Hell was meant for Satan and his followers.
I am sure that hurt the defiant one. It hurt him so much that all he can think of is how to make God and God's creations suffer. When the creator decided to put humans on earth, he hoped so much that his children would obey him, ...
Author: M. Maury KCR
Organizations today face a stark choice: change or fail. Transformation has become the only constant of the business landscape, and those companies that cannot adapt are doomed. But Karl Schoemer's New Reality program is here to help businesses make the tough choices that will lead to success. This book iincludes practical tools to help managers and employees: Adapt to change Identify Design/Defiant/Default behaviors Create a culture focused on the needs of the customer and consumer This book includes case studies and anecdotes from Schoemer's clientele and positions executives and employees to make the most out of every change their company encounters.
One has predominantly design behavior and the other is predominantly defiant. The designer is trying her best, experimenting with new things, enthusiastic, onboard, showing initiative, rocking the boat, focused on the customer, ...
Author: Karl G Schoemer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
'Robert Verkaik makes a revisionist case for an unsung aircraft, the Boulton Paul Defiant. This two-seat gun-turret fighter is, argues Verkaik, the forgotten fighter of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain; the effectiveness as well as the courage of its crews is overlooked in standard accounts. To advance his case, he notes that a Defiant squadron still holds the record for the number of enemy aircraft shot down in a single day, with a claimed figure of 38' Times 'Robert Verkaik tells the story of the Battle of Britain's unlikeliest hero with verve and phenomenal grasp of detail. He brings the Defiant fighter back into focus as an important part of the victorious RAF in the hour of its greatest trial' Mark Urban 'Meticulously researched and rich in human and social as well as military interest, Defiant fills a crucial gap in our understanding of that most perilous time' David Kynaston, author of Austerity Britain 'Firmly establishes the aircraft's role in those crucial aerial battles of 1940 and elevates the brave aircrews who fought and died in their forgotten Defiants, to rank alongside their comrades in the better remembered Hurricanes and Spitfires.' David Fairhead, director of Spitfire 'Verkaik is an excellent guide, making his case with a restrained passion, taking us through the inter-war rearmament before cataloguing the muddled thinking, the political infighting, the inter-service and personality rivalries. His research was clearly a labour of love, leaving no Whitehall paper or airman's letter unturned in his search for the truth, and he never forgets the human dimension behind the losses' Simon Humphreys, Mail on Sunday, five stars 'Defiant is both a stirring testament to the courage of the men who flew them and a welcome new examination of one of the Second World War's most famous conflicts' Alexander Larman, Observer Praise for Jihadi John: 'An exemplary account . . . The book's most important contribution is to highlight the difficulties faced by the intelligence services . . . a first-class primer on Muslim extremism in Britain.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times Praise for Posh Boys: 'The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race and Owen Jones's Chavs.' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times 'Inspired, committed, careful and kind.' Danny Dorling, author of Inequality and the 1% In this startling new perspective on the Battle of Britain, Robert Verkaik reveals the surprising truth about the battle's forgotten fighter, the Boulton Paul Defiant. The crucial role played by the Spitfire and the Hurricane has been exhaustively recorded, but, to date, next to nothing has been written about the third British fighter which took part in the battle. By writing from the unique perspective of the pilots who flew the Defiant and their air-gunners, Verkaik helps to set the record straight. The Air Staff regarded the Defiant as a state-of-the-art bomber destroyer and wanted to equip a third of all Fighter Command squadrons with this new plane. But the head of Fighter Command, Hugh Dowding, had other ideas and went to war with Whitehall over its plan to saddle him with hundreds of 'obsolete' turret fighters. Then at Dunkirk, a Defiant squadron scored a huge success against the Luftwaffe by shooting down more German planes in one day than any other RAF unit before or since. Fighter Command, enthusiastically urged on by the Air Ministry, now committed its third fighter to the coming air battle over southern England. In the desperate dogfights of the battle, Defiants shot down both German bombers and fighters but suffered heavy losses too - one squadron was almost wiped out when it was ambushed by a superior force of Messerschmitt 109s. On 30 August 1940 all Defiant squadrons were withdrawn from the front line. The families of the Defiant air crews believed that their husbands, brothers and sons had died in vain, but the truth is that their vital contribution to the battle over Dunkirk and their role in the Battle of Britain has been all but erased from the official history. The story of the Defiant has not been allowed to mar the glorious victory won by the Spitfire and the Hurricane. But Verkaik has uncovered new records, including top-secret memos written by Hugh Dowding and his deputy Keith Park as well as correspondence with the Air Staff, combat and squadron reports, pilot logs and recordings of the last interviews with Defiant crews. He has also succeeded in tracing relatives of Defiant pilots and gunners to tell the story of the Battle of Britain as it has never been told before. He reveals how the myths which have grown up around the Defiant mask some inconvenient truths.
This prompted yet further media eulogies for the Defiant. One report said: 'To obtain the maximum cleanness of contour even the rivets of the wings and fuselage are sunk flush with their surrounds. Performance of this new fighter is ...
Author: Robert Verkaik
Publisher: Hachette UK
Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from WWII to the Present charts how the dominant white and black binary of American racial discourse influences Hollywood s representation of the Asian. The Orientalist buddy film draws a scenario in which two buddies, one white and one black, transcend an initial hatred for one another by joining forces against a foreign Asian menace. Alongside an analysis of multiple genres of film, Brian Locke argues that this triangulated rendering of race ameliorates the longstanding historical contradiction between U.S. democratic ideals and white America s persistent domination over blacks.
Stanley Kramer's allegory of white and black relations, The Defiant Ones, in which Poitier also stars, enjoyed critical success as one of the first Hollywood films to tackle explicitly the issue of race relations after the Hollywood ...
Author: Brian Locke
Category: Performing Arts
The Defiant's remarkable superiority is in the combination of single-engine safety and inability to stall or spin. NASA's so-called scissors-wing airliner study, the other for the Fairchild entry in the competition for a new basic ...
Combine a Boston P.I., the Vatican, and vampires, and what do you have? A novel-and a series-that will appeal to fans of Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, and Dan Brown.
As Mulkerrin watched, several of the unarmed Defiant Ones broke away in pursuit. ... One woman, who Mulkerrin knew was named Lorenza, battled valiantly, avoiding the blows of her brightly costumed attacker and slashing several times at ...
Author: Christopher Golden
Examines the relationship between orality and performance in the southern African context.
Rather , they seem to produce a web of substitutions . The praises of Jonathan , Molapo's son and Moshoeshoe's grandson , assert that The Buffaloes ' Defiant One slaughtered the wildebeest He chopped off its head and sent it to ...
Author: Duncan Brown
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
Category: Folk literature
L.E. Modesitt's "Timegod" was first published in mass market format, expanded from his first novel, "The Fires of Paratime." Although somewhat reminiscent of the "Change War" stories of Fritz Lieber, and though science fiction, "Timegod"contains intriguing connections to the fantasy universe of Modesitt's Recluce novels. A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
But the defiant one struck at God with an arrow of flame. And God was angered and turned upon the flier, and the defiant one then fled, faster than the sun itself. But the lord of fire suffered not that his erring servant should escape, ...
Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Tor Books
A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, Walsh's book follows a criss-crossing cast of musicians and visionaries, artists and hippie entrepreneurs, from a young Tufts English professor who walks into a job as a host for TV's wildest show (one episode required two sets, each tuned to a different channel) to the mystically inclined owner of radio station WBCN, who believed he was the reincarnation of a scientist from Atlantis. Most penetratingly powerful of all is Mel Lyman, the folk-music star who decided he was God, then controlled the lives of his many followers via acid, astrology, and an underground newspaper called Avatar. A mesmerizing group of boldface names pops to life in Astral Weeks: James Brown quells tensions the night after Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; the real-life crimes of the Boston Strangler come to the movie screen via Tony Curtis; Howard Zinn testifies for Avatar in the courtroom. From life-changing concerts and chilling crimes, to acid experiments and film shoots, Astral Weeks is the secret, wild history of a unique time and place. One of LitHub's 15 Books You Should Read This March
Malone, The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis, 137. 145 “shy girl from Cambridge". Adams, “No Make-Up for Curtis as 'Strangler.” 145 “There's a little bit of the Boston Strangler". Malone, The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony ...
Author: Ryan H. Walsh
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What is defiance, and when does defiant behaviour impede one's ability to aim at flourishing? People who are defiant can present perplexing challenges etiologically, diagnostically, and responsively. But in order to understand accurately when defiant behaviour is good, or bad, or neither (when it emerges out of mental illness), a fresh perspective on defiance is needed. This book offers a nuanced and complex look at defiance, taking seriously issues of dysfunction while also attending to social contexts in which defiant behaviour may arise. Those living in adverse conditions such as oppression, systematic disadvantages, and disability may act defiantly for good reasons. This perspective places defiance squarely within the moral domain; thus, it should not be assumed that when professionals come across defiant behaviour, it is a sign of mental dysfunction. Potter argues that defiance sometimes is a virtue, meaning that a disposition to be ready to be defiant when the situation calls for it is part of living a life with a realistic understanding of the aim of flourishing and its limits in our everyday world. Her work also offers theoretical work on problems in knowing that can impede understanding and responsiveness to those who are, or seem to be, defiant. Clinicians, teachers, social workers, nurses, and others working in helping professions are invited to engage in different ways with defiance so as to better understand and respond to people who express that defiance. Case studies, a framework for differentiating different forms of defiance, a realistic picture of phronesis-practical reasoning-and an explanation of how to give uptake well are some of the topics covered. The voices of service users strengthen the author's claims that defiance that is grounded in phronesis is just as much a part of moral life for those living with mental disabilities as for anyone else.
Hill's analysis of selfrespect includes the value of signaling to others that one has not agreed to give up one's moral ... Defiance allows the defiant one to maintain some sense of integrity in the face of perceived unfair treatment.
Author: Nancy Nyquist Potter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Alberich had spent most of his youth in the Karsite military schools training to be an officer. As the son of an impoverished mother, he had no other career choice open to him. And Alberich had risen in the ranks with almost unnatural speed. He developed expertise with many weapons and excelled in academic subjects with an ease that was the envy of his classmates. But in fact, the reclusive Alberich studied long and hard, pushing himself ruthlessly. In battle, Alberich had always had a sort of “sixth sense” about things which were about to happen—when and from where the enemy would attack. Instinctively, he his this ability, for the Sunpriests kept careful watch for anyone exhibiting “demon powers” which were the hallmark of Karse’s greatest enemy—the witch-nation of Valdemar. Those they caught were “cleansed” in the fires of Vkandis Sunlord. Both Alberich’s skill and secret served him well in the army of Karse, and when Alberich became one of Karse’s youngest captains, he received a special gift—a powerful white stallion “liberated” from the enemy. But this honor was merely a distraction, for the Sunpriests had laid a trap which even Alberich’s strange foresight could not predict… Saved from burning as a witch when this odd white stallion braved flames and carried him over the border into Valdemar, he was healed by the same enemies he had been taught to hate his entire life. Though he knew he could never again return to his home, Alberich also knew he could never truly become a Valdemaran. How could Alberich remain true to his own people and still retain his honor while helping to train the direst enemy of Karse?
One of Alberich's attackers raised his head and stared at the stallion; Alberich “heard” nothing, but he got the distinct impression that the other was trying to justify his actions, rather like a defiant little boy who knows very well ...
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Defiance in the Family follows the treatment of childhood and adolescent defiance through therapy, from intake to termination. The authors take a unique view of defiance as an expression of a child's worry for a family that is not working properly and as the child's means of protecting the inner self in the face of family turmoil.
Bnt if the origins of the defiant behavior (collapse of fealty) are not considered and the process continnes, it becomes treacherons and perfidions, and the defiant one is morphed into an extrnded infidel. The family is a metaphorical ...
Author: David V. Keith
New York Times #1 bestseller Mercedes Lackey’s epic Valdemar series continues in this collection of three novels set in the classic fantasy universe. Exiles of Valdemar tells the story of Alberich, the youngest captain in the army of Karse. EXILE’S HONOR – follows the story of Alberich, the youngest captain in the army of Karse with a secret special power of foresight. When he is injured in battle, he is unwillingly taken to Valdemar and begins training as a Herald. He switches allegiances and joins in the battles against Karse. EXILE’S VALOR – Alberich falls in love with another female Herald, Myste, and struggling to keep track of Valdemar’s enemies in his new position as Weaponsmaster. This book also tracks the early years of the very young, new queen of Valdemar, Selenay. TAKE A THIEF – This book reveals the untold story of Skif, the popular character of Lackey’s first book, Arrows of the Queen. Skif is a homeless pickpocket until he is chosen to become a Herald for the queen. However, one day he returns to his new home where he is training to find that it has been burnt down and his comrades and mentor dead. He teams up with Alberich, the Weaponsmaster and protagonist from the EXILE books to take revenge on the criminal who killed his friends and becomes a hero of Valdemar.
The stallion gave the defiant one short shrift. :Enough!: he said, but the effect on the other ... :You, Alberich—Chosen of Kantor—have you, yourself, ever brought harm to a single soul of Valdemar?: “Not unless bandits they were, ...
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Titan Books
This political analysis of teen culture examines the historical and ideological development of American youth society, the economic and ideological relationship between television and popular music, and the ideological rivalry between Nickelodeon and Disney. More than mere entertainment, teen sitcoms and pop music portray a complex and often contradictory set of cultural discourses. They engage in a process of ideology marketing and “hip versus square” politics. Case studies include Saved by the Bell, Britney Spears, the movie School of Rock, early “pop music sitcoms” like The Monkees and The Partridge Family, and recent staples of teen culture such as iCarly and Hannah Montana. What is occurring in teen culture has a crucial bearing as today’s teens age into adulthood and become the dominant generation in the impending decades.
The Monkees largely adopted the same arrangement as the cute one (Davy Jones), the defiant one (Mike Nesmith), the quiet one (Peter Tork), and the funny one (Micky Dolenz). BTR also uses this arraignment within the group, ...
Author: Doyle Greene
Category: Social Science