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Long John Silver
Long John Silver is a Character (arts), fictional character and the main antagonist in the novel ''Treasure Island'' (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson. The most colourful and complex character in the book, he continues to appear in popular culture. His missing leg and parrot, in particular, have greatly contributed to the image of Pirates in popular culture, the pirate in popular culture. His name is also commonly used as a slang term to describe an extra long glass vessel. Profile Long John Silver is a cunning and opportunistic pirate who was Quartermaster#Pirate quartermasters, quartermaster under the notorious Captain Flint. Stevenson's portrayal of Silver has greatly influenced the modern iconography of the pirate. Silver has a parrot, named Captain Flint in honor—or mockery—of his former captain,Stevenson (1883), "The Voyage" [Ch. 10], pp. 80f. who generally perches on Silver's shoulder, and is known to chatter pirate or seafaring phrases like "Pieces of Eight", and ...
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Treasure Island
''Treasure Island'' (originally titled ''The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys''Hammond, J. R. 1984. "Treasure Island." In ''A Robert Louis Stevenson Companion'', Palgrave Macmillan Literary Companions. London: Palgrave Macmillan. .) is an adventure novel Adventure fiction is a genre of fiction that usually presents danger, or gives the reader a sense of excitement. History In the Introduction to the ''Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction'', Critic Don D'Ammassa defines the genre as follows: D' ... by Scottish Scottish usually refers to something of, from, or related to Scotland, including: *Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family native to Scotland *Scottish English *Scottish national identity, the Scottish iden ... author Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such a ...
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Pound Sterling
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), known in some contexts simply as the pound or sterling, is the official currency A currency, "in circulation", from la, currens, -entis, literally meaning "running" or "traversing" in the most specific sense is money Image:National-Debt-Gillray.jpeg, In a 1786 James Gillray caricature, the plentiful money bags handed t ... of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth ..., Jersey Jersey ( , ; nrf, label=Jèrriais, Jèrri ), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (french: Bailliage de Jersey, links=no; Jèrriais: ''Bailliage dé Jèrri''), is an island and self-governing Crown dependencies, Crown Dependency near the coas ..., Guernsey Guernsey (; Guernésiais Guernésiais, also known as ...
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Bobby Driscoll
Robert Cletus Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – ''circa'' March 30, 1968) was an American child actor The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting on stage or in movies A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stori ... and artist An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art Art is a diverse range of (products of) human activities Humans (''Homo sapiens'') are the most populous and widespread species of primates, characterized by bipeda ..., known for his film and TV performances from 1943 to 1960. He starred in some of the Walt Disney StudiosWalt Disney Studios may refer to: * Walt Disney Studio (1926–1929) the second name of The Walt Disney Company * Walt Disney Studios (division), the Walt Disney Company's Studio Entertainment unit, which includes Disney's motion picture studios, mus ...' best-known live ...
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James Mason
James Neville Mason (; 15 May 190927 July 1984) was an English actor. He achieved considerable success in British cinema before becoming a star in Hollywood. He was the top box-office attraction in the UK in 1944 and 1945; his British films included ''The Seventh Veil ''The Seventh Veil'' is a 1945 British melodrama film directed by Compton Bennett and starring James Mason and Ann Todd. It was made by Ortus Films (a company established by producer Sydney Box) and released through General Film Distributors in ...'' (1945) and ''The Wicked Lady ''The Wicked Lady'' is a 1945 costume drama A historical drama (also period drama, costume drama, and period piece) is a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television. Historical drama includes historical fi ...'' (1945). He starred in ''Odd Man Out ''Odd Man Out'' is a 1947 British film noir directed by Carol Reed Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film ...
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Ronald Colman
Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English-born actor, starting his career in theatre and silent film A silent film is a film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of visual art The visual arts are art forms such as painting Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or oth ... in his native country, then emigrating to the United States and having a successful Hollywood Hollywood is a neighborhood A neighbourhood (British English, Hiberno-English, Hibernian English, Australian English and Canadian English) or neighborhood (American English; American and British English spelling differences, see spelling ... film career. He was most popular during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He received Oscar nominations for ''Bulldog Drummond Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is a fictional character, created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper". Following McNeile' ...
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William Redfield (actor)
William Henry Redfield (January 26, 1927 – August 17, 1976) was an American actor and author who appeared in many theatrical, film, radio, and television roles. Early years Born in New York City, Redfield was the son of Henry C. Redfield and the former Mareta A. George. His father was a conductor and arranger of music, and his mother was a chorus girl with the Ziegfeld Follies. Acting career Redfield began acting when he was 9 years old, appearing in the Broadway production ''Swing Your Lady'' (1936). He appeared in the original 1938 Broadway production of ''Our Town''. A founding member of New York's Actors Studio, Redfield's additional theatre credits include ''A Man for All Seasons'', ''Hamlet'', ''You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running'', and ''Dude (musical), Dude''. He also sang and danced the role of Mercury in Cole Porter's ''Out of This World (musical), Out of This World''. Other Broadway credits include ''Excursion'' (1937), ''Virginia'' (1937), ''Stop-ov ...
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Columbia Masterworks Records
Columbia Masterworks Records was a record label A record label, or record company, is a brand A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. Brands are used in business, marketing, and ad ... started in 1924 by Columbia Records Columbia Records is an American record label A record label, or record company, is a brand A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other seller .... In 1980, it was separated from the Columbia label and renamed CBS Masterworks Records. In 1990, it was renamed Sony Classical Records after its sale to the Sony Corporation. History When Columbia Records undertook the project of releasing great classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the Wes ...
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Basil Rathbone
Philip St. John Basil Rathbone Military Cross, MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and, occasionally, horror films. Rathbone frequently portrayed suave villains or morally ambiguous characters, such as Edward Murdstone, Mr. Murdstone in ''David Copperfield (1935 film), David Copperfield'' (1935) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in ''The Adventures of Robin Hood'' (1938). His most famous role was that of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1939 film series), fourteen Hollywood films made between 1939 and 1946 and in a radio series. His later career included roles on Broadway theatre, Broadway, as well as self-ironic film and television work. He received a Tony Award in 1948 as Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Best Actor in a Play. He was also nominated for two Academy Awards and wa ...
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The Mercury Theatre On The Air
''The Mercury Theatre on the Air'' is a radio series of live radio dramas created and hosted by Orson Welles. The weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works performed by Welles's celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series began July 11, 1938, as a sustaining program on the CBS Radio network, airing Mondays at 9 pm ET. On September 11, the show moved to Sundays at 8 pm. The show made headlines with its "The War of the Worlds (1938 radio drama), The War of the Worlds" broadcast on October 30, one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio due to the panic it allegedly caused, after which the Campbell Soup Company signed on as sponsor. ''The Mercury Theatre on the Air'' made its last broadcast on December 4 of that year, and ''The Campbell Playhouse (radio series), The Campbell Playhouse'' began five days later, on December 9. Production After the theatrical successes of the Mercury Theatre ...
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Orson Welles
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American director, actor, screenwriter, and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. While in his 20s, Welles directed high-profile stage productions for the Federal Theatre Project The Federal Theatre Project (FTP; 1935–1939) was a theatre Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a ..., including an adaptation of ''Macbeth'' with an entirely African American cast and the political musical ''The Cradle Will Rock ''The Cradle Will Rock'' is a 1937 play in music by Marc Blitzstein. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an Americ ...
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Return To Treasure Island
Return to Treasure Island may refer to: * Return to Treasure Island (1954 film), ''Return to Treasure Island'' (1954 film), an American film directed by Ewald André Dupont set in the modern day, with Dawn Addams as Jim Hawkins' descendant * Long John Silver (film), ''Long John Silver'' (film) also known as ''Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island'' is a 1954 American-Australian fin, starring Robert Newton as Long John Silver * Return to Treasure Island (TV series), a 1988 Disney mini-series * ''Return to Treasure Island'', the US title of the 1988 Soviet two-part animated film ''Treasure Island (1988 film), Treasure Island'' {{disambiguation ...
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Andrew Motion
Sir Andrew Motion (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audie ... from 1999 to 2009. During the period of his laureateship, Motion founded the Poetry Archive, an online resource of poems and audio recordings of poets reading their own work. In 2012, he became President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England CPRE, the countryside charity, formerly known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England, is a charity in England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to ..., taking over from Bill Bryson William McGuire Bryson (; born 8 December 1951) is an American–British author of books on trave ...
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