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Samuel Bronston
SAMUEL BRONSTON (Samuel Bronshtein, March 26, 1908, Bessarabia
Bessarabia
– January 12, 1994, Sacramento, California
Sacramento, California
) was a Bessarabian -born American film producer, film director, and a nephew of socialist revolutionary figure, Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky
. He was also the petitioner in a U.S. Supreme Court case that set a major precedent for perjury prosecutions when it overturned his conviction. Bronston was born in Kishinev , Bessarabia
Bessarabia
, Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(present day Moldova
Moldova
) and educated at the Sorbonne . He worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
's French unit in Paris before setting up as an independent film producer by the 1940s
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Paramount Pictures
PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION (also known simply as PARAMOUNT) is an American film studio based in Hollywood
Hollywood
, California
California
, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom
Viacom
since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States
United States
, and the sole member of the "Big Six" film studios still located in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
neighborhood of Hollywood. In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 22 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo. These fortunate few would become the first "movie stars." In 2014, Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
became the first major Hollywood
Hollywood
studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only
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Oath
Traditionally an OATH (from Anglo-Saxon āð, also called PLIGHT) is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity. A common legal substitute for those who conscientiously object to making sacred oaths is to give an affirmation instead. Nowadays, even when there's no notion of sanctity involved, certain promises said out loud in ceremonial or juridical purpose are referred to as oaths. To swear is a verb used to describe the taking of an oath, to making a solemn vow
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Switzerland
SWITZERLAND (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/ ), officially the SWISS CONFEDERATION, is a federal republic in Europe
Europe
. It consists of 26 cantons , and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western -Central Europe
Europe
, and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps
Alps
, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura , spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Zürich
ZüRICH or ZURICH (/ˈzjʊərᵻx, -ᵻk/ ) is the largest city in Switzerland
Switzerland
and the capital of the canton of Zürich
Zürich
. It is located in north-central Switzerland
Switzerland
at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich . The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich
Zürich
is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Permanently settled for about 2000 years, Zürich
Zürich
was founded by the Romans , who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum . However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago
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Pierre S. Du Pont
PIERRE SAMUEL DU PONT (January 15, 1870 – April 4, 1954) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and member of the prominent du Pont family . He was president of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1915 to 1919, and served on its Board of Directors
Board of Directors
until 1940. He also managed General Motors
General Motors
from 1915-1920, became GM's president in 1920, and served on GM's Board of Directors
Board of Directors
until 1928. Among other notable accomplishments, he was among the Founding Board of Directors
Board of Directors
of the Empire State Building which opened in 1931
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Bankruptcy In The United States
In the United States
United States
, bankruptcy is governed by federal law. The United States
United States
Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4) authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States." Congress has exercised this authority several times since 1801, most recently by adopting the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 , as amended, codified in Title 11 of the United States Code and commonly referred to as the " Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
Code" ("Code"). The Code has been amended several times since, with the most significant recent changes enacted in 2005 through the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). Some law relevant to bankruptcy is found in other parts of the United States Code. For example, bankruptcy crimes are found in Title 18 of the United States
United States
Code (Crimes)
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Michał Waszyński
MICHAł WASZYńSKI (29 September 1904 – 20 February 1965) was first a film director in his native Poland , then in Italy , and later (as MICHAEL WASZYNSKI) a producer of the major American films, mainly in Spain . Known for his elegance and impeccable manners, he was, by the people who knew him, known as "the prince". Waszyński was born as MOSZE WAKS into a Polish Jewish family as Michał Waks in 1904 in Kowel , a small town in Volhynia (now in Ukraine ), which at the time was part of Imperial Russia . As Germany occupied this part of Europe during World War I , he moved first to Warsaw and later to Berlin . As a young man he worked as an assistant director of the legendary German director F.W. Murnau . Upon his return to Poland he changed his name to Michał Waszyński and converted to Catholicism . In the 1930s Waszyński became the most prolific film director in Poland, directing 37 of the 147 films made in Poland in that decade, nearly one out of four
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Bessarabia
BESSARABIA (Romanian : Basarabia; Russian : Бессарабия, Bessarabiya; Turkish : Besarabya; Ukrainian : Бессара́бія, Bessarabiya; Bulgarian : Бесарабия Besarabiya) is a historical region in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, bounded by the Dniester
Dniester
river on the east and the Prut river on the west. Today Bessarabia
Bessarabia
is mostly (approx. 65%) part of the modern-day Moldova
Moldova
, with the Ukrainian Budjak region covering the southern coastal region and part of the Ukrainian Chernivtsi Oblast covering a small area in the north
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Robert Lawrence (film Editor)
ROBERT LAWRENCE (November 9, 1913 – September 19, 2004) was a Canadian film editor who was nominated at the 33rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Film Editing for the film Spartacus . FILMOGRAPHY * Stalag 17 (1953) (assistant editor) (uncredited) * Man of Conflict (1953) * Giant (1956) (uncredited) * Hot Rod Rumble (1957) (associate editor) * Anna Lucasta (1959) (uncredited) * City of Fear (1959) * Day of the Outlaw (1959) * Tokyo After Dark (1959) * Spartacus (1960) * El Cid (1961) * 55 Days at Peking (1963) * A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) * The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) * Is Paris Burning? (1966) * Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) (editorial supervisor) * Uptight (1968) * Loving (1970) * Promise at Dawn (1970) * Fiddler on the Roof (1971) * Up the Sandbox (1972) * S*P*Y*S (1974) * Whiffs (1975) * I Will, I Will..
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Banking In Switzerland
BANKING IN SWITZERLAND is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), which derives its authority from a series of federal statutes. The country's tradition of bank secrecy , which dates to the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
, was first codified in the Federal Act on Banks and Savings Banks , colloquially known as the Banking Law of 1934. The regime of bank secrecy that Swiss banks are famous for came under pressure in the wake of the UBS
UBS
tax evasion scandal and the 1934 banking law was amended in 2009 to limit tax evasion by non-Swiss bank clients. In 2015, banks represented 53.3% of the total value added of the Swiss financial sector, totalling CHF 32 billion representing 5.12% of the country's GDP
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Geneva, Switzerland
GENEVA (/dʒᵻˈniːvə/ , French : Genève , Arpitan : Genèva , German : Genf , Italian : Ginevra , Romansh : Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland
Switzerland
(after Zürich
Zürich
) and is the most populous city of Romandy , the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône
Rhône
exits Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva
, it is the capital of the Republic
Republic
and Canton of Geneva
Canton of Geneva
. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015 ) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland
Switzerland
and France
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Robert Taylor (actor)
ROBERT TAYLOR (born SPANGLER ARLINGTON BRUGH TAYLOR; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time. Taylor began his career in films in 1934 when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
. He won his first leading role the following year in Magnificent Obsession . His popularity increased during the late 1930s and 1940s with appearances in A Yank at Oxford (1938), Waterloo Bridge (1940), and Bataan (1943). During World War II
World War II
, he served in the United States Naval Air Corps , where he worked as a flight instructor and appeared in instructional films. From 1959 to 1962, he starred in the ABC series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor
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Gérard Depardieu
GéRARD XAVIER MARCEL DEPARDIEU (French: ( listen ); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 films since 1967. He received critical acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro (1980), for which he won the César Award for Best Actor , in Police (1985), for which he won the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Award for Best Actor, Jean de Florette (1986), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), winning the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
for Best Actor , his second César Award
César Award
for Best Actor , and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor
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Catherine Deneuve
CATHERINE DENEUVE (French: ; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
, Francois Truffaut and Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu
as the official face of Marianne
Marianne
, France's national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award
César Award
nominee, she won for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980) and Régis Wargnier
Régis Wargnier
's Indochine (1992). She is also noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes
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Isabella I Of Castile
ISABELLA I (Spanish : Isabel I de Castilla, Old Spanish : Ysabel I; 22 April 1451 – 26 November 1504) was Queen of Castile . She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon . Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain
Spain
under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V . After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms
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