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The Bad Seed (play)
The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed
is a 1954 play by American playwright Maxwell Anderson, adapted from the novel of the same name by American writer William March.Contents1 Plot 2 Production 3 Film adaptation 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] The play focuses on the seemingly perfect little girl Rhoda Penmark, who is able to charm her way into getting just about anything she wants. Anything, except a highly coveted penmanship medal that her teacher has awarded to Claude Daigle, one of Rhoda's classmates. During a school outing near the shore, Claude goes missing and it is soon discovered that Claude has drowned near a pier. Rhoda's mother, Christine, begins to suspect that Rhoda had something to do with the boy's death when she finds Claude's penmanship medal hidden in Rhoda's room
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Hollywood Production Code
The Motion Picture Production Code
Motion Picture Production Code
was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Will H. Hays, who was the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) from 1922 to 1945. Under Hays' leadership, the MPPDA, later known as the Motion Picture Association of America
Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA), adopted the Production Code in 1930 and began strictly enforcing it in 1934
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Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
Joseph Pulitzer
Joseph Pulitzer
III (May 13, 1913 – May 26, 1993) grandson of the famous newsman Joseph Pulitzer, was himself publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 38 years and one of the most famous newsmen of the day. For 31 years he chaired the board which was responsible for awarding the Pulitzer Prize, and from 1955 -1993 he was chairman of the Pulitzer Publishing Company.Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 Further reading 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Saint Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
on May 13, 1913, he was baptized in the Episcopal Church as Joseph Pulitzer
Joseph Pulitzer
3rd, but later adopted the junior designation (his father had dropped the junior designation after the death of his father).[1] He was a graduate of the St. Mark's School and Harvard University, Joseph Pulitzer
Joseph Pulitzer
III ran the St
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Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy
(October 15, 1900 – September 13, 1987) was an American film director, film producer, author, and occasional actor.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Later life 5 Other interests 6 Partial filmography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] LeRoy was born in San Francisco on October 15, 1900[1] to Jewish parents[2] Edna (née Armer) and Harry LeRoy.[3][4] His family was financially ruined by the 1906 earthquake that destroyed his father's import-export business. To make money, young Mervyn sold newspapers in front of the Alcazar Theater after his dad's death in 1910. From this newspaper sales location, he was given a bit part for a play
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Reginald Denham
Reginald Denham (10 January 1894 – 4 February 1983) was an English writer, theater and film director, actor and film producer.Contents1 Biography 2 Credits2.1 Writer 2.2 Director 2.3 Producer 2.4 Actor3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Reginald H. F. Denham was born in London, England, in 1894. He spent a good part of his career directing Broadway theatre, with a career spanning from the melodrama Rope's End (1929) by Patrick Hamilton, to the courtroom drama Hostile Witness (1966). He was married to Belfast
Belfast
actress Moyna Macgill
Moyna Macgill
(1919–1924), English actress Lilian Oldland, and American actress and writer Mary Orr (from 1947 until his death). While they were married, Denham and Orr were writing partners
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K. G. Saur Verlag
K. G. Saur Verlag is a German publisher that specializes in reference information for libraries. The publishing house, founded by Karl Saur, is owned by Walter de Gruyter
Walter de Gruyter
and is based in Munich. In 1987, K.G. Saur was acquired by Reed International. In 2000 Reed Elsevier sold K.G. Saur to the Gale Group, a unit of The Thomson Corporation.[1] Walter de Gruyter
Walter de Gruyter
acquired it in 2006. References[edit]^ The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition - Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier
Archived 2015-10-30 at the Wayback Machine.Further reading[edit]S&P Global Market Intelligence (5 March 2014). "K G Saur Verlag: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 March 2018.  "K. G. Saur Imprint". Walter de Gruyter
Walter de Gruyter
(in German)
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Academy Award
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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John Lee Mahin
John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois
Evanston, Illinois
– April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter and producer of films who was active in Hollywood
Hollywood
from the 1930s to the 1960s. He was known as the favorite writer of Clark Gable
Clark Gable
and Victor Fleming.[1] In the words of one profile, he had "a flair for rousing adventure material, and at the same time he wrote some of the raciest and most sophisticated sexual comedies of that period."[2]Contents1 Biography1.1 Early screenwriting 1.2 MGM 1.3 20th Century Fox 1.4 Louis B Mayer 1.5 Producer 1.6 Later career2 Politics 3 Accolades 4 Personal life 5 Selected writing credits 6 References 7 Notes 8 External linksBiography[edit] Mahin was born in Winnetka, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
in 1902, the son of John Lee Mahin, Sr
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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's more famous works and his personal favorite,[1] the play won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama
Drama
in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in the Mississippi
Mississippi
Delta"[2] of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the "Cat", Brick's wife. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
features motifs such as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death. Dialogue throughout is often rendered phonetically to represent accents of the Southern United States. The original production starred Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives
Burl Ives
and Ben Gazzara
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Internet Broadway Database
The Internet Broadway Database
Database
(IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League, a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community.[2] The website also has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android.[3][4][5] This comprehensive history of Broadway provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre in the 18th century up to today. Details include cast and creative lists for opening night and current day, song lists, awards and other interesting facts about every Broadway production
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Henry Jones (actor)
Henry Burk
Henry Burk
Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American character actor of stage, film and television.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography3.1 Film 3.2 Television4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Jones was born in New Jersey,[1] and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Representative Henry Burk, a German immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit Saint Joseph's Preparatory School. Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed
(1956), a role he originated on Broadway
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Life (magazine)
Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, Life was a wide-ranging weekly general interest magazine notable for the quality of the photography. Life began as a humor magazine with limited circulation. Time owner Henry Luce
Henry Luce
bought the magazine in 1936, solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name, and launched a major weekly news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. Life was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000. After 2000, Time Inc.
Time Inc.
continued to use the Life brand for special and commemorative issues
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Broadway Theatre
Broadway theatre,[nb 1] commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[1] Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, for the 2016–2017 season (which ended May 21, 2017), total attendance was 13,270,343 and Broadway shows had US$1,449,399,149 in grosses, with attendance down 0.4%, grosses up 5.5%, and playing weeks down 4.1%.[2] The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals
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Pulitzer Prize For Drama
The Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It is one of the original Pulitzers, for the program was inaugurated in 1917 with seven prizes, four of which were awarded that year.[1] (No Drama prize was given, however, so that one was inaugurated 1918 in a sense.)[2] It recognizes a theatrical work staged in the U.S. during the preceding calendar year. Through 2006 the Drama Prize was unlike the majority of the other Pulitzer Prizes: during these years, the eligibility period for the drama prize ran from March 1 to March 2, to reflect the Broadway 'season' rather than the calendar year
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