The Bigamist

Author: Amelie Hastie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844575527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 1894

Directed by the actor/film-maker Ida Lupino, The Bigamist (1953) is the story of Harry Graham, a salesman travelling between two towns and two wives. In its portrayal of Harry's 'double life', the film takes on a double life of its own, hovering as it does between two genres. Telling the story through Harry's voice-over, yet eschewing the iconic character of the femme fatale, Lupino's film reveals and recasts film noir as male melodrama par excellence. In its rendering of this emotionally paralysed man, The Bigamist is a fascinating study of the post-War male. A collaborative affair, The Bigamist was written and produced by Lupino's ex-husband Collier Young, co-starring his current wife, Joan Fontaine, as bride number one, with Lupino in a turn as bride number two. The last of five films that Lupino directed for the independent production company that she co-founded, The Filmakers, it was notably the only film of its period with a woman director who also played a starring role. Amelie Hastie explores the film in the context of Lupino's personal and professional history. This is a film, Hastie argues, that reveals the changing structure of Hollywood film production in light of the emergence of independent studies; it delineates the life and exemplifies the work of one of only two women directors in the 'Classical' Hollywood era; and it provides a complex commentary on the fantasies and fear of mid-century domestic life in the USA. Amelie Hastie is Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection and Film History (2007).

The Bigamist

The True Story of a Husband's Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Mary Turner Thomson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1390

In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that blew her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line told her that Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married to her for fourteen years and they had five children together. The Bigamist is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he claimed he could never have. It's a story we all think could never happen to us, but this shameless con man has been doing the same thing to various other women for at least 27 years, spinning a tangled web of lies and deceit to cover his tracks. How far would you go to help the man you love? How far would he go to deceive you? And what would you do when you found out it was all a lie?

The Bigamist

Author: Florence Ethel Mills Young

Publisher: N.A



Page: 329

View: 3301



Die Psychologie des weiblichen Bösen

Author: Lydia Benecke


ISBN: 3732549658

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 2898

Frauen sind wehrlos, sie leiden, sie dulden, sie verzeihen. Doch wenn die Psychopathie in ihrer Seele sich Bahn bricht, töten sie ebenso grausam und skrupellos wie Männer. Lydia Benecke analysiert neueste Forschungsergebnisse zum Thema weibliche Psychopathie und zeigt an aktuellen und historischen Fällen, wie sich Psychopathinnen die Rollenklischees von Frauen zunutze machen. Denn Frauen planen ihre Verbrechen nicht nur eiskalt, sie bleiben auch länger unentdeckt. Besonders gruselig: Die Taten von Psychopathinnen richten sich besonders häufig gegen die eigene Familie ...

A Bigamist's Daughter

Author: Alice McDermott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140885323X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1450

Elizabeth Connelly sits in a New York office that looks like a real editor's, but isn't quite. Employed at a vanity press, Elizabeth watches the real world - of real struggles, passion, pain and love - spin around her. Until one day, a young writer comes to her with a novel about a man who loves more than one woman at once. And suddenly Elizabeth will be awakened from her young urban professional slumber - by a man's real touch and by a real story in search of an ending. This is a luminous novel of memory, revelation and desire.

The Bigamist

A Detective Story

Author: John Jay Chichester

Publisher: N.A


Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 303

View: 1707


The Bumbling Bigamist

A Sadie Weinstein Mystery

Author: Reva Spiro Luxenberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543464394

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3033

Sadie Weinstein runs a mom-and-pop grocery in Brooklyn in 1969 with her husband, Nathan. A quirky amateur detective, she persists in solving a murder that takes place when she is present at a home in Staten Island. The murdered victim is a bigamist who had two wives, and possibly more, in different far-removed locations. She tracks down suspects from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and as far away as Biloxi, Mississippi. Sadie is a suspect herself and must solve the mystery to clear her name. Nathan warns her constantly not to stick her neck out, but she is undeterred. Her charming pickle-eating customer and psychic Rhajmah has revealing visions. The excitement mounts in Biloxi during the savage onslaught of Hurricane Camille. The story involves anguish, but Sadies antics and repartees lighten tension. This is a gripping Sadie Weinstein mystery, Luxenbergs fourth.

The Bigamist and Womanizer

Author: Belinda Garcia,Belinda Austin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533363381


Page: 170

View: 5154

A bigamist's daughter, Award Winning novelist, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, shares the true stories of her outrageous father. THE BIGAMIST - A true tale of love and deceit. Belinda's father lied to her mother about being a single man, making Belinda and her siblings bastards, and their mother a fool. With an eighth grade education and no skills to support her four children, Andrea Austin was trapped in a bigamous marriage where there could never be a divorce from Joe's first wife, a staunch Catholic. THE WOMANIZER - A true story of serial adultery. Belinda's parents moved to the Los Angeles area to try and make her sister a child star. Her father, Joe, sometimes vanished for weeks to live with various girlfriends. When Belinda was born in Pomona, California, Joe was with his girlfriend and failed to pick up his wife and newborn at the hospital. From fiction author Belinda Vasquez Garcia (pen names Belinda Austin and B. Austin) comes a chapter in her stranger-than-fiction life, The Bigamist and Womanizer.


The Political Morality of the Criminal Law

Author: R A Duff,Lindsay Farmer,S E Marshall,Massimo Renzo,Victor Tadros

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043362

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 8033

The Criminalization series arose from an interdisciplinary investigation into criminalization, focussing on the principles that might guide decisions about what kinds of conduct should be criminalized, and the forms that criminalization should take. Developing a normative theory of criminalization, the series tackles the key questions at the heart of the issue: what principles and goals should guide legislators in deciding what to criminalize? How should criminal wrongs be classified and differentiated? How should law enforcement officials apply the law's specifications of offences? The fourth book in the series examines the political morality of the criminal law, exploring general principles and theories of criminalization. Chapters provide accounts of the criminal law in the light of ambitious theories about moral and political philosophy - republicanism and contractarianism, or reflect upon on the success of important theories of criminalization by viewing them in a novel light. Ideas that are fundamental to any complete theory of the criminal law - liberty, harm, and the effect on victims - are investigated in depth. Sociological investigation of the criminal law grounds a critical investigation into the principles of criminalization, both as a legislative matter, and with respect to criminalization practices, in contemporary and historical contexts. The volume broadens our conceptions of the theory of criminalization, and clarifies the role of the series in the development of this theory. It is essential reading for all interested in legal, political, and social theories of criminalization.


Author: Nancy A. J. Potter

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252014284

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 2354

Short stories include explorations of characters such as a divorced couple on a cross-country trip, a middle-aged nurse, and a daughter trying to come to terms with her father

Granville Barker, a Secret Life

Author: Eric Salmon

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838632284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 354

View: 7441


Harmless Wrongdoing

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198021232

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 1085

The final volume of Feinberg's four-volume work, The Moral Limits of Criminal Law examines the philosophical basis for the criminalization of so-called "victimless crimes" such as ticket scalping, blackmail, consented-to exploitation of others, commercial fortune telling, and consensual sexual relations.

Karl der Große: Heiliger Bigamist und Brudermörder

Kuriositäten aus drei Jahrhunderten Geschichtsforschung

Author: Roland Pauler

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847651323

Category: History

Page: 78

View: 9522

Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert steht für die Geschichtsforschung fest, dass Karl der Große mit seinem Bruder derart zerstritten war, dass nur dessen früher Tod den Ausbruch eines Bruderkriegs verhindert hat. Ebenso gehört es zum Wissen über ihn, dass er seine erste Frau verstoßen hat, um die Tochter des Langobardenkönigs zu heiraten, die er dann ihrem Vater zurückschickte, als die Ehe ihm aus machtpolitischen Gründen nicht mehr genehm war. Ich zeige auf, dass diese Forschungsergebnisse in erster Linie auf der Fantasie der Historiker bis zur Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts beruhen, die sich an Karl als einem Herrscher berauschten, der die effektive Machtentfaltung über Recht und Moral gestellt hat. Spätere Historiker haben dieses Wissen, mit dem sie seit der ersten Vorlesung über den Erneuerer des abendländischen Kaisertums gefüttert worden waren, nicht mehr in Frage gestellt. Sie haben vielmehr versucht, dieses durch neue Indizien zu untermauern. Dabei haben sie die Quellen, die eigentlich das Fundament für die Darstellung von Geschehenem sein sollten, ohne Rücksicht auf deren Aussagen so interpretiert, dass sie zu ihren Thesen passten. Ich habe versucht, dieses Vorwissen auszublenden und die Quellen vorurteilsfrei zu interpretieren. Dabei bin ich zu völlig gegensätzlichen Ergebnissen gekommen: Es ist höchst unwahrscheinlich, dass Karl und Karlmann beständig verfeindet waren und kurz vor einem Bruderkrieg standen. Sie haben nicht, außenpolitisch gelähmt durch ihren Streit, die Italienpolitik ihres Vaters aufgegeben, der den Papst beständig gegen den Langobardenkönig Desiderius unterstützt haben soll. Vielmehr haben sie zusammen mit ihrer Mutter dessen Ausgleichspolitik nach seinem letzten Italienzug fortgesetzt. Karl hat nicht 770 die Tochter des Desiderius geheiratet, um einen Bündnispartner gegen seinen verhassten Bruder zu haben. Zu dieser Zeit dürfte bereits Karlmann mit dieser verheiratet gewesen sein.


Not the Way You Learned It but the Way It Really Was

Author: Robin Oxman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469109913

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 1755

What really happened? Were those historical events really that glamorous, that glorifying, and that exciting? We know they were not; at least not at the time. When Custer's 7th cavalry regiment was wiped out at the battle of the Little Big Horn, it was reported that the were no survivors. There were over 5000 survivors - all Native Americans. Their story reveals the truth of that battle. According to their testimony Custer was probably the first to die, forever debunking the picture of him on a hilltop fighting to the last. Was Lincoln concerned with preserving the union or ending slavery? What were Nixon's crimes? How did so many Nazis escape justice? How did The Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson finally get edited to its present form? What is the truth behind the Roswell stories? Was it a government cover-up? Do we really have an alien spacecraft and alien bodies? What did they use before toilet paper? What were the first laws? Who wrote them? How long ago? Was Spartacus the man portrayed by Kirk Douglas? Would you be surprised to find out that Cleopatra was neither beautiful nor Egyptian? If not, why were men so attracted her? She was a red head and there are no asps in Egypt. She used a cobra and it had nothing to do with learning that Marc Antony was dead. When did it become the White House and was there always an oval office? How close did gangster Bugsy Siegel come to killing both Herman Goring and Josef Goebbels? Who was the major league baseball star who parachuted behind enemy lines to spy on the Nazis? Did Dwight Eisenhower really have a mistress? Was Harry S. Truman chosen to run as vice president or chosen to become the next president? These questions and more, much much more, are the essence of this book.

Adventures in Chinese Bureaucracy

Author: Eugene Cooper

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560727767

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

View: 5976

This book is a personal saga of woe and intrigue. It recounts a seemingly endless succession of false starts, missteps, detours, dead ends, and disappointments, endured over five years, in the ultimately successful pursuit of a sponsoring unit in the People's Republic of China, for a research project on the rural industrial and artisanal enterprises of Dongyang country, Zhejiang Province. We follow author Cooper in his veritable Confucian perambulation from ministry to ministry, bureau to bureau, institute to institute, academy to academy, office to office, university to university, until he finally manages to reach a quid pro quo with Zhejiang University. Under that agreement, the project would be carried out in collaboration with Professor Jiang Yinhuo of the department of economics. The trials, tribulations and humiliations Cooper and Jiang suffered under the close supervision of the county Foreign Affairs and Public Security Offices while they gathered their 'data' over two field seasons, are described in detail.

Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne

Author: Sara McDougall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206541

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1191

The institution of marriage is commonly thought to have fallen into crisis in late medieval northern France. While prior scholarship has identified the pervasiveness of clandestine marriage as the cause, Sara McDougall contends that the pressure came overwhelmingly from the prevalence of remarriage in violation of the Christian ban on divorce, a practice we might call "bigamy." Throughout the fifteenth century in Christian Europe, husbands and wives married to absent or distant spouses found new spouses to wed. In the church courts of northern France, many of the individuals so married were criminally prosecuted. In Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne, McDougall traces the history of this conflict in the diocese of Troyes and places it in the larger context of Christian theology and culture. Multiple marriage was both inevitable and repugnant in a Christian world that forbade divorce and associated bigamy with the unchristian practices of Islam or Judaism. The prevalence of bigamy might seem to suggest a failure of Christianization in late medieval northern France, but careful study of the sources shows otherwise: Clergy and laity alike valued marriage highly. Indeed, some members of the laity placed such a high value on the institution that they were willing to risk criminal punishment by entering into illegal remarriage. The risk was great: the Bishop of Troyes's judicial court prosecuted bigamy with unprecedented severity, although this prosecution broke down along gender lines. The court treated male bigamy, and only male bigamy, as a grave crime, while female bigamy was almost completely excluded from harsh punishment. As this suggests, the Church was primarily concerned with imposing a high standard on men as heads of Christian households, responsible for their own behavior and also that of their wives.

Price of Privilege

Author: Jessica Dotta

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496403487

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4814

Having finally discovered the truth of her birthright, Julia Elliston is determined to outwit Chance Macy at his own game. Holding a secret he’d kill to keep, however, is proving more difficult than she imagined. Just when Julia thinks she’s managed to untangle herself from Macy’s clutches, he changes tactics with a risky ploy. As the scandal of the century breaks loose, drawing rooms all over London whisper what so far newspapers have not dared to print: Macy’s lost bride is none other than Lord Pierson’s daughter—and one of the most controversial cases of marital law ever seen comes before Victorian courts. Though Julia knows Macy’s version of events is another masterful manipulation, public opinion is swaying in his favor. Caught in a web of deceit and lies, armed only with a fledgling faith, Julia must face her fiercest trial yet.