The Girl From Everywhere

The Girl From Everywhere

Cash for tigers was not the simplest course I might have charted, but I'd wanted to see as much as I could before the auction. After all, if Slate was right about the map of Hawaii, I might never go anywhere else again.

Author: Heidi Heilig

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781471405358

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer. Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question . . . Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Becoming Carole Lombard

Becoming Carole Lombard

Four months before The Girl from Everywhere's national release and one month after Lombard's devastating car accident, she was featured alongside other Sennett actors in a full-page color advertisement in the October 23 issue of Film ...

Author: Olympia Kiriakou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501350740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Becoming Carole Lombard: Stardom, Comedy and Legacy is a historical critique of the development and reception of Carole Lombard's stardom from the classical Hollywood period to present day. Based on original archival research, Olympia Kiriakou combines theoretically informed textual analyses of Lombard's performances and star image across different media (biographies, publicity materials, photography and film) with a critical engagement of the cultural, economic, social and industrial conditions that shaped her stardom. Sitting at the intersection of feminist film theory, star studies and comedy theory, this work presents Lombard as a case study to challenge the screwball canon and existent academic discourse about female physical comedy and the alleged “delicate” female body. In doing so, it formulates a new historical approach to understanding gender, femininity, and identity in Hollywood comedies of the 1930s. Moreover, this is the first research of its kind to offer a comprehensive understanding of Lombard's stardom beyond her associations with the screwball comedy genre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Color and the Moving Image

Color and the Moving Image

A letter stated that Sennett is “not very keen about bathing girl publicity any longer – says he is tired of being called a beauty ... The color sequences in The Girl From Everywhere; Run, Girl, Run; The Campus Carmen; and The Girl From ...

Author: Simon Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136307898

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This new AFI Film Reader is the first comprehensive collection of original essays on the use of color in film. Contributors from diverse film studies backgrounds consider the importance of color throughout the history of the medium, assessing not only the theoretical implications of color on the screen, but also the ways in which developments in cinematographic technologies transformed the aesthetics of color and the nature of film archiving and restoration. Color and the Moving Image includes new writing on key directors whose work is already associated with color—such as Hitchcock, Jarman and Sirk—as well as others whose use of color has not yet been explored in such detail—including Eric Rohmer and the Coen Brothers. This volume is an excellent resource for a variety of film studies courses and the global film archiving community at large.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mack Sennett s Fun Factory

Mack Sennett s Fun Factory

Director Mack Swain kisses the hand of actress Dot Farley in The Girl from Everywhere (1927), the film that kicked off the Sennett Girlseries. Sterling Holloway, in his only Sennett appearance, wears the loudly clashing ensemble of ...

Author: Brent E. Walker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 671

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This is a comprehensive career study and filmography of Mack Sennett, cofounder of Keystone Studios, home of the Keystone Kops and other vehicles that showcased his innovative slapstick comedy. The filmography covers the more than 1,000 films Sennett produced, directed, wrote or appeared in between 1908 and 1955, including casts, credits, synopses, production and release dates, locations, cross-references of remade stories and gags, footage excerpted in compilations, identification of prints existing in archives, and other information. The book, featuring 280 photographs, also contains biographies of several hundred performers and technical personnel connected with Sennett.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fast talking Dames

Fast talking Dames

Sennett's Girl from Everywhere , however , with its enticingly allegorical title , is perhaps the best example of the loosely episodic structure of most Sennett comedies . Comic literacy is confined to pratfalls and chases , although ...

Author: Maria DiBattista

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300099037

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

View: 700

In this acclaimed book, DiBattista paints vivid portraits of the grandest fast-talking dames of the 1930s and 1940s movie era including Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne, and Barbara Stanwyck. 39 illustrations.
Categories: Performing Arts

Equestria Girls Magic Magic Everywhere

Equestria Girls  Magic  Magic Everywhere

Rainbow Dash had run so fast that none of the girls knew where she was. But they knew they had to find her. Rarity was worried. “I simply don't see how we'll do it. She moves so fast, she could be anywhere by now.

Author: Perdita Finn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408352250

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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In the human world, far from Equestria, there are some very familiar girls. Meet Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and all their friends as you've never seen them before! The Equestria Girls are super excited to be invited to the set of the latest Daring Do movie! This could be the perfect opportunity to raise funds for Camp Everfree. But when some important props go missing, they soon realise that something is seriously wrong . . . Can the friends use their newfound magical powers to save the movie from disaster and restore Camp Everfree?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Girl From Silver Creek Book One

The Girl From Silver Creek Book One

People were coming from everywhere. Now, it was a middle-class neighborhood—it wasn't like we couldn't afford butter! However, you know how people go bonkers at the thought of anything free! Although it was a slippery—slidey mess—it was ...

Author: Doris Willis Gracia

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329212251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Short stories from the life of a Nurse from Silver Creek, Mississippi. Travel back to when life was simpler, work was harder and the good times made great memories and even better stories. The first book in a series of three.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Bad Girls Go Everywhere

... where the horse-loving Cleo would take the girls before the track imposed an age limit—and then dress them up to defy ... a deliberate combination of hard work, charm, and most importantly, residency almost anywhere but Arkansas.

Author: Jennifer Scanlon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101532287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The biography of the revolutionary magazine editor who created the “Cosmo Girl” before Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw was even born As the author of the iconic Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for over three decades, Helen Gurley Brown (1922–2012) changed how women thought about sex, money, and their bodies in a way that resonates in our culture today. In Jennifer Scanlon's widely acclaimed biography, the award-winning scholar reveals Brown’s incredible life story from her escape from her humble beginnings in the Ozarks to her eyebrow-raising exploits as a young woman in New York City, and her late-blooming career as the world's first "lipstick feminist." A mesmerizing tribute to a legend, Bad Girls Go Everywhere will appeal to everyone from Sex and the City and Mad Men fans to students of women's history and media studies.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

International Cinema and the Girl

International Cinema and the Girl

girlhood. It seeks to complicate the emerging topos of centers and margins. Whereas Projansky comments that, “girls [. ... and media culture,” Sherrie Innes notes, “girls are ignored or overlooked in many societies around the world.

Author: Fiona Handyside

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137388926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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From the precocious charms of Shirley Temple to the box-office behemoth Frozen and its two young female leads, Anna and Elsa, the girl has long been a figure of fascination for cinema. The symbol of (imagined) childhood innocence, the site of intrigue and nostalgia for adults, a metaphor for the precarious nature of subjectivity itself, the girl is caught between infancy and adulthood, between objectification and power. She speaks to many strands of interest for film studies: feminist questions of cinematic representation of female subjects; historical accounts of shifting images of girls and childhood in the cinema; and philosophical engagements with the possibilities for the subject in film. This collection considers the specificity of girls' experiences and their cinematic articulation through a multicultural feminist lens which cuts across the divides of popular/art-house, Western/non Western, and north/south. Drawing on examples from North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, the contributors bring a new understanding of the global/local nature of girlhood and its relation to contemporary phenomena such as post-feminism, neoliberalism and queer subcultures. Containing work by established and emerging scholars, this volume explodes the narrow post-feminist canon and expands existing geographical, ethnic, and historical accounts of cinematic cultures and girlhood.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Girl with the Golden Eyes

The Girl with the Golden Eyes

Everywhere she had clung to life, everywhere she had defended herself, and everywhere she had been struck. Whole strips of the cinnamon-colored hangings had been torn out by her bloody hands, which must have struggled for a long time.

Author: Honore de Balzac

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612190853

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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When the night came, he went to the meeting-place, and quietly let himself be blindfolded. Raw as Honoré de Balzac is famed to be, this daring novella—never before published as a stand-alone book—is perhaps the most outlandish thing he ever wrote. While still concerned with the depiction of the underside of Parisian life, as is most of Balzac’s oeuvre, The Girl with the Golden Eyes considers not the working lives of the poor, but the sex lives of the upper crust. In a nearly boroque rendering with erotically charged details as well as lush and extravagant language, The Girl with the Golden Eyes tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty. His control slipping, incest, homosexuality, sexual slavery, and violence combine in what was then, and still remains, a shocking and taboo-breaking work. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Categories: Fiction