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Geraldine Farrar
Alice Geraldine Farrar[1] (February 28, 1882 – March 11, 1967) was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and "the intimate timbre of her voice."[2] She had a large following among young women, who were nicknamed "Gerry-flappers".[3][4]Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 Media 5 In popular culture 6 Gallery 7 References 8 External linksBiography[edit] Farrar was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, the daughter of baseball player Sidney Farrar, and his wife, Henrietta Barnes. At 5 she began studying music in Boston
Boston
and by 14 was giving recitals
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Theda Bara
Theda Bara
Theda Bara
(/ˈθiːdə ˈbærə/ THEE-də BARR-ə;[1] born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.[2] Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname The Vamp (short for vampire), later fueling the rising popularity in "vamp" roles that encapsulated exoticism and sexual domination.[3] Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire
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Engelbert Humperdinck (composer)
Engelbert Humperdinck (German: [ˈɛŋl̩bɛʁt ˈhʊmpɐdɪŋk]; 1 September 1854 – 27 September 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera Hansel and Gretel.Contents1 Biography 2 Hänsel und Gretel 3 Later career 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit]Birthplace of HumperdinckHumperdinck was born at Siegburg
Siegburg
in the Rhine Province
Rhine Province
in 1854. After receiving piano lessons, he produced his first composition at the age of seven. His first attempts at works for the stage were two singspiele written when he was 13. His parents disapproved of his plans for a career in music and encouraged him to study architecture. Nevertheless, he began taking music classes under Ferdinand Hiller
Ferdinand Hiller
and Isidor Seiss
Isidor Seiss
at the Cologne Conservatory
Cologne Conservatory
in 1872
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Juliet Capulet
Juliet Capulet (Italian: Giulietta Capuleti) is the female protagonist in William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Juliet is the only daughter of the patriarch of the House of Capulet and falls in love with Romeo, a member of the House of Montague (with which the Capulets have a blood feud). The story has a long history that precedes Shakespeare himself.Contents1 Relationships1.1 Character history2 Juliet's age 3 In today's Verona3.1 Casa di Giulietta 3.2 Club di Giulietta4 Performers4.1 Animation 4.2 Fictional performers5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksRelationships[edit]This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. (September 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on
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Metropolitan Opera
Coordinates: 40°46′22″N 73°59′3″W / 40.77278°N 73.98417°W / 40.77278; -73.98417 Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Metropolitan OperaA full house at the old Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House, seen from the rear of the stage, at a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann, November 28, 1937Auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House at Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsThe gold curtain, a gift of the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
Club, in the auditoriumThe Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo putˈtʃiːni]; 22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".[1] Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera
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Flapper
Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s
1920s
who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.[1] Flappers are icons of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.Contents1 Etymology 2 Influences 3 Evolution of the image
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Pietro Mascagni
Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro anˈtɔːnjo ˈsteːfano masˈkaɲɲi] ( listen); 7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria Rusticana
Cavalleria Rusticana
caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo
Verismo
movement in Italian dramatic music. While it was often held that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, L'amico Fritz
L'amico Fritz
and Iris have remained in the repertoire in Europe (especially Italy) since their premieres.[1] Mascagni said that at one point, Iris was performed in Italy more often than Cavalleria (cf. Stivender). Mascagni wrote fifteen operas, an operetta, several orchestral and vocal works, and also songs and piano music
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Umberto Giordano
Umberto Menotti Maria Giordano (28 August 1867 – 12 November 1948) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas. He was born in Foggia
Foggia
in Apulia, southern Italy, and studied under Paolo Serrao at the Conservatoire of Naples.[1] His first opera, Marina, was written for a competition promoted by the music publishers Casa Sonzogno for the best one-act opera, remembered today because it marked the beginning of Italian verismo. The winner was Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Giordano, the youngest contestant, was placed sixth among seventy-three entries with his Marina, a work which generated enough interest for Sonzogno to commission the staging of an opera based on it in the 1891–92 season.[2] The result was Mala Vita, a gritty verismo opera about a labourer who vows to reform a prostitute if he is cured of his tuberculosis. This work caused something of a scandal when performed at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, in February 1892
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New York Tribune
The New-York Tribune
New-York Tribune
was an American newspaper, first established in 1841 by editor Horace Greeley
Horace Greeley
(1811–1872). Between 1842 and 1866, the newspaper bore the name New-York Daily Tribune.[1] From the 1840s through the 1860s it was the dominant Whig Party and then Republican newspaper in the United States. The paper achieved a circulation of approximately 200,000 during the decade of the 1850s, making it the largest daily paper then in New York City
New York City
and perhaps the nation. The Tribune's editorials were widely shared, copied in other city newspapers, read and helped shape national American opinion
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Lillian Nordica
Lillian Nordica
Lillian Nordica
(December 12, 1857 – May 10, 1914) was an American opera singer who had a major stage career in Europe and her native country. Nordica established herself as one of the foremost dramatic sopranos of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She had a powerful yet flexible voice and the ability to perform an unusually wide range of roles in the German, French and Italian operatic repertoires.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life and treatise 3 Recordings 4 Folklore 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksLife and career[edit] She was born Lillian Allen Norton in 1857 in a small Cape Cod style farmhouse built by her grandfather on a hill in Farmington, Maine.Nordica as Brünnhilde, 1898In her youth, Norton is said to have possessed an inherent fondness for music and the sounds of singing birds and running brooks
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Radio Broadcast
Radio
Radio
broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both. Alternatives to terrestrial radio broadcasting include cable radio, local wire television networks, satellite radio, and internet radio via streaming media on the Internet. The signal types can be either analog audio or digital audio.Contents1 History 2 Types2.1 Shortwave 2.2 AM 2.3 FM 2.4 Pirate radio 2.5 Terrestrial digital radio 2.6 Satellite3 Program formats 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit] See also: History of radio § Broadcasting, and History of broadcasting The earliest radio stations were radiotelegraphy systems and did not carry audio
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Lee De Forest
Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor, self-described "Father of Radio", and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures. He had over 180 patents, but also a tumultuous career—he boasted that he made, then lost, four fortunes. He was also involved in several major patent lawsuits, spent a substantial part of his income on legal bills, and was even tried (and acquitted) for mail fraud. His most famous invention, in 1906, was the three-element "Audion" (triode) vacuum tube, the first practical amplification device
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Silent Movie
Silent Movie
Silent Movie
is a 1976 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Bernadette Peters, and Sid Caesar, with appearances by Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Marcel Marceau, and Paul Newman
Paul Newman
playing themselves. While indeed silent (except for one word, music, and numerous sound effects), the film is a parody of the silent film genre, particularly the slapstick comedies of Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett, and Buster Keaton. Among the film's most famous gags is the fact that the only audible word in the film is spoken by Marcel Marceau, a noted mime
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Cecil B. De Mille
Cecil Blount DeMille (/ˈsɛsəl dəˈmɪl/;[1] August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker. Between 1914 and 1958, he made a total of 70 features, both silent and sound films.[2] He is acknowledged as a founding father of the cinema of the United States and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history.[3] His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. He made silent films of every genre: social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900.[4] He later moved to writing and directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, who was then a vaudeville producer. DeMille's first film, The Squaw Man (1914), was also the first feature film shot in Hollywood
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San Francisco Call
The San Francisco Call
The San Francisco Call
was a newspaper that served San Francisco, California. Because of a succession of mergers with other newspapers, the paper variously came to be called The San Francisco Call
The San Francisco Call
& Post, the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, San Francisco News-Call Bulletin, and the News-Call Bulletin before finally merging with the San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner
and losing "news," "call," and "bulletin."Contents1 History 2 Notable journalists 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]1911 advertisement for The San Francisco CallBetween December 1856 and March 1895 The San Francisco Call
The San Francisco Call
was named The Morning Call, but its name was changed when it was purchased by John D. Spreckels
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