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Rafael Sabatini
RAFAEL SABATINI (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure . He is best known for his worldwide bestsellers : * The Sea Hawk
The Sea Hawk
(1915), a tale of an Elizabethan Englishman among the pirates of the Barbary Coast
Barbary Coast
* Scaramouche (1921), a tale of the French Revolution
French Revolution
in which a fugitive hides out in a commedia dell\'arte troupe and later becomes a fencing master (Sabatini wrote a sequel ten years later: Scaramouche the Kingmaker (1931)) * Captain Blood (a.k.a. The Odyssey of Captain Blood) (1922), in which the title character is admiral of a fleet of pirate ships. (Sabatini wrote two additional Captain Blood books comprising short stories, but they are not sequels: The Chronicles of Captain Blood (a.k.a
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Frank Lloyd
FRANK WILLIAM GEORGE LLOYD (2 February 1886 – 10 August 1960) was an American film director, scriptwriter and producer. He was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
, and was its president from 1934-35. Lloyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland . His mother Jane was Scottish and his father Edmund was Welsh. He is Scotland's first Academy Award winner and is unique in film history, having received three Oscar nominations in 1929 for his work on a silent film ( The Divine Lady ), a part-talkie ( Weary River ) and a full talkie (Drag ). He won for The Divine Lady. He was nominated and won again in 1933 for his adaptation of Noël Coward
Noël Coward
's Cavalcade and received a further Best Director nomination in 1935 for perhaps his most successful film, Mutiny on the Bounty
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Milton Sills
MILTON GEORGE GUSTAVUS SILLS (January 12, 1882 – September 15, 1930) was an American stage and film actor of the early twentieth century. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Motion pictures * 3 Death and legacy * 4 Selected filmography * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYSills was born in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
into a wealthy family. He was the son of William Henry Sills, a successful mineral dealer, and Josephine Antoinette Troost Sills, an heiress from a prosperous banking family. Upon completing high school, Sills was offered a one-year scholarship to the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
, where he studied psychology and philosophy. After graduating, he was offered a position at the university as a researcher and within several years worked his way up to become a professor at the school
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J. Warren Kerrigan
GEORGE JACK WARREN KERRIGAN (July 25, 1879 – June 9, 1947) was an American silent film actor and film director . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Controversy * 3 Revival * 4 Personal life and death * 5 Selected filmography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERBorn in New Albany, Indiana
New Albany, Indiana
, Kerrigan worked as a warehouse clerk in his teens until a chance arrived to appear in a vaudeville production. He continued to act in traveling stock productions, though he took a brief time away from the stage to attend the University of Illinois . By the time he was 30 years old, he had begun to make appearances in films for Essanay Studios . A contract with the American Film Corporation opened the door to leading roles, often as a modern man of the age. He starred in over 300 films up to 1924
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Ramón Novarro
JOSE RAMóN GIL SAMANIEGO, best known as RAMóN NOVARRO (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968), was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM
MGM
as a "Latin lover " and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Silent films * 2.2 Talking films * 3 Personal life * 4 Murder * 5 In popular culture * 6 Filmography * 7 References * 8 Bibliography * 9 External links EARLY LIFE Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro
by Hurrell Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango City
Durango City
, Durango
Durango
, Mexico
Mexico
, to Dr. Mariano N
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Rex Ingram (director)
REX INGRAM (15 January 1892 – 21 July 1950) was an Irish film director , producer, writer and actor. Director Erich von Stroheim once called him "the world's greatest director." CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 Legacy * 5 Filmography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEBorn REGINALD INGRAM MONTGOMERY HITCHCOCK in Dublin
Dublin
, Ireland
Ireland
, he was educated at Saint Columba's College, near Rathfarnham, County Dublin. He spent much of his adolescence living in the Old Rectory, Kinnitty, Birr, County Offaly where his father was the Church of Ireland
Ireland
rector. He emigrated to the United States
United States
in 1911. His brother Francis joined the British Army and fought during World War I where he was awarded the Military Cross
Military Cross
and rose to the rank of Colonel
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John Gilbert (actor)
JOHN GILBERT (born JOHN CECIL PRINGLE; July 10, 1899 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor, screenwriter and director. He rose to fame during the silent film era and became a popular leading man known as "The Great Lover". At the height of his career, Gilbert rivaled Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino
, another silent film era leading man, as a box office draw. Gilbert's popularity began to wane when silent pictures gave way to talkies . Though Gilbert was often cited as one of the high-profile examples of an actor who was unsuccessful in making the transition to talkies, his decline as a star had far more to do with studio politics and money than with the sound of his screen voice, which was rich and distinctive
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Show People
SHOW PEOPLE is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by King Vidor . The film was a starring vehicle for actress Marion Davies
Marion Davies
and actor William Haines and included notable cameo appearances by many of the film personalities of the day, including stars Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
, Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
, William S. Hart and John Gilbert , and writer Elinor Glyn . Vidor also appears in a cameo as himself, as does Davies (to a decidedly unimpressed reaction by herself in character as Peggy Pepper). The film is a lighthearted look at Hollywood
Hollywood
at the end of the silent film era (it was released the year after breakthrough talking picture The Jazz Singer ), and is considered Davies' best role
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Library Of Congress
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States
United States
Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States
United States
. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
; it also maintains the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia , which houses the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center . The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
claims to be the largest library in the world . Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages
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Tyrone Power
Annabella (1939–1948; divorced; 1 adopted child) Linda Christian (1949–1956; divorced; 2 children) Deborah Ann Minardos (1958; his death; 1 child) CHILDREN Romina Power Taryn Power Tyrone Power Jr. PARENT(S) Tyrone Power Sr. (father) Helen Emma Reaume (mother) RELATIVESSister: Ann Power Hardenbergh (1915–1999) Grandchildren: Ylenia Carrisi (1970; missing), Yari Carrisi (1973), Cristèl Carrisi (1985), Romina Jolanda Carrisi (1987), Tai Seeff (1980) Tony Tyrone Sales (1984) Valentina Sales (1985) Stella Greendeer (1996) TYRONE EDMUND POWER III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads
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Non-fiction Novel
The NON-FICTION NOVEL is a literary genre which, broadly speaking, depicts real historical figures and actual events woven together with fictitious conversations and using the storytelling techniques of fiction . The non-fiction novel is an otherwise loosely defined and flexible genre. The genre is sometimes referred to using the slang term "faction", a portmanteau of the words fact and fiction. CONTENTS* 1 Genre established * 1.1 Walsh\'s Operación Masacre ("Operation Massacre") * 1.2 Capote\'s In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
* 1.3 20th-century examples * 1.4 Reduced usage * 2 Controversies * 2.1 I Married Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links GENRE ESTABLISHEDIn modern literature, it is commonly thought that this genre was formally established with the 1965 publication of Truman Capote
Truman Capote
's In Cold Blood
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Henry Hamilton (playwright)
HENRY HAMILTON (c. 1853 – 4 September 1918) was an English playwright, lyricist, and critic. He is best remembered for his musical theatre pieces. Hamilton was born at Nunhead
Nunhead
, Surrey
Surrey
. He was educated at Christ\'s Hospital . Originally an actor, he debuted in 1873 at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh . He later appeared in London at the Lyceum Theatre and the Drury Lane . He retired from the stage in 1883 and turned to writing plays, his first being A Shadow Sceptre. His most popular theatre pieces included The Duchess of Dantzic (1903), Veronique (1905) and The Little Michus (1907). He was also the author of the popular song "Private Tommy Atkins ". He died at Sandgate, Kent
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Leon M. Lion
LEON MARKS LION (12 March 1879, Islington
Islington
, London
London
– 28 March 1947, Brighton
Brighton
, Sussex
Sussex
) was an English stage and film actor
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RAF
The ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force . Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history , in particular, playing a large part in the Second World War
Second World War
where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

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Hay-on-Wye
HAY-ON-WYE (Welsh : Y Gelli Gandryll or just Y Gelli), often abbreviated to just "HAY", is a small market town and community in the traditional county and district of Brecknockshire
Brecknockshire
in Wales
Wales
, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys . With over twenty bookshops, it is often described as "the town of books ", and is both the National Book Town of Wales
Wales
and the site of annual Hay Literary Festival . The settlement's name is first referred to between 1135 and 1147 as "Haya"; in 1299 the name of "La Haye" is used. By the 16th century it was simply called "Hay", and the use of the river as a suffix is a later addition. In 1215, a Welsh name, "Gelli" was recorded, and "Gelli gandrell" in 1614; the two names may have been used concurrently in 1625
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Maureen O'Hara
MAUREEN O\'HARA (born MAUREEN FITZSIMONS; 17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-born American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films. She worked on numerous occasions with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne
John Wayne
, and was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood
Golden Age of Hollywood
. O'Hara grew up at 32 Beechwood Avenue Upper in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh
Ranelagh
to an "eccentric" but devout Catholic family, and aspired to become an actress from a very young age. She trained with the Rathmines
Rathmines
Theatre Company from the age of 10 and at the Abbey Theatre from the age of 14
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