giovedì 21 novembre 2013


Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton 
E. Bulwer Lytton
PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed, "The House and the Brain*","pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", as well as the infamous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night".The English Rosicrucian society, founded in 1867 by Robert Wentworth Little, claimed Bulwer-Lytton as their 'Grand Patron', but he wrote to the society complaining that he was 'extremely surprised' by their use of the title, as he had 'never sanctioned such'.[12] Nevertheless, a number of esoteric groups have continued to claim Bulwer-Lytton as their own, chiefly because some of his writings—such as the 1842 book Zanoni—have included Rosicrucian and other esoteric notions.

lunedì 2 settembre 2013

Douglas Heyes

  • Douglas Heyes
    Film writer

  • Douglas Heyes was an American film and television writer, director, producer, actor, and composer with a long list of accomplishments. He was the father of actor Douglas Heyes, Jr.. He died in Beverly Hills, California.


    BornMay 22, 1919, Los Angeles, CA
    DiedFebruary 8, 1993, Beverly Hills, CA
  • giovedì 22 agosto 2013

    James William Ercolani (born June 8, 1936), known by his stage name James Darren, is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer.


    sabato 23 febbraio 2013

    Lilli Palmer (24 May 1914 – 27 January 1986), born Lilli Marie Peiser, was a German actress. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreisthree times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award.
    Rex Harrison's (My Fair Lady) second wife.

    Kay Kendall (21 May 1927 – 6 September 1959) was an English actress and Rex's third wife
    Kendall began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Though the film was a financial failure, Kendall continued to work regularly until her appearance in the comedy film Genevieve (1953) brought her widespread recognition. Most prolific in British films, Kendall also achieved some popularity with American audiences, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in the musical-comedy film Les Girls (1957).
    She began a romantic relationship with actor Rex Harrison after they appeared together in the comedy film The Constant Husband (1955), and they were married in 1957. Harrison learned from Kendall's doctor that she had been diagnosed with myeloid leukaemia, a fact that was kept from Kendall, who believed she was suffering from an iron deficiency. The actor cared for Kendall until her death at age 32.

    domenica 10 febbraio 2013

    Paul Gauguin Gemini Artist

    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading Post-Impressionist painter. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential exponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

    Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France to journalist Clovis Gauguin and half-Peruvian Aline Maria Chazal, the daughter of proto-socialist leader Flora Tristan. In 1851 the family left Paris for Peru, motivated by the political climate of the period. Clovis died on the voyage, leaving three-year old Paul, his mother and his sister to fend for themselves. They lived for four years in Lima, Peru with Paul's uncle and his family. The imagery of Peru would later influence Paul in his art.