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Stalking: The Killing of Actress RebeccaShaeffer - Stalking up until the late 80’s was never recognized by state or federal law and was never publicized until the killing of actress Rebecca Shaeffer, most notable role “My Sister Sam.” Shaeffer was living in California at the time of her murder. She was murdered by her stalker of two years, Robert John Bardo. Before, stalking laws, he would have been labeled as an obsessed fan. It took the actions of an actress being murder before any state or federal legislators to see a need for anti-stalking laws....   [tags: stalking law , justice, safety]
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Biography of Actress Lea Salonga - Lea Salonga Research Paper Lea Salonga is a very talented actress and singer who is quite well known in the theatre world. She has done many things and is good example to people all around the world who she shows that no matter where you come from you can always make your dreams come true. I chose her because I really like her story of how she got started out and came from nothing and I love the show Miss Saigon. She was born with the name Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga on February 22, 1971 in the Philippines in a small town called Manila....   [tags: singer, theatre world, small voice]
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Sarah Bernhardt: The Most Famous Actress - Have you ever wondered how certain people become so famous. Do you know their culture or where they come from. Perhaps, you had never even thought about it for a moment, but everyone that is famous and not famous all have certain life events that lead them to where they are now. Just like Leonardo Dicaprio and everyone else, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress had many life events as a child through growing up that led her to become an actress. Sarah Bernhardt was born in October of 1844 and died in March of 1923....   [tags: notorious stage and early film actresses]
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Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress - Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress Dear Miss Webster, I am writing to you to aid your research, rehearsal and performance of this fabulous play in which you have the very important role of playing Juliet. Shakespeare wrote the majority of his masterpieces in Stratford-on-Avon but he set the stories in foreign countries, in this case Verona, but based them upon the customs of that time that he knew from the area he worked and lived in. This life was very different to the one we have now with different understandings about how people, especially children, should behave and their attitude towards their parents....   [tags: Papers] 1202 words
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Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita - Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita Dear Miss Walters It has come to my attention that you will be playing the role of Rita in the production of 'Educating Rita' at the west end. My name is Steven Spielberg, and I am a Hollywood director, and quite recently I have taken an interest in the play Educating Rita. The purpose of this letter is to assist you in understanding the complex character of Rita so you can perform her authentically. As you may already know the play Educating Rita focuses on a twenty six year old woman named Rita who in the beginning of Act one was a narrow minded, outspoken and socially naive Liverpudlian who is trapped by he...   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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The Black Dahlia: The Murder of Elizabeth Short - A woman taking a peaceful morning stroll in central Los Angeles with her three year-old daughter, came across what she thought was a mannequin broken in half. But as she got closer to the figure laying in the dirt face up, she realized that it wasn’t a broken mannequin, it was something far worse. It was a woman’s naked body, cut in half. Her hair was tattered, she had gashes cut into the corner of her mouth and her intestines were tucked into her buttocks. It was a very macabre scene. When the two detectives assigned to the case, Harry Hansen and Finnis Brown, arrived on the scene they lifted the woman’s fingerprints and sent them into the FBI headquarters....   [tags: actress, relationships, hemorrhage] 650 words
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Great Speeches from History: Ellen Page - On the 14 February 2014, Ellen Page a nominated Oscar actress came out as gay in a speech that can be recognised as one of the most famous and well known speeches of current times and history. In this essay I will explain how Page’s fame profile and leading influence in the film industry and the world, her vocabulary and language applied in her speech, the deliverance and presentation of the speech and the topic of discrimination amongst the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) itself contributes to the overall popularity of the speech....   [tags: Oscar nominated actress]
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Elizabeth Taylor: A Hollywood Star - “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, hardships, actress, role] 1225 words
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Audrey Hepburn was a Winner - ... Even after she retired she occasionally starred in movies. She dedicated the last years of her life to help starving children in less-fortunate countries. The last movie she starred in was Always in 1989. On January 20 of 1993, she died of appendiceal cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland. She became very famous during her lifetime and still is even now that she’s dead. Many people wonder how Audrey Hepburn got so famous. Many thought that after World War II no new female icon would emerge. Audrey’s film career started because of her love of dance....   [tags: actress, film, broadway]
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The Life Of Gloria Swanson - The Life of Gloria Swanson “From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiosity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture (Eyman par. 7).” Gloria Swanson, born March 17, 1899, lived A life full of films (Eyman par. 10). Swanson, an American actress, singer, and producer, was raised by a military father and a stay at home mother; till they filed for divorce in 1916 (Gloria Swanson American par. 1). Swanson was a normal eighteen year old girl, who did not know for sure what she wanted to do with her life after she moved out (Peterson par....   [tags: actress, marriage, success] 1213 words
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Biography of Grace Kelly - Grace Kelly was a world-admired actress who couldn’t seem to not get attention. She was a world-beauty who people would die to be. But besides being a world-admired actress, Grace Kelly was a down to earth princess. Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1929. Her mother was Margaret Katherine Majer: 1st coach of the women’s athletic team at the University of Pennsylvania. Her father was John Brendan “Jack” Kelly, a champion sculler who won three Olympic gold medals....   [tags: actress, princess, husband]
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The Admirable Angelina Jolie - ... Jolie and her husband Pitt sold their pictures of their newborn twins for 14 million dollars and with that money they used it to help their foundation they made up called “The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation”. (Ramsdale, 2013). According to People Jolie and Pitt gave “Additional gifts included $137,935 to the Namibia Red Cross Action Program (their daughter Shiloh was born in the African country).” (Silverman, 2008). Jolie donates money to most of the charities she visits and helps them out as much as she can....   [tags: actress, charities, humanitarian] 754 words
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Who is Ethel Merman? - ... Her next show was called Humpty Dumpty and was not a success. After major reworking, it reopened under the name Take a Chance. It ran for 243 performances at the Apollo Theatre. Her next performance was in We’re Not Dressing followed by Anything Goes. Anything Goes opened on November 21, 1934 at the Alvin Theatre and was the first of five Cole Porter musicals Ms. Merman would be cast in. She stayed with the show through the entire run, but left after 8 months to work on the film Strike me Pink....   [tags: widely known actress] 709 words
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Biography of Marilyn Monroe - ... But she never had stared in a movie with major speaking roles. She also stood as one of the best models and made magnificent photographs during her modeling career. She always made it a point for people to know her as she is now. She was awarded “ Little Miss Prissy “ after posing on the beach for a photo shoot. In the spring of 1947 she was finally given a speaking role, a little role the was in the comedy “ Scudda Hoo. Scudda Hey!” after giving her that role they realize how great of an actress she was and gave her many more roles with more complicating lines....   [tags: symbol, icon, actress]
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How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Ju - Thomas McCarten 10G How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Juliet”. Act three, scene five is probably the most important part of the play in terms of Juliet’s changing emotions and inner feelings. She becomes increasingly isolated and throughout the scene we start to realize how distressed Juliet inevitably becomes. She parts with Romeo, receives heavy insults from her father Capulet, then feels betrayed by the Nurse who believes Paris is the man she should marry....   [tags: Papers] 1677 words
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Shannon Richardson's Envelope to the Mayor of New York - Shannon Richardson is American actress star in hit show such as The Walking Dead, the Vampire Dairies, and among other television shows. In 2013, Shannon was indicted for two counts of mail threat and one count of threat to the president of the United States. Shannon sends ricin laced envelopes addressed to the President, the Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. The whole motivate was taken action against gun control groups by New York Mayor Bloomberg and Mark Glaze. Shannon Richardson Shannon Richardson is an Irish American actress born in August 31, 1977, also known Shannon Guess as well....   [tags: actress, lectin, castor bean, toxicology]
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Sonja Henie: Ice Skater, Actress and Multitalented Lady - Throughout many decades, there is a heroine that transformed the ice rink into a beautiful mystic art, turning the stadium into a castle, and the costumes into bright and splendid dresses on the field of ice. That is not all she can do; she created history with her killer moves and eye-catching choreography. Not only that, her performances are inspirations for many young girls all over the world. Even though she is not the first woman who has participated in major events such as Olympic, etc. but she is a talented woman who has brought the world together with her flawless skills....   [tags: Norway, Olympics]
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A Brief Biography of Grace Kelly - The entertainment business started booming, producing legendary films starring well-known actors and actresses; like Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Josephine Baker, and Jimmy Stewart. Grace Kelly quickly rose to fame because she captured the hearts of many and raised the standard of a typical woman’s life. Her recherché and flawless self-confidence launched Grace Kelly into the exciting world of fame, Hollywood. Grace Kelly proved to be an outstanding female figure that snatched loving hearts of fans through her early life experiences, her time in Hollywood, and her successful royal wedding....   [tags: Princess Grace of Monaco, actress & monarch]
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Rashsundari’s Biography Written by BinodiniDasi - Lowly, ignorant and woman- they both were, as they themselves proclaimed. Whether it was just a humble proclamation in order to escape any kind of censure being what they were –RashsundariDebi, an upper caste woman who had dared to read and write, and BinodiniDasi, an actress, a concubine; or they really felt being so, is for us to wonder. Being a lowly and ignorant woman was both the apparent cause of the self censorship they put upon themselves and also the weapon to guard them against judgments....   [tags: housewife, actress, upper caste women]
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Taking Stabs at Babs - Taking Stabs at Babs It is no secret that in the world, the entertainment industry in particular, face value is important. Many people who don’t fit into the societal norms of “beautiful” are discouraged into not following their dreams.It would have made sense for one Barbra Streisand to have given up and hidden her talent in the shadows when others doubted her, but that is not what she chose to do. Instead, Streisand used this as empowerment, and was rewarded greatly for it.Barbra Streisand overcame the status quo of women in the entertainment industry by moving to New York to pursue her career, overcoming stage fright, and going on to have one of the most successful careers of all perfor...   [tags: Barbra Streisand, Singre, Actress, Biography]
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Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks - Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks Mary Robinson’s public image as an actress and at times transgressive female are inseparable from her identity as an author and poet. Having begun her public life as an actress, Robinson remained keenly conscious of the power of audience. She intentionally re-scripted her own past, using her lurid fame to launch her successful writing career. Written at the end of her life, The Haunted Beach represents a culmination of efforts to make a serious impact on the world of poetry....   [tags: Poet Poem Actress Essays]
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The Life of Gloria Swanson - “From the first moment on the set, I was consumed with curiosity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture (Hudson 79).” Gloria Swanson, born March 17, 1899, lived A life full of films (Eyman par. 10). Swanson, an American actress, singer, and producer, was raised by a military father and a stay at home mother; until they filed for divorce in 1916 (Gloria Swanson American par. 1). Swanson was a standard eighteen year old girl, who did not know for sure what she wanted to do with her life after she moved out (Peterson par....   [tags: sunset boulevard, mack sannett studio, actress]
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Audrey Hepburn - Edda Van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston, more commonly known by the pseudonym Audrey Hepburn, was a remarkable 20th century actress who has entranced a seemingly timeless audience. Hepburn was not just known for her success in movies, but also for her overall poise, fashion influence and humanitarian work. Unlike the typical Hollywood stereotype, Hepburn redefined standards and allowed for her elegance to show through and inspire women. To fully grasp Audrey Hepburn’s monumental impact on the 20th century and beyond, understanding her background, major works, and life beyond acting is integral....   [tags: actress, elegance, humanitarian work]
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Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream - Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream For as long as I can recollect, I have always wanted to act. When I was younger, I would watch the Disney channel and wondering why I wasn't on one of the shows. My desire to act was strong, only my parents made it clear to me they didn't want me to get engrossed in the entertainment industry until I was older. Each year I reminded my parents that I was getting older in hope that they would get me agent, but they insisted that I wait until I turned eighteen....   [tags: Personal Narrative Acting Actress Essays]
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Ethel Waters - With all that Ethel Waters has contributed to music and film, it is surprising that she is often forgotten. She was a talented blues singer whose unique style distinguished her from other blues singers and she was a jazz vocalist as well. Her talent extended beyond singing, when she became a dramatic actress who earned award nominations for her performances. What was most remarkable about Waters' performances was how she reconstructed the mammy character into one that challenged stereotypes. Career as a Singer Ethel Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896....   [tags: Biography Actress Singer] 1679 words
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Sophia Loren - Sophia Loren It has been said that Sophia Loren was and is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Sophia did not have an easy time getting to the status of Hollywood star. She started her life in poverty, lived through and saw the horrors of world war two. She became a beauty queen and from that tried her hand at acting. She went on the act in one hundred movies and won an Oscar award in her lifetime. Sofia Scicolone was born in Rome Italy on September 20, 1934. She would eventually change her name....   [tags: Star Hollywood Actress Biography Loren Essays]
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Anaylsis of a Dinner and Production - ... The main characters, however, had no problem doing this and spoke naturally with one another. O’Neill was a character that most people loved to hate. The character was a jerk, but the actor played the role with a certain je ne sais quoi that made me, at the very least, enjoy his acting and admire his ability to seem like a bad person. Overall, the acting in this production was very good for being a simple dinner show. The directing of the production was, in my opinion, the best aspect of the entire play....   [tags: actress, actor, scence, mishap, play, design] 1320 words
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Dana Elaine Owens: Queen Latifah - ... Some of the movies she’s performed in are; “Chicago”, “Jungle Fever (1991)”, “Brown Sugar(2002)”, “Bring the House Down”. Latifah had some laughs, biggest triumphs and her timing for comedy was as reliable as a sitcom. And performers were accustomed to seeing playing to the rafters in lighter fare have the most power to surprise us in small serious films. “Life Support”, Nelson George’s film affected Queen Latifah. The film is about AIDS epidemic in middle-class Americans. In the film she plays the wife and mother who is a reformed drug addict living with the disease....   [tags: American rapper, actress, TV talk show host] 975 words
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American Actess and Singer: Selena Gomez - Selena Gomez is considered to be a very talented American actress and singer. Gomez is a woman of talent who has contributed to the world of humanities with her creativity, knowledge, and motivation. Many people may be familiar with her because of her successful music career, her role on the Disney show, Wizards of Waverly Place and for dating Justin Bieber. As a young child, Gomez had faced many challenges and has worked hard to overcome those challenges, becoming a successful woman in the music and film industry by contributing her exceptional work to her fans and making history....   [tags: biography, creativity, motivation, music ]
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A Brief Biography of Mary Pickford - ... The whole Smith family then began to get jobs to support each other financially, which didn't leave Mary or her siblings with much of a childhood. Though through all her struggles and work as a young child, Mary still managed to hold her strong ambition to act. Starting as a child actor at the age of six, Mary acted in many: vaudeville sketches, melodramas, and road show productions all over the states. Her family was very supportive of her path as well, even though at the time it was impossible to become an actor or actress, they continuously supported her path....   [tags: Canadian-American movie actressn and producer] 643 words
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Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Dear Julia Stiles, Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your excellent audition for the part of Juliet. As time is limited and due to our individual work commitments, we are unable to meet up before rehearsals begin. Therefore, as the stage director I thought it maybe helpful to discuss some of my thoughts and ideas for the play and give you some background information that will be useful in helping you prepare for the part of Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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Hitler's Rise in Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day - Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day is set in Germany in the years 1932 and 1933 in the apartment of the main character, Agnes Eggling. Agnes Eggling and her friends are all advocates of the communist party during Hitler’s fascist rise to power. Agnes and her friends are having and struggling to deal with the fact that the Weimar Republic is falling and flirt with the idea of standing up to Hitler and the fascist party. Agnes is the main character and protagonist in Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day and I believe the actress playing Agnes Eggling did rather well in her portrayal of the character....   [tags: fascist party, germany, accent]
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Ethical Judgments Limit the Methods Available in the Production of Knowledge - Knowledge is defined as the “information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education” (“Knowledge”). The methods of production of knowledge in the areas of arts and natural sciences are similar in some views, and different in others. Artists produce knowledge through their use of emotion and perception, while scientists and researchers produce knowledge through reason. Ethical judgment limits these methods available to both artists and scientists. In the production of knowledge in arts, there are highly controversial methods used mainly because art can firstly be done through mimicking....   [tags: knowledge, arts, natural science]
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Perfume Loved by Women - ... She is throwing her jewelry away across the room, whipping her veil away, and even stepping on her necklace to aparted. She is tended her own boss and is took all the accessories and dress off as she pleases. Her action is giving the audiences a sight of rebellion for overturning the unreal her . Beautiful women are always being compare to beautiful dolls, always wearing perfect make up, beautiful dresses, and high heels and doesn’t have the rights to be herself. She is breaking all the rules as a baby doll that ruled her as a woman for years....   [tags: scent, beauty, advertisement] 874 words
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Acting Cultural Event Report - ... However, the show itself was appropriate for all ages. Although the musical contains content that seems to appeal only to younger generations, the warm-hearted laughter and joyful smiles an individual will experience throughout the duration of the show demonstrate the reasoning behind its multi-age categorization. While one might argue that families are a target audience of the play, the heartwarming morals and life lessons taught within the show prove to be momentous to any age. Matilda, a professionally produced Broadway performance, has won forty-seven international awards, in addition to being the winner of a Tony Award....   [tags: production of Matilda the Musical] 640 words
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Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona - Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona Mise-en-scene is the principle by which a piece of film will derive its meaning wholly from what happens in the single shot and not from the relationship between two shots. For example the director might include shots with various composition, angle, depth, movement, and lighting. Citizen Kane has many good examples to show Mise-on-scene usage. The scene that I believe is the most significant and powerful mise-en-scene that I have this seen this semester exists in this movie....   [tags: Movies Film Editing Essays] 615 words
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Meryl Streep - There is probably no person living in the United States who does not know Meryl Streep, no matter what age. With an extensive and impressive amount of characters played throughout her life, Meryl Streep never failed to capture the character, grabbing her audience in any movie in mere seconds. Through her talent of fitting into any role, mastering accents and own style, Meryl Streep showcases herself as true American talent of her time up till now. Earlier in her life, Meryl Streep had experience firsthand when it came to the stage at an early part of her life, which helped transcend her into the actress she is known today....   [tags: Biography]
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Effect of Television on Self Image of Teenagers in Fiji - Television plays an important role in influencing people. It is one of the main arms of media. The teenage girls in U.S.A idolize popular actress like Mary-Kate Olsen, Calista Flockhart and Victoria Beckhem. Teenage girls want to look like them. So to attain such skinny body they tend to eating disorder. It is not only the case in U.S. Ellen Goodman in her essay “The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji” has used Anthropologic research and its statics to show the eating disorder of Fijian teenager to look like actress in popular U.S television show....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Love or Art in The Picture of Dorian Gray - Love is the greatest gift one could ever give or receive. At times it can be very challenging to distinguish between true love and infatuation. In the novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde portrays the love life of Dorian Gray. Dorian’s untamed desire to know everything about life made him hunt for love. This craving caused perplexity between love and infatuation. With a throbbing heart and confused mind, Dorian visits a playhouse and was carried away by the personality and performance of Sibyl Vane....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star - “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, beauty, filmography, Oscars]
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Overt Sexualization in American Apparel’s Advertising - ... 150lbs of magic. Actress. Director. Look her up on Google.” Lauren Phoenix is a Canadian former pornographic actress who studied music at the University of Western Ontario. She was hired by American Apparel in 2005 to model their socks and underwear. Hiring a pornographic actress adds to the idea of this erotic and sexualized advertisement. Socks are a piece of clothing that is worn on ones feet. Socks keep ones feet warm in the cold weather and they also help with perspiration since feet are one of the heaviest producers of sweat in the human body....   [tags: clothing, erotic, porn] 1320 words
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The Life of Angelina Jolie - “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly,” said Angelina Jolie (“Angelina Jolie Quotes” 2). An imperfect person is made when one believes another is good the way they are, regardless of their flaws. Angelina Jolie is the definition of understanding the imperfect, as she realizes she is not perfect. Angelina Jolie is a phenomenal actress that is not only known for her substantial role in Hollywood. She is also known for her intriguing life with Brad Pitt, the constant criticism she receives about her acting and personal life, and her impact on men and women around the world....   [tags: famous movie stars, filmmaker and humanitarian] 1399 words
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Selena Siempre Selena! - The movie Selena gave me a second look on my life. When I watched the movie I could not stop watching it. I watched the movie for at least 4 – 5 times in a row the first time I bought it. The movie expresses a lot of different sides of how wonderful the movie really is. Selena the movie opens up as a grown Selena (played as Jennifer Lopez) who seemed to me to be preparing for her ultimately last concert held in Houston Astrodome. Then the movie does a flashback to the year 1961 Abraham Quintanilla was a young boy and he was struggling to find success in his band, “The Dinos.” Then the movie jumps to 1981 where Abraham is older and is married and have 3 children....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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All About Alice Childress - From history to today, African Americans have been discriminated due to their skin color. Although African Americans are still being judged today, many movements from the past have been active to stop the racial tensions. A person that showed and introduced racism toward plays is Alice Childress. Childress is an African American (Black) woman who is an actress, novelist, and playwright. Childress was the first Black woman that directed an off Broadway play that touches upon the themes of feminist, romance, biographical, socio-politic, and history....   [tags: African Americans, Discrimination, US History]
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The Unattainable American Dream in John Steinbeck’s Novel Of Mice and Men - It is the natural inclination of all men and women to dream. In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men,” the American dream is sought after by many different characters. However, the main theme in the story is how these dreams are unattainable, and how because of the Great Depression, all American dreams were dead. But what is the American dream. A unitary definition does not exist, however, the meaning of living the American dream is something that differs for everyone. For some people, the American dream might be acceptance and equality....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Literary Criticism] 743 words
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Theater Analysis of the Play "Seagull" - In the beginning of October I went to see a play “Seagull” at the LYNN Redgrave Theater that was staged as a part of a culture product. The original play was written by one of my favorite Russian authors Anton Chekhov, and that is why I chose to go and see it. I read the play before, and it was interesting for me to see an English/Irish adaptation of it. When I first entered the theater, I noticed that the scenery and the set of the play itself were small and modest. The set itself was a mixture of proscenium stage and black box stage....   [tags: names, scenes, wardrobe, directing] 958 words
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The Life of Jennifer Shrader Lawrence - ... Growing up, she was an assistant nurse at a children’s summer day camp that her mother was in charge of. She was the assistant nurse between her acting jobs. Jennifer graduated two years early with a 3.9 Grade Point Average. That was part of a deal her parents made with Jennifer to let her act at the age of 14 when she decided she wanted to have an acting career. Jennifer persuaded her parents to take her to New York. Jennifer was discovered at 14 while she was on spring break with her family in New York....   [tags: hunger games, katniss everdeen, movies] 566 words
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Acting Versus Lying Essay - Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting] 560 words
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