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"william gillette" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"Premium membership and head to book club as the most informed book reader. They've ever seen okay with the pucca son with the show have jeopardized buxton. No i felt my favorite plaque plucky in the uk a lifting the label is mental calculator. So w buxton lift in the early eighteenth century I we think he was an autistic savant. You know people who can do unbelievable calculations in the head so jeopardy. Ibox once after a church sermon. What did you think of the sermon. And he said oh. I just counted. How many words were it's good. I know he was self completely. Self taught not formally trained at all and didn't know much about anything except numbers but knew everything about numbers so he walked around the local area. Which is called. Elton about a thousand acres and he could give it size not only acres but also in square inches. He was amazing. Sounds i have no idea what you just said. It was trying to count the number of words he was saying. It sounds really is now if you feel you blindfolded and you give it a pair of ahah buffs than it. Come find fish. I'm not surprised. Yeah to actually sorry. I've missed read. This they can find fish show followed them and give them enough for being an incredibly underwhelming interesting because they use the whiskers right and the whiskas can tell the movements in the water at this is amazing so when fish swim we've talked before that they have light lots of eddies and vortices and stuff like that. We stay leaving the water. The seals whiskas can detect these tiny little votes sees in a fish that swam past thirty seconds ago but swamped thirty seconds. Go feel was and then it can still follow the the track off the fish together. Even if it's wearing earmuffs thought handed tell sort of the time that's passed brought rather than up to like and they'd be like ooh fifteen seconds ahead 'cause they can tell the strength of the way they come till the future future. What i'm saying is they could count up to thirty when they feel it. Let's say it's a wake that comes fifteen seconds after it's been there can they know it's fifteen second can count up to thirty six thirty but i think they will have a basic idea of time. I will know that. I know that the fawzi's will be stronger. If it has more recently passed something you feel are getting stronger that yeah you don't want you're trying to find something in your house where the smell's coming from. You're not counting the you know you're saying that's exactly five meters away but you could tell closer. Also i think if you want to sue anyone you should sued the makers of shylock combs baffled. Have you guys seen that movie. No it's from nine thousand nine hundred. It's the first ever movie with sherlock holmes in it's on it's an american silent film Basically it's very much against the canon of shot combs because what happens. Is people kind of stealing things from under his nose and then using trick photography they just disappear and then you just picture of sherlock holmes going what happened. Why did they disappear. And then they reappeared another part of the room and then they steal something else that disappear again and it goes on like that for a couple of minutes and i just don't think that that's really i mean now first of all he doesn't solve anything he just looking baffled. Yeah he's baffled. Yeah well that was made in one thousand nine hundred. I believe is that right. So there's another one which i'd love to see nine thousand nine hundred sixteen the mystery of the leaping fish and this was a movie where charlotte himes was sort of pood- by douglas fairbanks. Douglas fairbanks junior who was one of hollywood's leading actors at the time he was a swashbuckling adventure and he along with charlie chaplin. They said they set up you. A huge influence in hollywood back in the day and he played basically the druggy version of sherlock holmes. Really bringing up that side of his character so the way that in the movie he was presented he wasn't called sherlock holmes. He was called coke any day e. n. n. y. the y. surname and he had a bandolier of syringes. He wore across his chest so he was constantly injecting himself as the movie went to sounds. Okay yeah he had a clock with the clock face it says eats drinks sleeps and dope instead of the numbers so he would know when to inject himself and the idea is that coke days was trying to find all of these drug barons and once he caught them he would sample all the drugs that they had as he was busting them and fairbanks hated the movie. After it came out it was only a two reeler and He just said this is horrific. But that's one of the earliest sherlock holmes. Maybe as well as and say nine hundred sixteen. Yeah but that dan. That was the first year the first full length. Shallow comes fell but this was a serious because he was because it wasn't a mad cocaine rub it was He was played by william gillette. Who was a distant cousin of the gillette razor family. Yeah exactly yeah. A. and williams was really interesting guy so he only played sherlock comes in one movie but that was after he played them on stage. About one thousand three hundred times he'd come up with a stage version of it and yeah and he and dole actually friends they. I mean was probably pleased because he managed to work out a way of doing the character well on stage and it was respectful and all of this but also entertaining and when they met. I really like this williams. You let they'll meeting. I think on the same train. And gillette got off the train dressed as homes and then he found out the conan doyle and he examined him through a magnifying glass and that was from that point they were firm friends loved it. It's a risky move. Isn't it yeah you might think you would take the pestilence but we will say we ought temperance balls in britain which were super popula round the th century again with this big push to stop people drinking and apparent need for every little mill town. It'd be at least three temperance spas which is essentially like a. I mean the cuff owed like milk. Papa the cafe bites the used to be not not that long ago that was definitely one in lunka show and they'll not much. Well there's one left now and it's fitzpatrick's in lancashire you're absolutely right and the owner of the fitzpatrick's in two thousand twelve. He just been on harry by talking about the great stuff about alcohol. Drinks like danny lion burdock and how great says and how popular the boss still was and then he was done drink-driving Have you heard of the nuclear bomb. That was dropped. On the greg's i can't understand that greg's well no. I've tricked you with my words. This is the story of the only nuclear bomb. The has ever been dropped on american soil by an american plane..
"william gillette" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool
"There was a there was a castle in Connecticut called the it's the Gillette cast. It's Gillette Castle State Park in William, Gillette lived there and he played. He played Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Castle. The relevant, a relevant story to the idea of what your favorite Sherlock Holmes but way. Like he, he played Sherlock Holmes in a movie. On stage on stage. Okay. I thought I. Thought you created his own castle to cause play Sherlock Holmes in. The. Extremely bad, ass. Like he was like if you pull up to the gates, there's a Sinus Rpo only zone and you have to be in character. There'd be motherfucking moriarty up in here. You can only enter if you're. Or Watts and if your home. You can't do it. There's so many other character sherlock. Your Watson, he makes the universe guy come in and character. which guy though like at and T. U. Verse Guy Comes in? But he has he has to be in character. I'm here to install your dimensional walks device. It's like the fog in What do you call it the South Park? Episode. There in the old West town don't bring character. Would agree that was a great episodes I learned that was. Actually I was subconsciously stealing from that I think. That rib was it all these like Burger King or something? At the end I, think all they stole Burger King like. What's the code to the SAFE? I don't know nothing about no codes they just shoot them in the face. Such gaps. What else think that's it on sure on on an old homes we liked it a lot audience gave it in eighty three. So that's an eighty nine. Thirty six eighty, five, eighty, three, divided by four as an eighty, six average. Twenty. Twenty. Yeah. Credibly. Enjoyable movie. All right. What's the British things in people and places? Anything British. The British draft anything goes. Let's see we got to figure out the draft order here. We share my screen. Let's see. It's me exact order again. It's usually the same morte. We're GONNA go to. randomize. Random dot was open up his homepage and it was being. Trial Ken Jack Yeah I use Microsoft Edge. US Mike. I know us being Google is my is my default search, but I use edge because on my pc I installed edge when they released a new version of it and it just it was a parasite on my google chrome and it sucked everything out of it passwords, credit cards, Shit bookmarks, and then it just broke twitter. Somewhat using edge now it's a great business model it got me to use edge It's the same program as chrome and they just they ruined by chrome. So Kenji trill Jeff Audience. This is going to be the order for the draft. randomize. Audience can inject Jeff Trill. Audience Can Jack Jeff. trill curious the first. So the audience has.
"william gillette" Discussed on A Biography Podcast - Life Histories of Successful People
"Though Charlie was getting a lot of good work and musicals he wanted to get into comedy. His First Comedy Act was in the show Jim directed by Harry Saints. Bury the show was not very successful but Charlie was praised by many for his distinguished performance. By this time Charlie had abandoned his education and had become a full-time entertainer. Charlie. Then acted in the Sherlock Holmes show in front of live audiences in nationwide tours. He performed his role. So brilliantly that he was called to London to perform the same role alongside William Gillette, the original Sherlock Holmes Sydney Charlie's half brother was also working fulltime and comedy sketches by the time he helped Charlie and getting some prominent comedy roles. Reviewers called Charlie. One of the greatest pantomime artists they had ever seen after a series of successful comedy shows on Stage Charlie entered the movie industry in Nineteen Fourteen and signed a deal with keystone studio. He worked with several big film studios throughout his career. Charlie always wanted to have full control and freedom over his films in their distribution. He was also concerned about the quality the big studios we're lacking. So he formed his own distribution company in partnership with three other artists. This distribution company was called United Artists? First marriage. Before the company was founded Charlie married an actress named Mildred Harris who claimed she was pregnant with his child. So they got married very quietly and the pregnancy turned out to be fake Charlie had married mildred only because he thought she was pregnant when he found out, she wasn't actually pregnant. He became quite unhappy with the marriage. He actually became a father on seventh July nineteen nineteen but his son was born deformed and died three days later finally, Charlie ended the marriage in the year nineteen twenty citing irreconcilable differences. The Kid. Deriving from this traumatic experience and his own childhood. Memories Charlie filmed his new movie this movie The kid in which he played the role of a foster father of an abandoned young boy became a hit immediately it was one of the first films that combined the nuances of comedy and drama. There are many instances when the movie touches, Your Heart for instance, Charlie doesn't have a job. So to make the money needed for survival, the boy breaks, window glasses of strangers. Then Charlie who casually comes along repairs, these glasses and charges money for it. This scene makes you cry by displaying how cruel poverty can be at the same time. It makes you laugh because of the comedy that comes along with it. Several similar scenes throughout the movie make you laugh and cry at the same time the movie Charlie wanted to be remembered for. After a string of successful films under his own Banner Charlie. Decided that his next film should be epic. He started writing the gold rush which was inspired by the Donner Party. It was an elaborate film and the production cost was about one million dollars at that time. The gold rush was filmed for about fifteen months. It went on to become one of the highest grossing films of its time at the time of its Release Charlie? Chaplin. said that it was the film he wanted to be remembered for..
"william gillette" Discussed on Conversations
"Ambitions was such that she. Obviously we didn't want to stay in Adelaide. She went from there to Sydney two pots points. And how did she launched herself from there to the United States. Well festival she. She moved to Sydney. Because that was way you would be able to break into the theater and She had lessons with one of the leading. Elocution and drama tasers there and he used to put on You know the students display at the end of the year and she started to be noticed in the newspapers and then she when she was eighteen. She was lucky enough to get a job with Julius Knight who was the great at the manager of the time and she really looked at. I guess it wasn't just lack of talent as well. That having him as her first at manager was she says later that he taught her everything that she knew making the decision to leave Australia. She could have. She chose the United States. Rather than England Ingraham's the more conventional destination at the sped. Renamed but this is wartime us. This war war so America instead. She made a decision to go at the end of nineteen seventeen and she went at the beginning of ninety. Nineteen but Hollywood food was opening up at that time and a number of the based act as Australian actors and actresses. He's going off and you could just get on a steamer in Sydney and been Los Angeles San Francisco nineteen days later or what it happens when she landed in Los Angeles. She was lucky when she got off the out in San Francisco. She met a woman who wrote about the movies. She talks about her as the first friend that she might in America she went to Los Angeles in Hollywood with with her and she tried to introduce her to all the major people. SHOULD LIVE INTRODUCTION TO CECIL B. DEMILLE IS A. Ah what happened when she went to see him. Well it's it's an interesting story because you know he just wasn't the slightest bit interested. This was the period when Mary Pickford was doing her little girl. Cute go go yeah. She was the slender Interesting looking to go. Yes yes work. Now Oh several decades later when Demille saw In one of her one of great stage performances and he wrote to her and said I'm sorry. Hey had recognized is to talent at the time. But she wasn't the beauty that he needed. How did she get a start in? She went to New York after the to start in Broadway anyway. She had about five years. I think taking what she could mean which was usually in the provinces some way think of does not in twenty two. She was noticed by one of the major older actors. William Gillette and he arranged for her to have a part in the the touring company so she was a great heat in that her big breakthrough well as with with another of the all time leading actors. This time she had. She knew that he was looking for a certain sort of girl. For this This was a very emotional part. And so she called him up and said I'm the right person for you. So he said Oh. We'll come come and see me. And she talked to way into getting that and she was an enormous success particularly in Chicago. Hi guys and Chicago always loved due to Anderson. She's always got an enormous audience. They she Charlie Chaplin went to see her on stage. That's right yeah I went out together. Take Chapel was a famous pants man of the I don't think he got into her parents. Die For a little bit but he even talk. I don't know whether it was just newspaper. Talk or not bad. Haven talked about building having a theater for her in New York but but she was under contract to David Balasko by that time. The PRESARIO. The Great Impresario a Broadway would y and he kicked up enormous passed since then and I know that said that was the end of tally chaplain in the line on the twenty. She made a visit back to Australia. It was a star on Broadway at this but she came back to. Australia wasn't a triumph. For the fact she ended up having a breakdown at the at the end of the tour. Why did she have that? Break down the critics hated the plays that she was in. They were too sexy one of the reasons that she made such a sort of became a star. So quickly on Broadway was that she. We had a a new sort of sexuality that was becoming popula moving away moving away from the little go with the with the ringlets unison. Little Girl Bill to the the flat PA made a second sort of flat but not the little innocent flap about bat and that was her when she came back to Australia and played. Those rawls was a bit. Like if it's a bit Komo schoolmarmish about all we don't want you being vulgar overseas and representing the strider in a way that mark maximum were but this was a worldwide thing at at the time. And we'll choose in Australia. Being bowled out for being overly sexual in these plays friends of hers were being put in prison in New York for being overly sexual identity. Whether you remember there was a play called sakes that west by wiss in prison overnight. But they were jailed for obscenity. I mean it wasn't just that Ustralia was he's pretty much of a whereas a country at the time but Interestingly though you as one of the critics right at the time of the tour which as you say was got that kind of offended critical services another predicted right. Though in response some people complained that the theater is not true to life. And then when a Judith Anderson comes along in a play which temperamentally artistically is so true who to life that it bites. Like an `Syd I how that the term much truth. There was some kind of critic ready to recognize. The object was mixed in Melbourne which is always known for its well apparently audiences were down to just a few dozen so it was. It made an impact world. She went back to America and things better for her again over there quickly. She started doing doing movies. Yeah Hollywood they leading roles of more interesting character raw interesting character will have first movie which many people would know about. It's called blood money which was made in nineteen thirty three. It was one of the last pre code movies and you familiar with the audio. This was the Hollywood code a Censorship Code that was put in place by the studios to make sure that movies didn't get too racy to succeed anything that what was considered incident deviant sexually at the time or too violent or glorify what they thought was criminal enter. Exactly exactly is run. A bit of this is before the code. Yes it was not in thirty three. which was the code came at the end of that year so it was still pretty racy than gays? Yes and it had all when it had lesbians and transsexuals and she. She herself was a very sultry. Not Club very very smart but absolutely gorgeous in the sort of beautiful dresses that she always wore. She went back onto onto the stage to do a production of hamlet with John Gielgud where he wasn't so so John Young very young very young. Joe This is nine hundred eighty six and she was playing. Queen Gertrude at the door did. She's sexualize did. I think you've probably seen the fighter fighting off that I've got quite a lot of head bosoms showing main main critics talked about it as a totally new and vivid reimagining of Queen Gertrude. She got married in nineteen thirty. Seven took that marriage How courtship and marriage hey was a professor of English at the the University of California Berkeley they met in nineteen twenty nine and the seemed to be a an immediate veit attraction between them but then the courtship was mainly carried on by later for a number of years he is in nineteen thirty seven? Something broke and she decided she would try married life so so with her. First I husband. He was based in northern California and she's primarily working in southern California interest in Hollywood and New York. How did they arrange that to dice spin she? She agreed that she would give up. But I don't know what he did this but she said that she would give up the stage and go and live in in Berkeley with him. Play the professor's wife lasted about six months that the enjoyment and then and she started to long for the stage again. The the whiff.
"william gillette" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
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"william gillette" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"At a small bowler hat. That Trump character made millions of people love and turn Charlie Chaplin into a household name. And in his day the highest paid entertainer in the world. But what lay behind Charlie Chaplin's extraordinary success who is the man behind the cinema icon. I'm Bridget KENDALL. And in this forum from the BBC World Service. We're going to explore the world of Charlie Chaplin the films that made him famous. The people who helped him become a star and the hidden debts and contradictions of the slapstick humor. I'm joined by three chaplain. Experts pulled on the editor of the Charlie Chaplin archives and many other books on historic films. Dona corn Haber associate professor at the university of Texas at Austin, and author of Charlie Chaplin director and film historian, Ellen Cheshire, contributing author of the Charlie Chaplin archives. Welcome to all three of you. And let's start with where Charlie Chaplin came from as far as we know he was born in London in eighteen eighty nine to parents were both music hall entertainers, and he recalls in his memoirs that he I found himself onstage at an early age to cover his ailing mother at the age of five I made my first appearance on stage. Mother usually brought me to the theater at night in preference to leaving the alone in rented rooms, she was playing the canteen at Aldershot, a grubby mean theater catering mostly to soldiers, they were rowdy lot in wanted little excuse to deride and ridicule. I remember standing in the wings when mother's voice cracked once. More the audience began to laugh and to make catcalls until mother was obliged to walk off the stage. When she came into the wings. She was very upset and argued with the stage manager who having seen me performed before mother's friends said something about letting me go on in her place and in the turmoil. I remember him leading me by the hand. And after a few explanatory was the audience leaving me on stage alone. And before a glare footlights and faces in smoke. I started to sing accompanied by the orchestra which fiddled about until it found my key. It was a well known song called Jack Jones. I was quite at home. I talked to the audience danced and did several imitations. And when my mother came onto the stage to carry me off, a presence, evoked, tremendous applause. That's night was my first appearance and mother's last. That's sort of early. Start wasn't so unusual for the children of actors and performers in the late nineteenth century. Buster Keaton chaplains, fellow comedian began performing with his parents in the three kitchens, the age of just three but chaplains early family life is a bit patchy to say, the least his father was not around and the key figures in his childhood where his mother Hannah and his elder half brother, Sydney. So an tell us about his mother Hannah. Yes. So his mother Harriet was a singer dancer who performed under the stage name of lily Harley, but as you heard in that extract, she was often ill and increasingly so a throughout Charlie's childhood. She was in and out of the infirmaries. And when she wasn't working Kelly money was very tight. It was a complete deprivation for the two boys and hustle. They found themselves in the work houses. And then at some point she was admitted to cane hill mental asylum, which was very tragic for the young Charlie who wants his brother had gone to see in the navy was left alone with his mother tried to combine school and looking after. So this young boy had to fend for himself in order to survive, and as a teenager, he signed up with a theatrical agent and find himself working alongside to actors noted for that portrayal of Sherlock, Holmes. Tell us who they were and how how they helped chaplain Allen he was about fourteen when he signed up with the agency and within only a few months, he managed to scare part as you say in Charlotte combs, and he was caused as Billy the page boy for forty week tests. This is a magnificent break for him. He done some stage work earlier with the eight Lancashire lads o'clock dancing troupe. But this is his fast acting roles, and he was going to earn the grand some of. Of two pounds ten shillings a week. So, you know, huge tan for chaplain family's finances. So he was caused by Mr A h Saint spree who was taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in the tower and then in London with William Gillette about the next couple of years pretty steady earner for them. And then his first big break comes when he's seventeen job with an entertainment troupe called Fred Connors speechless comedians, which he secured through his older brother, Sydney and pull this is when his career as an entertainer really took off. Yes. Well, Sydney, become one of the leading comedians had CONNER was even writing sketches and he arranged for chaplain to audition for Fred Connor. And from the beginning, Charlie was brilliant. He was living and adding things to pulse of the sketches that previously had no laughs. So he was a great asset for college and very soon became a lead comedian of his own and had his own troupe. And this troop. Went off to American toward America. Criss cross across North America in Canada, and he became famous as this liberated. Oh, man that first s tour with the Fred Connor troop was followed by a second US two in one thousand nine hundred twelve thirteen and as you say Charlie was beginning to impress people. Because the story goes that a telegram arrived addressed to the tour manager with the following question. Is there a man named Chapman in your company or something like that stop if so will he communicate with castle and Bauman twenty four long acre building Broadway. Stop apparently at first Charlie Chaplin thought lawyers must be trying to get in touch with him because a relative had died. But in fact, the telegram was on behalf of the leading US film. Production company called keystone who wanted to offer him a contract donor. What did they offer Charlie? And why one of the major players at keystone was about to leave to start his own motion picture company and ahead of keystone and impresario by the name of Mack Sennett. I was looking for a replacement and he had seen chaplain stage act and thought he would make a good addition to his company Senate as styled himself as America's king of comedy. He was a man of many abilities as actor writer director producer. But probably his greatest skill was his eye for comic talent, many of the most popular cummick actors of the silent era were hired to work in films by Senate chaplain was undoubtedly has his greatest discovery for his part chaplain was actually rather disappointed that the telegram was not about an inheritance from some distant relative to be an actor with the CARNOT company with one of the most prestigious jobs, first stage comedian in that era and chaplain didn't have all that much respect for the comic films than being made in the states. He had seen some keystone films, and he considered them beneath his talents. But the money was too good to pass up. He's done offer chaplain one hundred and fifty. Dollars a week. It's about four thousand dollars per week in today's figures, this is more than twice what he was making with CARNOT chaplain thought he would work in motion pictures for a year or two and then build up an even bigger fan base that would allow him to return to his work on stage at an even higher salary. He was a stage performer at hard at this point. And he never intended to stay in motion pictures, but he took the offer. Well, this was as we now inert suspected, very important moment. The moment in one thousand fourteen when Charlie Chaplin moved from the world of stage and into the world of the move. Is it turned out it wasn't that easy to make the adjustment. He wasn't an immediate success as his boss at the keystone studio, Maxine Senate later recalled..
"william gillette" Discussed on Sherlock Holmes Adventures
"It was very forceful personality but mainly i must admit rathbone was the one who comes to my mind is not true and the many people who consider the nineteen thirty nine pound of the baskervilles as the best uh a portrayal of a home uh love rathbone did in the course they went on from that to the whole of a series ira remember save john barrymore as sherlock holmes whole really can be dead one is very earlier on i knew he did one but i didn't realize it would never lila that was silent i believe i was quite at the time but as i recall he wasn't bad but then i was very young i so a gentleman just two uh wind this up uh we've covered the illustrators and we'll be back with some interesting observations in just a moment we've been talking go of william gillette the actor and for those hopes of our audience who were not familiar with we angela he was an actor who wrote uh and and got to a permission to use a writer a play and enacted into place guardian 1898 and he perform in this role until he started his farewell performance in 1929 and he matched a large sum of money as an portraying the role of homes and buildings sapa castle on the booster tonic river complete with its own railroad and he was identified in many people's minds uh with sherlock holmes as being the best personification uh that anyone could possibly come up with an doyle himself said it was an uncanny resemblance on stage uh i just wanna move onto something i wanna quote uh from uh very famous american sherlock in writer vincent starret and he has written quote.