Jimmy Stewart
British racing driver
Jimmy Stewart
James Robert Stewart was a British racing driver from Scotland who participated in a single World Championship Grand Prix, driving for Ecurie Ecosse. He was born in Milton, West Dunbartonshire. He also competed in several non-Championship Formula One races. He was the elder brother of Jackie Stewart.
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17 Years Without Television
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The year was 2000 and we were in the middle of watching Harvey (the Jimmy Stewart classic with the six-foot rabbit) when our television made a strange little gasping noise and died. I was expecting rioting and bloodshed in the streets but my five year-old just got up to play with his trains and his two year-old sister toddled after him to chew on Thomas the Tank Engine and wreck general havoc on the Island of Sodor. Fast forward 17 years. Here are just some of the things the kids and I have done with our time instead of watch television. We've read. A lot. Our library lets us borrow 50 items at a time, and we're nearly always at out limit. They say the average American has read three works of literature since graduating from college. I just finished The Sun Also Rises so that makes number 2,347 for me (yes, I do keep track). We've had more time for music and the arts. We play the concertina, accordion, Irish whistle, guitar and Irish tenor banjo -- our band, The Lost Gypsi ...
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How Jimmy Stewart Became George Bailey
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
In making “It’s a Wonderful Life,” star Jimmy Stewart had to struggle with what today would be called post-traumatic stress disorder.
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'The Messiah' from opposite ends of the economic spectrum
LATimes - 3 months
Handel’s “Messiah” — by far the finest and most sophisticated of any Christmas staple, whether carol, ballet, poem, painting, cartoon or Jimmy Stewart movie — has always been a people’s musical messiah. The oratorio arrived on the scene to help the needy. Its 1742 premiere in Dublin was a benefit...
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One Thing You Might Not Have Realized About 'It's A Wonderful Life'
Huffington Post - 4 months
“It’s a Wonderful Life” was the actor James Stewart’s first movie after serving as a squadron commander and active bomber pilot in World War II, conducting missions in Nazi-occupied Germany. When he’d initially enlisted, the Army Air Corps wanted him to serve solely as a promotional figure to aid recruiting efforts, but Stewart insisted on having a combat role. He eventually rose from the rank of private to colonel by the time the the war ended. The director of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Capra, also put his career on hold to join the war effort, enlisting at the age of 44 to make documentary educational movies about the war for the army.  Both had doubts they could return to Hollywood business as usual. “Capra felt he hadn’t looked through a lens of a movie camera in five years and he was worried,” explained Jimmy Hawkins to The Huffington Post over the phone, talking about Capra’s apprehension over doing the movie after the war ended. Hawkins played a child in “It’s ...
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'For God's Sakes, Someone Speak Up': Missing College Student's Mom
Huffington Post - 5 months
The devastated family of Zuzu Renee Verk, a 22-year-old college student who mysteriously vanished in West Texas three weeks ago, is desperately seeking information on her whereabouts. “Someone knows something,” Verk’s mother, Lori Verk, told The Huffington Post. “We just want to find her. For God’s sakes, someone speak up and tell us where to find our daughter.” Zuzu Verk, a student at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, has been missing since Oct. 12. Police have named her boyfriend, Robert Fabian, 25, a suspect in her disappearance and say he is not cooperating in the investigation. Lori Verk said her daughter was last seen on Oct. 11, when she and Fabian went to the movies with friends.   “She had called me at 5 p.m. that day and I missed the phone call,” Verk recounted. “I called her back at 6 p.m. and her phone went straight to voicemail.” function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.v ...
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Pigskin Bomb, Prohibition and a Wacky Restaurant Score Historic 'Firsts' for Mazatlan
Huffington Post - 5 months
Photo shows sites of two of Mazatlan's "firsts": Neveria Hill (rear of picture) and the historic Hotel Belmar, opened in 1920 on Olas Altas. Besides the dubious distinction of being the first city on this side of the world to be bombed from the air, Mexico's Pacific port at Mazatlan was home to the country's first beach resort - at a time when today's playlands at Acapulco, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Ixtapa and the like were mostly just barren stretches of sand. Think of the pressure that must have been on Mexican rebel pilot Gustavo Salinas. It's 1914, during the Mexican revolution, and he's about to make history by bombing a federale fort from his rickety biplane. What's more, the 21-year-old pilot is being closely watched by the guy who ordered the raid, General Venustiano Carranza, commander of the Northern Revolutionary Constitutionalist Army (Carranza is also Salinas' uncle). When he had flown the plane to the right place (he thought) over the fort, Salinas tol ...
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If only presidential elections were like the movies
Chicago Times - 7 months
I’m a senior citizen, and our residence recently showed the Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn movie, “State of the Union.” I saw it for the first time and was blown away by its currency. This film — possibly along with Jimmy Stewart’s classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” — should be a must-see...
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Astoria Characters: The Ex-Cop on the Legal Beat
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think. Before you dismiss this seemingly novel idea, give Phill Mahony a chance to explain it to you. "Unfortunately, there's a stigma attached to bankruptcy," he says. "But it doesn't represent failure. The bankruptcy code really puts people on their feet. You come out like a new person. It's really a good deal." Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Phill has his own law practice. Phill, let the record show, is a lawyer, but this is not mere legal speak. It's the calm, cool collected talk of a man who has spent his life -- in and out of court -- helping people. Phill, a tall, calm fatherly figure who possesses the aw-shucks charming innocence of Jimmy Stewart, started out as a beat cop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. His parents, farmers from County Kerry, Ireland, came to New York for a better life. They settled in Astoria, which is where Phill, his four brothers and sister were born. Phill is across the street from his boyhood home, where ...
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DVDs: A Lost Masterpiece, TV's Coolest New Show (This Week) And More
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A new year and a new flood of DVD and BluRay releases. We start with a lost landmark of French cinema, dive into the coolest show on TV (at least until yet another one is dubbed even cooler next week) and then all bets are off. It's only January and thanks to the ever-rising spectre of streaming video on demand, studios are emptying their vaults faster than ever. OUT 1 BOXED SET ($99.95 BluRay and DVD combo; Carlotta) Like Abel Gance's Napoleon, French director Jacques Rivette's 1971 masterpiece Out 1 is much-discussed but rarely seen, a rabbit-hole of a movie that's more than 12 hours long (in one version) and essentially invisible. Napoleon is difficult to screen for technical reasons; Out 1 simply wasn't available. Now finally the movie has been restored and screened in cinemas. But it will surely find its real audience via this beautifully made boxed set. Like the standard bearers from Criterion, this release from Carlotta is impeccable. You get the entire 12+ hour epi ...
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Dr. Martin Luther King in Winnetka
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I was eight years old. Dr. King still had about three more years of work to do before he'd be shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis. Gun shots that would set angry fires blazing and police sirens wailing pain in almost every big city in America and then land him squarely in the history books forever and a day. He would be speaking in our village. And this was really different from anywhere else he had ever done his work. My family and I were walking to the "Village Green" to listen. A square block of open green near the downtown section of town where I walked with my Dad every Saturday morning to do errands. But this walk was different. It all seemed in slow motion. Nothing even close to this had ever happened here before. The population of the village was 13,000. By days end the crowd to just see him was put at 10,000. I keep saying "village." Back then you could almost call it a village. Just 100 years before that day he spoke; it was a General St ...
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Two Americas: Obama's Bullish SOTU vs. the GOP Debate's Bear in 'Revenant'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It's a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road. And: Who won the Trump-Cruz exchange over Canada and New York... plus what really is PC? On Obama's State of the Union. Depending on your POV, Obama was either withering or condescending when he mocked the GOP for implying that food stamps caused the Great Recession, and no one denied Sputnick was in the sky. When it came to his unusual "regret" that he couldn't reduce the partisan "rancor," Charles thinks it's misplaced, given Obama's own misconception: "He has a Wilsonian ideal of the president as symbol of the nation rather than a country with diverse regions and views with Congress having the right to say 'no.'" While Bob agrees that there's extreme polarization, he implies it's not because of a President who's tried bi-partisanship in Springfield and Washin ...
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