Mimi Smith
Nurse,Private Secretary,Homemaker
Mimi Smith
Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smith (24 April 1903 – 6 December 1991) was the maternal aunt and parental guardian of the English musician John Lennon. Mimi was born in Liverpool, England and was the oldest of five daughters. She became a resident trainee nurse at the Woolton Convalescent Hospital, and later worked as a private secretary. On 15 September 1939, she married George Smith, who ran his family's dairy farm and a shop in Woolton; a suburb of Liverpool.
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Hamburgo, año cero - Intereconomía
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De hecho fue esta la razón por la que el padre de Paul, que no llegaba a ganar aquella cifra, y la tía y tutora de Lennon, Mimi Smith, permitieron a los adolescentes viajar hasta Alemania. “A Hamburgo llegamos siendo unos críos y regresamos siendo unos
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05, 06 y 07 de agosto fin de semana en Moviecity, Cinecanal y the Film Zone - Agencia Orbita
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Biografía de John Lennon, uno de los fundadores de la legendaria banda “The Beatles”, en la cual se muestra desde sus primeros años de adolescencia junto a su tía Mimi Smith hasta la conformación del grupo que lo catapultó a la fama
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Laatste bands voor Frequency 2011 - Festivalinfo
Google News - over 5 years
De laatste namen zijn The Rifles, Royal Bangs, MiMi, Smith Westerns en Jack Beauregard. Eerder werd al bekend dat oa Foo FIghters en The Chemical Brothers langskomen. Het festival vindt plaats van 18 tot en met 20 augustus, dus voor de Lowlands-gangers
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Swim trio ready for Worlds challenge - Royal Gazette
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Junior coach Mimi Smith said: “Twenty of the Sharks Junior swimmers also participated in the meet and achieved great results with 50 percent of them swimming personal bests. Matthew Meszoly acquired two personal bests and finished the 100 individual
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Kids get chance to speak on issues in RSD - WWL
Google News - over 5 years
It hurts really bad," rethinker Mimi Smith told the crowd. And fourth, suspensions especially for things like wearing the wrong shoe laces, is counterproductive. They want restorative justice circles where those who caused harm repair the relationships
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For The Record - Evening Observer
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Wednesday Night Ladies League - The team of Linda Kemp and Mimi Smith had both the Low Team Gross (95) and the Low Team Net (68). Amy Edgerton had the Low Individual Gross (41) and Linda Kemp had the Low Individual Gross (32)
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Yoko Ono lends support to retro garden project at John Lennon childhood home - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
From the work of the first group, it was known that Lennon's Aunt Mimi Smith, who owned the house, liked growing soft fruit. John Lennon's cousin also aided in the research, sharing his memories of the garden layout and content
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Reflections on art, fame, and the creative process - Manila Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Set in New York, “Toxicology” novel tells the story of Mimi Smith and Eleanor Delacroix, two women who find their lives increasingly intertwined as they succumb to addiction and obscurity. Mimi and Eleanor are neighbors in a crumbling tenement in
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Book Review: Jessica Hagedorn's Toxicology inconclusive - Weekly Alibi (satire)
Google News - almost 6 years
The receiver of this text is Mimi Smith, an alcoholic one-hit-wonder horror film director. Mimi arrives at the death scene with her Flip cam. Rumors start circulating—from people's mouths, from an unknown narrator, from wherever
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Hagedorn's latest is a druggie disappointment - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 6 years
Instead, we're stuck with filmmaker Mimi Smith, who has one gory indie flick to her credit and hopes to make another. She's obsessed with Romeo Byron (the Ledger-ish film star) but not that insightful about him: "People like Romeo Byron messed up and
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"Nowhere Boy": los primeros años de John Lennon - Universo Gay
Google News - almost 6 years
La cinta está protagonizada por Aaron Johnson (John Lennon), Kristin Scott Thomas (Mimi Smith), David Threlfall (Tío George), Anne-Marie Duff (Julia), Ophelia Lovibond (Marie), y Thomas Brodie Sangster (Paul McCartney). La cinta se estrena en España el
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In Hagedorn novel 'Toxicology,' lives addicted to pain - Boston Globe
Google News - almost 6 years
There's Eleanor Delacroix, an elderly writer whose career vanished long ago, and whose addiction to cocaine and alcohol isn't bringing it back anytime soon; and her neighbor Mimi Smith, a divorced filmmaker responsible for a gory movie called “Blood
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THE LISTINGS: MARCH 3 - MARCH 9
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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The Listings: Feb. 24 - March 2
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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ON THE TOWNS; SUMMER ARTS CALENDAR
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Theater A CHILD'S GUIDE TO INNOCENCE By Vincent Sessa. Presented by the New Jersey Repertory Company. July 7 through Aug. 14. Tickets: $30. Mainstage Theater, 179 Broadway, Long Branch. (732)229-3166. ALL MY SONS By Arthur Miller. Presented by the Cornerstone Theater Company. June 29 through Aug. 7. Tickets: $10 to $12. Hackensack Cultural Arts
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Imagine: Lennon at 64; A Show of His Drawings Celebrates a Birthday That Can't Be
NYTimes - over 12 years
It isn't a milestone anniversary, exactly; it doesn't end in zero or five. But John Lennon would have been 64 on Saturday. And given that one of the chestnuts of the Lennon-McCartney song catalog was the 1920's-style ''When I'm Sixty-Four'' -- a song actually written by Paul McCartney, but like all their Beatles-era work, credited to both -- it
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Paid Notice: Deaths SMITH, MIRIAM, ''MIMI
NYTimes - almost 14 years
SMITH-Miriam, ''Mimi.'' The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is deeply saddened by the untimely death of the beloved wife of our esteemed colleague Dr. A. Hal Strelnick, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, as well as Program Director of our new Hispanic Center of Excellence. We extend our heartfelt
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Paid Notice: Deaths SMITH, RUTH BAYARD
NYTimes - over 14 years
SMITH-Ruth Bayard. On May 26, 2002. Of Leonia, N.J. Beloved wife of Arnold Aronson. Cherished daughter of the late Philip R. and Anna Smith. Devoted stepmother of Isaac Davy Aronson. Dear sister of Mimi Smith and the late Alan Smith. Cherished sister-in-law of Burt Lieberman. Loving aunt of Jenny Lieberman, Bruce Lieberman and Paulyn Cartwright.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mimi Smith
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 84
    Although the oldest of the Stanley girls, Mimi was the last of them to die. Cynthia, Sean and Ono attended her funeral on 12 December 1991: McCartney, Harrison, and Starr all sent floral arrangements.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the animosity between Cynthia and Mimi, Varcoe remembered Cynthia crying throughout the whole funeral, and said that Mimi had always spoken positively about her. Mimi was cremated at the Poole Crematorium and the reception was at the Harbour Heights Hotel. The whereabouts of her ashes is unknown. Ono put Mimi's house up for sale on the same day as the cremation, but it was demolished in 1994, so a four-bedroomed house could be built on the site. Mimi was portrayed on film in Birth of The Beatles (1979), John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985), In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000), and by actress Kristin Scott Thomas in Nowhere Boy (2010). McCartney disagreed with the director of Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor-Wood, about the original script portrayal of Mimi, saying: "Aunt Mimi was not cruel. She was mock strict, but she was a good heart who loved John madly." Taking McCartney's advice, Taylor-Wood agreed to change the script.
  • 1980
    Age 73
    On 5 December 1980, three days before Lennon was murdered, he called her to say he was homesick and was planning a trip back to England.
    More Details Hide Details After Lennon's death, Mimi was furious to find out that he had never transferred the ownership of the house over to her, which meant that Ono owned the house, and could sell it at any time.
  • 1972
    Age 65
    Before Christmas in 1972, she met the then-divorced Cynthia at the funeral of Mimi's sister, Harriet, in Liverpool.
    More Details Hide Details Mimi sternly criticised Cynthia for divorcing Lennon—and letting him start a relationship with Yoko Ono—by saying she should have stopped him from making "an idiot of himself". Even though Mimi was described as domineering, Ono later compared herself to her when describing her own relationship with Lennon. She later admitted that Ono was a good wife and mother. After Lennon's death, Ono and Sean Lennon visited Mimi in Liverpool, where she was staying at her sister Anne's house because of a heart condition. She said, "Sean is like John in every way—looks and manner—and he has got John's sense of humour. As long as he keeps away from music, he will be all right". Ono later bought 'Mendips' and donated it to The National Trust. It was renovated to make it look as it was in the 1950s when Lennon lived there, and Ono paid a visit before it was opened to the public. Lennon's cousin, Michael Cadwallader, had advised the National Trust on how the house looked when the Smiths lived there.
  • 1971
    Age 64
    Lennon moved to New York in 1971, and never returned to England again.
    More Details Hide Details Despite losing touch with several family members, he kept in close contact with her and telephoned her every week.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 58
    The Lennons and their son visited her there in the summer of 1965, which was the last time all three of them visited the house together.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon later gave his aunt his MBE medal, but later asked for it back so that he could return it in protest. Lennon gave Mimi an allowance of £30 per week, but when she found out that his wife's mother was being given the same amount, she phoned the Lennons' house and said, "What has she mother done to deserve anything? Tell John, when you speak to him, that I am very, very annoyed", before slamming down the phone.
    The success of The Beatles caused problems for her and she was constantly pestered by fans at 'Mendips', so she sold the house for £6,000 in 1965; Lennon bought her a £25,000 bungalow by the beach called Harbour's Edge in Sandbanks, at 126 Panorama Road, Poole, Dorset, which was her home for the rest of her life.
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  • 1964
    Age 57
    Mimi had relatives in Eketahuna, New Zealand because her maternal aunt, Harriet Millward, had married and moved there. Mimi had exchanged letters with her relatives over the years, so Lennon arranged for a tour of New Zealand in 1964.
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  • 1962
    Age 55
    In the summer of 1962, Cynthia discovered that she was pregnant with Lennon's child, so Lennon proposed marriage.
    More Details Hide Details When he told his aunt, she threatened never to speak to him again to stop him from going through with it. Lennon and Cynthia were married on 23 August, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool, although Mimi did not attend. Lennon had wanted his half-sisters, cousins, and aunts to be there, but Mimi had contacted them beforehand and advised them against attending. After the Lennons had been living at Brian Epstein's flat for a few months (and after hearing about Cynthia's near-miscarriage), she offered to rent her downstairs back room to them.
  • 1957
    Age 50
    The two sisters first saw Lennon perform with the Quarrymen at the Woolton St. Peter's Church fête on the afternoon of 6 July 1957.
    More Details Hide Details Julia (who knew that her son would be performing) heard music coming from the field behind the church (now the site of the Bishop Martin School), and pulled Mimi along with her to listen. Lennon saw his aunt coming through the crowd and comically changed the words of a song to feature her name: "Oh-oh, here comes Mimi down the aisle now " Mimi related two versions of what she thought that day after seeing Lennon on stage: "I was horrified to behold John in front of a microphone", and "as pleased as Punch to see him up there". With help from Mimi and Lennon's headmaster, Lennon was accepted into the Liverpool College of Art because his aunt insisted that he should have some sort of academic qualifications, even though Lennon was beginning to show an interest in music. She opposed the idea of him forming a band and disapproved of McCartney because he was, "working class", calling him "John's little friend". When she later met Harrison, she "hated him" because of his thick Liverpudlian accent and Teddy Boy clothes. Lennon and McCartney often met at Mendips to write songs, and rehearsed in the glass-panelled porch at the front of the house, which was the only place they were allowed to play. She once asked Parkes to take her to The Cavern to see Lennon and the Beatles play, but when she descended into the damp, dark cellar; full of screaming teenagers, she shouted to Parkes, "Get him Lennon out, get him out!
  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 39
    In July 1946, Alf Lennon visited the Smiths and took Lennon to Blackpool, ostensibly for a long holiday, but with the secret intention of emigrating to New Zealand with him.
    More Details Hide Details Julia went to Blackpool and took Lennon back to her house, but a few weeks later she handed him back over to Mimi. Lennon then lived continuously at Mendips, in the smallest bedroom above the front door. Although she was a caring guardian, she was also known for being very strict, compared to the more relaxed influence of her husband and Lennon's mother. Family friends described Mimi as stubborn, impatient, and unforgiving, but also said that she had a strong sense of humour. On many occasions when she criticised Lennon, he would respond with a joke, and the two of them would be "rolling around, laughing together". Mimi bought volumes of short stories for Lennon, and her husband taught Lennon to read at the age of five by reading aloud the headlines of the Liverpool Echo. Every summer, from the age of nine until he was fifteen, she sent Lennon alone on a ten-hour bus journey to visit his Aunt Mater and cousin Stanley Parkes at their home near Loch Meadie in Durness, Scotland. Mimi also took her charge to a garden party in Calderstones Park every year, where a Salvation Army band played. She remembered Lennon pulling her by the hand to get there, saying, "Hurry up Mimi – we’re going to be late". Strawberry Field, in Beaconsfield Road, was the name of a Salvation Army house that Lennon would later immortalise in the Beatles' song, "Strawberry Fields Forever".
  • 1939
    Age 32
    Mimi and Smith were finally married on 15 September 1939.
    More Details Hide Details They bought a semi-detached house called Mendips—named after the range of hills—at 251 Menlove Avenue, in a middle class area of Liverpool. Menlove Avenue suffered extensive damage during World War II, and she said that she often had to throw a wet blanket on incendiary bombs that fell in the garden. During the war the government took over the Smiths' farmland for war work, and Smith was called up for service, but was discharged three years later, working in an aircraft factory in Speke until the end of the war. Smith later left the milk trade and started a small bookmaker's business, which led Mimi to complain later that he was a compulsive gambler, and had lost most of their money.
    On 15 September 1939, she married George Smith, who ran his family's dairy farm and a shop in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool.
    More Details Hide Details After her younger sister, Julia Lennon, separated from her husband, she and her son (Lennon), moved in with a new partner, but Mimi contacted Liverpool's Social Services and complained about him sleeping in the same bed as the two adults. Julia was eventually persuaded to hand the care of Lennon over to the Smiths. Lennon lived with the Smiths for most of his childhood, and remained close to his aunt, even though she was highly dismissive of his musical ambitions, his girlfriends, and wives. She often told the teenage Lennon: "The guitar's all right John, but you'll never make a living out of it". In 1965, Lennon bought her a bungalow in Poole, Dorset, where she lived until her death in 1991. Despite later losing touch with other family members, Lennon kept in close contact and telephoned her every week, until his death in 1980. The Smiths' house in Liverpool was later donated to The National Trust.
  • 1938
    Age 31
    Julia Stanley married Alfred ("Alf" or "Fred") Lennon on 3 December 1938, and on 9 October 1940, the couple's first and only child was born.
    More Details Hide Details Mimi phoned the Oxford Street Maternity Hospital that evening and was told that Julia had given birth to a boy. According to Mimi, she went straight to the hospital during the middle of an air raid, and was forced to hide in doorways to avoid the shrapnel. She ran, as she later recalled, "as fast as my legs could carry me". When a parachute-borne landmine fell outside the hospital, she later said, "My sister Julia stayed in bed, and they put the baby Lennon under the bed. They wanted me to go into the basement, but I wouldn't. I ran all the way back to Newcastle Road to tell father Stanley the news. 'Get under the shelter,' the wardens were shouting. 'Oh, be quiet,' I told them." The story about the air-raid has since been repudiated, as there was no attack that night. The previous raid had been on 21–22 September, and the next was on 16 October, when the areas of Walton and Everton were badly hit.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1932
    Age 25
    In early 1932 she met George Smith, who lived across from the hospital where she worked, and to which he delivered milk every morning.
    More Details Hide Details Smith and his brother, Frank Smith, operated a dairy farm and a shop in Woolton that had been in the Smith family for four generations. Smith started courting Mimi, but was constantly thwarted by her indifference and her father's interference. Stanley would only allow the couple to sit in the back room at Newcastle Road when he or his wife were in the front room, and before it grew too late he would burst into the back room and loudly order Smith home. The courtship lasted almost seven years, but Smith grew tired of waiting. After delivering milk to the hospital one morning he gave her an ultimatum that she must marry him, "or nothing at all!"
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born in 1906.
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