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Giannini, Attilio Henry

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Medicine and Health; Banking. 1099 words.

Giannini, Attilio Henry (02 March 1874–07 February 1943), physician, banker, and motion picture executive, was born in San Jose, California, the son of Italian immigrants Luigi Giannini and...

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Guinan, Texas

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1232 words.

Guinan, Texas (12 January 1884–05 November 1933), nightclub personality, was born Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Michael Guinan, a grocery wholesaler, and Bessie...

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Hopper, Edna Wallace

Nola Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Film; Business and Management. 1174 words.

Hopper, Edna Wallace (17 January 1864?–14 December 1959), actress, entrepreneur, and financier, was born and raised in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Walter Wallace. (Her...

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Maxwell, John (1877–1940), film financier and cinema owner

Robert Murphy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Banking. 749 words.

Maxwell, John (1877–1940), film financier and cinema owner, was born in Scotland. He trained as a solicitor and practised in Glasgow. In 1912 he acquired an interest in a Glasgow cinema and...

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Millington, Mary [real name Mary Ruth Quilter; married name Mary Ruth Maxted] (1945–1979), sex worker and actress

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1034 words.

Millington, Mary [real name Mary Ruth Quilter; married name Mary Ruth Maxted] (1945–1979), sex worker and actress, was born on 30 November 1945 at Willesden Maternity Hospital, London, the...

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Ostrer, Mark (1892–1958), financier and film producer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Banking. 3 words.

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Ostrer, Maurice (d. 1975), financier and film producer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Banking. 3 words.

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Payne, Virginia

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1196 words.

Payne, Virginia (1910–10 February 1977), radio actress and entertainment union leader, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Personal information on Payne is scant. She took two degrees from the...

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Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Film. 3762 words.

Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker, was born on 22 December 1888, at Chesnut Villas, Holderness Road, Drypool, near Kingston upon Hull, the youngest...

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Schine, G. David

Kristen Williams.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics. 1099 words.

Schine, G. David (11 September 1927–19 June 1996), government official and businessman, was born Gerard David Schine, the son of J. Myer Morris Schine, millionaire owner of radio stations,...

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