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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Desiring the Big Bad Blade

Amira Jarmakani.

in Imperialist Love Story

July 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 13913 words.

Chapter 3 turns to the concept of liberal multiculturalism to look more closely at how race and ethnicity are constructed in relation to the sheikh-hero. Contrary to the original formula in...

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Mackaill, Dorothy (1903–1990), film actress

Neil Sinyard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1123 words.

Mackaill, Dorothy (1903–1990), film actress, was born at 20 Newstead Street, Hull, on 4 March 1903, the daughter of John Mackaill, a manager employed by the Maypole Butter Company, and his...

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Thomas, Ralph Philip (1915–2001), film director

Andrew H. Spicer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1063 words.

Thomas, Ralph Philip (1915–2001), film director, was born on 11 August 1915 at 139 Coltman Street, Kingston upon Hull, the elder son of Samuel Thomas, a commercial traveller for Shell, and...

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Best, Richard (1916–2004), film editor

Alan Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1135 words.

Best, Richard (1916–2004), film editor, was born Augustus Percy Best on 28 June 1916 at Sandford, Ferens Avenue, Hull, Yorkshire, the son of George Augustus Blakeney Best, a wholesale...

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Thomas, Gerald Cyril (1920–1993), film director

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 986 words.

Thomas, Gerald Cyril (1920–1993), film director, was born on 10 December 1920 at 139 Coltman Street, Hull, the younger son of Samuel Thomas, a petroleum company's inspector, and his wife,...

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Evens, George Bramwell (1884–1943), broadcaster

John A. Hargreaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio. 1480 words.

Evens, George Bramwell (1884–1943), broadcaster, was born on 15 February 1884 at 3 Argyle Street, Anlaby Road, Kingston upon Hull, the only child of George Matthew Evens (1860–1920), a...

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Exhaustion

Frank Noack.

in Veit Harlan

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5613 words.

This chapter deals with Veit Harlan’s last film and theater projects and with his realization that he is out of touch with contemporary culture. There is only a limited audience for Ich...

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On to Europe

Robert Sitton.

in Lady in the Dark

April 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3074 words.

This chapter describes Iris Barry's efforts to gain access to European films for the film library. Here, she also had a less obvious and little-known agenda: getting her hands on any film...

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Over the Top: Reality Experiential Television

Emma Hanna.

in The Great War on the Small Screen

October 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 8922 words.

Programmes broadcast during and after the eightieth anniversaries formed the most public interface where new televisual representations of the conflict collided with the war's history and...

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Hull, Henry

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film. 879 words.

Hull, Henry (03 October 1890–08 March 1977), actor and playwright, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of William M. Hull, a drama critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal, and...

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Hull, Josephine

Glenda Frank.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Theatre. 1249 words.

Hull, Josephine (03 January 1877?–12 March 1957), actor and director, was born Mary Josephine Sherwood in Newtonville, Massachusetts, the only child of William H. Sherwood, a perfume...

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