Region 2 Spanish import, plays in English without subtitles. Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying...... more
Region 2 Spanish import, plays in English without subtitles. Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him. This fictionalized biography of the famed American inventor's life provided actor Don Ameche with his signature role. For years after its release, people even referred to the telephone as "an Ameche." The story begins in 1873 Boston as Bell endeavors to teach deaf people to speak in the manner invented by his father. When not teaching, Bell tinkers with his various inventions. Opportunity knocks when Bell is befriended by an aristocratic fellow who wants Bell to help teach his daughter to speak. Bell agrees and falls in love with her. It is she who inspires and encourages him to invent the telephone, while it is young Watson who assists him. After they meet with success, the inventors must do battle in court with the company that held the patent to the telegraph.
Drawing on seven of Oscar Peterson's Telarc CDs recorded between 1990 and 2000, Oscar's Ballads is a discerning collection which has a special...... more
Drawing on seven of Oscar Peterson's Telarc CDs recorded between 1990 and 2000, Oscar's Ballads is a discerning collection which has a special appeal even to possessors of the parent albums, since it focuses entirely on Oscar's contemplative and quietly lyrical side. It is additionally interesting in that Peterson composed all eight tracks and while it might be hard to imagine anybody else playing these pieces, they are more often than not works of considerable quality--especially "If Only You Knew" (where he is joined by fellow pianist and protégé Benny Green) and the noble "Peace In South Africa", recorded in 1990 but written before liberation. Peterson may have lost some of his stupefying authority since his stroke in the early 90s but he remains a major piano voice. This set is especially recommended to newcomers, though they should speedily check out his earlier Verve and Pablo work too. --Richard Palmer
Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone plays 1930s gangster Snaps Provolone in this hilarious comedy of errors. On his father's deathbed Snaps promises to quit...... more
Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone plays 1930s gangster Snaps Provolone in this hilarious comedy of errors. On his father's deathbed Snaps promises to quit his life of crime and become a legitimate businessman. But when a series of mistaken identities leads to comic chaos in the Provolone mansion Snaps realises going straight is going to be the toughest job he's ever pulled. Critics praised this fun-filled farce from renowned comedy director John Landis (Animal House Trading Places and Coming To America) and you'll find OSCAR packed with laughs from beginning to end.
Advantages: nice warming floral scent, long lasting, reasonably priced Disadvantages: not my favourite scent
...I received this Oscar de la Renta perfume as a miniature in a miniatures gift set a while back.
The fragrance was first released back in 1977.
~ Price and availability ~
You can currently buy Oscar by Oscar de la Renta in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles of eau de toilette.
The 30ml bottle is available from www.fragrancedirect.co.uk for £18.99 (recommended retail price £34.00).
The 50ml bottle is...
Advantages: Wonderful book to dip in and out of Disadvantages: I could probably live without some of the poems
...'Oscar Wilde,' wrote Richard Ellman in his epic 1988 biography. 'We only have to hear the great name to anticipate that what will be quoted as his will surprise and delight us. Among the writers identified with the 1890s, Wilde is the only one who everybody still reads. The various labels that have been applied to the age - Aestheticism, Decadence - ought not to conceal the fact that our first...
Advantages: Adds a new angle in telling the tale of an oft-neglected wife Disadvantages: None
...begging her to allow Oscar to see him again. Although he had already come close to destroying their marriage, she agreed out of kindness to let her husband travel to Paris so both men could meet again. Exactly twelve months later, Bosie?s father, Lord Queensberry, wrote his famous and very public ?somdomite? [sic] card to Oscar, who sued for libel and thus paved the way for his trial on the grounds...