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Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his ... More


First-Class Pictures: These Three (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers an account of Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's hit play The Children's Hour — now renamed These Three. Changes in title and content were ... More


Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More


The House Un-American Activities Committee: Detective Story (1951), Roman Holiday (1953), The Desperate Hours (1955), The Children's Hour (1961)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Wyler's involvement in political activities that were organized to protest HUAC's influence over the content of motion pictures and its blacklisting of film artists accused of ... More


The Walk-In Closet: Situational Homosexuality and the Always of Desire

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that the early history of homosexuality resembles what might be referred to today as situational homosexuality. A history of situational homosexuality relocates the underpinnings ... More


Many Projects 1936–1937

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.19
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details Rupert's life between 1936 and 1937. He signed an agreement with Methuen for yet another publication, to be called A Book of Marvels, to be part of their Fountain Library series. ... More


The Lady Composer Takes Her First Steps: Junior Exhibitioner (1933–41)

Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt

in Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979312
eISBN:
9781800341449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Dring’s musical education took place at the Royal College of Music, beginning in the Junior Department at the same time as her formal education in Roman Catholic grade schools. Her mentors included ... More


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