Friday, October 21, 2011

Mary Blair - American artist, producer of art and animation

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Mary Blair was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing idea art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. She also created character designs for enduring attraction such as Disneyland's It's a Small World, the fiesta scene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. some of her illustrate children's books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. She was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991. Mary and Lee Blair together soon began to work in the animation industry, joining the Ub Iwerks studio. Lee goes on to work at the Harman-Ising studios, before eventually joining the Walt Disney studio, where he was joined by his wife in 1940.

She worked briefly on art for Dumbo, an early report of Lady and the Tramp, and a second version of Fantasia which was not released until the late 1990s. Her design of a 90-foot-high mural remainder a focal point of the Disney's Contemporary Resort hotel at Walt Disney World, which was finished for the resort's opening in 1971. While the fine art she created outside of her relationship with Disney and her work as an illustrator is not widely known to the public, Blair's bold and ground-breaking color design still serve as an inspiration to some of today's contemporary designers and animators. In 1991, she was known with a posthumous Disney Legend award. Also posthumously, she got the Winsor McCay award from ASIFA-Hollywood in 1996. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 26, 1978.

Mary Blair's art

Date of Birth

October 21, 1911

Place Of Birth

McAlester, Oklahoma, USA

Occupation

American artist

Spouse

Lee Everett Blair

Date Of Death

July 26, 1978

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lady Gaga - American pop singer, songwriter

Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta well known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer, songwriter. After enrolling at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003 and later performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side, she sign with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artist and captured the concentration of recording artist Akon who, know her vocal abilities, signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution. She came to prominence following the make public of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a serious and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".

pop singer Lady Gaga
The album achieve number one on the record charts of six countries, topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while concurrently peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and proficient positions within the top ten worldwide. Achieving similar worldwide success, The Fame Monster (2009), its follow-up, produced a further three global chart-topping singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro" and permitted her to embark on her second global concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour, just months after having completed her first, The Fame Ball Tour. Her second studio album Born This Way (2011) topped the charts in all major musical markets after the entrance of its singles "Born This Way", "Judas" and "The Edge of Glory" the first-mention reach the number one spot in countries worldwide and was the fastest-selling single in the history of iTunes, selling one million copies in five days.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Arthur Charles Farrington, Art Clokey- American actor and comedian

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Arthur Charles Farrington was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, start in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, pressure by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California.From the Gumbasia project, Art Clokey and his wife Ruth imaginary Gumby. Since then Gumby and his horse Pokey have been a recognizable presence on television, appearing in several series beginning with the Howdy Doody Show and later The Adventures of Gumby.

The characters enjoyed a regeneration of interest in the 1980s when American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night Live. In the 1990s Gumby: The Movie was released, sparking even further interest. Clokey's second most well-known production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, funded by the Lutheran Church in America. In honor of his contributions to clay animation and to celebrate the 90th anniversary of his birth, the Google doodle on October 12, 2011 was based on his active clay characters.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bethenny Frankel - American reality show personality, author, entrepreneur

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Bethenny Frankel is an famous American reality show personality, author, entrepreneur and natural foods chef. She was a contestant in the 2005 sequence The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she placed second. From 2008 to 2010, she was one of the original five housewives feature on the Bravo reality sequence The Real Housewives of New York City. In 2010, she starred in her personal companion series, Bethenny Getting Married?, and once more in 2011 with Bethenny Ever After. She is the maker and founder the Skinnygirl brand.

She began her TV and film career with appearance in the 1994 movie Hollywood Hills 90028 and the 1995 movie Wish Me Luck. She also worked as a production helper for Saved by the Bell. In 2005, she was one of 16 candidates in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart TV show. Frankel was one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City. In April 2011, she sold her Skinnygirl cocktail line to Fortune Brands' Beam Global for an expected $120 million. It was consequently pulled from Whole Foods Market shelves in August 2011 after it was exposed not to meet entire Food's quality standards due to preservatives in the product, contrary to its advertisement which stated "no preservatives."

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Date of Birth

November 4, 1970

Place Of Birth

New York City, New York, USA

Residence

New York City, New York

Nationality

American

Occupation

natural foods chef, television personality, author

Spouse

Jason Hoppy