HOW DID A YOUNG ACTOR GET A JOB IN HOLLYWODD? (Post No.6416)

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வினோதமான பொருள்- பகிர்ந்தால் அரை மடங்கும் ஆகும், இரு மடங்கும் ஆகும்! (Post No.6400)

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வினோதமான பொருள்- பகிர்ந்தால் அரை மடங்கும் ஆகும்
இரு மடங்கும் ஆகும்! (Post No.6400)

–subham–

Benefit of Sharing – Sorrow Halved; Joy Doubled! (Post No.6396)

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Date: 16 May 2019


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A mother who was in the habit of asking her children, before they retired at night, what they had done to make others happy, found her two daughters silent.


She spoke tenderly of habits and dispositions founded on the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It is in the Vidura Niti , Tamil Veda Tirukkural and the Bible.


Still these bright little faces were bowed in silence, and the question was repeated.
“I cannot remember anything good all this day, dear mother, said one of the little girls.; only one of my classmates was happy, because she had gained the head of the class, and I smiled on her, and ran to kiss her. She said I was good. That is all dear mother”.

The other spoke still more tenderly,
“A little girl who sat with me on the bench at school, lost a little brother; and I saw that, while she studied her lessons, she hid her face in the book and wept . I felt sorry, and laid my face on the same book, and wept with her. Then she looked up, and was comforted, and put her arms around my neck; but I don’t know why she said I had done her good.”


It is a remarkable circumstance, but a true one, that the joy is increased by the same thing that lessens sorrow, by sharing it with another.


Every man rejoices twice, says Jeremy Taylor, when he has a partner of his joy. A friend shares my sorrow, takes half of it away; but he shares my joy, and makes it double.

Xxx


How to stop Swearing!


Rowland Hill was once returning from Ireland, and found himself much annoyed by the conduct of the captain and mate , who were both given to the habit of swearing. First the captain swore at the mate, then the mate at the captain; then they both swore at the wind, when Mr Hill called out with a strong voice, for fair play;

“Stop, stop”, I cried.
“If you please, gentlemen, let us have fair play. It is my turn now.”
“At what is your turn?” asked the captain.
“At swearing”.

“Well, they waited and waited, till their patience was exhausted, and then told me to haste and take my turn. I told them that I had a right to take my own time”.

To this the captain replied, with a laugh,
“Perhaps you don’t mean to take your turn at all”.
“Pardon me, captain, I answered, that I do, as soon as I can find the good of doing so”.
Mr Hill didn’t hear another oath for the rest of the voyage.

XXXX Subham XXXX

‘THANKS FOR WARNING’! FIRST TIME ACTOR RECEIVED ONLY ONE REPLY! (Post No.6386)


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Actors Anecdotes

John Kemble was performing one of his favourite parts at some country theatre and was interrupted from time to time by the squalling of a child in the gallery , until at length, angered by this rival performance , Kemble waked with solemn steps to the front of the stage , and addressing the audience in most tragic tones, said

“Ladies and gentlemen, unless the play is stopped , the child cannot possibly go on”.

Xxx

Thanks for the warning

A pushing young actor who was under study in one of Mr. Barrie’s plays found his opportunity one night through the illness of his principal. He accordingly flooded his managerial and influential  acquittances with telegrams announcing,

“I play so and so ‘s part tonight. Except that the theatre was comparatively empty this breathless disclosure produced no result, other than a telegram in reply from Mr Barrie to this effect:

“Thanks for the warning”.

Xxx

Co-starring!

When John Barrymore was playing Hamlet on Broadway, Jane Cowl attended one of the matinees. She was not inaudible while watching it, and the audience soon knew she was there.

Barrymore became aware of her presence, also, but did not acknowledge it until the end of the performance. In making his curtain speech he bowed in the direction of the famed lady’s box.

“And in conclusion”, he said, “may I take this opportunity to thank Miss Cowl for the privilege of co-starring with her this afternoon.”

Xxx

Hold your tongue, you dog!

During a theatrical engagement at Manchester, Kemble and Lewis were walking one day along the street, when a chimney-sweeper and his boy came up. The boy stared at them with open mouth and exclaimed :

“They be play actors.”

“Hold your tongue, you dog”, said the old sweep, “you don’t know what you may come to yourself.”

Xxx

Sold pig farm for Shakespeare Play

Lilah Mc Carthy tells of Lord Lucas that, “He wanted me to play a season of Shakespeare and knew how much I wished it; and one day he came to the theatre with a cheque. Here is the money for Shakespeare. I have sold my pig-farm. I like his pearls better than my pigs.”

Xxx Subham xxx

Lawyers and Jury Anecdotes (Post No.6374)

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Date: 11 May 2019


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Jewish Fish and Christian Fish!


In a certain murder case the alibi of the defendant was that he had been working in a fish market at 114thStreet and Lexington Avenue. The prosecution compelled the witness to identify a large number of fish which were brought in in a basket. The witness was wrong in every identification.

Samuel Leibovitz, however, summing up for the defence, obtained an acquittal by the following ingenious device.

Said he, addressing the jurors,


“I want you Mr Rabinowitz, and you Mr Epstein, and you Mr Goldfogel, and you Mr Ginsberg, to explain to fellow jurymen the fraud which has been perpetrated on my client. You see through it; they do not. Was there in all that array of fish a single spike, or pickerel, or any other fish that can be made into gefulte fish? There was not. My client told me that he worked in a store at 114th Street and Lexington Avenue. The prosecutor knows that is a Jewish neighbourhood, and he did not show a single fish that makes gefulte fish. What a travesty on justice! My client is an Italian who works in a Jewish fish marke , and they try him on Christian fish!

Jefilte fish:–

noun Jewish Cookery.

a forcemeat of boned fish, especially such freshwater fish as carp, pike, or whitefish, blendedwith eggs, matzo meal, and seasoning, shaped into balls or sticks and simmered in a vegetable broth, and often served chilled.


Xxxx

Juries anecdotes


“Look here, said one of the jury men, after they had retired, if I understand aright, the plaintiff does not ask for damages for blighted affections or anything of that sort, but only wants to get back what he has spent on presents, pleasure trips, and so forth.
That is so, agreed the foreman.
Well then I vote we don’t give him a penny, said the other hastily. If all the fun he had with the girl didn’t cover the amount he expended it must be his own fault.
“Gentlemen, I courted the girl once myself”
Xxx

Where is the 12th Jury?

John Scot Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England, was in court in York, one day when the justice had spoken for over two hours and then observed,
There are only 11 jurymen in the box. Where is the twelfth?


Please you, my Lord, said one of the jurors, he had to go away on some business, but he has left his verdict with me.


Xxx

Lawyers anecdotes


A lawyer from Wyoming, with the picturesqueness of a cowboy and an even more picturesque method of speech, was arguing a case before the Supreme Court. While Justice Holmes was still on the bench, and despite a most impassioned appeal to the court, full of the language of the frontier, he lost. As he concluded, Holmes who sat on the right of Hughes, leaned over and in one of his loud, hoarse whispers said,
Can’t we hear that Old bird again?


The clerk of the court heard the remark and afterward advised the cowboy that, if he applied for a rehearing it might be granted. This was done. In the rehearing, the lawyer opened his appeal to the court with these words,
“I come to you as John the Baptist saying,
Repent he, Repent he.”
Whereupon Justice McReynolds, who was enjoying the performance almost as much as Justice Holmes, leaned forward and said,
“But are you not aware of what happened to John the Baptist?”

“Yes, I am quite aware, was the immediate response
He lost his head through the influence of a harlot. But I know the Supreme Court would not be so influenced”.



Xxx Subham xxx

டாக்டருக்கும் வக்கீலுக்கும் வாக்குவாதம்; யார் வென்றார்? (Post No.6359)

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Interesting Argument between a Doctor and a Lawyer (Post No.6358)

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Specifications of a Good Minister- Christian Priests Anecdotes (Post No.6355)

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Gentlemen wont do it!

In the Southern states (of USA) the church of the elite is generally the Episcopal. There is a legend concerning an eminent episcopal divine who was once asked, after a dissertation,
“Pastor, is it possible for a man to achieve salvation outside the Episcopal church?”
The minister replied,
“It is conceivable that such a possibility might exist. However, no gentleman would avail himself of it”.

Xxx

I am a Lion!

George Ade, automobiling in Indiana (USA) , dined at a country hotel among a roomful of ministers. The ministers who were holding a convention in the town, were much amused when Mr Ade’ s identity was disclosed to them. One of them said during dinner,
How does a humorist of your stamp feel, sir, in such a reverend company as this this?
I feel, said Mr Ade promptly ,like a lion in a den of Daniels.


Xxx
Specifications of a Minister


The Reverend Doctor Edgar Dewitt Jones propounded the specifications of a good minister .
He should get religion like a Methodist.
Experience it like a Baptist.
Be sure of it like a Disciple.
Stick to it like a Lutheran.
Pray for it like a Presbyterian
Conciliate it like a Congregationalist
Glorify it like a Jew 
Be proud of it like an Episcopalian
Practice it like a Christian Scientist
Propagate it like a Roman Catholic .
Work for it like a Salvation Army lassie.
Enjoy it like a coloured man
Xxx

Drunkard wants to know it !

Some years ago a theological tempest in a tea pot raged over the issue of Fundamentalism versus Modernism. Dr Harry Emerson Fosdick, of the Riverside Church in New York was in the forefront of this fray.
There is a legend that, at this time, Dr Fosdick was awakened in the small hours of the morning by the persistent ringing of his telephone. He climbed out of bed and hastened to answer it, and sleepily said Hello
A voice came over the wire, saying,
“Ish thish Mr Foshdick?”
Dismayed the minister said,
“Yes, this is Dr Fosdick speaking”.
Dr Harry Emerson Foshdick?
“Yes, yes, was the impatient answer,
What is it you want?”
“Dr Foshdick, I want to know the difference between Fundamentalism and Modernism.”
Exasperated Dr Foshdick said,
“Good heavens, man , that is not something I can explain to you over the telephone, and obviously you are in no conductor hear. Come around to my study tomorrow and I will be glad to answer your questions.”
But Dr Foshdick, insisted the voice,
“I can’t wait until tomorrow. I must know now.”
Angrily Dr Foshdick said,
“Why can’t you wait until tomorrow?”
“Becaush, said the voice patiently,
Tomorrow I won’t give a damn.”
Xxx Subham xxx

ரோஜாவைக் காணோம்; நடிகை தவிப்பு! (Post No.6345)

Celery

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டொஸ்கானினி யோ கொக்கோ!

MISSING ROSE! ACTRESS’ STRUGGLE ON DRAMA STAGE! (Post No.6341)

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Miss Clara Morris

Miss Clara Morris told the following story of her own experience:
Somewhere in the wide world there is an actor — and a good one – who never eats celery without thinking of me. It was years ago, when I was playing Camille. In the first scene, you will remember, the unfortunate Armand takes a rose from Camille as a token of love. We had almost reached that point, when, as I glanced down, I saw that the flower was missing from its accustomed place on my breast.


What could I do? On the flower hung the strength of the scene. However, I continued my lines in an abstract ed fashion and began a still hunt for that rose or a substitute. My gaze wandered around the stage. On the dinner table was some celery. Moving slowly towards it, I grasped the celery and twisted the tops into a rose form. Then I began the fateful lines,


“Take this flower. The life of a camellia is short. If held and caressed it will fade in a morning or an evening”.


Hardly able to control his laughter, Armand spoke his lines which ran,
“It is a cold, scentless flower. It is a strange flower. I agreed with him”.

Clara Morris (March 17, 1849 – November 20, 1925) (her birth date is sometimes given as 1846/48) was an American actress.

Xxxx


Conductors Anecdotes

The noted conductor, Eugene Goosens, is fond of a story about a titled English man of no musical education or ability, who desire d to be a conductor. He hired a symphony orchestra and a costly concert hall and, willy nilly, began conducting a rehearsal in preparation for the launching of a great concert. He had no ability whatsoever to control the orchestra and the musicians found themselves struggling to keep time against the erratic and vague gestures of their conductor. The rehearsal got nowhere and, after a couple of hours, everyone was hot , tired and irritable. At this time, in the midst of a slow, stately passage, the kettle drummer , who was rattled, anticipated an attack by some twelve bars and came crashing in. Flying into a fury, the conductor hurled down his baton, glared at the players, and shouted,


“Who did that?”

Xxx

Arturo Toscanini 1


During a rehearsal a second violinist grazed the string next to the one he had intended to play. The sound of this slip was almost inaudible. Few people would have noticed it. But Toscanini stopped the orchestra, pointed his baton at the culprit without hesitation and cried out sharply,
“One string will be quite enough, if you please”.

Arturo Toscanini (Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.[1] He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), and this led to his becoming a household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.

Xxx



Arturo Toscanini 2
Once when the Philharmonic was rehearsing Cesar Franck’s Symphony under the direction of Toscanini, he interrupted the rehearsal and protested that the clarinetist was playing a wrong note. The clarinetist denied the charge, and repeated the passage from his score before him.
The note is A, Toscanini said, Not A Flat


No, no,said the clarinetist, and came forward with his score to prove it. Toscanini peered nearsightedly at the page.


This is an error, he said, and, sending for the full conductor s score, which he never used, he opened it and demonstrated the error of which the clarinetist himself was innocent, an error in the part-copyist ‘s work.


Xxx SUBHAM XXX