The Richard Burton Diaries

Hornblower - novels, detective stories etc.40 The weather is fine every day at the moment. I met P. Ustinov at Geneva. ... Burton would narrate Ormond's half-hour documentary Borrowed Pasture which screened on BBC Television in 1960 ...


Author: Richard Burton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300180107

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 693

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The personal diaries of the renowned actor and glamorous celebrity describe his life from 1939 to 1983, including his struggles with weight, drinking and jealousy when other men looked at the love of his life, Elizabeth Taylor.

In My Own Time

An Autobiography Humphrey Burton. Brendel, Alfred on BBC Radio 3 Artist in Focus 503 playing Mozart (LWT Aquarius programmes) 285–6 Brett, Peter 170, 208 Breughel, Pieter, the Elder 535 Brian, Havergal 280 Bricusse, Leslie 87 Bridcut, ...


Author: Humphrey Burton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783274819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 630

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Sir Humphrey Burton is one of Britain's most influential post-war music and arts broadcasters. Witty, humorous and full of humanity, Burton's account presents us with never before recorded perspectives on the world of British cultural broadcasting and classical music. Burton worked with such outstanding directing talents as Ken Russell and John Schlesinger, before becoming the BBC's Head of Music and the Arts. Already in the 1960s, in conversations with Glenn Gould for instance, Burton helped to create innovative ways of presenting music to new audiences. Following Sir David Frost's call to LWT/ITV, Burton rose to prominence with presenting the award-winning arts series Aquarius (1970-1975). The early 1970s saw the beginning of Burton's long association with Leonard Bernstein. Burton was at hand filming the maestro's educational programs, as well as concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic. Unforgettable are his chronicles of Bernstein's last years, culminating in a worldwide broadcast of the conductor's Berlin Freedom Concert after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Burton's gift for communicating music turned him into a celebrated Bernstein biographer. With multi award-winning television programmes to his name, such as the BBC's Young Musician of the Year, Burton left an indelible mark on Britain's music and arts broadcasting history. Sir Humphrey Burton offers us many encounters with twentieth century classical music's superstars and former broadcasting colleagues. What transpires is a creative mind at work that never lost sight of the demand that the appropriate presentation of music can only go hand-in-hand with a deep understanding of music itself. This long-awaited autobiography is a must-read for classical musical enthusiasts and those fascinated by some of the twentieth century's star performers. It also offers unique insights into the history of music, the BBC and arts broadcasting in twentieth-century Britain.

Rogue Males Richard Burton Howard Marks and Sir Richard Burton

Burton acted in an unprofessional way." But perhaps this was honest Burton in action - and he did work for the BBC again. After flings with Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and others, Richard got together with Elizabeth Taylor again in ...


Author: Rob Walters

Publisher: Satin


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Sir Richard Burton is best known as an explorer and translator of Arabian and Indian books, many of them sexually explicit. He was known as “Ruffian Dick” and led a life well beyond the pale of the typical Victorian. Richard Burton was a very famous actor with a brilliant voice and the looks to accompany it. Sometimes known as “Beer Burton”, he married Elizabeth Taylor twice and led a life which was often as dramatic as the characters that he played. Howard Marks became famous as a cannabis smuggler. He used the alias “Mr Nice” and adopted this as the title of a book that describes his exploits and ultimate incarceration in an American jail. Each of these men has a roguish streak to their character, but they also have a number of other things in common – one of which is that they each began their adult life at Oxford University. In fact they attended three colleges which stand, cheek by jowl on Oxford’s Broad Street: Exeter, Balliol and Trinity. Each was a master of disguise, though for rather different ends. Each was a great traveller, Howard for the drug trafficking, Richard for the film sets and Sir Richard for exploration and consular duties. They were all writers. Two of them were Welsh, two shared a name, two are dead, and all three are famous in their different ways. Finally they were all iconoclasts, mould breakers in different times and in different worlds. This book illuminates the fascinating lives of each of these interesting men, but also speculates on how they might react to each other. It recreates the Oxford that bred them, traces their subsequent lives, and then leads them back to the city so that they can meet and discourse upon: American hegemony, the freedom to consume drugs, the role of feminism and the value of education. These topics are exposed to the soaring intellectuality and conservatism of the older Burton, the articulation of the younger Burton and the liberality of Marks. The results are sometimes shocking, always interesting, and often edifying.

The Talent Industry

Cotton's BBC career marks a moment when the nurturing of clusters of talent was an important part of the wider BBC ... Burton returned to his original post at the BBC from London Weekend Television (1975–1981) and was recognised as a ...


Author: Raymond Boyle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319943794

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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​This book explores how the digital multiplatform delivery of television is affecting the role performed by cultural intermediaries responsible for talent identification and development. Drawing on original research from key stakeholders across the television and social video sectors such as broadcasters, commissioning editors and talent agents, it investigates whether the process of digitization is offering new pathways to capture and nurture a diverse talent base within the UK television industry. It also provides an in-depth study of how the term ‘talent’ has historically been interpreted and understood within the UK television industry through the BBC and commercial PSB’s, such as ITV and Channel 4. The Talent Industry investigates how the traditional gatekeepers of talent in television are changing and examines the key role of talent agencies in managing and promoting contemporary on and off-screen talent in the digital age.

Pinkoes and Traitors

In 1971, the Labour government launched the Open University of the Air in collaboration with the BBC, whose art history ... In 1965, Humphrey Burton had become the first head of a new department of music and arts created by Huw Wheldon.


Author: Jean Seaton

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659163

Category: History

Page: 766

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This compelling account of a turbulent period in the history of the BBC opens at a time of national decline under the Labour governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, and ends during Margaret Thatcher's iconoclastic Conservative premiership. The intervening years saw mass unemployment, trade union strikes and war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands - as well as legendary BBC programmes such as Live Aid, Fawlty Towers and Dad's Army, The Singing Detective and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and David Attenborough's Life on Earth. Comprehensively revised and expanded for this new edition, Jean Seaton's perceptive study presents an absorbing analysis of an institution that both reflects Britain and has helped to define it.


For other explorers the search for the source of the Nile was a career; for Richard Burton it was merely an episode in a life filled with perilous adventures, bizarre experiences and arcane scholarship. In fact the BBC series dwells on ...






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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The House of Redgrave

Together with Burton and Osborne, Tony held a press conference in which he defended the Corporation for paying the actor £1,000 (twice the amount usually paid by the BBC). The irony was that Burton had turned down $350,000 to play ...


Author: Tim Adler

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781845136864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson – this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre. In 1928, at the end of a production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier strode to the front of the stage to hush the audience and announced, pointing at his co-star Michael Redgrave, 'Tonight a great actress has been born. Laertes has a daughter.' He meant Vanessa Redgrave. That is where this dramatic book’s story begins. It concludes in 2009, with the sudden and tragic death in a skiing accident of Vanessa’s daughter Natasha Richardson – and further family sorrow soon to follow with the deaths of both Corin and Lynn Redgrave. The story of this amazing family is explosive throughout - from the tangled private life of Tony Richardson, Natasha’s father, who directed major films such as Look back in Anger, to Vanessa and Corin’s complicated involvement with the Workers’ Revolutionary Party, to the emergence of a fourth generation of fine actors with Natasha and Joely.? There is truly never a dull moment – but plenty of scandal, melodrama, tragedy and intrigue – in the story of this remarkable dynasty, whose contribution to British drama and film has been immense.

Fame Dropping

Sir Richard Burton: Star of Stage and Screen I first met Richard Burton in 1981, when BBC Radio interviewed both of us. He was asked what first attracted him to Elizabeth Taylor, and he replied that it was her eyes—her violet eyes.


Author: James C. Humes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761870807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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In this book, James C. Humes candidly accounts all the famous people he has met over the past fifty years, including Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Kennedy, and Truman, Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Burton, Orson Welles, Shirley MacLaine, John Updike, Ezra Pound, and many others.


BBC'S "SEARCH FOR THE NILE" Finally, NBC is getting into the act of BBC imports, following the lead of CBS {The Six Wives of ... Sir Richard Burton, John Speke, Samuel Baker, James Grant, Henry Morton Stanley, even Dr. David Livingstone ...






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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Great British Cycling

talk to people, help them get their ideas heard, and I tried to encourage them to do things that they wanted to do. ... What also seems to be total injustice is that Burton never won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, ...


Author: Ellis Bacon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448171125

Category: History

Page: 336

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In 1868, the first ever documented bicycle race was held in a Paris park, and to the locals' chagrin, was won by a Briton. Yet while cycling culture became ingrained in continental European culture, riders this side of the Channel were engaged in constant battles with the authorities to pursue their sport - road racing was in fact banned as early as 1890. Its rise in popularity over the past 150 years, and the many triumphs of British cyclists in that time, have therefore been phenomenal. Never before has the full story of the sport been documented in one book, and in Great British Cycling, Ellis Bacon guides you through the development of our bike racing world, from weekend outings to British riders being able to compete in, then finish and win stages of the Tour de France. It takes you from cycling clubs and iconic frame-builders to a post-war explosion in cycling participation inspired by the likes of Brian Robinson, Tommy Simpson, Barry Hoban and Beryl Burton, from huge crowds witnessing the Tour of Britain and other races up and down the land to the modern era of glorious success by the likes of Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. As the Tour de France returns to these shores for the fourth time, with Great Britain now firmly established at the top of the world of cycling, this is the ideal time for fans of the sport, both new and old, to explore its wonderful history.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Tony Award Winners

Philip sent letters of advice to Burton on how to play Angelo and came to London to oversee the rehearsals.[47] f. ^ Burton worked with Summerfield in two versions of Emlyn Williams' play, The Corn Is Green for BBC.


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Publisher: e-artnow sro




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Ancient Egypt in the Modern Imagination

Alastair Sooke's article on the BBC website about an exhibition of Egyptian artefacts, Beyond Beauty (2016), uses a large photo of ... For example, Burton's purchase of the Krupp diamond, which cost $307,000 (about $2 million today).


Author: Eleanor Dobson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786736703

Category: History

Page: 384

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Ancient Egypt has always been a source of fascination to writers, artists and architects in the West. This book is the first study to address representations of Ancient Egypt in the modern imagination, breaking down conventional disciplinary boundaries between fields such as History, Classics, Art History, Fashion, Film, Archaeology, Egyptology, and Literature to further a nuanced understanding of ancient Egypt in cultures stretching from the eighteenth century to the present day, emphasising how some of the various meanings of ancient Egypt to modern people have traversed time and media. Divided into three themes, the chapters scrutinise different aspects of the use of ancient Egypt in a variety of media, looking in particular at the ways in which Egyptology as a discipline has influenced representations of Egypt, ancient Egypt's associations with death and mysticism, as well as connections between ancient Egypt and gendered power. The diversity of this study aims to emphasise both the multiplicity and the patterning of popular responses to ancient Egypt, as well as the longevity of this phenomenon and its relevance today.

A History of Shakespeare on Screen

The scene between Hamlet and the Ghost brings Burton together with a shadowy Gielgud as Ghost whose dreadful tale of ... little different from the voice for King Henry IV in Chimes at Midnight , John of Gaunt in the BBC Richard II ...


Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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This edition of A History of Shakespeare on Screen updates the chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films.

Black Baseball 1858 1900

Between 1875 and 1876, robert Burrell caught for Covington's active B.B.C. In 1879, he caught for Cincinnati's ... In 1891, Burton caught for new york City's gorham B.B.C. sourCes: “allertons, 8; gorhams, 5,” New York (NY) Herald, ...


Author: James E. Brunson III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1394

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This is one of the most important baseball books to be published in a long time, taking a comprehensive look at black participation in the national pastime from 1858 through 1900. It provides team rosters and team histories, player biographies, a list of umpires and games they officiated and information on team managers and team secretaries. Well known organizations like the Washington's Mutuals, Philadelphia Pythians, Chicago Uniques, St. Louis Black Stockings, Cuban Giants and Chicago Unions are documented, as well as lesser known teams like the Wilmington Mutuals, Newton Black Stockings, San Francisco Enterprise, Dallas Black Stockings, Galveston Flyaways, Louisville Brotherhoods and Helena Pastimes. Player biographies trace their connections between teams across the country. Essays frame the biographies, discussing the social and cultural events that shaped black baseball. Waiters and barbers formed the earliest organized clubs and developed local, regional and national circuits. Some players belonged to both white and colored clubs, and some umpires officiated colored, white and interracial matches. High schools nurtured young players and transformed them into powerhouse teams, like Cincinnati's Vigilant Base Ball Club. A special essay covers visual representations of black baseball and the artists who created them, including colored artists of color who were also baseballists.

Elizabeth Taylor

You are invited to play in one of Philip Burton's own plays called Youth at the Helm, which is broadcast on BBC Radio. You and Burton grow closer and he develops a strong affection for you. So strong that he wants to adopt you as his ...


Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628920673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The first volume to examine the iconic Elizabeth Taylor in this light, Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption paints Taylor as the seminal representation of “celebrity.” A figure of enormous charisma and cultural sway, she intrigued a global audience with her marriages and extra-marital improprieties, as well as her extravagant jewelry, her never-ending illnesses, her dependency on alcohol, and her perplexing friendship with Michael Jackson. Despite her continued world-renown, however, most people would be hard-pressed to name even three of her films, though she made over seventy. Ellis Cashmore traces our modern, hyperactive celebrity culture back to a single instant in Taylor's life: the publicizing of her scandalous affair with Richard Burton by photographer Marcelo Geppetti in 1962, which announced the arrival of a new generation of predatory photojournalists and, along with them, a strange conflation between the public and private lives of celebrities. Taylor's life and public reception, Cashmore reveals, epitomizes the modern phenomenon of “celebrity.”

The Actor s Crucible

dramatic icon'.232 The morning after his opening night in Hamlet Sheen unveiled a plaque to Burton at the house in ... Milk Wood.234 The first was in a shortened television version for BBC Wales.235 Its imaginative casting included Tom ...


Author: Angela V. John

Publisher: Parthian Books

ISBN: 9781910901410

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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The town of Port Talbot has long been seen (quite literally) as synonymous with the steel industry. Yet it also has another claim to fame as the actors' capital of Wales. It has produced a remarkable number of actors since the inter-war years. Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Sheen head the glittering cast but there are many others including early stars such as Ronald Lewis and Ivor Emmanuel, more recent figures like Rob Brydon and Di Botcher as well as a cluster of exciting young actorsstarting to make their names in the West End and on the big and small screen. This book suggests explanations for this phenomenon. Its author is a historical biographer who hails from Port Talbot and has done extensive research including numerous interviews. It explores the provision of educational and cultural facilities for young people over the years and demonstrates a commitment to drama that is deeply embedded in the town's history. It tells in some depth the stories of the super-stars but in a novel way, focusing on how they emerged and on those who nurtured their talent, presenting the actors as part of a tradition that was set in motion even before Richard Burton began to make his mark. It surveys the careers of fifty actors from Port Talbot and it considers what its most famous stars have put back into their community, culminating in the spectacular three-day event of Easter 2011 when Michael Sheen resurrected Port Talbot's pride and hopes through the immersive theatrical experience of The Passion. Written at a time of mixed fortunes for actors when funding for training is threatened yet opportunities for theatre and film work are expanding within Wales, this book puts centre-stage a town, its actors and those who guide them and so offers a new kind of cultural history. Such an approach also raises wider questions about the importance of the arts and of drama in particular to the wellbeing of communities.

Educational Media Resources on Egypt

Narrated by James Mason . ( BBC - TV ; Time - Life Films , 1972 ) Discovery and Betrayal ( Film , 16 mm . ) 52 min . color j - s - s - c - a From the Search for the Nile series . It is 1856. Burton and Speke arrive at the clove ...


Author: University of Michigan. Audio-Visual Education Center


ISBN: UCR:31210024868687

Category: Egypt

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And the Rest Is History

RONALD REAGAN AND NANCY DAVIS BBC. “End Of a Love Story.” June 5, 2004. (accessed February 9, 2010). ... BBC. “On This Day 10 October 1975: Liz Taylor and Richard Burton Remarry.


Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475539

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till tonight. -Romeo and Juliet Antony and Cleopatra, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu, John Lennon and Yoko Ono-while we're familiar with all of these people as individuals, we also associate them with the grand, sometimes fiery passion they shared with their partners. And the Rest Is History is an intriguing look at how these iconoclastic lovers first crossed paths, whether it was through fate, setups, or blind luck. From angry sparks flying to love at first sight, the meetings shared in this book give us a look at what makes that one great love.

Radio Drama

He broadcast some of his poems and in 1940 wrote some scripts for the BBC's Latin American service, ... still fresh in his mind, Thomas proposed a play to Philip Burton at BBC Cardiff in 1947 which he then called The Village Of The Mad.



Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349166473


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