Wednesday, 8 July 2020

1337) Larry Fine

Louis Feinberg (1902 – 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine. American actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act the Three Stooges, along with Moe, Shemp and Curly Howard.

- "While it’s hard enough getting through life as a Jew, he was also a ginger.https://jewfros.wordpress.com/…/larry-fine-half-a-ginger-j…/

-" The Howard brothers, those two masters of mayhem, who teamed with brother Moe and red-headed Larry Fine..."  https://www.latimes.com/…/la-xpm-1992-11-22-vw-2429-story.h…

- "Fine was easily recognized in the Stooge features by his hairdo, bald on top with much thick, bushy, curly red hair around the sides and back; Moe called him "Porcupine".  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Fine



1336) Curly Howard

Jerome Lester Horwitz (1903 – 1952), known professionally as Curly Howard. American vaudevillian actor and comedian. He was best known as a member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elder brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly Howard was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions ("nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" [certainly], and barking like a dog), as well as his physical comedy (e.g., falling on the ground and pivoting on his shoulder as he "walked" in circular motion), improvisations, and athleticism.
Howard was forced to leave the Three Stooges act in May 1946 when a massive stroke ended his show-business career. He suffered through serious health problems and several more strokes until his death in 1952 at age 48.


- "His condition, however, was that the newest Stooge shave off his thick red hair and handlebar mustache, which inspired his stage name, and thus the rotund Curly appears in all the trio's productions with a shaved head or his hair closely cropped."  https://translate.google.it/translate…

- "However, Healy felt that Curly, with his thick, chestnut-red hair and elegant waxed mustache, did not look like a funny character."  https://stooges.fandom.com/wiki/Curly_Howard

 - "Jerome, who went by Jerry, had brownish-red hair and a handlebar mustache, and Healy didn't think people would laugh at him.https://www.grunge.com/…/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-the…/

- "Healy took one look at Jerry, who had long red locks and facial hair, and decided he did not have the look that Moe and Larry had.https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/literary-cul…/…/Fine__Larry


Monday, 6 July 2020

1335) Willis H. O'Brien

Willis Harold O'Brien (1886 – 1962). American motion picture special effects and stop-motion animation pioneer, who according to ASIFA-Hollywood "was responsible for some of the best-known images in cinema history," and is best remembered for his work on The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949), for which he won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

- "The young Willis, red-haired and blue-eyed, the fourth of six children..."  https://books.google.it/books…



1334) Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, (1753 – 1814). American-born British physicist and inventor, whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th-century revolution in thermodynamics. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the King's American Dragoons, part of the British Loyalist forces, during the American Revolutionary War. After the end of the war he moved to London, where his administrative talents were recognized when he was appointed a full colonel, and in 1784 he received a knighthood from King George III. A prolific designer, Thompson also drew designs for warships. He later moved to Bavaria and entered government service there, being appointed Bavarian Army Minister and re-organizing the army, and, in 1791, was made a Count of the Holy Roman Empire.

Thompson was an active and prolific inventor, developing improvements for chimneys, fireplaces and industrial furnaces, as well as inventing the double boiler, a kitchen range, and a drip coffeepot. He invented a percolating coffee pot following his pioneering work with the Bavarian Army, where he improved the diet of the soldiers as well as their clothes.
The Rumford fireplace created a sensation in London when he introduced the idea of restricting the chimney opening to increase the updraught, which was a much more efficient way to heat a room than earlier fireplaces. He and his workers modified fireplaces by inserting bricks into the hearth to make the side walls angled, and added a choke to the chimney to increase the speed of air going up the flue. The effect was to produce a streamlined air flow, so all the smoke would go up into the chimney rather than lingering, entering the room, and often choking the residents. It also had the effect of increasing the efficiency of the fire, and gave extra control of the rate of combustion of the fuel, whether wood or coal. Many fashionable London houses were modified to his instructions, and became smoke-free.
Thompson became a celebrity when news of his success spread. His work was also very profitable, and much imitated when he published his analysis of the way chimneys worked. In many ways, he was similar to Benjamin Franklin, who also invented a new kind of heating stove.
The retention of heat was a recurring theme in his work, as he is also credited with the invention of thermal underwear.

In 1804, he married Marie-Anne Lavoisier, the widow of the great French chemist Antoine Lavoisier.

- "A handsome, red-headed, pearly toothed individual..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "The child has a striking similarity to Benjamin Thompson - red hair, blue eyes, and crested eyebrows."  https://books.google.it/books…



Saturday, 4 July 2020

1333) Samuel Hamilton Walker

Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817 – 1847). American army officer. He served as Texas Ranger captain and officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies. Walker served in several armed conflicts, including the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars.
Walker is best known as the co-inventor of the famous Walker Colt revolver, along with arms manufacturer Samuel Colt. Walker is said to have self-funded a trip to New York City to meet with Colt and proposed to him the concept of a weapon based on the then-popular five-shot Colt Paterson revolver, with many enhancements such as adding a sixth round, being powerful enough to kill either a man or a horse with a single shot and quicker to reload.
Colt asked Walker to help him with the design and used his prototype and Walker's improvements to create a new design. Blake produced the first thousand-piece order, known as the Colt Walker. The company then received an order for an additional one thousand more. Colt's share of the profits was $10.
By 1847, the new revolver was available. The United States Army's mounted rifle companies were issued them, and they proved extremely effective.


- "He was slightly built, and beardless, with sandy reddish hair and an easygoing demeanor."  https://www.texasmonthly.com/…/two-sams-and-their-six-shoo…/

- "Born on February 24, 1817, in Toaping Castle, the red-headed, blue-eyed Walker lived only thirty-two years.https://books.google.it/books…



Wednesday, 1 July 2020

1332) John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946). Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television, demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.
In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history.

- "... and peering intensely at curious onlookers through wire rim glasses framed by a shock of floppy red hair.https://books.google.it/books…



Wednesday, 17 June 2020

1331) Michel Leiris

Julien Michel Leiris (1901 – 1990). French surrealist writer and ethnographer.
In 1961, Leiris was made head of research in ethnography at the C.N.R.S. (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) and published numerous critical texts on artists he admired, including Francis Bacon, a close friend for whom he had modeled. Considered a leading figure in 20th century French literature, Michel Leiris left a considerable number of works, as diverse as they are numerous: autobiographical works, art criticism, music criticism and scientific contributions.
With Jean Jamin, Leiris founded Gradhiva, a journal of anthropology in 1986. The journal is now the journal of anthropology and museology of the Musée du quai Branly (Paris, France).
Leiris was also a talented poet, and poetry was important in his approach to the world. 


- "I have my auburn hair cut short to keep it from curling..."  https://books.google.it/books…



1330) James "Red" Duke

James Henry "Red" Duke, Jr. (1928 – 2015). American trauma surgeon and professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he worked on-site since 1972. He was instrumental in introducing Memorial Hermann's Life Flight program and bringing a level I trauma center to Houston. Outside Texas, he is probably most famous for the nationally syndicated television spot called Texas Health Reports or Dr. Red Duke's Health Reports, which aired on local television stations in the United States for fifteen years.
Duke was a fourth-year surgery resident at Parkland Hospital the day President John F. Kennedy and Texas Gov. Connally were shot and rushed to that hospital. Upon their arrival, Duke says, "It didn't take long to appreciate the gravity of the situation." When asked what can you do for him, he said, "I can't do much for a dead man." He is credited with saving the life of Gov. Connolly.
Duke was a founding member of the American Trauma Society and was an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor for the American College of Surgeons. He was named Surgeon of the Year by the James F. Mitchell Foundation in 1988. Duke's efforts to educate the public in health issues and tireless work as a crusader against trauma brought him into serious consideration for the position of Surgeon General of the United States in 1989.


- "In short order the growing child would develop a headful of bushy red hair and he would forever be known as Red, Red Duke."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "He grew up in Hillsboro and was given the nickname “Red” for his curly red hair."  https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search…

- "There he acquired his nickname, “Red,” for his curly red locks."  http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search…

- "During his childhood, he earned the nickname “Red” because of his curly reddish hair..."  https://www.tmc.edu/…/uthealth-art-wall-remembers-dr-james…/



1329) William Kirkpatrick Magee

William Kirkpatrick Magee (1868 – 1961). Irish author, editor and librarian, who as an essayist and poet adopted the pen-name of John Eglinton. He became head librarian of the National Library of Ireland, after opposing the "cultural nationalism" of his time. From 1904 to 1905 he edited the literary journal Dana and was the biographer of George William Russell.

- "... John Eglinton, with his 'rufous' hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…
 
- "I noticed a thin, small man with dark red hairgrowing stiffy over a small skull..."   https://books.google.it/books…



1328) Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (1900 – 1949). American novelist and journalist. Mitchell wrote only one novel, published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. In recent years long after her death, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, titled Lost Laysen, have been published. 
Her first husband was Berrien "Red" Kinnard Upshaw

- "But his small, vivacious guide - with her bobbed auburn hair, wide sailor-blue eyes and a few bold freckles across the bridge of her impertinent nose - was of a sturdier stuff."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "She was a tiny woman, with auburn hair and the flawless, milky complexion she attributes to the heroine of her novel."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Peggy, as she was known, was less than five feet tall, with auburn hair, blue eyes and a creamy white complexion."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "She was a strikingly attractive girl with reddish brown hair and brilliant blue eyes..."  https://books.google.it/books…



1327) Berrien "Red" Kinnard Upshaw

Berrien "Red" Kinnard Upshaw (1901 – 1949). First husband of novelist Margaret Mitchell.
In 1919 he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, but resigned for academic deficiencies on January 5, 1920. He was readmitted in May, then 19 years old, and spent two months at sea before resigning a second time on September 1, 1920. Unsuccessful in his educational pursuits and with no job, in 1922 Upshaw earned money bootlegging alcohol out of the Georgia mountains.
Although her family disapproved, Mitchell and Red married on 1922; the best man at their wedding was John Marsh, who would become her second husband. The couple resided at the Mitchell home with her father. By December the marriage to Upshaw had dissolved and he left. Mitchell suffered physical and emotional abuse, the result of Upshaw's alcoholism and violent temper. Upshaw agreed to an uncontested divorce after John Marsh gave him a loan and Mitchell agreed not to press assault charges against him. Upshaw and Mitchell were divorced on 1924.

- "As his nickname suggests, his hair was a dark red."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "He was “broad-shouldered, six feet and two inches, had brick-red hair, green eyes, and a cleft chin”..."  https://zi.media/@beeigood/post/Kn2Tgj



1326) Marie-Blanche Vasnier

Marie-Blanche Vasnier (1848 - ?). French soprano. She was the wife of Henri Vasnier (1832 - 1907), a prominent civil servant. At the end of 1880 she met the composer Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) and soon became his mistress as well as his muse. Whether Vasnier was content to tolerate his wife's affair with the young student or was simply unaware of it is not clear, but he and Debussy remained on excellent terms, and he continued to encourage the composer in his career.
Debussy was greatly taken with her, and she inspired him to compose: he wrote 27 songs dedicated to her during their seven-year relationship.
Marie Vasnier ended her liaison with Debussy soon after his final return from Rome, although they remained on good enough terms for him to dedicate to her one more song, "Mandoline", in 1890.


- "Such was the case with a beautiful redhead with green eyes, Marie Vasnier..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... where he met Madame Marie-Blanche Vasnier, a high coloratura soprano with striking red hair and green eyes."  https://search.proquest.com/…/f3e3d20734f75019f1a75a84ed…/1…

- "But Marie Vasnier, a striking redhead with green eyes and a high, agile soprano voice, returned Debussy’s interest and they were lovers for some years..."  https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/tw.asp…

 - "Her hair was red to brown and she sang with a lovely light voice to professional standard.https://www.rodoni.ch/OPERNHAUS/pelleas/Debussy2.pdf



1325) Renée Dahon

Renée Dahon (1893–1969). French actress.
Following an eight-year-long affair, in 1919 Dahon married playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. In 1940, Maeterlinck and Dahon were forced to flee their home in Paris with her parents due to the advance of the Germans. After the war, they were able to return to their home "Orlamonde" in Nice in 1947.
Renée Dahon was a popular actress in Paris. She became known at age 18 for her role as Tyltyl in The Blue Bird. Georgette Leblanc, Maurice Maeterlinck's then-partner, selected and coached her for the role. She also acted in several films.

- "His wife Renee, a beautiful red haired actress, stood next to Maurice, clutching the cage with their beloved blue birds.https://windowstoworldhistory.weebly.com/maurice-maeterlinc…




1324) Georgette Leblanc

Georgette Leblanc (1869 – 1941). French operatic soprano, actress, author, and sister of novelist Maurice Leblanc (creator of Arsène Lupin). She became particularly associated with the works of Jules Massenet and was an admired interpreter of the title role in Bizet's Carmen.
For many years Leblanc was the lover of Belgian playwright and writer Maurice Maeterlinck, and he wrote several parts for her within his stage plays. She portrayed the role of Ariane in Ariane et Barbe-bleue, both in the original 1899 stage play by Maeterlinck and in the 1907 opera adaptation by Paul Dukas. Leblanc also appeared in a couple of French films, most notably L'Inhumaine in 1924. In the last few decades of her life she turned to writing, producing two commercially successful autobiographies and several children's books and travelogues.

- "Her hair is wonderfully red, the mask of her face a peculiarly expressive one."  https://books.google.it/books…




Tuesday, 16 June 2020

1323) Édouard Dujardin

Édouard Dujardin (1861 – 1949). French writer, one of the early users of the stream of consciousness literary technique, exemplified by his 1888 novel Les Lauriers sont coupés.

- "A drooping lower lip and a great deal of frizzy red hair and beard were drawbacks which Dujardin had attempted to temper by being something of a dandy.https://books.google.it/books…



1322) Jacques Vaché

Jacques Pierre Vaché (1895 . 1919). French writer and founder of Surrealism.
In 1913, along with Eugène Hublet, Pierre Bissérié and Jean Bellemère, he published the only issue of the magazine «En route mauvaise troupe» and the four pamphlets of «Canard Sauvage».
During the First World War he was wounded near Brest, in France, and the following year he met André Breton in the hospital of Nantes. This meeting will be at the basis of the surrealist theory.
He died from an overdose of opium.

- "His red hair, his 'dead flame' eyes and the glacial butterfly of his monocle..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... he was a cold, cynical bastard who made his own life into a myth, dressing very elegantly, with every hair in place—he had bright red hair—and doing anything he could think of to shock people in public."  https://artauddesnosthenovel.com/…/from-book-2-jacques-vac…/

- "One year older than I, he was a very elegant man with red hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…



1321) Margaret C. Anderson

Margaret Caroline Anderson (1886 – 1973). American founder, editor and publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review, which published a collection of modern American, English and Irish writers between 1914 and 1929. The periodical is most noted for introducing many prominent American and British writers of the 20th century, such as Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot in the United States, and publishing the first thirteen chapters of James Joyce's then-unpublished novel, Ulysses.
A large collection of her papers on Gurdjieff's teaching is now preserved at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

- "Margaret Anderson dyed her red hair blonde and also became a recluse..."  https://books.google.it/books…





1320) Mary Butts

Mary Francis Butts, (1890 – 1937) also Mary Rodker by marriage. English modernist writer. Her work found recognition in literary magazines such as The Bookman and The Little Review, as well as from fellow modernists, T. S. Eliot, H.D. and Bryher. After her death, her works fell into obscurity until they began to be republished in the 1980s.
She graduated from the London School of Economics in 1914 and later she became a student of the occultist Aleister Crowley. She and other students worked with Crowley on his Magick (Book 4) (1912) and were given co-authorship credit.
In mid-1921 she spent about twelve weeks at Aleister Crowley's Abbey of Thelema in Sicily; she found the practices there shocking, and came away with a drug habit. In 1922 and 1923 she spent periods near Tyneham, Dorset, and her novels of the 1920s make much of the Dorset landscape. In 1923 her book of stories, Speed the Plough and other stories was published; which was followed in 1925 by her first novel, Ashe of Rings, an anti-war novel with supernatural elements.
Butts was an ardent advocate of nature conservation, and attacked the pollution of the English countryside in her pamphlets Warning To Hikers and Traps For Unbelievers.


- "With her pale skin and red hair (which Butts called scarlet) she then pursued a wildly bohemian life..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "The English writer Mary Butts, a devoted opium smoker with tangled red hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Mary was a tall, lovely and outgoing woman with carrot-red hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Aleister Crowley described her as a 'large, red-haired maggot' (or words to that effect)".  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Harold Acton’s Memoirs of an Aesthete (1948) details ‘the fringe of the Montparnasse bars’ where ‘a few talented story-tellers’ were ‘running to seed, like poor, generous red-haired Mary Butts’."  https://popocculture.stir.ac.uk/2016/08/10/andrewradford/


Portrait by Cedric Morris


1319) Robert Fulton Logan

Robert Fulton Logan (1889-1959). Canadian painter, illustrator and specialist in copper etchings.
After the First World War, Logan accepted the position of director at the Bellevue Art Training Center, in Paris, and also taught classes at the Louvre. He remained in Paris for almost twenty years. During his career, Robert Fulton Logan created over one hundred architectural etchings of scenes in France, Germany and Holland. The first important one-man showing of his etched art was held at the American Chamber of Commerce, Paris, (1922) and then at annual exhibitions at the Galerie Marcel Guiot. On his return to the United States in 1934, Logan accepted the position of Chairman of the Department of Art at Connecticut College, remaining there until his retirement in 1954. Robert Logan was a full member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the National Arts Club (1922) and the Société internationale de la gravure originale en noir (1921).


- "Robert Fulton Logan: red-haired painter, art instructor..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... is the red-haired, bespectacled man of several signature poems."  https://books.google.it/books…


Notre Dame de Paris (1925, etching and aquatint)

1318) Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes (1892 – 1982). American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer who is perhaps best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature.
In 1913, Barnes began her career as a freelance journalist and illustrator for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Later, Barnes' talent and connections with prominent Greenwich Village bohemians afforded her the opportunity to publish her prose, poems, illustrations, and one-act plays in both avant-garde literary journals and popular magazines, and publish an illustrated volume of poetry, The Book of Repulsive Women (1915).
In 1921, a lucrative commission with McCall's took Barnes to Paris, where she lived for the next 10 years. In this period she published A Book (1923), a collection of poetry, plays, and short stories, which was later reissued, with the addition of three stories, as A Night Among the Horses (1929), Ladies Almanack (1928), and Ryder (1928).
During the 1930s, Barnes spent time in England, Paris, New York, and North Africa. It was during this restless time that she wrote and published Nightwood.


- "Her most striking feature in her younger years had been a fine head of glossy auburn hair, which began to turn gray, thin out and frizzle in the 1960s."  https://www.nytimes.com/…/the-most-famous-unknown-in-the-wo…

- "Djuna Barnes once said she was the "most famous unknown of the century," though her writing and painting distinguished her, as did her haughty, cape-tossing gestures, auburn hair and acerbic wit.https://muse.jhu.edu/article/409576/pdf

- "Djuna Barnes had red hair and became a recluse."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Her mouth has an irresistible laugh and she squeezes her auburn hair tightly under her hat in the manner of Manet..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Barnes became know for her distinct beauty - she was tall, with rippling auburn hair, sharp tilted features and cat-shaped eyes - and her distinctive style."  https://books.google.it/books…



1317) Beverly Pepper

Beverly Pepper (née Stoll; 1922 – 2020). American sculptor known for her monumental works, site specific and land art. She remained independent from any particular art movement. She was married to the writer Curtis Bill Pepper for 65 years and lived in Italy, primarily in Todi, since the 1950s.

- “I’m deeply American,” insists the ginger-haired artist, who speaks fluent Italian and English with a dash of Brooklynese."  https://people.com/…/sculptor-beverly-pepper-is-the-art-wo…/



Monday, 15 June 2020

1316) Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (born Moïche Zakharovitch Chagalov; 1887 – 1985). Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin.
An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic tapestries and fine art prints.
Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN and the Art Institute of Chicago and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra.
Before World War I, he travelled between Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1923.
He experienced modernism's "golden age" in Paris, where "he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism.
"When Matisse dies," Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is".


- "Geinoz believes 'tes cheveux' refers to Chagall's curly red hair in his Self-Portrait wirh Seven Fingers.https://books.google.it/books…

- "It may be a nickname for the red-haired painter..."  https://books.google.it/books…


Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait with Palette


Self-Portrait


Portrait of Marc Chagall, by Yuri Pen

1315) Beatrice Stein

Beatrice Stein (1899 - 1961). American painter, who was a pupil and friend of François Villon. She married American biographer, translator and fiction writer Francis Steegmuller (1906 – 1994).

- "She had red hair and the warm heart that often accompanies it.https://books.google.it/books…


Portrait by François Villon

1314) Stacey Tendeter

Stacey Tendeter (1949 – 2008). British actress best known for her performance as Muriel in the 1971 film Two English Girls. Her other cinematic appearances include White Bird, Friend or Foe, and Terminal Game.
The majority of her work came in the 1970s on British television when she appeared on Elizabeth R, Dead of Night, The Pallisers, In This House of Brede and Doctor Who in the story Underworld. She has since done mostly stage theatre, having performed in The Sentence, School For Sugar and The Scandal. In 1983 she played the wife of Adam Dalgliesh in the ITV adaption of PD James' Death of an Expert Witness.
After François Truffaut died in 1984, a director's cut of Two English Girls was released to great acclaim. In particular, the addition of several important scenes featuring Stacey was praised. This is the version currently available on DVD.


- "... Stacey Tendeter, the haunting red-headed British actress who played Muriel in Francois Truffaut’s masterful Two English Girls..."  http://mooninthegutter.blogspot.com/…/tribute-in-stills-to-…

- "... and Tendeter the red-headed, freckled robustness of the more religious, repressed girl..."  https://variety.com/…/deux-anglaises-et-le-continent-12004…/



1313) Henri-Pierre Roché

Henri-Pierre Roché (1879 – 1959). French author who was deeply involved with the artistic avant-garde in Paris and the Dada movement.
Late in life, Roché published two novels: his first was Jules et Jim (1953), a semi-autobiographical work published when he was 74. His second novel, Les deux anglaises et le continent (Two English Girls, 1956), was also inspired by his life. Both were adapted as films by the director François Truffaut, in 1962 and 1971 respectively. The popularity of the film Jules et Jim brought renewed attention to Roché's novels and life.

- "... uniformed figure of Henri-Pierre Roché, his ginger hair hidden by his khaki képi..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... whom Gertrude Stein described as 'tall and red headed...'"  https://books.google.it/books…



1312) Fernand Léger

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (1881 – 1955). French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism (known as "tubism") which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

- "I admired the strong, red-haired Breton artist..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "I wondered why it was worthwhile for this well-established, red-haired Frenchman..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "He impressed his friends in Paris by the inherited solidity of his built; with his abundant red hair, his countrified freckles..."  https://books.google.it/books…



Thursday, 11 June 2020

1311) John A. Feeney

John Augustine Feeney (1854 - 1936). Father of film director John Ford and of actor, writer and director Francis Ford.
Feeney was born in Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland. His grandmother, Barbara Morris, was said to be a member of an impoverished branch of a family of the Irish nobility, the Morrises of Spiddal (headed at present by Lord Killanin).
He and Barbara Curran (1855 - 1933) arrived in Boston and Portland respectively in May and June 1872. They married in 1875 and became American citizens five years later on September 11, 1880. They had eleven children.
John Augustine lived in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland, Maine, with his family, and would try farming, fishing, working for the gas company, running a saloon, and being an alderman.

- "A dashing figure with his red hair and broad mustache, Grampy Feeney was also a marvelous storyteller who passed on his 'touch of the poet' to his sons John and Francis."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "He would grow into a tall, rawboned man with a jaunty stride, red hair and mustache..."  https://www.nytimes.com/…/quotsearching-for-john-ford-a-lif…
 
- "Sponsored by his cousin, Michael Connolly, red-haired Feeney at eighteen determined to seek his fortune in the New World."  https://books.google.it/books…


Feeney and his son John Ford

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

1310) Roman Jakobson

Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 – 1982). Russian-American linguist and literary theorist.
A pioneer of structural linguistics, Jakobson was one of the most celebrated and influential linguists of the twentieth century. With Nikolai Trubetzkoy, he developed revolutionary new techniques for the analysis of linguistic sound systems, in effect founding the modern discipline of phonology. Jakobson went on to extend similar principles and techniques to the study of other aspects of language such as syntax, morphology and semantics. He made numerous contributions to Slavic linguistics, most notably two studies of Russian case and an analysis of the categories of the Russian verb. Drawing on insights from C. S. Peirce's semiotics, as well as from communication theory and cybernetics, he proposed methods for the investigation of poetry, music, the visual arts and cinema.

- "This was red-haired Romka - the linguist Roman Osipovich Yakobson, who worked at the Soviet Representation."  https://books.google.it/books…



1309) Cunninghame Graham

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852 – 1936). Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer. He was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP); the first ever socialist member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; a founder, and the first president, of the Scottish Labour Party; a founder of the National Party of Scotland in 1928; and the first president of the Scottish National Party in 1934.

- "... young Cunninghame Graham, nicknamed el gringo, with his Van Dyke beard and tousled red hair, became a centaur."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... he had an unusual large head, surmounted by red hair, grey eyes, a prominent nose and a small, cruel mouth with a meagre red beard."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "I liked to see him putting his fingers through his long, thick, golden-red hair, making it stand high above his fine, narrow, aristocratic forehead."  https://www.npg.org.uk/…/mp01853/robert-bontine-cunninghame…

- "The red-haired adventurer Cunninghame Graham, rising like a Scottish Mephistopheles from the sulphurous smoke of Charing Cross Underground..."  https://books.google.it/books…


1308) Margaret Cousins

Margaret Elizabeth Cousins, née Gillespie, also known as Gretta Cousins (1878 – 1954). Irish-Indian educationist, suffragist and Theosophist, who established All India Women's Conference (AIWC) in 1927. She was the wife of poet and literary critic James Cousins, with whom she moved to India in 1915. She is credited with composing the tune for the Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana in February 1919, during Rabindranath Tagore's visit to the Madanapalle College.

- "During the same era another red-haired Irish woman, the first one of this quintet who was a self-declared feminist..."  https://books.google.it/books…



1307) James Keir Hardie

James Keir Hardie (1856 – 1915). Scottish trade unionist and politician. He was a founder of the Labour Party, and served as its first parliamentary leader from 1906 to 1908.
Hardie was born in Newhouse, Lanarkshire. He started working at the age of seven, and from the age of 10 worked in the Lanarkshire coal mines. With a background in preaching, he became known as a talented public speaker and was chosen as a spokesman for his fellow miners. In 1879, Hardie was elected leader of a miners' union in Hamilton and organised a National Conference of Miners in Dunfermline. He subsequently led miners' strikes in Lanarkshire (1880) and Ayrshire (1881). He turned to journalism to make ends meet, and from 1886 was a full-time union organiser as secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union.
Hardie initially supported William Gladstone's Liberal Party, but later concluded that the working class needed its own party. He first stood for parliament in 1888 as an independent, and later that year helped form the Scottish Labour Party. Hardie won the English seat of West Ham South as an independent candidate in 1892, and helped to form the Independent Labour Party (ILP) the following year. He lost his seat in 1895, but was re-elected to parliament in 1900 for Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. In the same year he helped to form the union-based Labour Representation Committee, which was later renamed the Labour Party.
After the 1906 election, Hardie was chosen as the Labour Party's first parliamentary leader. He resigned in 1908 in favour of Arthur Henderson, and spent his remaining years campaigning for specific causes, such as women's suffrage, self-rule for India, and opposition to World War I. He died in 1915 while attempting to organise a pacifist general strike. Hardie is seen as a key figure in the history of the Labour Party and has been the subject of multiple biographies. Kenneth O. Morgan has called him "Labour's greatest pioneer and its greatest hero".


- "James Mavor met Keir Hardie for the first time in 1879: "When I first met him he was an alert, good-looking young man - reddish hair, ruddy complexion, honest but ecstatic eyes, average stature, very fastidious about his dress..."  https://spartacus-educational.com/PRhardie.htm

- "In his late teens and early twenties he was an attractive young man with a strong figure, red beard and thick curly hair, who had several girlfriends."  https://books.google.it/books…



1306) Rona Robinson

Rona Robinson (1884–1962). First woman in the United Kingdom to gain a first-class degree in chemistry and one of the first documented female industrial chemists. She was also a British suffragette and paid member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU).

- "... Rona Robinson, enthusiastically described by West as 'a glorious red-haired bachelor of science, who had been in and out of goal for the cause'."  https://books.google.it/books…




1305) Richard Pankhurst

Richard Marsden Pankhurst (1835/6 – 1898). English barrister, socialist and strong supporter of women's rights.
He married Emmeline Goulden, better known as Emmeline Pankhurst, who was some 24 years younger than he was, in 1878. With her, he was instrumental in establishing the Independent Labour Party. Together they formed the Women's Franchise League in 1889. They were part of a political circle which included Keir Hardie, Annie Besant, William Morris and George Bernard Shaw. They were present at the Bloody Sunday riot in Trafalgar Square.
Known as the "Red Doctor", he stood for Parliament in 1883 as candidate for Manchester and in 1885 for Rotherhithe, Kent, both times unsuccessfully.
With his wife Emmeline, he was father to five children.


- "Her new, red-headed and red-bearded husband Richard was already deeply involved in radical politics..."  http://www.billgreenwell.com/page.php?id=56

- "... with a high-pitched shrill voice, gold-red beard, a broad, lofty forehead crowned by a mane of ruddy hair and small, blue-grey twinkling eyes..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Pankhurst was a small, energetic man with a surprisingly high voice, red hair and a pointed, red beard."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Red-haired and bearded, Richard Pankurst, known as 'the Red Doctor, was twenty-three years older than his wife."  https://books.google.it/books…



Tuesday, 9 June 2020

1304) Andrey Vyshinsky

Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky (1883 – 1954). Soviet politician, jurist and diplomat.
He is known as a state prosecutor of Joseph Stalin's Moscow trials and in the Nuremberg trials. He was the Soviet Foreign Minister from 1949 to 1953, after having served as Deputy Foreign Minister under Vyacheslav Molotov since 1940. He also headed the Institute of State and Law in the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

- "Stalin's sidekick was a red-haired lawyer born in Odessa, son of a well-off Baku family with noble Polish antecedents..."  http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search…

- "Small, with bright black eyes behind horn-rimmed spectacles, thinning reddish hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…



Wednesday, 3 June 2020

1303) Lionel Stander

Lionel Jay Stander (1908 – 1994). American actor in films, radio, theater and television.
Strongly of communist ideology and pro-labor, Stander espoused a variety of social and political causes and was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was among the first group of Hollywood actors to be subpoenaed before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1940 for supposed Communist activities. At a HUAC hearing in April 1951, actor Marc Lawrence named Stander as a member of his Hollywood Communist "cell", along with screenwriter Lester Cole and screenwriter Gordon Kahn. Stander was blacklisted and moved to London in 1964. He worked first in the UK and then in Italy,
After 15 years abroad, Stander moved back to the U.S. for the role he is now most famous for: Max, the loyal butler, cook, and chauffeur to the wealthy, amateur detectives played by Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers on the 1979–1984 television series Hart to Hart (and a subsequent series of Hart to Hart made-for-television films). In 1982, Stander won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.


- "Il suo faccione rotondo e il fisico massiccio, i capelli rossi perennemente arruffati..." [His round and big face and his burly physique, his red hair always messy...]  https://books.google.it/books…



1302) Alberto Ciambricco

Alberto Ciambricco (1920 – 2008). Italian screenwriter for cinema and TV.
Along with colleague Mario Casacci, he is the creator of the Tenente Sheridan TV series and of the TV programme Giallo club: Invito al poliziesco.

- "... Alberto Ciambricco, geniale marchigiano dai capelli rossi." [Alberto Ciambricco, brilliant Marchigiano with red hair.]  https://www.cronachemaceratesi.it/…/sulla-tavola-c…/1009294/



Monday, 1 June 2020

1301) Joseph Lécussan

Joseph Lécussan (1895 - 1946). Member of the Vichy French Milice who, along with Henri Gonnet, was responsible for the kidnapping and murdering of Hélène and Victor Basch (the latter being president of the Ligue des droits de l'homme from 1926 to 1944) under orders of the regional chief Paul Touvier.

- "A chronic alcoholic, Lécussan was a tall, heavily built ex-naval officer whose hair-trigger temper matched his red hair.https://books.google.it/books…



1300) Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy (born Jenő Blau; 1899 – 1985). Hungarian-American conductor and violinist, best known for his association with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as its music director. His 44-year association with the orchestra is one of the longest enjoyed by any conductor with a single orchestra. Under his baton, the Philadelphia Orchestra had three gold records and won two Grammy Awards.

- "Instead, they watched with amazement as a diminutive, very young-looking conductor with reddish hair, unknown to most of them, ascended the podium."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "The short violinist with reddish-brown hair eventually became concertmaster of the Capitol Theatre orchestra..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "The diminutive (5 feet, 5 inches) young musician with the shock of reddish-blond hair soon became a familiar figure on the podium of the Capitol..."  https://www.latimes.com/…/la-xpm-1985-03-13-mn-22065-story.…



1299) Róza Cebrián

Róza Cebrián (1870 - 1944). Hungarian countess and wife of famed violinist Jenő Hubay von Szalatna.
They met at the end of 1880s, but Cebriàn's father, László Cebrián, wouldn't give his consent to the marriage. They married anyway, in 1894, and had three children.


Mme Jenő Hubay de Szalatna, by Philip de Làszlò


Róza Cebrián and Jenő Hubay