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2014-05-01 23:06:47

Ecostation to attract scientists from around the world to study sustainable interdependence. Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Tetiaroa Society, the nonprofit aimed at bringing scientists and researchers from around the world to conduct studies on the Tahitian atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, announced the official opening of its Ecostation today. Tetiaroa is a ring of 12 islets, or motus, around a 4.5 mile-wide lagoon and is owned by the late Marlon Brando’s estate. The actor...

2009-07-17 08:30:00

TETIAROA, French Polynesia, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Located on the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa and a product of the late Marlon Brando's vision, construction on The Brando has officially begun with completion slated for late 2011. Construction of the luxury eco-resort has commenced with the official authorization from the Tahitian government after several years of studying the impact of construction on the environment. The Brando will feature: 47 deluxe bungalow villas (each with...

2009-07-01 15:47:53

U.S. actor Karl Malden, winner of both Academy and Emmy awards, died Wednesday in California at age 97, family members said. Malden's family informed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of the veteran actor's death, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported. Malden was president of the Academy from 1989 to 1992. Born in Gary, Ind., Malden was probably best known for his work in the 1970s television series The Streets of San Francisco, where he portrayed Lt. Mike Stone, starring alongside...

2009-06-28 09:08:45

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Morton Gottlieb has died in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 88, his family said. Gottlieb died Thursday of natural causes, his niece Hildy Gottlieb Hill told Sunday's The New York Times. During his long career, Gottlieb produced four plays nominated for best-play Tony Awards, including Sleuth, which won in 1971. Gottlieb devoted his career to championing original scripts and was revered by investors for his thriftiness, his niece said. When I worked for...

2008-09-28 00:00:02

Centrepiece A TRIBUTE TO PAUL NEWMAN It is hardly the least of Paul Newman's achievements that for 26 years, his face grinned from the front of a salad dressing bottle, yet he never sacrificed a drop of dignity. Dignity was Newman's calling card as an actor, but it may have also been his Achilles heel: in his great younger roles, he established a strong, charming, graceful on-screen persona, but only sometimes revealed, or revelled in, its flaws and stresses. That would come later, in the...

2008-09-23 06:00:23

By Mike Snider The Godfather is remembered as a dark picture. But over the years it has become less dark than intended. The opening scene of the best-picture Oscar winner is the ultimate example. Emerging from shadow is the face of Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto), the father who asks Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) for a favor on the day of the Don's daughter's wedding. But when director Francis Ford Coppola saw the 1972 film on a screen for its 25th anniversary, he thought, "Gee, the...

2008-08-04 12:00:53

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT BUDD Schulberg, the Hollywood screenwriter who wrote On the Waterfront, said yesterday that the accepted interpretation of his masterpiece is wrong. The 1954 movie, starring Marlon Brando as boxer and dock worker Terry Malloy, has long been considered to be a metaphor for the McCarthy era in US politics, and in particular the time when screenwriters and other Hollywood figures testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Schulberg, a...


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