Janissa Saracino Musical Theater History October 21, 2009 Fanny Brice: The Journey of a 'Funny Girl' Comedienne, actress, radio star and mother, these were just some of the traits of the all around entertainer, Fanny Brice. She brought sparkle to the darkest songs and laughter to unknown depths. Starting as a vaudeville performer and working her way up to scale to a Zeigfield Follie was quite the journey for a lady to accomplish in a life. But somehow, someway Fanny got through it all and seemed to have a ripple effect on peoples lives. Even today, she is know known even if you don't know who she was.
Their experience from Saturday Night Live (SNL) reflects in their humor on the big screen. The path these characters take show real life situations in a comedic atmosphere. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler prove that great comedy can come from female collaborations. Saturday Night Live has produced great comics such as Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, and Jim Carey. This movie reflects that these two female comedians will continue that tradition.
Ellen Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a famous actress, talk show host, and comedian. She will be known in the annual woman’s banquet for all her achievements and accomplishments. She was born in January 26th, 1958 at Metairie, Louisiana. DeGeneres is being honored from opening out her gayness to the whole world. I think Ellen Degeneres is a very strong and brave woman to come out with a secret like that.
But hosting a talk show wasn't all Winfrey had in mind. Although untrained as an actress, she was nominated for an Oscar for her powerful performance as a slave in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. (Two decades later Winfrey produced a musical version on Broadway.) She created Harpo productions to house her show and to produce socially relevant films. She also launched a monthly book segment on her show and her selections immediately became best sellers.
She’s in films and television shows too. When she was a teenager her popularity went up. She is a hard working multi- talented woman who had made a place for herself in the world of entertainment. Child Hood: Jennifer had a good childhood of dancing and singing. On July 24,1969 Guadalupe(mother) and Dave(father) Lopez had a beautiful daughter named Jennifer Lynn Lopez.
Situation comedy is “based on creating a simple comic premise for each program.” (p. 130) Basically situation comedy brought fun and comic relief to TV. Lucy first starred in, My Favorite Husband. People and even herself saw what a funny, humorous person she was. She was able to find her “Lucy persona,” which was the attractive, zany, and irresistible side to her. In the book it says, “Unlike vaudeo, many TV situation comedies revolved around women stars.” (p. 132) Lucy, being one of these women stars, hit it off big when I Love Lucy started.
Cher and her friends spent all their time shopping, doing makeovers and chasing after guys. One scene of the movie showed Cher sending flowers to herself and dressing "in her cutest outfits" in an attempt to impress a crush. Cher was ditzy, superficial, and, to make things worse, she was a lousy driver. This was a very popular movie, and a television series was later based on it. Many girls watched this movie and emulated Cher, not realizing that they were buying in to this
There were many inspirational women during the 1950’s but the one woman that struck me the most was the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. If I ever had the opportunity to travel back in time to be someone else, I would choose to be her. She was an inspiration to young girls everywhere because she was so comfortable in her skin. She also took her talents to the top and became a mega star. Regardless if it’s 2012 or 1950, young girls struggle with self-confidence issues.
Disability Revisited Criticizing misrepresentation in media is much like complaining that a desert is too dry; completely obvious and there’s not too much you can do about it. To voice her frustrations, Nancy Mairs composes a very blunt, matter-of-fact, somewhat satirical, essay scolding media for their portrayal of the disabled. Although her position is understandable, her approach in the essay is slightly jumbled. Mairs tends to use too many different emotions to relay information and her opinions to her audience. As an introduction, Mairs attempts to gain sympathy and personal connection with her readers by describing her physical disabilities due to MS (multiple sclerosis).
Anh Nguyen EAP 98 Monica Monk February 17, 2014 Best Story Ever When people read any books, they usually have so many ideas. Most books are really helpful but some books are not. Now, I am reading the book that named The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I already read some reviews on Amazon. Most people really like this book, but some people do not like it, because they think this book is pretentious, and characters are boring, which make many people disappointed. For me, I insistently said that this book is a wonderful book I have read by John Green, even though some negative reviews on Amazon claim that the character Hazel is too perfect, people want to stop reading when they only finish the first chapter, and the story is too boring.