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In 1955, theatrical producer Martin Gabel was working on a stage adaptation of the James M. Cain novel Serenade, about an opera singer who comes to the realization he is homosexual, and he invited Laurents to write the book.
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1955 and theatrical
Williams received virtually all of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama, including several New York Drama Critics ' Circle awards, a Tony Award for best play for The Rose Tattoo ( 1951 ) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire ( 1948 ) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ( 1955 ).
Hanna and Barbera also produced / directed for MGM cartoon studio half a dozen one-shot theatrical shorts besides Tom and Jerry series, including Gallopin ' Gals ( 1940 ), Officer Pooch ( 1941 ), War Dogs ( 1943 ) and Good Will to Men ( 1955 ).
The Academy's awards are in the form of a theatrical mask designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe, which was commissioned by the Guild of Television Producers and Directors in 1955.
Some by the performers for whom they were written, such as the concertos for piano ( 1939 ), violin ( 1955 ) and cello ( 1970 ); some by literary and theatrical partners, such as the film music, ballets, cantatas and The Olympians ; some by painters, such as the Serenade and the Metamorphic Variations ; some by classical literature, such as Hymn to Apollo ( 1926 ), The Enchantress and Pastoral.
Pène du Bois married artist Louis Bouche's daughter, Jane Bouche in 1943 ; they later divorced, and in 1955 he married theatrical designer Willa Kim.
Disney gave him his own series in 1955, but only two films resulted ( Hooked Bear and In the Bag ) before Disney discontinued making theatrical short subjects.
Aside from the Quatermass serials, Cartier and Kneale collaborated on several one-off dramas, including literary and theatrical adaptations of Wuthering Heights ( 6 December 1953 ) and The Moment of Truth ( 10 March 1955 ), as well as Kneale's own The Creature ( 30 January 1955 ).
The 17-track album was inspired by and written for the theatrical adaptations of Tod Browning's 1932 cult classic Freaks, and Yukio Mishima's 1955 version of Noh play The Damask Drum.
He kept his ties to burlesque, and appeared in Irving Klaw's feature-length theatrical film Teaserama ( 1955 ), a re-creation of a burlesque show.
1955 and producer
In 1955 Clokey showed Gumbasia to movie producer Sam Engel, who encouraged him to develop his technique by adding figures.
* 1955 – Henry Priestman, English singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and producer ( The Christians, It's Immaterial, and Yachts )
* 1955 – Steve Berlin, American musician and producer ( Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters, and The Blasters )
Walter Bruce Willis ( born March 19, 1955 ), known professionally as Bruce Willis, is a German-born American actor, producer, and musician.
The producer was unable to come up with a title and accepted the studio's choice, They Come from Another World that was assigned in summer 1955.
Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (, Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung ), born in 1955 is a Hong Kong film director, producer and scriptwriter.
David Mirkin ( born September 18, 1955 ) is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer.
* Andy Breckman ( born 1955 ), creator and producer of television series Monk, former Saturday Night Live writer, radio personality.
He also established himself as a favorite of producer Stanley Kramer, taking key supporting roles in the western High Noon ( 1952 ) ( starring Gary Cooper ), Not as a Stranger ( 1955 ), a hospital melodrama featuring Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra, and The Defiant Ones ( 1958, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier ).
Kevin Michael Costner ( born January 18, 1955 ) is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman.
* Peter Douglas ( born November 23, 1955 ), American television and film producer, son of Kirk Douglas
Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed (), usually known as Dodi Fayed ( 15 April 1955 – 31 August 1997 ) was an Egyptian film producer.
In 1955 television producer Frederick Ziv of ZIV Television Productions offered Crawford the lead role as " Chief Dan Mathews " in the police drama Highway Patrol, which dramatized law enforcement activities of the California Highway Patrol ( CHP ).
However, in August 1955, lead producer Lemuel Ayers died, leaving the production with little morale and even less cash.
He was producer or executive producer for dozens of television programs and specials between 1955 and 1995.
His " American Junior " company was by far the biggest producer of models, and held numerous patents on the two-line system until overturned during a patent infridgement suit, by Walker, against Leroy Cox, based on " prior art " from St. Clair in the 1955 trial.
* Dodi Al-Fayed ( 1955 – 1997 ), film producer, ( original burial site, subsequently moved to the Al-Fayed estate in Surrey )
In 1932 Britain overtook France to become Europe's largest car producer ( a position which it retained until 1955 ).
1955 and Martin
Historically, one of the most important protagonists of the movement was Walter Martin ( 1928 – 89 ), whose numerous books include the 1955 The Rise of the Cults: An Introductory Guide to the Non-Christian Cults and the 1965 The Kingdom of the Cults: An Analysis of Major Cult Systems in the Present Christian Era, which continues to be influential.
Joe Martin, the Republican Speaker from 1947 – 1949 and again from 1953 – 1955, wrote that Eisenhower " never surrounded himself with assistants who could solve political problems with professional skill.
One of the most famous was The Apu Trilogy ( 1955 – 1959 ) from critically acclaimed Bengali film director Satyajit Ray, whose films had a profound influence on world cinema, with directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, James Ivory, Abbas Kiarostami, Elia Kazan, François Truffaut, Steven Spielberg ,< ref name = unmaderay >
* Performers Playing Opposite Sex: While several performers have won Tonys for roles that have involved cross dressing, only two have won for playing a character of the opposite sex: Mary Martin in the title role of Peter Pan ( 1955 ) and Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray ( 2003 ).
The couple's four sons were Mickey Jr. ( 1953 – 2000 ), David ( born 1955 ), Billy ( 1957 – 94 ), whom Mickey named for Billy Martin, his best friend among his Yankee teammates, and Danny ( born 1960 ).
Martin first worked in the diplomatic field at the U. S. Embassy in Paris, France, from 1947 to 1955.
Stephen Martin Walt ( born July 2, 1955 ) is a professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
In 1955, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon had been together as lovers for three years when they complained to a gay male couple that they did not know any other lesbians.
On December 2, 1955, in response to the arrest of his NAACP co-worker Rosa Parks, Abernathy and his friend, Martin Luther King, organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and co-founded the American Civil Rights Movement.
Kerr has thrice played real-life Australian military personalities, appearing as bomber pilot Micky Martin in The Dambusters ( 1955 ), as General John Monash in the TV mini-series Anzacs ( 1985 ) and as General Harry Chauvel in the film The Lighthorsemen ( 1986 ).
In 1955, Martin sold his share of the business to Ferlinghetti for $ 1000, and moved to New York and started New Yorker Bookstore, which specialized in cinema.
Martin served as Speaker of the House of Representatives on two separate occasions from 1947 to 1949 and from 1953 to 1955.
In the famous Mary Martin musical version of the play, which opened on Broadway in 1954 and was first televised in 1955, Tinker Bell was represented by a darting light, as on stage, accompanied by bell-like sounds.
Ward had a series of girlfriends that included Eunice Bailey, the top Christian Dior model in the 1950s, Margaret Brown and Vickie Martin, who was killed in a car crash in 1955.