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Blind Bargain, A

Film (1922). Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. Directed by Wallace Worsley. Written by J G Hawks, based on The Octave of Claudius (1897) by Barry Pain. Cast includes Virginia True Boardman, Lon Chaney, Fontaine La Rue, Raymond McKee. 57 minutes. Black and white (tinted prints existed). / The film is lost, quite possibly destroyed when Goldwyn was taken over by MGM. The impoverished protagonist, as described in the original novel, comes to an ...


Australian tv series (1995). Film Australia and Telewizja Polska. Created by Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson. Producers include Noel Price, Ron Saunders and Andrzej Stempowski. Directed by Noel Price. Writers include Ron Saunders, Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson. Cast includes Krzysztof Kumor, Andrew McFarlane, Heather Mitchell, Gosia Piotrowska and Zbych Trofimiuk. 26 23-minute episodes. Colour. / This juvenile miniseries, produced in Australia and ...

Wonder Woman Film/TV

Only thirty years after its introduction in 1942 did the first media adaptations of Wonder Woman appear with three successive, variously named US tv series (1974-1979) and their pilot films, all technically based on the Comic book created by William Moulton Marston (1893-1947) for DC Comics. The complex Television production history falls into three parts, being ...

Maine, Charles Eric

Pseudonym used by UK author David McIlwain (1921-1981) for his sf; two other pseudonyms, Richard Rayner and Robert Wade, were used for detective thrillers. Maine was one of the relatively few but extremely active UK fans before World War Two, and in 1938 published his first story, "The Mirror", in his Fanzine The Satellite, which he edited with Jonathan Burke; he also appeared in the fanzine ...

Macey, Peter

(?   -    ) UK research chemist and author whose routine sf novels are Stationary Orbit (1974), in which the alien intelligence turns out to be a local dolphin (see First Contact), Distant Relations (1975) and Alien Culture (1977), which features Invasion by intelligent microbes. [PN]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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