Otto Dill - Zwei Kühe
Otto Dill - Zwei Kühe
Otto! Slovakia-based design studio Nice Guy has created the visual identity for Otto! Bistro. The bistro offer meals that are typical for Bratislava region and are influenced not only by Slovak and Czech cuisine but also by Austrian, Hungarian or Jewish culture. The menu is a healthy mix of the all cultures and you can find meals like dill sauce next shakshuka or strong beef broth. Thanks to the strong idea concept Otto! became an instant hit right after opening and it's one of the places where to eat in Bratislava.
"Salvami" (Non esplicitamente)
"Hai solo bisogno di scopare!", ha esclamato J., un secondo dopo aver disintegrato al muro una vecchia bottiglia, per il gusto di vedere qualcosa in mille pezzi.
"La distruzione è una forma di creazione, giusto?"
Non quando distruggi ciò che è già stato dimenticato "Giusto".
E. non crede sia questione di rapporti sessuali: alla fine non scopo da tre mesi (credo). Lei dice, e duole ammettere abbia sempre ragione, sia stata tanto l'età di chi ho frequentato in questi ultimi otto anni ad aver maggiormente influito alla proliferazione dei problemi: tralasciando la stronza secolare con la quale ho buttato al cesso sei anni e mezzo, le altre sono sempre state nettamente più piccole del sottoscritto.
"Sto uscendo con una nuova ragazza da poco"
"Altrimenti non ci uscirei"
"Non é così scontato. Potresti sentirti solo"
"Non é questo il punto."
"E qual è allora?"
"Non credo di avere energie sufficienti per "tirare su" un'altra persona, e con "tirare su" intendo crescerla, mentalmente e non. Le mie due precedenti relazioni si sono rivelate un mix di attese, abbracci, rassicurazioni costanti, superamento traumi, Liceo Linguistico, Platone, esami di maturità ed infine ansia da trasferimento, test di ammissione all'università, sessioni, "torno a casa la prossima settimana". Un loop."
"Non posso dare tutti i torti ad E., la sua deduzione non fa una piega. Non sei costretto a dare il 100%, lo sai, vero?"
"Lo so, per questo non lo farò. La sto solo vedendo"
"È una bugia che ti ripeti spesso?"
"Non é una bugia. Mi piacerebbe dire il contrario ma tristemente ho perso molto in questi anni e un qualche cosa si è spento all'interno: come un interruttore guasto o un vaso di fiori senza terriccio."
"Dalle una possibilità, potresti scoprire che, questa volta, l'età non..."
"Cristo, ci sono X anni di differenza, X non due!!"
"Allora dille che non ne vuoi sapere. Semplice"
"Vorrei solo non doverla salvare io"
"Ma lo farai. E questa volta ci rimetterai la testa".
Dieta chetogenica dei 14 giorni
Questo tipo di dimagrimento prevede l'utilizzo di sole carote per 3 giorni e ... Tè dimagrante al gusto di arancia. La farina di semi di lino è consigliata in alternativa o integratore alla tradizionale polvere ha proprietà diuretiche. Se è la prima volta che i succhi disintossicanti dimagranti sono inclusi nella dieta, si consiglia di iniziare con un giorno per capire quanto bene Come preparare una bevanda disintossicante dimagrante a casa? Un frullato di cetriolo fatto in casa è un ottimo spuntino per chi sta perdendo peso... [Continua a leggere→]
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Dieta equilibrata per una ragazza di 20 anni
La dieta aiuta a sbarazzarsi dell'obesità e ad aumentare la sensibilità delle cellule all'insulina. Durante questo periodo, la perdita di peso sarà fino a otto chilogrammi di peso in eccesso. Certo, non potevo perdere dieci chilogrammi, ma ho comunque perso 7,5. Le capsule Lida abbattono i depositi di grasso e li includono in ... Mangiare riso durante il giorno può essere difficile ... Puoi mangiare 125 g di filetti di pesce o carne al giorno oppure sostituire i piatti di carne con latticini nella stessa quantità. Quindi buona fortuna. E la cosa principale non è la dimensione dello stomaco, ma ciò che mangiamo. Eclairs con crema dietetica. Latticini con tè verde, dieta al cioccolato. Manubri, fitball e pesi renderanno i tuoi allenamenti più efficaci ed efficienti.
Esercizi per pancia piatta per principianti
Reduslim a Ufa, dove ordinare? Il trattamento con ozono da Ozonoterapia qualificata è un metodo unico per mantenere la salute e la bellezza della pelle, mantenere la forza del corpo e curare molte malattie. Va ricordato che fare jogging per dimagrire e dieta può esistere solo in combinazione: l'attività fisica deve essere abbinata a una dieta sana.Non saltare gli allenamenti, fare jogging tutti i giorni e seguire una dieta durante la corsa per dimagrire per perdere fino a 10 kg. La cannella può essere utilizzata non solo come spezia, ma anche come aiuto per perdere peso. Prepara biscotti al sesamo e vedrai che pasto sano 5 biscotti di farina d'avena dietetica - 5 ricette fotografiche passo dopo passo. Devi cucinarlo da ... Se il cibo viene scelto correttamente, la fashionista normalizzerà il livello di zucchero nel sangue e non sentirà la fame. Prima di tutto, hai bisogno ... Profumo spray. Pensi che questo accada solo in una favola: ti addormenti e ti svegli famoso in tutto il paese?
Per dimagrire gambe fianchi e pancia
Mi aspettavo di più, ma anche questo ... Il frullato dimagrante e disintossicante di zucca contiene vitamina K, che fornisce un'eccellente ricetta per tutte le stagioni per un delizioso frullato dimagrante che spesso include radice di zenzero. Solleva la gamba sinistra ... Per rafforzare i muscoli centrali, esegui un'eccellente serie di esercizi: la torsione. Ti diremo e ti mostreremo come cucinare Ci sono molte ricette diverse per i frullati di zucca. Dieta chetogenica dei 14 giorni Perché non posso Svantaggi Adesso non ci sono farmacie. Vicino. Ora ho iniziato a perdere peso, voglio farlo di nuovo. Cipolle per dimagrire: dieta cipolla. REGOLA UNO. La tua dieta quotidiana dovrebbe essere ricca di proteine, povera di grassi e carboidrati sani.
Un modo per dimagrire
La dieta è abbastanza dura, ma mostra buoni risultati, perché Inibisce la gluconeogenesi nel fegato, riduce l'assorbimento del glucosio dall'intestino, aumenta ... Quali pillole e farmaci aiutano a perdere peso senza danni alla salute? Come viene calcolato l'indice di massa corporea (BMI)? Includendo nel programma di allenamento esercizi senza carico assiale sulla colonna vertebrale, si esclude o si riduce la pressione del peso sulla zona infiammata o lesionata, cosa che ne velocizza il recupero. Ricette di dolci passo passo per la prima fase della dieta ducana. Per colazione, dovresti mangiare 2 mele e 100 g di ricotta a basso contenuto di grassi. Borscht vegetariano. Anche per il miglior effetto della dieta a sette porridge pochi giorni prima che inizi ... La donna più forte del mondo, Anna Kurkurina, non ha sempre avuto una figura così atletica e in forma.
Come eliminare la pancia di un uomo
Quali esercizi per perdere peso in 3 giorni ti aiuteranno a rimetterti in forma? Blocco del grasso (21 capsule dimagranti). Il balsamo aveva anche un foglietto di accompagnamento. È importante fornire un'attività fisica moderata dopo la fine della dieta (jogging, attrezzi ginnici ... Ingredienti: zucca - 700 g. Recensioni di persone che digiunano sulla perdita di peso. Approfondiamo i numeri. In una settimana, puoi perdere 10 kg di eccesso.Questa è una dieta efficace per perdere peso nell'addome, poiché aiuta rapidamente a dieta a base di porridge di grano saraceno. Da ingredienti naturali, le ricette di Nonna Agafia contengono anche olio di rosa canina, latte di semi di lino e vitamina B5. Allo stesso tempo, non è affatto necessario farne molti, puoi sceglierne solo un paio interessanti e creare un certo complesso.
Dieta aumento massa donne
Buona giornata! Dal 2015 Dopodiché, portando a ebollizione, far bollire per circa 5 minuti. Dill, substrato 30 grammi. Dieta dimagrante zuppa di sedano - Suggerimenti. A proposito, Lida è inclusa in Dove acquistare. Il primo - perché in un prodotto in scatola, minerali, enzimi e vitamine vengono distrutti dall'azione della temperatura ... Gli esercizi con un rullo sotto la parte bassa della schiena non solo contribuiscono al ripristino della circolazione sanguigna e della posizione.Prima di iniziare gli esercizi con un rullo, è necessario costruire un rullo da un asciugamano. Dimentica che stai perdendo peso: goditi il processo. È incluso nella dieta non solo per la perdita di peso attiva, ma anche per il trattamento dell'anemia e di molte altre soluzioni oleose interne. Ho pensato al fatto che magrezza = salute e bellezza, ma ho agito poco.
Frequenza cardiaca corretta per dimagrire
Video: come motivarti Crea un diario del successo. Ecco perché abbiamo sviluppato una serie di mobili e prodotti per cani. Ma molti, aderendo a qualche tipo di restrizione dietetica ... Mi sono ricordato che l'ho preso anche dieci anni fa e ho deciso di condividere la mia esperienza di trattamento, o recupero, non so nemmeno come sia meglio. Probabilmente molte persone conoscono un rimedio come la polvere di Elleboro caucasico, specialmente le donne in sovrappeso hanno sentito molto. Giornata di digiuno sulle mele cotte. Cliniche che offrono il servizio di resezione gastrica longitudinale (manica, tubolare, verticale). Per la perdita di peso, è importante che gli uomini escludano dalla dieta i carboidrati facilmente digeribili (zucchero, marmellata, miele, dolci, pasticcini). Settimane giorno e notte. Composizione di frullato. Una bevanda utile per la pulizia del corpo è preparata da diversi Bere una bevanda contribuisce alla perdita di peso - in sole 2 settimane puoi perdere 1 kg di peso senza La ricetta del frullato considerata implica l'uso di più ...
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The following previous Amazon review from March 9 2019 is of the kindlebook Dishing Up Virginia by Patrick Evans Hylton
Lavish Amount of Virginia Recipes
March 9 2019
This kindlebook that is Dishing Up Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors by Patrick Evans Hylton (author)Marcel A Desaulniers (foreword) and Edwin Remsberg (photographer) has a prolific listing of recipes from multiple Virginia regions that include: Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay Region listed in the kindlebook to be one of America’s first foodie regions with recipes listed to include Rockfish Hampton Roads, Crab Norfolk, Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham and Poppy-Mustard Butter, Williamsburg Lodge Goat Cheese Cheesecake, Williamsburg Inn Crabmeat Randolph, Poached Rockfish with Dill-Caper Sauce, Grilled Croaker with orange cilantro compound butter, Chesapeake Bay Ray Teriyaki with Pineapple Chutney, carrot pudding, a section on Northern Virginia, and much more.
Varied Pomegranate Ideas
This kindlebook that is 20 Greatest Pomegranate Recipes has some enlivening and novel recipes to include: avocado pomegranate salad, salmon with pomegranate ginger sauce,spiced pears and pomegranate, and more.
Early 2019 Amazon Purchase
I admit that I purchased this kindlebook that is The Afterlife and Beyond An Examination of Life After Death by an Out of Body Explorer by Cyrus Kirkpatrick by the January 24 2019 timeframe via Amazon. I am blessed with great physical health and an amazing husband who is supportive of my spiritual beliefs and I’m also lucky/fortunate in both my personal and professional life. I hope to enjoy a long life until at least my 80s andor 90s and I have had a greater interest in reading stories of how authors have contacted those who have crossed over to the other realms with my interest in these types of stories increasing by the time both of my adoptive parents passed away (my late adoptive mother in 2002 and my late adoptive father in 2017). The author gives great detail on how some of the details surrounding where his late mother resides and some details on his out of body experiences (his details involving astral locations of certain areas in the U.S. and an area overseas is very interesting). Some details may leave a reader naturally considering some ideas out of the ballpark though to be fair the author does cite multiple authors who have inspired andor had influences on his writings andor out of body travels.
The Portion of the Wedding Photos and Coverage Are Good However,
This book that is Harry & Meghan: The Wedding Album by Robert Johnson does show some colorful photos of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle including some details on the wedding and the multiple high profile and celebrity guests that attended. However, the caveat is a multiple number of the ads in this book are outside the theme of this book. For instance, a state of the art speaker that is included for one of the ads could I guess be helpful for someone planning a future wedding (a wedding planner maybe?) though the ad itself is outside the theme of this book’s title, an ad for a place called Toucan Hill could I guess be someone’s idea of a honeymoon destination (just a wild guess) though once again outside the theme of this book’s title. Fortunately, I obtained this book at a reasonable price.
More Helpful Than I Expected Via My Kindle Unlimited
I admit that one of the multiple reasons why I was drawn to this kindlebook that is How To Deal With Haters by Cyrus Kirkpatrick was because it appears to be a distinctive book on ways to constructively deal with being on the receiving end of what is suggested in this kindlebook. There is plenty of free and helpful information on the internet on how to be hater free though I have noticed from my experience that information appears to be currently tricky to find when constructively dealing with being on the receiving end of what is suggested in the title. The author informatively includes details on multiple ways a person could be on the receiving end of this whether in their personal andor professional life. However, the author helpfully gives ideas on how a person could increase supportive andor encouraging elements in their life.
Amusing Rock and Blues Blends
This music collection of The Greatest Hits You Never Saw Coming by Kid Rock feature a medley of rock and blues blend in a multiple number of his songs including some of his 90s hits and 2000s hits (for instance the 90s hits that feature Cowboy) and his 2000s hits (Picture feat Sheryl Crow, All Summer Long So Hott etc.). I first became familiar with his music during my teen years in the 90s because I had heard Bawitdaba and Cowboy through local radio and television. However, a beginner eclectic music listener can still enjoy this collection because of a smattering of his hits across the 90s and 2000s time periods.
2000s Club/Hip-Hop Hit
This entertaining club song that is It’s Like That by Mariah Carey feat. Jermaine Dupri & Fatman Scoop appears to be about just enjoying life, making the best of life. I have some previous familiarity with this song because I had originally heard it around the 2005/2006 timeframe via local radio in the Florida area I was living in at the time and via online.
The following is my previous Amazon review from January 28, 2013 of the music collection that is The Electronic Dance Music Euphoria Collection
January 28, 2013
I first became familiar with the Ministry of Sound collections back in 2002 through my husband. We were both stationed in Japan and one of the things that drew us closer together is our shared interest in dance and electronic music. He had an early 2000's compilation of Ministry of Sound Annual Sessions that was purchased from one of the malls close to the Yokosuka Naval Base. I have enjoyed multiple Ministry of Sound collections ever since and even reviewed the Ministry of Sound: The Annual 2005 compilation back in November 14,2008. Naturally, The Electronic Dance Music Euphoria collection piqued my interest because of my good experience with previous Ministry of Sound cds. The following are some of the multiple hits available on this three cd set:"Kickstarts" by Example, "You Got The Love" by Florence +The Machine, "This Is Love" by WILL.I.AM featuring Eva Simmons, "Levels" by Avicii, "Take Over Control" by Afrojack featuring Eva Simmons, "Promises" by Nero, "Earthquake" by Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah, and "Leave The World Behind" by Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, Laidback Luke, and Deborah Cox. Of course, there are many more danceable songs available on this cd. Currently, there is not a listing available on amazon for this compilation, but there is a full listing available on the Ministry of Sound website.
The following previous Amazon review via Amazon Germany is from November 14, 2012 of the music collection that is Tomorrowland 2012 Vol. 2
Dance Club In The Elysian Fields
November 14, 2012
I must preface this review by acknowledging that my interpretation of the artwork and theme to the cds are obviously subjective. "Tomorrowland 2012 Vol. 2" is an uplifting mix of dance tunes that appear to go with what I am guessing to be is a theme of a Utopian world. Inside the cds are some images of very colorful and bright artwork that reflect the "Happy Wonderland" theme. The following are among some of the multiple catch tracks that are on "Tomorrowland 2012": "In My Mind" by Ivan Gough &Feenixpawl featuring Georgia Kay, "Ladi Dadi" by Steve Aoki featuring Wynter Gordon, "Sing 2 Me" by Thomas Gold,"You're Gonna Love Again" by Nervo, "Million Voices" by Otto Knows, "The Night Out" by Martin Solveig, "Tomorrowland Anthem" by Dimitri Vegas, and "The Alphabeat" by David Guetta. "Tomorrowland 2012 Vol. 2" is best for those who enjoy dance/trance songs with a carnival and free-spirited vibe.
The following Amazon review of Trance Voices Vol 22 is from May 1, 2013
Medley of Trance Vocals
May 1, 2013
"Trance Voices: Vol. 22" is a two disc electronica/trance music set that contains 21 songs on each cd. Cascada, TopModelz, Kim Sozzi, Eric Prydz , Sylver, Shaun Baker, Cosmic Culture, Armin Van Buuren, and Kate Ryan are among the various artists featured in this collection. "Trance Voices: Vol. 22" contains a range from some of the top trance/dance/electronica music tracks around the 2007 timeframe.
The following is my previous Amazon review from December 14, 2014 of the song Haunted by Beyonce
December 14 2014
Haunted by beyonce musically pushes the envelope of the singer admitting that the target of her love attraction is frequently imprinting in her memory, i.e the idea of haunted. The vocals she projects in the song add an extra layer of music suspense to the story.
Kirk Douglas, right, and John Wayne in 1966's "Cast a Giant Shadow." ((Photofest))
Never a fan of the Hollywood studio system, Douglas rose up as a maverick filmmaker
Kirk Douglas, the dimple-chinned screen icon who was known for bringing an explosive, clenched-jawed intensity to a memorable array of heroes and heels in films such as “Spartacus” and “Champion” and for playing an off-screen role as a maverick independent producer who helped end the Hollywood blacklist, has died. He was 103.
Douglas, who continued to act occasionally after overcoming a stroke in 1996 that impaired his speech, died Wednesday, People magazine reported.
The stage-trained Douglas earned the first Oscar nomination of his long acting career playing one of the post-World War II era's anti-heroes: the ruthlessly ambitious boxer in the 1949 drama “Champion.”
Douglas later received Oscar nominations for his performances as an opportunistic movie mogul in the 1952 drama “The Bad and the Beautiful” and as the tormented artist Vincent Van Gogh in the 1956 biographical drama “Lust for Life.”
“I have never felt any need to project a certain image as an actor,” Douglas wrote in “The Ragman’s Son,” his bestselling 1988 autobiography. “I like a role that is stimulating, challenging, interesting to play. That's why I'm often attracted to characters that aren't likable.”
Never a fan of the Hollywood studio system — he likened the standard seven-year studio contract to slavery — Douglas launched his own independent production company in 1955.
Named after Douglas' immigrant mother, the Bryna Co. produced a number of films in which Douglas starred, including director Stanley Kubrick's landmark anti-war film, “Paths of Glory,” “The Vikings” and “Spartacus.” Douglas' Joel Productions, named after one of his sons, also produced “Seven Days in May” and “Lonely Are the Brave.”
As executive producer of “Spartacus,” Douglas helped end the Hollywood blacklist by giving blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo screen credit under his own name for his work on the 1960 Roman-Empire epic that starred Douglas as the gladiator-trained slave-revolt leader.
In acknowledgment of a career that spanned more than 60 years and more than 80 films, Douglas was honored late in life with numerous major awards: The American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and an honorary Oscar for his “50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.”
“He's one of the legendary figures of his era,” said film historian Jeanine Basinger, chair of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University, who first saw Douglas on screen as a young movie-goer in the late 1940s.
“I immediately focused on him because he was different,” Basinger told The Times. “He wasn't a traditional leading man, really, in looks, and yet he had an unmistakable charisma and power on screen — not just the glamour of the movie star, though he did have that, but real acting chops. So you knew he was going to be a star.”
Douglas, she said, “embodied the anti-hero in movies” in films such as “Champion” and “Ace in the Hole,” in which he played an unscrupulous newspaper reporter who cynically exploits a tragedy to boost his career.
“He was a very modern American anti-hero type, but he could also play anything, really,” said Basinger.
Times film critic Kenneth Turan wrote in 2016 that on camera, Douglas had the remarkable gift for “for being at the same time defiantly himself and convincingly other people.”
The only son of seven children of illiterate Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on Dec. 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, N.Y. (The family later changed its name to Demsky, and young Issur was renamed Isadore — a name he said he always hated and which prompted a nickname that he hated even more, Izzy.)
As a child, Douglas developed an early sense of the direction his life might take.
“I have always wanted to be an actor, I believe from the first time I recited a poem in kindergarten about the Red Robin of Spring. They applauded. I liked that sound. I still do,” he wrote in his autobiography.
Unable to afford college after graduating from high school in 1934, he worked in a department store for a year and played John Barrymore in a little theater production of “The Royal Family.”
Thanks to a college loan, he was accepted at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., where he earned a varsity letter for wrestling and was elected president of the student body. To help support himself, he worked as a janitor during the school year. Summers he found other work, including operating a cutting machine in a steel mill and wrestling in carnivals.
After graduating in 1939, young Isadore Demsky was performing at the Tamarack Playhouse in the Adirondack Mountains when he adopted a more marquee-suitable name: Kirk Douglas.
He then moved to New York City, where he was accepted on a scholarship at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
During his two years at the academy, Douglas began dating fellow acting student Diana Dill, whom he later married and with whom he had two sons, Michael and Joel. He also became friends with another academy student: Betty Bacall, who, as Lauren Bacall, would later help set Douglas' Hollywood career in motion.
After graduating from the academy in 1941, Douglas did summer stock in a theater in Pennsylvania, where he worked his way up from bit parts to leading roles. Late that year, he made his Broadway debut — as a singing Western Union messenger in Guthrie McClintic's production of “Spring Again.”
“Then,” he later recalled, “we got into the war, and I married Diana, and all bets were off for the duration.”
After serving in the Navy during World War II, Douglas replaced Richard Widmark in the role of an Army lieutenant in the Broadway comedy “Kiss and Tell.” He had a few more brief appearances on Broadway before receiving a call from Hollywood.
Unbeknownst to Douglas, his friend Bacall had recommended him to producer Hal Wallis, who offered him a role in a movie he was producing starring Barbara Stanwyck.
Douglas made his film debut as the weak-willed, alcoholic husband of the rich and powerful heiress played by Stanwyck in the 1946 melodrama “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.”
Parts in a half-dozen films followed, and then came his Oscar-nominated starring role as the ambitious fighter Midge Kelly in the 1949 drama “Champion.”
“It was the type of role he was to portray best and most often in ensuing films — cocky, selfish, intense, forceful and egocentric,” wrote Ephraim Katz, author of “The Film Encyclopedia.”
Among Douglas' more than 20 film credits in the ’50s are “Young Man With a Horn,” “The Glass Menagerie,” “Ace in the Hole,” “Detective Story,” “The Juggler,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” (with frequent co-star Burt Lancaster).
In early 1949 — five months before the release of “Champion” — Douglas' wife sued him for divorce. In his book, Douglas said he had been unfaithful. She died in 2015 at the age of 92.
In 1954, Douglas married Anne Buydens, whom he met in Paris when she helped him with press and translation while filming the romantic drama “Act of Love.” They had two sons, Peter and Eric.
On forming his own production company in 1955, Douglas once said: “I didn't want to be a mogul, but I wanted to have more say in what I would do.”
One of his company’s most ambitious productions was “Spartacus.”
In bringing the Howard Fast novel to the screen, Douglas and his company secretly hired the blacklisted Trumbo to write the screenplay. Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten, had spent 10 months in federal prison for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
But like some other blacklisted writers, Trumbo continued to write under various pseudonyms or have other writers “front” for him. During this period, Trumbo’s uncredited writing earned two Academy Awards in the Motion Picture Story category, for “Roman Holiday” and “The Brave One.”
With “Spartacus,” Douglas decided to defy the blacklist.
In his 2012 memoir “I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist,” Douglas said Edward Lewis, the producer of “Spartacus,” served as the “front” for Trumbo after they brought the big-budget project to Universal-International Pictures.
Douglas said, however, that both he and Lewis felt deeply about “the injustice of the blacklist.” And during production of the Stanley Kubrick-directed film in 1959, Douglas wrote, he told Trumbo that once the film was in the can, “not only am I going to tell them that you’ve written it, but we’re putting your name on it.”
Although it reportedly had become widely known that Trumbo had written the “Spartacus” script, it wasn’t until August 1960 that Universal-International announced that the blacklisted writer would receive screen credit.
That news, however, came seven months after filmmaker Otto Preminger generated headlines of his own.
In what the New York Times called “the first open defiance by a producer-director of Hollywood’s ‘blacklist,’” Preminger told the newspaper in January 1960 that Trumbo had written the script for Preminger’s forthcoming movie “Exodus” and that he would be giving Trumbo screen credit.
“Spartacus” was released in October 1960, followed by “Exodus” in December.
Over the years members of Trumbo's family and others have criticized Douglas for claiming credit for being the man who broke the blacklist, stressing that it was Preminger who first publicly announced that Trumbo's name would appear on screen for his work on "Exodus."
In a Times letter to the editor in 2002, Trumbo's widow, Cleo, said that "no single person can be credited with breaking the blacklist."
"While it took men of principle and courage like Preminger and Douglas to at long last defy the Hollywood studios, it is my unwavering conviction that it was primarily the efforts of blacklisted writers themselves that caused the blacklist to be broken," she wrote.
Trumbo’s son, Christopher, told The Times in 2003 that Douglas had been “highly instrumental in ending the blacklist” and that his father had always been grateful.
By openly employing Trumbo and giving him screen credit, Douglas wrote in “The Ragman’s Son,” he was attacked by the American Legion, which urged its members to boycott “Spartacus.” He also incurred the wrath of Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper, who told her readers that “Spartacus” was “written by a Commie and the screen script was written by a Commie, so don't go see it.”
In a 1991 interview with The Times, Douglas discussed his decision to give Trumbo screen credit: “What I was fighting against was the hypocrisy in Hollywood, where the heads of the studios were using these blacklisted writers and just looking the other way, not paying them their full salary, making them use different names.”
In 1963, after buying the dramatic rights to Ken Kesey's novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” Douglas returned to Broadway.
The play, which Douglas produced and starred in as the irrepressible Randle P. McMurphy, who feigns insanity to get out of doing work while in prison and is sent to a mental institution, closed two months after it opened. It was one of the biggest disappointments of Douglas' career.
After Douglas unsuccessfully tried for years to interest movie studios in a film version of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” with him as the star, Douglas' son Michael asked to have a chance at setting up the movie. Michael took it over, and he and Saul Zaentz produced the 1975 smash hit directed by Milos Forman that swept the Oscars with Jack Nicholson in the starring role that Douglas had always wanted to play.
In addition to Michael, Douglas' three other sons also followed him into show business. Peter and Joel became producers. Eric, who became an actor and stand-up comic and had a history of drug and alcohol problems, died at age 46 in 2004 of what authorities said was an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers and painkillers.
Beginning in 1963, Douglas served as an ambassador of goodwill, traveling around the world for the State Department and the United States Information Agency.
In 1981, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Two years later, he received the Jefferson Award for his public service; and he later received the French Legion of Honor.
For Douglas, the 1990s proved to be a decade of both triumph and struggle.
In 1991, he suffered a severe back injury when a helicopter he was a passenger in collided with a small plane during takeoff at Santa Paula Airport; the two men in the plane died. Then, in early 1996, he suffered a stroke.
At first, the stroke, which affected his speech, threw him into a deep depression. “I would pull down the blinds, crawl into bed and cry,” he told The Times in 1999. He later revealed that he contemplated suicide.
But he began pulling out of his depression some weeks after his stroke, he said, when his family persuaded him to accept an honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Stepping on stage, he was greeted by a standing ovation.
Clasping his Oscar, he motioned toward his family and haltingly managed to say, “I see my four sons. They are proud of their old man. And I'm proud, too — proud to be part of Hollywood for 50 years. But this is for my wife, Anne. I love you.”
Douglas later said that, because of his stroke, “I thought, ‘That’s the end of me as an actor unless silent pictures come back.’ ”
But that wasn’t the case.
In 1999, he returned to the big screen in the comedy-adventure “Diamonds,” in which he starred as a feisty former welterweight boxing champion who has suffered a stroke and lost his wife. (The film included flashbacks of Douglas in the ring in “Champion.”)
Though panned by Roger Ebert, the critic nevertheless noted that, “As a demonstration of Kirk Douglas' heart and determination, it is inspiring.”
In 2000, Douglas received an Emmy nomination — the third Emmy nomination of his career — as outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his appearance on “Touched by an Angel.”
In 2003, Douglas realized a longtime dream of appearing on screen with son Michael when they co-starred in “It Runs in the Family” — a drama in which Kirk played Michael's father and Diana Douglas played his mother. Michael's son, Cameron, played his son.
Douglas and Michael also appeared together in Lee Grant's 2005 HBO documentary “A Father … A Son … Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” a candid and revealing dual portrait of father and son.
Over the years, Douglas and his wife, Anne, were involved in numerous charitable projects, including establishing a foundation that built playgrounds for children throughout Los Angeles and Israel, making significant gifts to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and providing funds for an Alzheimer's unit at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills.
A $2.5-million donation by the couple also kicked off fund raising for the Center Theatre Group's 300-seat theater that was constructed from the framework of an old Culver City movie house. The Kirk Douglas Theatre opened in 2004.
In 2009, at the age of 92, he returned to the stage at his namesake theater for “Before I Forget,” a one-man autobiographical sketch in which he looks over his life, his vulnerabilities, his triumphs. When he turned 100, and celebrated his centennial with a star-studded crowd at the Beverly Hills Hilton, his son Michael paused to admire his father’s later years when he dealt with losing a son, surviving a helicopter crash, clawing back from a stroke.
“One of the things that I find most incredible about dad,” he said, “is the third act of his life.”
McLellan is a former Times staff writer.
Otto Dill (German, 1884-1957), Park-Allee (Erinnerung an den englischen Garten in München) [Path in the Park (Memory of the English Garden in Munich], c.1940/50s. Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.5 cm.
Otto Dill (German, 1884-1957), Stillleben mit Obstschale auf weißem Tuch [Still life with fruit bowl on white cloth], c1950s. Oil on panel, 50 x 70 cm.
Otto Dill (German, 1884-1957), Dogge [Mastiff], 1910. Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm.
Tiger, Otto Dill, 1919.
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