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Damon Runyon

Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and author.

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Baseball is great inspite of you hacks. Read Damon Runyon, Fred Lieb. Those were real baseball writers.
23.) The bartender's 1st person narrative in the Blue Helix is what I thought Damon Runyon & Jack Vance might've come up with if very drunk.
Sincerely love that Dagwood is still rolling out with some Damon Runyon era haircut in 2017; what does he tell his…
The world of literature lost a truly talented writer:My review of From First to Last by Damon Runyon on
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, butthat's the way to bet.-- Damon Runyon
Damon Runyon , Sky Masterson (Titanic Thompson) just out of frame : narrative fill
And when I find out of print Chalet School, Damon Runyon, Jean Kerr, Robert Benchley, Alan Coren, and MASH books.
A bit of Damon Runyon and apothecaries – hubs of health.
Been invited to eat at Never seen a menu like it. A lot of what Damon Runyon called the "Phonus Bolonus". If you get me.
I didn't know he was famous. I'll be falling asleep to Damon Runyon shortly.
I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against. Runyon Damon :0
Happy birthday Shirley Temple. Check out Little Miss Marker to hear her talk like Damon Runyon tough guy.
it's a Damon Runyon type of bet for me - 1 I don't want to win (although I'll console myself with the bottle of wine)
And I hope I'm wrong. But that's the way to bet, as Damon Runyon would say.
Will I regret ordering a collection of Damon Runyon stories and the sort of sequel to Bridges of Madison County in the morning? Probably not
I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes...
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WordTheatre® in the Schools: Spencer Garrett performs "Dancing Dan's Christmas" by Damon Runyon
Extinct Charm gave his 4th win in the Damon Runyon. Last victory was in 2002 on Grey Comet for
Today in Invention History - November 7 - 1955 The movie "Guys and Dolls" based on stories by Damon Runyon was copyright registered.
Damon Runyon short stories free online! I think best short story collection ever
On what Damon Runyon story is Guys and Dolls based?
1938 Furthermore by Damon Runyon with dustwrapper 1st edition illustrated
On 11/15/15, I'm running the Damon Runyon 5K in memory of Fr. Chuck Hartling. Please consider donating to my cause:
"You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge." - Damon Runyon
“She has a laugh so hearty it knocks the whipped cream off an order of strawberry shortcake on a table fifty feet away.” -Damon Runyon
RG now has full blown NY accent. He talks like a Damon Runyon character. 'What ya mean? He always talked like that?' Xoxo Zzxo
I'm reading Damon Runyon and the language is so delicious, I'm smiling from ear to ear. I'm gonna get "ginned up" and "have half a heat on."
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation- Discovering the talent to discover the cure,
Without knowing the history of Damon Runyon, the places his name bears in Pueblo may seem …
Thanks for the shoutout in It was I who coined Numbers Loophole, the Damon Runyon-esque gangster.
It finally seems at least marginally appropriate that my elementary school was named after Damon Runyon, another classic crime writer.
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Sunrise over the East River. Morning run. PLEASE DONATE Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium - Bella…
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Damon Runyon and Beethoven just bought a fart. John Kenneth Galbraith has dermatitis.
Can loaves of bread have weeds? Can Nicole Polizzi come out and play? Why is Damon Runyon in my butt?
Is James Emanuel a hairdresser or a turd? Why am I yelling at my donuts? Can Damon Runyon fart on himself?
lmao damon runyon huh?? I think the creepiest one should the damon runyon.
I think you should name one of them Damon Runyon. Well, the cutest one of them all 😁
Why did Wayne Rooney hunt for Damon Runyon? To reject a roll of toilet paper.
Damon Runyon bases character on Titanic Thompson in Guys and Dolls
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"Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money, some of it may rub off on you.–Damon Runyon"
'You can only become a winner if you are willing to walk over the edge' - Damon Runyon
"In the case of Art Sherman, the sport lucked into a fully formed racetrack character right out of Damon Runyon"
Blaze, Runyon Canyon, Damon, and the best target ever are all just six short months away!! 😍😍😍😍
A free-loader is a confirmed guest. He is the man who is always willing to come for dinner. – Damon Runyon
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical! Guys & Dolls
he's a nice turf horse and a likeable veteran but his one dirt start (I think it was the Damon Runyon as a 2yo) was bad.
Blimey. Arthur Laffer brings the style of Damon Runyon to economic debate.
Statebred maiden juvs on deck @ AQU. All Is Number is nominated to the Damon Runyon S. but debuts here.
I love the Damon Runyon-esque films like 'Don't Bet on Blondes'.
Guys and Dolls Runyon Damon Stokes 1931 1st Edition sgnd Ruth and Joel Phillips
That would be the Damon Runyon version.
That sounds great. Damon Runyon moved to Chicago.
Currently I am watching Christmas on the Bayou, reading up on Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, & writing like my old pal Damon Runyon.
Ashes to ashes, airplanes to spread them ILLEGALLY, Damon Runyon and silver bells: December 18 via
Humbled & honored beyond words to be the recipient of the Denver Press Club's 2015 Damon Runyon Award. Thank u all 4 kind words
Previous Damon Runyon winners include Tim Russert and P.J. O’Rourke, so is in good company. Congrats, my friend!
Congrats to my friend who will be feted at Denver Press Club banquet with Damon Runyon Award.
Oxford Charlie is a recurring figure in Damon Runyon stories, they don't sell the part where he always has sore feet much in this.
It's really amazing to see how far out of mainstream Damon Runyon has fallen.
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Of course Damon Runyon is a great writer too. Some wonderful movie & radio shows based on him.
.Damon Runyon's On Broadway & From First to Last still make me laugh and cry. Extraordinary New York characters
Today in 1950, "Guys and Dolls," the classic musical based on tales by Damon Runyon, opened on Broadway at the 46th St. Theater.
Today in History Nov 24, 2014, 11:30 AM Copyright 2014, The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2014. There are 37 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes. On this date: In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Virginia. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1864, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi. In 1922, Irish nationalist and author Robert Erskine Childers was executed in Dublin by Free State forces. In 1939, British Overseas Airways Corp. (BOAC) was formally established. In 1950, the musical "Guys and Dolls," based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser (LEH'-suhr), opened on B ...
Legends in press box for Ruth's Called Shot: Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Red Smith, Shirley Povich.
Upcoming: One Act Play A bit of Broadway right here on our Main Street. The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council is sponsoring the public performance of the Fitzgerald High School One Act Play directed by Sheri Dorsett on October 20th 7pm at the Grand Theatre. The show is "Guys and Dolls, Jr." based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon. Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. The cast and crew comprised of 32 students are participating in this show, both on and offstage. For the past month, they have been working hard to perfect the music, choreography, and harmonies with the generous help of Blane Jacobs. We are excited to present this fast-paced, high energy show to our community. You will be entertained and impressed by the talent of our high school students! . Good Friends, Good Music, Good Art, Good Times and Good Memories! Come be a part of it all! Brandy Nelson Elrod - Executive Director FBHAC A note from the OAP Director, Sheri Dorsett: The Fitzgerald High School D ...
At -- Day 3: My own victory lap around the famous field. Sweeter when done for a great cause. || Damon Runyon 5k...
Damon Runyon story of the week Lonely Heart
Brett Gardner is the official “ambassador” of the sixth annual Damon Runyon 5K.
Anybody want to join my team for the Damon Runyon 5k around Yankee Stadium? You get to run in and on Yankee Stadium for Cancer Research ⚾🏃
Might be time for Damon Runyon story of the week to start again. Tomorrow: "Lonely Heart" from 'Take it easy'
huh. Damon Runyon was a titch misogynist. Who knew.
he was as close to Damon Runyon as there ever has been.
Damon Runyon alumnus Clark Chen has found a new drug that may help fight glioblastoma - and it's already FDA approved
Did you know that writer Damon Runyon and Gotham Giants pitcher Christie Mathewson were good friends? (Guys, Dolls & Curve Balls)
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You know that Guys and Dolls Gambler/Gangster Damon Runyon New York 50s accent/voice? There's a character/actor who does it better than
Nick Bollettieri's brilliant. Straight out of the pages of Damon Runyon, who'd dub him 'Nick the Strings' or such like.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research foundation awards $4M to 10 top young clinical investigators
Jack Dempsey, colorful American boxer, was the Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1919 to 1926. Dubbed the "Manassa Mauler" by writer Damon Runyon, Dempsey’s power lay in his lightning quick, devastating punches thrown with either hand. His offensive fighting style, along with swift bobbing and weaving movements, made it difficult for opponents to land punches. Dempsey’s phenomenal record speaks for itself: Won 60; Lost 6; Drew 8 (tie or equal points); No Decision 6. (There were no judges to score a fight in early boxing; if a fight lasted the full time, it was called a draw or no decision.) 50 of Dempsey’s wins were by boxing knockout (KO), 25 of them in the first round, with one in 14 seconds. Many of his fights set attendance and financial records during the Roaring Twenties, including the first million-dollar gate in the Carpentier bout. Jack Dempsey was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1980 and into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey ...
DVR Alert: "Ball of Fire" will be on Turner Classic Movies: TCM at 11 a.m. Central time on Sunday. A wonderful, wonderful comedy, sort of Damon Runyon meets "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) is one of a cloistered community of academics working on a reference book. Sugarpuss O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) is a nightclub singer on the run because the authorities want her to testify against her mobster boyfriend. The professors, unaware of her peril, take her in in hopes she can teach them about contemporary slang. If you've seen this, you know how funny it is. If not, set your DVR now. Do it. Much better than the Danny Kaye remake, "A Song is Born."
I flew in last August for the Damon Runyon 5K at Stadium. Great time, saw the sights, & the stadium was left pristine!
Join us for the annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium, a unique Cancer Research fundraising run/walk that uses Yankee Stadium as its course. Run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take your own victory laps around the warning track that circles the field! The Run...
The Lyric Theatre today announced the cast of its all-star concert performance of Frank Loesser’s beloved Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, this April. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls has remained a perennial favorite in the American musical theater canon. The musical is an adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon and paints a picture of 1930-40s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown, and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide. The score includes favorites such as a “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Take Back Your Mink,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “If I Were A Bell.” Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950 and was subsequently revived in 1976, 1992, and, most recently, in 2009. Grammy winner Nestor Torres stars in the role of suave gambling giant Sky Masterson. Torres, internationally renowned as a Latin jazz flute sensation, will impress ...
You are invited to share in a memorable evening on March 7, when the Denver Press Club presents its 20th annual Damon Runyon Award to Katie Couric. Join us at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver to recognize Couric's career contributions to the kind of journalism practiced by the estimable Damon Runyon, once a member of our club before he went on to his storied career in New York City. Prior awardees include Jimmy Breslin, Mike Royko, Molly Ivins, Herb Caen, Ted Turner, Tom Brokaw, George Will, Bob Costas, and Tim Russert. You can purchase tickets here:
Listening to Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" while reading Jimmy Breslin's book on Damon Runyon. I really was born too late
Every month I post a recommended reading list, compiling the best stuff I read in the previous month. December's features Elizabeth George, Dean Wesley Smith, Michael Connelly Books, Damon Runyon (!) and more.
MOVIE - The Lemon Drop Kid (Starring Bob Hope) Originally Aired April 2, 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story of the same name by Damon Runyon, starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell, and directed by Sidney Lanfield. The song "Silver Bells," sung by Hope an...
Today in Literature. On this day in 1946 Damon Runyon's ashes were scattered over Broadway by his son, in a plane flown by Eddie Rickenbacker. Runyon was born in Manhattan, Kansas; he arrived at the bigger apple at the age of thirty, to be a sportswriter and to try out at Mindy's and the Stork Club and any betting window available his crap-shoot worldview: "All of life is six to five against." Broadway became his special beat, and in story collections like Guys and Dolls he developed the colorful characters -- Harry the Horse, the Lemon Drop Kid, Last Card Louie -- and the gangster patois that would swept America throughout the thirties and forties. Stories like "Social Error" even poked fun at the "underworld complex" that was making him so famous. Socialite Miss Harriet Mackyle is a Doll-wannabe, the kind who "thinks it smart to tell her swell friends she dances with a safe blower." Guy-wannabes like Basil Valentine get "all pleasured up by this attention ... because Miss Harriet Mackyle may not look a ...
As per Dennis O'Donnell 's post... The ten books that have most touched or influenced me... Pick your own ten and post to ten friends including me Sophie's Choice, William Styron. Beautifully written, made me want to be a writer at fifteen The World According To Garp, John Irving... Made me laugh out loud on the dreary, dark journeys back from first job in Edinburgh via Eastern Scottish Dream Street, Damon Runyon... Love the characters, all of whom have a slightly less colourful representative here in west Lothian. Imagine my delight at discovering Guys & Dolls twenty years later? Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh... The first book I ever read that was written in the language that I actually spoke The Secret History, Donna Tartt... Every time I read it I dread it ever ending its so beautifully written Catch 22, Joseph Heller. Tragic, funny and wonderfully mad Salems Lot, The Stand, Stephen King. Like genesis and yes it's a teenage rite of passage... These made the wait at the bus stop in blackridge where my gir ...
Chicago has almost always been considered a loose place, a breeding ground for colorful characters and stories straight out of a Damon Runyon novel. In the early 20th century, Al Capone and the Black Sox scandal embodied the culture of gangland Chicago: anything goes. On the far west side of town, the North Lawndale area known as the Maxwell Street Ghetto became the Jewish enclave in the 1910s and 1920s. Don't think, though, that the term "Jewish" meant that the children living in the Old West Side lived up to the standard "genteel and studious" stereotypes. Even though the old Route 66 -- the one about which the famous song was written -- went through North Lawndale (Ogden Avenue) on its way to Santa Monica, Calif., the hardscrabble immigrants living there didn't exactly have an easy path to better lives. "They all came out of this rough-and-tumble world that produced boxers, judges and gangsters," said Douglas Century, author of "Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter." "They absolutely had the same ...
I finished Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee S... in 26:47! Check it out:
yep she is fun. In fact the whole thing is fun.The collection of stories by Damon Runyon is vgood.
Still not convinced Tuffy Gosewich is a real human and not a Damon Runyon character.
I'm sorry to hear that. I ran Damon Runyon 5k last weekend at Yankee Stadium for Cancer Research I pray their work is successful
Jedediah Bilah, Buck Sexton, so dug up Damon Runyon for character names?
"Harry The Horse" is a character from Damon Runyon: most notably from "Guys And Dolls".
Fun fact: The overture of Guys and Dolls is called "Runyonland," paying homage to Damon Runyon, whose short stories inspired the musical
2/2 In her memory, the Damon Runyon Repertory will hold a lights-out ceremony from 7:30-8 tonight at the Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main.
Team Faber Ortho has run the Damon Runyon 5k in Yankee Stadium for the past 4 years and this year we had 17...
The Faber Ortho Team ran the Damon Runyon 5k on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at Yankee Stadium!
I had so much fun running the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium!
Attention Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium Run/Walk for Cancer Research! We have identified majority of photos!...
Damon Runyon Foundation's Race for a Cure held at Yankee Stadium via
Race results are now available at anyone set a new personal record?!
More than $717,000 was raised on Sunday through the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium. NYSID has been a proud...
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A was held this morning at which raised more than $715,000 for Cancer Research. More:
"A chilly looking blonde with frosty eyes and one of those marble, you-bet-you-will chins, and an inert, scare-drunk fellow that you couldn't miss among any hundred men as a dead set up for a blonde, or the shell game, or maybe a gold brick. Mrs. Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray are on trial in the huge weatherbeaten old courthouse of Queens County, just across the river from the roar of New York, for what might be called for want of a better name, The Dumbbell Murder. It was so dumb. They are charged with the slaughter four weeks ago of Albert Snyder, art editor of the magazine, Motor Boating, the blonde's husband and father of her nine-year-old daughter, under circumstances that for sheer stupidity and brutality have seldom been equalled in the history of crime." -- Damon Runyon (1927), reporting on the murder of Albert Snyder by his wife Ruth and her "lover boy" Judd Gray. Another 1920s Trial of the Century, following Hall-Mills and Leopold & Loeb, that inspired James M. Cain's noir novella "Double In . ...
I took the Mrs to see "Guys and Dolls" at the Hanna which has long been one of my favorite shows. Great tunes by Frank Loesser (even the ones jazz guys don't play) and a classic book by Abe Bourows from Damon Runyon's influence. It was a terrific production with great voices and the band played well. I have to single out Joe Miller who's lead trumpet was absolutely "ON IT".Bravo folks.! "When you see a gent payin' all kinds of rent for a flat that would flatten the Taj Mahal.Call it *** call it heaven, oh you could give odds forever that the guys only doin it for some doll"
Eddie Murphy's "Harlem Nights" is an uninspired cross between "The Cotton Club" and the characters of Damon Runyon, told in cliches so broad you keep waiting for it to poke fun at itself, but it never does. The movie stars Richard Pryor as a Harlem speakeasy owner and Murphy as his adopted son, and…
t's one of the old "storefront churches" near Times Square; the legend is that it inspired Damon Runyon's SAVE A SOUL MISSION from Guys & Dolls. It's now a pizza joint. They missionaries would be rolling in their graves if they knew they sell booze in their old church.
For those of you unfamiliar with American musical comedies (especially my non-American FB friends who may not be familiar with the Broadway stage), the play I am in is called "Guys and Dolls", a 1950 Broadway musical written by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling based on the 1932 book of the same title by Damon Runyon. It concerns the comic antics of small time gangsters and their "dolls" who inhabit the mid-town Manhattan demi-monde during prohibition. These were crap shooters, gamblers and purveyors of the speakeasies that dotted Broadway in the 1930s. The "dolls" were the lower level showgirls of those little speakeasies and cheesey cabarets. It won the Tony award in 1950 and is still done often due to the cute characters and easy, up tempo songs. Plus everyone loves gangsters. MGM made it into a movie with Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Vivien Blaine and Jean Simmons in 1954. Robert Alda (the father of MASH's Alan Alda's) played the original Skye Masterson (the lead character) on Broadw ...
OK, I've had my caffeine and just finished ordering another round of books. This is an eclectic mix, to be sure: Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppal; The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (I have never read this one, believe it or not); Tevye's Daughters, by Sholom Aleichem; The Temp Economy, by Erin Hatton; Class Dismissed, by John Marsh; and Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyon. A bit of fiction, a bit of fantasy,a couple books that inspired musicals, some nonfiction... variety is good for the soul. Now to quit stalling, go for a swim before the storms hit(?) and run some errands.
Whenever I tell folks I grew up in Kansas and miss parts of it, a lot of folks want to know: What's to like about Kansas? So...here's my list: the Flint Hills, some great artists--William Inge, Damon Runyon (yep, he was born in Kansas), Ed Asner, Charlie Parker, Colman Hawkins, and many others. Obama's Mother was from Kansas. Three quality universities (though I have to swallow hard when I include KU). Some great fishing holes. And, even though I don't care for some of the politics of Kansas, I have always found most of the folks to be very warm and truly willing to help you out, if you need it. By the way, before the turn of the 20th Century, Kansas had a reputation as a very progressive state. I always find it amusing that Frank Baum (author of the Oz books) NEVER visited Kansas.
Here's Your Answer to Your Question Davy McGlawn what ever happened to the cute little girl who stared with Bob Hope And Lucille BAll Mary Jane Saunders : Biography Overview Biography Filmography User Rating: 0 Rating Your Rating: Actor Born: October 12, 1943 in Pasadena, CA Biography Mary Jane Saunders was one of the more promising child actors of the post-World War II period, alongside such slightly older contemporaries as Beau Bridges and Gigi Perreau. Despite a good start in a major Bob Hope vehicle, however, she failed to sustain her career into adulthood. Born Mary Jayne Saunders in Pasadena, CA, in 1943, she was the only child of an auto parts and machinery dealer and his homemaker wife. Saunders was thrust into a film career at age five when her parents sent in her photo, in response to a casting call from Paramount. The studio was looking for a five-year-old girl to play in Sorrowful Jones, a remake of Little Miss Marker, a 1930s Shirley Temple vehicle (based on a Damon Runyon story) about a litt ...
LET’S STRIKE OUT CANCER! Online registration for the 5th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will open at noon on Wednesday, May 15, and we’re encouraging our loyal supporters to sign up early! Th...
Tully biographers to discuss lost Ohio writer Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak, authors of the award-winning Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler, will be giving a talk about the colorful “hobo author” at Authors Books and Music on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6pm. Ken Burns, who wrote the foreword for the biography, calls this study of Jim Tully “wonderful, hugely important.” The co-authors discovered Tully in 1992, spending the next 19 years researching and writing their book. Although largely forgotten today, Tully was a literary superstar of the 1920s and '30s. Considered the father of the hardboiled school of literature, Tully wrote about the American underclass: hobos, carnival workers, con artists and boxers. Along the way, he worked for Charlie Chaplin, interviewed James Joyce and picked up such pals as W.C. Fields, Lon Chaney, H.L. Mencken, Frank Capra, Jimmy Cagney, Jack Dempsey, Erich von Stroheim and Damon Runyon. Born June 3, 1886, in St. Marys, Ohio, Tully may qua ...
It's that time of year again!!! The Summer Company officially announces the 2013 Summer Season! Show 1: State of the Union by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay - Opens June 6 Show 2: A Slight Case of Murder by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay - Opens July 18 Show 3: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - Opens August 22 AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD: Saturday April 13, and Sunday April 14 - from 1-5 pm in the Peter Mills Auditorium - Duquesne University Rockwell Hall We can't wait to see you all there!
Join the Walter Reed Middle School community on February 27, 28, and March 1, 8, and 9 for their spring musical theater production of “Guys and Dolls, Jr.!” Based on the stories of Damon Runyon, this Frank Loesser Broadway classic introduces us to a cast of colorful characters who have become musica...
Beth & I are totally hooked on the tv series JUSTIFIED on the FX network. It's based on the works of author Elmore Leonard. The writing is excellent. The eloquent criminals remind me of characters created by Damon Runyon and Quentin Tarentino.
Panama Joe Gans was perhaps one of the finest pugilists of boxing's Golden Age. But his name is not one that will be forever linked with Dempsey, Greb, Walker, Villa or Leonard. His is a name that has fallen into an abyss, lost in the obscurity of old record books and dusty magazines, buried amongst the mounds of forgotten fighters of the past. Damon Runyon said that it was pneumonia that kept Gans from reaching the top. A more discerning eye would surely note that it was simply the color of his skin. He was a black fighter at a time in America when black fighters received few breaks. Panama Joe Gans was born Cyril Quinton Jr. in 1896 on the small tropical Island of Barbados. At a young age he and his family moved to Colon, Panama. His father died when he was very young and after being picked up by the local authorities for stealing fish he spent the next five years of his life in a detention center. Here he learned the rudimentary aspects of boxing participating in impromptu bouts organized by his classm ...
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Realistic Methods Of Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward Clarified The author of the masterly volumes Intellectuals, Creators, and Heroes returns with a collection of biographical portraits of the greatest humorists and wits in history. In Intellectuals, Paul Johnson offered a fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In Creators, he examined a host of outstanding and prolific creative spirits. And in Heroes, he brought together a galaxy of commanding figures from the annals of Western history. Now Johnson turns his impressive intellect and piercing insight to the finest wits of the Western world. His is a selective survey across history and includes a diverse cast of legendary humorists who got a grand kick out of life, including Benjamin Franklin and the Marx Brothers, Charles Dickens and Damon Runyon, W. C. Fields and Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and James Thurber. Including darkest humor, broad satire, bawdy wit, biting sarcasm, and more, this entertaining and erudite ...
I have literally never seen more used condoms/condom wrappers than just off the hiking trails at Runyon Canyon.
Here is the link to download our interactive app for Damon Runyon Cancer Research
Fiscal Cliff - he's a Damon Runyon character isn't he?
Leo Wang studies leukemia, which is caused by rapidly and inappropriately dividing blood cells. These quickly proliferating cells derive from leukemia stem c...
Our Annual Report, titled 'How Do We Spot an Innovator?', is now an iPad app w/ audio, video, an interactive map & more
We just launched a really cool annual report app for a great cause. Check out "Damon Runyon Cancer Research" from the app store. Thanks!
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The best husbands are the husbands who will read you "Dancing Dan's Christmas" in full Damon Runyon dialect every Xmas Eve.
You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give one man to remember me just once a year. Damon Runyon.
All of us at Damon Runyon wish you happy holidays, however & wherever youre celebrating. Our office is closed 12/24-12/25, & re-opens 12/26.
Enjoyment get a bang out of To derive pleasure from, to get a thrill from, to get a charge out of. In this common American expression, bang carries its slang meaning of intense exhilaration. He seems to be getting a great bang out of the doings. (Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls, 1931) get a charge out of To become physically or mentally exhilarated; to enjoy greatly; to get a kick out of. This expression, derived from the physical jolt caused by an electric charge, is commonplace in the United States, but is somewhat less frequently heard in Great Britain. It seems to me that people get a bigger charge out or their grandchildren than they did from their own offspring. (New York Times Magazine, May, 1963) lick one’s chops To eagerly anticipate, especially in reference to food; to take great delight or pleasure in, to relish. In this expression, chops refers to the mouth or lips. Lick refers to the action of the tongue in response to the excessive salivation that often precedes or accompanies the enjoying of ...
Deciding between Wolf Hall and Silas Marner. Also carrying on with Damon Runyon's Guys and Dolls.
Fifty more dos and don’ts on sportswriting . . . 1. Ride a Zamboni. 2. Then stand at the Zamboni gate. Put your nose to the glass. You’ll really learn things you thought you already knew. Like, those guys are BIG and they’re FLYING. Also, the sound of steel blades slicing ice is scary. 3. When you see men in warmup suits identifying them as "Muskegon Lumber Jacks," talk to the block of granite nearest your sandwich-shop table. He could turn out to be Damian Surma. Center. Nine years a pro, in the NHL briefly, now in the IHL. "Crash Davis?" I said, and he smiled. My friend Lisa asked, "You ever been hurt?" Surma said, "How much time you got?" An orthopedic tour followed. 4. Read good stuff. Here’s Damon Runyon on gambling: "One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come to you and show you a nice, brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But ...
And now with the passing of Arlen Specter and so many of the colorful Damon Runyon politicians from the early 60's, I have to give serious consideration to a request by a prominent attorney in Philadelphia one year ago. He suggested that I start writing about my days at City Hall and the Municipal Services Building where I worked under the regimes of Mayor Richardson Dilworth, Mayor James H.J. Tate, Fredric R. Mann, Frank Rizzo and Abe S. Rosen. I was the topic of much controversy in those days and I have very interesting stories to share, and when may I ask will I find all this time to share all these stories about all these people with you...some very shocking, enlightening stories about the leaders of the political City Hall Gang from yesteryear! You see, I have lived all of this Big, Beautiful, Wild Life and am here to report about it!.to be continued.BOBBI
begged Jack Nicholson to let me record him. When you see him it's like Damon Runyon. No one can tell a story better -Diane Keaton
Good morning everyone! Do you still believe in fairy tales? If so, then come join me at the Damon Runyon Theater this weekend as we open Cinderella! This cast is amazing and super talented :) We will be having a rags to riches dinner on Saturday and a princess tea on Sunday! Please come join me for these fun events at the BEST OF PUEBLO LIVE THEATER!
It should have been a peaceful, perhaps even restful weekend. On Friday night, I spoke, somewhat productively, with my roommate, had a few beers, read a couple of Damon Runyon short stories and went to bed early. Before seven Saturday morning, I tightened bicycle brake cables in anticipation of a ride to the 'burbs later to meet with Mojo Collins about a proposed slide guitar festival and then to have dinner with a friend and his ex-wife, whom I'd introduced more than 20 years ago and who seem to be enjoying a reunion since I put them back in touch with one another a few months back. After visiting with them, I was to go to a big Fourth of July party hosted by friends from work, and I'd even been offered a car ride to that event, a real plus since one can't see bike tire-puncturing nails and glass in gutters in the dark and because I do hate to drink responsibly. The plan began to unravel when I got out of the shower at about 2:45, preparatory to leaving home at 3:15 to stop by a bank to make a deposit an ...
Very very funny show at the Damon Runyon Theater! Both Josh Blue and Phil Palisoul are very funny guys and such great people to work with :)
It's the birthday of Damon Runyon born in Manhattan, Kansas (1880)
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Today is Damon Runyon's birthday. Too bad we can't all go down to Mindy's for some cheesecake, and meaningful conversation with the Guys and Dolls. Love the stories and the play.
Some of the famous people born on October 4th - Charlton Heston, Buster Keaton, Damon Runyon, Anne Rice, Susan Sarandon, and President Rutherford N. Hayes. Pretty good company!
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige, 1959 October 4 Birthdays Alicia Silverstone turns 36 Rachael Leigh Cook turns 33 Susan Sarandon turns 66 Charlton Heston (1923 - 2008) Derrick Rose turns 24 Liev Schreiber turns 45 Jackie Collins turns 75 Anne Rice (1941 - 2002) Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 - 1893) Buster Keaton (1895 - 1966) Alvin Toffler turns 84 Kimmie Meissner turns 23 Damon Runyon (1880 - 1946) Bjorn Phau turns 33 Sam Huff turns 78 Gil Hodges (1924 - 1972) Abraham Benrubi turns 43 Alan Rosenberg turns 62 October 4 In History 1977 - Pier 39 opens in SF 1965 - The first Pope to ever visit the US, Pope Paul VI arrives in NY. 1957 - Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. 1927 - Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore. 1537 - First complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed. This Day in Business 1989 - Pillsbury stock rises from $18.37 to $57.37 as the company was soon to be purchased by Grand Metropolitan. ...
'The Escaped Gorilla' by David Wagoner, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, October 4, 2012.
We did it! Great job Damon Runyon Theater family! Gold medal: best live theater, actor sean and actress Becca! Silver medal: best concert with the steep canyon rangers Bronze medal: best actress Judy and music venue. Love you all! Congrats you guys :) love your marketing goddess, Em
My Professor said who hoa today in class and i thought of Damon Runyon
Encore Booknotes @ 6p from '91 interview Jimmy Breslin on New York lit scene of '20s-'30s & life of writer Damon Runyon
documents his experience running the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium:
Damon Runyon 5k race at Yankee Stadium on Sunday - New York Daily News
Intriguing cast of women boxers take to stage: LONDON (Reuters) - You can see why Damon Runyon and Norman Mailer...
All, I am participating in the Damon Runyon 5K run/walk for Cancer Research on August 12th. If you can make a donation to help, please visit my personal web page by July 31st for the 5K at Yankee Stadium 2012. Follow This Link to visit or donate on my personal fundraising web page. I have set a fundraising goal of $100.00, please help if you can.
We are in Williamstown and just saw David Hyde Pierce's absolutely fantastic version of "Earnest" with Tyne Daly as Lady Bracknell And Marylouise Burke as Miss Prism, done ala Damon Runyon. Marvelous!!! And got to say hi to all of them afterwards. A great afternoon all around.
"What I'm most proud of are the comparisons to the greats: Damon Runyon, Ring Lardner, David Halberstam, John McPhee, Aaron Spelling."
For all those folks who like to tease me about growing up or being from Kansas, here's a list of a few other folks from Kansas. Charlie Parker, Ed Asner, William Inge, and (my favorite) Damon Runyon. If you ever see "Guys and Dolls," keep in mind it was based on Damon Runyon stories about a group of New York characters. But here's the trivia I love best...Damon Runyon was born in...the "other" Manhattan--Manhattan, Kansas. My hometown. I remember discovering a plaque marking his birthplace when I was 10 years old. I had no idea who Runyon was, nor did it occur to me to become a writer...at that tender age.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.3 million to 8 top young ... - EurekAlert (press release)
Our Annual Breakfast, which this year honored raised $1.3M for research! Here's an overview:
A finnif is $5; a sawbuck $ 10 and a yard is $ 100.and yes, Dolls and tomatoes mean women.getting a crash course in American slang from the master himself...Reading the short stories of Damon Runyon is sheer delight
Damon Runyon wrote a poem about the winning Earl Sande, which put him in the books forever.
Forgotten Books: The Best of Damon Runyon -- Damon Runyon, Edited by E. C. Bentley: I first learned about Damon ...
Guys and Dolls: Vocal Selections (A Musical Fable of Broadway Based on Characters by Damon Runyon): 12 vocal sel...
Legendary journalist Damon Runyon had a contrarian view: "The fight does not always go to the strongest nor the race to the swiftest...but it's a good way to bet!
Team O'Neill & Mario Gutierrez & Ivan Puhich have all the ingredients of Damon Runyon story: struggles; human nature; love.
Woody Allen channels Damon Runyon in this tale of Nestor Grossnose, Hollywood producer, pitching at the Carnegie Deli:
Many of us lost a great friend yesterday. Frank Sullivan left us with so many great memories. From his days at Memorial High School and WGIR to his days in the state legislature and visits to his beloved Rockingham Park and Gill Stadium. I was so fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time over the years with a truly memorable man. Kind of a Damon Runyon character as well as an amazing teacher and mentor. Frank touched the lives of so many in such a positive way. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his great family and thousands of friends.
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Frank Deford accepting the Damon Runyon award from the Denver Press Club.
has two extra seats for the 18th Annual Damon Runyon Award Banquet
via NYDailyNews: Damon Runyon 5K returning to Yankee Stadium: The Damon Runyon 5K is returning to Yankee Stadium...
Johnson, Dickens, Chesterton, Damon Runyon, Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and the last dedicated to Nancy Mitford and Noel Coward.
Bert Sugar, 74, died tonight. Those cigars often unlit (like Damon Runyon), but lung cancer got him anyway. Wonderful, rascally friend. RIP
Damon Runyon grants Fellowship and Breakthrough Scientist awards ...: ... regulators interact with genes and mut...
Is American obesity rate on the decline? Survey reports encouraging -
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