Eleanor’S Pursuit

Eleanor’S Pursuit

Author: H. Thomas Howell

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480812154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 494

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When Eleanor Pendleton met Louis M. Ream in 1911, it was love at first sight. She was a Broadway actress known for her beauty and dancing ability in musical comedy productions during the early twentieth century. Louis was tall, dark, and handsome and, as she soon discovered, the youngest son and presumptive heir of Norman B. Ream, one of Americas wealthiest men. The problem for Eleanor, as she learned after eloping with Louis, was her father-in-laws deep-seated aversion to the theatre; he regarded all actresses as disreputable. After an overnight trip to seek his fathers forgiveness and understanding, Louis disappeared. A blend of history and melodrama, H. Thomas Howells Eleanors Pursuit offers the biographical legacy of Eleanor Pendleton. It looks beneath the sensational newspaper coverage of 1911 to explore the confrontation between father and son and Eleanors anxious vigil while awaiting the return of her husband. When Reams lawyer arrives at her apartment instead of Louis and informs her the marriage is over, Eleanor collapses in disbelief. The lawyers take center stage, displacing the lovers. Chronicling one of the biggest celebrity newspaper stories of its day, Eleanors Pursuit follows the secret deal-making sessions, the stage-managed travesty of justice, and the ultimate courtroom battle. These events come to life as the witnesses and lawyers reveal the private details in their own words. Howell also tells how the public reacted to the story as it unfolded. With surprises at every turn, this biography explains the exceptional final stage of Eleanors pursuit.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com

ISBN: 1230060529

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Page: 138

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...has been destructive, not constructive. Much that Mr. Robbins says is most pertineiit and true. Yet the mere easing of entrance examinations, even if done systematically and scientifically, would serve only to admit more of the feeble and incompetent. Why should not Princeton take the lead in a reform here as well as in the work of the University? Surely this is a very practical matter, and one for more than casual letter-comment. It ought to be possible to work out a plan by which a boy's whole school record can be taken seriously into account on his entrance as well as his examination paper. The certificate system is a poor one as it operates to-day, and the examination system opens the door to the crammer, to the ignorant with strong nerves, and to the lucky. If the University should require the educational history of each boy who enters, if this were carefully studied by an entrance committee, and if this were made a real factor in admission, used in c0iijunction with entrance papers, the schools that do legitimate work would be greatly benefitted, cramming would be actually as well as theoretically discredited, and the calibre of entering students would be improved. I have in mind the case of a boy who gets nervous in examinations, who has done steady, faithful, secondgroup work for three years in a good school. Yet he failed badly in his preliminaries owing to nervousness, while others, much poorer students, passed on their "nerve." Such cases are not rare. But the advantages of such 21 system go further. It would tend to unify the course of a boy's education. The University would be able to lay its finger on the causes of weakness in the elementary and preparatory school stages. Parents might ultimately wake up to...

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: Jesse Lynch Williams

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1342825195

Category:

Page: 94

View: 939

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: Jesse Lynch Williams

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1354846354

Category:

Page: 480

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1342859677

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Page: 728

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.