Elizabeth Mackintosh, aka Gordon Daviot,aka Josephine Tey.
Few people have heard of
Yul Brynner as King Mongkut does the polka with Debra Kerr.
Image courtesy of www.amuseum.org.
Yul Brynner made a career out of playing a Thai king who danced the polka. For many people this was, and sadly is, their knowledge and impression of Thailand. The King and I was one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's outstanding theatrical successes during the "golden age" of musical theater. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were initially reluctant to pursue the project proposed by a theatrical atto
From L'Encyclopedie by Diderot et d'Alembert, Paris, 1751
The "Meister der Spielkarten", or "The Master of the Playing Cards" is known only through the 106 engravings that have been attributed to him, including the set of playing cards that he is named for. The term “master” is reserved for someone who has completed an apprenticeship and ran his own workshop, teaching apprentices. His presumed students are also unknown but have similar names, such as "The Master of the Nurem