Mccarthyism - 1,481 words
... nate to sneak by, because La Follette was a popular man. His Democratic foe was to be Professor Howard McMurray. McCarty used his ability to put issues simply, among other things, to beat his opponent by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio. The Senatorial career of Joseph R. McCarthy was on its way. In his first three years as senator, McCarthy was an everyday senator. He was guided by money from lobbyists, and the most interesting of these are stints with Pepsi-Cola and the real estate-prefab home industry. At the time, sugar was strictly rationed. According to Richard Rovere in his book Senator Joe McCarthy, the Allied Molasses Company, sugar supplier for Pepsi, somehow got a hold of a million and a ...
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Walt Disney - 1,052 words
Walt Disney When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind "Walt Disney." He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn't successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt's hard work and entrepreneurship made the world's best popular cartoon character "Mickey Mouse." As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days. Hereby the importance of his life and influences will be discussed, in a age order. First of all, Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 5th, 1901, the fourth kid of five children of Elias and Flora Disney. The family ...
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Consumer Organizations Fight Back - 1,543 words
In our society corporate advertising or more accurately labeled, corporate propaganda is delivered through advertising and public relations. Advertising companies are constantly targeting specific audiences and taking advantage of uninformed consumers. This multi-billion dollar transnational industrys propaganda campaigns affect private and public lives every day. Advertising agencies definitely have an idea of the audience who buys their product when they make up their ads. Sometimes these targeted audiences are misled into buying products based upon strategies advertising agencies use to lure customers in. Public Relations firms that most people have never heard of such as Burson- Marstell ...
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Tabbaco - 694 words
Tobacco Advertising and its dangerous effects on young people. Tobacco Advertising Makes Young People Their Chief Target Everyday 3,000 children start smoking, most them between the ages of 10 and 18. These kids account for 90 percent of all new smokers. In fact, 90 percent of all adult smokers said that they first lit up as teenagers (Roberts). These statistics clearly show that young people are the prime target in the tobacco wars. The cigarette manufacturers may deny it, but advertising and promotion play a vital part in making these facts a reality The kings of these media ploys are Marlboro and Camel. Marlboro uses a fictional western character called The Marlboro Man, while Camel uses ...
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Walt Disney - 699 words
Walt Disney, one of Americas most famous producers of all time, admired by people of all races and ages, from children to great grandpas and grandmas, Walt Disney was definitely a popular man. I really admire him for his productions, his animations, and his accomplishments. He shows his leadership by the goals in which he set and achieved. Also by the people he directed and assisted. Walt Disney Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He left school at the age of sixteen. Later he was educated at art schools in Chicago and Kansas City. In 1923 he began producing animated motion pictures in Hollywood in partnership with his brother Roy O. Disney. Walts first cartoon ser ...
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Disneys Influence On American Culture - 1,562 words
Disneys Influence on American Culture How does one begin to describe a king? As generations change, society calls for new leaders and kings, that will continue to push the boundaries. Steven Watts describes it as: Hollywoods leading fantasy factory (187) Disney is much more prominent in society, its impact now lives in every household, as well as a place in everyones soul. Behind it all is a thriving business that will out live most humans now and in the future. Steven Watts breaks it down quite simply: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck embodied a collective desire to escape the pressures of modern life and return to childhood. (127) The escape from reality, which Disney has provided over the yea ...
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Dawn Powell - 1,045 words
The story The Happy Island has a very interesting author who led a very interesting life, Dawn Powell. The story took place in the 1930s which was an extremely important decade and it had a lot to do with advances in history. In order to gain a better understanding of the book, information about the author, the time period and about the actual book, must be talked about. The Happy Island depicted the 1930s quite well, and the story compared a little with the authors life. Dawn Powell led a very dramatic and almost story-like life. She was born in 1896, in Mount Gilead, Ohio; she was a middle child of three girls. When she was seven her mother died having an abortion. Her father was an alcoho ...
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Personal - 421 words
Subject: Succesful Dartmouth Applicant In life, it is very important to help and teach others in any way possible. During my past four years in high school, I have used my talents and abilities in order to help benefit others and improve my community. Since childhood, I have always been very creative and artistic in all of my endeavors -- both academic and extra-curricular. In addition, I have always been a very enthusiastic student and have had a strong interest and desire to help teach other people. As I have grown older and more mature, I have begun to realize the value and significance of helping others and contributing to my surrounding community. Furthermore, I have recognized that the ...
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The Lives Of 2 In Ww - 2,112 words
... on the butt so that anyone coming would know I was there and alive. About two hours later, the Medics showed up. Before putting me into their truck, they tried stipping my rings and bracelet off me, along with anything else of value. Luckily, I was conscious enough to prevent that, but it sure gave me an idea of how people can act at times like that. I dont blame those guys, really. It was just part of surviving in a pretty bad situation. Jimmy: The worst action I ever saw was when we had two guns on deck, one 5-inch forward and another 5-inch aft. Once we had a new deckhand who was supposed to be a gunnery specialist. He took the forward 5-inch in the middle of a kamikaze run and he wen ...
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Subliminal Messages - 1,135 words
Are you sure that you arent being subconsciously manipulated into making decisions that you wouldnt normally make? Are you sure that over the next few days, your purchases of popcorn and Coke will be completely under your conscious control? Are you even sure that I havent embedded secret messages into this research paper to manipulate you into giving me an A? If you didnt consciously perceive secret messages but you did perceive them subconsciously, then they would be called subliminal. The word subliminal literally means below the threshold (Encarta 99). The threshold is the level at which you are aware of stimuli, so if something is below the threshold, or subliminal, you are not conscious ...
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The Real Man - 1,585 words
Walt Disney as a real man. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents, Elias Disney an Irish Canadian and Flora Call Disney, a German American. Walt was one of four children. Walt and his brother Roy and sister Ruth grew up in Chicago, where they attended Benton Grammar School together. He worked hard throughout his schooling and helped support his family during difficult times. When Walt was 23 years old, he and his sweetheart, Lilly, were married in Lillys hometown in Idaho on July 13, 1925, even though they had very little money at this time in their lives. (Ford NP) Together they had two daughters, Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney. (www. ...
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Walt Disney And Disneyland - 1,829 words
When the subject of the Disney Enterprises is brought up, one often thinks of cartoons, musicals or other movies, amusement parks, and famous characters such as Mickey Mouse. And now, nearly four decades after his death, the maker of said creations, Walt Disney, is not nearly as recognized as he should be. Not only are his works and other projects intriguing, his morals and techniques personally behind them are as well. And yet they werent just his morals, they were shared by the countrys people who so desired an example of good principles. Perhaps the most significant scheme of all was his creation of his very own amusement park in 1955, Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California. Called th ...
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Who Killed The Seven Dwarves? - 3,885 words
Has Disneyfication destroyed the traditional folk tale and damaged childrens illustrated literature? By Richard Neil Thomas Art & Design BA Hons. ILLUSTRATION Contents 3. Introduction 4. The Death of the Seven Dwarves 5. Folk Tales 6. Rant #1 7. Input ~ Laurence Anholt writes... 8. Beauty and the Beast 9. Cartoons, Capitalism, Commerce and Conjecture 13. Walter Elias Disney 18. Forum 21. I Relent 22. Sycophant 24. Rant #2 26. Tex Avery 27. Cutting Edge and Contemporary with Typographical Twists 31. Conclusion 33. Bibliography / Reference Introduction Having decided to produce a childrens book as part of my Degree course, I initially considered writing a contemporary version of one of the old ...
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Pez - 1,519 words
Pez was invented in 1927 in Vienna, Austria by an already accomplished candyman named Edward Haas III. The word "Pez" comes from the German word for peppermint, which is phefferminz. You take the first, middle, and last letters, put them together and you get Pez. When Edward Haas first invented Pez it was originally a breath mint for adult smokers, thus the first dispenser which came along in 1947, naturally, looked like a cigarette lighter. In 1952 Edward Haas brought his business to America and did extensive research with his products and the way children had grown attached to them. So in 1952 the first fruit flavored Pez was introduced along with the first Pez dispensers with character he ...
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Times Of War - 1,016 words
The sweat hung heavy on Steven's cold features. He was walking as calmly as he could down the corridor. Given the chance he may have been described as handsome, but none gave him the chance and Steven didn't really want them to. He was keeping a close eye on the shadows that covered every doorway, as people who were less fortunate than him often lurked there waiting for someone to mug. Who would have thought that the Human race would have come to this? Locked in an intergalactic war that had lasted several millennia, but he was going to change that, it would be as the war had never happened and indeed if he succeeded, it wouldn't. Suddenly he stopped and gazed out of the nearest view port, h ...
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Walt Disney Studios - 654 words
The Walt Disney Company is a company that developed from the vision and work of only a small amount of people, mainly Walt Disney. Disney Studios became a big success because of the creativity, determination, and effort put forth by Walt Disney who never gave up and got upset when people wouldn't work as hard as him. In 1893, Roy Disney was born on December 5, and in 1901 on the same day, Walter Elias Disney was born. As children their father beat them, and it was said that the beatings always haunted Walt as he went through his career. In 1923 Walt and Roy left their home in Kansas City to try their luck in Hollywood, California. Walt only brought a few cartoon drawings, a used suit and $40 ...
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Indexing In This Boys Life - 507 words
In This Boys Life, by Tobias Wolff, Wolff uses indexing, or references, to an easily recognizable event, to validate and further supplement the feelings or thoughts of his characters. Some of the types of indexing he uses are songs, references to historical and non-historical events, and vehicles that were in style. These are things that most, if not all, of his readers will recognize and associate with a certain type of feeling or action. One example of this is the song at the beginning. Mood Indigo is a song that describes the suffering of a man whose girl had left him. This is exactly the predicament that they left Roy, Tobias mothers old boyfriend, in. From a selection in the song, I alw ...
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Disney's Attempt At Foreign Corporate Expansion - 1,534 words
INTRODUCTION Many companies throughout the United States and beyond are resorting to developing their business abroad. This is due to numerous factors such as the ability to cut costs through cheaper building material or labor, which leads to increg their revenues, functioning with more advantageous tax and labor laws, and expanding their market, just to name a few. The Walt Disney Company was one of those many American organizations to expand on foreign soil. Its first foreign venture proved to be so successful that the decision was made to further expand abroad. This next foreign expansion experience, named Euro Disneyland did not prove to be the successful venture that had been anticipate ...
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Disney's Attempt At Foreign Corporate Expansion - 1,545 words
... the operational errors made by Euro Disneyland involved the computer stations at the hotels. Euro Disneyland executives assumed guests would stay at the park for several days (Treichler, 1991). This in fact did not happen. Many guests arrived early in the morning, spent the day at the park, checked into the hotel late that night, and then checked out early the next morning before heading back to the park. Since there were so many guests checking-in and checking-out, additional computer stations had to be installed at the hotels in order to decrease the amount of time the guests stood in line. Labour Costs Before the opening of Euro Disneyland executives had estimated labour cost would be ...
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Walt Disney Bridging Past And Present - 1,002 words
When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme, when you wish upon a star your dreams come true. Walt Disney is by far one of the influential people of the twentieth century. Try to imagine a world without Walt Disneys magic, his movies, or even his theme parks. He has signal handedly shaped the entertainment industry in to what we know today. He pioneered the fields of animation, movies, and entertainment. Walt Disney was our bridge from the past to the future. Walt had a very early interest in drawing and art. When he was seven years old, he sold small sketches and drawings to nearby neighbors. Instead of doing his homework, he doodled pictures of animals and nature. He atten ...
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