Monday, September 14, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I located your email address on the home page of the Benchley Society. I am a forensics coach and am always in search of great humorous stories for competition. My daughter is a three time national champion in high school speech and held the first place national ranking for Humorous Interpretation for the STOA league throughout the 2014-15 season and won first place at this year's tournament where over 500 students competed in various speech and debate events. We hope to choose a Benchley piece for the upcoming competitive season. Would you be able to direct me to one or more selections from Benchley that would offer a female character as the dominant figure for the piece.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply.
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I am writing a piece about Jane Wallis Burrell, daughter of newspaper editor and writer, James Harold Wallis.
Wallis family legend has Harold being good friends with Robert Benchley and the Algonquian Round Table.
Here's a collection of his books from a brief biography:
Wallis authored eleven novels including The Woman He Chose (1934), The Politician: His Habits, Outcries, and Protective Coloring (1935), The Synthetic Philanthropist (1943) and The Niece of Abraham Pein (1943). He also wrote three volumes of poetry and numerous magazine articles.
1945 Once Off Guard was made into a film entitled The Woman in the Window starring Raymond Massey, Edward G. Robinson, and Joan Bennett. In 1949 "Strange Bargain" screen play by Lillie Hayward, based on a story by J. H. Wallis, was produced by Sid Rogell for RKO Radio Pictures. Inc.
other books Wallis authored were mystery-detective novels including The Servant of Death, Murder Mansion, Cries in the Night, The Capital City Mystery, Murder by Formula, The Servant of Death, and The Mystery of Vaucluse.
you ever heard of Wallis?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
- Lowell T. Christensen, of White Rock, N.M., for How to Help Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
"Well worth the dizziness I experienced while reading it. The piece should include a prescription for Ritalin." -- Mark Russell
- Cy Creed, of Hamburg, N.Y., for Just The Socks Please, Nothing But The Socks
"Obviously, the pace of it – I was imagining Nichols and May." -- Mark Russell
- Kathy Myers, of Petaluma Calif., for A Brief History of Writers
"Funny digression in the first paragraph – I don’t question the validity of the writer’s anthropology premise." -- Mark Russell
- Eileen Mitchell, of Palatine, Illinois, for The Science of Stumbling
"Loved the magazine titles, 'Fido Fancier,' 'Splay Food Journal,' 'Arms Akimbo Magazine,' etc. – pure Benchley." -- Mark Russell
This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s, including Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman with an equal passion for music. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war. The trumpeter begins working to get the girl to trust her. He simultaneously tries to start a band. Songs include: "Goin' Up the River" (Dave Torbett, Leith Stevens), "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco), "Only Worry for a Pillow," "Chicago Ragtime" (Stevens), "Under a Falling Star" (Rich Hall, Stevens, sung by Connie Boswell), and "Slave Market" (Hall Johnson).
Monday, March 30, 2015
We are working with our judge, Mark Russell, on a date for the Award Dinner, which will be held in Washington, D.C.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Procrastinators have been reprieved! Besides fame, winners and finalists get a token of fortune: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Finalists and any honorable mentions receive certificates. All will be announced and honored at the awards banquet during the NSNC Conference, June 25-28 in Indianapolis.
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