Quiz Answer #5 Although the definition has been updated to appease modern assumptions, when Dashiell Hammett wrote "The Maltese Falcon" a gunsel was the homosexual companion of an older man. Hammett used this term because he knew that the conservative editor of the "Black Mask," which originally published the famous noir novel, would assume that a gunsel was a hired gun, and let the more scandalous term, and its implications, slip by. Hammet was correct, and the ruse was repeated when various versions of the book were filmed.
Quiz Answer #4
The model J Duesenberg had a top speed of 116 m.p.h. and could achieve a truly remarkable 89 m.p.h. in second gear. Sensational in 1929, still impressive today.
Rolls-Royce threw in the towel and finally abandoned the Hispano-Suiza brake system in 1965. Tradition dies hard.
Anna May Wong starred in "The Toll Of The Sea," which was the first full length feature film made in Technicolor that received a wide release.
Essentially "Madame Butterfly" without the singing, it was also the second Technicolor feature made, period. The early two-strip Technicolor process was built on a foundation of red and green and lacked blues - full three-strip Technicolor didn't appear until around 1933.
Du Yuesheng, also known as Elder Brother, was in command of the dreaded Red and Green Societies. As the head of the Chinese Underworld he was China’s unofficial ruler in the 1920′s when warlords, foreign devils, and various politicos were battling to lead the country. In charge of Chiang’s Opium Suppression League, he was also China’s leading opium smuggler.
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