Evan “Strangler” Lewis Shows Mean Streak

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     Evan “Strangler” Lewis, also called Evan Lewis “the Strangler”, was a professional wrestler from 1882 to 1899.  Lewis was the first American Heavyweight Catch-as-Catch Can Wrestling Champion.  He was also the first wrestler to perfect the stranglehold or rear naked choke.      Lewis made his professional debut by winning a 64 man tournament in May 1882.  Lewis won the

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An Analysis of Film Technique in Laura (1944)

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     Director Otto Preminger uses all six cinematic tools (connotation and denotation, codes, syntax, mis-en-scene, montage, and sound) to paint his portrait of the title character in the film Laura(1944).  He uses these techniques to particular effect in the scene between Mark McPherson, portrayed by Dana Andrews, and Laura Hunt, portrayed by Gene Tierney, in her apartment, when he

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St. Louis Police Officers Killed by Street Cars 1902 – 1903

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     Streetcars were a serious menace for St. Louis Police Officers during 1902 and 1903.  Streetcars killed six St. Louis Police Officers throughout the years.  Four of the six officers were killed by streetcars between 1902 and 1903.  St. Louis streetcars killed two officer each year.      A street car traveling in the opposite direction struck Terence J. Donnelly,

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