Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 19, 1938) was an American composer of popular songs, including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". He also wrote lyrics occasionally, most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way".
Richard Whiting was born in Peoria, Illinois, into a musical family. His father, Frank Whiting, was a real estate agent and gifted violinist; his mother Blossom was a piano teacher. Together they instilled a love of music in their son and worked towards nurturing his natural gift of piano playing. He attended the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles. Upon his graduation, Whiting started a vaudeville act with his college friend Marshall Neilan. The pair briefly toured the U.S. writing songs, singing, and playing the piano. Unfortunately neither one had the stage presence or singing talent to become full-time performers. They broke up the duo and went their separate ways: Neilan to Hollywood, where he would go on to be a very successful film director and actor, and Whiting to Detroit to try to jump-start a career as a professional songwriter. In 1913 Whiting began his career as a song plugger for Jerome H. Remick publishing company. Within a year he was the manager of the Detroit office, being paid US$25 per week. As an occasional talent scout, Whiting nurtured the careers of several songwriters from the day, most notably George Gershwin; Whiting heard Gershwin playing one day and gave him a job as a song plugger for Remick company. This act of kindness resulted in a lifelong friendship between the two powerhouse composers. To supplement his income at the time, Whiting worked with a local hotel's Hawaiian band, playing piano in light blackface, earning him an extra $10 a week.
In 1914 Whiting had his first two hit songs: "I Wonder Where My Lovin' Man Has Gone" and "It's Tulip Time in Holland." The latter song became a massive hit, selling over a million copies. Whiting received none of the royalties, however, having sold off the publishing rights to Remick in exchange for a Steinway Grand. During his time at Remick Whiting had a substantial output, mostly with former bank-clerk Ray Egan, including the beloved 1918 classic, "Till We Meet Again". The song quickly became the largest sheet music seller of all time, even today: at last count the song was said to have sold over 11 million copies. Other hit songs written by Whiting during his time at Remick include "Where the Black-Eyed Susans Grow" (1917), "The Japanese Sandman" (1920), "Bimini Bay" (1921, lyrics by Egan and Gus Kahn), "Ain't We Got Fun?" (1921, lyrics by Egan and Kahn) and "Ukulele Lady" (1925, lyrics by Kahn).
In 1929 Whiting moved to Hollywood, where there were more opportunities for songwriters during the Depression. In Hollywood he wrote a number of film scores and classic songs. With Johnny Mercer he wrote the theme song of Tinseltown, "Hooray for Hollywood", shortly before his death. During his career, Whiting collaborated with such songwriting giants as BG DeSylva, Johnny Mercer, Neil Moret, Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger, Gus Kahn, Oscar Hammerstein II, Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Nacio Herb Brown, Harry Akst, Walter Donaldson, Ray Egan, and Sidney Clare, to produce a number of hits (listed below). He also wrote a number of scores for Broadway plays.
In the film, Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1932), a song performed by The Boswell Sisters, titled "Rock and Roll", written by Richard A. Whiting and Sidney Clare, is sometimes credited as the first use of that term.
Whiting died from a heart attack in 1938 at the age of 46, at the height of his career. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class in 1970. A tribute to Whiting's music, along with a medley of his best-known songs, formed part of the 1980 Broadway musical A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine. His Steinway grand piano was donated to the Great American Songbook Foundation by his granddaughter Debbi and can be seen on display.
Whiting was married to the former Eleanor Youngblood, a manager whose clients included Sophie Tucker. He was the father of singer/actress Margaret Whiting and actress Barbara Whiting Smith, and the grandson of Rep. Richard H. Whiting.
Original Music by Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Richard Whiting was also referenced in the 1980 Broadway show a Day in Hollywood/ a Night in the Ukraine where a medley of his songs are performed in the first act. One of the actors comically portrays him during the song It All Comes Out of the Piano.
Frank Sinatra recorded Whiting's "Too Marvelous for Words" on his album Songs for Swingin' Lovers!. Sinatra also recorded Whiting's "She's Funny That Way" on his album Nice 'n' Easy, and other songs such as "My Ideal".
Other notable artists to record Whiting songs:
In 2010 the show Boardwalk Empire used the music from Whiting's "The Japanese Sandman" in the first 5 episodes of the show. A version with lyrics by Raymond B. Egan appeared in the show on October 24, 2010.
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Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 19, 1938) was an American composer of popular songs, including the standards " Hooray for Hollywood ", " Ain't We Got Fun? " and " On the Good Ship Lollipop ". He also wrote lyrics occasionally, most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way". He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "When Did You Leave Heaven" from the movie Sing, Baby Sing . Biography Richard Whiting was born in Peoria, Illinois , into a musical family. His father, Frank Whiting, was a real estate agent and gifted violinist; his mother Blossom was a piano teacher. Together they instilled a love of music in their son and worked towards nurturing his natural gift of piano playing. He attended the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles . Upon his graduation, Whiting started a vaudeville act with his college friend Marshall Neilan . The pair briefly toured the U.S. writing songs, singing, and playing the piano. Unfortunately neither one had the stage p
Blessed Richard Whiting (1461 – 15 November 1539) was an English clergyman and the last Abbot of Glastonbury . Whiting presided over Glastonbury Abbey at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536–1541) under King Henry VIII of England . The king had him executed after his conviction for treason for remaining loyal to Rome. He is considered a martyr by the Roman Catholic Church , which beatified him on 13 May 1895. Early life Whiting attended the University of Cambridge , graduating with an MA in 1483. Career View of Glastonbury Abbey from the former location of the North transept in East direction to the choir . Whiting was ordained deacon in 1500 and priest in 1501. After the death of the Abbot of Glastonbury, Richard Beere , in February 1525, the community elected his successor per formam compromissi, which elevates the selection to a higher ranking personage – in this case Cardinal Thomas Wolsey . Wolsey obtained King Henry's permission to act and chose Richard Whiting. The first ten years of W
Richard Whiting may refer to: Richard Whiting (abbot) (died 1539), last Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey before the Dissolution of the Monasteries Richard A. Whiting (1891–1938), writer of popular songs, father of singer Margaret Whiting and actress Barbara Whiting Smith Richard H. Whiting (1826–1888), U.S. Representative from Illinois Richard Whiting (rugby league) (born 1984), English rugby league player Richard Whiting may refer to: Richard Whiting (abbot) (died 1539), last Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey before the Dissolution of the Monasteries Richard A. Whiting (1891–1938), writer of popular songs, father of singer Margaret Whiting and actress Barbara Whiting Smith Richard H. Whiting (1826–1888), U.S. Representative from Illinois Richard Whiting (rugby league) (born 1984), English rugby league player
Richard Whiting is an English professional rugby league footballer for Toronto Wolfpack . Previously playing in the Championship for Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions , he spent most of his professional career in Super League with Hull F.C. , with whom he won the 2005 Challenge Cup and was named Super League's Young Player of the Year in 2005. Able to play in a variety of positions, he is considered a utility player. Early life Whiting was a promising association football player as a youngster and was signed to a scholarship with Barnsley FC as a 16-year-old before deciding to pursue a career in rugby league. Playing career Featherstone Rovers Whiting began his career with Featherstone Rovers in National League One , being named the league's Young Player of the Year in 2003, before moving to Super League club Hull. Hull Whiting playing for Hull FC Whiting joined Hull F.C. in 2004. In 2005 he made 24 appearances during the season and also won the league's Young Player of the Year. Whiting played for Hul
Richard H. Whiting Richard Henry Whiting (January 17, 1826 – May 24, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois . He was the uncle of Rep. Ira Clifton Copley , and the grandfather of composer Richard A. Whiting . Born in West Hartford, Connecticut , Whiting attended the common schools. He moved to Altona, Illinois , in 1850, thence to Galesburg, Illinois , in 1860, where he built a gas works. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army as paymaster of Volunteers 1862-1866. He was appointed assessor of internal revenue for the fifth district of Illinois in February 1870, serving until May 20, 1873, when the office was abolished. He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the same district May 20, 1873, with office at Peoria, Illinois , and served until his resignation on March 4, 1875, having been elected to Congress. Whiting was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1876. He served as delegate to the Rep
" Guilty " is a popular song published in 1931 . The music was written by Richard A. Whiting and Harry Akst . The lyrics were written by Gus Kahn . The song was popularized by Margaret Whiting (Richard Whiting's daughter) and by Johnny Desmond in 1946 . The Whiting recording was made on October 9, 1946, and released by Capitol Records (catalog number 324). It reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart. The Desmond recording was made on December 6, 1946, and released by RCA Victor (catalog number 20-2109). It reached No. 12 on the Billboard chart. An early version was featured on the soundtrack of Jean-Pierre Jeunet 's 2001 film, Amélie , a Decca recording made on December 2, 1931 by Al Bowlly , a popular British singer of the thirties, accompanied by Roy Fox and his Orchestra. Al Bowlly also recorded the song on several other occasions. Other recordings were made by: Bing Crosby on November 7, 1931, recorded on radio, for Cremo Cigars Ruth Etting on September 1, 1931, originally issued on Columbia 2529-D (Matrix
Barbara Whiting Smith (May 19, 1931 – June 9, 2004) was an actress in movies and on radio and television , primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . Background Born in Los Angeles to Eleanor and Richard Whiting, she was the daughter of Richard A. Whiting , the composer who wrote classics such as " Hooray for Hollywood ," " Too Marvelous for Words ," " On the Good Ship Lollipop ," " Ain't We Got Fun? ," and " Till We Meet Again ". Career Her movie career began with the 1945 film, Junior Miss , a movie based on her popular radio show by the same name. This was followed by nine other starring roles until she married Gail Smith and retired. On television, she co-starred with her sister, Margaret Whiting in Those Whiting Girls on CBS . The program debuted July 4, 1955, as a summer replacement for I Love Lucy . Select film credits Centennial Summer (1946) Home, Sweet Homicide (1946) Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) City Across the River (1949) I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Demographics (2010) White Black Asian 76.3% 3.5% 0.7% Islander Native Other Hispanic (any race) 0.0% 0.7% 18.8% 40.7% Whiting is a city located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Lake County, Indiana , which was founded in 1889. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Michigan . It is roughly 16 miles from the Chicago Loop and two miles from Chicago's South Side . Whiting is home to Whiting Refinery , the largest oil refinery in the Midwest . The population was 4,997 at the 2010 census . History A post office was first established at Whiting in 1871. Whiting was incorporated in 1895. The Hoosier Theater Building and Whiting Memorial Community House are listed in the National Register of Historic Places . Geography According to the 2010 census, Whiting has a total area of 3.229 square miles (8.36 km ), of which 1.8 square miles (4.66 km ) (or 55.74%) is land and 1.429 square miles (3.70 km ) (or 44.26%) is water. The Whiting post office (46394) serves not only the city of Whiting, but also the adja
Richard Whiting Blue (September 8, 1841 – January 28, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas . Born near Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), Blue worked on a farm in the summertime and studied in the select schools of that locality during the winter season. He attended Monongalia Academy , Morgantown, Virginia , in 1859 and Washington (Pennsylvania) College until his enlistment, on June 29, 1863, as a private in Company A, Third Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War . He became second and then first lieutenant of the company. Honorably discharged May 22, 1866, at Leavenworth, Kansas , when he returned to Grafton, W.Virginia. He taught school. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Virginia, and commenced practice in Linn County, Kansas , in 1871. Probate judge of Linn County 1872-1876. County attorney 1876-1880. He served as member of the State senate 1880-1888. Blue was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897). He was a
The surname Whiting is of Saxon origin meaning 'the white or fair offspring'. The Saxon suffix "-ing" denotes 'son of' or 'offspring'. It is a patronymic name from the Old English pre-7th Century 'Hwita' meaning 'the white' or 'fair one'. The surname first appears in documentation from the late 11th Century and has a number of variant forms ranging from 'Whiteing', and 'Whitting' to 'Witting'. However, the name was first found in Devon where it was seated both before and after the Norman Conquest . Persons In Great Britain , there are an estimated 3,169 with the surname Whiting. According to the 1990 U.S. Census , Whiting is the 2,565th most popular surname in the United States , carried by 0.005% of the population. Alan Whiting , British screenwriter Andrea Whiting , fictional character on the American soap opera Search for Tomorrow Ant Whiting , writer/producer signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing Arthur Batelle Whiting (1861–1936), American teacher, pianist, composer, and writer on music Barbara Whiting S
The Whiting Award is an American award presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction , nonfiction , poetry and plays. The award is sponsored by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and has been presented since 1985. As of 2007, winners receive US$50,000. The nominees are chosen through a juried process, and the final winners are selected by a committee of writers, scholars, and editors, selected each year by the Foundation. Writers can not apply for the prize themselves, and the Foundation does not accept unsolicited nominations. Year Recipients 2017 Clare Barron , drama Jen Beagin , fiction Francisco Cantú , nonfiction Clarence Coo , drama Kaitlyn Greenidge , fiction Lisa Halliday , fiction James Ijames , drama Tony Tulathimutte , fiction Simone White , poetry Phillip B. Williams , poetry 2016 Brian Blanchfield , nonfiction J. D. Daniels , nonfiction LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs , poetry Madeleine George , drama Mitchell S. Jackson , fiction Alice Sola Kim , fiction Catherine Lacey , fiction Layli Long Soldi
Margaret Eleanor Whiting (July 22, 1924 – January 10, 2011) was a singer of American popular music and country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s. Biography Youth Whiting was born in Detroit, but her family moved to Los Angeles in 1929, when she was five years old. Her father, Richard, was a composer of popular songs, including the classics "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?", and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". Her sister, Barbara Whiting, was an actress (Junior Miss, Beware, My Lovely) and singer. An aunt, Margaret Young, was a singer and popular recording artist in the 1920s. In her childhood, Whiting's singing ability had already been noticed, and at the age of only seven she sang for singer-lyricist Johnny Mercer, with whom her father had collaborated on some popular songs ("Too Marvelous for Words"). In 1942, Mercer co-founded Capitol Records and signed Margaret to one of Capitol's first recording contracts. Recording career Whiting's first recordings were as featur
William Fairfield Whiting (July 20, 1864 – August 31, 1936) was United States Secretary of Commerce from August 22, 1928 to March 4, 1929, during the last months of the administration of Calvin Coolidge . Early life and career Whiting was born on July 20, 1864, in Holyoke, Massachusetts . He was the son of Massachusetts politician and businessman William Whiting and his wife Anna Morgan (née Fairfield). He attended Amherst College and graduated in the class of 1896 alongside future Secretary of State Robert Lansing . When Whiting's father, who organized the Whiting Paper Company, became president of that business, William Fairfield Whiting became treasurer. When his father died, Whiting became president of the Whiting Paper Company and his brother Samuel Raynor Whiting became treasurer. He became a lifelong friend of future President Coolidge when Coolidge was mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts . Later, Whiting and Frank Stearns were the first two "Coolidge Men" who advocated their friend as a serious pr
William Whiting (May 24, 1841 – January 9, 1911) was an American businessman and politician from Holyoke, Massachusetts . Whiting descended from an English family who first settled in Lynn, Massachusetts during 1636. Whiting was born in Dudley, Massachusetts , May 24, 1841. Whiting attended public schools and graduated from Amherst College . Whiting worked for the Holyoke Paper Company and the Hampden Paper Company . At the age of 17 Whiting started at the Holyoke Paper Company working first as a bookkeeper. After three years working as a clerk, Whiting became a salesman first working out of the company's main office and later working as a commercial traveling salesman. Whiting organized the Whiting Paper Company in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1865. In 1865, Whiting built his first mill followed by another in 1872. When the Whiting Paper Company was first formed. L.L. Brown of South Adams, Massachusetts was president and Whiting was agent and treasurer. Whiting later became president and his son, William Fai
Innocents of Paris is a 1929 black and white American musical film . Directed by Richard Wallace and is based on the play Flea Market , the film was the first musical production by Paramount Pictures . Cast Maurice Chevalier - Maurice Marney Sylvia Beecher - Louise Leval Russell Simpson - Emile Leval George Fawcett - Monsieur Marny John Miljan - Monsieur Renard Margaret Livingston - Madame Renard Jack Luden - Jules Johnnie Morris - Musician Soundtrack "It's A Habit Of Mine" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. "Wait 'Til You See Ma Cherie" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. "On Top Of The World, Alone" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. " Louise " Music by Richard A. Whiting Sung by Maurice Chevalier Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. References http://new.music.yahoo.com/maurice-chevalier/tracks/louise-from-innocents-of-paris--1403528 External links Innocents of Paris on IMDb Innocents of Paris at The New York Times Inn
Raymond Blanning Egan (November 14, 1890 in Windsor, Ontario – October 13, 1952 in Westport, Connecticut ) was a songwriter. He moved to the United States in 1892 and settled in Michigan where he attended the University of Michigan . His first job was a bank clerk, but he soon moved on to be a staff writer for Ginnells Music Co. in Detroit . He wrote songs for Broadway acts such as Robinson Crusoe, Jr., Silks and Satins, Holka Polka and Earl Carroll’s Sketch Book of 1935. He also wrote a number of songs for films such as Paramount on Parade , Red-Headed Woman , and The Prizefighter and the Lady . He later went on to writing songs with Walter Donaldson , Ted Fiorito , Harry Tierney , Richard A. Whiting . and Gus Kahn . Wikisource has original works written by or about: Raymond B. Egan Some of his songs are: "They Called it Dixieland" "Mammy’s Little Coal Black Rose" " Till We Meet Again " "Where the Morning Glories Grow" " Ain't We Got Fun? " " The Japanese Sandman " "In a Little While" "Tea Leaves" "Sleepy Ti
The yellowfin whiting , Sillago schomburgkii, (also known as the western sand whiting and fine-scaled whiting ) is a species of inshore marine fish in the smelt-whiting family Sillaginidae . The species is endemic to the eastern Indian Ocean , ranging from Dampier, Western Australia to Gulf St Vincent in South Australia , with an apparent division in the populations of the two states. Yellowfin whiting inhabit relatively shallow waters for their entire life, often found on tidal flats and creeks, as well as large estuaries . It is one of the largest members of the smelt-whiting family, growing to 42 cm, and can be distinguished by a number of anatomical and colour related features. Yellowfin whiting are benthic carnivores , preying predominantly on polychaete worms, with minor amounts of copepods , amphipods and bivalves also commonly taken. The species shows a change in diet with age, and also dietary differences with other sillaginids presumably to minimize competition . Reproduction occurs at different tim
Let's Go Native is a 1930 American Pre-Code black-and-white musical comedy film , directed by Leo McCarey and released by Paramount Pictures . Jerry comments on being the only man on an island populated by women, "It was one of the Virgin Islands, but it drifted." The tagline was: "Paramount's wild, merry, mad hilarious farce!" Cast Jack Oakie - Voltaire McGinnis Jeanette MacDonald - Joan Wood Richard "Skeets" Gallagher - Jerry, King of the Island James Hall - Wally Wendell William Austin - Basil Pistol Kay Francis - Constance Cook David Newell - Chief Officer Williams Charles Sellon - Wallace Wendell Sr. Eugene Pallette - Deputy Sheriff 'Careful' Cuthbert Iris Adrian - Chorus Girl Virginia Bruce - Chorus Girl Soundtrack "It Seems To Be Spring" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1930 by Famous Music Corp. "Let's Go Native" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1930 by Famous Music Corp. "My Mad Moment" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1930 by Famous Music Corp. "I've Gotta Yen For You" Music by Richar
"The Japanese Sandman" is a song from 1920, composed by Richard A. Whiting and with lyrics by Raymond B. Egan. Content The song is about a sandman from Japan, who exchanges yesterdays for tomorrows. The number has a very Oriental atmosphere, and is similar to many other songs from the interbellum who sing about a dreamy, exotic setting. Nora Bayes made a popular recording of the song in 1920. The song was Paul Whiteman's first record and sold over two million copies. It has been subsequently performed by several musical artists like Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Artie Shaw, Earl Hines, Paul Young, Django Reinhardt, the Andrews Sisters, Freddy Gardner, Freddy Sunder, and in 2010, a high-fidelity recording of Whiteman's historic arrangement, by Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks Orchestra. Additionally, the song was recorded by the Nazi German propaganda band Charlie and his Orchestra. For propaganda reasons, the lyrics were changed through references to the Japanese Empire. In popular culture The song was of
John Wesley Mayhew Whiting (June 12, 1908 Chilmark, Massachusetts – May 13, 1999, Chilmark, Massachusetts) was an American sociologist and anthropologist , specializing in child development . Whiting grew up on Martha's Vineyard, on the Massachusetts coast. He received his B.A. in 1931 and his Ph.D. in sociology & anthropology in 1938, both from Yale University . He remained at Yale until 1947 on the staff of Yale Institute of Human Relations. After two years at the State University of Iowa, he was offered a position at Harvard in the Graduate School of Education. In 1963 he transferred to the Department of Social Relations , where he taught and conducted research in anthropology and comparative child development. Together with his wife Beatrice , John Whiting organized the Six Cultures Study of Socialization, the largest and most comprehensive comparative study of child rearing and child development. The study assigned teams of anthropologists with interdisciplinary training in psychology and child dev
Allen Suess Whiting (born 1926) is an American political scientist and former government official specializing in the foreign relations of China. Whiting was University of Arizona Regents' Professor of Political Science from 1993 to his retirement, having joined the university in 1982. He graduated from Cornell University in 1948, earned a master's degree from Columbia University in 1950 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1952. After first joining the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University , he became a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served in several capacities in the U.S. Department of State, including head of the Far Eastern Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and deputy consul general in Hong Kong. He then taught at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , 1968-1982. Whiting has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations , the Association for Asian Studies , and the International Institute of Strategic St
'> The Dance of Life The Dance of Life (1929) is the first of three film adaptations of the popular Broadway play Burlesque , the others being Swing High, Swing Low (1937) and When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948). The Dance of Life was shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens , and included Technicolor sequences, directed by John Cromwell and A. Edward Sutherland . In 1957, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Cast Hal Skelly - Johnson Nancy Carroll - King Dorothy Revier - Marco Ralph Theodore - Howell Charles D. Brown - Lefty Al St. John - Bozo May Boley - Gussie Oscar Levant - Jerry Marjorie Kane - uncredited Plot Burlesque comic Ralph 'Skid' Johnson (Skelly), and dancer Bonny Lee King (Carroll), end up together on a cold, rainy night at a train station, when he's thrown out and she's rejected from the same show. The two things they have in life are dancing and each other, if she could o
Justin Rice Whiting (February 18, 1847 – January 31, 1903) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan . Whiting was born in Bath, New York , and moved to Michigan in 1849 with his parents, who settled in St. Clair, Michigan . He attended the public schools and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1863 to 1865. He worked as a merchant and manufacturer. Whiting was elected mayor of St. Clair in 1879 and represented the 17th District in the Michigan State Senate in 1882. He was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 7th congressional district to the 50th United States Congress and reelected to the 51st , 52nd , and 53rd Congresses, serving from March 4, 1887 until March 3, 1895. After leaving Congress, Whiting resumed his former business pursuits in St. Clair. He was an unsuccessful Fusion candidate for Governor of Michigan in 1898, losing to incumbent Republican Hazen S. Pingree . He also ran for election in 1900 to the 57th Congress , losing to incumbent Republican Edgar Weeks . Whiting married Em
Close Harmony (1929) is an American Pre-Code comedy-drama musical film released by Paramount Pictures . Plot A musically talented young woman named Marjorie who is part of a stage show, meets a warehouse clerk named Al West who has put together an unusual jazz band. She becomes interested in him and his work and so manages to use her influence to get him into the program for one of the shows at her theatre company. The manager, Max Mindel has a dislike towards Marjorie so after discovering her affection towards Al, he gives the band notice and hires harmony singers Barney and Bey as a replacement. Marjorie makes up to both men and soon breaks up the duo, getting rid of the competition. Al learns of her scheme, and makes her confess to the singers of her deeds. Barney and Bey make up, and Max gives Al and his band one more chance. Al is a sensation, and Max offers him a contract for $1,000 a week. Cast Charles 'Buddy' Rogers - Al West Nancy Carroll - Marjorie Merwin Harry Green - Max Mindel Jack Oakie - Ben Ba
" Beyond the Blue Horizon " is a 1930 song composed by Leo Robin , Richard A. Whiting , and W. Franke Harling . Jeanette MacDonald introduced the song in the Monte Carlo . Her version reached #9 in the United States. Cover versions George Olsen and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #5 in the United States. Phil Spitalny and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #18 in the United States. Clifford Jordan released a version on his 1957 album Cliff Jordan . Jack Pleis, His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra released a version in 1957 on his album Strings and Things . Johnny Mathis released a version on his 1964 album The Wonderful World of Make Believe . Michael Nesmith released a version on his 1970 album Magnetic South and featured on his 1993 album Complete First National Band Recordings . Lou Christie released a version in December 1973. The song reached #12 on the adult contemporary chart and #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 . It also reached #57 in Canada . Miharu
"Honey" Recorded by Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees in 1929 Problems playing this file? See media help . " Honey " is a popular song written by Seymour Simons , Haven Gillespie and Richard A. Whiting . The song was a 1929 hit for Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees when it charted for eight weeks at number one. It was also featured in the 1945 film Her Highness and the Bellboy . References CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd. "Honey" Recorded by Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees in 1929 Problems playing this file? See media help . " Honey " is a popular song written by Seymour Simons , Haven Gillespie and Richard A. Whiting . The song was a 1929 hit for Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees when it charted for eight weeks at number one. It was also featured in the 1945 film Her Highness and the Bellboy . References CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.
" Too Marvelous for Words " is a popular song written in 1937. Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics for music composed by Richard Whiting . It was featured in the 1937 Warner Brothers film Ready, Willing and Able , as well as a production number in a musical revue on Broadway. the song has become a pop standard and has been recorded by many artists. Overview The song was used as the love theme for the characters played by Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the 1947 film noir Dark Passage , directed by Delmer Daves . It was introduced in a version sung by Jo Stafford , then recurred as an instrumental at important points in the story. Harry James recorded a version in 1947 on Columbia 37851. Alec Wilder has praised the song as a "model of pop song writing, musically and lyrically". He cited its surprising shifts in rhythm and key. The lyrics have won praise as sophisticated and perfectly synchronized with the tune. In the opinion of at least one critic, Mercer borrowed some of the lyric techniques and wordplay fr
Beatrice Blyth Whiting (14 April 1914, New York City – 29 September 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts ), was an American anthropologist specializing in the comparative study of child development . Together with her husband John Whiting , she was a key figure in the Harvard Department of Social Relations and a pioneer in the cross-cultural study of childhood and child development. Born on Staten Island in 1914, she received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1935. She then studied anthropology at Yale . In 1943, she became one of the first women to receive a PhD from that department for her fieldwork among the Paiute Indians of Oregon. Her dissertation advisor was anthropologist George Murdock . Beatrice Whiting did much of her work in collaboration with her husband John Whiting, also an anthropologist at Harvard. Often they did fieldwork together, with Beatrice focusing on the experience of women and girls and John focusing on the experience of men and boys. Beatrice Whiting joined the Harvard faculty in 1952.
Byron Sturges Gay (August 28, 1886 – 22 December 1945) was an American songwriter. One of his best-known songs "Four or Five Times" (co–written with Marco H. Hellman) has been recorded by numerous artists including King Oliver , Sidney Bechet , Lionel Hampton , Bob Wills , Woody Herman , Benny Goodman , Peggy Lee and more. Byron also worked with the composer Richard A. Whiting , together they wrote such songs as "Horses" and "Fire", both popular dance and comedy songs. Personal life Gay was born on August 22, 1886 in Illinois to Cassius Mason Gay (1862 – 1917) and Julia Iona Fessenden Gay (1893 – 1947). He had two brothers and two sisters, one of whom he outlived by four months. Gay married Ethel May Stokes (June 19, 1893 – May 1, 1947) and had one daughter. He died at age 59 on December 22, 1945 in Tucson , Arizona and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale , California . Stage productions Gay wrote the music for The Uplifters' Minstrels, L. Frank Baum 's 1916 stage farce for The Uplifters ; he
John Lanyon Whiting (February 23, 1851 – September 15, 1922 ) was a lawyer and politician in Ontario , Canada . He served as mayor of Kingston in 1886. The son of Reverend Richard Whiting and Mary Philp, both natives of England , he was born in Amherstburg , Essex County and was educated at Victoria University . Whiting articled in Pembroke and Kingston, was called to the Ontario bar in 1877 and entered practice with a law firm in Kingston. He represented St. Lawrence ward on Kingston city council from 1883 to 1885. He died in Kingston at the age of 71. References Rose, George Maclean (1886). A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography: Being Chiefly Men of the Time ... Volume 1. pp. 447–48. "John Lamyon Whiting" . Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, 13402, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1907004. familysearch. "The Mayors of Kingston" . City of Kingston. John Lanyon Whiting (February 23, 1851 – September 15, 1922 ) was a lawyer and politician in Ontari
Why Bring That Up? is a 1929 American Pre-Code black-and-white musical film starring minstrel show comedians Charles Mack and George Moran, as blackface team Two Black Crows . Plot George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in New York, the "Two Black Crows" star in their own revue and save money to build their own theater on Broadway. Betty comes to the theater with her lover, who poses as a cousin and induces George to hire her. He showers her with jewels and money. She tries to persuade George to invest in oil stock her lover is selling, and though their act is a success, Charlie fires Betty. When Charlie and Betty's lover quarrel, Charlie is injured. Cast Charles Mack - Mack George Moran - Moran Evelyn Brent - Betty Harry Green - Irving Bert Swor - Bert Freeman Wood - Powell Lawrence Leslie - Casey Helen Lynch - Marie Selmer Jackson - Eddie Jack Luden - Treasurer M
Leonard Whiting (born 30 June 1950) is an English actor and singer who is best known for his role as Romeo in the 1968 Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet opposite Olivia Hussey 's Juliet , a role which earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor . He was touted as a star in the making, the next Laurence Olivier and the next great British actor. Early life Whiting was born in the Wood Green area of London , England , the only son of Arthur Leonard Whiting and Peggy Joyce O'Sullivan. He has English , Irish and some Romani / Gypsy ancestry. Whiting attended the St. Richard of Chichester School, Camden Town , leaving just a week or two before beginning work on Romeo and Juliet (1968). Career Whiting was spotted by an agent at the Connaught Rooms where he was performing at a Jewish wedding at the age of 12. He only sang one song (" Summertime ") which he had rehearsed as a one-off song with the group Teal Lewis and the Fourtunes, who were the entertainment for the evening. This was
Jennifer Whiting is an American philosopher who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also taught at Harvard and Cornell, and was (from 2003 to 2015) Chancellor Jackman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Education and career Whiting earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College in 1978, receiving the Williamson Medal, the highest honor awarded by the faculty, for “character, leadership, and scholarship.” She was a member of Franklin and Marshall’s first women’s squash team, lettered all four years, was MVP her junior and senior years, and achieved Honorable Mention All-American status in 1978. She was later inducted into Franklin and Marshall’s Athletic Hall of Fame, partly on the basis of her subsequent record. She was ranked for three consecutive years by the United States Squash Racquets Association among the nation’s top twenty women, placing 19th in 1979 (when she lost to Diana Nyad in the first round of the Women’s National Tournament), 15th in 1980, and
Till We Meet Again A 1919 performance of Till We Meet Again by the Nicholas Orlandos Orchestra Problems playing this file? See media help . " Till We Meet Again " is an American popular song . The music was written by Richard A. Whiting , the lyrics by Raymond B. Egan in 1918 . Written during the Great War , the song tells of the parting of a soldier and his sweetheart. The title comes from the final line of the chorus: When the clouds roll by I'll come to you, Then the skies will seem more blue, Down in lovers lane my dearie, Wedding bells will ring so merrily, Every tear will be a memory, So wait and pray each night for me, Till we meet again. As Whiting's daughter Margaret tells it, the song was intended for a 1918 contest at a Detroit theater. Dissatisfied with the result, Whiting threw the manuscript in the trash. His secretary retrieved it and showed it to their boss, publisher Jerome Remick, who submitted it in the contest, where it won top honors. The song gained widespread popularity in Canadian trad
Take a Chance (1932) is a musical with lyrics by B. G. De Sylva and music by Nacio Herb Brown and Richard A. Whiting , with additional songs by Vincent Youmans , and book by De Sylva and Laurence Schwab. Background Take a Chance started as a musical titled Humpty Dumpty written by DeSylva and Schwab, which flopped immediately during out-of town tryouts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , where it had opened on September 26, 1932. The musical was extensively rewritten, and composer Vincent Youmans was brought in to contribute to the score. After further tryouts in Philadelphia , Wilmington, Delaware , and Newark, New Jersey , the musical was renamed, and the book, music, and cast had changed, leaving only Ethel Merman . Composer Richard Whiting subsequently left the production. Production The musical opened on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre on November 26, 1932 and closed on July 1, 1933 after 243 performances. Directed by Edgar MacGregor with choreography by Bobby Connolly, the show starred Ethel Merman as Wanda B
" Ukulele Lady " is a popular standard , an old evergreen song by Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting . Published in 1925, the song was first made famous by Vaughn De Leath . It has been recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with vocals by the Southern Fall Colored Quartet on June 12, 1925; Peter Sellers with the Temperance Seven, produced by George Martin, in 1960; Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band in 1965; Arlo Guthrie on his 1972 album Hobo's Lullaby ; and was performed by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in the second season of The Muppet Show . Bette Midler first performed the song live in the 1997 TV special " Diva Las Vegas " as a tribute to her native Hawaii. Midler later recorded the song for her album Bathhouse Betty . Vaughn De Leath's 1925 hit recording of the song was used in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules . References External links Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics " Ukulele Lady " is a popular standard , an old evergreen song by Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting . Published in 1925, the song was fi
" On the Good Ship Lollipop " was the signature song of child actress Shirley Temple . Temple first sang it in the 1934 movie Bright Eyes . The song was composed by Richard A. Whiting and the lyrics were supplied by Sidney Clare . In the song, the "Good Ship Lollipop" travels to a candy land. The "ship" referred to in the song is an aircraft ; the scene in Bright Eyes, where the song appears, takes place on a taxiing American Airlines Douglas DC-2 . 400,000 copies of the sheet music, published by Sam Fox Publishing Company were sold, and a recording by Mae Questel (the cartoon voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl ) reputedly sold more than two million copies. In 2004 it finished at #69 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. References "Shirley Temple Black, child star who became diplomat, dies at 85" . Reuters . Retrieved 3 March 2014 . Scott, Mike (11 February 2014). "Remembering Shirley Temple in song, from 'Good Ship Lollipop' to 'Animal Crackers in My Soup ' " . The Times-
Walter Bullock ( Shelburn, Indiana , May 6, 1907 - Los Angeles, California 1953) was an American song lyricist and screenwriter. After graduating from DePauw University , Bullock started writing for Hollywood in 1936 and was to collaborate with many film composers. In 1936, he had two successes with Magnolias in the Moonlight with music by Victor Schertzinger , and When Did You Leave Heaven? with Richard A. Whiting . He was nominated for two Academy Awards . Selected filmography The Gang's All Here (1943) Repeat Performance (1947) Out of the Blue (1947) Adventures of Casanova (1948) Golden Girl (1951) The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) The I Don't Care Girl (1953) References Warren W. Vaché The unsung songwriters: America's masters of melodies 2000 p. 43 "Walter Bullock Lyricist Walter Bullock was born in Shelburn, Indiana, on May 6, 1907, and attended DePauw University. He started writing for the movies in 1936 and collaborated with many of the top composers. Two of the songs he wrote in that first year, Magnoli
Sing, Baby, Sing is a 1936 American film. Richard A. Whiting and Walter Bullock received an Academy Award nomination in Best Original Song at the 9th Academy Awards for their song "When Did You Leave Heaven". Plot After Joan Warren ( Alice Faye ) is fired from her singing job at the Ritz Club, where she performs with the Ritz Brothers , she seeks help from theatrical agent, Nicky Alexander ( Gregory Ratoff ). Nicky, however, is in the process of being evicted from his office suite, so he tells her to find another agent. When she insists that he represent her, he takes her to Mr. Brewster ( Paul Stanton ), president of the Federal Broadcasting Company, and Joan auditions, but Brewster refuses to hire her because she is not of the upper class. Back at the club, Joan packs her bags, while in the street, a crowd gathers around drunken actor Bruce Farraday ( Adolphe Menjou ). Nicky leads Farraday into the club, where Farraday orders a huge feast and hears Joan perform her last song. After more wine, Farraday passe
Porky's Five & Ten is a Looney Tunes cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger and released in 1938. Porky sets sail for the Boola-Boola islands in the South Seas with a sailboat full of cargo and plans to open a five and dime store, until a swordfish cuts a hole in the hull. Plot Porky's sailboat is sailing off to the Boola-Boola islands, a fictitious set of tropical islands in the South Seas with enough cargo to open up a five and dime store. A swordfish cuts a hole in the hull which sends much of the merchandise sinking to the bottom of the ocean where the fish make creative use of the items. Bowls and boxes are the next to follow, forming a hotel with a ballroom inside. Two electric eels swim by and form the marquee "Holly" and "wood" above the entrance and begin blinking on and off. Two other fish enter with flashlights on forming spotlights, as seen in front of hotels and theaters with big events and movie premiers in Hollywood that were common at the time. Two other fish have bowler hats drop on
" Miss Brown to You " is a song with music composed by Richard A. Whiting and Ralph Rainger , and lyrics written by Leo Robin . It was first recorded on July 25, 1935 by Billie Holiday accompanied by Teddy Wilson and his orchestra. This version is featured on Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944 . A live favourite, Holiday recorded the song many times, most notably in June, 1949 for the FRS radio broadcast, Just Jazz in Los Angeles with Neal Hefti on trumpet, Herbie Harper on trombone, Herbie Steward on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Robert "Iggy" Shevak on bass, and Blinkie Garner on drums, at the Storyville Club in Boston on October 31, 1951 accompanied by Buster Harding on piano, John Field on bass, and Marquis Foster on drums, and at the Carnegie Hall , New York City, on November 10, 1956 with Her Orchestra formed by Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Coleman Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Carl Drinkard on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Carson Smith on bass, and Chico Hami
Cafe Hon is a restaurant in the Hampden area of Baltimore, Maryland and site of the annual HonFest every June. History Opened by Denise Whiting in 1992, Cafe Hon takes its name from a common term of endearment ( "hon" - an abbreviated version of the word "honey") used by Baltimore residents for years. In 2010, Whiting announced the opening of HONtown, a gift shop across the street from the restaurant. In 2014, the gift shop relocated to a smaller space next door to the restaurant. On February 24, 2012, Cafe Hon was featured in an episode of the Fox network's Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay . Flamingo In 2002, the distinct flamingo sculpture was introduced above the restaurant. The original flamingo was made of wire and cloth. In October 2009, the city of Baltimore announced the Cafe Hon had to either get a permit for the flamingo at a cost of $1300 for the first year and $800 each year thereafter or to take it down. The issue was that the flamingo protruded into the public right-of-way. The bird was
"Breezin' Along with the Breeze" is a popular song . It was written by Haven Gillespie , Seymour Simons , and Richard Whiting and published in 1926 . Popular versions in 1926 and 1927 were by Johnny Marvin , Abe Lyman , The Revelers and Hoosier Hot Shots . The song was used as a signature tune by Fred Waring . Film appearances Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) where it was sung by Dennis Morgan and Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin). The Jazz Singer (1952) It was used as the theme song for the hit 1953 MGM film The Long, Long Trailer . The Helen Morgan Story aka Both Ends of the Candle (1957) - sung by Ann Blyth (dubbed by Gogi Grant ) Other notable recordings Bing Crosby - included in his album That's What Life Is All About (1975) Brook Benton - for his album There Goes That Song Again (1962) Eddie Fisher (1961) The Four Lads - for their album Breezin' Along (1958) Kay Starr - in the album Kay Starr: Jazz Singer (1960) Nat King Cole (1955) Perry Como - included in his album So Smooth (1955) Sue Raney - Breathle
She Learned About Sailors is a 1934 drama film directed by George Marshall and starring Alice Faye , and Lew Ayres . The film is about a night club singer in Shanghai who falls in love with an American sailor. Songs for the film were written by Richard A. Whiting and Sidney Clare Cast Alice Faye - Jean Legoi Lew Ayres - Larry Wilson Harry Green - Jose Pedro Alesandro Lopez Rubinstein Ernie Alexander - Drunk Susan Fleming External links She Learned About Sailors on IMDb She Learned About Sailors is a 1934 drama film directed by George Marshall and starring Alice Faye , and Lew Ayres . The film is about a night club singer in Shanghai who falls in love with an American sailor. Songs for the film were written by Richard A. Whiting and Sidney Clare Cast Alice Faye - Jean Legoi Lew Ayres - Larry Wilson Harry Green - Jose Pedro Alesandro Lopez Rubinstein Ernie Alexander - Drunk Susan Fleming External links She Learned About Sailors on IMDb
HMS Whiting , built in 1811 by Thomas Kemp as a Baltimore pilot schooner , was launched as Arrow. On 8 May 1812 a British navy vessel seized her under Orders in Council , for trading with the French. The Royal Navy re-fitted her and then took her into service under the name HMS Whiting. In 1816, after four years service, Whiting was sent to patrol the Irish Sea for smugglers. She grounded on the Doom Bar . When the tide rose, she was flooded and deemed impossible to refloat. Arrow Built for speed, Arrow served as a cargo vessel trading between the USA and France . This was risky, as in 1807 Britain had introduced restrictions on American trade with France, with which Britain was at war. The U.S. considered these restrictions illegitimate. On 8 May 1812, six months after being commissioned, Arrow was on a return voyage from Bordeaux to Baltimore fully laden with goods such as brandy, champagne, silk, nuts and toys, when the 38-gun frigate HMS Andromache , commanded by Captain George Tobin , seized Arrow and
"Louise" is a song written by Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting for the 1929 film Innocents of Paris , where it was performed by Maurice Chevalier . The song was Chevalier's first hit in the United States , and was among the best selling records for 10 weeks in the summer of 1929. Ben Pollack & His Central Park Orchestra and Bing Crosby also recorded the song in 1929. The Crosby version was recorded on March 15, 1929 with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra and was also a hit in the summer of 1929. Crosby also recorded a version with The Rhythm Boys that same year. Dean Martin included the song in his 1953 album Dean Martin Sings . In 1964, the cover of Canadian singer Pierre Lalonde hit No. 1 on Québec charts. Desi Arnaz , Lucille Ball , William Frawley , and Vivian Vance each sang a portion of the song, in a manner imitating Chevalier, on the 1953 I Love Lucy episode, "The French Revue". Robert Reed sang a portion of the song on the 1973 episode of The Brady Bunch , "A Room at the Top". References "
The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The film won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with four other nominations at the 72nd Academy Awards. Irving documented his involvement in bringing the novel to the screen in his book, My Movie Business. Irving won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Michael Caine won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Plot Homer Wells, an orphan, grows up in a Maine orphanage directed by kindly, avuncular Dr. Wilbur Larch. Homer is returned twice by foster parents; his first foster parents thought he was too quiet and the second parents beat him. Dr. Larch is addicted to ether and also secretly terminates pregnancies for women. Conditions at the orphanage are very sparse, but the children are treated with love and respect, and they are like an extended family. Each night before they go to sleep, Dr. Larch says, "Go
Take a Chance is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Monte Brice and Laurence Schwab and written by Monte Brice, Buddy G. DeSylva , Laurence Schwab, Sid Silvers and Richard A. Whiting . The film stars James Dunn , June Knight , Lillian Roth , Cliff Edwards , Lilian Bond , Dorothy Lee and Lona Andre . The film was released on October 27, 1933, by Paramount Pictures . Plot Cast James Dunn as Duke Stanley June Knight as Toni Ray Lillian Roth as Wanda Hill Cliff Edwards as Louie Webb Lilian Bond as Thelma Green Dorothy Lee as Consuelo Raleigh Lona Andre as Miss Miami Beach Charles 'Buddy' Rogers as Kenneth Raleigh Charles Richman as Andrew Raleigh Robert Gleckler as Mike Caruso Harry Shannon as Bartender References "Take a Chance" . afi.com . Retrieved 26 February 2015 . "Movie Review - Take a Chance - James Dunn, Lillian Roth and June Knight in a Film of the Musical Comedy 'Take a Chance.' - NYTimes.com" . nytimes.com . Retrieved 26 February 2015 . External links Take a Chance on IMDb Take a Chance
Paul Whiting was a highly influential New Zealand yacht designer during the 1970s and early 1980s. He followed Bruce Farr in challenging accepted notions of offshore racing yacht design. Whiting was lost at sea in 1980 on his return from the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in Smackwater Jack. A search failed to find any trace of the yacht or its crew. A 2008 newspaper report stated that part of the cockpit was found at Ripiro Beach on the west coast of the North Island. References Blakey, Richard. A Lighter Ton: The Champion New Zealand Yachts of the 1970s (Kindle locations 115-117). 2014-08-14. New Zealand Herald, January 2008 http://rbsailing.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/smackwater-jack-whiting-one-tonner.html Paul Whiting was a highly influential New Zealand yacht designer during the 1970s and early 1980s. He followed Bruce Farr in challenging accepted notions of offshore racing yacht design. Whiting was lost at sea in 1980 on his return from the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in Smackwater Jack. A search failed to fi