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  • Originally posted by How Brown View Post
    What Ripper related film was an inspiration for a chart-topping song ( reaching numero uno ) worldwide ?
    Originally posted by Franco Loco View Post
    Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time?"
    It's interesting how an odd phrase, slogan, or collection of words can be the inspiration for a song or some other piece of writing that can then take on a life of its own. Part of the inspiration for the Sixties rock anthem, "Wooden Ships", recorded both by Crosby, Stills, and Nash and the Jefferson Airplane, and itself a collaboration by the Airplane's Paul Kantner and Crosby were words that David Crosby chanced to see at a Baptist church in Florida, "If you smile at me, you know I will understand."

    Chris
    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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    • Yes, like the anecdotal stories of Jules Verne being inspired to create Captain Nemo after reading the motto of the Order of the Thistle - Nemo me impune lacessit. no-one attacks/provokes me unpunished

      And, I believe, Victor Hugo was inspired to create another favourite character of mine, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, after reading a scratched inscription on some ramparts/spire/window which read only "I suffer"

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      • One of my favorite literature-inspiring-literature stories is that James Joyce's novel Ulysses, which is set all in one day in Dublin -- June 16, 1904 -- reportedly inspired Dylan Thomas to write the verse play Under Milk Wood, which the poet set all in 24-hour period in a mythical Welsh village that he called "Llareggub" -- "bugger all" spelled backwards.

        Chris
        Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
        https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
        Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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        • Who is this fellow ?

          First shown polishing some other guy's chin with a right hook....and then showing up in class with what looks like Robert Linford's belt ?



          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmcmL4lJR3Y
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          • Its Keith Skinner in the 1966 film directed by Tony Richardson, entitled Mademoiselle...
            He plays "Bruno"
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            • I have a good question for you all - Neil will like this one

              Which serving policeman had his effigy in Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors in the early 1880's - and why?

              I'll give another clue tomorrow if nobody knows...

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              • The master criminal of the 1870s Charles Peace and P.C. Edward Robinson.
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                Cris Malone
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                • Correct!

                  Well done Cris

                  PC Robinson was shot in the arm during the arrest of Peace and was recommended for promotion and rewarded - and his effigy appeared alongside that of Peace for a while

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                  • Hi Nemo,

                    Wasn't Peace actually mentioned in one of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories? Can't remember which one it may have been.
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                    Cris Malone
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                    • I do recall such a mention Cris - Charles Peace was very famous (infamous)

                      On checking I find it is "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

                      I used to be quite into Sherlockiana but I've forgotten 99% of the details of the stories

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                      • Cris,Nemo

                        Coincidentally, I was reading my Kindle Wednesday night and came across the reference to Charles Peace in the Illustrious Client...where Holmes says Peace was a violin virtuoso.
                        Small world.
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                        • Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                          Cris,Nemo

                          Coincidentally, I was reading my Kindle Wednesday night and came across the reference to Charles Peace in the Illustrious Client...where Holmes says Peace was a violin virtuoso.
                          Small world.
                          I believe the Mdm Tussaud's display features Peace's violin, or used to.
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                          • I didn't check the story but I recalled Sherlock mentioned him in connection with the violin - was he talking about his own violin playing at the time?

                            I'll have to re-read all the stories, it's been many years since I did but I enjoyed every one

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                            • I've always wanted to handle the tools of Charles Peace - a professional burglar who IIRC manufactured many of his own gadgets, such as jemmies and other devices for opening windows, doors and locks

                              Didn't he have a folding ladder?

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                              • Which well known Ripperologist is this ?

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