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Camille Defortescu

Décret du 30 octobre 1998
portant promotion et nomination

 Ministère de la défense
Par décret du Président de la République en date du 30 octobre 1998, pris sur le rapport du Premier ministre et du ministre de la défense et visé pour son exécution par le chancelier de l'ordre national du Mérite, vu la déclaration du conseil de l'ordre en date du 7 octobre 1998 portant que les présentes promotions et nominations sont faites en conformité des lois, décrets et règlements en vigueur, sont promus ou nommés, pour prendre rang de la date de la remise réglementaire de l'insigne, les militaires n'appartenant pas à l'armée active désignés ci-après :

Au grade de chevalier
    Defortescu (Camille, Paul), 13 février 1939, major.


Clarissa Fortesque-Smythe

Would Like To Welcome You To The Angel Fire Theatre
Tonight the management is proud to present the world premier of this brand new production. So please join the audience as they take their seats in the auditorium and the credits begin to role for.
The Divine And Karmically Restless

An Inner Child Production 2000

The Extra's/Hecklers
"Sloan Ranger recently awakend to the New Age"
Clarissa Fortesque-Smythe a thirty-something ex buyer for Harvey Nichols, constantly seen with her companion Pippa Beresford-Harvey sipping takeaway herbal tea and buying insence from Mysteries in Convent Garden, London. She gave up her £50,000 a year job to go and spend a year at an all female Ashram on the border of Tibet and India in order to discover the goddess power within herself, and upon returning to the UK joined a healing circle in Kensington which is where she meet Pippa. Who at the time was receiving esoteric healing for traumatic stress as result of a bad hair experience in a past life which was causing negative bio-feedback in her Chakra's.


Chichester Fortescue Parkinson Lord Carlingford - 1823-1898

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Earl Fortescue Autograph Letter Signed, 1856

Chichester Samuel Parkinson Fortescue (1823-1898). 
Baron Carlingford. 
He assumed the name of Parkinson in 1862. 
British political administratior, Chief Secretary for Ireland under Gladstone. 
1 page autograph letter signed, dated Nov. 25, 1868. 

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.. AND MR. FORTESCUE' - HB DJ 1958 - 1ST Diary
Edited By Osbert Wyndham Hewett
Chichester Fortescue, one of London's most eligible bachelors for almost 15 years. 
 '...AND MR. FORTESCUE' A Selection from the Diaries from 1851 to 1862
Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, K.P. London.

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Vanity Fair Print: 1869 Original, Chichester Fortescue.


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Chichester Parkinson Fortescue CDV British Statesman

This vintage carte-de-visite photo along with several others listed at this time came from an album of nearly 50 CDVs of famous people of the day dating from the 1870's. Most of the CDVs were identified in pencil on the reverse and/or on the album page beneath each photograph.

Chichester Parkinson-Fortescue, 1st Baron Carlingford (January 18, 1823– January 30, 1898) was a British statesman and Liberal politician. He was the son of Chichester Fortescue (d. 1826), MP for Louth in the Irish parliament. He came of an old family settled in Ireland since the days of Sir Faithful Fortescue (1581-1666), whose uncle, Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester, was lord deputy. The history of the family was written by his elder brother, Thomas Fortescue, 1st Baron Clermont (1815-1887), who in 1852 was created Baron Clermont. The future Lord Carlingford, then Mr Chichester Fortescue, went to Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in classics (1844) and won the chancellor's English essay (1846); and in 1847 he was elected to parliament for Louth as a Liberal. He became a junior lord of the treasury in 1854, and subsequently held minor offices in the Liberal administrations till in 1865 he was made Chief Secretary for Ireland under Lord Russell, a post which he again occupied under Gladstone in 1868-1871; he then became President of the Board of Trade (1871-1874), and later Lord Privy Seal (1881-1885) and Lord President of the Council (1883-1885). He was raised to the peerage in 1874 as Baron Carlingford.
He parted from Gladstone on the question of Irish Home Rule, but in earlier years he was his active supporter on Irish questions. His influence in society was due largely to his wife, Frances (1821-1879), previously the wife of George Edward Waldegrave, the 7th Earl Waldegrave, whom he married in 1863. In 1887 his brother, Lord Clermont, died, and Carlingford inherited his peerage; but on his own death at age 75 in 1898 without issue both titles became extinct.

Edward Lear and Chichester Fortescue
Edward Lear and Chichester Fortescue

Buy this photo here :
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The Right Hon. Chichester Samuel Parkinson Fortescue, Chief secretary for Ireland - 1866



Carol Fortesque (NZ)

Eighth Generation (Continued)

Family of
Joan Maxwell FLATT (81) & Ralph CHAMBERS

137. Geoffrey Ralph CHAMBERS. Born in 1945.
Geoffrey Ralph married

They had the following children:






Garth Edward



Samantha Kate



Lynette Erica

138. Maxwell David CHAMBERS. Born in 1949.
Maxwell David married Judith AUSTIN.
They had the following children:
Anthony Maxwell (1979-)
228 ii.
Louise Rachael (1984-)

Ninth Generation (Continued)

Family of Geoffrey Ralph CHAMBERS (137) & Carole FORTESQUE

224. Garth Edward CHAMBERS. Born in 1972.
225. Samantha Kate CHAMBERS. Born in 1974.

226. Lynette Erica CHAMBERS. Born in 1978.

Charles Legeyt Fortescue Professor - 1878-1936 (Sciences)

Professor Charles Legeyt Fortescue - 1878-1936

In the November issue...


Hitachi Ltd. establishes Kanai Award
IEEE Fellow kits ready
Applicants sought for
Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Fellowship

Hitachi Ltd. establishes Kanai Award

Applicants sought for Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Fellowship

Applications for the 1996-97 Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Fellowship are due Jan. 15, 1996. The fellowship is awarded to a beginning graduate student every other year, for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering. The stipend is US$24,000. Graduate Record Examination aptitude and advanced engineering tests are required. Application forms may be obtained from the IEEE Awards Department, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, USA 08855-1331; tel: 1-908-562-3839; or fax: 1-908-981-9019; e-mail: "".


Published monthly by the Institute of May 1998, Volume 86, Number 05

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Inc.

[p. 1020]
Charles L. G. Fortescue and the Method of Symmetrical Components,
J. E. Brittain

2000 Annual DPP Executive Committee Elections
Candidate Profiles

Michael Mauel / Vice Chair
Michael Mauel is Professor of Applied Physics and recently Chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. His research expertise is experimental plasma physics, and he is known for his contributions to the achievement of enhanced stability and thermal confinement in tokamaks and for his studies of instabilities of hot-electron plasmas created by cyclotron heating. He was educated at MIT receiving his B.S. in 1978 and his Sc.D. in 1983. While at MIT, he received the Fortesque Fellowship from the IEEE and the Guillemin prize for his undergraduate thesis on MHD mode identification. Mauel conducted post-doctoral research at MIT’s Tara tandem mirror before joining the faculty of Columbia University in 1985. At Columbia, he focused on high-beta tokamak research and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Department of Energy in 1989. Mauel collaborated extensively with the TFTR research team, and he was a visiting scientist at DIII-D in 1994. At Columbia University, he built experimental programs in electron cyclotron plasma processing in collaboration with IBM and laboratory space physics with the support of NASA and the AFOSR. Presently, he is developing feedback techniques to control tokamak instabilities, studying interchange instabilities in rotating plasma confined by a strong dipole magnet, and co-directing the superconducting levitated dipole experiment being built at MIT. In 1994, Mauel was named Teacher of the Year, and his former graduate students are active in fusion science, solar physics, industrial technology, medicine, finance, and software development.
Michael Mauel served on the Executive Committee of the DPP from 1989-1990, the DPP Program Committees in 1990 and 1997, and the Fellowship Committee in 1997. He was Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters from 1995-1998. He became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1995. Mauel has also served the University Fusion Association in several positions from 1992-1998, and he was president in 1997 and 1998. He was three times chair of the Selection Committee for the National Undergraduate Fusion Fellows. He has been member of five subcommittees of DOE’s Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee including the Strategic Planning Committee that defined a restructured fusion science research program in 1996. Mauel co-chaired the 1999 Fusion Science Summer Study at Snowmass.

WIE Subcommittees

IEEE has a wide category of recognitions and awards:

The IEEE Awards/Fellow Activities Program
For information on IEEE Awards visit the Awards/Fellow Activities Web Site. This site includes detailed information on the IEEE awards that include: Medal of Honor, Medals, Fellow Program, Technical Field Awards, Honorary Member, Service Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Prize Papers, and the Fortescue Fellowship. Also located at this site are IEEE Awards Sponsors and Recognition of Professional Achievement.


Cecily fortescue (Sciences)

Cecily Fortescue was born in England and received a doctorate in languages from Oxford University.
After four years as Associate Professor at London University she tired of teaching and left to Rome. It was ...(link expired)

Chairs (Curiosité)


'Computer cabinet' (code: US120)
A spacious cabinet to store all your computer essentials.
It includes fold-away doors, a double CD rack, roll-out keyboard tray and shelves for manuals, printer, zip drive, modem, etc.
Accessories and chair not included.
Fortesque chair (pictured) available separately.


'Fortesque' side chair (code: HS146)
'Fortesque' side chair is made from solid pine and comes with a medium high back and an upholstered seat.
For seat covers, choose any of the colours in our Standard or Premium range of Fabrics.


'Fortesque' carver chair (code: HS144)
The 'Fortesque' carver is made from solid pine and comes with a medium high back and an upholstered seat.
For seat covers, choose any of the colours in our Standard or Premium range of Fabrics.



Creamer (Curiosité)

Old Ruby Stained Creamer from Fortescue Beach NJ


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For sale is a really nice and very attractive old Ruby Stained creamer from
Fortescue Beach NJ. This creamer is paneled with a gold decorated top and sits on four feet. This piece is in very good condition with no damage and measures 4" tall and 5" from spout to handle. Fortescue is in Southern New Jersey on The Delaware Bay and is best known today for the fishing. It's the Weak fish capitol of the World. I was quite surprised to find this 100 year old souvenir from this remote location. A rare find for collectors of Ruby Stained glass and for South Jersey collectors.

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Church (Curiosité)

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Captain Fortescue (Curiosité)

Schönes Bild (Schiff) siehe Foto


Dieses Bild wurde mir vererbt, paßt leider nicht in unseren modernen Wohnraum... Größe (inkl. Rahmen) Breite: ca.43 cm, Höhe ca. 34,5 cm, Text links unten auf dem Druck: Chronik der Seefahrt, Verlag Egon Heinemann, Hamburg; Aufschrift unter dem Bild: THE MADAGASCAR,EAST INDIA MAN, 1000 TONS TO THE CAPTAIN FORTESCUE WM HARRYS & THE OFFICERS OF THE SHIP siehe Foto, Achtung: Schöner Rahmen! Paßt in jede "Seemannsbar"... Viel Spaß beim Bieten......

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Credan - Lady Fortescue of

Masterpieces by Irish Artists 1660-1860
Exhibition of Summer 1999

Garret Morphy (fl. 1676 - d.1716)
Portrait of a lady, known as
Lady Fortescue of Credan, County Waterford
Oil on canvas in a painted cartouche, in a carved frame
24¾ x 29 in
62.5 x 74 cm
Provenance: By descent in the Fortescue family to
William Fortescue, 2nd Viscount Clermont of Ravensdale Park, County Louth, Sir Henry Goodricke Bt. of Ribston, Yorkshire, His nephew, Sir Francis Lyttleton Holyoake-Goodricke, who inherited the Goodricke estates, and by whose widow Elizabeth bequeathed to George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, Sold in the Castle Howard sale, Christie's, 18th Feb 1944, Lot 68.


Cyril dudley Fortescue Captain - 1847-1890



Clara Fortescue - 1857-1925



Chichester Fortescue of dromiskin - 1718-1757



Chichester Fortescue Sir Admiral - 1750-1820


FORTESCUE, Chichester, Admiral. 1780 letter


Charles Brickdale Fortescue - 1857-



Cecilia Camilla Fortescue - 1862_ap1894



Captain W.M. Fortescue



C. Fortescue Brickdale Sir

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  2. 49. Pridham (T.L) DEVONSHIRE CELEBRITIES. Illustrated with 12 Mounted Photographs of Portraits, 236pp. Original decorative cloth, a.e.g, slightly rubbed at edges, recased with new endpapers and old spine laid down. Exeter: 1869. £32.00
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Chris Fortesque

Ipso Photo
The Centre for Contemporary Photography
Melbourne, 1994
Susan Fereday & Stuart Koop
Chris Fortesque, untitled, 1994

A burgeoning dialogue is currently occurring between photographic representation and non-photographic artforms, such that traditional definitions of photography as material print no longer seem adequate to account for its widescale influence within the visual arts. There seems to be a preoccupation with the procedures of photography quite apart from the final image. Photographic historian and theorist Geoffrey Batchen has identified this tendency as part of a ‘post photographic’ scenario in which ‘the boundary between photography and other media like painting, sculpture and performance has become increasingly porous’. Batchen argues that each medium has ‘absorbed the other, leaving all irreparably changed’. 1This inevitably leads to the confusion of distinctions and definitions of media, and subsequently, to a more general definition of photography which supports its recent, wide-ranging applications.
For example, conceptual and spatial relations in recent installation work are often shifted through photographic characteristics such as single point perspective, differential focus, colour casts and ambiguities of scale. This is true of recent work by the artists in Ipso Photo and many others besides. Increasingly, the current influence of photography within installation practice can be identified beyond the photograph per se – that is, beyond the mere two dimensions of flat representation – and in the configuration of gallery space according to the model and characteristics of photography. Chris Fortescue remarks of his recent installations that photography provides a ‘framework through which all of the relationships in the work, and between the work and the audience, are articulated’. And Margaret Roberts describes her installations as if ‘set up by or through a camera’. What definition of photography is sufficient to these descriptions and practices?

Ipso Photo is a photography exhibition without photographs; instead it is of or derived through photography (ipso - by, through). It considers the enduring influence of photography on non-photographic artforms. In particular, it aims to locate some recent installation and sculptural work in relation to current debates about photography.

In Chris Fortescue’s work the wall and floor are demarcated according to standard interior hues; a sky blue wall and a salmon carpet. An illdefined blob on the wall corresponds to a deep blue velour cushion sitting on the carpet; they are positioned within their respective fields of colour according to the same co-ordinates. Like a box camera, the two fields appear to replicate each other; one reflecting the other across 45 degrees. Yet the evident mutation of form and colour suggests, once again, the transformative potential between these quasi-photographic planes. Another reference is perhaps made to the social space of photogaphy’s reception. It’s as if the debate about photographic representation - the critique of its objectivity and accuracy - had leaked out of the image and seeped into quotidian forms, such that the domestic environment of the photograph is suffused with the formal and symmetrical relations which produce the image. Fortescue describes these tableaus as ‘setting up a paradox’ between ‘sensation’ and ‘representation’. Effectively, Fortescue’s work operates in the reverse direction from the other work in Ipso Photo; from everyday space back to representational space. And so the contrast between these two kinds of space is experienced in a different register, not so much in the illfit of rigid and imposed photographic geometries, but in a resounding domestic oddity or weirdness. The body is caught between its sense of homely abandon and formal occasion; precisely between repose and pose.
Susan Fereday and Stuart Koop 1994
Endotes 1. Batchen, G., ‘On Post-Photography’, Afterimage, vol.20 no.3, October 1992, p.17 2.Barasch, M., Theories of Art from Plato to Winckelman, New York University Press, New York, 1985, pp.148-59 3. Burgin, V., ‘Photography, Fantasy, Fiction’, Screen, vol.21 no.1, Spring 1980, p.51

Chris Fortescue
May 27 until June 27 1993.

Presented by Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
At Gallery 1, CCAS, Gorman House Arts Centre.
Chris works with combinations of discrete objects and images,
negotiating the signifying practices of 'installation' and 'style' within an art context.

Contact CCAS on 2470188.

7 March - 13 April 1997 Chris Fortescue: Gentle Hour Unsung Shaun Kirby: International Headache Congress Both Chris Fortescue (Sydney) and Shaun Kirby (Adelaide)
created separate three dimensional environments which responded to the characteristics
of the gallery space and presented ambiguous meanings for the viewer.

What's on at Gorman House


Charles Augustus Fortescue

[Joseph] Hilaire [Pierre René] Belloc
(1870 - 1953) English Author, Biugrapher, Poet, Journalist, and Essayist; born in France

    • from The Bad Child's Book of Beasts: [1896]
      Introduction (BB)
      The Yak (BB)
      The Dromedary (BB)
      The Elephant (BB)
      The Whale (BB)
      The Hippopotamus (BB)
      The Marmozet (BB)
      The Big Babboon (BB)
      The Frog (BB)
      The Lion
      The Tiger (JH)
    • from More Beasts for Worse Children:
      The Scorpion
      The Vulture
      The Microbe
    • from Cautionary Tales: [1907]
      Henry King 'Who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in dreadful agonies' (BB)
      Jim 'Who ran away from his Nurse and was eaten by a Lion' (BB)
      Charles Augustus Fortescue 'Who always did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense Fortune.'
      Rebecca 'Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably' (JH)
      Franklin Hyde 'Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by His Uncle' (JH)
      Godolphin Horne 'Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black' (JH)
      Algernon 'Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister was reprimanded by his Father' (JH)
      Hildebrand 'o was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to Reason ' (JH)
      George 'Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions ' (JH)
      Lord Lundy 'Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career ' (JH)
      Lord Lundy 'Second Canto' (JH)
    • from Verses: [1910]
      The South Country (BB)
    • from Sonnets and Verse [1923]:
      Ha'nacker Mill (BB)
      Tarantella (BB)


Volume 34 Number 3
July 2000

Information literacy for scientists and engineers: experiences of EDUCATE and DEDICATE
This paper introduces the concept of information literacy and describes the impact of information technology on information literacy. The European Union funded EDU-CATE project addressed the subject-related aspects of information literacy for scientists and engineers. One outcome of the project was a series of modules covering ways of accessing and searching information that could be used in formal courses, distance learning courses or for self-instruction. EDUCATE ‘spawned' a number of other projects. One, DEDICATE, deals with distance education information courses and is described in the paper along with brief details of its use in various universities in Central and Eastern Europe.
The nicest child I never knew
Charles Augustus Fortesque
He sought when it was in his power
For information twice an hour.

IATUL News Vol. 8. 1999, No. 4.

The Impact of Information on Society. An examination of its nature value and usage
Michael W. Hill.
Bowker-Saur, London, 1999. 292pp.
ISBN 1-85739-124-1
Price: £49

I found the book The Impact of Information on Society one of the most interesting books that I have read in recent years. The author Michael Hill, who trained as a chemist, and later became an information specialist, and former Director of the British Library's Science Reference Library in London, and previous Vice-President of IATUL, has examined the nature of information from the perspective of his own long experience. His aim has been “to ask what is information, why does it have the role it does and is it merely increase or fundamental change in that role which makes some people claim that we are entering an information age.”
After an introduction, comes the second chapter on The nature of information and knowledge that treated on the concepts of data, information and knowledge and their relationships to each other in considerable depth. This was followed by Chapter 3 – The quality and reliability of information - important to all potential users, and Chapters 4 and 5 on the related topics of Comprehending and Communicating. After these fundamental first chapters, the author goes on to a more application oriented series of chapters, which begins with Chapter 6 - Some aspects of information knowledge and document management.
Michael Hill has spent many years dealing with issues such as copyright and intellectual property, and he can draw on a wealth of experience in the next three chapters: 7 – Information ethics: expectations and rights, 8 – Information ethics: duties and responsibilities, and 9 – Information ethics: intellectual property and data protection. The ethical issues surrounding the ownership of information and the rights of individuals both as users and producers of information are discussed in detail. The rights of employees are described. Intellectual property and data protection covers patents, copyright, copyright and electronic publishing (a thorny issue as many of us know), the right to withhold or restrict the use of personal information, and data protection legislation.
Chapter 10 examines Some social and cultural issues and covers a wide range of issues including Personal information, The media and society, Advertising, Support and advice: social services, Lifestyle, Health and diet and Communicating socially. The following Chapter 11 deals with Economic factors.
Chapter 12 is about an area in which information has had a particularly important impact – Information and the environment. Chapter 13 deals with Education now and in the next decade. It begins with the delightful quotation from Hilaire Belloc´s Cautionary tales and other verses:

  • The nicest child I ever knew
  • Was Charles Augustus Fortesque
  • He sought when it was in his power
  • For information twice an hour.
This chapter deals with fundamental issues in Information Literacy, such as Who teaches the teachers? the Problems of the poorly educated, and Learning or learning to use? Michael Hill concludes that “the complexity of life is increasing, … the extent of knowledge needed to cope is increasing, and the nature of the skills is changing. Lifelong learning appears to be essential for everyone. Learning to use information technologies is a key requirement…Learning to handle, evaluate and exploit information, both new and old is essential both for the short term and the long term future.
Chapter 14 is about Information in politics and government in which the politics of information and the state of national information policies are explored. The concluding Chapter15 - takes a look at The information society: are we a part of it and where is it heading? The author makes the daring (?) assumption that enthusiasm for using the terms information this and information that will become unfashionable, but that the importance and impact of information will remain and new information will continually affect the various aspects of our lifestyle. I will conclude that this book has the potential to affect the thinking, not only of librarians and information specialists, but also of politicians, scientists and members of the general public.
Nancy Fjällbrant

Selected verses from
Cautionary Tales for Children

by Hillaire Belloc
Charles Augustus Fortescue, Who always Did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense Fortune.
Charles Augustus Fortescue
The nicest child I ever knew Was Charles Augustus Fortescue. He never lost his cap, or tore His stockings or his pinafore: In eating Bread he made no Crumbs, He was extremely fond of sums, To which, however, he preferred The Parsing of a Latin Word-- He sought, when it was within his power, For information twice an hour, And as for finding Mutton-Fat Unappatising, far from that! He often, at his Father's Board, Would beg them, of his own accord, To give him, if they did not mind, The Greasiest Morsels they could find-- His Later Years did not belie The Promise of his Infancy. In Public Life he always tried To take a judgement Broad and Wide; In Private, none was more than he Renowned for quiet courtesy. He rose at once in his Career, And long before hus Fortieth Year Had wedded Fifi, Only Child Of Bunyan, First Lord Aberfylde. He thus became immensely Rich, And built the Splendid Mansion which Is called The Cedars, Muswell Hill, Where he resides in affluence still, To show what everybody might Become by SIMPLY DOING RIGHT.

Women Composers born 1760-1899

Liza Lehmann 1862-1918, England)
Liza Lehmann. Titania's Cradle / Polly Willis, on CD titled "Women at an Exposition" Langton, voice; Schmidt, piano. KOCH 3-7240-2H1.
Liza Lehmann. A Widow Bird Sate Mourning / Ah, Moon of my Delight / TheLily of a Day /Thoughts Have Wings / Henry King /
Charles Augustus Fortesque, on CD titled "In Praise of Woman, 150 Years of English Women Composers." Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Graham Johnson, piano. HYPERION CDA 66709.


Captain Fortescue (Cinema)

The Halfway House 1944

Mervyn Johns

Glynis Johns....
Sally Ann Howes....
Joanna French
Richard Bird (I)....
Richard French
Valerie White (I)....
Jill French
Françoise Rosay....
Alice Meadows
Tom Walls (I)....
Captain Harry Meadows
Guy Middleton....Captain Fortescue
Alfred Drayton....
William Oakley
Esmond Knight....
David Davies
Philippa Hiatt....
Pat McGrath (II)....
John Boxer (II)....
John, Davies' doctor
Roland Pertwee....
Prison governor
Eliot Makeham....
George, Davies' valet

A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrive at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his daughter (Mervyn Johns and his real life daughter Glynis Johns). Why are all the newspapers a year old ? And why doesn't Gwyneth seem to cast a shadow ?
Also Known As: Half-Way House, The (1944) (USA: alternative spelling) Halfway House (1944) Runtime: 95 min

Carol Fortescue

International House
(1933 b 68')
En: 7 Ed: 6

Eccentrics gather at a Chinese hotel to bid on newly invented television, resulting in entertainment for all except maybe the Legion of Decency.
At Shanghai Tommy Nash (Stuart Erwin) represents the American Electric company and is cajoled by Peggy Hopkins Joyce to give him a ride to Wu-Hu, where inventor Dr. Wong (Edmund Breese) is demonstrating his radioscope that shows pilot Henry Quail (W. C. Fields) drinking beer. In bizarre repartee nurse Allen (Gracie Allen) responds to questions by the hotel manager (Franklin Pangborn) and Dr. Burns (George Burns). Stuck in the desert with Nash, Peggy tries to fry eggs. At the hotel she requests a double bed and meets her ex-husband Nicholas Petronovich (Bela Lugosi), who hopes to make millions on the invention. Nash runs into his fiancée
Carol Fortescue (Sari Maritza); two weddings had been canceled because he got sick. He says he is well and takes her to see Peggy in order to relieve her jealousy; but the seductive Peggy causes the reverse effect. Dr. Burns says Nash has measles and tells his nurse to undress him and put him to bed. Nash is put in quarantine.
The hotel presents fifty dancing girls in revealing costumes. Quail lands in his autogyro, thinking it is Kansas City. He puts his autograph on Allen's dress collar and then rips it off so she can see it. Wong invites Quail to stay in his room; but Quail hopes for an offer from Peggy. He disrupts the hotel registration and opens doors to various rooms. He shares Peggy's room and bath without either seeing the other until in twin beds he snores, and she screams. Inventor Wong shows on his screen Rudy Vallee singing "Thank Heaven for You." Quail disturbs the people stupefied by television. Petronovich, excluded by the quarantine, calls Peggy to say he saw her with Quail.
Quail wakes up with Wong and calls Peggy. Hearing he's a millionaire, she suggests they leave together. Quail does not bid on the invention, and Wong asks for sealed bids. Wong screens Baby Rose Marie singing "My Bluebirds Are Singing the Blues." Petronovich and his men plan to break into the hotel. Wong shows Nash Cab Calloway singing "Reefer Man." A general tells the manager to end the quarantine and open the doors; Petronovich and his men rush in with a battering ram. Quail takes Peggy in his car and drives down the hall and staircases. Quail feels around for the starter, and Peggy discovers she is sitting on a pussy (cat). When she gets out of the car with no skirt, Quail says he entertained her. Quail drives his car back into his autogyro and takes off with Peggy, who finds she is sitting on kittens. She asks about their parents, and Quail says they were careless.
This farce made before the censorship crackdown by the Hayes Commission gives some of the flavor of vaudeville and burlesque and yet looks ahead to the television revolution. Burns and Allen are scintillating.
Copyright © 1999 by Sanderson Beck

Charles Fortescue

The Missionary -
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The Missionary - Region 2 PAL DVD (please ensure you can play/view this DVD on your DVD player and/or Television as refunds for non compatible DVDs will not be given). Fallen women? Does it mean they've hurt their knees? After a decade of soul-saving in Africa, Charles Fortescue is asked to minister to the ladies of the night in 1906 London. So Fortescue feeds them, shelters them and not infrequently provides them a bed: his! A naive man of the cloth becomes a man of the sheets in this playfully naughty yet always tasteful comedy that stars Monty Python's Michael Palin (who also wrote the script) as Fortescue and features a colourful array of cockeyed characters: a blissful airhead (Phoebe Nicholls), a lusty mission sponsor (Maggie Smith), a bewildered butler (Michael Hordern), an earthy bishop (Denholm Elliott), a cantankerous John Bull (Trevor Howard) and more. Jolly good fun! Stars: Michael Palin ; Maggie Smith ; Trevor Howard ; Denholm Elliot ; Michael Hordern ; Phoebe Nicholls ; Graham Crowden ; David Suchet

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The Missionary
Michael Palin Monty Python LD

Michael Palin of Monty Python’s Flying Circus wrote and starred in this satire of the clergy. He plays Reverend Fortescue, an unassuming missionary called back from Africa to England to take charge of a mission for ladies of the evening. He admits an ever-increasing number of them into his "private fold," and the mission succeeds so well that other sects become jealous. Filmed in London. FINE PRINT: Digital sound, color, closed captioned, 86 minutes, 1982