A stage actor and silent film pioneer, Shannon made his screen debut in 1913's The Artist's Joke. He later appeared in dozens of films through the mid-1920s, including The Prisoner of Zenda (1913) and Monsieur Beaucaire (1924). Shannon then returned to the stage until beckoned back to Hollywood in 1931 and played a few substantial supporting parts, including Captain McTavish in Warner Bros.' Torchy Blaine series from 1937 to 1939, but he is most fondly remembered as the brilliant scientist Dr. Alexis Zarkov in the three Flash Gordon serials starring Buster Crabbe between 1936 and 1940. He worked afterwards as a writer for the TV-series Tales of the Texas Rangers between 1955 and 1958.
Frank Shannon and Buster Crabbe in Flash Gordon
Frank Connolly Shannon
July 27, 1874
|Died||February 1, 1959 (aged 84)|
|Other names||Francis Shannon|
|Occupation||Film, stage actor|
The 1961 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held at Wembley, London, England from 14–17 March 1961.In 1960 Judy Devlin married and returned to the championships as Judy Hashman, her sister Sue Devlin also married and became Sue Peard and decided to represent Ireland, the native country of her father and former men's champion Frank Devlin.1963 All England Badminton Championships
The 1963 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held at Wembley Arena, London, England from 19–23 March 1963.2012 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election
The 2012 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election. The shock result of the election came in Blythe where the Independent Ratepayers ousted a Tory Incumbent. Prior to the election, the defending councillor in Shirley West had joined the Greens, having previously sat as an Independent Liberal Democrat. Following the election another Shirley West Liberal Democrat councillor, Andy Hodgson, joined the Greens, taking their total up to 6 seats, and the Liberal Democrats down to 10.2013 Oklahoma Sooners football team
The 2013 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 119th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 15th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.
Conference play began at home on September 7 with a win against the West Virginia Mountaineers and ended in the annual Bedlam Series on December 7 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater with the Sooners upsetting the Cowboys 33–24 on the road. With the victory over the Kansas State Wildcats on November 23, head coach Bob Stoops got his 158th career win to move past Barry Switzer for the most wins in program history. After finishing the regular season with a record of 10–2 (7–2 in Big 12 play), finishing in a tie for second place in the conference, the Sooners received an at-large bid to play in the Sugar Bowl, where they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a final score of 45–31.Following the season, Jalen Saunders and Aaron Colvin were selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, along with Corey Nelson and Trey Millard in the seventh.Blondes at Work
Blondes at Work is a 1938 American crime mystery film directed by Frank McDonald and written by Albert DeMond. The film stars Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane. This is the fourth film in a series of Torchy Blane movies by Warner Bros. It was released on February 6, 1938. The film is followed by Torchy Blane in Panama.Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars is a 1938 Universal Pictures 15–chapter movie serial, based on the syndicated newspaper comic strip Flash Gordon. It is the second of the three Flash Gordon serials made by Universal between 1936 and 1940. The main cast from the first serial reprise their roles: Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Jean Rogers as Dale Arden, Frank Shannon as Dr. Alexis Zarkov, Charles B. Middleton as Ming the Merciless, and Richard Alexander as Prince Barin. Also in the principal cast are Beatrice Roberts as Queen Azura, Donald Kerr as Happy Hapgood, Montague Shaw as the Clay King, and Wheeler Oakman as Ming's chief henchman.
The serial was followed by Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940).Flash Gordon (serial)
Flash Gordon is a 1936 science fiction film serial. Shown in 13 chapters, it was the first screen adventure for the comic-strip character Flash Gordon that was invented by Alex Raymond only two years earlier in 1934. It tells the story of Flash Gordon's first visit to the planet Mongo and his encounter with the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless. Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon played the central roles. In 1996, Flash Gordon was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe is a 1940 American twelve chapter black-and-white science fiction serial film from Universal Pictures, produced by Henry MacRae, directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor, that stars Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles B. Middleton, Frank Shannon, and Roland Drew. The serial was written by George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, and Barry Shipman and was adapted from Alex Raymond's syndicated newspaper comic strip of the same name. It was the last of the three Universal Flash Gordon serials made between 1936 and 1940.
During the 1950s, all three of these Flash Gordon serials were directly syndicated to television by Motion Pictures for Television, along with many of Universal's other serial output. To avoid confusion with the Flash Gordon TV series airing around the same time, they were retitled Space Soldiers, Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars, and Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe.
In 1966 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe was edited down into two feature-length films for television syndication, Purple Death from Outer Space and Perils from the Planet Mongo, by King Features Syndicate. In the early 1970s, a third feature version was re-edited for the 16mm home movie market, using story material from the entire serial. It bore the title Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe and later appeared on television during the 1980s. Afterward, all three edited feature length versions became available through various public-domain video sellers, first on VHS videotape and later on DVD.
In the mid-1970s all three complete Universal Flash Gordon serials were shown chapter-by-chapter by PBS stations across the US, bringing them to a new generation of science fiction fans, two years before Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. From the late 1980s onward, all three serials became available on the home video market under their original theatrical release titles, chapters, and running times.Franco Prosperi
Franco Prosperi (2 September 1926 – 17 October 2004) was an Italian film director and screenwriter, active between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s.
Born Francesco Prosperi in Rome, Prosperi began his career as an assistant director with Mario Bava and with whom he also wrote several screenplays. In 1966, he made his directorial debut, credited as Frank Shannon, with the thriller film, Tecnica di un omicidio and over the years he built a solid reputation as a director of crime-action films. He also occasionally directed comedies (with Lando Buzzanca or Alighiero Noschese) and, in the final stage of his career, at the beginning of the 1980s, several low-budget sword and sorcery films.Frank Shannon (baseball)
John Francis Shannon (December 3, 1873 – February 27, 1934) was a Major League Baseball shortstop. He played in one game for the Washington Senators of the National League on October 1, 1892 and later played in 31 games for the Louisville Colonels in 1896. His minor league career stretched from 1893 to 1910, mostly in the New England League or the Eastern League.Icebound (film)
Icebound (1924) is a silent film drama produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by William C. deMille, and based on a 1923 Pulitzer Prize Broadway produced play of the same name by Owen Davis. This film production was made at Paramount's Astoria Studios. Actress Edna May Oliver returns to her role that she played in the Broadway version.
Icebound is now considered to be a lost film.Irish Open (badminton)
The Irish International or Irish Open in badminton is an international open held in Ireland since 1902 and is thereby one of the oldest badminton tournaments in the world. It was however interrupted by the two World Wars. This tournament is currently a part of the European Badminton Circuit and takes place at the beginning of December every year as part of the home nations loop of International tournaments that include the Scottish Open and the Welsh Open in consecutive weeks. The tournament for most part and in recent years has been an International Challenge rated event. The recent exception was in 2012 when the tournament was downgraded to International Series due to funding. Recent editions have been held in the Baldoyle Badminton Centre except for 2007 and 2011 tournaments which were held in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
The Irish Open was the first senior international title won by Spain's Carolina Marin at the age of 16 in 2009. Marin went on to win the European & World Championship in 2014 in Copenhagen as well as the coveted All England in 2015 in Birmingham, England before adding another world title in 2015. Marin then claimed Olympic Gold in Rio 2016. Other greats to lift the Irish Open title have been Kenneth Jonassen and Tine Rasmussen (Baun) of Denmark with Adam Cwalina of Poland the most prolific of champions in recent years with Men's doubles victories in 2011 (partnering Michal logosz) and back-to-back titles in 2013 & 2014 alongside Przemyslaw Wacha. Recent Irish winners have been Scott Evans (MS) in 2012 and Chloe Magee alongside Huang Bing in 2007. In 2018 Sam Magee reasserted himself as the most successful Irish badminton athlete of the modern era adding the Irish Open mixed doubles title to his European Games and European Championship medals. Sam Magee partnered his sister Chloe to the title, a part of the European badminton circuit, at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown.
In 2016 the Irish Open moved to the new National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown, Dublin as the first ever event in the new state of the art arena before its official opening in January 2017. The December 2017 edition reverted to an International Series level tournament which saw three Irish players/pairs reach the final.Louisville Colonels all-time roster
The following is a list of players and who appeared in at least one game for the Louisville Colonels franchise of Major League Baseball from 1882 through 1899. This includes the Louisville Eclipse of the American Association, as well as the Colonels of both the AA and the National League. Players in bold are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.Scottish National Badminton Championships
The Scottish National Badminton Championships is a tournament organised to crown the best badminton players in Scotland.
The tournament started in 1908 playing only mixed doubles and men's doubles.Scottish Open (badminton)
The Scottish Open in badminton is an open international championships held in Scotland since 1907 and is thereby one of the oldest badminton tournaments in the world. The tournament was halted during the two World Wars.The Eagle's Brood
The Eagle's Brood is a 1935 American Western film directed by Howard Bretherton and written by Doris Schroeder and Harrison Jacobs. The film stars William Boyd, James Ellison, William Farnum, George "Gabby" Hayes, Addison Richards, Nana Martinez and Frank Shannon. The film was released on October 25, 1935, by Paramount Pictures.El Toro the outlaw saves Hoppy's life, so Hoppy agrees to help find his missing grandson.The Prisoner of Shark Island
The Prisoner of Shark Island is a 1936 film loosely based on the life of Maryland physician Samuel Mudd, who treated the injured presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth and later spent time in prison after his controversial conviction for being one of Booth's accomplices. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, was directed by John Ford and starred Warner Baxter and Gloria Stuart.
Twentieth Century Pictures, before it merged with Fox, purchased the rights to the book The Life of Dr. Mudd by Nettie Mudd Monroe, the doctor's daughter. The film's credits, however, make no reference to Monroe or her book. Modern sources state that Darryl F. Zanuck, Twentieth Century's vice-president in charge of production, got the idea to make the film after he read an article in Time magazine about the prison camp for political prisoners on the Dry Tortugas island.The Return of Frank James
The Return of Frank James is a 1940 western film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney. It is a sequel to Henry King's 1939 film Jesse James. Written by Sam Hellman, the film loosely follows the life of Frank James following the death of his outlaw brother, Jesse James at the hands of the Ford brothers. The film is universally considered historically inaccurate, but was a commercial success and is notable as being the first motion picture for the actress Gene Tierney, who plays a reporter for the newspaper The Denver Star.Woman in the Dark (1934 film)
Woman in the Dark is an American film based on a 1933 short story by Dashiell Hammett. It was directed by Phil Rosen, filmed at Biograph Studios by Select Pictures, and released by RKO Radio Pictures.