Mrs. Miniver was a fictional character created by Jan Struther in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns for The Times, later adapted into a movie of the same name. Jan Struther was the Pen name of Joyce Anstruther, later Joyce Maxtone Graham and finally Joyce Placzek ( June 6 1901 &ndash Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. Mrs Miniver is a 1942 Drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson in the title role
The Times columns were short reflections on everyday life, based in part on Struther's own family and experiences. While the columns started out as lighthearted domestic scenes where the outside world barely intruded, the approach of World War II slowly brought darker global concerns into Mrs. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Miniver's world. One of the more memorable pieces appears near the middle of the series, where the Minivers get gas masks.
The columns were first published in book form in 1939, shortly after the outbreak of war. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Struther stopped the regular newspaper columns that year, but wrote a series of letters from Mrs. Miniver, expanding on the character's wartime experiences. These were published in later editions.
The book became an enormous success, especially in the United States, where Struther went on a lecture tour shortly after the book's release. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Although the US was still neutral, the tribulations of the Miniver family as war with Nazi Germany arrived engaged the sympathy of the American public sufficiently that President Franklin D. Roosevelt credited it for hastening America's involvement in the war, and Winston Churchill claimed that it had done more for the Allied cause than a flotilla of battleships. Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874 (Actually Churchill is quoted by Bernard Wasserstein, in his book "Barbarism and Civilization", as saying that the book (and later the film) was worth. . "six divisions of war effort". The bottom line of the thought is however the same. )
Main article: Mrs. Miniver (film)
- The film adaptation of Mrs. Mrs Miniver is a 1942 Drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson in the title role Miniver was produced by MGM in 1942 with Greer Garson in the leading role and William Wyler directing. The year 1942 in film involved some significant events in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest films of all time Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson, CBE ( September 29, 1904 - April 6, 1996) was an English-American actress who was William Wyler ( July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a four-time Academy Award -winning motion picture director Under the influence of the American Office of War Information, the film attempted to undermine Hollywood's prewar depiction of England as a glamorous bastion of social privilege, anachronistic habits and snobbery in favour of more democratic, modern images. The United States Office of War Information (OWI was a US government agency created during World War II to consolidate government information services England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland To this end, the social status enjoyed by the Miniver family in the print version was downgraded and increased attention was given to the erosion of class barriers under the pressures of wartime.
- The film exceeded all expectations, grossing $5,358,000 in North America (the highest for any MGM film at the time) and $3,520,000 abroad. In Britain, it was named the top box office attraction of 1942. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 555 of the 592 film critics polled by American magazine Film Daily named it the best film of 1942. The Film Daily was a daily publication that existed from 1915 to 1970
- A sequel to Mrs Miniver, The Miniver Story was made by the same studio in 1950 with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reprising their original roles. The Miniver Story is a 1950 film Sequel to the successful 1942 film Mrs Miniver. The year 1950 in film involved some significant events Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios The characters were based on those in the original film, but their creator, Jan Struther, did not participate in the sequel.
In 1960 CBS Television presented Mrs Miniver starring Maureen O'Hara, Juliet Mills and Keir Dullea
External links Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons on 17 August 1920 in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish film actress Juliet Maryon Mills, (born 21 November 1941) is an English Character actress, born to the famous theater family of actor Sir John Mills Keir Dullea (kɪr duˈleɪ born May 30, 1936) is an American actor perhaps best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman he portrayed Mrs Miniver's problem is a Geometry problem about Circles Given a circle A find a circle B such that the area of the intersection of A and B is equal to the
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