Biography: Melvyn Douglas 1972-1980

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Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980

Biography: Melvyn Douglas 1972-1980

The interviews contained in this project revolve around the life of Melvyn Douglas and include information about his biographical history, his family, his theatrical, motion picture, and television acting career, and his efforts during World War II. The interviewees include fellow actors and actresses, the man himself, former employees, and others who came into contact with Melvyn Douglas throughout his life.

35 interviews; Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials

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Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961

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American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Dashiell Hammett Papers, 1923-1974. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 85058436 Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland on May 27, 1894 to a family long in the county. After working as a youth to help support his family, he left home in 1914 and worked as a detective before enlisting in the U.S. Army during Wo...

Committee for the First Amendment.

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Chavoor, Evie

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United Service Organization

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United Nations Development Programme.

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Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937

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Rome, Harold

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Composer and lyricist Harold Rome was born in Hartford, Conn. on May 27, 1908. He came to prominence in 1937 with his revue Pins and Needles; his 1962 musical I Can Get it for your Wholesale provided the Broadway debut of Barbra Streisand. Both of these shows are represented in the Library's Rome Collection. He died in New York on Oct. 26, 1993. From the description of Harold Rome collection, 1937-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129959 Harold Rome, composer and author...

Civilian Defense Committee

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Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990

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Schaeffer, George

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Columbia pictures

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Harry Cohn, who ran the company until his death in 1958, founded Columbia Pictures in 1924. Cohn was responsible for developing such stars as Rita Hayworth and the Three Stooges and for hiring director Frank Capra. In 1968 Columbia Pictures was reorganized as Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. with Columbia Pictures as a major division. From the description of Columbia Pictures records, 1934-1974. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 46542525 ...

Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory

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Motion Picture Democratic Committee.

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Spacewak, Bella

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Harris, Julie (Julie A.)

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Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Julie Harris : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597811 ...

Viertel, Berthold

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Habbibullah

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LUBITSCH, ERNST

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Douglas

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Cobb, Humphrey, 1899-1944

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Leonard, William Elroy

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Monar, Clarence

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Olson, Culbert L. (Culbert Levy), 1876-1962

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Olson was governor of California, 1939-1943, and Utah state senator. From the description of Culbert L. Olson papers, 1912-1949. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122501719 Olson was Governor of California from 1939-43. From the description of Letter : Sacramento, Calif., to Owen S. Adams, Los Angeles, Calif., 1941 May 29. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23239185 ...

Dunn, Irene

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United Nations relief and rehabilitation administration

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United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was established in 1943. Its purpose was to provide for the relief of war victims in any area under the control of any of the United Nations. Its operations came to an end in 1946. From the description of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration records, 1943-1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 298686802 The Bureau of Services was previously known as the Bureau of Area...

Hesselberg, Lena Shackleford

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Wright, Frank Lloyd

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Roosevelt, Jimmy

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Reiner, Louise

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Tandy, Jessica

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Ratoff, Gregory, 1897-1960

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Jellifs

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authors War Board

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Douglas, Melvyn

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Actor; interviewee b. 1901, d. 1981. From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451630 From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131510 ...

United Nations

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In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1966

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Stuart, Don, 1943-

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Fight for Freedom Committee.

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Biographical/Historical Note Private organization lobbying for American intervention in World War II. From the guide to the Fight for Freedom Committee records, 1940-1942, (Hoover Institution Archives) The national Fight for Freedom Committee, formed in New York City in April, 1941, favored the immediate entry of the United States into World War II to aid in the defeat of Hitler. The Committee's honorary chai...

Hope, Bob

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Playmongers

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Lusk, Milton

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Sondergaard, Gale, 1899-1985

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Cosmopolitan School Association

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University of Toronto

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Devries, Peter

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Dramatics

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Claire, Ina, 1892-1985

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Married name: Ina Claire Wallace (1895-1985). From the description of Ina Claire papers, [ca. 1900-1985?]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122502049 Ina Claire Wallace was a prominent actress in the 1900s. She was born Ina Fagen, but used her mother's maiden name, Claire, as her stage name. She began performing at age thirteen and performed on stage and in the movies. From the description of The Ina Claire Wallace papers. 1893-1985. (Uni...

Malone, William, 1953-

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Wolcott, Alexander, 1758-1828

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Cohn, Harry

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Gibson, Phil

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Hopkins, Miriam, 1902-1972

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Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957

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Cukor, George

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Albee, Edward, 1928-....

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Playwright. Alan Schneider b. 1917, d. 1984. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Albee and Alan Schneider : oral history, [1960-1961?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147359 American author, director and producer, Edward Albee has won numerous awards for his plays. From the description of Edward Albee scripts, 1949-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652505 Edward Albee, playwright. ...

Segall, Gabriel

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Shumlin, Herman, 1898-1979

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Greek War Relief Fund

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Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

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American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650 American journalist & editor. From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346 Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century. From the description of Pittsburgh: a city as...

Newman, Paul Douglas

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Brown, George Douglas, 1869-1902

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Epithet: of Pittendriech, Master of Angus British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000508.0x000348 Epithet: of Pittendreich, brother of Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000508.0x000347 Epithet: Master-gunner of Fort William, in Scotland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person ...

United States. Office of War Information

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Kaghan was the Chief of the Basic News Division, News and Features Bureau, in the Office of War Information; he was based in New York City. From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864677 During World War II, Carl Zigrosser spent a year co-ordinating a project for the Office of War Information. The program organized 4 sets of prints by American artists to uses as propaganda tools overseas. The ...

Muni, Paul, 1895-1967

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Paul Muni (Mehilem Weisenfreund), actor of stage and screen, was born in Austria on September 22, 1895. Muni's early career on the American stage was in the Yiddish theater where he acted under the name Muni Weisenfreund. His first role was in the production TWO CORPSES AT BREAKFAST in 1908. During the years 1908 through 1926 he toured in Yiddish theater productions becoming a member of the Yiddish Art Theatre in 1918. Paul Muni married Bella Finkel an actress of the Yid...

Clifton, Florence G. Susie

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Cohen, Meyer

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Conreid, Hans

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Communist Party

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Dietrich, Marlene, 1901-1992

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Marlene Dietrich (b. December 27, 1901, Berlin, Germany–d. May 6, 1992, Paris, France) was a German actress and singer. Throughout her long career, spanning from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich acted on the stage and in silent films. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), and Desire (1936). Throughout World War II, she was a high-profile entertainer in the United St...

Stokowski, Leopold

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Smith, Lois

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Douglas, Gregory A.

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Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

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Chancellor of Germany. From the description of Papers of Adolf Hitler, 1938-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450921 As a result of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on July 20 1944, Adolf Hitler suffered ruptured eardrums from the detonation of an explosive device. The radiographs under reference are reported to have been produced subsequent to these events. From the description of Radiographs : Adolf Hitler. [1944-1970] (New York Academy of Medicine)....

Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980

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Harold Clurman, director, author, teacher, critic, and occasional actor, was born Harold Edgar Clurman on September 18, 1901, in New York City, son of Samuel M. and Bertha (Saphir) Clurman. Mr. Clurman was co-founder of the Group Theatre (1931) and was made executive consultant of the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. He became theater critic for "The Nation" in 1953 and also wrote for the "London Observer", "New Republic" and "Tomorrow Magazine". He married Stella Adler in 1943, he later mar...

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Wisconsin Union

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few friends, where he pe...

Lovejoy, Frank

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Ferrar, Joe

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University of Minnesota.

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The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...

Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926

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American socialist leader. From the description of Eugene V. Debs letters, 1885-1926, to Frank X. Holl. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867567 Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Jean Daniel and Marguerite Marie Debs. He married Katherine Metzel in 1885. During the 1870s he served as an official of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF) and editor of Locomotive Fireman's Magazine. He resigned from the BLF in 1892 to begin organizing the ...

International Refugee Organization.

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The International Refugee Organisation (IRO) was a non-permanent specialised agency of the United Nations. It came into being on 20 Aug 1948. Its functions were previously carried out by a Preparatory Commission (PCIRO), which assumed on 1 Jul 1947 functions formerly exercised by its predecessor organisations: The League of Nations; the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees; the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the allied armies. The IRO was ...

LaGuardia, Fiorella

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Democratic Party

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Hopper, Hedda, 1890-1966

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Welles, Orson

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Nathan, George

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Malone, Bill C.

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Bill C. Malone, professor emeritus of history at Tulane University, is known for his cultural and historical studies of country music. During the spring 2000 semester, Malone served as the first Lehman Brady Chair Professor, a joint position shared between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. From the description of Bill C. Malone collection, 2000. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 70787493 Bill C. Malone received his Ph.D. in 1965...

Totheroh, Dan

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Biography Dan Totheroh -actor, playwright, director and novelist -was intimately connected with the theater during his entire lifetime. Born in Oakland in 1894, he wrote his first play in high school and went from there directly onto the professional stage, acting with Nance O'Neil in stock at the San Francisco Alcazar Theatre. He also began writing vaudeville sketches, toured the Pantages and Orpheum vaudeville circuits and eventually made h...

Mann, James R. (James Robert), 1856-1922

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Lawyer and U.S. representative from Illinois. From the description of Papers of James R. Mann, 1887-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80911537 ...

March, Fredric, 1897-1975.

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RKO Pictures

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Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins was born on April 10, 1880 (some sources say 1882) in Boston, Massachusetts. She was christened Fannie Coralie Perkins but later changed her name to Frances. She was the daughter of Frederick W. Perkins, the owner of a stationer's business, and Susan Bean Perkins. The family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1882. After attending Worcester Classical High School, Perkins entered Mount Holyoke College in 1898. She was president of her class and majored in chemistry and physics, ...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962), wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was an especially active and visible First Lady who, it was claimed, did more to popularize the Roosevelt administration than any other person or factor. Her innumerable trips across the country and visits to workers and their families did much to promote her as one of the people, a democrat with a small "d." She was the first president's wife to hold White House press conferences, and millions of p...

Chicago Conservatory of Music

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Baruch, Joan

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Brando, Marlon

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McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980

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Niven, David, 1971-

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Red Channels

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Randall, Tony, 1920-2004

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Tony Randall, actor and director, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 26, 1920. He began his career as a stage actor in productions such as Candida, Caesar and Cleopatra and Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, to name a few. His films include: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mating Game, Pillow Talk, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers and The Brass Bottle, among others. His television credits include: Mr. Peepers, The Tony Randall Show, ...

Malone, Nancy

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Douglas, Marvin

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