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Southern Belle
The Southern belle
Southern belle
(derived from the French word belle, 'beautiful') is a stock character[1] representing a young woman of the American Deep South's upper socioeconomic class.Contents1 Origin 2 Characteristics 3 Criticism 4 In popular culture 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOrigin[edit] The image of the Southern belle
Southern belle
developed in the South during the antebellum era. It was based on the young, unmarried woman in the plantation-owning upper class of Southern society.[2]Sallie Ward, a Southern belleCharacteristics[edit] The image of a Southern belle
Southern belle
is often characterized by fashion elements such as a hoop skirt, a corset, pantalettes, a wide-brimmed straw hat, and gloves
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Tourism
Tourism
Tourism
is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.[1] Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism
Tourism
Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".[2] Tourism
Tourism
can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments
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Gone With The Wind (film)
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South
American South
against the backdrop of the American Civil War
American Civil War
and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie). Production was difficult from the start
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Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
is an American Flash animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Kyle Carrozza
Kyle Carrozza
specifically for Cartoon Network Video, being as
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X-Men
X-Men
X-Men
BlueAngel (past) Beast (past) Bloodstorm Cyclops (past) Iceman (past) Jimmy Hudson Magneto Marvel Girl (past) X-Men
X-Men
GoldColossus Kitty Pryde Nightcrawler Old Man Logan Prestige Storm X-Men
X-Men
RedJean Grey Nightcrawler Namor Wolverine Gambit Gentle Honey Badger TrinaryRosterSee: List of X-Men
X-Men
membersThe X-Men
X-Men
are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the characters first appeared in The X-Men
X-Men
#1 (September 1963)
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Dukes Of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
is an American action-comedy television series that aired on CBS
CBS
from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons
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Theme Park
An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes. A theme park is a type of amusement park that bases its structures and attractions around a central theme, often featuring multiple areas with different themes. Unlike temporary and mobile funfairs and carnivals, amusement parks are stationary and built for long-lasting operation
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Harper's Weekly
Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor, alongside illustrations. It carried extensive coverage of the American Civil War, including many illustrations of events from the war. During its most influential period, it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast.Contents1 History1.1 Inception 1.2 Civil War coverage 1.3 "President maker" 1.4 Early 1900s 1.5 1970s2 Publications 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Inception[edit]Harper & Brothers founders Fletcher, James, John and Joseph Wesley Harper (1860)Along with his brothers James, John, and Wesley, Fletcher Harper began the publishing company Harper & Brothers in 1825
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Florida
Florida
Florida
(/ˈflɒrɪdə/ ( listen); Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida
Florida
is the 22nd-most extensive (65,755 sq mi—170,304 km2), the 3rd-most populous (20,984,400 inhabitants),[11] and the 8th-most densely populated (384.3/sq mi—121.0/km2) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. About two-thirds of Florida
Florida
occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean
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Sweet Home Alabama (film)
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama
is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
on September 27, 2002. The film takes its title from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same name.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production3.1 Filming4 Release4.1 Critical response 4.2 Box office performance 4.3 Accolades5 Soundtrack 6 References 7 See also 8 External linksPlot[edit] On a stormy Alabama beach, Jake Perry shows Melanie Smooter the glass sculptures that result when sand is struck by lighting. They discuss their future together, with Jake asserting they will be married one day. In the present day, Melanie has changed her last name to Carmichael to hide her poor Southern roots. She is a successful up-and-coming fashion designer in New York City
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Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It is a film adaptation of Robert Harling's 1987 play of the same name. The play and film are about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own. The story is based on Robert Harling's real life experience of the death of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985 due to complications from Type 1 diabetes
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Wacky Races (1968 TV Series)
Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera
Hanna-Barbera
Productions.[1] features 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies throughout North America,[2] with each driver hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer." The cartoon had a large number of regular characters, with 23 people and animals spread among the 11 race cars. Wacky Races ran on CBS
CBS
from September 14, 1968, to January 4, 1969
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Jezebel (film)
Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film released by Warner Bros. and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis
Bette Davis
and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr. The film tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the antebellum period whose actions cost her the man she loves. The film is based on a 1933 stage play
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A Streetcar Named Desire (play)
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams[1] that received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Directed by Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
and written by Flagg and Carol Sobieski, it stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mary-Louise Parker. It tells the story of a Depression-era friendship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman. The centerpiece and parallel story concerns the murder of Ruth's abusive husband, Frank, and the accusations that follow
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Plantations In The American South
Plantations were an important aspect of the history of the American South, particularly the antebellum (pre-American Civil War) era
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