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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 23: 1956 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: ADVERTISERS & "THE EGYPTIAN"

MY SELECTION NO. 23 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES" IS
"THE EGYPTIAN"
STARRING "EDMUND PURDOM", "BELLA DARVI", "JEAN SIMMONS", "VICTOR MATURE", "GENE TIERNEY", "PETER USINOV", AND "MICHAEL WILDING"!!



The Egyptian is an American 1954 epic drama film made by 20th Century Fox. Filmed in CinemaScope with color by DeLuxe, it was directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on Mika Waltari's novel of the same name and the screenplay was adapted by Philip Dunne and Casey Robinson. Leading roles were played by Edmund Purdom, Bella Darvi, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov and Michael Wilding. Cinematographer Leon Shamroy was nominated for an Academy Award in 1955. The Egyptian tells the story of Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), a struggling physician in 18th dynasty Egypt (14th Century BC.)
who is thrown by chance into contact with the pharaoh
Akhnaton (Michael Wilding). He rises to and falls from great prosperity, wanders
the world, and becomes increasingly drawn towards a new religion spreading throughout Egypt. His companions throughout are
his lover, a shy tavern maid named Merit (
Jean Simmons), and his corrupt but likable servant, Kaptah (Peter Ustinov).

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I DECIDED TO INCLUDE THE "ADVERTISERS" PAGES  (OVER 30) BECAUSE IT HIT ME THAT, NOT ONLY DO THEY SHOW SPECIAL CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES....PERSONAL MESSAGES TO THE GRADUATES WHICH THEY WOULD PROBABLY LIKE TO SEE AGAIN...AS WELL AS, THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT SUPPORT OF THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY...NOT JUST THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY...FOR INSTANCE, I NOTICED, AFTER NOW HAVING POSTED THE 1954, 1956, 1959, AND 1961 YEARBOOKS IN THESE MONTHS SINCE DR. AKINS' DEATH IN MARCH, THAT "MERRITT-SCHAEFER-BROWN", A LEADING BUSINESS ON CONGRESS AVENUE, WAS LISTED IN EACH ONE OF THEM...THEY OBVIOUSLY WERE STEADY SUPPORTERS OF ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL...I ALSO REALIZED THAT THESE PAGES ARE PROOF OF THE NUMEROUS BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES WERE IN AUSTIN AT THE TIME...IT IS PROOF THAT THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY WAS SELF-SUSTAINING...VIBRANT, PROFITABLE, AND, INDEPENDENTLY PROVIDING FOR ITS OWN NEEDS; AS WELL AS, DESIRES...SUPPORT WAS A COMMUNITY EFFORT WHICH, OF COURSE, INCLUDED THE AMAZING CHURCH LEADERSHIPS..MOST ARE STILL FUNCTIONING TODAY...THAT'S A BLESSING...IT SHOULD ALSO BE AN INSPIRATION TO US TO JOIN IN EFFORT TO RE-BUILD, REPLENISH, AND REVITALIZE THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY!!

I WILL PRESENT THE LAST PAGES OF THE 1956 L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK IN THESE FINAL FEW POSTS...















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