African Plains Coloring Book by Dianne Gaspas-Ettl, Coloring Books

By Dianne Gaspas-Ettl, Coloring Books

This fascinating coloring ebook, documenting the natural world of the African plains, will thrill colorists and nature enthusiasts alike. 41 sensible scenes (including 4 double-page spreads), meticulously researched and competently rendered through artist Dianne Gaspas-Ettl, depict various wild animals of their traditional habitats.
Included are ready-to-color illustrations of an impressive giraffe at a water gap, a matriarch and herd of African elephants, a cheetah with its younger on an deserted termite mound, a yellow-winged bat amid the blossoms of the baobab tree, village weaverbirds' nests placing from umbrella acacia, and lots more and plenty extra. Descriptive captions accompany every one representation, making a choice on topics by way of universal and Latin names and in short describing the environment.

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The distribution of film reels for the Panoram was exclusive to the Soundies Distributing Corporation of America, which released nearly two thousand Soundies during the company’s seven years of operation. Yet even early press lauding the Panoram as the next sure thing expressed some reservations about the quality of the product. ”8 Indeed, novelty and topicality were the primary operatives of the Soundie, with vaudeville-style acts, burlesque numbers such as Sally Rand’s “The Bubble Dance,” a flurry of numbers related to World War II, and comedy titles such as “Who Threw the Turtle in Mrs.

Some of these shorts are indistinguishable from Soundies in terms of their props, costuming, and lyric-based scenarios. Many telescriptions, however, filmed and recorded sound simultaneously in simple studio settings, resulting in significant shifts in tone and address. “Home,” a Snader Telescription by Nat “King” Cole feels markedly more intimate than some of his more elaborate Soundies; the tracks appear to be recorded directly, and the bare set and close camera work resemble a live televised performance.

Scopitones was far smaller than that of the French; artists included Debbie Reynolds, Nancy Sinatra, Neil Sedaka, Lou Rawls, Della Reese, January Jones, and the Hondells. The industry response to Scopitones, as to Soundies, often contained thinly veiled skepticism. 32 In an explicit attempt not to challenge the domain of the music-only jukebox, Scopitone avoided appeals to the burgeoning youth market. As Billboard assessed Harman-ee’s strategy: Programming is based on the theory that the machines will be placed in adult locations and that grown-ups want to hear familiar artists singing familiar songs.

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