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  Encyclopedia: Stanley Unwin (comedian)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stanley Unwin (June 7, 1911- January 12, 2002), born in Pretoria, South Africa, sometimes billed as Professor Stanley Unwin, was more than just a British comedian and comic writer.
Unwin's advice for those who have overeaten at Christmas dinner: Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Stanley Unwin (publisher) Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) was a British publisher, founder of the George Allen and Unwin house in 1914.
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 Stanley Unwin (comedian)
Stanley Unwin (1911 - 2002), sometimes billed as Professor Stanley Unwin, was more than just a British comedian and comic writer.
In 1961 Unwin collaborated with artist Roy Dewar on The Miscillian Manuscript, a kind of Unwinese travelogue with cartoons and collages by Dewar.
Unwin's advice for those who have overeaten at Christmas dinner: "If you've done an overstuffy in the tumloader, finisht the job with a ladleho of brandy butter, then pukeit all the way to the toileybox." more illustrative examples to follow; until then, deep thoughcus on your philositrode and dangly.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Stanley_Unwin_(comedian).html   (435 words)

 Stanley Unwin: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Stanley Unwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stanley Unwin was an editor at the British publishing company George Allen and Unwin at the time J.
Stanley Unwin was more than just a British comedian and comic writer, he was an inventor of his own language, Unwinese[?], referred to in the film Carry On Regardless as "goobledegook".
Unwin was lees active in later decades, but still made occasional appearances.
www.encyclopedian.com /st/Stanley-Unwin.html   (442 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Obituary: Stanley Unwin
To say that Stanley Unwin, who has died aged 90, was a comedian gives no idea of his unique brand of plausible malapropisms, grammatical distortions and straightfaced nonsense.
Unwin was born in South Africa, the son of a feckless father he scarcely knew and a mother who, on her return to England, dispatched him to boarding schools and children's homes.
Unwin gently tapped him on the shoulder: "What is the curriulode where the childers schools here?" he asked.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,3604,633524,00.html   (730 words)

 Sir Stanley Unwin
Stanley Unwin: Master of Nonsense - tribute from BBC News to the man who specialized in an unfathomable verbal style, replete with malapropisms and poetic gobbledegook.
STANLEY UNWIN, who has died aged 90, was a comedian and writer who made his name talking nonsense; unlike most who constructed such careers, however, "Professor" Unwin's utterances were constructed intentionally, and destructed to their illogical conclusion.
Stanley is a true veteran of Radios Golden Age, when the nation tuned in to the wireless to listen to The Goons, Round the Horne and Steptoe and Son.
www.bigbadugly.com /StanleyUnwinIndex.htm   (7159 words)

 Stanley Unwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stanley Unwin (comedian) for the comedic writer and performer, inventor of (also known as goobledegook).
Stanley Unwin (publisher) for the founder of George Allen and Unwin.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Stanley_Unwin   (135 words)

 George Allen & Unwin archive
Stanley Unwin, who had previously worked for his uncle T. Fisher Unwin, acquired an interest, and the firm of George Allen and Unwin Ltd was formally registered on 4 August 1914.
Unwin was a Nonconformist and a liberal thinker, and his views were often reflected in the books published by the firm, such as work by Bertrand Russell, J.A. Hobson, L.T. Hobhouse and Ramsay MacDonald.
In 1928 Unwin purchased the firm of Williams and Norgate, which was then sold to his remaining co-director, E.L. Skinner, as part of the deal which saw Skinner's departure from the firm in 1934.
www.library.rdg.ac.uk /colls/special/allenunwin.html   (912 words)

 BBC News | TV AND RADIO | Stanley Unwin: Master of nonsense
Born in June 1911 in Pretoria, South Africa, Stanley Unwin's career began unexpectedly when his mother tripped up one day, telling her son she had "falloloped over and grazed her kneeclapper".
Over the years, Stanley Unwin's voice was used for many television advertisements, including a memorable plug for Pirelli tyres, with subtitles being utilised to clarify his message.
Stanley Unwin's gentle humour was whimsical and typically British, bringing "wonderboldness and deep, deep joy" to fans including Spike Milligan, Ken Dodd and Tommy Cooper.
www.peterwilkinson.karoo.net /unwinstanley.htm   (427 words)

 Sir Stanley Unwin Letters, 1888, 1914-1966
Sir Stanley Unwin (1884-1968) was an author and head of the English publishing house of George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. which he established in 1914.
It may be assumed that Sir Stanley chose to separate them out from his business files (note, for example, the pencilled instructions on Priestley's letter to make a copy for the file) because these were letters from the now or soon-to-be famous and he wished to keep them in his personal files.
Letter, August 11, 1932, London, to Sir Stanley Unwin, explaining why a pamphlet he had written for the Fabian Society had not been submitted to George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. for publication and Leonard Woolf's role in all of this.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /Holland/masc/finders/cg4032.htm   (1226 words)

 BBC News | TV AND RADIO | Comedian Stanley Unwin dies
Professor Unwin, as he was affectionately known, found fame by twisting words into a nonsense language, which he called Unwinese, on radio and later TV in the 1940s and 1950s.
Unwin was also said to have influenced comedians such as Spike Milligan, Peter Cook, Freddie Starr and the Monty Python crew.
Unwin would double as the puppet in motion sequences and would be seen driving a car and walking with a briefcase.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/tv_and_radio/newsid_1759000/1759640.stm   (461 words)

 11-28-00: LOTR Publisher Unwin Obituary
Rayner Unwin, who has died aged 74, was born into the publishing business, being a son of Sir Stanley Unwin, whose dedication to the trade was total.
Allen and Unwin's major problem, acute in the mid-1980s, was being middle-sized, neither large enough to absorb overheads easily nor small enough to be quirky and buoyant.
Rayner Unwin, who was awarded the CBE in 1977, was a senior figure with the Publishers Association, notably for the 23rd International Publishers Association Congress of 1987, the first to be held in the UK since 1936, when his father had been in charge.
www.tolkien-movies.com /words/2000/11-28-00.shtml   (991 words)

 Independent, The (London): Tales of the City
STANLEY UNWIN, who died yesterday, was sometimes confused with Sir Stanley of Allen & Unwin, the original publishers of The Lord of the Rings.
I waited for someone to explain that Unwin's patois, called "gobbledegook", had an honourable tradition, was in fact a Middle English dialect from the hill villages of Mercia, and that he was its last fluent speaker.
Unwin was a BBC engineer who just made the whole thing up, inspired by his mother's quirky conversational hybrid of Mrs Malaprop and the Reverend Spooner.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_200201/ai_n9668509   (1158 words)

 Stanley Unwin (publisher) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) was a British publisher, founder of the (Click link for more info and facts about George Allen and Unwin) George Allen and Unwin house in 1914.
Tolkien submitted (Click link for more info and facts about The Hobbit) The Hobbit for publication, and Unwin paid his ten-year-old son Rayner Unwin a few pence to write a report on the manuscript.
Once the book became a success Unwin asked Tolkien for a sequel, which eventually became (Click link for more info and facts about The Lord of the Rings) The Lord of the Rings.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/stanley_unwin_(publisher).htm   (234 words)

 Professor Stanley Unwin
In the days of radio wireless, Unwin had a perfect medium by which to deliver his strange tales to a public that lapped up every world, revelling in its beauty and accrediting him the appellation of Professor.
Now heading through his 80's, Unwin is still active, but will be best remembered in posterity for his appearance in Carry on Regardless and his contribution to The Small Face's concept album Ogden's Nut Gone Flake where he narrates the tale of Happiness Stan.
Despite massive popularity in his heyday, there is very little else that is commonly available to expose his incredible work to the current generation; the internet itself is completely bare regarding other works he has performed and there is only the one photograph (shown) immortalising his existance.
www.hippy.freeserve.co.uk /unwin.htm   (299 words)

Father Unwin discovers that a gang of bogus vicars are responsible for a series of sabotage attacks on military installations and vehicles.
After one ofthe gang is hospitalised after their latest venture, Unwin masquerades as his replacement, a demolition expert, to infiltrate the gang, but he is soon exposed as an imposter...
Unwin and Matthew trail Mullins to Hazlewell Manor and join a frantic chase to retrieve the second plate from an old barn at Greenacre Farm.
www.fanderson.org.uk /epguides/serviceeg.html   (1097 words)

 Amazon.com: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (Originals) [IMPORT]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The narrative by the commedian Stanley Unwin who saddly passed away in January 2000 is a classic.
Stanley Unwin invented a language called Unwinese and got bit parts in films such as Chitty Chitty bang bang in 1968 and a carry on movie.
Stanley Unwin tells the story of our hero who on discovering half the moon is missing goes off in search of it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004W9H2?v=glance   (643 words)

 Action TV Online - The Secret Service episode guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Notes : Stanley Unwin was working on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when Anderson approached him about working on the series.
Notes : Unwin thought the puppet version of himself was very generous and made him appear handsome.
Unwin is aided by his miniaturized gardener, Matthew, who helps solve cases carried around in a briefcase equipped with a periscope and tool kit.
www.action-tv.org.uk /guides/secretservice.htm   (384 words)

 The World of Stanley Unwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was a bit of inspired mucking about that got Stanley his first broadcast and eventually his first fan letter.
Stanley was about to try a recording so he handed the microphone to Buck who then started ad libbing a commentary about an imaginary sport called the 'Fasche'.
The recording was played back to two of Stanley's producers, Peter Cairns and David Martin, who added some bizarre sound effects and got it aired on Pat Dixon's (later producer of the Goon Shows) 'Mirror of the Month' programme.
www.stanleyunwin.com /life_fame.htm   (445 words)

 Stanley Unwin (cómico)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), mandado la cuenta a veces como profesor británico,era más que apenas un cómico Stanley Unwin y escritor cómico.
En 1962 Unwin y el dewar produjeron la casa y Garbidge, un spoof el hogar de y los compartimientos de la forma de vida.
Unwin era menos activo en décadas más últimas, pero los aspectos ocasionales todavía hechos.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/st/Stanley%20Unwin%20%28c%F3mico%29.htm   (501 words)

 Lord of the Rings Movies Information | TheOneRing.net™ | News Archives
He was teaching philology in Oxford university and wrote Bilbo the Hobbit, a book that Rayner, son of Stanley Unwin, an English publisher, liked a lot.
Unwin asked for a sequel and he finally got it more than 15 years later, in 1954 and 1955, because Tolkien had made up his mind to create a whole universe.
Stanley Unwin guessed that the movie industry would love LoTR and decided with Tolkien to give it up for big money or glory.
www.theonering.net /perl/newsview/8/989506305   (1576 words)

 Science Fiction Movie and TV Reviews
Elderly parish priest Father Stanley Unwin (voice of Unwin) seems to live a sedate existence in his country vicarage, his needs tended to by his gardener, Matthew Harding (Files), and his housekeeper and cook, Mrs.
But Father Unwin is a man of more than one calling; not only is he a priest, he is a special operative for the government, answering to the B.I.S.H.O.P. (that is, British Intelligence Secret Headquarters Operation Priest).
Father Unwin, with Matthew lugged about in a specially outfitted suitcase, inconspicuously zips about the countryside in a bright yellow Model T Ford named "Gabriel," thwarting bad guys, thieves, spies, saboteurs and enemies of democracy with a minimum of fuss.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue351/screen3.html   (604 words)

 TV Timewarp - The Secret Service
Father Unwin and Matthew are called upon to overcome the barrier of diplomatic immunity in a not-so-simple case of theft.
This is the puzzle that lands Father Unwin and Matthew in the thick of international epionage.
Father Unwin and Matthew are given the task of finding a master spy, thought to be in the protection of a 'man of repute'.
www.tv-timewarp.co.uk /secret_service   (215 words)

 ‘Professor’ Stanley Unwin, who died on 12 January 2002, aged ninety, was a master of verbal imagery — turning words ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
‘Professor’ Stanley Unwin, who died on 12 January 2002, aged ninety, was a master of verbal imagery — turning words inside out and imparting to them a quirky surrealistic edge which somehow heightened their original meaning.
I met Stanley but once and it was a delight to have a little ‘tilty-elbow’ (as he put it) with him.
JG This is a saxophorial historical to celebrate the thirty years of Ronnie Scott’s speshlode in Frith Street or Sohothrall with gathery peoplode who have that joy to listen for these wonderful instrumolds that he has so manifepst.
www.ronniescotts.co.uk /ronnie_scotts/ronniescotts/150/18.htm   (770 words)

 So it's farewell to the master of gibberish? in The AnswerBank: People & Places
Stanley Unwin, a peculiarly English phenomenon, has died aged 90.
Dazed, she told young Stanley she had 'falloloped over and grozed her knee'.
Unwin, who had eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, continued his unique bedtime stories to the end.
www.theanswerbank.co.uk /Article2730.html   (499 words)

 -=[RedBookofWestmarch]=- J.R.R. Tolkien biography : tolkien bratt morgan bloemfontein christopher
She asked Tolkien to finish it, and presented the complete story to Stanley Unwin, the then Chairman of the firm.
The Hobbit was so successful that Stanley Unwin asked if he had any more similar material available for publication.
Rayner Unwin, Stanley Unwin's son, again played a an important role in accepting the story for publishing.
www.geocities.com /redbookofwestmarch/bio.htm   (1575 words)

 Unwin Tree - aqwg11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
UNWIN and he had a cousin named UNWIN who was a Martinet & Head Boy.
Worked for T. Fisher UNWIN as a key member of the business and was the main driving force behind that Publishing business.
CBE (Publisher, Chairman of George ALLEN & UNWIN publishers) was born 23 Dec 1925 and died 27 Nov 2000.
users.senet.com.au /~johda/unwintree/aqwg11.htm   (281 words)

 The Lord of the Rings: The Tale of a Text - The Tolkien Society
In 1952 the publishers estimated the price for a single volume would be at least £3 10s, and were looking into the possibility of publishing the work in two volumes, as well as for a cheaper printer.
Allen and Unwin appear not to have been informed that it would be re-set, and Tolkien did not proof the new text.
The Allen and Unwin second edition was photo-offset in a new American hardback edition by Houghton Mifflin on 27 February 1967.
www.tolkiensociety.org /tolkien/tale.html   (2751 words)

 A Blog of Bosh » 2002 » January
Stanley Unwin: Master of nonsense Professor” Stanley Unwin specialised in an unfathomable verbal style, replete with malapropisms and poetic gobbledegook.
BBC also has another obituary: Comedian Stanley Unwin dies, and a page with samples: Stanley Unwin Thinking of England on BBCi.
Few variety artistes have caught the public�s imagination quite like Stanley Unwin, the self-styled �Professor of Unwinese�, a glottal-stopped gobbledegookian language that sounded deceptively like English trying to swallow itself.
www.nonsenselit.org /wordpress/archives/2002/01   (232 words)

 Allen & Unwin - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
George Allen & Unwin Ltd. was a British publishing firm formed when Sir Stanley Unwin purchased the older firm of George Allen.
Rayner Unwin had just retired at the end of 1985, Merlin and Corydon Unwin having taken over,when the firm was amalgamated in 1986 with Bell & Hyman to form Unwin Hyman Limited.
It was over the objections of largest shareholder Unwin that Hyman sold the firm to HarperCollins, the book-publishing arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Allen_&_Unwin   (207 words)

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