A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

John Miljan

John Miljan (Serbian: Јован Миљановић; November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor of Serbian origin. He appeared in 201 films between 1924 and 1958. He was the tall, smooth-talking villain in Hollywood films for almost four decades, beginning in 1923. He made his first talking debut in 1927 in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Musician inviting audiences to see the upcoming landmark film. In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He is best remembered as General Custer in Cecil B. De Mille's epic The Plainsman.

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He died from cancer in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He was married to Victoire Lowe and adopted her two sons from her first marriage to Creighton Hale, the actor.

Selected filmography:

  • The Lone Chance (1924)
  • Silent Sanderson (1925)
  • The Devil's Circus (1926)
  • The Little Snob (1928)
  • The Unholy Night (1929)
  • Hardboiled Rose (1929)
  • The Woman Racket (1930)
  • The Unholy Three (1930)
  • The Sea Bat (1930)
  • Iron Man (1931)
  • Arsène Lupin (1932)
  • The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
  • Whistling in the Dark (1933)
  • What! No Beer? (1933)
  • Young and Beautiful (1934)
  • The Ghost Walks (1934)
  • Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
  • Mississippi (1935)
  • Tomorrow's Youth (1935)
  • Private Number (1936)
  • The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
  • Emergency Squad (1940)
  • Women Without Names (1940)
  • Obliging Young Lady (1942)
  • The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
  • I Accuse My Parents (1944)
  • The Merry Monahans (1944)
  • Back to Bataan (1945, uncredited)
  • Stampede (1949)
  • Samson and Delilah (1949) - Lesh Lakish
  • The Ten Commandments (1956) - The Blind One
  • The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) - Chief Tomache
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982 - archive footage)

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John David Brcin

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A statue of a Sioux warrior on a rearing horse, proposed and modeled by Serbian-born sculptor John David Brcin (1899–1983), realized by Matthew Placzek in the late 1920s for the entrance to the Joslyn Memorial.

The biggest commission Brcin has executed — and one of the choicest of his era in the United States — was for the Joslyn Memorial, Omaha, a handsome marble building with picture galleries and an auditorium adaptable as a theater, given by Mrs. Sarah H. Joslyn to be the city’s center for painting, sculpture, music, literature, the drama and cultural arts in general. It is a $3,000,000 structure, dedicated to George A. Joslyn, a pioneer “patent-medicine man” of Omaha who became the city’s wealthiest capitalist, founded various enterprises, including the Western Newspaper Union, and died in 1918.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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