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  • wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
  • A rich reddish-brown color like that of mahogany wood
  • The tropical American tree that produces this timber, widely harvested from the wild
  • reddish brown: a shade of brown with a tinge of red
  • any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
  • Hard reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree, used for high-quality furniture
  • Close the shutters of (a window or building)
  • (shutter) a hinged blind for a window
  • (shutter) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
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mahogany shutters - Mahogany
Ross stars as a Chicago secretary who becomes an internationally acclaimed model and fashion designer.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Rating: PG
Release Date: 1-MAY-2007
Media Type: DVD

One simple question, people: Do you know where you're goin' to? And furthermore, Do you like the things that life is showin' you? These questions are posed in the unavoidable theme song (a huge Seventies hit) from Mahogany, a splashy, diva-sized vehicle for Diana Ross. Miss Ross was hot off her unexpected and critically approved starring role in Lady Sings the Blues when she embarked on this musical, a rags-to-riches saga of a Chicago girl who dreams of being a fashion designer but becomes a supermodel instead. Original director Tony Richardson was replaced behind the camera by Motown founder and puppetmaster supreme Berry Gordy, who knew something about turning Ross into an idealized vision of femininity (for more on their relationship, check out the fictionalized version in Dreamgirls).
Ross looks a little overwhelmed by the plot machinations, which take her from the orbit of a regular-guy activist (Billy Dee Williams) into the glam world of European fashion--the latter courtesy of a cranky, unstable photographer played by Anthony Perkins. Perkins is sky-high fun in this thing, as though he suspected the movie was in trouble and decided to let the tics and nerviness fly. These days Mahogany is treasured either as a fond childhood memory or as a ripe camp-fest, and that's probably about where it belongs. Still, it looks positively restrained next to the other big diva musical of the same historical moment, Barbra Streisand's 1976 A Star is Born. --Robert Horton

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There is an add-on roller blind shutter which is made by Thornton Pickard. This pushes on to the lens. The way it works is that the brass screw is turned the required number of turns, depending on what shutter speed you want. The instructions are on the ivory plate on the shutter: 15 turns will give you a shutter speed of 1/90 of a second. You then pull the red tassel until you can see the word SET inside the shutter, and then pump up the small rubber orange bulb on the side of the mechanism. This lifts the metal bar which releases the shutter. As the bulb is not working at the moment (the tubing has perished), the shutter can be released manually.
PAR Shutter Houses Living Room
PAR Shutter Houses Living Room
Shutter Houses, located in Hollywood provides higher density, in-fill housing for six loft residences on a typical residential plot. Common materials in new contexts inspire the simplicity of this three story building. The facade is seemingly wrapped with a random pattern of glazing, creating a sense of unity and breaking from a traditional townhome typology. An exterior system of aluminum sliding shutters modulate light and air while creating a dynamic facade that reflects the needs of building occupants.

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