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Niven in Enchantment (1948)
Niven in Enchantment (1948)

British actor David Niven's entertainment career began in 1932, where he was an uncredited extra in There Goes the Bride. Niven went on to appear in nearly a hundred films. His film credits include critical successes such as A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Bishop's Wife (1947), Carrington V.C. (1954), and Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Niven received two Golden Globe Awards for his performances in The Moon Is Blue (1953) and Separate Tables (1958); the latter performance also earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Niven also starred in the American television anthology series Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956), which earned him an Emmy nomination at the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards. (Full list...)

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Pula Arena

This is a panoramic view of the interior of the Pula Arena, a Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia. Constructed between 27 BC and AD 86, it is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world, and is the best-preserved ancient monument in the country. The amphitheatre appears on the Croatian ten-kuna banknote.

Photograph credit: Diego Delso

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