Sam Goldwyn

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 In 1928 O’Callaghan was the first citizen of the Irish Free State to win an Olympic gold medal. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Rumours about Dr Pat O’Callaghan decamping to America swirled about for years. Finally, on May 4th, 1938, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran a back page sto(...)

Sir Alexander Fleming,  discoverer of penicillin, studying  mould cultures at  his laboratory  in London. Photograph:   Peter Purdy/BIPs/Getty Images

Serendipity is unplanned fortunate discovery and occurs commonly in scientific discovery and product invention. It has played a prominent part in the (...)

Cedric Gibbons with his wife, Hollywood film star Dolores del Río, at Waterloo Station in London in 1936. Photograph: H Allen/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

High up in the Santa Barbara mountains, with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, is the unobtrusive two-storey villa that once housed Ireland’s(...)