Lisa Ilyich (The Death of Ivan Ilyich) Lisa Ilyich is the daughter of the title character in Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich. While Ivan lies dying and reviewing his life, turning over all his decisions and actions, his daughter, alas, is not of such a philosophical bent. In her defense, let it be said that Lisa has been raised to be a self-absorbed young woman, much like her mother, whose interests lie in her beautiful appearance, her social standing and her suitors. How is she different from any other twenty-year old girl? The illness her father sustains, which leads to his death, is rather annoying to Lisa, and she is less than sympathetic and helpful to the invalid. In fact, she seems to blame her father for selfishly disrupting all of their lives by this very inconvenient malady. And we have the hint, in the father’s ruminations, of the possible future that might affect the daughter as well. She is young and beautiful now – introspection on the nature of her father’s may come later, as life deals with her as it may.
Don't Let's Talk About Lisa - a song by Lonestar
I'm Not Lisa - a song by Jessi Colter
Life after Lisa - a song by Bowling for Soup
Lisa - a song by UB40
Lisa - a song by Good Riddance
Lisa - a song by Roger McGuinn
Lisa (Does It Hurt You?) - a song by Phantom Planet
Lisa Likes Rock n' Roll - a song by Ian Hunter
Lisa Listen - a song by Lisa Loeb
Lisa Listen to Me - a song by Blood, Sweat & Tears
Lisa Says - a song by The Velvet Underground
Losing Lisa - a song by Ben Folds Five
Mona Lisa - a song by Britney Spears
Mona Lisa - a song by Elvis Presley
Mona Lisa - a song by Conway Twitty
Mona Lisa - a song by Wyclef Jean
Mona Lisa - a song by Nat King Cole
Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile - a song by David Allan Coe
My Lisa - a song by the Bay City Rollers
Sad Lisa - a song by Cat Stevens
Sweet Little Lisa - a song by The Notorious Cherry Bombs
Sweet Little Lisa - a song by Dave Edmunds
The Mask of Mona Lisa - a song by Bad Examples
You and The Mona Lisa - a song by Shawn Colvin
You Could Be My Mona Lisa - a song by Asteria
Lisa and the Lacemaker: An Asperger Adventure (Kathy Hoopmann) - When Lisa discovers a derelict hut in her friend Ben's backyard, she delights in exploring the remnants of an era long gone. Imagine her surprise when Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, and reveals that once she was a servant in those very rooms. The old lady draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the cross-crossing of threads; Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious lacemaker and put the past to rest. Recommended for ages uncertain.
Lisa in New York (Anne Gutman) - Lisa visits her favorite uncle in New York City and sees the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park. When she gets lost in Times Square while shopping for souvenirs, she is saved by her own cleverness—and a Statue of Liberty night-light. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Lisa's Airplane Trip (Anne Gutman) - Lisa's Airplane Trip is one of two titles launching the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series. Lisa experiences for the first time in her life what it is like to travel on an airplane when she flies by herself to meet her uncle in the United States. The meal, movie, and other passengers provide endless amusement for Lisa--until an unfortunate accident with her orange juice. Fortunately, a very nice flight attendant makes everything better with a quick wash in the bathroom, followed by a special trip to the cockpit. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Lisa, Bright and Dark: A Novel (John Neufeld) - A young girl’s journey toward the strange hypnotic world of madness, and about a group of her friends who unite to get her help. “Compassionate and tragic, an indictment of adults who refuse to get involved.”—The New York Times. “A surprise and a delight, despite its sobering theme.”—Austin American Statesman. “… skillfully constructed and more exciting than Neufeld’s previous, highly praised Edgar Allan.”—School Library Journal. New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year ’69. Hallmark Hall of Fame Production, NBC-TV. An International Best-Seller! Recommended got ages 10-14.
Famous People Named Lisa - Lisa del Giocondo (subject of da Vinci’s painting “Mona Lisa”); Lisa Loeb (singer/songwriter); Lisa Kudrow (actress); Lisa Bonet (actress); Lisa Lopes (rapper/singer-songwriter); Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis Presley, musician); Lisa Rinna (actress); Lisa Hartman Black (actress, wife of Clint Black); Lisa Lampanelli (comic); Lisa Ling (journalist); Lisa Niemi (actress, widow of Patrick Swayze)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lisa - Elvis Presley (American icon); Priscilla Presley (actress, former wife of Elvis); James Coburn (actor); Jim Henson (puppeteer); Joyce Brothers (radio personality); Larry Flynt (Penthouse founder/owner); Mister T. (actor); Tom Landry (football coach)
Lisa del Giocondo (c. 1479-1542) - Lisa del Giocondo was the subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, arguably the most famous painting in the world (and considered by some to be the very best). Little is known about Lisa del Giocondo’s life except that she was born into a respectable Florentine family; one with an old aristocratic name of importance but one whose wealth had diminished to middle-class levels by the time Lisa arrived. She married at the tender age of fifteen to a much older man, probably for love because the dowry offered by her family was less than her successful merchant husband may have otherwise gotten. Characteristic of Florentine families during the Italian Renaissance, the del Giocondos were art appreciators and it was Lisa’s husband who commissioned the painting by da Vinci circa 1503. The “Mona Lisa” portrayed Lisa in the typical fashion of the 15th and 16th century female ideal: that is, a model of virtue (poised upright and reserved with her hands crossed). Yet Lisa’s mysterious smile provides some level of intimacy between the woman and her viewer. The techniques used by da Vinci created an iconic enigma where we onlookers are voyeurs attempting to understand the emotion behind this woman named “Mona Lisa” (the term “Mona” is a title of respect, as in “my lady, Madonna”). Ironically the del Giocondos never received the painting; da Vinci kept it and traveled with it until his death. Da Vinci’s heir sold it to King François I of France where it remained with the monarchy possessions until the French Revolution, after which it belonged to the French people at its home at the Louvre (where it remains today under bullet-proof glass).