Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire) Stanley Kowalski is the memorable brute of Tennessee William’s famous 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire, and he is inextricably bound up in the persona of Marlon Brando, who played the role both on Broadway and in the 1951 film adaptation. Stanley is a working class Polish-American World War II Army vet with very simple tastes and expectations – he provides a paycheck and his wife sees to his every comfort, starting with sex. He likes to bowl and play poker with the boys. All this is well and good, until his wife’s sister, the fading Southern belle, Blanche Dubois, turns up. Her disdain for his “ape-like” demeanor and manners, and her appeals to her sister to leave him, enrage Stanley. All of his self-protective armor is polished up for battle against a dainty, alcoholic woman who is fast losing her grip on reality. It is not enough that he ferrets out and broadcasts her shameful secrets, not enough that he sabotages her blossoming relationship with one of his friends, not enough that he attacks and rapes her. Ultimately, Stanley is responsible for Blanche’s descent into madness and for her sister’s decision to have her institutionalized. And for his troubles, Stanley keeps his loyal wife, and adds a son to the family unit.
Mr. Stanley - a song by John Hiatt
Stanley Here I Am - a song by Airheadz
Stanley Kubrick - a song by Mogwai
Stanley Road - a song by Paul Weller
Wake Up Stanley - a song by Slapstick
And I Mean It, Stanley (Crosby Bonsall) - A little girl builds a "truly great thing" out of junk. Her friend Stanley is nowhere to be found. But who is Stanley anyway? What a mystery! Until the great thing is almost complete, that is. Then, it's playtime, and there's just no stopping Stanley. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Stanley & Norman: Bad Boy Basset Brothers (Frank Monahan) - A heartwarming story of two Basset Hound brothers whose adventures gently teach lessons about growing up and listening to their parents. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Stanley & Norman: Basset Brothers Backyard Buddies (Frank Monahan) - Stanley & Norman are having trouble making friends. The Sister helps them understand what it takes to make friends with all their backyard buddies. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Stanley (Syd Hoff) - Because Stanley does not act like his fellow cavemen, they chase him away. But then Stanley invents the house and becomes a hero in this thought-provoking, funny story about an early nonconformist. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Stanley and the Class Pet (Barney Saltzberg) - Uh-oh! Stanley learns the hard way not to bow to peer pressure in a gently humorous tale about responsibility — and the value of supportive friends. Finally! It is Stanley’s turn to take the class pet home for the weekend. He can’t wait to show Figgy to his mother and spend some quality time taking care of the bird. But when Figgy flies the coop, Stanley is faced with a very tricky problem. What to do? And whose fault is it, really — his, for agreeing to open Figgy’s cage, which he knew was a bad idea, or Larry Finchfeather’s for suggesting it? In this third story about the lovably earnest Stanley Birdbaum, everyone’s favorite hamster once again finds a way to make things right — with a little help from his friends. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Stanley at Sea (Linda Bailey) - Stanley's thrown his party -- and braved his wild ride. Now Stanley and his pals embark on an adventure that makes sea dogs of them all! It's picnic time in the park -- but not for Stanley. He knows he's not supposed to beg, but his people are always eating. And Stanley is always hungry! After he's told to "get," Stanley wanders down by the river where he runs into Alice, Nutsy and Gassy Jack. Soon their keen noses lead them to a delicious treat on a small boat with no people in sight. When the boat's mooring comes loose, they float away with the current down the river, under a bridge and then out to sea! It's a scary new world where the sky stretches in every direction and big waves crash. The dogs know that when you're Outside, sooner or later you always come to a fence. When suddenly through the mist they see what looks like a very tall fence, they know they've come to the End of Outside! But what kind of fence is this? Recommended for ages 3-6.
Stanley Finnigan and the Race Around the Universe (Dan Cuoco) - Stanley Finnigan is a normal seventh grade kid in a quiet town. He has to deal with the regular stresses of middle school life, like tests, teachers, and Trevor, the school bully. Stan’s best friends, Richey and Betsy, help him get through the daily grind, but an embarrassing encounter with Trevor in Science class leaves him humiliated. To make matters worse, Bryan, the newest dork in school, is thrown into his group Science project. Everything takes a turn for the strange when a mysterious space ship intercepts the kids on their way home from school. Stan and his friends quickly find themselves attempting to complete a week-long race through the Universe to recover four unique relics. He has to overcome furry birds, space slugs, asteroid fields, and giant robots in this life-or-death mission to return home. Stan and his friends need to learn how to work together in order to survive the seemingly insurmountable odds set before them. Recommended for ages 11-14.
Stanley's Little Sister (Linda Bailey) - Stanley's home life goes awry when he suddenly finds himself with a new, feline "sister." Making friends with this perplexing creature is not easy. Stanley's big, friendly sniff is met with an abrupt THWACK! from the cat's paw. "ROWP!" yelps Stanley. No fair! Even less fair is the way his people blame him for causing trouble when all he's trying to do is make friends! Is it Stanley's fault the cat doesn't understand dog talk? Given time and a bit of mutual understanding, can peace and purring reign in Stanley's house? Young readers familiar with the "dog's eye view" of Stanley and his world will rejoice at the addition of Fluffy the cat. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Stanley's Party (Linda Bailey) - Stanley's people go out a lot. Stanley is a good dog, but one night, while they're away, the temptation becomes too great and he sneaks up onto the couch. What a wonderful experience! Soon he's also blasting the music, dancing around the living room and raiding the fridge. Stanley's never had so much fun! But after a couple of weeks something is missing, and Stanley realizes that partying alone has lost its thrill. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Stanley's Wild Ride (Linda Bailey) - Stanley's Party may have come to an end ... but our favorite party animal's back and ready to roll! Stanley knows he's not supposed to leave the yard, but he's dog-tired of it. So when he discovers a way out ? he's gone! A few escapes later, five dogs are on the lam. And with Stanley in the lead, they're off to have the kind of fun you can't find in a yard -- chasing tomcats, sampling tasty garbage and soaking fire hydrants. Then, late at night, atop the steepest hill in town, they come upon a mysterious wheeled thing. And before you can say "Hot dog!" Stanley's off on the ride of a lifetime! Recommended for ages 3-6.
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Jeff Brown) - Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite! And that's only the start of Stanley's adventures. In these four tales, Stanley also becomes invisible and helps nab some bank robbers, journeys to outer space to rescue aliens, and, after being rounded out, turns flat—again! One thing is for sure: There's nothing Stanley Lambchop can't do! Tons more titles in this series! Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Stanley - Stanley Kubrick (film director); Stanley Kirk Burrell (aka MC Hammer, musician); Stanley Tucci (actor); Stanley Matthews (English footballer); Stanley Baldwin (British politician); Stanley Clarke (jazz musician)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Stanley - Dido (British singer)
Stanley - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Stanley.