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THE California fantasy of a Hollywoodland sparkling with deep blue pools and glamorous starlets draped around them was all true, at least in the case of the Cole family. And not just any star would do for Fred Cole, a silent-screen actor turned swimwear...
Tags: Fashion Shows, Christian Dior, Sports, Swimming, Family
Times Staff WriterThis will be remembered as the season that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios found its way. Aside from one ill-advised men's underwear show, what was on the runway was polished and respectfully reflective of L.A.'s vibrant fashion industry....
By Shermakaye Bass Special to The Times Shopping for that perfect G-string? Seeking the definitive NBA tipsheet — or a zebra-striped chaise longue shaped like a platform shoe? Maybe so, maybe not. But isn't it great to know there is a town where...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCyd Charisse, who brought sizzle and sophistication to dance in such classic movie musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Silk Stockings," died Tuesday. She was 86. Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering an apparent...
Special to The TimesIn the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, the cover of a vintage brochure features a Victorian bathing beauty. "Anna Maria Beach, Florida's Famous Year-Round Resort!" trumpets the headline, ambitiously declaring it the greatest resort city in the state....
Special to The TimesThe great whale's breath exploded through two blowholes on top of its head, punctuating the stillness of a winter day. Doradillo Beach's grand expanse was empty, save for a few hardy souls who stood on the sand at low tide watching southern right whales...
Special to The TimesWith a plaster lamp in the shape of a poodle, Phyllis Morris built a home furnishings empire from a factory in West Hollywood. "As the decades went by, it became more and more frivolous to make furniture here," says the late designer's daughter, Jamie...
Obituary for Betty Jane Orbach, 1926-2013 Betty Jane Hall was born January 3, 1926, in Los Angeles. She and husband Kenny Orbach met at 14 at Manual Arts High School, and married at 20. While Kenny was at war in the Pacific Betty swam in Esther Williams&...
Tags: Frank Sinatra, Sports, Jimmy Durante, Swimming
Forest Lake, Minn.: Bruce E. Bollinger, age 53, of Forest Lake, Minn., passed away Dec. 31, 2012, in Fridley, Minnesota following a lengthy illness of Ataxia. Bruce was born May 18, 1959, in Bowdle, South Dakota, the son of Ervin R. and Shirley E....
MIAMI - On a breezeless downtown day, the Miami Art Museum seemed like an obligatory stop. Until I got there, and realized that a big chunk of the space was closed for installation. After a quick spin through an exhibit on the influence of the vinyl...
Tags: Shrimp, Onions, Havana (Cuba), Seafood, Miami Art Museum
VarietySid Grauman the genius and world's greatest picture house showman, the father of the $1.50 straight atmospheric film theater with a consistent policy along that line, is dedicating next week the dream of a life time, his $1,200,000 Chinese theater, in the...
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