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A frizzy-haired old woman wearing sandals used to sit on a stoop at the Palais-Royal in Paris. If people took her for a tramp, what did she care? Her extraordinary life was almost over. Now she could spend her afternoons eyeing passersby and cooing at...
Tags: Children, Celebrities, Family, Death, Paris (France)
Brand XWith Labor Day behind us, white shoes are retired until next summer and Southland denizens have finally returned from vacations and are settling into September. With a captive metropolis, art galleries are in full bloom with a weekend of wall-to-wall...
Brand XIn his Los Angeles live solo debut, goth legend Steven Severin (he of Siouxsie and the Banshees fame) will be appearing at the Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater for two evenings, adding moody live scores to several surrealist silent shorts (including...
Show TrackerâSCOUNDRELSâ: Cheryl (Virginia Madsen) realizes she may need a good attorney on a new episode at 9 p.m. on ABC. SERIES Earth Wonders: This new travel series opens with visits to Niagara Falls, Africa's Ngorongoro crater, Redwoods National Park, I...
The Show That Smells A Novel Derek McCormack Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
'The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman' by Karen KarboCoco Chanel is known for saying "a woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future" and "fashion passes, style remains." But did she? Bons mots have been attributed to her because they seemed like the kind of thing the witty, sharp-tongued fashion icon might...
Special to The TimesSteven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
He loved butter and practical jokes, had an insatiable appetite and was inclined to start his mornings by shaving outdoors with two magnums of Champagne on ice by his side. At one point, nearly half of the Michelin three-star chefs in France had trained...
Tags: Julia Child, Michelin Group, Butter, Death, Book
Playing With the Grown-Ups A Novel Sophie Dahl Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24 "She does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew...
Times Staff WriterParis — PERHAPS the extreme opulence in Paris last week speaks to a world that now has 8.7 million millionaires, for whom a $100,000 made-to-order couture gown is a nice little trifle. Whatever the reason, the city was dripping with money and...
Tags: Shoulders, Russia, Eyewear, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier
Times Staff WriterAs much as any country on the globe, France has made great films during every decade of cinema's existence, and Paris shops have the paper evidence to prove it. The city has numerous places to buy posters, magazines and books, stores that are fertile...
VarietyUpon seeing Jean Cocteau's classic "Beauty and the Beast," Greta Garbo reportedly remarked, "Give me back the beast!" Nowadays, audiences should pretty much feel the same way after watching any retelling of Robert Louis Stephenson's "Jekyll & Hyde."...
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