Claridge's has let the TV cameras in and the result is a runaway reality hit. But what's it really like to spend the evening there? Unforgettable, say John Walsh and Charlotte Philby
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Monday 22 June 2009
What are you wearing right now?
White jeans by CC, a ‘peace’ graphic T-shirt and a ‘peace, love and an open heart’ necklace. I’m feeling very peaceful today!
Friday 05 June 2009
It’s taken the best part of a century to achieve the transition of Frank Wedekind’s Lulu from femme fatale to victim.
Friday 24 April 2009
Shortly after the Hollywood photographer Sam Shaw died in 1999, his three children Larry, Edie and Meta founded the Shaw Family Archives in New York. It is full of thousands of his images dating back to the 1940s and including some never before seen shots of Audrey Hepburn. The family – including granddaughter, Melissa, who now runs the archive – has decided to release a clutch of Hepburn photographs in celebration of what would have been her 80th birthday, on 4 May. They will be exhibited at London's Proud Central, along with some of Shaw's much-loved Marilyn Monroe shots.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Sir Bernard Ashley was the husband and business partner of the fashion and design legend Laura Ashley, who lent her name to the still-famous range of clothes, furniture and furnishings. In terms of a brand, Laura and Sir Bernard were a dream team: she the sensitive, creative designer who changed the look of millions of women and millions of homes; he the driven entrepreneur, ever intent on aggressive expansion of the business.
Friday 19 September 2008
Friday 13 June 2008
This comedy about a pair of grabby opportunists on the French Riviera feels so grotesquely misjudged that I watched it in a stupor of embarrassment. Audrey Tautou plays a gamine gold-digger who makes an untypical error when she mistakes a waiter (Gad Elmaleh) for a wealthy playboy. On discovery, she dumps him. Miffed, he sets himself up as a gigolo in amorous rivalry.
Thursday 05 June 2008
Tall and dashing, the actor-director Mel Ferrer was once described as having "the elegantly removed air of a Renaissance nobleman". The air of detachment may have contributed to his failure to become a major star, though in the Fifties he played several leading roles with flair and charisma.
Sunday 11 May 2008
Tuesday 08 April 2008
Sunday 13 January 2008
Saturday 21 October 2006
Shareholders in Corus, including its largest investor, Standard Life, have accused the company's management of selling out too cheaply after it agreed a £4.3bn takeover by its smaller Indian rival Tata Steel.
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