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Tuesday 10 August 2010
A new photography exhibition captures stars from the golden age of cinema as they enjoy stepping out in London. From Elizabeth Taylor fending off pigeons in Trafalgar Square to Audrey Hepburn taking her dog for a run in Richmond Park.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Stanley Gibbons posted a 10 per cent rise in profits as it pinned its hopes on an orders boost from the Chinese stamp market.
Friday 25 June 2010
Monday 07 June 2010
America faces a problem, a dilemma so fundamental that not even the political skills of Barack Obama can disguise it, heightened by, but not originating in the BP affair: She either risks her environment by drilling for more domestically sourced oil, or she accepts the need to import more from a turbulent world – jeopardising her "energy security".
Friday 02 April 2010
One of the least likely liaisons in showbiz, the marriage between Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller followed a predictable trajectory, which Jeffrey Meyers illuminates with fascinating filigree. We learn that she believed "marriage to Miller would make her a better person ".
Thursday 04 March 2010
Police in Los Angeles have publicly apologised for loaning the bloodstained shirt, tie and jacket that Robert F Kennedy was wearing when he was shot to organisers of a macabre exhibition at a casino in Las Vegas.
Friday 26 February 2010
A sparkling new print of Howard Hawks's 1953 musical comedy, which paired Monroe and Russell at their spangled, curvaceous, lipsticky best.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Thursday 16 July 2009
A bra and stockings belonging to screen icon Marilyn Monroe are expected to fetch thousands when they go under the hammer this weekend.
Friday 12 June 2009
Next Tuesday marks the 105th anniversary of Bloomsday – the eventful day of 16 June 1904, on which a young aspiring writer called Stephen Dedalus, a Jewish advertising canvasser called Leopold Bloom and his adulterous songbird wife, Molly, played out a bonsai version of Homer's Odyssey in the streets of Dublin. Hundreds of Dubliners throng the streets each year, recreating the characters in costume, on stilts and in carnival floats, breakfasting near Bloom's (now demolished) home in Eccles Street, lunching on cheese sandwiches and Burgundy at Davy Byrne's pub, making the pilgrimage through the day to the cabman's shelter where Bloom and Dedalus converged after midnight.
Friday 15 May 2009
Like Tony Curtis failing to be aroused by Marilyn’s kisses in ‘Some Like It Hot’, I’m finding the current demands that we embrace Mendelssohn as a ‘great’ composer surprisingly resistible.
Sunday 10 May 2009
- 1 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 2 Mothers' diets may harm IQs in two-thirds of babies
- 3 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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