October 10, 2010 |
Peter Marino, a born maverick, is obsessed with bronzes. Certain kinds of bronzes. "I don't collect wimpy ones," says the New York architect and designer. "I don't have people looking gaga at each other or anything sort of sweet or saccharine. I like best my Samson crushing the Philistine with the jawbone. This is quite powerful stuff. At the same time, I find it incredibly beautiful. " Such dynamic and sensuous scenes abound in the new exhibition "Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes From the Peter Marino Collection.
HOME & GARDEN
November 23, 2009 |
Actor Robert Conrad and his wife, LaVelda , have listed their equestrian property in Thousand Oaks for $2.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Mediterranean estate has a five-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom house containing 4,605 square feet of living space. The home, built in 1996, sits behind a gated entry on 3 landscaped acres with a free-form swimming pool and spa and flagstone decking and paths. Inside, the dramatic two-story entry has a sweeping staircase. Conrad, 79, starred in the TV series "The Wild Wild West" (1965-69)
November 12, 2009 |
Bill Nighy's journey to mid-'60s England began in, of all places, mid-'60s England. As a teen, he left home for Paris to write, came back unwritten, then became an actor, later to play a key (imaginary) figure in the very music that transformed him as a youth. But let's start with Bill the Mod. "Mods loved black American music: Stax, Atlantic and Tamla Motown," says the actor in a quiet, cultured voice at a table at L'Ermitage. "You had a half-inch all-over haircut. You wore Ravel loafers and trousers of the cigarette type but slightly too short, and I regret to say this, and I'm embarrassed and ashamed, but with . . . colored socks."
December 3, 2007 |
The prince of pleasure chafes at what he sees as the utter absurdity of it all. "A plane crashes into a building, the runway's too short, 199 people die, and who ends up arrested?" he asks. "Me. Oscar Maroni Filho! The owner of an exotic establishment."
June 22, 2007 |
New Zealand, the bawdy saying goes, is where men are men and sheep are nervous. But in Jonathan King's horror comedy "Black Sheep," it's humanity's turn to shiver and shake. Transformed by a renegade geneticist from docile balls of cotton to bloodthirsty mutants, the film's four-legged flesh-eaters run riot over a sprawling family farm, sending its inhabitants scattering like, well, sheep.
August 22, 2004 |
A lot of his fans may not be old enough to drive, but 19-year-old David Gallagher is now a proud USC Trojan and eager to have Simon Camden, his character on the WB Network's family drama "7th Heaven," grow up as well. And it looks like he's getting his wish as the show begins its ninth season Sept. 13.