February 23, 1996 |
** 1/2 RON CARTER "Mr. Bow-tie" "Blue Note" Bassist Ron Carter has often been ill-served by his own recordings. Those that have succeeded, including the 1970 lost classic "Uptown Conversation" and the four-star 1978 trio date "Third Plane," feature Carter on equal footing with his sidemen, rather than upfront and over-amplified in the leader's chair. "Mr.
December 25, 1987 |
Gary Hart may have reemerged as the front-runner in polls of the Democratic presidential race, but that fact hasn't impressed too many folks here. Not that they don't love a winner. It's just that a good number of them already think the man-on-the-move wears a bow tie. For the Democratic caucus-goers in this precinct, who are the subject of a series of Times articles leading up to the Feb. 8 caucuses, a poll a month ago seems to have more meaning.
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October 17, 1994 |
Back when Los Angeles' new neighborhoods really did look like a TV sitcom set, housewives who really did wear shirtwaist dresses listened daily for the two-note whistle of the Helms man, who meandered the streets in a bright yellow and blue truck. For 38 years, the whistle announced the arrival of the more than 300 trucks that crisscrossed Los Angeles, delivering cream puffs, jelly doughnuts, breads and cakes to thousands of homes.
July 31, 1988 |
--And then there were nine. As in nine bunnies. On Saturday night, the last Playboy Club in the country closed its doors, and the last nine bunnies surrendered their bow ties in Lansing, Mich. "They may allow us to keep our ears," bunny Rochelle--last name withheld to the end, as per club rules--said at a farewell party the night before.
August 2, 1989 |
Another McKenzie boat drifts by and its oarsman hails Barry White, who is guiding two novice fly fishermen down the Bow River this day. "What'd ya do with those buggers?" the oarsman asks. Nothing personal. Translated, the oarsman is asking White how successful his clients have been using woolly buggers--a big, black, furry artificial fly--for lures. "Nothing," White replies. "We're putting the Adams (artificial flies) on now." He lies.
April 30, 1992 |
Even as he approaches his 85th birthday, Stephane Grappelli continues to be much like his music: always on the move and full of turns and changes. "My nature is like a gypsy," the violinist said last week by phone from Ft. Worth, Tex., where he appeared at the city's Caravan of Dreams performance space. "I like to travel, you know, maybe not as much as I used to, but I still like to keep moving and like to change. After three days anywhere, I'm ready to go somewhere else."
October 16, 2000 |
"Just come over to the corner and take off your clothes," said a casting agent at Culver City's Smashbox Studios. About 250 well-toned hunks were happy to oblige at Chippendales' first open call for calendar models. "I feel sexy--like a porn star," Jeff Delfin said, after trading in his shirt so he could be photographed in the trademark Chippendales black bow tie, white collar and matching wrist cuffs.
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May 24, 2005 |
Howard Morris, the comedic actor who provided memorable support for Sid Caesar on the landmark "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s and later played rock-throwing hillbilly Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 85. Morris, who had heart problems in recent years, died Saturday at his home in Hollywood, said his son David, who was with him when he died. During his 60-year career in show business, Morris worked as an actor, director and voice-over artist.