CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 |
I'm looking around my office and half of my male colleagues are wearing ties. But only one of us--the guy pictured at left--is in a bow tie. And like any bow-tie wearer, I like it that way. Four-in-hand tie widths grow and shrink, and patterns change. But the bow tie is the Old Faithful of the neckwear world. A wise man once explained their charm: Bow ties are never really in style, nor are they ever really out of it.
January 30, 1999
I do not understand all the fuss about award shows, but the Golden Globes are the worst ("All's Fair in 'Love' and War," by Robert W. Welkos and Susan King, Jan. 25). Millions of dollars are spent presenting, receiving and televising these awards. Then more money is spent advertising the winners. The awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., an association of 82 members. Eighty-two! Breaking that down to a category with five nominees, an award could be "won" with 17(!
September 25, 1996 |
It was the most fitting tribute that could be paid to retiring Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.), who always wears a bow tie. Just before a vote Tuesday, the Senate men stripped off their neckties and clipped on blue and white polka dot bow ties. The Senate women donned scarfs of the same color. "To say the senior senator from Illinois has influenced us all is an understatement," said Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), after Simon walked in with a huge grin.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1993 |
Consider the bow tie. It's a piece of sartorial impertinence, a perky colored, narrow length of cloth secured around the neck in a knot that seems to baffle the most ingenious of men. An insouciant touch to the drab dress of the male. The first time I wore a bow tie, I was a sophomore trying to impress a haughty minx in my high school English class. Over the years, I've worn them in many colors, shapes and sizes. I wore a dazzler at my recent 90th birthday party.
August 7, 1992 |
In 1904, men in the audience at La Scala in Milan, Italy, showed their admiration for Giacomo Puccini's new opera by donning "the Butterfly." Decades later, the white and starched "Bat Wing" paraded by Fred Astaire was as important a celluloid prop as his lacquered nightstick and top hat. And Sir Winston Churchill rallied "an outraged civilization" to war while donning his polka dot silk "Classic" . . . bow tie, of course.
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."
November 19, 1991 |
The organizers of Saturday's Laguna Art Museum Auction honored those often-unseen people without whom there would be no auction: the artists. The auction, called "A Night of Celebration," paid tribute to the more than 500 artists who have contributed works to the annual museum fund-raiser since it began in 1981. "This is one of my favorite events--the museum makes the artists feel like movie stars," said Olivia Batchelder, a contributing artist from Laguna Beach.
November 14, 1991 |
"I love seeing people enjoy the food I cook," said Bella Carpou as she laid out grape leaves for stuffing, sauteed meatballs, prepared filo dough for baklava, and browned butter for a pasta sauce. Several hundred people not only enjoyed Carpou's dishes but learned how to prepare them. It happened during cooking demonstrations at the annual Greek festival held in September by St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia.