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July 31, 2004
Would you add a tiara to the Mona Lisa? Would you add a bow tie to one of Van Gogh's self-portraits? Why would you tamper with perfection ("The Hall Mark," by Christopher Knight, July 28)? Overnight, the Walt Disney Concert Hall became a cultural landmark and icon. Adding a sculpture will detract from this precious work of art, not enhance it. David Armendariz Garden Grove With all due respect to Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who are brilliant artists whose public and private works have always been provocatively appropriate, I have to agree with Christopher Knight, who equates the white collar and black tie sculpture now being fabricated with Carpeteria's genie.
March 2, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
There were those who doubted Jim Phelan when he arrived at the small Catholic college in the Blue Ridge mountains of Western Maryland. He wanted job security but was given a one-year contract at Mount St. Mary's. He hoped for bright lights in a big city but found himself in Emmitsburg, a town with neither street lights nor sidewalks.
"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.
August 20, 2000
Thanks for the update on the bow tie ("The Ties That Bind Them," Aug. 2). I remember how my father wore them once in a while, and he always looked so handsome when he did. He enjoyed them most of his life, whether they were in fashion or not. He made them look good and they suited him in return. I especially enjoyed reading that the Bow Tie Club came from a man who earned his degree from the University of Baltimore. My dad was born in Baltimore. --FRANCES TERRELL LIPPMAN Los Angeles In your story about bow tie fans, you left out one of the greatest persons of the 20th century or in all of history.
What do Abraham Lincoln, Stan Laurel, Harry Truman, Frank Sinatra, Karl Marx, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill, Donald Duck, Mark Twain, Frederick Rasmussen, Manet's "Olympia," Louis Farrakhan and virtually the entire male membership of the Nation of Islam have in common? Well, bow ties, of course. Olympia's admittedly is only a bit of string, but, then again, that's about all she wears except for a bracelet, a pair of bedroom slippers and a hibiscus bloom in her hair.
April 14, 1999 | Massie Ritsch
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 | Associated Press
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.
** 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.
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