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January 22, 2003 |
Francoise Giroud, 86, who co-founded one of France's top news magazines when few women were in the journalism business, died Sunday in a hospital outside Paris. The cause was a head injury suffered in a fall. After eight years of running France's Elle magazine, Giroud co-founded L'Express newsweekly with Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber in 1953. Giroud also wrote several books, including some that were translated into English, such as "Marie Curie: A Life."
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November 22, 2006 |
Francis Girod, 62, a French director and screenwriter whose films featured such actresses as Catherine Deneuve and Romy Schneider, died early Sunday of a heart attack in Bordeaux, France. Girod, who was making a television movie in the southwestern wine capital, died at his hotel, according to members of his crew. After briefly working as a broadcast journalist in the 1960s, Girod learned the movie trade at the side of directors Jean-Pierre Mocky and Roger Vadim.
August 3, 2007 |
Move over, Scarlett Johansson. Mikhail Gorbachev is the new face of Louis Vuitton. The former Soviet leader is to appear in an ad campaign for the French luxury label, along with Steffi Graf and her husband, Andre Agassi, and Catherine Deneuve, the company said Thursday. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the ads focus on travel -- a "core value" for the company that started in 1854 as a trunk maker, the statement said.
March 19, 1987 |
(Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.) A gentle, golden-toned contemporary comedy-drama about an impressive household of women from an aristocratic family, headed by Liv Ullmann and her philandering, separated husband, Philippe Noiret, who live in and around their run-down estate in Tuscany.
August 7, 2003 |
French stars turned out in force Wednesday to pay emotional tribute to French actress Marie Trintignant, who died last week after sustaining severe head injuries in a domestic drama that shocked France. She was 41. Trintignant was buried at the French capital's Pere Lachaise cemetery, resting place of Irish writer Oscar Wilde and American rocker Jim Morrison.
January 14, 2010
No one needs to be told the importance of Jean-Paul Belmondo, the great French actor of his generation and the star of films such as "Breathless," "Pierrot le Fou" and "That Man From Rio." The 76-year-old veteran rarely visits Los Angeles but he is here this weekend to receive the L.A. Film Critics Life Achievement Award and as part of his trip he has agreed to introduce the LACMA screening of "Mississippi Mermaid," the 1969 Francois Truffaut-directed film in which he costars with Catherine Deneuve.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
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August 19, 2012 |
"Top Gun" director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. He was 68. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Port Police, who were the first on the scene. Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m. Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said. A source said officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed action-movie director and producer.
August 28, 1991
Rupert Allan, whose multifaceted career included stints as Marilyn Monroe's press agent and as consul general for the principality of Monaco, has died. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm of Stone/Hallinan Associates, where he was a director, said Allan was 78 when he died in his sleep at his Beverly Hills home of the complications of age. One of this city's best-known publicists, Allan had been a naval intelligence officer, journalist, magazine editor and Rhodes Scholar.
September 29, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier staged his own version of TV's "Dancing With the Stars" Saturday night at Paris Fashion Week, complete with a judges panel and an elevated catwalk-turned-dance floor for models and dancers to strut their stuff. There was model Coco Rocha playing the part of Danny Zuko in "Grease," trained ballet dancer-turned-model Karlie Kloss showing off her vogue-ing moves, and choreographer Blanca Li in the arms of the designer himself. (They even managed a lift!) Key pieces: Leather shorts and tiered dance dresses with moto jacket-inspired pockets, zippers and snaps.