October 16, 2009 |
The word "utopia," that imaginary site of perfection, comes from the Greek, meaning "not a place." And it's this essential irony that playwright Phyllis Nagy hopes to catch in "Never Land," her tedious poetic ramble in which psychologically fragmented characters long to find a better elsewhere. Let's peek in on the crazy, financially strapped Joubert family in its misleadingly grand home in the South of France (tastefully appointed by scenic designer Frederica Nascimento). Grown daughter Elisabeth (Katherine Tozer)
April 29, 1990 |
Since November, when the Berlin Wall fell, it has been expected that the dominance of East German sports would also crumble. But few could have expected it this soon. If there can be such a thing as a rout in gymnastics, it happened Saturday. The United States women beat the East Germans by five points in a exhibition dual meet. The United States scored 192.75 points to 187.588 for the East Germans. The American score wasn't particularly high, but still solid.
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April 17, 2002 |
Elisabeth Reed Wagner, 21, who had battled tumors since she was a toddler and whose positive attitude was immortalized by country singer Billy Gilman in the song "Elisabeth" on his "Dare to Dream" album, died Thursday of cancer in Dallas. Wagner had neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes small and mostly benign tumors to form on nerves, since she was 2.
July 21, 1991 |
The fine fabrics that decorate France's most elegant homes, hotels and boutiques have been made popular around the world, largely through the marketing successes of Souleiado, a company that sells distinctive cottons, wools and silk challis in the United States under the Pierre Deux label.
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February 3, 2001
Elisabeth Stenbock-Fermor, 101, who taught Slavic languages and literature at Stanford University. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, then part of Russia, she fled with her family to France during the Bolshevik Revolution. She married a fellow Russian, Count Ivan Stenbock-Fermor, in Paris and moved with him to the United States in 1946. After earning a doctorate at Harvard, she taught Russian at Smith, Harvard, Wellesley and Mount Holyoke College, where she was acting head of the Russian Department.
July 25, 1985
Services were held Monday for Elisabeth (Betty) Van Patten, Santa Monica resident and educator, in the chapel at Pierce Brothers Moeller Murphy Mortuary in Santa Monica. She died last Thursday, apparently of a heart attack. She was born in Auburn, N.Y. She served in the Marines during World War II before beginning a 40-year career in education at Carlthorp School in Santa Monica. For the past 20 years she served as its assistant administrator.