December 3, 1998 |
Everybody knows an alarm clock is supposed to wake you up--here is one that will also put you to sleep. Westclox describes its new Dreamscape as both alarm clock and sleep machine that "transports consumers to another place with soothing, natural sounds." To do that, it offers three themes: * "Country" features the sound of crickets chirping to fall asleep and a rooster's crow to awaken. * "Seaside" relaxes with the sound of rolling ocean waves and wakes with a distant, sonorous foghorn.
August 14, 1995 |
Esther Muir, a blond wisecracking actress who appeared in about 70 films, including "A Day at the Races" with the Marx Brothers, in which she was memorably slathered with wallpaper paste, has died. She was 92. Miss Muir, who lived in Somers, N.Y., died Aug. 1 in a hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Recalling with humor the wallpapering scene with Groucho Marx in the 1937 film, Miss Muir once said: "It was an unforgettable experience.