October 30, 2012 |
An ancient Egyptian sculpture, standing just a little more than 2 feet high, made big waves at Christie's last week. A sandstone statue of the goddess Isis set the world record for an ancient Egyptian artwork, selling for a whopping $5,934,430. London sculpture dealer Daniel Katz purchased the Isis statue for his private collection. In her day, Isis was looked upon as a protector of the dead and goddess of children. The statue -- which hails from the Late Period Dynasty, circa 664-525 BC -- is thought to have been used for healing purposes.
December 3, 1988
Howard Rosenberg continues to be the supercilious, arrogant critic, showing it with his Nov. 23 piece that castigated those 40 million viewers who chose Vanna White's TV movie over "War and Remembrance" ("War and Remembrance Takes Its Place at Top of All TV Drama"). This, he opined, no doubt says something about America. About what? Maybe its taste, level of intelligence or, more darkly, the universal guilt it wished to avoid by not watching the Nazi atrocities in the most expensive production in TV history.
May 11, 1993 |
Looking more like a redheaded cheerleader from the '50s than a "Sex" goddess, Madonna watched the Lakers lose to the Suns at the Forum Thursday night in her new girlish persona--little makeup and soft hair. What gives? Suggests one style watcher: "The blonde strumpet thing is hard when you're 35." But perhaps Madonna, who has told friends how much she'd like a baby, is auditioning for the part of motherhood, forgoing Gaultier bustiers and platinum locks.
November 19, 1988 |
People magazine superstars Vanna White and Brooke Shields hope to siphon off some of the audience from ABC's ongoing mega-series "War and Remembrance" Sunday night. White makes her acting debut as Venus, "The Goddess of Love." This frivolous fantasy about the Greek goddess suddenly come to life in 1988 also stars Little Richard, David Leisure, David Naughton and Amanda Bearse. It airs at 9 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39.
January 7, 2007
Re "The Getty's troubled goddess," Jan. 3 The article on the Getty Museum's Cult Statue of a Goddess underscores how new information can change assumptions about the provenance of antiquities. The statue was acquired based on information available at the time. The Italian government was notified and the statue was placed on public display. Italy only made a request for return of the statue last year. Our research into the Cult Statue has involved art historical research, a review of documents and opinions from museum professionals.
June 23, 2001
Cliff Rothman's article about the lasting legacy of Marilyn Monroe brings up some interesting points ("Marilyn Monroe's Image Shifts Right Along With the Times," June 15). Yes, Monroe did achieve success not only as a sex symbol but as an actress as well. And it's true that some of her films showed signs of a talented comedienne, which belied her reputation as a one-note blond bombshell. However, one shouldn't overlook the fact that there was quite a bit of filler in her all-too-brief career, one that was clearly on the wane at the time of her death.
April 25, 1986 |
Usually, Marlborough School for girls reaches to the outside for its graduation speakers. But it has one of its own graduates at commencement exercises June 5. Donna Frame Tuttle, Class of 1965, and the undersecretary of commerce for travel and tourism, will address the white-gowned group of 86. It's Marlborough's 97th graduation. The speaker's husband, Robert H.
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October 31, 1987 |
When it comes to witchcraft--the real stuff, not the ersatz Halloween variety--Orange County takes a back seat to such hotbeds as Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. "It's a more conservative area," said one of the county's leading witches, who writes under the pseudonym of Ed Fitch and lives in Westminster. The author of "Magical Rituals from the Crystal Well" (Llewellyn Publications, Minneapolis, Minn.
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October 31, 1987 |
The crepe paper Halloween witches hanging from the beams of the garden center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills swayed festively on their brooms. A few blocks away was the real thing--dozens of witches gathered in a circle on the grass, the warm fall equinox wind tugging at their robes. Mehri, high priestess of Lorraine Coven, cast an imaginary circle on the Earth with a sacred sword. The Los Angeles computer specialist intoned: "We invoke elemental forces of air, fire, water, and earth. . . .