October 9, 2012 |
Vincent Van Gogh didn't just work at things - he attacked them, eulogizes his grieving brother Theo in the Next Arena's revival of “Vincent.” As performed by French-born actor Jean-Michel Richaud, this insightful and often moving 1981 solo show penned by Leonard Nimoy transcends the usual clichés surrounding the high-maintenance artist with the tortured relationship to his aural appendage. Nimoy knows from ears, of course, but his script looks beyond merely sensational biographical episodes to the unifying themes in three principal facets of Vincent's adult life: God, love and art. As Theo admits during an imaginary tribute conducted a week after his brother's death, Vincent pursued all three with perhaps an overdeveloped sense of drama, but always with passion.
November 27, 1996
"Frasier" co-star Jane Leeves will host a gala awards dinner on Dec. 8 as part of "Diving Design '96," a six-day design showcase at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood that benefits Project Angel Food and DIFFA/Los Angeles, which finances various AIDS organizations. Honorees at the Dec. 8 awards include photographer Herb Ritts, Frank Toskan of M.A.C. cosmetics, Gucci's Tom Ford, interior designer Sally Sirkin Lewis and clothing manufacturer Kenneth Cole.
November 6, 1993
"The Silhouette Selection: Recent Celebrity Photography 1979-1991" makes the final stop of its tour at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences beginning today and running through Dec. 31. The exhibition will be on display in the academy's Fourth Floor Gallery and Grand Lobby Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m.
February 29, 1992 |
Chantal Cloutier has the soft, breathy voice of a 1-900 phone sex operator. The fragile timbre is at complete odds with her occupation. She's an agent. "I know people expect me to be a rough-and-tough woman, but I am completely the opposite." says the exotic-looking, 40-year-old French Canadian. Being contrary to form hasn't hurt her one bit. In a town loaded with loud mouths she has whispered her way to the top.
February 18, 1990
Re: "Picture Herb Ritts as the King of Lenses" by Barbara Isenberg (Feb. 11): Her article on Ritts is another classic example of the struggle between artistic professionals who are committed to quality work and creative expression and struggle for years for recognition, and those who were simply at the right place at the right time, knew the right people and hired the right publicist. It is absurd to find a page and a half devoted to some ex-furniture salesman who only 10 years ago knew nothing about how to work a camera, let alone the artistic and technical aspects of photography, and is now paid $20,000 a day to do commercial shoots because he was lucky enough to take snapshots of Richard Gere or have his publicist arrange to get Madonna in his back yard.
October 15, 1998
The beach is where almost anything goes--on and off your body. That's the impression you might get after checking out the more than 100 fashion-oriented photos with sun, surf and sand as their theme on display at the Orange County Museum of Art. The "Fashion at the Beach" exhibit, through Jan.
January 10, 2006 |
The fifth annual Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award will go to famed shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, known for fitting the feet of Hollywood stars. The ceremony will be held Oct. 8, when members of the Ferragamo family will accept the award on behalf of the designer, who died in 1960. Born in southern Italy, Ferragamo came to the United States in 1914 and began his career creating custom-made shoes for film studios.
February 25, 1999 |
Local photographer Mark Edward Harris traveled the world to meet, interview and photograph 20 master photographers, all of whom have shot memorable iconic images that helped define the 20th century. The result is "Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work" (Abbeville Press, 1998), a coffee-table book that combines Harris' pictures of these photographers with five of their own classic images, in addition to lengthy interviews.
October 22, 2010
EVENTS Firesign Theatre The cheeky radio troupe revives its four-way yuk-fest (featuring stalwarts Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor) for a West Coast tour of its new show, "I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus," including an L.A. stop at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $40-$60. http://www.firesigntheatre.com. ART Herb Ritts Photographer Ritts died in 2002, and his work has been stored in a vault since then.