May 12, 2011 |
Every time I'm in London, I somehow manage to find an excuse to eat at St. John Bar & Restaurant. That's a wonderful rustic restaurant for die-hard carnivores in northwest London from Fergus Henderson, author of the quirky but important cookbook "Nose to Tail Eating. " I didn't go there this time, but that was only because Henderson and business partner Trevor Gulliver had just opened St. John Hotel on Leicester Square in the West End and I wanted to eat there. It turns out I wasn't the only one. This and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal are two of the most sought-after reservations in one of the world's best eating cities.
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February 20, 2011 |
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died Friday of an age-related illness at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the fund. His successful ad campaign for MGM's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935)
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February 21, 2009 |
Frank C. Ashby Jr., who cultivated a niche as a real estate appraiser to the stars, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at a Las Vegas nursing home, said his daughter, Pamela Romano. He was 76. Soon after Ashby established his Los Angeles appraisal company in 1965, Charlton Heston reportedly became his first celebrity client.
February 1, 2009 |
When Charlton Heston starred in this sadly underappreciated 1969 flick, America was enduring a painful reassessment of its good-guy image. In previous years we'd witnessed street rioting from Newark to Watts and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy and public opinion had turned against America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The National Football League also was searching its soul, after the rival American Football League's New York Jets shocked the NFL champion Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Jets star quarterback Joe Namath, a hirsute, playboy bachelor, was the anti-establishment antithesis of the clean-cut Bart Starr-type signal callers of yore.
December 26, 2008 |
The obituaries written after the death of Charlton Heston in April suggested a man whose public and private images were virtually indistinguishable. Discussing his acting, almost all the press played the same note. USA Today's Mike Clark said Heston was best suited to "holding stone tablets or looking at home in a loincloth." Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote that he was "always solid, if sometimes bordering on stolid."
April 16, 2008 |
Los Angeles police have arrested an account manager on charges of embezzling more than $725,000 from the accounts of Charlton Heston and producer Stephen J. Cannell. Sharon M. Walker, 56, is charged with grand theft, forgery and filing false tax returns, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Marisa Zarate. Zarate said Walker was accused of stealing more than $157,000 from Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who died April 5, and more than $567,000 from Cannell, an Emmy-winning writer and producer.