June 23, 2010
JAZZ Cassandra Wilson The sultry vocalist, a two-time Grammy winner who's equally comfortable in the worlds of pop, R&B and traditional jazz, takes center stage at the Catalina Jazz Club. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd. 8 and 10 p.m. $35-$40. (323) 466-2210. www.catalinajazzclub.com. BOOKS The Black Body A reading and panel discussion features contributors to this collection of original essays about race written by black, white and biracial individuals.
February 15, 2010 |
What do you tell someone who still wants to see how Joan Van Ark is holding up, chat with Dr. Kildare and Wyatt Earp or look into the, um, eyes of a bevy of still-buoyant "Baywatch" babes? Stand in line. That and 20 bucks buys you a Vaseline-free lens into pop culture's past at the Hollywood Show, where time is elastic, even if its famous faces and figures are not. The quarterly autograph and memorabilia show -- a retro nirvana for TV Land, VH1 and Turner Classic Movies fans and celebrity signature collectors -- unites vintage Tinseltown idols and survivors with the people who made them as-seen-on-TV commodities.
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May 1, 2006 |
It's five minutes to show time. Jane Russell gingerly folds her glasses and sips her Sprite. At 84, she needs a little help up the single step to the tiny stage in the darkened hotel bar. Her eyes aren't what they used to be -- she has macular degeneration -- and she wears hearing aids in both ears.
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December 11, 2003 |
Mary Jane Russell, 77, a fashion model in the 1940s and '50s who was a frequent subject of photographers Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Irving Penn, died of pulmonary fibrosis Nov. 20 in Charleston, S.C., her husband, Edward T. Russell, told the New York Times. Born Mary Jane Walton in Teaneck, N.J., Russell studied art and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
March 6, 2003
Poster auction: An original movie poster for "The Outlaw" (1943), featuring Jane Russell in a provocative pose, sold for about $82,200 at auction in London, Christie's said.
October 10, 1999 |
There have been many chapters in Jane Russell's long, rich life, and most of them are reflected in her Santa Barbara home. But the one chapter you might think would be the most apparent is one of the least evident: Russell the actress. Although she was first and best known as a movie star, there is surprisingly little evidence of her days as the ingenue introduced to the world in Howard Hughes' 1940s movie "The Outlaw."