December 7, 1986 |
The death of a student protester after a beating by French riot police shook the government of Premier Jacques Chirac on Saturday and pushed France into a mood of anxious and bitter tension. President Francois Mitterrand cut short his stay in London for the summit conference of the European Communities, which ended later Saturday, and flew back to France. Mitterrand, a Socialist, called Chirac, a conservative, to the presidential offices in the Elysee Palace for urgent consultations.
February 3, 2002
Something about mimes really ticks people off. Maybe it's that precious handing-out-flowers-in-the-Latin-Quarter thing. Or perhaps it's the vague air of menace associated with whiteface. Either way, if the anti-mime jokes, Web sites, "Why We Hate Mimes" lists and mimes-versus-clowns feuds are any indication, the art of pantomime doesn't look like much of a growth industry. But Derek Martin isn't just another arty gesturist.
September 7, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6 TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.
June 9, 1991 |
Do you feel that you were born to shop? Does nothing compare to the rush of Adrenalin that you experience when finding an Evan Picone suit or a Brooks Brothers shirt for 50% off? Imagine the surge that would come in Paris when you scoop up an $800 designer coat for $120. If you haunt Loehmann's and Marshall's, then Paris is for you. It's not too expensive. Just don't go where the tourists go.
July 18, 2011 |
A suite atop the new Shangri-La Hotel in Paris boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace overlooking a slice of heaven: the City of Light, from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower. At the balustrade you can see half a dozen bridges over the Seine, the Grand and Petit Palais, Les Invalides, Tour Montparnasse, Île de la Cité, the Pantheon and Tuileries Gardens. It's like Google Earth with room service. On a tour of the hotel, which opened in December in the historic Palais d'Iéna, I learned that rates for standard rooms start at more than $500 a night, never mind the suite.
December 30, 2004 |
New Year's Eve is made for dancing. But what if dancing was your job? For Erna Segal of the 1950s and '60s novelty act Chiquita & Johnson, it was no party. As portrayed in her autobiography "Memoirs in Toe Shoes" (FictionSpin, $28), posthumously published last month, being an end-of-the-year showbiz staple had its downside. Sure, she and her partner, John von Kralik, opened on New Year's for the likes of Red Skelton at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe and Mae West at the Latin Quarter in New York.
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December 15, 2002 |
Bill Miller, an innovative Las Vegas hotel entertainment director who booked Marlene Dietrich and Mae West into the Sahara Hotel's main showroom in the 1950s and turned the concept of the staid lounge act on its head when he booked the supercharged Louis Prima and Keely Smith into the Sahara's Casbar Lounge, has died. He was 98. Miller, onetime owner of Bill Miller's Riviera, a top postwar nightclub overlooking the Hudson River in Fort Lee, N.J.
July 29, 1990 |
There are more than 11,000 beds available in Paris at economical rates for young visitors. A free service, Accueil des Jeunes en France (AJF), helps locate them. The beds are in youth hostels, student dormitories and small hotels that have shared-room facilities (similar to youth hostels, but fewer rules). Beds in shared rooms are about $15 to $19 U.S. per night. Singles from $28 per night. In France, the nightly rate sometimes includes breakfast.
March 4, 1996 |
Marguerite Duras, one of France's most famed and prolific writers, who became best known in recent years for her novel "The Lover" and the film based on it, died Sunday. She was 81. Duras, whose literary career spanned 50 years and 35 novels, died at her home in the Latin Quarter, according to parish authorities there.