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February 20, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Between them they were bigger than Britney Spears and more daring than Janet Jackson. They were as much a part of 19th century California history as gold and guns. Though they are largely forgotten today, one woman is devoted to keeping their memory alive -- well, at least the memory of one of them. Lotta Crabtree and Lola Montez, protegee and teacher, became rivals for the informal title of "San Francisco's Favorite" in Gold Rush California.
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February 20, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Between them they were bigger than Britney Spears and more daring than Janet Jackson. They were as much a part of 19th century California history as gold and guns. Though they are largely forgotten today, one woman is devoted to keeping their memory alive -- well, at least the memory of one of them. Lotta Crabtree and Lola Montez, protegee and teacher, became rivals for the informal title of "San Francisco's Favorite" in Gold Rush California.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2008 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
Max Ophuls' 1955 "Lola Montes" was a box office flop, butchered by its producers, then restored as much as possible by producer Pierre Braunberger in 1968. And, now, 40 years later, his daughter Laurence has overseen a superb state-of-the-art restoration. Ophuls' last film and first in color is the most baroque of his sumptuous period pictures -- and to many critics, his greatest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1985
Today San Diego is in the ludicrous position of having one of its most popular and important leaders resign as mayor because of a faulty verdict in a scandalous trial. The traditional local press has tried Roger Hedgecock in print and found him guilty of supporting the people of San Diego rather than the traditional power structure. We have a past district attorney who was appointed to a judgeship immediately after Hedgecock's first trial and who had the nerve to say in print, "Just think what would have happened if I had gotten a conviction."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Victor Borge, classical music's classic funny man, may be going straight. Well, sort of. The comedian extraordinaire , famous for bringing us his "Humor With Music" show for more than 40 years, will conduct his own version of Bizet's "Carmen" tonight at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, on Friday at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara and on Saturday at El Camino College in Los Angeles County. Borge insists that it will be a serious performance. Well, mostly.
TRAVEL
May 10, 1992 | BETTY MARTIN
"Egypt--Gift of the Nile" (International Travel Films, 78 minutes, 1991). To plan or relive a trip, or just for a learning experience, this is a fascinating and rewarding video journey. It offers the viewer a feeling of history along with the absorbing lifestyle of people along the Nile, from Abu Simbel to the Mediterranean.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2006 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
Law 5: So much depends on reputation -- guard it with your life. Hip-hop producer DJ Premier boiled this law down to "Reputation is the cornerstone of power" and had it tattooed on his arm. Law 8: Make other people come to you -- use bait if necessary. New York rapper L.G. had this one printed, epigram-style, on the in-leaf of his underground mix tape, "Industry Co-Sign II: The 14 Tracks of Power."
NEWS
October 12, 1986 | PAUL NOWELL, Associated Press
They joke that it's one of the best-kept secrets in St. Louis, a library founded by a group of merchants almost 140 years ago to lure the "young chaps" out of the city's seedier joints. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer said he got his education there. Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde entertained there. Civil War General William T. Sherman was a regular. Artist George Caleb Bingham was such a devotee that he donated 112 of his sketches. Quite a historical place, the Mercantile Library. Quite obscure too.
TRAVEL
February 23, 1986 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
Fairy-tale king, mad monarch, builder of dream castles, patron of Richard Wagner. King Ludwig II was all of these personalities and more, but that's only the beginning of what the King Ludwig Jubilee Year of 1986 can add to the many rewards of travel in Bavaria.
TRAVEL
November 8, 1987 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
Forget about your Big Macs and Whoppers in Grass Valley. Nothing pleases folks here more than a Cornish pastie. That's because the meat pies have been a traditional meal here since the 1850s, when miners left Cornwall, England, to work the hard-rock gold claims in California's Mother Lode. At one time the population of Grass Valley was reported to be 85% Cornish, and their descendants are still around.
BOOKS
October 21, 2001 | LYNNE LAWNER, Lynne Lawner is the author of "Lives of the Courtesans: Portraits of the Renaissance."
The study of courtesans is the study of illusion. How does one describe such concepts as beauty and seduction when beauty and seduction are tricks of appearance and emotion? Indeed, how can one ever know what makes one man or woman appeal to another man or woman? Courtesans render such questions impossible to answer because courtesans were taught to appeal to all things.
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