July 3, 2013 |
There are the two friends, their deadbeat exes, the desert road trip and the convertible - even the unplanned murder. All that's missing from "Just Like a Woman," Rachid Bouchareb's salute to "Thelma & Louise," is the quality. As replacement, we have belly-dancing, which here is not just the dance of seduction, but the dance of self-expression, female empowerment and freedom. Sienna Miller plays Marilyn, a Chicago receptionist with a big, weird dream: join the Santa Fe Belly Dance Company, an apparently full-time position that will allow her to travel the world.
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June 29, 2013 |
When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He was right. Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an apparent barbiturate overdose and Stern had more than 2,500 sexy, sweet, sad images that would constitute his best-known legacy. Shooting for a 1962 fashion spread in Vogue, Stern stocked a trove of beads, paper flowers, chiffon scarves and, at the star's request, Dom Perignon champagne.
June 17, 2013 |
Watching "Love, Marilyn," Liz Garbus' pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought documentary about the life of Marilyn Monroe, I kept thinking about "The Great Gatsby," another tragedy in two acts recently resurrected for our viewing pleasure. In each story, a magnetic and ambitious enigma rejects a threadbare past and tirelessly works toward a single illusory and ultimately unattainable goal. Each tale is heavy on imagery, light on plot, rooted deep in a particular era and very American.
June 15, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Talk shows, morning shows, game shows, kids shows, cooking shows and soap operas (they still have those?) are celebrated at "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. " 5 p.m. HLN If you visit Las Vegas for the express purpose of meeting beautiful women, well, there'll be 51 more of them in town taking part in the "2013 Miss USA Competition.
June 7, 2013 |
More than 3,700 unpublished images of the legendary Marilyn Monroe from photographer Milton H. Greene's estate will be auctioned by Profiles in History on July 27. The images will be sold with copyright. A top fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1950s and '60s, Greene created indelible images that graced more than 100 covers for Life and Look as well as Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Vogue. He first shot Monroe in 1953 for Look magazine. The two not only became great friends, but they also formed a production company that resulted in 1956's "Bus Stop" and 1957's "The Prince and the Showgirl.
May 31, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch. " Kardashian was able to keep the skirt from revealing too much, though. [Los Angeles Times] Hillary Clinton is slated to be among the presenters at the Council of Fashion Designers of America annual awards on Monday night in New York City. Clinton is to present the Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta.
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May 14, 2013
Kenneth Battelle, an influential hairstylist who created Jacqueline Kennedy's tousled bouffant and counted Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball among his many famous clients, died Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He was 86. His death was confirmed by the Kenneth salon he established in New York City in 1963. Known professionally simply as Kenneth, he started out as a New York stylist in 1950 at Helena Rubinstein's famous New York salon. After Kennedy became a client in 1954, she stayed with him throughout her White House years.
April 26, 2013 |
The "Forever Marilyn" sculpture that was slated to leave Palm Springs in June will stay put for the long, hot summer. The sculpture's stay has been extended 90 days, according to an announcement Thursday. The 34,300-pound, 26-foot-tall likeness of Marilyn Monroe has stood at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way for a year and was supposed to leave the first week in June. The city had even organized a farewell party. But negotiations with the Sculpture Foundation , which owns the traveling artwork by Seward Johnson, extended the sculpture's stay, tourism organization P.S. Resorts reports.
April 24, 2013 |
" Forever Marilyn " fans, it's time to say goodbye. The giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture with the forever billowing skirt has stood at Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs for a year, but it will be moving on in June. Before then, there's a film series and farewell party planned. So go, snap some pictures and see the movies that made her a film icon. The deal: The Forever Marilyn Outdoor Movie Series on May 3 will screen the comedy "Monkey Business" (1952)