March 27, 1989 |
About 70 highlights--including one of 23 known copies of the Declaration of Independence worth $400,000 to $600,000--from an upcoming auction of H. Bradley Martin's vast library go on view at Sotheby's Beverly Hills office today and Tuesday. Among the $6-million worth of items on view will be George Washington's copy of "The Federalist Papers" (estimated to bring $250,000 to $400,000) and Ptolemy's "Cosmographia," a group of hand-colored maps from the 15th Century ($300,000 to $400,000).
June 3, 1988 |
New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin was fined $1,000 and suspended for three games Thursday by the American League for kicking and throwing dirt on umpire Dale Scott after being thrown out of a game. "There is no excuse sufficient enough to warrant dirt being kicked and thrown on an umpire," AL President Bobby Brown said. "I have warned Billy that this type of action must cease and that, if repeated, it could result in harsher penalties."
October 29, 1989
It is interesting to note that Ralph David Abernathy is vice-president of the board of directors of the American Freedom Coalition, one of the most ferociously right-wing, allegedly Moonie-backed groups that currently exists in the United States. Is his biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. truly a quest for truth, or is it one more attempt to discredit those men and women who fight for the civil liberties of the disenfranchised? VIRGINIA URIBE, Los Angeles
February 7, 2013 |
An appealing and capable cast keeps the flicker of hope alive that Joanna Murray-Smith's play "The Gift" will be worth our time despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. But by the end of this 90-minute comedy even the actors seem done in by the effort of sustaining the illusion that there's something important going on. Murray-Smith, you might recall, is the Australian playwright who gave us "The Female of the Species," the low-wattage farce starring Annette Bening in the Geffen Playhouse's 2010 production.
September 14, 2003 |
Last winter, my wife Ana, our two young sons and I were visiting her mother and stepfather in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Teresa and Gordon had just finished building their retirement home, but there was some landscaping left to do. A man named Che was managing the work and he had hired a couple of local boys to help.
September 11, 2013 |
The most quietly terrifying presence in film today belongs to a gray-haired, 64-year-old French actor with a Danish name. If you are familiar with Niels Arestrup's work, you don't need any convincing. If you're not, "You Will Be My Son" is all the persuading you'll need. Best known for his two films with Jacques Audiard, "A Prophet" and "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" - both of which won him Cesars for supporting actor - Arestrup has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, more recently, Belgian director Joachim Lafosse's grueling "Our Children.