December 11, 2006 |
It's one thing to parade naked in front of your bathroom mirror, quite another to face the world in the altogether. Terry Schroeder knows. A four-time U.S. Olympic water polo player from Santa Barbara, Schroeder is immortalized in bronze outside the Coliseum, his nude torso standing tall for the idealized, universal Olympic athlete.
June 11, 1989 |
Producer Howard Rosenman, in the early stages of casting his Josephine Baker biopic, tells us that Whitney Houston is among those who have discussed playing the role of the legendary black American singer, whose bump-and-grind toplessness made her a sensation in Paris of the '20s and '30s. "Whitney was a little concerned about the nudity involved, but she realizes its absolute necessity," Rosenman told us. Rosenman, along with Alain Sarde and Michael Braun, hope to shoot the Orion film in early 1990.
August 27, 2012 |
A Los Angeles revival of Ira Levin's “Deathtrap” has been canceled after the estate of the late author expressed objections to the use of nudity and some of the production's gay content. The engagement, which was supposed to have begun September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, was to be a remounting of the staging that ran at the center in the spring. Levin's estate revoked permission to stage the murder story, citing an instance of nudity that occurs near the end of first act in the center's staging, according to Jon Imparato, a producer of the revival.
November 2, 2012 |
Playboy Enterprises, that bastion of scantily clad bunny-women, will start opening clubs, cafes, hotels and retail outlets in India starting next month. But the businesses in the deeply religious country, where the raunchy magazine is still banned, will be decidedly more tame than the bosomy fare offered in the U.S. Mumbai-based PB Lifestyle has the exclusive brand license to open more than 120 Playboy centers over the next decade, Chief Executive Sanjay Gupta told Indian publication Economic Times . The first, a 22,000-square-foot club in the Goa beach region, will launch in mid-December.
March 28, 1998
Regarding the movie review for "Wild Things" (March 20) by Jack Mathews. Could someone, Mr. Mathews maybe, please explain to me why Kevin Bacon's frontal nudity in the movie "Wild Things" should be considered "the most gratuitous male frontal nude scene in a major studio movie," while the previous paragraph states that Denise Richard's nudity during a menage a trois scene is "impressive?" All nudity, male or female, purely for the sake of titillation is gratuitous, Mr. Mathews. I find it interesting that The Times' guideline for the movie mentions only Mr. Bacon's nudity as gratuitous, but I guess that just goes to show that female nudity in movies has come to be commonplace and expected.
October 10, 1992
There must be millions of viewers who were outraged by the blatant and unashamed nudity featured in the recent season premiere episode of "Civil Wars" (ABC, Sept. 30). At a time in the evening (10 p.m.) when sexually repressed and narrow-minded adults were innocently watching, this shocking display of naked human flesh was not only lewd but possibly dangerous as well. Not even a body stocking was used! Do we want to become like those shameless Europeans, who are neither embarrassed by such vulgarity nor feel the need to even carry guns?