February 7, 1985 |
Shortly after Michael Eisner became chairman of Walt Disney Productions last September, he characterized the company as the princess in Disney's 1959 animated film "Sleeping Beauty." In Eisner's analogy, he and new Disney President Frank Wells were hired to awaken "the princess" and usher her into a new era of economic success.
November 10, 1985 |
Charles and Diana, the prince and princess of Wales, arrived in Washington under sunny skies Saturday and plunged into a breakneck schedule that ran from a visit to a hospice for the terminally ill to a showbiz-and-society dinner hosted by President Reagan. Charles, the 36-year-old heir to Britain's throne, admitted that he was still "trying to get over the jet lag" after flying here from Australia with an overnight rest in Hawaii.
October 30, 1988 |
Today we briefly review hot new albums: AFFECTED VOID: "Void at the Hollywood Bowl"--If the '80s mean anything (and they don't), Affected Void is what it's all about. The band's move from Los Angeles to Darien, Conn., has diminished the metal-alloy quality that has been the hallmark of Affected Void, placing them solidly in the aluminum rock category. An overly synthed version of the band's anthem, "Market Crash Massacre," is balanced by a driving rendition of "Let's Get Liquid."
August 7, 1987 |
"The Care Bears' Adventure in Wonderland" (citywide) sends the determinedly cute little bruins into Lewis Carroll's timeless fantasy world, where they have approximately the same affect the Vandals had on the Roman Forum. Bits of the original "Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" are mixed with fragments of "The Prisoner of Zenda," "Androcles and the Lion," Bob Clampett's "Porky in Wackyland" and the Three Stooges, and reduced to so much saccharine mincemeat in this new animated feature.
June 26, 2011 |
Question: I've been trying to find a good fare to Europe, but I'm not finding anything for less than $1,000, and that's without taxes and fees. It seems the more I pay in fees, the less I get. I have to find and book my flights myself, assign myself a seat, check myself in and print my boarding pass. I pay extra for food, drink and entertainment. What can we do to stop this? -- Linda Bolard, Brea, Calif. Answer: This is the road trips issue, so I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you not to go anywhere you can't get to by driving.
June 29, 1989 |
Good thing 7-year-old Latricia Reese didn't know just how grim rescue crews rated her chances of survival after she was swept by ferocious Houston floodwaters into a storm sewer. While Latricia was gamely clinging to a crack in the sewer lining, being battered by debris but bothered most by the ubiquitous ants and mosquitoes, divers refused to risk the dangerous descent into the unfamiliar system and even her mother, Karen Reese, had run out of hope. "I gave up most hope and everybody kept telling me not to give it up, but I did," Karen Reese said.
September 2, 1997 |
Derrick Meaden stands in front of Harrods most days dispensing service with a smile. He helps lost tourists, opens taxicab doors for shoppers and, if he's lucky, gets to usher some celebrity into Britain's biggest department store. But on Monday, the 30-year-old doorman in his pea-green uniform, white shirt and thin black tie looked like an undertaker at a wake. Solemn and almost motionless, he watched for hours as thousands of mourners filed to a book of condolences on a sidewalk table.
November 13, 1985 |
Finishing a whirlwind American visit, Prince Charles scored a goal Tuesday to help his polo team win a friendly match, and the crowd of 12,000 cheered as his wife, Diana, presented the trophy to the winning team. Charles shrugged off an errant shot that hit him in the right shoulder to score a second-half goal for the Palm Beach polo team, which defeated an all-star squad, 11-10.
February 11, 1987 |
Four Lives in Paris by Hugh Ford; foreword by Glenway Wescott (North Point: $19.95) Nothing I can write, and I'm afraid it's pretty hard, can be as hard on "Four Lives in Paris" as the author's prefatory hope that it will be compared to Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians." Hugh Ford's intention is to capture the world of American expatriates in the 1920s by the same method that Strachey used when he delivered late Victorian England on the point of his rapier.