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July 30, 2009 | Kenneth Turan
You've read about it, heard about it, maybe even dreamed about it. The UCLA Film & Television Archive restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-beloved 1948 "The Red Shoes," a sensation at Cannes, is having its North American debut at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. The UCLA restoration does full justice to one of the most exquisite color films ever made.
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OPINION
February 19, 2013
Re "The best-dressed pope," Opinion, Feb. 17 Charlotte Allen's lovely prose in describing Pope Benedict XVI's apparel itself reminds one of the vanishing appreciation for beauty in what is becoming a very ugly world. Contrasting her description of the pope's sense of sartorial taste, I was also browsing through the latest edition of Vanity Fair, with clothing advertisements looking more like pictures of our poorest and most marginalized citizens. One male model even had a cigarette tucked behind his ear. I am not a lover of overdressed clergy, but if this is what it takes to keep some sense of beauty in our lives, viva il Papa.
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NEWS
February 20, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Michael Powell, director of "The Red Shoes," "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" and 30 other films, has died, the National Film Archive announced today. He was 84. Powell became ill in New York two weeks ago and was flown by private jet to his home at Avening in Gloucestershire, the announcement said. He died Monday night. "Of his generation, he was unquestionably the most innovative and most creatively brilliant filmmaker this country ever boasted," director Sir Richard Attenborough said.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
In a legal battle over red soles, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory over design house Yves Saint Laurent when an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower-court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different colored top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2007
A seasoned leader and sideman who has been on the international jazz scene for more than 20 years, guitarist Bruce Forman has played with a full roster of jazz giants -- Bobby Hutcherson, Ray Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012 | By Shan Li
In the battle of the red sole against design house Yves Saint Laurent, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory after an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. Appeals Court in Manhattan overturned a lower court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different color top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is a monochromatic red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Michael Sporn consistently produces some of the most charming animation for children seen in America, and "The Red Shoes," which airs tonight at 7:30 on HBO, maintains his standard of quality. With its bright watercolor backgrounds, appealing voices and gently didactic tone, "The Red Shoes" offers children and parents a chance to spend a rewarding half-hour together.
SPORTS
June 28, 1985 | JOHN MCGRATH, The Denver Post
Today we will talk about the St. Louis Cardinals. Why? Because, after this last weekend, the Cardinals owned a whopping, four-game lead in the National League East race with a mere 96 games left to play, a status that had their fans performing adagio dances of glee. Cardinals fans are skilled at tasks like adagio dancing, and pottery making, and baking carrot cake, and, of course, bird watching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2006 | From the Washington Post
Moira Shearer, the flame-haired ballerina-turned-actress who became an international star in "The Red Shoes," a poetic and sensual film that inspired generations of young dancers, died Tuesday at a hospital in Oxford, England. No cause of death was reported. She was 80. Using Technicolor photography, "The Red Shoes" (1948) was one of the most stunning films of its vintage, and its entrancing, porcelain-skinned heroine was credited with almost single-handedly popularizing ballet for millions.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
A basket for "Donations" blocked the refreshment table at the opening-night reception for Arnold Schulman's "Sleeping Ugly. " The Santa Monica Playhouse has evidently taken fundraising advice from the Third Street Promenade buskers. But as this quirky, inventively staged world premiere demonstrates, the 50-year-old theater knows how to squeeze the maximum entertainment value out of each dollar. You have to wonder what they could do with a few more. Can't afford a fancy set? Use actors as scenery.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2009 | Kenneth Turan
You've read about it, heard about it, maybe even dreamed about it. The UCLA Film & Television Archive restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-beloved 1948 "The Red Shoes," a sensation at Cannes, is having its North American debut at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. The UCLA restoration does full justice to one of the most exquisite color films ever made.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | Kenneth Turan
After a triumphant world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the North American debut of the newly restored version of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's beloved "The Red Shoes" will take place at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Which is only fitting, because it was the UCLA Film & Television Archive that did the restoration.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2008 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
With new entertainment content suffering because of the writers strike, the dance world, happily, can claim an original voice in choreographer Cheng-Chieh Yu. A onetime performer with Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and a UCLA faculty member for the last seven years, Yu made "Hood, Veil, Shoes" last year for the Sun-Shier Dance Theatre of Taiwan, and the 75-minute intermissionless work received its U.S. premiere over the weekend at UCLA's Glorya Kaufman Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2007
A seasoned leader and sideman who has been on the international jazz scene for more than 20 years, guitarist Bruce Forman has played with a full roster of jazz giants -- Bobby Hutcherson, Ray Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2006 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Red hair, ivory skin, slender, supple limbs and a light but forceful attack: Moira Shearer left an afterimage like nobody else in world ballet. In the tragic finale of "The Red Shoes" -- the 1948 film that made her an international star as the brilliant, suicidal ballerina Victoria Page -- it's easy to summon up her luminous persona in the empty spotlight that we see retracing the path of her choreography.
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