March 18, 1993 |
It's the time of year when the Easter Bunny hops into local shopping malls for photo opportunities with young believers. He also draws a fair number of moms, dads and other potential shoppers. Yet, despite his fame, the bunny can't match the drawing power of the bearded man in the red suit. Last year, the bunny drummed up just 20% of the business that Santa Claus generated, said Stephanie D. Greene, marketing director for the Mall of Orange.
December 24, 2013 |
Forget the jolly fat man in the red suit. In Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital, kids and adults flock to see the Black Santa. Come rain or shine (or snow), the man known as Black Santa sits on the steps of Belfast Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St Anne from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Dec. 17 to Christmas Eve. He's not there to give away gifts but to collect for about 150 local charities. This Santa derives his name from the Anglican clerical cloak (or cowl) that the dean of the cathedral wears.
December 10, 2012 |
First there was surfing Santa Claus and hockey-playing Santa. Now St. Nick is strapping on an oxygen tank to take photos underwater with shoppers at Sport Chalet. The sporting goods chain, based in La Canada, is offering customers a free photo op with a scuba diving Santa on Dec. 15. at several stores including locales in Irvine, La Canada and Rancho Cucamonga. "All this is required is a smile, swimsuit, and towel," the company said in a statement. The scuba diving is limited to those 10 years old and over, although younger kids hoping to gurgle a few Christmas wishes can opt to snorkel with the big guy in the red suit.
May 12, 1994 |
For Nancy Reagan, it's the little red suit. For Larry King, it's his trademark suspenders. For Cher, black Spandex. Most people have their favorite looks, but some cling to styles like security blankets. They get stuck in a fashion rut. You can see these fashion time-travelers everywhere: Women prance around in miniskirts decades after they should be baring their thighs.
June 21, 2013 |
Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has created exclusive outfits for Bruno Mars' upcoming world tour that begins in Washington, D.C., the company recently announced. According to the announcement, the singer will be wearing a series of black Dolce & Gabbana tuxedos and white shirts in the first half of each show, before changing into "a bright red suit matched with an ocelot-printed shirt. " “Bruno's style and music are so eclectic that oftentimes we have taken inspiration directly from his work to create looks that were at the same time in line with his very personal taste, as well as with the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana," designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in the announcement.
June 22, 1988 |
Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States, also became the First Lady of Hockey on Tuesday. In an event hastily tacked on to her official schedule at the Economic Summit here, Mrs. Reagan visited the National Hockey League Hall of Fame here and was the first woman to be honored by the organization. She earned the honor, according to NHL President John Ziegler, when she participated in an NHL "Just Say No" salute at the Capital Centre outside Washington on March 25. As part of Mrs.
June 14, 2013 |
That moment you learn your hero's not who you thought he was - that's how it was for an 18-month-old Massachusetts boy who was brought to tears by Robert Downey Jr. Seems the kid expected to meet the real Iron Man. The one in the suit. Downey, who plays genius billionaire philanthropist playboy Tony Stark as well as the titular character in the "Iron Man" movies, had been in Sunderland, Mass., for a few weeks filming "The Judge" down the street from the Denno family when mom Heather Denno finally took up her husband's challenge to get a photo of the actor, the Boston Globe reported.
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December 7, 1994 |
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson entered a Van Nuys courtroom through separate doors Tuesday, but they left hand-in-hand. After two days of excruciatingly detailed testimony about Reynolds' foundering financial affairs, the couple hammered out an agreement about how much monthly child support he should pay for their adopted 6-year-old son, Quinton. The agreement was reached in Superior Court Judge Robert M.
September 20, 1990 |
Based on its premiere, "The Flash" traps a speedy man in a slow series. It debuts with a two-hour movie at 8 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), bringing America a superhero spun from a DC Comics character who fights crime with blinding velocity. It seems that Central City is being terrorized by biker punks led by a murderer named Pike who is mobilizing his leather-jacketed legions to take over the city.
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December 16, 1990 |
Those probably were not visions of sugarplums dancing through the head of the man I spied dozing on a bench in Santa Monica's Palisades Park. I leaned over him and offered my heartiest Ho! Ho! Ho! He awoke with a start and instinctively started throwing haymakers. Fortunately, he missed. "Oh, it's Santa," the man said when he got a clear look at me. "Sorry. I didn't know who it was."