February 5, 2012 |
Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe. Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of course, these romances may not last, or they may even end tragically - just think of poor Jack and Rose in "Titanic" - but it doesn't matter. Movie audiences crave these idealistic, sexy trysts. Here's a look at some of the best films in the romantic travel genre: All aboard!
October 24, 2010 |
Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hollywood costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac was mentored by the legendary Edith Head, who died 29 years ago today. He is frustrated by long-standing accounts that credit Givenchy with the classic black H-neckline dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina" ["Impressions of a Legend," Oct. 3]. Here, from his memoir-in-progress, Dorléac gives Head her say on the controversy: Secondhand accounts can ruin someone's reputation as much as malicious rumors.
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August 19, 2012 |
French-born Veronique Peck, who was the widow of actor Gregory Peck and an ardent supporter of civic and cultural causes in her adopted country, died Friday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 80. As a young journalist, Veronique met Peck in 1953 when she interviewed him for a French newspaper. They were married on New Year's Eve 1955, soon after his divorce from his first wife was finalized. "I just participate in everything Greg does. I like it that way. I am not a career woman," Veronique told The Times in 1967 when the newspaper named her Woman of the Year.
July 3, 1999
I suppose we should be grateful that blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is finally getting his due for "Roman Holiday" (" 'Roman Holiday' Was No Lark," by Steven Linan, June 26), but that's no reason to refer to the script's credited co-writer as Ian McKellen Hunter. For the record, that fine writer's name was Ian McLellan Hunter. A.L. HERN Los Angeles
October 20, 1989 |
Audrey Hepburn, in Bangladesh as good-will ambassador for UNICEF, today began a tour of dusty, poor and crowded northern Bangladesh to tell mothers ways to combat disease among children. Hepburn, who won an Oscar for her role in "Roman Holiday," arrived Thursday for a six-day visit as special representative of the U.N. Children's Fund. "In our part of the world we know much about you by just floods and tragedies that struck Bangladesh.
December 24, 1996
Screenwriter Bob Shayne will moderate "Hollywood, Love and Laughter: The Romantic Comedy Then and Now," a 10-part UCLA Extension course that begins Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The program will feature screenings of such romantic classics as "It Happened One Night," "His Girl Friday" and "Roman Holiday," and lectures by screenwriter-director James Brooks, critic Peter Rainer, producer-director Jerry Zucker and others. The fee for the course is $365. Information: (310) 825-9064.