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April 14, 2001 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
WHAT IS IT? Two 10 3/4-inch-tall, identical pink glass vases with hand-painted flowers from Bristol, England. There are no makers' marks on them. WHAT'S ITS LEGEND? "These vases were received as a wedding gift by my grandparents, Jessie Davey and Thomas Brimley, in Salt Lake City in November 1888. The vases now belong to me, and I'm curious about them," says Ruth Wilson of Costa Mesa, who remembers seeing them on her grandparents' mantel when she was a child.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2007 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
The Golden Globe nominations appear to reflect the continuing British invasion of American television, with at least 16 nominations involving the United Kingdom and its actors. Hugh Laurie was nominated for Fox's "House"; Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and Samantha Morton for HBO's "Longford," and Ruth Wilson for PBS' "Jane Eyre." Jason Isaacs received a nod for "The State Within," as did James Nesbitt for "Jekyll," both of which were made in partnership between the BBC and BBC America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2010 | By Alison Bell
In early December 1944, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., commander of the United States' 3rd Army, stood with his troops at Germany's doorstep. He'd pushed his men across France toward Germany with furious speed during summer and early fall, but in the last months, as he drove through France's Lorraine region toward the Saar River, progress stalled. Fuel and supplies were running short, and perhaps even more deviling, the weather wouldn't cooperate. Driving rains had mired his troops and grounded the fighter planes and bombers needed for air support.
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December 14, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
The iPod generation -- led by three young stars of the period film "Atonement" -- will be well represented among the nominees parading along the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January. Thursday's nominations include 12 performers in movies and television younger than 30.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2012
UNDERRATED Debo Band: If you saw Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers," you heard the mix of jazz, African and Latin music that defined vintage Ethiopian pop and bandleader Mulatu Astatke. Now this Boston-based band has picked up the same thread with an electrifying new album on Seattle's Sub Pop Records. Full of churning strings, driving horns and flashes of klezmer, Debo Band's eclectic sound should keep any summer barbecue cooking. Ruth Wilson on 'Luther': Though an incongruously rumpled (and cockney)
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
The Glendale School Board next week will consider establishing an orientation center for immigrant children entering the school system. The center would coordinate evaluation and registration of a growing number of students who speak limited English. It would be staffed with English-speaking teachers' aides who speak Vietnamese, Tagalog--the native language of the Philippines--Armenian, Korean or Spanish.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see depicted in the Dec. 13 release "Saving Mr. Banks," that pitted the cranky, obstinate English author (played by Emma Thompson) against the agreeable but resolute Southern California mogul (Tom Hanks). Travers was tough, and veteran costume designer Daniel Orlandi, who had access to both the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Disney Studio archives, wanted to make sure that aspect came across quickly.
NEWS
June 6, 2007 | Tom O'Neil
ABC America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") is Emmy's top ingenue. Past faves in new shows ("Brothers & Sisters") and old ("Desperate Housewives," "Boston Legal") plot a comeback. Other hopefuls: "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Men in Trees." "Path to 9/11" is major mini contender. NBC New Emmy gold-diggers: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and those "Heroes" and "Friday Night Lights" champs. The network triumphed last year with Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU").
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
The third-season finale of "Homeland," Showtime's popular and controversial series about a troubled CIA agent played by Claire Danes, was one of the most debated episodes of last year, with the death of POW turned possible terrorist Nicholas Brody. When the series returns for its fourth season, it will have "a big reset," said Showtime's President of Entertainment David Nevins. "This is a show fundamentally about a field operative," said Nevins, noting that the show has not often shown Danes' character, Carrie Mathison, working as a spy. "The plan now of the new season is to show her on the ground in the capital of a foreign country, doing her job ... it's going to be different.
NEWS
May 21, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Marion Cotillard wore a strapless Dior gown with eye-catching color blocks of blue, yellow, black and pink on a white background to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Blood Ties" on Monday. The dress was shown Saturday in Monaco as part of Dior's Cruise Collection 2014 - a fashion show attended by Cotillard, Jessica Biel and Ruth Wilson, among others.  [Hollywood Reporter] Cotillard's hair was done up in a 1960s style beehive by Robert Vetica. [E Online] Beyoncé invited photographers in to photograph her during a Mrs. Carter tour performance over the weekend, hoping the tight catsuit she was wearing would dispel pregnancy rumors.
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