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November 28, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
On Friday morning, some very happy snow globe fans will return to J.C. Penney stores for a Black Friday tradition that was briefly wiped out last year. Call it the Black Friday Snow Globe Debacle of 2012. J.C. Penney dropped its post-Thanksgiving snow-globe giveaway last year, and a small but determined rebellion took root. It turns out the Disney globes were an entrenched holiday tradition with some customers. Leah New of Memphis was one of them. She and her mom had a mother-daughter tradition of shopping at J.C. Penney every Black Friday and picking up a snow globe.
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November 28, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
On Friday morning, some very happy snow globe fans will return to J.C. Penney stores for a Black Friday tradition that was briefly wiped out last year. Call it the Black Friday Snow Globe Debacle of 2012. J.C. Penney dropped its post-Thanksgiving snow-globe giveaway last year, and a small but determined rebellion took root. It turns out the Disney globes were an entrenched holiday tradition with some customers. Leah New of Memphis was one of them. She and her mom had a mother-daughter tradition of shopping at J.C. Penney every Black Friday and picking up a snow globe.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Rob Kendt, Special to The Times
THINK of it as a pre-Internet "flash mob." In 1987, the celebrated Russian clown Slava Polunin spirited 200 like-minded souls to an uninhabited island off the Gulf of Finland to school them in the art of street theater. Their target was nearby Leningrad and its environs, which the motley assembly reached by boat for a series of unannounced sorties. "We would suddenly occupy a little town, and the people wouldn't know where we came from," Polunin recently recalled with mischievous pleasure.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Last summer snow globes got a reprieve when the Transportation Security Administration relaxed the rule that banned the water-filled tchotchkes from carry-on luggage. But in the clear-eyed cold of winter, it's small comfort -- very small comfort -- as the holiday season approaches. Snow Globe Central of Denver points out the TSA allows only snow globes that appear to "contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis ball size.)" But the most popular snow globes are bigger, and carry much more liquid.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2008 | David Colker
What's the hot present this Christmas? Literally, it's the Jumbo Snowman Snow Globe from Hallmark Cards Inc. The pricey collectible has caused a couple of small fires, according to an alert issued Tuesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It seems the globe part of the 17-inch-tall smiling snowman is large enough to focus sunlight with an intensity that can set something aflame.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2011
SERIES Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry hosts with musical guest Robyn (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Republican debate: GOP presidential candidates discuss issues in Des Moines; moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos (6 p.m. ABC). Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa's sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve in this holiday classic based on the song by Johnny Marks (8 p.m. CBS). The American Giving Awards: Bob Costas hosts this new special, which honors the United States' most deserving charities.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010 | By Joshua Dyer
There once was a young girl who lived in a box. Well, it was more of a shack than a box. Her family had lost their home, their money, their jobs -- everything. She was about to encounter something that would change her life forever. Hope, her parents and her younger brother had just had one of the most difficult holidays that they could remember. Hope was used to getting new dolls, clothes, and candies -- but this year all her parents could give was an old snow globe that her father had found in a nearby dumpster.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | HERB HAIN
M. Balcom of Carlsbad needs metal embroidery hoops , preferably with a 10-inch or 12-inch diameter, but also smaller sizes. Can you help keep Balcom in stitches for a while longer, or will all this hoop-la only cause her to run around in circles? Sonia Eston of Tarzana would like to find someone who can repair a snow globe ; she needs new glass, fluid and snow.
TRAVEL
October 12, 2003 | By Susan Spano
It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice, ending at a high snow-coated corner of the great Russian Orthodox church. There, horrified, I realized that to reach the colonnade, I had to cross a metal gangplank, about 40 feet long, slung over the cathedral's sloping roof from where I stood to the dome.
TRAVEL
December 19, 2010 | By Britta Pichler, Special to the Los AngelesTimes
The snow globe museum in Vienna reveals the history of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. A childhood toy, a delightful gift, a keepsake. Snow globes seem almost timeless. But a visit to an obscure museum in Vienna reveals the origins of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. The Snow Globe Museum is a little treasure off the beaten path — hovering on the edge of the city, but easy to reach with public transportation. To the visitor, only a small sign on the door gives indication of what lies inside.
NEWS
December 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
All Cut Up Films created a holiday present for Angelenos: "Snow Globe Los Angeles. " You can't buy it in a store, but you can tweet it to friends. Freelance filmmaker Colin Mika shot the time-lapse "snow globe" that's a fun tribute to Los Angeles. It's a mash-up of 4,000 still images of L.A. and its environs. It's a nice visual stroll from the Hollywood sign and downtown to the beach (I especially like the fireworks sequence). Along with a Canon 5D MII camera, it was created with "a homemade tilt-shift style lens" and a light bulb filled with water, the website says.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2011
SERIES Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry hosts with musical guest Robyn (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Republican debate: GOP presidential candidates discuss issues in Des Moines; moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos (6 p.m. ABC). Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa's sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve in this holiday classic based on the song by Johnny Marks (8 p.m. CBS). The American Giving Awards: Bob Costas hosts this new special, which honors the United States' most deserving charities.
TRAVEL
December 19, 2010 | By Britta Pichler, Special to the Los AngelesTimes
The snow globe museum in Vienna reveals the history of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. A childhood toy, a delightful gift, a keepsake. Snow globes seem almost timeless. But a visit to an obscure museum in Vienna reveals the origins of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. The Snow Globe Museum is a little treasure off the beaten path — hovering on the edge of the city, but easy to reach with public transportation. To the visitor, only a small sign on the door gives indication of what lies inside.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010 | By Joshua Dyer
There once was a young girl who lived in a box. Well, it was more of a shack than a box. Her family had lost their home, their money, their jobs -- everything. She was about to encounter something that would change her life forever. Hope, her parents and her younger brother had just had one of the most difficult holidays that they could remember. Hope was used to getting new dolls, clothes, and candies -- but this year all her parents could give was an old snow globe that her father had found in a nearby dumpster.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2008 | David Colker
What's the hot present this Christmas? Literally, it's the Jumbo Snowman Snow Globe from Hallmark Cards Inc. The pricey collectible has caused a couple of small fires, according to an alert issued Tuesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It seems the globe part of the 17-inch-tall smiling snowman is large enough to focus sunlight with an intensity that can set something aflame.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Rob Kendt, Special to The Times
THINK of it as a pre-Internet "flash mob." In 1987, the celebrated Russian clown Slava Polunin spirited 200 like-minded souls to an uninhabited island off the Gulf of Finland to school them in the art of street theater. Their target was nearby Leningrad and its environs, which the motley assembly reached by boat for a series of unannounced sorties. "We would suddenly occupy a little town, and the people wouldn't know where we came from," Polunin recently recalled with mischievous pleasure.
NEWS
December 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
All Cut Up Films created a holiday present for Angelenos: "Snow Globe Los Angeles. " You can't buy it in a store, but you can tweet it to friends. Freelance filmmaker Colin Mika shot the time-lapse "snow globe" that's a fun tribute to Los Angeles. It's a mash-up of 4,000 still images of L.A. and its environs. It's a nice visual stroll from the Hollywood sign and downtown to the beach (I especially like the fireworks sequence). Along with a Canon 5D MII camera, it was created with "a homemade tilt-shift style lens" and a light bulb filled with water, the website says.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Last summer snow globes got a reprieve when the Transportation Security Administration relaxed the rule that banned the water-filled tchotchkes from carry-on luggage. But in the clear-eyed cold of winter, it's small comfort -- very small comfort -- as the holiday season approaches. Snow Globe Central of Denver points out the TSA allows only snow globes that appear to "contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis ball size.)" But the most popular snow globes are bigger, and carry much more liquid.
TRAVEL
October 12, 2003 | By Susan Spano
It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice, ending at a high snow-coated corner of the great Russian Orthodox church. There, horrified, I realized that to reach the colonnade, I had to cross a metal gangplank, about 40 feet long, slung over the cathedral's sloping roof from where I stood to the dome.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1997 | MICHELLE BOWERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You know Hollywood's gotten competitive when the people who dream up promotional trinkets for movies start talking about how they expect their talking tissue box to outdo the other guy's blood-spattered snow globe. All year long, studios deluge those in the entertainment media with all manner of toys, gimmicks, doodads and tchotchkes to build awareness for their upcoming movies.
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