January 20, 2010 |
Julie Andrews wants to make one thing perfectly clear -- she's not making a comeback as a singer. For the last few months, Andrews has been trying to dispel rumors that she has had vocal reconstruction surgery. Back in 1997, she had non-cancerous nodules removed from her throat, silencing the glorious soprano that graced the Broadway musicals "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot" and film classics such as 1964's "Mary Poppins," for which she won a best actress Oscar, 1965's "The Sound of Music" and 1982's "Victor/Victoria."
September 4, 2012 |
We learned the other day that the average allowance given to kids is now $15, according to the American Institute of CPAs. Now comes word that the Tooth Fairy is also pretty generous. Our friends at Visa say the average chunk of change left under the pillow for teeth-losing kids is now $3 per tooth . And that's apparently at the low end of Tooth Fairy largess. Some kids receive as much as $20 per tooth. The experts say Tooth Fairy inflation is not to be taken lightly. When kids compare notes on how much they scored, it can be hurtful to little feelings if it's discovered that the Tooth Fairy leaves bigger bucks to some than to others.
October 14, 2007 |
Gregory MAGUIRE, our leading reinterpreter of classic stories, doesn't just tell tales with his own twist: He reimagines them from the ground up.
January 21, 2010
"Drool" A desperate housewife is on the run with her kids after her new friend accidentally kills her no-good husband. "Extraordinary Measures" Based on the real-life story of a man who risked everything to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease. "Legion" When God loses faith in mankind, he sends in his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. "Tooth Fairy" A hockey player must serve as a real tooth fairy after he discourages a child's dreams.
April 7, 1996 |
The Chinese toss the tiny teeth onto roofs. Mexicans offer them to el raton, a gray mouse, and Swedes sweep them under the rug. If these rituals sound strange, how about the American custom: bartering with a nocturnal fairy? The Tooth Fairy made her debut in the United States around the turn of the century, rooted in the belief in fairies imported by immigrants from Great Britain. But while unique, our custom is no fly-by-night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
The article, "Trash Industry Faithful Friend of O.C. Officials" (March 30), was read with a great deal of interest, especially the quote attributed to Harriett M. Wieder: "I don't see any problem. . . . I think we've done a very good job in keeping the industry clean here. The contributions haven't made any difference." I betcha Hattie believes in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the innocence of youth. . . . ALAN L. BLUM, Balboa Island