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February 10, 1995 | ELAINE KENDALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first, the road to the Venus de Milo seems to be paved with comedy all the way from Manhattan to Paris. When Estelle Wolfe, widowed for 12 years, opens a letter from a man with the risible name of Dr. Count Francesco von Cockleburg, she immediately invites him to dinner at her Fifth Avenue apartment. Estelle has two daughters: Lisanne, a free spirit currently working as a masseuse in Florida, and Ellen, married to a blustering lout and living in New York.
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December 19, 2010 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
To some discerning eyes, the statue is a satire of classical aesthetics that judge beauty by Western standards. To others, the use of natural, recyclable materials shows the artist's commitment to the environment. And then there was this observation, posted on the artist's blog. "Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting!!!" The artwork in question is a copy of the classical Greek statue Venus de Milo, made out of raw material supplied by China's most beloved mammals. In other words, panda excrement.
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September 30, 1989 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
For several months Norman McComb sat on the porch of his Lakewood home, staring at the enormous tree stump protruding from his front lawn. What he saw inside, he said later, was Venus de Milo, a classic Greek sculpture dating from about a century before Christ. So McComb, a 47-year-old maintenance mechanic and amateur woodcarver, got out his chain saw and chisel. Working evenings and weekends, he began shaping the wood.
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October 13, 2003 | Merle Rubin, Special to The Times
Her image is everywhere, even in advertisements seeking to associate some ephemeral modern product with her timeless beauty. She stands poised in her spot at the Louvre where, more than a century ago, the great German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine "used to talk to her" and where, during "his last visit to see the statue before leaving Paris he burst into tears."
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October 13, 2003 | Merle Rubin, Special to The Times
Her image is everywhere, even in advertisements seeking to associate some ephemeral modern product with her timeless beauty. She stands poised in her spot at the Louvre where, more than a century ago, the great German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine "used to talk to her" and where, during "his last visit to see the statue before leaving Paris he burst into tears."
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January 4, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is the powerful spell cast by advertising? Like a long-ago pop tune unexpectedly heard again on the car radio, nothing seems to make the synapses of memory fire faster. This most mercantile, repetitive and 20th century form now has its own museum--in the same royal palace by the Seine that houses the "Mona Lisa" and "Venus de Milo."
WORLD
December 19, 2010 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
To some discerning eyes, the statue is a satire of classical aesthetics that judge beauty by Western standards. To others, the use of natural, recyclable materials shows the artist's commitment to the environment. And then there was this observation, posted on the artist's blog. "Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting!!!" The artwork in question is a copy of the classical Greek statue Venus de Milo, made out of raw material supplied by China's most beloved mammals. In other words, panda excrement.
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October 22, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Art historian Michel Laclotte was appointed director of Paris' Louvre by French President Francois Mitterrand on Wednesday. Laclotte, 57, replaced Michel Delignat-Lavaut at the museum that houses the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and thousands of other masterpieces.
TRAVEL
November 1, 1987
Art Buchwald's "The Six-Minute Louvre" reminded me of our trip to Paris in 1962 with our sons, then 13 and 14. My husband and I took them to the Louvre and, while our youngest, guidebook in hand, looking at the "Mona Lisa" would not believe that she and "La Giaconda" were the same, our oldest came running to us, shouting, "I know where the exit is!" I think he saw the "Venus de Milo," the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and the "Mona Lisa" in five minutes flat, beating the record by one minute.
NEWS
October 28, 1997
Bob Manning, 71, a singer from the Big Band era who recorded for Capitol Records. His work was recently reissued on the Capitol CD "Great Gentlemen of Song." Manning sang with the Ziggy Elman Band, the Art Mooney Orchestra and Tommy Dorsey. His recording career began after he was discovered on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts." He became famous in 1953 for what many consider the definitive recording of "The Nearness of You."
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January 4, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is the powerful spell cast by advertising? Like a long-ago pop tune unexpectedly heard again on the car radio, nothing seems to make the synapses of memory fire faster. This most mercantile, repetitive and 20th century form now has its own museum--in the same royal palace by the Seine that houses the "Mona Lisa" and "Venus de Milo."
NEWS
February 10, 1995 | ELAINE KENDALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first, the road to the Venus de Milo seems to be paved with comedy all the way from Manhattan to Paris. When Estelle Wolfe, widowed for 12 years, opens a letter from a man with the risible name of Dr. Count Francesco von Cockleburg, she immediately invites him to dinner at her Fifth Avenue apartment. Estelle has two daughters: Lisanne, a free spirit currently working as a masseuse in Florida, and Ellen, married to a blustering lout and living in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1989 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
For several months Norman McComb sat on the porch of his Lakewood home, staring at the enormous tree stump protruding from his front lawn. What he saw inside, he said later, was Venus de Milo, a classic Greek sculpture dating from about a century before Christ. So McComb, a 47-year-old maintenance mechanic and amateur woodcarver, got out his chain saw and chisel. Working evenings and weekends, he began shaping the wood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992
AIDS activist Michael Weinstein has declared his candidacy for the Los Angeles City Council in the 13th District, where the incumbent, Michael Woo, is giving up the seat to run for mayor. Weinstein, 40, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, pledged to "take back our city from developers, corrupt and inept politicians and bureaucrats, and the cynics and doomsayers."
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November 11, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Le Louvre." Gessler. $99.95. What a seductive idea: the Louvre sans crowds and aching feet. Forget it, unless art delivered on a conveyor belt is your idea of an aesthetic experience. Surveying works in six categories--the Orient, Egypt, Greek and Roman, sculpture, paintings and art objects--a male voice provides snippets of context while an unseen woman announces objects like guests at a ball: "Cycladic idols," "Venus de Milo, 2nd Century BC," "Borghese vase, Italy, 1st Century BC."
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