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January 22, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
David Bowie, the art museum exhibition, is due to open March 23 for a four-month run at London's venerable Victoria and Albert Museum. For art-world purists who decry the trend toward celebrity-driven programming -- something not unheard of at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others -- it's one more sign that they'll just have to “turn and face the strange changes,” to quote a Bowie refrain from...
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January 22, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
David Bowie, the art museum exhibition, is due to open March 23 for a four-month run at London's venerable Victoria and Albert Museum. For art-world purists who decry the trend toward celebrity-driven programming -- something not unheard of at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others -- it's one more sign that they'll just have to “turn and face the strange changes,” to quote a Bowie refrain from...
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FOOD
July 16, 2003
Thanks for the piece on Napa Rose ("A Wine Adventureland," July 9). One of my most memorable meals was consumed over 2 1/2 hours at Victoria and Albert's, crown jewel of Disney World dining experiences at the Grand Floridian Hotel. No mouse-shaped butter, but attentive service and a sumptuous meal, paired with exquisite wine selections. I was completely won over. Dorothy Duder North Hollywood
IMAGE
August 29, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Twenty-eight years after her death, and more than 50 years after first wowing audiences on the big screen, Grace Kelly, the statuesque blonde with the impossibly small waist and flawless face, continues to inspire designers and admirers alike. Few celebrities will ever live the sort of life enjoyed by Kelly, who was born in Philadelphia, started her career in the '40s as a New York model, came to Hollywood prominence in the '50s and later became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Jodie Burke
Sarah Ferguson, Britain's famous flame-haired divorcée, is haunted by old loves. "I didn't fight for my own heart in my marriage" she says, looking slender and chic in a black dress and Christian Louboutin high heels during a recent visit to Los Angeles. She is referring to, of course, her tumultuous, high-profile relationship with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Her candid confession may explain why she was attracted to the royal romance at the center of "The Young Victoria," the period costume drama she produced with Graham King and Martin Scorsese.
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April 22, 1990 | JUDI CULBERTSON and TOM RANDALL, Culbertson and Randall are free-lance writers/photographers living in Port Jefferson, N.Y.
One of the most fascinating places in England will open its gates for three days in May, then lock them again for another year. Behind those gates is a strange mixture of history, art and mortality. The Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, Queen Victoria's shrine to Prince Albert and her own burial place, is open to the public only on the first Wednesday and Thursday in May and on the Wednesday closest to May 24, Victoria's birthday.
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December 18, 2009 | By Betsy Sharkey FILM CRITIC >>>
"The Young Victoria," starring Emily Blunt as the 18-year-old queen of England circa 1837, is such a rich pastiche of first love, teen empowerment, fabulous fashion and fate that you almost wish a few brooding vampires had been thrown in for good measure, since that's the crowd that should fall head over heels for this movie. Which isn't to suggest that "Young Victoria" is sophomoric. It is anything but. What filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has done in this delicious historical romance is capture that hot blush of pure emotion that comes before kisses, sex, heartbreak and the rest can dilute it. Vallée understands the power in the promise of things to come, and though kings and queens might abuse the power, the director uses it wisely.
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December 17, 2009 | By Jodie Burke
The diamond ring on Emily Blunt's finger is so blinding, it appears she might have ransacked the Crown Jewels during her recent stint playing the teenage queen of England in her new movie "The Young Victoria." Wearing a skin-tight, black Roland Mouret mini-dress, long hair loose around her shoulders, Blunt, 26, described by her colleagues as "warm, friendly, funny and down-to-earth" enters the lounge of the Four Seasons Hotel looking cool and glamorous, more '60s Mod than 19th century empress.
IMAGE
August 29, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Twenty-eight years after her death, and more than 50 years after first wowing audiences on the big screen, Grace Kelly, the statuesque blonde with the impossibly small waist and flawless face, continues to inspire designers and admirers alike. Few celebrities will ever live the sort of life enjoyed by Kelly, who was born in Philadelphia, started her career in the '40s as a New York model, came to Hollywood prominence in the '50s and later became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.
TRAVEL
March 23, 2003 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
A major exhibit on the popular Art Deco movement, which influenced design as diverse as architecture and jewelry in the last century, opens Thursday at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. More than 300 paintings and works of sculpture, furniture, textiles, fashion, film and more, from New York to Shanghai, will be part of "Art Deco: 1910-1939." Artists and designers include Rene Lalique, Fernand Leger, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann and Coco Chanel.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2009 | By Betsy Sharkey FILM CRITIC >>>
"The Young Victoria," starring Emily Blunt as the 18-year-old queen of England circa 1837, is such a rich pastiche of first love, teen empowerment, fabulous fashion and fate that you almost wish a few brooding vampires had been thrown in for good measure, since that's the crowd that should fall head over heels for this movie. Which isn't to suggest that "Young Victoria" is sophomoric. It is anything but. What filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has done in this delicious historical romance is capture that hot blush of pure emotion that comes before kisses, sex, heartbreak and the rest can dilute it. Vallée understands the power in the promise of things to come, and though kings and queens might abuse the power, the director uses it wisely.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2009 | By Jodie Burke
The diamond ring on Emily Blunt's finger is so blinding, it appears she might have ransacked the Crown Jewels during her recent stint playing the teenage queen of England in her new movie "The Young Victoria." Wearing a skin-tight, black Roland Mouret mini-dress, long hair loose around her shoulders, Blunt, 26, described by her colleagues as "warm, friendly, funny and down-to-earth" enters the lounge of the Four Seasons Hotel looking cool and glamorous, more '60s Mod than 19th century empress.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Jodie Burke
Sarah Ferguson, Britain's famous flame-haired divorcée, is haunted by old loves. "I didn't fight for my own heart in my marriage" she says, looking slender and chic in a black dress and Christian Louboutin high heels during a recent visit to Los Angeles. She is referring to, of course, her tumultuous, high-profile relationship with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Her candid confession may explain why she was attracted to the royal romance at the center of "The Young Victoria," the period costume drama she produced with Graham King and Martin Scorsese.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
A wonder of 17th century Japanese craftsmanship, the black and gold lacquer trunk known as the Mazarin Chest is an export product. That's not exactly a compliment in the world of high art. In this case, a European-style chest made in Japan for a foreign market is adorned with scenes from Japanese literature, but a tradition of decorative restraint is subsumed by a European appetite for ornamental excess. Nearly every available space is filled with intricate patterns and narrative imagery.
FOOD
July 16, 2003
Thanks for the piece on Napa Rose ("A Wine Adventureland," July 9). One of my most memorable meals was consumed over 2 1/2 hours at Victoria and Albert's, crown jewel of Disney World dining experiences at the Grand Floridian Hotel. No mouse-shaped butter, but attentive service and a sumptuous meal, paired with exquisite wine selections. I was completely won over. Dorothy Duder North Hollywood
TRAVEL
March 23, 2003 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
A major exhibit on the popular Art Deco movement, which influenced design as diverse as architecture and jewelry in the last century, opens Thursday at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. More than 300 paintings and works of sculpture, furniture, textiles, fashion, film and more, from New York to Shanghai, will be part of "Art Deco: 1910-1939." Artists and designers include Rene Lalique, Fernand Leger, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann and Coco Chanel.
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Public abuse of the crowned heads of England is nothing new, as we discover in "Victoria and Albert," by Richard Hough. Long before Charles and Di, Andrew and Fergie, or even Edward and Mrs. Simpson, the British monarchy was already afflicted with petty scandal and bad press. "The Court is plunged in shame and mortification," thundered one 19th century courtier over a nasty little squabble that became an affair of state because it took place in the royal household.
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Public abuse of the crowned heads of England is nothing new, as we discover in "Victoria and Albert," by Richard Hough. Long before Charles and Di, Andrew and Fergie, or even Edward and Mrs. Simpson, the British monarchy was already afflicted with petty scandal and bad press. "The Court is plunged in shame and mortification," thundered one 19th century courtier over a nasty little squabble that became an affair of state because it took place in the royal household.
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