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Arts & Culture

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Mildred Shay was an American film actress of the 1930s. Although never a Hollywood leading lady, this never stopped Mildred living like one. The eldest daughter of a wealthy lawyer, Shay came from a comfortable background of West Palm Beach old money, and when she was 19 years-old, the family […]

by × December 17, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The Richard Burton Diaries

The Richard Burton Diaries

 – “At about 12 noon this same day I did something beyond outrage. I bought Elizabeth the jet plane we flew in yesterday. It costs, brand new, $960,000. She was not displeased.” September 30, 1967 – The Richard Burton Dairies is just short of a tome; any heavier and I […]

by × January 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, National Portrait Gallery

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, National Portrait Gallery

Surprisingly, Marilyn Monroe visited England just the once in her short lifetime. During the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, Monroe and Arthur Miller rented Parkside House in Surrey from July – November 1956. During this time, the British press followed Marilyn whenever and wherever possible. […]

by × November 10, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Firefly, Jamaica

Firefly, Jamaica

“Firefly has given me the most valuable benison of all: time to read and write and think and get my mind in order. I love this place, it deeply enchants me. Whatever happens to this silly world, nothing much is likely to happen here. The sentences seemed to construct themselves, […]

by × August 21, 2012 × 0 comments