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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Joshua Greene Conversation

The Joshua Greene Conversation

Joshua, with your own photography, what subject matters are you drawn to? I do love architecture, gardens and flowers, food, and people. Basically, I love following the light. Can you tell us a little bit about your company, The Archives, a company committed to the restoration and preservation of photography, and […]

by × October 30, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions is the must-have book that every Marilyn fan has been waiting for. Milton H. Greene (1922 – 1985), already very well respected for his fashion photography for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met […]

by × October 2, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

There is no doubt that Hollywood is a hotbed of ghost stories. There are several ‘Haunted Hollywood’ tours with an abundance of stories to be told; some perhaps are wish-fulfilment (surely there ‘must’ be stories about Marilyn Monroe!) whilst others seem to have more grounding from genuine tales. What is […]

by × July 11, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

The transformative power of extreme footwear is explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. On display are more than 250 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world, many for the first time. Curator, Helen Persson, has sourced shoes from private individuals, wardrobes […]

by × July 26, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Love Is Enough: William Morris & Andy Warhol

Love Is Enough: William Morris & Andy Warhol

“Art isn’t about what you make but what you make happen.” – Jeremy Deller When artist, Jeremy Deller, was invited by Modern Art Oxford to examine two of his artistic heroes in an unconventional exhibition that draws surprising connections between these two iconic cultural figures, few could imagine the result. […]

by × January 4, 2015 × 1 comment

Travel

Copacabana Palace, Rio

Copacabana Palace, Rio

If the Copacabana Palace Hotel looks somewhat familiar it might just be that it was inspired by two of the ‘grand dames’ of the Cote d’Azur – Nice’s Negresco and Cannes’s Carlton. Built in 1923, it was the first true luxury hotel in South America and before long, like its French […]

by × August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

Travel

The Charlie, Los Angeles

The Charlie, Los Angeles

The Charlie really is one of West Hollywood’s hidden gems. A cluster of 17 British style shingled cottages set amongst beautiful foliage dotted with hummingbirds, and shaded corners to hide away with a good book. In fact, The Charlie is one helluva hideaway; a place for a dreamy one night […]

by × August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Pearls at the V&A

Pearls at the V&A

‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls’ – Coco Chanel  Pearls, is a collaborative exhibition between the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, which explores the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present day. More than 200 pieces of jewellery and works of art are on display, […]

by × October 20, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

That Reminds Me by Norman Zierold

That Reminds Me by Norman Zierold

That Reminds Me is a charmingly constructed conversational memoir by writer and author, Norman Zierold. Reading the book, I genuinely felt like I was sitting down having tea with Norman, as he gaily recounted adventures and stories from the golden age of Hollywood. His style is refreshing; he draws his […]

by × March 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

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

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

Last week I spent a fascinating afternoon wandering around the backlot at 20th Century Fox. A friend is working on a film there and for me, nothing beats the buzz of a working studio. I’m familiar with most of the studios in England: Pinewood, Shepperton, Leavesden et al, but everything here in Tinseltown is on a […]

by × February 25, 2012 × 3 comments

Arts & Culture

American Prince

American Prince

Tony Curtis wasn’t just an actor, he was a movie star, something altogether different. Although if you asked Tony how he viewed himself, surprisingly he would say that he was an artist (as in painter) before actor. As a child growing up on the east side of Manhattan, he would […]

by × October 7, 2010 × 0 comments