| May 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Shoe maestro Christian Louboutin breezed into Los Angeles from Paris for an in-store appearance Wednesday at his Robertson Boulevard boutique. The following day, Louboutin, clad in a day-glo polo shirt and his signature denim high-top sneakers, chatted...
| Apr 4, 2010
As the successful head of two distinctly different Burbank business enterprises, Joan Castle Joseff achieved two equally distinct reputations.
As president of Joseff Precision Metal Products -- it primarily makes aircraft and missile parts -- she was...
| Jun 20, 2010
At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled.
What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
| Apr 14, 2011
Before Chasen's and the Brown Derby, way before Sam Nazarian or even Wolfgang Puck, the first restaurant guy who catered to Hollywood was Adolph "Eddie" Brandstatter. He had the "Brandstatter touch": one part dapper European suavity — he brought a...
| Nov 21, 2010
The Dangerous Otto Katz
The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy
Bloomsbury: 366 pp., $26
He had at least 21 aliases. He insisted that he was briefly Marlene Dietrich's husband in 1920s Berlin, which was probably not so, though he was possibly...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:29 PM
Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.)
I was at the Charlie,...
| May 1, 2011
| 1:12 PM
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| Feb 8, 2011
Lesley M.M. Blume, the New York editor of an online culture and style website, hardly cuts the profile of someone with her Manolo Blahniks stuck in the cement of the past.
Which makes it all the more curious that she stitches her days with a bevy of...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Haight-Ashbury, rock ’n’ roll and mind-altering drugs gave rise to an unusual burst of creativity that married type designs, images and explosive color on esoteric psychedelic posters. Artists embedded in the San Francisco hippie culture...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:24 AM
She was a glam queen when it still mattered: Marlene Dietrich was born 110 years ago this year and The Criterion in New Haven will be offering a tribute to her in the Movies and Mimosas series each weekend in September, beginning Sept. 3 and 4 at 11:30 a....
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Queen of the Sun
Sept. 10, 6 p.m., $5. Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven. 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org.
The Magic Trip
Sept. 14, 9 p.m. Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.org.
The Big Lebowksi
Sept. 10, 7 p....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
BERLIN — More than any other place in Europe, Berlin is a work in progress. Over the last two decades, ripped-up tracks and a canopy of cranes have signaled its rebirth as a great city. If you haven't been here lately, you won't recognize the place....