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Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra, who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. …

New Jersey

Roger Perry, Actor on 'Star Trek,' 'The Munsters' and 'The Facts of Life,' Dies at 85

Discovered by Lucille Ball, he also appeared in 'The Thing With Two Heads' and was married to actresses Jo Anne Worley and Joyce Bulifant.<p>Roger …

Star Trek

Jackie Gleason's entirely round ''Mothership'' mansion is for sale

Images: Zillow / Avco Embassy Pictures<p>While Jackie Gleason was delivering laughs in a cramped apartment on <i>The Honeymooners</i>, he was actually coming …

Curvy

Aston Martin used 3D scanning and modern manufacturing to recreate its DB4 GT race car

The British automaker worked out some of the kinks when it reissued its classic coupe.<p>In the early 1960s, Aston Martin built just 75 of its dapper DB4GT racecars. Constructed largely by hand in a tractor factory, the cars were winners on the track but also imperfect products of the era. Using …

Aston Martin

Tab Hunter, ‘Damn Yankees’ Star and Gay Icon, Dies at 86

Tab Hunter, a former on-screen heartthrob and gay icon, has died. He was 86.<p>Hunter died Sunday night in Santa Barbara after a blood clot in his leg …

tabhunter

Can Hugh Hefner's Son Convince His Generation That Playboy Is Sexy?

In the nine months since Hugh's death at 91, Cooper Hefner has stepped fully into his father's role as the creative mind of Playboy<p>Cooper Hefner has …

Chapman University

‘Both Directions At Once’: Lost Coltrane Album Provides Revelatory Insights

It’s one o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, 6 March 1963, and <b>John Coltrane</b>, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones have just arrived at Van …

Soul Music

Himmler's daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

<b>The daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler was hired by West Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) in the 1960s, officials have confirmed.</b><p>The revelation about Gudrun Burwitz was first reported in the German newspaper Bild following her death aged 88.<p>Her father was in Hitler's inner circle and …

Surveillance

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel Air Estate Hits Market for $23.45 Million

Zsa Zsa Gabor's longtime Bel Air home is back on the market, complete with plans for a massive overhaul.<p>A piece of Hollywood history is going back on …

Fine Art

What Makes A Jazz Standard?

When does a pop song become canon — so influential, so durable, that it can be counted among the classics that make up the Great American Songbook?Christian McBride, bassist, record producer and host of NPR's <i>Jazz Night In America</i>, joined Audie Cornish on <i>All Things Considered</i> to discuss just how a …

Trumpeter

11 Truly Spectacular Mid Mod Front Yards

You may have painstakingly design the interior of your Midcentury Modern home, but what about the front yard? Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up 10 …

Palm Springs

Enough parts to build a Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction

This is like a Lego kit for billionaires. Saturday's Coys Auctions event at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom saw the hammer go down on millions …

Supercars

Are physical books making a comeback?

Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, encourages book lovers to sit back and relax. Picture: Alon Skuy

Hyde Park

John Waters and Dita Von Teese Featured in Documentary About Cult Icon Tura Satana

The documentary will be narrated by actress/comedian Margaret Cho.<p>Great news for Tura Satana fans: a documentary about the legendary actress, vedette …

Bruce Lee

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Take You Back to the 1960s in This Hip Photo From Quentin Tarantino’s New Film

Leonardo DiCaprio just gave fans a very small sneak peek of their roles in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film,<i>Once Upon a Time in …

Brad Pitt

Selling Dead People’s Things

<i>Selling Dead People’s Things</i> is a wry, behind-the-curtain peek into the world of antiques and their obsessive owners—while still alive and after …

Selling

Nutty Live At The Purple Pit

One of my favourite bands joins me on the show this week.<p>We chat to Sonny Moon from Nutty about the new album which has been crowdfunded called Live …

New Albums

Mike Myers Hints That ‘Austin Powers 4’ May Be Happening

Some very shagadelic news leaked out of Hollywood this week.In a roundabout way, comedy icon Mike Myers said a new Austin Powers movie may finally …

Austin Powers

Chet Atkins Discusses His Relationship with Gretsch in Previously Unpublished Interview | Bacon's Archive

<b>Editor's note:</b> This post is part of a series of unpublished interviews from the personal research archive of noted guitar writer, Tony Bacon, that …

Guitar

Want a Vintage Rolex That’s Guaranteed Authentic?

A Bergdorf Goodman pop-up shop takes the guesswork out of buying an authenticated vintage watch from brands such as Rolex and Piaget<p>1975 Rolex Cellini, <i>$8,850</i><p>1 of 5<p>•••••<p>By<p>Jacob Gallagher<p>Jacob Gallagher<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacobwgallagher<p>jacob.gallagher@wsj.com<p><b>THOUGH TODAY’S VINTAGE</b> watch …

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'Field of dreams' for vintage car enthusiasts

It’s an unusual harvest in a region known for its bounty. Instead of corn, grain or soybeans a Pierce, Neb., field is filled with classic cars – hundreds of them. The inventory includes automobiles dating back to the 1950s and some have just single or double digit odometer readings.<p>A car …

Music fans mark 70 years since first LP as vinyl enjoys revival

LONDON (Reuters) - In the basement of the British Library, curator Andy Linehan inspects the latest addition to a massive archive of wax cylinders, cassettes, LPs and CDs - a vinyl record that made musical history.<p>Released in the United States in 1948, Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor, performed …

British Library

Sam Mendes to take charge of World War I drama 1917 — hmv

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

All Eyes On Stanley Turrentine’s Remarkable Debut Album, ‘Look Out!’

With his husky, unequivocally masculine, blues-infused tone, Stanley Turrentine belongs to an elite group of saxophonists who developed a distinctive …

Universal Music

Leonard Bernstein Through His Daughter’s Eyes

On the centenary of his birth, a memoir captures what it’s like being raised by a man with mythic successes and long-held secrets.<p>What happens if you are Cinderella and the prince turns out to be your father? Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein’s firstborn daughter, has written a memoir of her …

Flute

How to Wear an A-2 Bomber Jacket - An Essential of Mens Outerwear

A Brief History of The Bomber Jacket<p>On May 9, 1931 a leather flight jacket known as military specification number 94-3040 was adopted as standard …

Men's Fashion

Yvette Horner, France’s Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95

When George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward were writing “Summertime,” the evocative “Porgy and Bess” aria, they probably never imagined that it would one day be performed by a British pop singer known for androgynous outfits and a 71-year-old Frenchwoman with red-orange hair playing an accordion.<p>Yet …

Tour de France

Bats Away! How the US military experimented with bat bombs

World War Two played a lot of roles in history. It shaped the face of the globe, it changed the way nations viewed war and brought about many …

Military

Chappaquiddick Coverup? Kennedy left the scene, did not seek the help of the police or report it to authorities

On the morning of July 19, 1969, the discovery of a dead 28-year-old woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, in the back seat of a car owned by Senator Edward M. …

Chappaquiddick Island