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

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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

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

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

Grandad leaves behind treasure trove of 80,000 records, believed to be Australia's biggest collection

What is thought to be Australia's biggest record collection is up for grabs.<p>The collection belonged to Gold Coast grandfather, Ken Perkins, who left …

Vinyl Records

Olivia de Havilland, 101, on suing Feud: TV show 'put false words in my mouth'

The words come via email but the voice echoes down from Hollywood’s golden age.<p>“The creators of Feud used my identity without my consent and put false words in my mouth, including having me publicly calling my sister, Joan Fontaine, a ‘bitch’.”<p>It is Olivia de Havilland, aged 101, writing to the …

Hollywood

First James Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

<b>Eunice Gayson - the actress who played the first "Bond girl" - has died at the age of 90.</b><p>She played Sylvia Trench in 007's 1962 debut, Dr No.<p>During the filming Gayson helped calm Sean Connery's nerves so he could deliver the spy's most famous catchphrase - giving his name as "Bond, James Bond" - …

James Bond

Princess Grace of Monaco’s diamonds on display in Canberra

Some of Princess Grace’s most spectacular diamonds can currently be admired in a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels at</i> …

Grace Kelly

A New Golden Age for the Tiki Bar

Half a century after the tropical craze of the 1960s, the modern age of escapism is taking cues—and inspiration for giant rum drinks—from the past.<p>There are no TV screens inside the Polynesian, the giant new tiki bar that opened three stories above Times Square over Memorial Day weekend. That means …

Alcohol

This "astronaut" carving on an old Spanish cathedral isn’t what people think it is

If you’ve ever watched the television show <i>Ancient Aliens</i>, you’ve glimpsed the flashy pictures, the narration, and the “proof” of extraterrestrials in …

Paranormal

The secret love affair between Kim Novak and Sammy Davis Jr., one that Hollywood's most powerful people stopped

It was only 51 years ago that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of interracial marriage, which, in the grand scheme of time, isn’t that long ago.<p>Prior …

Los Angeles

The Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Recalls Those Final Moments

Infamous photographs, taken seconds after Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, show him lying on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel's kitchen. A teenage busboy kneels beside him, cradling the senator's head.<p>That busboy was Juan Romero.<p>Kennedy was running for president and had just won …

Robert F. Kennedy

Now That’s a Smart Watch: A Closer Look at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Handsome Polaris Collection

In Partnership with Jaeger-Le Coultre To the glee of some, and the chagrin of others, one of the latest trends amongst high-end watchmakers is to …

Watches

Hollywood Flashback: How Sinatra and the Men of 'Ocean's 11' Made Vegas "Pop" in 1960

Amid the all-female ensemble of 'Ocean's 8' set to hit theaters June 8, Sin City found its glitzy reputation through the original quintessential "Rat …

Profit

1933 Hutchinson 24' Triple Cockpit Runabout

This 1933 Hutchinson 24′ Triple Cockpit Runabout is one of three mahogany boats built by the Hutchinson Brothers Boat Works of Alexandria Bay, New …

Sailing

Aboard the Orient Express: The iconic and elegant 1920s train is back at its best

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is synonymous with bygone opulence, romance and intrigue – and it's firmly back in vogue, says Fiona Vlemmiks.<p>A …

Trains

Lotus Esprit – The Quintessential 1970s Supercar

In the mid-1970s, English automaker Lotus replaced the Europa, a boxy, mid-engined pocket-racer for driving enthusiasts, with a now-classic wedge …

Classic Cars

In the Car Museum Race, Some Drop Out

LAS VEGAS — On the final day of move-out for the Auto Collections at the Linq Hotel & Casino, Rob Williams sat at a lonely wooden desk on one end of 125,000 square feet of emptiness. The only trace of the hundreds of cars that have passed through here over nearly 40 years were the oil stains on the …

Museums

Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.<p>“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land.”<p>On Sunday, July 17, 1955, film producer and showman Walt Disney greeted thousands of eager visitors at the grand opening of …

Walt Disney Company

Distracted Driver in a Toyota Corolla Destroys Family's Treasured 1931 Ford Model A

A two-year, father-and-son restoration of a family heirloom ends in the worst possible way.<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's …

Toyota Corolla

JULIE NEWMAR Reports She’s ‘Healing Beautifully’

Posted By Dan Greenfield on May 26, 2018 | 1 comment<p><i>Excellent news.</i><p>Julie Newmar recently suffered a heart attack (click here) but we’re happy to say …

Heart Attacks

Extra Swanky

‘I’d rather slash my wrists’: Craig’s massive Bond backflip

The man who claimed he would rather “slash his wrists” than reprise the role of James Bond has had a change of heart and will do just that: Daniel …

James Bond

Groovy midcentury home with original retro details wants $600K

Located in Saint Paul’s Mac-Groveland neighborhood<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Saint Paul, Minnesota<p><b>Price:</b> $599,900<p>This midcentury modern in …

Living Rooms

A Voyage Through Time | Sea to Believe

Since the first world cruisers set sail into the unknown, many millions of passengers have taken to the sea. Journeys once undertaken only by nervous emigrants, such as the legendary Transatlantic, are now treasured holidays. The liners of old, with their packed steerage classes, have given way to …

Sydney