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Associated Press"She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite." Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
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Sentinel Staff WriterShe's done movies that either weren't finished or went straight to video. The "break-out role" hasn't happened. But just when you write Jessica Biel off as Justin Timberlake's girlfriend, or the new face of Revlon, or more "celebrity" than actress, she...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe director of the bubbly Priscilla, Queen of the Desert tackles the bubbly playwright Noel Coward for Easy Virtue, a loose but spirited adaptation of Coward's scandalous Jazz Age romp. All that bubbling means that some of the froth floats off this...
His public schedule listed no official events, so President Barack Obama had plenty of time to devote to being a weekend dad and spouse. The president and first lady Michelle Obama watched daughter Malia's soccer game for an hour Saturday morning in...
Special to the TribuneA success de scandale in its 1933 premiere, "Design for Living," Noel Coward's mordantly dark and delicious defense of non-traditional romantic arrangements — or what one character scathingly calls "a three-sided erotic hodgepodge" — still carries...
Times Staff WriterIs Paris Hilton glamorous? She meets all the criteria. She's young, shiny, obscenely rich and reckless. She does precisely as she likes. She's an heiress. Old money! (Mature, anyway.) She is pure, uncompromised artifice. Noel Coward or Preston Sturges...
Theater CriticThere are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
Times Staff WriterTHERE won't be a sign, and every doorway will look the same. The street won't appear on a map. The taxi driver won't know how to get there. But somewhere near the guesthouse in the heart of the Marrakech medina where you booked a room, a gaggle of...
On the opening night of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," Kevin Spacey, Naomi Watts and a crush of theatergoers pressed into the St. James Theatre. But the man most instrumental in its transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre was...
Tags: Eyewear, New York, August Wilson, George W. Bush, Naomi Watts
Staff reporterMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST THE BARN HOUSE Joining us in the studio tonight will be Ed Zotti, the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope and author of the new book The Barn House , which tells the story of Zotti attempting to rehab his old Chicago...
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
More than a few readers have sent messages questioning what, exactly, I value in an automobile. These inquiries have often included helpful suggestions concerning the kind of flying leap I can take and where. Let me explain. What I value in a car is...
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