Art Shay has been a troublemaker ever since he moved from the Bronx to San Francisco to become Life magazine's youngest bureau chief at 26. "That was recently," he jokes, "in 1948."
On election day of that year, then-California governor and Republican candidate for vice president Earl Warren was po ... More >>
It's high time to brave the Pasadena Freeway, thanks to four landmark Pacific Standard Time shows with ambitious curators, catalogues, and historical reach in Pasadena. Pasadena/San Marino has its PST "focus" weekend this Saturday and Sunday, which means lots of extra events.
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Life magazine called it "the skinny dip you'll never see."
In what would have been Marilyn Monroe's last film role, the buxom, platinum-haired icon frolicked in and around a swimming pool for the unfinished Something's Got to Give in 1962, a remake of the screwbal ... More >>
Garden Grove PDCatherine Becker is after your manhood.Updated after the jump: Catherine Becker is the new Lorena Bobbitt -- and her chilling lack of remorse (so far) upgrades her to Bobbitt 2.0. She'll be in court at 1:30 p.m. today. Originally posted July 12 at 10:35 a.m.
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Sophie DuvernoyGeorge Herms: Xenophilia, 2011
George Herms: beat legend, assemblage artist, free jazz enthusiast, Mexican marijuana fan. At a sprightly 75, he's still producing vast amounts of work in his Topanga Canyon studio. He's also the focus of a new show that opened last Friday at the ... More >>
Life MagazineWeHo starlets with cigarettes: a fading graceUpdated after the jump: The outdoor smoking ban passed last night, even after some awesome characters in bondage and mohawks (apparently not too convincing) showed up for public comment.
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Governor Brown vs. the deficitGovernor Jerry Brown reached out to the broke-ass peoples of California this evening in his career-second State of the State Address, telling us over and over that he respects our right to vote. (He even juxtaposed our glorious ballot-wielding powers with a shout ... More >>
Julien's AuctionsNow on display at the Ponte 16 resort in Hong KongIt was a charged weekend at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills -- most of all, during the paddle war over one of Michael Jackson's most crowd-pleasing staples: the Swarovski-studded glove he wore throughout the "Bad" tour.
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Life Magazinemen at a bar
One of the more irritating things about hanging out with heavy drinkers, other than the where-are-your-keys debate, the plummeting conversation skills, the mad pool games, etc. has always been the nagging suspicion that, despite all rational signs otherwise, they'll ... More >>
Edith Shain, who claimed to be the white-clad nurse in the famous V-J Day photo died Sunday at the age of 91 in her Los Angeles home, according reports. The iconic photograph, which shows a nurse being dipped and kissed by a soldier, was snapped by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstadt ... More >>