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Jessica Sherr

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
by on Playing Around

We meet Bette Davis having just walked out of the in progress 1939 Academy Awards. She’d been in Hollywood all of ten years, many of

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Woman Around Town: Abigail Aldridge –
Manhattan’s Mad Hatter

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

Fall Fashion Week delivered the expected. High-end threads hung on beanpole models as they walked straight lines and maintained serious dispositions. Uptown, there was a

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War Horse Jumps from the Page,
To the Stage, to the Screen

Sunday, December 25th, 2011
by on Playing Around

War Horse, written by Michael Morpurgo, has been produced for the stage in Britain and the U.S., and now Steven Spielberg brings the story to

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Fireworks on 59th Street

Sunday, December 19th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Presenting…in person…/That 3′ foot 3 bundle of dynamite…Baaabeee…June! [applause] Hello everybody/My name is June (beat) What’s yours? With that speech, ten- year-old Bonnie Langford made

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Turner Classic Movies—Where Stars Shine

Friday, August 20th, 2010
by on Playing Around

By Charlene Giannetti Reality shows make overnight celebrities of normal (or next to normal) people. In a time when Snooki becomes a media sensation without

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American High Style

Stunning Designs from the Past at Brooklyn Museum

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Is there anything more enjoyable than looking at stunning clothes by great designers from the past? I don’t think so. So enjoy this panoply of gowns, suits,

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Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day — And Any Day

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
by on Reading Around

Rupert Brooke, the World War I poet, once wrote in thinking of his beloved, “Today, I have been happy. I held a memory of you.”

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Victoria’s Real Secret—The Victorians Knew Underwear

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
by on Living Around

He eased her up and unfastened the back of her dress. She knew she should stop him, but she did not, though the last tatters

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