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Cornel Lucas

Cornel Lucas, who died at 92 on Nov. 8, was famous for taking lustrous still pictures of the stars of moving pictures. Born in London, the Royal Air Force...

Paris When It Sparkles

To celebrate its centenary, Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels has designed an exquisite collection, Une Journée à Paris. The house—founded in 1906 by Alfred...

Evening Star

MARLENE DIETRICH canonized the masculine look for women when she appeared in Morocco in 1930 and sang Give Me the Man. These days, it's Giorgio Armani's job to...

5 Cinematic Couplings That Really Have Legs

MARLENE DIETRICH: THE GLAMOUR COLLECTION Josef von Sternberg was a famous Hollywood auteur in 1930 and Dietrich a minor Berlin actress when he cast her as Lola,...

Crafting Couture on The Place Vendome

MENTION PARISIAN JEWELER VAN CLEEF & ARPELS to an expert, and he or she will rhapsodize about the company's enhancement of stones with the minimum use of metal,...

That Old Feeling: Marlene’s Siren Songs

Falling in love again, Never wanted to. What am I to do? I cahn't help it. Love's always been my game, Play it how I may. I was made that way. I...

Traveler's Advisory

Europe Dublin To Francis Bacon (1909-1992), the mess in his London studio was "rather like my mind." The careful recreation of that chaos in a Dublin gallery...

Going Public: Unlocking a 130-Year-Old Firm

For generations of elegant travelers, Louis Vuitton has been the last word in luxury luggage. Marlene Dietrich once crammed 23 trunks bearing Vuitton's famous...

Show Business: Marlene Rides Again

For her first TV appearance this Saturday, Marlene Dietrich has been paid more, minute for minute, than any other star in television history, something in excess...

Music: Weltschmen

The Office of Strategic Services was producing propaganda material to be beamed across the battlefronts into Nazi Germany in 1942, but suspected its Hooper...

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