We can call Amy and Marilyn icons of fashion, yet fashion is something more than a look. It's really a big, bold, unsecret thing. Fashion and persona. It's powerful art, and some like it hot.
Liberace, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Barbara Walters are just a few of the stars I discussed the other day during my delightful interview with one of the brashest woman in show business, Joy Behar, known mostly for being the longest survivor on the gab-fest The View.
There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.
Saturday's episode of Smash, titled "Opening Night," showcased the premiere of Bombshell. Our beloved Marilyn musical has finally opened on Broadway and it's a glorious accomplishment for all parties involved.
On Friday evening, I went to the Landmark Nuart Theatre for the opening night of a one-week run of an amazing documentary about Bert Stern by director Shannah Laumeister, who was there for the evening. We met and chatted after the screening.
Beyond a brand -- fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor's edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it's manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification.
After receiving the title "Hippie Hannah" from none other than the queen of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks, Hannah has embraced her nickname for what it represents. She passionately promotes global awareness and sustainable lifestyle practices through food, fitness and the arts.
It's challenging to savor, or even comprehend, Stern's marvelous images (the most successful ones are based on triangular configurations, so explains the film) given how Laumeister races through them.
When I sat down to compile my list of the all time greatest performances by an actress in a lead role, I went through all the steps I had gone through when putting together the other acting lists.
We can hope our favorite movie will come away with the big prize, but in the long run, some of the best pictures ever made did not receive Best Picture Oscars.
Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.
Could the look of the quintessential American beauty be changing as our population changes?
Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.
Though she was sadly mortal, she was like a goddess in at least one respect: she never got old. Had she survived, she would now be 86 years-old and... and what?
Thursday night was a busy one in the city, and I used it as an opportunity to check out some of the holiday windows on Madison Avenue before heading to a much anticipated spa opening downtown.
Nearly sixty years ago, Marilyn Monroe's moving spirit was captured serendipitously by a 14-year-old Peter Mangone's movie camera as he and the actress strolled the sidewalks of New York together.