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Lois Smith

Marilyn Monroe: The Woman Behind the Icon

Abhishek Seth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Abhishek Seth

Generations after generation have been awestruck by her, her beauty, and her immortal public persona. Behind the glitz, glamour and glimmer, there was one woman to whom Marilyn Monroe owed it all: Lois Weber Smith.

Aisle View: Foote's Vicious Friends

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There are skeletal walls in the three sets in The Old Friends, Horton Foote's posthumously-produced "new" play which the folks at Signature Theatre have happily favored us with.

The Fourth Annual Lilly Award at Playwrights Horizons

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The first I heard of the Lilly Awards was when I was lucky enough to be invited to the fourth annual ceremony on June 3rd, 2013, at Playwrights Horizons presented by The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater.

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.

Recalling the Great, Great PR Woman, Lois Smith

Liz Smith | Posted 02.05.2013 | Media
Liz Smith

This week NYC's intelligentsia took leave of Lois who was much beloved and an all-around wonderful creature. She was retired and living in Massachusetts, even though many begged her over and over to "come back home!"

Money Makes the Word Go Around -- Especially in the Jackson Family. And, Farewell to the PR Great, Lois Smith.

Liz Smith | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"One out of four Americans can't name Abraham Lincoln's assassin!" writes the 60 Minutes poll in the November issue of Vanity Fair. This really means people aren't paying attention.

Remembering Lois Smith

Peggy Siegal | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

Lois was best friends with every film critic and sort of "held their hands" as she presented her beloved clients to them. She gave the filmmakers all the praise and love they so deserved. Talent adored her.

Publicist To The Stars Dies

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese has died...

Garden Party at Goose Creek: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Before you meet the young boy with a curious accessory -- leaves growing from his ankles -- in the new movie from Disney, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, you think the message may have something to do with the environment.

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.