On July 28, a man hiding his face with a hat and scarf entered the world-famous InterContinental Carlton Cannes hotel in France. He passed through a set of locked French doors, pointed a gun at three security guards, two jewelers and a manager, and took $136 million worth of diamonds just as they were about to be placed in secure display cases. He then left the hotel and disappeared into the stream of people enjoying an afternoon stroll along the Mediterranean.
The Shaw Festival begins its second century with an exemplary roster of entertainments, including at least one show that deserves to make the journey from pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario, Canada) to Times Square.
Like a grisly car accident, it’s hard to avoid staring when a great actor gives a lousy performance in a horrible movie. One recent example is Michael Caine in “Harry Brown,” where the two-time Oscar winner impersonates Charles Bronson ’s vigilante from “Death Wish.”
Tony Curtis , the 1950s Hollywood heartthrob who won acclaim as a sleazy press agent in “Sweet Smell of Success” and earned stardom as a skirt-wearing saxophone player in “Some Like It Hot,” has died. He was 85.