Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America’s spirits and Hollywood’s profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died. She was 85.
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.”
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.