A custom-made Rolls-Royce, a pair of earrings by the jeweler JAR and a Lucian Freud drawing were among items selling for more than $600,000 at a London fair that combines art and antiques with luxury consumer goods.
The Robin Hood Foundation gala, Wall Street’s largest single-evening fundraising event, raised a record of more than $88 million at its New York dinner last night to feed and clothe the city’s destitute.
Absolute Return for Kids , the charity founded by Arpad Busson , raised 14.1 million pounds ($20.5 million) last night in London, topping its 10 million pound target, as guests including Queen Rania of Jordan and rock group the Killers urged financiers to donate for children.
When investment adviser Kenneth Ira Starr was accused of running a $30 million fraud scheme, the charges didn’t shock lawyers for the late Joan Stanton, an actress who was the voice of Lois Lane on “The Adventures of Superman” radio program in the 1940s.
Yoko Ono, who opposes hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, looks to Pennsylvania and sees her worst fears realized. New York landowners, eager for the cash energy development can bring, see a promised land.
Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep are among the stars flying in for this month’s Berlin Film Festival, bringing political movies to an event that promises to mix a dash of Hollywood glamour with hard-hitting, topical themes.