Monthly Archives: August 2008

Found: Soul in the Hamptons

Aretha Franklin gets a little respect in East Hampton. Photo by Cesar Vera/Ross. By Mary Lyn Maiscott I am staring into Christie Brinkley’s baby-blue eyes. This does not look like someone who has just gone through an ugly divorce, someone … Continue reading

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Rocking and Rolling with Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman in Randall Miller’s film, Bottle Shock. By Victoria Looseleaf Just a few hours after an earthquake hit the City of Angels, your faithful reporter sauntered into the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, adjacent to my abode, to … Continue reading

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Jew on a Camel

By Victoria Looseleaf (we shortened it from ‘Looseleafkowitz’) After much ballyhooing and back-and-forthing between a battery of New York publicists and this ink-stained wretch, it came to pass that I was able to both celebrate my father’s 84th birthday in … Continue reading

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Debt in Venice

Gondolas at the Rialto Bridge. Photos © Victoria Looseleaf, 2008 By Victoria Looseleaf It’s been a while since your devoted scribe has posted, but she has been on a series of—as always—remarkable journeys. My most recent excursion was to Venice, … Continue reading

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