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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2008
Those who never had the pleasure of dining at Haussner's in East Baltimore missed the experience of fine German cuisine in the company of a vast collection of artwork. Original paintings in gilt frames filled almost every inch of the walls while marble busts on pedestals were close enough to the tables to be silent dinner partners. All of these works were from the Haussner family's private collection. A similar display can be found in the Mount Vernon home of Phil Baty and Ron Peltzer.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
Screenwriter David Seidler knew he was treading a royal-blue carpet studded with land mines when he tackled "The King's Speech. " But nothing would deter him from telling that rarity - an inspirational story that actually is inspirational. Seidler, born in Britain and brought to the United States as a boy during World War II, revered King George VI ( Colin Firth) as a steadfast monarch and a personal hero. George VI conquered a merciless stammer: the same obstacle that afflicted Seidler in his youth.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | August 26, 2002
One of Baltimore's faded architectural gems, the historic Brexton apartment building in Mount Vernon, is finally getting a much-needed facelift. Nearly three years after buying the vacant Victorian landmark at auction for $112,000, Zumot Real Estate Management of McLean, Va., has begun restoring its exterior at an estimated cost of $500,000. But a complete rehabilitation plan still has not been finalized for the six-story building, which dates from 1891 and was briefly the childhood home of Wallis Warfield Simpson, who became the Duchess of Windsor.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2008
Those who never had the pleasure of dining at Haussner's in East Baltimore missed the experience of fine German cuisine in the company of a vast collection of artwork. Original paintings in gilt frames filled almost every inch of the walls while marble busts on pedestals were close enough to the tables to be silent dinner partners. All of these works were from the Haussner family's private collection. A similar display can be found in the Mount Vernon home of Phil Baty and Ron Peltzer.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 28, 1998
NEW YORK -- Rick Patrick, a 42-year-old painter from Michigan, had just submitted the winning bid of $4,250 for a "medicine spoon" once owned by the Duke of Windsor, an item experts had valued at no more than $600. He sat back, reached beneath his folding chair in Sotheby's auction room, and pulled out a small paper bag.Inside was his lunch."It's important to economize," he explained.Patrick's home-packed meal -- a sandwich and a Coke -- was the only thing that came cheaply this week at Sotheby's.
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April 24, 2006
April 24 1916: Some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. 1986: Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor, for whom King Edward VIII had given up the British throne, died in Paris at age 89.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 2, 1996
It's pearl-clutching time.If you didn't get a piece of the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis legend at the four-day auction of her estate last week, jewelry designers want to make sure you won't be crying in your hankie for years to come.In the fall, in a store near you, there will be Jackie-inspired large costume brooches, rings and, oh yes, three-strand pearls. Will Jackie O's pearls sweep aside the ubiquitous Y-necklace? Picture it: the three female cast members of "Friends" get corporate mid-level jobs (no downsizing for them)
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By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Chicago Tribune | March 25, 1993
NEW YORK -- His Ladies, an ever-growing sisterhood of th very rich, the very famous and the very social, were legend. His twice-yearly showings, in the cream-and-gilt luxury of the St. Regis Hotel here, amounted to eagerly anticipated gatherings of the cashmere-and-pearls clan -- always carefully timed to dovetail with the luncheon seating at old-money favorite, La Cote Basque. But suddenly, it's all over.After 25 years, dressing stylish women from the Duchess of Windsor to Nancy Reagan, Adolfo will close his Manhattan made-to-order and ready-to-wear salon April 30.The shy, diminutive designer, who made his mark with luxurious, custom-made knit suits in the style of Chanel, announced that he will close his signature clothing business, which is estimated to produce a wholesale volume of about $12 million annually, to concentrate on his substantial roster of licensees.
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By Fred Rasmussen | October 27, 1991
From The Sun Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1841OCT. 30: The Weekly Sun of this morning contains the full trials of Jefferson Griffith, Alexander Curran, William Hanna, Frederick Konig and Patrick McDivitt for the murder of John Bigham. Single copies for sale at the desk with or without wrappers -- price 6 cents.NOV. 1: The police would do a favor to many if they would keep an eye on a collection of youths who congregate in and about the corner of Hawk Street near Centre Market, particularily on Sunday.
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By Fred Rasmussen | August 7, 1994
From The Sun Aug. 7-13, 1844Aug. 9: We observe by the eastern papers that the season for clam bakes has arrived, and the immense crowds of clam eaters are on the move to participate in the glorious festivals.Aug. 13: On Friday last, some persons who were engaged on the shore of the Patapsco River, a few hundred yards below the Lazaretto Light House, discovered the remains of a human body.From The Sun Aug. 7-13, 1894Aug. 7: Ocean City was never more attractive than this summer. The bathing never seemed better, the fish never nibbled at the hook more freely, nor the wind never filled the sails more beautifully on the Synepuxent Bay.Aug.
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April 24, 2006
April 24 1916: Some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. 1986: Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor, for whom King Edward VIII had given up the British throne, died in Paris at age 89.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2005
Frances Marlow Lemoine, who in her six decades in the floral business created arrangements for Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Windsor, died Sunday of cancer at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson. The former Ruxton resident was 84. Several generations of brides, debutantes and party planners sought her advice. In a 1961 Evening Sun article, she said she would create a debutante's corsage based on the girl's complexion and the cosmetics she wore. She believed in creating a flower arrangement to fit her customers, and regularly asked multiple questions to better understand their personalities.
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By JACQUES KELLY | January 8, 2005
I OPEN MY mail this week to find three different catalogs containing an inventory of boxes, tubs and racks designed to organize a home. I guess all these containers are designed to camouflage the post-Christmas clutter - and maybe put things in order for the new year. I grew up in a house full of inventory, and yet for the most part, there was very little left in a jumble. There is nothing quite like a big Guilford Avenue rowhouse to neatly contain the accumulations of a lifetime or two. The only thing better would be a bigger house in Roland Park, Catonsville or Guilford.
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By Michael Kilian and Michael Kilian,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 4, 2002
NEW YORK - The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were quite possibly the most overblown and superficial personalities of the 20th century, but they did manage to make their contribution to society, which the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is celebrating with a lavish new exhibition called Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set. Their legacy can be summed up with one word: style - her nearly perfect taste and his inventive personal flair, which became...
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | August 26, 2002
One of Baltimore's faded architectural gems, the historic Brexton apartment building in Mount Vernon, is finally getting a much-needed facelift. Nearly three years after buying the vacant Victorian landmark at auction for $112,000, Zumot Real Estate Management of McLean, Va., has begun restoring its exterior at an estimated cost of $500,000. But a complete rehabilitation plan still has not been finalized for the six-story building, which dates from 1891 and was briefly the childhood home of Wallis Warfield Simpson, who became the Duchess of Windsor.
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By JACQUES KELLY | October 30, 1999
IT IS NOT OFTEN that a Baltimorean gets her own chapter on the Arts and Entertainment Channel on cable television. This Tuesday night, on "Biography," our own Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, gets her hour-long tribute.It was a cool and perfect May morning, the day before the Preakness, when I met Philip Armstrong Dampier, the British-born producer and director of this program. Just over from London, he had booked a room at the Mount Vernon Club of Mount Vernon Place and, to his surprise, discovered that this beautiful club was the last address in Baltimore that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor actually spent a night.
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By Fred Rasmussen | May 31, 1992
From The Sun May 31-June 6, 1842MAY 31: Advice to Parents -- As this is the season for summer complaint and worms, you should be extremely careful, of your children, and as soon as you perceive the first symptoms approaching, administer some of Sherman's celebrated lozenges to them.JUNE 2: Some citizens residing in the vicinity of Baltimore and Spring Streets desire us to call the attention of the proper authorities to the annoyance they experience from assemblages of impudent and lawless boys in that quarter.
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By JACQUES KELLY | October 30, 1999
IT IS NOT OFTEN that a Baltimorean gets her own chapter on the Arts and Entertainment Channel on cable television. This Tuesday night, on "Biography," our own Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, gets her hour-long tribute.It was a cool and perfect May morning, the day before the Preakness, when I met Philip Armstrong Dampier, the British-born producer and director of this program. Just over from London, he had booked a room at the Mount Vernon Club of Mount Vernon Place and, to his surprise, discovered that this beautiful club was the last address in Baltimore that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor actually spent a night.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
Sarah Klinefelter believes in dressing appropriately, whether for dinner or travel. But that had not been as simple as it sounded in the years since the city's department stores vanished. While Klinefelter's first foray into retailing was a garden gift shop, her business evolved to cope with what she recognized as a chronic shortage. Baltimore, says Klinefelter, a former nurse, "had no place to shop for dresses."So when the 51-year-old Ruxton resident moved Littlefield's to Lake Falls Village, Klinefelter added clothing to her inventory.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
Eleanor Addison Williams Lanahan Miles, a civic activist and friend to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia at White Banks, her Queenstown home. She was 96.A stylish woman who favored tailored suits, Mrs. Miles remained active into her 90s. She sat on the boards of charitable and civic organizations.She had served on the Women's Board at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1946 to 1954, and the boards of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera.
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