May 29, 1994
The way the area golfing scene has gone this spring, it seems reasonable that when Baltimore area Open and Amateur qualifying is held by the Maryland State Golf Association at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Tuesday there will be some Hobbit's Glen members moving on to the championships.It's also a good bet that they will be members of "Guido's Group."Talk to players like Mike Panos, Jay Stosz and others who helped the Columbia club score a major upset in winning the Maryland State team match title, and later have individual successes, and they will say the real winner is Columbia resident Gary Guido.
June 4, 1999
Since its initial release 36 years ago, Federico Fellini's "8 1/2" has become such a filmmaker's talisman, quoted in almost every student film and Woody Allen movie you can think of, that it's difficult to take it on its own terms -- as a great film, no more, no less.Happily, the task has been made easier by the recent re-release of the film on a gloriously restored 35 millimeter black and white print, which arrives at the Charles Theatre today. And a fresh look at the movie many considered Fellini's masterpiece reveals a work that is as funny, glamorous, ingenious and morally relevant as it was the first day it was screened.
November 14, 1991
"Nine" was far from a standard musical when it opened on Broadway in 1982, and it is far from a standard selection for the Vagabond Players.Not only is this Maury Yeston-Arthur Kopit musical based on the seemingly unlikely source of Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical, impressionistic film, "8 1/2 ," but the original production featured a cast of 21 women and one man (and several children), most of whom spent most of the show moving around a set that represented a Venetian spa.At the Vagabonds, director Todd Pearthree has trimmed the cast down to 13 women, one man and one child, and the fluid way he choreographs their movements on the constricted set is a mini-marvel.
May 9, 2004
On May 7, 2004 JASON LEE of Baltimore formerly of Pasadena. Beloved husband of Heather N. Mc Crone (nee Burmeister); loving son of Patricia Guido Hill and the late Donald Mc Crone, Jr. and grandson of Margaret Mc Crone and Donald Mc Crone, Sr. Beloved father of Ashley L., Breanna L. and J. Hunter Mc Crone; dearest brother of Tara Guido, Bradley Williams and Allison Schank. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 3204 Mountain Rd. (Pasadena)
June 6, 1999
I almost didn't see "8 1/2 " again. A press screening of Federico Fellini's 1963 film, which opened at the Charles on Friday, was scheduled during a particularly harried week. When that Friday rolled around, my eyes were, as we say in the trade, seriously bleeding. "How big a deal would it be if I canceled?" I wondered. "I must have seen '8 1/2 ' a dozen times by now."My conscience won the day, and I went to the Charles anyway. And what I saw was a brand new movie. It wasn't just the sparkling new 35 mm print, with its velvet blacks and dazzling whites.
July 26, 1998
JERUSALEM - During the Israeli premiere of his movie, "La Vita e Bella" ("Life Is Beautiful"), Italian director Roberto Benigni scanned the darkened theater, watching the faces around him.His film, a comic love story set against the horror of a Nazi concentration camp, received a standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Festival earlier this year. But here, in a country that rose out of the ashes of the Holocaust with 350,000 survivors among its nearly 6 million citizens, Benigni worried about the reception his film would receive.