October 26, 1997
Oct. 30, 1938, was a typical cool autumn Sunday as Baltimoreans relished the news that Hopkins had defeated Haverford College, 7-6, after Charlie Rudo scored on an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. On the other hand, Navy and Penn had slugged it out through four grinding periods to a scoreless tie.Headlines in The Sun promised that the War Admiral-Seabiscuit match race that Tuesday would open a "Brilliant Meeting" at Pimlico Race Course, while Brenda Frazier, New York's "glamour deb," had attended the Velvet Ball that weekend.
November 13, 1995
TRICK QUESTION: Among the many media at the disposal of the CD-ROM, which may be best suited to it?Video and film become grainy and jerky when transferred to computer disks.Photographs, maps and even text lose their crispness on the low-resolution screens of personal computers.Art and animation expressly designed for those screens work better, but must labor under severe limitations.The winner? Radio. The CD format, after all, was originally designed to deliver music, and although the sound cards and speakers most people use preclude true high-fidelity audio, they can deliver radio-quality sound.
February 8, 1994
Because of an editing error, the Joseph Cotten obituary did not run in yesterday's edition. LOS ANGELES -- Joseph Cotten, the polished Virginian who became a star with "Citizen Kane" and went on to play opposite Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and others, died of pneumonia Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 88.Mr. Cotten's smooth, low-key personality made him an ideal leading man for Hollywood's most famous actresses, and his versatility allowed him to play both villains ("Shadow of a Doubt")
August 24, 2002
Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes, 95, a costume designer and theatrical producer, died Aug. 16 in Hudson, N.Y. Known professionally as Edith Lutyens, she created costumes for theater, ballet and film and was a costume consultant to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ms. Lutyens designed costumes for theater productions of The Crucible and A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as for several Ballet Theater productions, including Dim Luster and Fancy Free. She was responsible for the costumes of Orson Welles in his 1946 production of Around the World in 80 Days, and of Katharine Cornell in Antony and Cleopatra in 1947.
October 16, 1993
Gee, this is going to be tough. What's tonight's best bet on TV? A rerun of "When Harry Met Sally . . .?" Or could it be that baseball game on CBS? Yeah, that's the ticket . . . and the way the playoff structure is being tampered with by the team owners, we may look back on this as the last great "old" World Series.* "When Harry Met Sally . . ." (8-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nora Ephron, who wrote "Sleepless in Seattle," wrote this 1989 romantic comedy as well. Both of them star Meg Ryan, which most people know, but here's a more obscure nugget.
March 3, 2006
You know the "type." Bruce Willis, action guy (Die Hard, etc.). Milla Jovovich, seductive slayer of whatever (Resident Evil, etc.). Certain actors seem to thrive on being pigeonholed, with Willis' cop adventure 16 Blocks and Jovovich's futuristic keister kicker Ultraviolet opening today. Not exactly a stretch for either. We wonder, have you ever identified with an actor so strongly in a certain role that you were jarred when he or she tried to exhibit "range"? WHAT YOU SAY Cary Grant in Father Goose (1964)
May 10, 2007
Dreamgirls [Paramount] $35 The two-disc DVD set lives up to its "Showstopper Edition" moniker. It doesn't include any commentary from writer-director Bill Condon, but it's overflowing with extras, including a comprehensive making-of documentary, "Building the Dream," as well as numerous mini-docs that explore the complicated shooting and editing process for the musical numbers, the evocative costume design and even the theatrical lighting. Also featured are Beyonce Knowles' and Anika Noni Rose's auditions, 12 extended and alternate musical numbers and Knowles' music video of the Oscar-nominated tune, "Listen."
March 30, 1991
''Let his blood be upon us and upon our children,'' the mob howled, according to Matthew's gospel, as it demanded the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Many Christians have been taught that this passage cannot be used to blame Jews or Judaism for Jesus' death. It speaks of the behavior of mobs, and of the human heart's inclination to sin and rejection of divinity. More than 400 years ago the Council of Trent drafted a catechism that declared that ''Christian sinners are more responsible for the death of Christ in comparison with certain Jews who participated in it.''Nevertheless, the notion of Jews as ''Christ-killers'' remained in Christian consciousness and culture, stirring pogrom and inquisition, discrimination and hatred.
February 2, 1996
The greatest movie ever, a pair of key figures in the civil rights movement, the greatest soul singer of his generation what a night for superlatives. Oh, yeah, and Miss U.S.A. too.* "Miss U.S.A. Pageant" (9 p.m.-about 11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Sorry, there's no telephone number to call to vote yea or nay on swimsuits; you'll just have to silently put up with a bunch of women parading around in bikinis. There are also evening gown and personality competitions, thank goodness. CBS.* "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom (9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67)