By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | July 20, 2003
Talk about a gimmick that won't go away. Feature films shot in 3-D -- the ones for which you wear funny glasses, with the actors always reaching out from the screen -- have been around for more than 75 years, ever since an adventure flick called Power of Love (the tale of a sea captain in California during the 1840s) was released in 1922. Since then, they've had their Golden Age (the 1950s) and even a mini-resurgence (the early 1980s). But they've never become a cinematic staple; detractors insist they're silly, and some doomsayers have claimed they'll damage your vision (like sitting too close to the television, one supposes)
By Special to the Sun | April 6, 2003
A Memorable Place Brazilian farm, waxing and waning By Sally Foster SPECIAL TO THE SUN Can we visit Picada?" I asked Rejane. I knew the farm had been more or less abandoned after her grandfather died. Still, I had fond memories of the old homestead in the interior of Rio Grande do Norte state in Brazil. I remembered the carnauba trees growing along the river banks and at the edge of the lagoon. I also thought of the farm workers and their simple adobe homes. I used to stop and talk to the women, sitting on the ground, smoking their pipes and shelling long green beans called feijao verde.
By GREGORY KANE | November 3, 2002
TROY BRAILEY, hitching his way from South Carolina to Baltimore in the 1930s, probably had no idea he'd end up in wax. Brailey, through the kindness of strangers willing to pick up a black man headed north, found his way to Baltimore and worked as a shoeshine boy, presser and waiter before moving on to greater things. Those "greater things" are the reason the Great Blacks in Wax Museum unveiled last month its wax figure of Brailey, the legislator and civil rights activist who died in 1994.
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2002
Fifty years have passed since two young women hauled the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas into a studio in New York City where he read the story A Child's Christmas in Wales and the half-dozen poems that became one of the most popular recordings in the history of literature. All three were making their first record. Barbara Cohen Holdridge and Marianne Roney Mantell, both then 22, were founding Caedmon Records with about $1,500 and more or less unlimited hope. They gave Thomas a $500 advance and a promise of 10 percent of the royalties.
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | April 28, 2002
True, the glasses are goofy-looking, and the strain on your eyes can be a bit much. But when 3-D movies are good, they're worth the headaches. Like when the evil henchman from House of Wax jumps out of the audience and onto the screen. Or when a desperate Grace Kelly in Dial M for Murder lunges for your hand while she's being strangled. Or when the eyeball in Friday the 13th Part 3 lands in your lap. Ladies and gents, that's entertainment: the kind of good time only a 3-D movie can provide.
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | April 7, 2002
It had been a tiring week for Daryl Cochrane, a period filled with long, busy days at work and not much time for sleep. So, when Saturday finally came around, he and good friend John Morrison decided to treat themselves to a few hours of quality relaxation. Instead of ordering pizza, grabbing a six-pack and spending valuable couch time in front of the TV, Cochrane and Morrison headed to Nickel, a new men's spa in lower Manhattan. There, they passed the afternoon catching up on each other's lives over manicures, facials and glorious Swedish massages.
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2002
Maureen O'Neill was a 10-year-old in Youngstown, Ohio, when she made her first Ukrainian Easter egg by drawing a geometric design in wax on an egg and dipping it into richly colored dyes. Every Easter since then the 33-year-old Hampden resident yearned to make the labor-intensive eggs again, but was unable to find someone to teach her. "Every year I thought there's got to be some church where little old ladies are sitting there doing Ukrainian Easter eggs," she said. On Saturday, O'Neill sat in a Highlandtown storefront, painstakingly dotting designs on a white egg with melted beeswax, and dipping the egg again and again into jars of brilliant red, yellow and orange liquid.
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2002
A wax figure of Bea Gaddy -- a woman called by many the "Mother Teresa of Baltimore" -- was last seen gracing the second floor of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, rubbing shoulders with the likes of civil rights leader Clarence M. Mitchell Jr., singer Billie Holiday and impeccably dressed ragtime composer Eubie Blake. But in recent weeks, a vacant patch of carpet is the only sign that Gaddy was part of the Baltimore museum's exhibit showcasing famous Marylanders. That will change Wednesday, when the museum unveils a new wax rendering of Gaddy on what would have been the Baltimorean's 69th birthday.
November 21, 2001
In the Region Daily BWI flights to Cumberland are delayed again The launch of state-subsidized air service between Cumberland and Baltimore-Washington International Airport - already delayed once - is being postponed again as the carrier works to get the necessary clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration. The flights - three round trips per day during the week and two per day on weekends - were scheduled to begin Nov. 1, then Nov. 29. Each trip includes a stop in Hagerstown.
By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2001
Dr. Elmer P. Martin, co-founder and president of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc., died Thursday of an apparent heart attack while on a Nile River boat trip in Egypt. He was 54 and lived in Randallstown. Recalled as an educational visionary who wanted to bring both little- and well-known incidents of black history to life, he founded the museum with $30,000 he had saved to buy a home. The museum opened in 1983 in a storefront on West Saratoga Street. Today, the museum is in several rowhouses and a former fire station in the 1600 block of E. North Ave. and attracts about 275,000 visitors annually.
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