Rodolfo’s death in 1983 caused a major shakeup in the company when he left his 50% stake in Gucci to his son, Maurizio Gucci. Maurizio sought to bury the fighting that had torn the company and his family apart and turned to talent outside of the company for Gucci’s future.He went on to sell his stock in Gucci in 1993 for $170 million to the Bahrain-based investment group, Investcorp. In 1995, a year and a half after the sale of Gucci, he was gunned down by a hired hit man. His ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani was later convicted of arranging the killing.Poor Maurizio...
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The Cure's Robert Smith stated "If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I'll eat meat; that's how much I hate Morrissey". Yet years later, to Entertainment Weekly, Smith says, "He was constantly saying horrible things about [The Cure]...In the end, I kind of snapped and started retaliating. And it turned into some kind of petty feud. I've never liked anything he's done musically, but I don't have any kind of strong feelings of animosity towards him as a person because I've never met him." Whereas, Morrissey refers to Robert Smith as a "whingebag", which is slang for: one who gets all sentimental, cries when drunk, is known as a complainer, and in general, is a total whiner .
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The visibly livid Buckley replied, "Now listen, you queer. Stop calling me a crypto-Nazi, or I'll sock you in the goddamn face and you'll stay plastered." After an interruption by anchor and facilitator Howard K. Smith, the men continued to discuss the topic in a less hostile manner.
27 April 2010
Sunglasses featuring long blue eyelashes & small lenses were dreamed up by designer Schiaparelli in 1951.
But in 1934, Time magazine placed Chanel in the second division of fashion, whereas Schiaparelli was one of "a handful of houses now at or near the peak of their power as arbiters of the ultra-modern haute couture....Madder and more original than most of her contemporaries, Mme Schiaparelli is the one to whom the word "genius" is applied most often".
Schiaparelli’s success caused intense envy on the part of Coco Chanel, her greatest rival. The two were continuously compared and constantly competed with one another. While Chanel was minimalist and conservative, Schiaparelli was outrageous and flamboyant and the pair fought to achieve popularity with the Parisian fashionistas. The rivalry was also heightened by the fact that the two designers moved frequently in the same social circles, with similar ambitions and aspirations. Chanel once called Schiaparelli 'that Italian artist who makes clothes'.
26 April 2010
Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch. Maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies. - Bette DavisThe origin of the Davis-Crawford dispute was over a man – actor Franchot Tone. While Bette Davis was filming “Dangerous” (1935) opposite Tone, she fell in love with him, unaware that he was involved with Joan Crawford at the time. When she found out, animosity sparked. Davis was later quoted as saying about Crawford, “...She’s slept with every male star in MGM except Lassie.” Crawford attempted to become friends with Davis, but unfortunately, the damage was done.
It was not until both were older and lost their star power that the studios invested in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962). Working so closely together on a project gave both actresses the chance to wreak havoc on one another for years of animosity. In one scene, Davis apparently kicked Crawford so hard that Joan ended up in the hospital with bruises and a concussion. When asked about working with Joan Crawford on the film, Bette Davis has commented: “The best time I ever had with Joan was when I pushed her down the stairs.”
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In 1967, Michael cut his Telecaster down to a plank; one of the many modifications he made to his equipment. He still plays this same guitar on stage today. In 1971, Michael’s back was broken in an on-the-job accident in an electronics warehouse. His allergic reaction to the dye used in an X-ray procedure led to a degenerative condition of his spinal cord lining from which he suffers to this day. Michael Yonkers still resides in St. Paul, MN and has recently played shows with such diverse bands as Wolf Eyes, Six Organs of Admittance and Low. (Courtesy of Sub-Pop)
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In 1912, Duchamp painted his famous Nude Descending A Staircase, which caused a scandal at the 1913 Armory Show in New York City. Duchamp developed a type of symbolic painting in which the image depicted successive movements of a single body, closely resembling the multiple exposure photography.