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MUSEUMS What A Treasure Trove in Beyrouth!

WHAT A CLEVER MUSEUM, filled with treasures from 8000 years, but presenting them close to you and with ample space! That’s unique: From outside a huge temple, inside just an enormous hall with a circumferential gallery. The objects not separated from the visitors, you can (could!) touch them, at least gaze at them from centimeters … Weiterlesen »

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CLUBS How To Become A „Son of the Desert“

FOR AGES I WANTED TO BE A „SON OF THE DESERT“. This worldwide fan club of the wonderful comedians Laurel & Hardy, founded after millions of people saw their hilarious film „Sons of the Desert“ (when the two escaped their wifes and sec-retly joined a males-only meeting of early playboys somewhere in California, but were … Weiterlesen »

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TREASURES Collectors Corner (No. 41)

It’s strange but they cultivated the art of the movie poster down there in Spain – in all sizes and longer than in any other country. For ages the film companies (and cinemas) employed artists to produces dramatic star images with brush und paint, and there were thousands of so called „Heralds“ or „Handouts“. That’s … Weiterlesen »

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MUSEUMS The News To Use … (No. 26)

Some cities have nothing, some have everything! Venice is such a town. And now there opens another museum, the only one of its kind in Italy: the „Museum of Parfume“. They put into the same building as the already world-famous „Museum of Costumes and Film“, the Palazzo Mocenigo, and on show are the most beautiful … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS The News To Use … (No. 15)

It’s an Italian castle near Siena in Tuscany and once it was owned by Italian movie giant Lucchino Visconti (1906-1976) who made films like „The Leopard“, „Death in Venice“ and „Ludwig II“. And his beloved star was the Austrian male beauty Helmut Berger (still alive). Everytime they wanted to enjoy their love, they escape to … Weiterlesen »

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BIOGRAPHY Let’s Get Personal … (No. 12)

It was 1957, I was 17 years old, a tall boy with golden hair and the looks of a German warrior. That’s what I tell myself. True is that a film director was looking for extras, came to the Gymnasium in Tegernsee (Bavaria) and picked me. I had to ask the school to do without … Weiterlesen »

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FILM A Conversation Piece … (No. 13)

After filming „Brannigan“ in London, John Wayne had an idea of gratefulness: Back in the USA, he had a thick coffee cup with a gold-plated grip made of porcelain in his name for all the important people connected to this movie (It#s said that he came up with ca. 30 cups). You remember the film … Weiterlesen »

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FILMS A Conversation Piece … (No. 9)

… „Let’s get out of here“! The cineasts counted more than 150 films in which somebody says this phrase at least once, in every sixth movie more than once. Naturally, it is used predominantly in gangster flicks (crime scenes) and western films (saloon shootings). But not only – just think of „Gone With the Wind“ … Weiterlesen »

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STARSTYLE In Praise Of … Angelina Jolie (No. 1)

I discovered this advertisement in „the Namibian“, the daily newspaper of Namibia. Hollywood-star Angelina Jolie with the cast and crew of the filming of „Beyond Borders“ (has anybody seen it?) thanked „the People of Swakopmund and all of Namibia“ for their incredible support „… with all our hearts“, she writes. I can’t think of another … Weiterlesen »

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