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FriarsClub-Sinatra4FriarsClub-Sinatra2FriarsClub-Sinatra3The Friars Club remembered entertainment icon Frank Sinatra this evening at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.

Guests included: Larry King, Dionne Warwick, Steve Tyrell, Robert Devi, and Deana Martin, along with members of the Wounded Warriors (U.S service members).

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SantaCon2015gSantaCon2015cSantaCon2015hSantaCon: East Village, NYC – Dec. 12, 2015

Photographs: Stephen Wise

 

RememberingMarvinHamlisch1RememberingMarvinHamlishNow Available: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: “The People’s Composer” a photography book celebrating the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012), an iconic American composer and conductor — created by Terre Blair Hamlisch and photographer Len Prince (photo, left and center, Todd Ellison, right)).

Mr. Hamlisch’s contribution to the American Songbook includes music from the films: The Way We Were, The Sting and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Mr. Ellison, who worked with Mr. Hamlisch on Ballroom and The Nutty Professor, commented that he especially liked “While I Still Have The Time.”

Ferrari290MMThis 1956 Ferrari 290MM was sold for $28 million at Sotheby’s in NY today.

TELTEL2“Arabs could be swung on an idea as on a cord; for the unpledged allegiance of their minds made them obedient servants. None of them would escape the bond till success had come, and with it responsibility and duty and engagements. Then the idea was gone and the work ended in ruins.” T.E. Lawrence, Revolt in the Desert (Doran, 1927)

A trove of T.E. Lawrence materials will be part of the Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts sale at Christie’s NY, 12/8.

BlackLivesMatterNBC“You have obviously resisted the tyranny of the neighborhood—that defeatist and basically cowardly notion that to excel in academics is to succumb to the ‘white thing’ or that you are fools to apply yourself when there are easier ways to get over…” Arthur Ashe, Address to a Black College graduating class

 

Dorthy1Judy Garland’s “Dorthy” dress (1 of 10), from The Wizard of Oz, sold for $1.5 million today at Bonhams in NYC.

A Munchkin Soldier Jacket, also from The Wizard of Oz, went for $12,500.

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