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Jackie Collins emerges as a good sport in Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

They don’t quite bellow: “She’s a hot-blooded beauty in love with power”, but even the production notes for this admiring documentary about Jackie Col(...)

Lisa Steele, general manager of the Culloden Hotel and Gerard Gormley of Gormley’s Fine Art, pictured with Boxing Bear by Patrick O’Reilly, €85,000, at the launch of Art and Soul – The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair which will take place at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, between June 26th and July 18th.

Six bidders battled it out this week for the Andy Warhol-signed screenprint Renaissance Paintings which was purchased at Adam’s Mid-Century Modern sal(...)

Chanel No5 is what comes to mind when we think of perfume itself

Despite the perennial status of beauty products in popular culture, it is unusual for any one product to transcend its genre for long. Certainly there(...)

West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Technicians handle Banksy’s Show me the Monet, a reimagining of Claude Monet’s water lilies, at Sotheby’s in central London.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

Banksy’s reimagining of Claude Monet’s Impressionist water lilies has fetched more than £7.5 million at auction, easily surpassing expectations. Show(...)

Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. Known by the gossip columns as “Naughty Norah”, she married three millionaires and spent their money with relish. Photograph: Getty Images

Many years ago, my mother went through a brief phase of inventing words and expressions. “He was hyrannical,” she would say, to describe someone who h(...)

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