October 30, 1996 |
Was this a peep show or a fashion show? Bare breasts and backsides were everywhere yesterday in the finale of Ellen Tracy's exhibition. The mostly male photo corps was in wolf-whistle heaven, but others thought Ellen Tracy's designer had lost her mind or her scruples. "It's like resorting to shock value for the sake of a show, because they don't have enough talent to just do the clothes. And when it becomes about the bodies rather than the clothes, we've got problems in this industry," said Bud Konheim, president of Nicole Miller, which operates a boutique in Manayunk.
May 2, 1996 |
Gosh darn it, Sharon Stone will not sell herself by doing nude scenes - not for any price! "If somebody says to me the movie is going to make $5 million if you take off your clothes . . . I am probably not going to do it," the actress said in an interview to air tonight on the syndicated TV program, "Extra. " Didn't you see the trailers for her movie opening Friday, "Last Dance"? She's got lank hair! She looks crummy! She's a serious actress now! So no more of that "Basic Instinct"-"Sliver"-"Casino" nudity stuff.
June 5, 1989 |
After watching Romance in rehearsal, the production's scenic designer, Phil Graneto, turned to Carol Rocamora and said, "Where's the nude scene?" She laughed. The very idea of erotic nudity in any play that Carol Rocamora puts on is downright funny. She doesn't believe in it. Everybody who knows her knows that, and Graneto knows her well. His question wasn't entirely a joke, though. Playwright Ernest Joselovitz's script calls for a couple to get into bed together and not to sleep.
July 24, 1986 |
No nudes is good news to the folks of Lower Township, the awkwardly named municipality with jurisdiction over the Delaware Bay shore beaches along the southwestern edge of Cape May County. The Township Council recently decided to amend a 1965 ordinance prohibiting "lewd and indecent behavior. " The amendment arose after Superior Court Judge Paul Porreca ruled that three men arrested for sunbathing nude on Higbee Beach (an out-of-the-way clump of dunes where nude bathers traditionally gather)
December 3, 2004 |
Sharon Reed didn't merit a Top 10 list, but the anchor who put the nude in the nightly news got a chance to sit down with David Letterman on the CBS Late Show last night. Letterman, who had razzed the former Philadelphia newsie for two nights this week, was a gentleman. Reed generated national attention over her Nov. 15 first-person story about posing nude for a photographic installation as a ratings stunt on her current job in Cleveland. "He was warm, he was kind, he was funny," Reed said.
September 5, 2012 |
If you're looking for a way to be cool - not just comfy but cool - take off all your clothes. At the 16th annual Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe, which runs Friday through Sept. 22, nudity seems to be the prevailing fashion statement. In the Live Arts portion - 16 productions invited and backed by the organizers - five acts include nudity, and in one of them, a movement-theater piece, Untitled Feminist Show , no one wears anything at all for an entire hour. That's the most ever: Last year, no Live Arts show listed in its description that its production "includes nudity" (though one actually did)
September 26, 2011 |
THERE'S GOOD AND BAD news for fans of HBO's "Hung. " There is even more nudity and sex in the upcoming season, which premieres next Sunday, but it does not feature Elkins Park native Rebecca Creskoff . "I am probably the one with my clothes on the most for a change," the redheaded beauty told us recently by phone. Creskoff, a Cheltenham High and Penn grad, plays Lenore, one of male prostitute Thomas Jane 's two female pimps. Creskoff says that when she first realized how much nudity would be required of Lenore, she had a huge fear about nudity but was reassured when her mother Betty Jane , who goes by BJ, encouraged her. "She said, 'This is a big opportunity.
March 7, 1991 |
Swimming pools could be more risque than strip joints if Pennsylvania enacts a proposal to ban full and even partial nudity - live or on film - in bars and restaurants that serve liquor. Topless bars would be no more. Bachelor parties would be either tamed down or forced into private locales. Even dirty photographs would be nixed in places where booze is sold. In short, there wouldn't be much tease and very little strip. Why? "It's the wrong kind of entertainment," said Rep. Jerry Birmelin, the Wayne County Republican who is sponsoring the measure.
October 26, 1988 |
Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. Recipe for a traditional wedding? Sometimes. But in this case the ingredients aptly describe the return of "Let My People Come," Earl Wilson Jr.'s musical comedy revue. The show, back in the city after an absence of a year and half, provides the old. What's new is the Arch Street Theatre, at 722 Arch, a 150-seat cabaret that will be christened tonight by the return of "Let My People Come. " What's borrowed (or in this case, licensed)
August 11, 1999 |
Bill Vogt is fighting for the right to be nude on Higbee Beach. But his wife, Arlene, says she will settle for the right to go topless - just like her husband and other guys. Arlene Vogt, 37, took off her bikini top over the weekend on the once-but-no-longer-nude beach long enough for a police officer to give her a citation for being nude in public. "I pointed out I was in the same attire as my husband - a bikini bottom," Vogt said yesterday outside the Lower Township Municipal Court building, where she pleaded not guilty and requested a trial.