March 4, 1994 |
Red is for passion, for blood, for danger - and for those slippers craved by the doomed heroine of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about the young woman who gets the shoes she wants and promptly dances herself to death. Based on that primal tale, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes - a 1948 classic recently restored - places the woman's desire in the context of the postwar ballet world. Where, for Andersen, the story framed a conflict between Christian duty and personal vanity, for the filmmakers it is a double allegory.
December 19, 1993 |
The Red Shoes, the legendary 1948 movie that made a star of Moira Shearer, impelled millions of little girls to aspire to careers in the romantic, glamorous, beautiful world of ballet. Of course, the film didn't have much to say about throbbing calves, punishing diets and unemployment lines, but such things are about waking up. The Red Shoes was about dreams. It's hard to imagine that the long-awaited stage musical of The Red Shoes, which opened Thursday at the Gershwin Theatre, will have a similar effect.
February 27, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict himself made the decisions. The pope's title and what he would wear has been a major question ever since Benedict stunned the world and announced he would resign on Thursday. While he will no longer wear his trademark red shoes, Benedict has taken a liking to a pair of hand-crafted brown loafers made for him by artisans in Leon, Mexico and presented to him during his 2012 visit.
April 19, 2013
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. www.adventureaquarium.com . 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . The Red Shoes (U.K., 1948) $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/23. 7:30 pm. Black Maria Film & Video Festival. $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/24. 7:30 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.
October 1, 1990 |
Matt Miller, Central Bucks West's number-one player, may be using the golf season to make a fashion statement. "It's a mystery when he shows up on the first tee what he'll have on for footwear," said coach Dale Lenox. Miller has a pair of red shoes that are, to say the least, not typical golf attire. "I call them boat shoes," Lenox said. "They're not boat shoes; they're red Keds sneakers, or something that looks like red Keds sneakers. He won two or three tournaments wearing those red shoes this summer on the (American Junior Golf Association)
August 20, 1993 |
The Hollywood paparazzi and tabloid TV shows missed a big one in Bucks County yesterday. So here's the dirt: A real live celebrity trial was quietly held at the courthouse in Doylestown. Comedian Phyllis Diller - the 76-year-old queen of self-deprecating humor and cosmetic surgery - slipped in a back way and appeared in a nearly empty Courtroom 5 to defend a breach-of-contract lawsuit. But there was no joking, and, as it turned out, no testimony from Diller. Rats.
September 27, 1992 |
Like all the top high school teams in the area, Coatesville has its traditions. Its most dangerous offensive players always wear No. 1 and No. 2. This year, that means seniors Eric Towles and Walt Washington, both 1,000-yard rushers as juniors. And on slippery days, the Red Raiders' running backs always don red shoes. Red with black striping, a line that Nike probably has long since discontinued. But at Coatesville, every player wants a chance to wear the low-digit jerseys and the shoes.
March 17, 2013 |
You may have heard that the pope has stepped down because he no longer feels he can do the job. Congress should take a lesson. Consider that the pope got his job from God, and he just quit. Congress members got their jobs from mere human beings, yet they would never dream of quitting, despite the fact they cannot perform the most basic function of government, like making a budget. They don't have the decency to step down. Or the grace. Like His Grace. Between the pope and Congress, only one is supposed to admit fallibility.
March 14, 2012 |
Hello there Eight years had passed since he was the cool senior at the back of Mrs. Brook's art class at Archbishop Ryan, and Maureen hadn't thought about him since. But seeing Vince in the stadium parking lot brought on the old fluttery feelings. "Oh my gosh!" Maureen said to her friend Angela, who had invited her to the Eagles tailgate. "There's my high school crush!" Back in 1999, Vince barely knew then-sophomore Maureen existed. But at the September 2007 tailgate, he walked right up to her. "I think I know you," he said.
August 7, 1995 |
In too many lanes and landing pits throughout Ullevi Stadium, the world track and field championships proved a humbling experience yesterday for some of the sport's most accomplished athletes. Before a packed house of disbelieving but appreciative fans who filled the Swedish sky with rousing cheers and rhythmic applause for every event, the second day of the championships produced these uncustomary developments: A victory-stand ceremony for men's 100-meter medal winners that included neither an American nor Britain's Linford Christie, the reigning world and Olympic champion.