December 11, 2015 |
VICTORIA LEAVY never left the house without being stylishly dressed, from her signature hat down, all perfectly matched. And, oh, yes, every hair in place. In fact, when Victoria lived in the Saunders House retirement home in Wynnewood, she was without a doubt the best-dressed resident, bar none. "I used to visit her there and make sure she had all she needed to be perfectly dressed," said her daughter, the Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake. "She was a real cover girl. " Victoria Elizabeth Leavy, a child-care worker, active Baptist churchwoman and a devoted family matriarch, died Monday.
December 6, 2015
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert . Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, and more celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' centennial. 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris . Bono and company had to reschedule their concert due to the recent tragedy in Paris. Expect an even more powerful performance from a bunch of Irish lads who are already known for putting on a great live show. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO. Telenovela . The always-affable Eva Longoria plays a telenovela star who doesn't actually speak Spanish and whose life is just as dramático as her character's.
October 31, 2015 |
You could argue that Victoria, the title character of Sebastian Schipper's bold one-night-in-Berlin drama, displays poor judgment when it comes to the company she keeps, the cars she agrees to climb into. It could also be argued that four-star hotels are more discerning about guests looking for a room without a reservation and that there are probably surveillance cameras in those elevators, too. And wouldn't the Berlin police show a little more skill in cordoning off an apartment building where a couple of fugitives are hiding out?
October 30, 2015 |
To hear him tell it, Victoria director Sebastian Schipper didn't set out to make one of the year's most daring experiments in filmmaking. The romantic thriller is about a shy, solitary young woman (Laia Costa) in Berlin who goes out dancing only to fall for a rebellious, if gentle, local rabble-rouser. Before the first rays of the sun have warmed the city streets, the couple are pinned down in a gunfight after pulling a heist. A thrilling, dynamic story, Victoria is told in real time with a single camera in a single, 138-minute shot.
March 14, 2015 |
'Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe conceded that her specialty - buttocks enlargement using injected silicone - was illegal and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Her hands were the right ones, Windslowe, 43, boasted. She was "the best, the Michelangelo of buttocks injections. " Windslowe's boast is debatable. A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury found her guilty Monday of third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of one client and the hospitalization of another.
February 13, 2015 |
VICTORIA EMILY Smalls came to Philadelphia from her native South Carolina in 1964 to attend the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule. It was a fateful visit. She met a handsome man named Howard Wells, who escorted her to the sorority's ball. It was, as the saying goes, love at first sight. They were married on June 12, 1965. Victoria left a career as a teacher and activist in Charleston, S.C., where she taught home economics in two high schools and worked with migrant workers, who came to the state in large numbers every year to work in the fields and orchards.
October 18, 2014 |
Victoria Gimmi Burgo, 98, formerly of Westville, died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Victorian Manor, an assisted-living community in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Burgo had lived in Westville, Gloucester County, from the 1940s until she moved to the Fort Lauderdale area 14 years ago, her daughter, Annette Kershaw, said. Born in Bari, on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy, she was raised by an aunt after her mother, Vincenza, died when she was 2. Her father, Giuseppe, had moved to South Camden with his two other daughters and in 1923, when Victoria was 7, she made the Atlantic crossing in the care of a ship's captain and joined her father's household.
May 15, 2014 |
Victoria Ellen Denenberg, 69, of Merion, archivist for the NFL's treasure trove of game footage, died Monday, May 5, of cancer at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Ms. Denenberg began her career at NFL Films in 1966 as an assistant to the league's business manager. She handled a variety of duties before becoming the manager of its film library. In that role, she oversaw the cataloging and archiving of all footage shot by NFL Films camera operators. NFL Films was located initially in Philadelphia, but when it moved from Center City to Mount Laurel in 1980, she helped guide the transition.
October 10, 2013
E D STROJAN, 29, of West Philadelphia, co-owns the Victoria Freehouse, a pub/restaurant on Front Street near Market, in Old City. The business, which took over a space in March previously occupied by the Swanky Bubbles bar, serves all-British draft beer, including casks, and all-British food. It sells 200 pints of Wells Bombardier beer a week. Q: What made you decide to open this place? A: We always wanted to be in the city and have a liquor license, and thought it would be awesome to do really good English beer.
June 25, 2013 |
VICKY GADSON didn't hear her teenage son sneaking out of the house on those long-ago summer evenings, opening the garage door and wheeling her motorcycle out to the street. Or, at least, she pretended not to. Her son, Richard, would borrow Mom's bike regularly to race through city streets with his buddies. Maybe she was able to rest more securely in the knowledge that Rickey knew what he was doing. After all, he had been riding two-wheelers since age 5. Mother and son were part of a family tradition that saw motorcycles as a normal mode of transportation - and fun. Her husband was Richard "Suicide" Gadson, a legendary biker who was the only civilian in the New York City Police Department allowed to ride in its thrill shows.