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2008-08-04 09:00:38

Tuesday will be the 46th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, whose light burns as brightly as ever. Jean Harlow was more a vamp, Carole Lombard more an actress, and both died younger than Marilyn, who was 36. Yet they are remembered mainly by film buffs whereas she is known by just about anyone with ideas of sexiness and glamour. But "known" is, of course, the wrong word. Her image is known, and that, as she ruefully said, was an invention. Even now, with the facts of her life...

2008-07-25 12:00:54

By Blake Hannon, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 25--Last weekend, "The Dark Knight" made history by becoming the film with the largest opening weekend gross ever with $158.4 million. Without a doubt, a large part of that was achieved thanks to the posthumous performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Ledger died of a drug overdose in January 2008 at the age of 28. Because of the nature of Ledger's death and his untimely demise, there is a good chance that he, like many actors and...

2008-07-08 18:00:22

ONE of the most famous and controversial links between the White House and Hollywood sprang from screen legend Marilyn Monroe's connections to the Kennedy brothers. Alleged to have been involved with both the president and his attorney general brother, she even made her last significant public appearance with John F Kennedy, famously singing 'Happy Birthday' to the president in 1962. Though JFK was often likened to a Hollywood actor, the relationship between the the world of politics...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 4--Michael Jackson performs his dance moves for a roomful of elderly folks in a Paris nursing home. He then meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to join her in the Scottish castle she shares with Abraham Lincoln, James Dean, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis Jr., Little Red Riding Hood, Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II and the Three Stooges. Oops -- I forgot to mention that Marilyn is married to Charlie Chaplin. Their daughter is Shirley...

2006-08-23 10:06:36

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who mixed martinis for Marilyn Monroe and poured Scotch for John Lennon was feted as New York's oldest bartender when he turned 90 this week, and he vowed to keep working. Hoy Wong, who was born in Hong Kong and served in the U.S. military in World War II, is known simply as Mr. Hoy at the historic Algonquin Hotel where he has served Manhattans and martinis for the past 27 years in the dimly lit Blue Bar. The hotel is best known as the...

2006-06-22 16:52:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - His paintings sell for millions but fans of Andy Warhol picked up some bargains at an auction of memorabilia on Thursday, including one of the artist's trademark silver wigs that sold for $10,800. Auction house Christie's said the wig was part of sale of film and entertainment memorabilia that raised a total of $839,670, with 231 of the 283 lots on offer sold at the auction in New York. A pair of the late artist's paint-splattered Ferragamo shoes went for $7,800...

2006-05-22 17:48:23

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don't have $10 million for an Andy Warhol Campbell's soup can painting? A mere $1,000 could buy the late artist's paintbrush or paint-splattered shoes when an array of his possessions hit the auction block next month. The items, included in a sale of celebrity memorabilia announced by Christie's on Monday, were culled from gifts that Warhol bestowed on Jeffrey Warhola and his other nephews when they visited their famous uncle from the late 1960s...

2006-01-23 18:52:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 1,000 pieces of Joe DiMaggio memorabilia, including the New York Yankee baseball legend's 1947 MVP Award and a set of World Series rings, will be auctioned off by his granddaughters this spring in New York, organizers said on Monday. The Joe DiMaggio Collection, which also includes personal items from DiMaggio's marriage to Hollywood film star Marilyn Monroe, will be auctioned on May 19-20 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel by Hunt Auctions, Inc....

2005-11-17 15:47:55

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936 is going on sale, a gem that may fetch some $600,000, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday. The late New York Yankees star is beloved by baseball fans for his grace on and off the field and known around the world for his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe -- factors that stand to drive up the price at the December 10 auction. Sotheby's called it the most historically important DiMaggio...

2005-11-17 15:51:26

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936 is going on sale, a gem that may fetch some $600,000, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday. The late New York Yankees star is beloved by baseball fans for his grace on and off the field and known around the world for his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe -- factors that stand to drive up the price at the December 10 auction. Sotheby's called it the most historically important DiMaggio...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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