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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...

2005-08-17 14:28:54

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - James Dougherty, the first and last surviving husband of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, has died in California, a relative said on Wednesday. Dougherty, 84, a retired Los Angeles detective and former local politician in Maine, died on Monday in San Rafael, California, north of San Francisco, his stepdaughter Annie Woods said by telephone. Dougherty married 16-year-old Norma Jeane Baker in 1942, midway through World War II. His mother was good friends with...

2005-08-05 18:05:03

Please read in 12th paragraph ... full-length mirrors ... instead of ... full-length neighbors ... . By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marilyn Monroe fretted over a relationship with then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and had a one-night stand with actress Joan Crawford that left her cold. Monroe also thought sex with former spouse and playwright Arthur Miller was just "so-so" and maintained a deep affection for ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. But she credited her psychiatrist with...

2005-08-05 17:13:17

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marilyn Monroe fretted over a relationship with then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy AND had a one-night stand with actress Joan Crawford that left her cold. Monroe also thought sex with former spouse and playwright Arthur Miller was just "so-so" and maintained a deep affection for ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. But she credited her psychiatrist with teaching her how to achieve orgasm. The Los Angeles Times revealed a few glimpses into Monroe's mind on...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.