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  • An unwinnable case becomes a golden ticket

    By  Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    When attorney E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg saw himself portrayed on the big screen by hunky Ryan Reynolds in the movie “Woman in Gold,” he immediately spotted a difference.

    “Obviously, I’m not the sexiest man alive,” Schoenberg acknowledged, referring to the label People magazine...

  • Helen Mirren plays out a story of restitution and intrigue

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    1 week ago

    Dame Helen Mirren may be best known for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film, “The Queen,” for which she received an Academy Award, and her public persona, as well, appears always to exude a measure of both elegance and hauteur — so much so that Frears...

  • Maria Altmann, recovered Klimt paintings from Austria, dies at 94

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    Maria Altmann, whose seven-year battle to recover her family’s Nazi-looted paintings riveted the art and legal worlds, died Monday (Feb. 7) at 94 after a prolonged illness in her Los Angeles home.

    Stripped of her childhood wealth, she became a multi-millionairess in her late...

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