The 1942 classic “Casablanca” follows a complicated love story between two star-crossed lovers, played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. But it’s also about refugees fleeing their home country for safety. It’s an apt metaphor for the experience of Jews escaping Nazi Germany,...
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Tag: Sunset Boulevard
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General view of Unlikely Heroes Justice Ball, Los Angeles, CA September 24, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett
Last night I was invited to the Justice Ball at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard to benefit the international anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes. This...
June 19, 2013 | 11:14 am
The Israel Conference held at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard May 30-31 was the largest gathering I’ve ever seen of … Israelis in suits.
Beyond that, the two-day event was a persuasive showcase of Israeli innovation and how companies from all over the world — including...
May 29, 2013 | 1:11 pm
“Here They Come II, Paris,” from the series “Big Nudes,” 1981. © Estate of Helmut Newton
Many years ago, on Jan. 23, 2004, to be precise, I was driving west on Sunset Boulevard when traffic stopped completely. There were police and an ambulance in front of the Chateau Marmont,...
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