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Vanessa Redgrave’s smashing breakthrough year

Vanessa Redgrave was already a star of the London stage in 1966, but she became an international movie star that year as a result of her breakthrough performances in “Morgan!” and “Blow-Up.” It was a
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#FridayReads ‘The Hirschfeld Century’ – art as history

A historian as well as an artist, the late great Al Hirschfeld gave us a vivid record of more than 80 years of stage productions in New York. Hirschfeld’s caricatures – which ran regularly in The New
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‘That Sugar Film’: much more than a spoonful

Taking a page from Morgan Spurlock’s book, the Australian actor-director Damon Gameau used himself as a guinea pig to create the alarming new documentary “That Sugar Film.” Spurlock warned us of the
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‘Deadly Assets’: W.E.B. Griffin’s Philly cop series

The maintenance of a long-running crime novel series can be tricky. Should the writer age his or her character another year with each new book or keep mining one small slice of time as Sue Grafton has
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New York City from 250 points of view

Rizzoli published a gorgeous book — “New York: A Photographer’s City” — that demonstrates how you can never get to the bottom of the allure of New York City. Edited by gallery operator Marla Hamburg
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The hard-to-find film obsessions of Bruce Weber

Most media savvy people have seen many of Bruce Weber’s photos over the past 40 years — in editorial layouts for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and in ad campaigns for Abercrombie + Fitch and Ralph Lauren —
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‘Sellebrity’: the privacy issues of famous people

You should take a look at celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur’s very entertaining and very provocative 2012 documentary “Sellebrity” which shows what it would be like to have bands of paparazzi —
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Rent it now: Annette Bening in ‘Mother and Child’

Annette Bening got a lot of well-deserved attention 2010 for her work in “The Kids Are Alright” — including an Oscar nomination — but few have seen the other superb performance she gave that year,
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