Tag: “Casablanca”

September 11, 2017 / / Architecture
June 19, 2014 / / Books

I’m not advocating intemperance – but… – –

January 12, 2014 / / Art

IT’S A mystery that involves Australia’s most prolific Academy Award winner, a missing manuscript and the Hollywood star who was once his lover. While few Australians have heard of the costume designer Orry-Kelly, he won three Oscars in the 1950s – for An American in Paris, Les Girls and Some…

August 4, 2013 / / Blogging

WHAT IF…? You must remember this… Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. But there’s also the possibly mythical notion that Ronald Reagan could have played Rick in a lower-budget version, a notion that doesn’t bear thinking about amigos! Truth be told, original screenwriters Julius and Philip Epstein were asked…

February 16, 2013 / / Architecture

…They arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at around eleven. The lobby was straight out of the fifties, walls and floor of stone, star burst chandeliers, and the ballroom, while it still maintained a sinuous two-tiered design like that of a cruise ship, was carpeted with some dreadful dark jewel…