A Beautiful and Brainy Woman

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Hedy Lamarr was one of the most glamorous Hollywood film stars of the 30s and 40s. Born in Vienna, Austria, she had become one of MGM’s most popular actresses appearing in many films alongside such leading men as Clark Gable, Victor Mature, Charles Boyer, Spencer Tracy, and Robert Taylor. However, few people were aware that ...

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Monday at the MET

By | on Mar 11, 2021 | No Comments

When Tishman Speyer bought Rockefeller Center—previously owned by the Japanese Mitsubishi Estate—Jerry Speyer decided to overhaul the entire complex and give it a makeover. Unfortunately, this closed the center, including The Sea Grill restaurant, where I had worked for a couple of years. Before this happened, Paul Emmett, one of Restaurant Associate’s Vice Presidents, approached ...

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I Need A Table Now

By | on Mar 7, 2021 | No Comments

In the mid-’90s, Al Pacino was dining quite a bit at Trattoria Dell’Arte as he was living nearby, on 57th & 8th Avenue. At the time, Pacino was riding on the successful heels of his recent film Scent of a Woman (1992) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, completed director Brian De ...

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