Lagerfeld of Chanel reposes


                                         The Legend Our header picture is of the young Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe. Lagerfeld was creative director of Chanel, the French house founded by Gabrielle Chanel, for 36 years. In 1983, Alain Wertheimer, the co-owner of…

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Tracking down Pallas


Pallas is the name given to the second asteroid discovered,  by German astronomer Heinrich  Olbers. He named the asteroid after himself, Pallas from Greek Mythology the patron goddess of Athens Greece, and our header image though from a shot in Vienna, Austria.  He was upset that Piazzi had beaten him in the race to find…

#278 Eau de Dietrich


Our featured photo is of her and Cesare Romano in "The Devil is a Woman" directed by Josef von Sternberg. It was her favorite film because it made her look "beautiful."  You can watch it here and see if you agree. Marlene Dietrich, a German femme fatale, is also a mutable hourglass. Like Joseph Haydn,…

Hotelier Conrad Hilton


Biograph When Conrad N. Hilton died in Santa Monica, Calif he  was 91 years old & one of the world's leading hotel men.  His rise, by most business accounts,  was due less to his skill as an operational hotelier, as in the case of the late Cesar Ritz, than financial prowess.  He was a master of finance and…

Why Labor Day?


History: Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first person to suggest that special day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold, " sometime between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. …