Tag archives: Duchess of Sussex

Tessmer Talks de Forest
By Richard Mineards   |   April 19, 2022

Social gridlock reigned in the courtyard of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum when Jeremy Tessmer, gallery director of Sullivan Goss, spoke on the life and works of Lockwood de Forest, 50 of whose paintings are currently being displayed through May 12. De Forest, who died in our Eden by the Beach in 1932, was not […]

The ‘Disturbing Drama’ of the Duchess of Sussex
By Richard Mineards   |   December 3, 2020

An old friend, Sean Smith, former gossip columnist of London’s Sunday People newspaper and now a successful celebrity author, has sent me his latest book, Meghan Misunderstood, on the Duchess of Sussex. Sean, who has also penned bestselling tomes on singer Adele, George Michael, Tom Jones, Ed Sheeran, Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Britney […]

“Tabloid Culture” – A True Oxymoron
By Gwyn Lurie   |   August 20, 2020

For a few decades before and one decade after the Millennium, there was a well-known restaurant in New York named Elaine’s, known as the “it” celebrity hang-out and “the private place where public people go to be private in public.” There was a rigorous selection process to get in (which was conducted by Elaine herself). […]