Jewelry for Gentlemen. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the greatest pleasures for an author is the moment when advance copies of work that has taken the best part of a year to write and photograph finally lands in Thames & Hudson’s office in London. … Continue reading

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Poor Little Rich Boy. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, Billionaire poor little rich boy Matthew Mellon’s death – possibly drug related – is suspicious. The man was born in a gilded cage and had in his final years turned $2 million dollars into over $1 billion trading … Continue reading

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And the Oscar Goes To. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you know it, the all-black dress code for actresses at the BAFTAs was out of the window at the 90th anniversary Academy Awards yesterday. There was still a deal of tub-thumping post-Weinstein but now the leverage is … Continue reading

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The Crown. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Having devoured the first six episodes of Netflix epic The Crown, telling the story of The Queen’s accession to the throne, it is patently clear where £100 million was spent on the production. I wonder whether re-staging the marriage … Continue reading

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Madame X. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, This weekend I reacquainted myself with an old favourite movie made in 1966, Madame X, starring two totally underrated Hollywood actresses Lana Turner and Constance Bennett. It was Connie’s last film and Jean Louis made her and Lana look gloriously … Continue reading

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