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Behold… Brigitte Bardot

In a recent FishbowlNY “Lunch” column, Diane Clehane mentioned that PR maven Catherine Saxton was headed to St. Tropez for parties aboard Denise Rich‘s yacht and at another location hosted by Ivana Trump. That, ladies and gentlemen – as Clehane duly noted – is what they call “the life.”

While we can’t on this muggy Friday afternoon give you the south of France, we can offer the next best thing. The picture below, of Brigitte Bardot in her St. Tropez prime, is the latest to be shared by Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Steven Rea as part of his ongoing Tumblr and book project Hollywood Rides a Bike.

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Hearst Documentary Highlights Life, Legacy of California’s Greatest Media Baron

This weekend, the “H” in William H. Macy will stand for not just “Hall” but also “Hearst.” That’s because the Oscar-nominated actor does a very capable job as narrator of the feature documentary Citizen Hearst, opening Thursday at Laemmle movie theaters in Beverly Hills (Music Hall), Pasadena (Playhouse 7), Encino (Town Center) and Claremont (Claremont 5).

After highlighting the life exploits of William Randolph Hearst, the movie really hits its stride once it gets to the post-World War II era and success of magazines like Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. It’s fun to hear interview subjects recall how Helen Gurley Brown‘s stewardship hit town “like a thunder clap.” Here for example is a recollection in the film from Kate White, Cosmo editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2012:

“Helen’s first cover is still an inspiration to me, it’s so sexy. The woman, a blonde, buxom. The little hint of Brigitte Bardot… One of my favorite all-time [first cover] lines is, ‘THE NEW PILL THAT PROMISES TO MAKE WOMEN MORE RESPONSIVE.’”

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