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For John Baldessari, Conceptual Art Means Serious Mischief

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The Getty Museum is the last€” and only U.S. stop on the world tour of Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest)/Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust hide caption

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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Brings Her Mystery, Allure To L.A.

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Spielberg's Schindler's List will mark its 20th year in 2013. Levy was in charge of the publicity campaign for the film and still has his original press kit. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Publicist Marvin Levy, It's All About Eyeballs

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The football-field-sized third floor of Warner Brothers' Prop House, where they keep a host of antiques available for rent. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Film Set Decorators, Tiny Details Count

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Doris Day's somber 1958 version of "Hooray for Hollywood," which was included on an album of the same name, better reflects the song's creatively complicated lyrics. Sony Picture Archives hide caption

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Hollywood's 'Hooray': Hardly A Happy Hymn

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In 1800, when the tapestry cap was made, Aleppo was a major textile center, dotted with workshops where silk was woven and crafted. This 1873 photograph shows a Muslim man and woman from the region. Courtesy of The Textile Museum hide caption

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From Aleppo, An Artifact Of A Calmer Age

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During World War II, "Canteen Girl" Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the troops and their loved ones for 15 minutes every week on NBC radio. Courtesy of Phyllis Jeanne Creore Westerman hide caption

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WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar

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Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Ravi Shankar, Who Brought Eastern Music To Western Legends, Dies

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Edward Hopper is well-known in the U.S. for paintings such as Nighthawks (1942)pensive, lonely portraits of people sitting together yet alone. He was less well-known in France, but an exhibit of his work at the Grand Palais has drawn impressive crowds. The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection/Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago hide caption

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Hopper's Lonely Figures Find Some Friends In Paris

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In 1955's Daddy Long Legs, Leslie Caron plays a French orphan who goes to college thanks to help from an anonymous, American benefactor (Fred Astaire). Cat's Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Leslie Caron: Dancing From WWII Paris To Hollywood

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A 'Splendid Table' Set With Mama Stamberg's Relish

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Roy Lichtenstein leaves it up to the viewers to decide what has just transpired in his 1964 painting of a tense phone call titled Ohhh ... Alright ... Estate of Roy Lichtenstein hide caption

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One Dot At A Time, Lichtenstein Made Art Pop

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Alfredo Ramos Martinez painted Head of a Nun, tempera on newspaper, in 1934. Gerard Vuilleumier/The Alfredo Ramos Martinez Research Project, Reproduced by Permission hide caption

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Print-Inspired Art: All The News That's Fit To Paint

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Blessed with athleticism and skill, actor-dancer Gene Kelly always managed to look like a regular guy having a lot of fun dancing. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Marlon Brando Of Screen Dance, 100 Years On

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Edward Hopper's wife, Josephine N. Hopper, served as his model for 1952's Morning Sun. Columbus Museum of Art/Howald Fund hide caption

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Hopper's Pensive Lady In Pink Travels The World

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