Nellie Bly was an American journalist known for her pioneering reporting, including her 1887 expose on the conditions of asylum patients at Blackwell's Island in New York City and her trip around the world in 1889.
A series of 36 letters written by actress Greta Garbo in the 1940s depict a lonely and isolated woman. Garbo, who appeared in 28 feature films, retired to live alone in New York in her 30s. The letters will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on December 12.
Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove has just opened a stage adaptation of Ayn Rand’s breakthrough novel, “The Fountainhead” (1943), at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fans of Rand’s vision of free-market fundamentalism include Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and President Trump.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, noted for her style and elegance, was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. first lady. After Kennedy's death, she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.