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Monthly Archives: April, 2019

OUR FOUR PHANTOMS

THE PHANTOM IS COMING to SoCal again! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera will be at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, June 6–July 7, 2019, … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

THE BUGATTI TYPE 35 ENGINE—POM’S VIEWS

LAURENCE EVELYN WOOD POMEROY, “Pom,” for short, was an English motoring journalist who wrote one of the great books of automotive technicalities, The Grand Prix Car, published in two volumes, … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 4 Comments

OPERATIC OCEANTICS

HIGH SEAS have had their share of high C’s. Here’s a sampling of operas with ocean motifs, along with related theatrics of one sort and another. Daniel Auber’s Haydée, ou … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 2

WE LEFT Salvator Mundi with the right number of thumbs and a mixed royal provenance. We ain’t heard nothin’ yet. Here in Part 2 are a Russian oligarch, a Saudi … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 1

HERE ARE ALL the makings of a good whodunit: A da Vinci original. Or is it? A beheaded English king passes it on. But is he the only royal involved? … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

SAVORING GOOD DESIGN

GOOD DESIGN is no more expensive than shoddy design. And New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has advice on the choice in “The Value of Good Design,” an exhibition … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 2

YESTERDAY, LT. COL. Victor W. Pagé’s ABC of Aviation: A Simplified Guide to Modern Aircraft touched on transoceanic airliners and flying fish. Today, Part 2 is equally deep and broadening. … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 1

IT WAS 1928 when Major Victor W. Pagé, Air Corps Reserve, U.S.A., wrote Everybody’s Aviation Guide, appearing November 2018 here at SimanaitisSays. But now, in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 2

HOLMES WAS a man of many disguises. Here in Part 2, we’ll learn of Escott the plumber, maybe William Escott the Shakespearean actor, and an adventure in which just about … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 1

THE WORLD’S FIRST consulting detective occasionally assumed different personae, some named, others not. Here, in Parts 1 and 2, today and tomorrow, is a selection of those AKA Holmes actually … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment