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  • A once-famous European writer disappeared for forty years, and then reappeared.

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  • Hint: it has something to do with his past as a once-famous soap opera star.

    Zorianna Kit: Movie Review: "Rio"

  • The enigmatic center of the novel is Alison Oakley, a once-famous model who left the profession dangerously emaciated.

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  • Steven Alan , founder of the boutique clothing brand, said Bedrock would use the ground floor space for the launch or rather re-launch of a once-famous American brand: Shinola, originally a shoe-polish company that is best known today for a salty aphorism about human ignorance.

    Buyer Bucks Trend in TriBeCa Conversions

  • Readers of a certain age will recognize this as the exordium to Henry Miller's once-famous act of literary vandalism, "Tropic of Cancer."

    In Praise Of the Gross

  • When I set a Google alert to the name of the once-famous doctor, humanitarian and miracle man, "Chevalier Jackson," my e-mail filled with mostly stray references to Michael Jackson.

    Mary Cappello: Swallow This!

  • The premise of the novel is seemingly simple: the plot revolves around the relationship between a housekeeper and a once-famous mathematician, the latter of whom was in a car accident that left him brain damaged.

    What We're Up To, Reading-Wise

  • In the USSR, Stalinist musicals such as Grigory Alexandrov's once-famous Volga-Volga 1938, heavily formed by Stalin's own interventions, were as anti-realist and "eccentric" as their forbears.

    Marx at the movies

  • It is, of course, a fantasy, but one that cuts painfully close to the knuckle, since the real-life Coleman, who died earlier this year, was in fact a once-famous child actor who found it impossible to repeat his youthful successes in later life.

    Shame on Elie Wiesel

  • But others worry it would scare away families who recently have started coming back to the once-famous resort.

    Topless Beach In Asbury Park Rejected

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