Monday, February 11, 2008

Oh, yes: Eva Dahlbeck (one of the great Swedish stars of the 1940s and 1950s, and the entrancing Desiree Armfeldt in Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night") died on Friday, February 8; she had been in a nursing home due to Alzheimer's. But if ever an actress remains incandescent because of a signature role, it was Eva Dahlbeck. (For Bergman, she was always the witty sophisticate, the worldlywise woman-of-the-world, and she had such grace and sharp wit.)

According to a report from Associated Press, there was an armed robbery at the E.G. Buhle Collection in Zurich, in which a Monet, a Van Gogh, a Cezanne and a Degas were stolen. Estimated worth: over $163 million. From Ernest Abegg's report from AP, Zurich sounds like a hotbed of art thievery!


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