Ignored No Extra: Bhanu Athaiya, Who Gained India Its First Oscar

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries of notable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times after 1851. When Bhanu Athaiya won an Oscar for costume design for her work on Gandhi in 1983, not everyone in Hollywood was thrilled. “What for? Wrinkled sheets, linen sacks and loincloths?” The film critic … Read more

Missed No Extra: Granville Redmond, Painter, Actor, Pal

Overlooked No More: Granville Redmond, Painter, Actor, Friend

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries of notable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times from 1851 onwards. In the opening scene of the classic silent film “City Lights” (1931), Charlie Chaplin’s character, the little tramp, dangles comically from a statue, while his sculptor looks on in horror, puts his … Read more