| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it."
The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Adultery, infanticide, overtones of incest and patricidal urges: Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 American classic, “Desire Under the Elms,” with its deliberate evocation of mythic Greek tragedy, caused an uproar when it was first produced....
| Mar 26, 2008
While Hollywood suffered through a three-month-long writers' strike that threatened to scuttle many an awardsfest, last fall's labor strife on Broadway lasted only 18 days before the stagehands and the producers agreed to a deal. Thus, the season was...
| Jul 1, 2009
| 1:12 PM
BRENTWOOD -- Academy Award and Emmy winning actor Karl Malden died today. He was 97.
Malden, who starred in the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" and was the longtime American Express traveler's check spokesman, warning travelers to not...
| Jul 2, 2009
| 4:12 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage, screen and television made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97.
Malden died of natural causes...