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Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
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Sports Legend Revealed: The 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' songwriters had never attended a game before writing the songThe Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: The songwriters of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" had not attended a baseball game at the time they penned the tune. STATUS: True. We certainly give songwriters plenty of leeway when it comes to their songs......
Doris Eaton Travis, the last of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies chorus girls who wore elaborate costumes for the series of lavish Broadway theatrical productions in the early 1900s, died Tuesday. She was 106. New York public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-...
Staff reporterToday is Wednesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2009. There are 176 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 8, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes." The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
Times Staff WriterCalifornians have never known more about a new governor. We've seen him naked on screen. We know about the Nazi father, the celebrity journalist wife, the bodybuilding titles and the crude behavior toward women. We have seen him in theaters, fallen asleep...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAcademy Award winner Gregory Peck, one of Hollywood's best-loved actors, whose characters embodied a gentle dignity, heroism and compassion for the underdog in such films as "To Kill a Mockingbird," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. Peck,...
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Tribune chief criticHere and gone after two weekend performances at the Athenaeum Theatre was the U.S. premiere of "Xtravaganza," an audacious, inventive and thoroughly entertaining multimedia production by the New York-based troupe The Builders Association (TBA). The...
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Times Staff WriterThe revival of the pain-stakingly restored "Funny Girl" is important for a number of reasons. First of all, the musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb...
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