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The Hero ComplexSusan King is the Hero Complex specialist on classic Hollywood, and today she looks back at the long history of American popcorn films set in the Middle East -- and their complicated legacy. Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are together......
Attention Must Be PaidÂ» Orlando Sentinel â Attention Must Be PaidAuditions coming up in Eustis for their production of Ragtime the Musical. From their press release, below: Bay Street Players will hold auditions for the Tony Award-winning Ragtime, The Musical on April 19th & 20th at 7:30PM at 109 N. Bay Street, Eustis....
The Hero ComplexHarry Houdini was born 136 years ago today. To mark the day, Susan King goes back to look at a life that included a somewhat-forgotten stint as a movie star. He was born Ehrich Weiss on March 24, 1874, to......
The Theater LoopWhat recession? The Drury Lane Oakbrook says its upcoming staging of "Ragtime" will be the biggest show in the theater's history. Designer Kevin Depinet has added an elevator system and a 46-foot swinging bridge. And the cast will number 33......
Brand XThe Academy of Magical Arts has a week long celebration of magic and illusion planned for the 100th anniversary of the building which has been known as The Magic Castle since 1963. Beginning tonight, the festivities will culminate in a spectacular group...
Jacket CopyIn a twist on Halloween, the online bookseller Abebooks has collected its top 10 ghostwritten books. The best story -- although perhaps the worst-written -- is of actress Hedy Lamarr. Although she was listed as the sole author of her......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs exclusive gatherings go, this one was noteworthy, even by the high local standards set by A-list Hollywood, with attendees including a former acting director of the CIA, at least one prime-time TV star and half of Penn & Teller (the smaller, quieter...
Zap2It.comIt's weird how some guys look really good in eyeliner - King Tut, Johnny Depp, Howdy Doody. And now it's safe to add master illusionist Criss Angel of "Criss Angel Mindfreak" to that list. If Marilyn Manson and Tony Danza had a love child, it would be...
Times Staff WriterThe first-edition books inscribed by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Harry Houdini are back on the shelves. The cowboy-and-Indian paintings and etchings by Charles Russell and Edward Borein are once again hanging on the walls. The custom...
Special to the TribuneBertolt Brecht's 1940 depiction of ethical schizophrenia, "Puntila and His Man Matti," opens Sunday at Strawdog Theatre to lampoon the bourgeois hypocrisy and focus on Brecht's usual theme of money as the root of all evil. The play depicts wealthy...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterWhen "Cremaster 3" hit Landmark Century Centre this month, regular art cinema patrons might have wondered "Did I miss parts one and two?" The answer is, yes, but just like the surreal cycle itself, it's not that simple. Like "Star Wars," the episodes...
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