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The Daily MirrorNov. 16, 1940: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard are packing for a trailer trek to Nebraska, where they'll visit her relatives, Jimmie Fidler says....
For much of the 1950s and '60s, Sidney Poitier was the standard-bearer for all of black Hollywood, his stardom held aloft as a beacon of integration and progress. In reality, the movie industry remained largely segregated and out of step with the...
Jacket CopyIn the 1930s, Studs Terkel applied to the FBI to be a fingerprint guy -- maybe if he'd gotten the job, we would have had "CSI: Studs Terkel." But the FBI turned him away and in 1945 began surveillance that......
Jean Sieroty Beverly Hills activist and philanthropist Jean Sieroty, 102, an activist and philanthropist, died July 14 at her home in Beverly Hills, her family said. Sieroty founded and sustained for more than 20 years an annual holiday art show to...
"Stormy Weather" was Lena Horne's signature song as well as a chillingly apt metaphor for her career. Long celebrated for her striking beauty and silky voice, she overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American...
Mike Bongiorno Italian quiz show host Mike Bongiorno, 85, a TV host who popularized quiz shows for generations of Italians, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Monte Carlo, Italian news media reported. Nicknamed "The Quiz King," Bongiorno was...
The Daily MirrorMarch 17, 1980: Charles Champlin takes a brief look at the Academy Award nominees for short documentaries. âPaul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist,â which won an Oscar, is on Netflix as part of a four-DVD set....
Culture MonsterAn unjustly forgotten chapter in American theatrical and racial history is the raison d'Ãªtre of "The Emperor's Last Performance," which ends its limited Los Angeles Theatre Center run on Sunday. This respectable Robey Theatre Company staging of Melvin...
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-...
Jonathan Kirsch Is The Author Of, Most Recently, "a History Of The End Of The World: How The Most Controversial Book In The Bible Changed The Course Of Western Civilization.""LONG years ago, we made a trust with destiny," declared Jawaharlal Nehru, the founding father of modern India, on the occasion of the formal surrender of power by the British imperial authorities. "And now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge....
Times Staff WriterNikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
Special to The TimesThere's not much of a barrier between Philadelphians and their city's history and culture. They walk briskly past the Liberty Bell on their way to a food-cart lunch, skateboard recklessly down the 100 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and, if you ask...
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