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Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy "Francis" and Orson Welles' crime-thriller "Mr. Arkadin," has died. She was 92. Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died...
24 FramesOne of Hollywood' most venerable movie palaces, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is celebrating its 85th birthday this year. And as part of the theater's celebrations, the Chinese is offering a "25 Cent Movie Mondays" series. The first movie screening this...
Los Angeles TimesWatching the video clip, my heart raced. I'd seen the movie before, of course, but never realized what I was looking at: there, in the background of "Double Indemnity," was Raymond Chandler. His appearance in the movie he'd help script had gone...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSecond of two parts When Philip Berg decided in the early 1970s to teach kabbalah to the masses, he predicted that orthodox rabbis would stone him and his wife, Karen. For a long time, that seemed a pompous overstatement. Few people had even heard of the...
Professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" has purchased a midcentury modern post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,295,000. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,494-square-foot home, built in 1957, has 180-degree...
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The Beverly Hills Post Office area home of producer David Ladd and his wife, actress Dey Young, is coming on the market at $5,995,000. The gated house, which looks more East Coast than West, sits on wooded 1.1 acres with a swimming pool, a lighted tennis...
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Book review: 'Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart' by Stefan KanferLos Angeles TimesNo other star of Hollywood's golden age continues to hold audiences in quite the way that Humphrey Bogart does. The American Film Institute voted him the greatest male star of all time, and his influence as cultural icon and representative of a certain...
Jacket CopyWill there be something for fans of detective fiction in the upcoming video game L.A. Noire?...
Staff And Wire ReportsGareth Wigan, a longtime studio executive who also was a producer and agent, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home after a brief illness, a spokesman for Columbia Pictures said. Wigan was 78. Wigan, born Dec. 2, 1931, in London, began his career as an...
L.A. NOWJonathan Veitch was inaugurated in a ceremony this morning as president of Occidental College, a 1,900-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock. The hiring of the former dean of the New School???s Eugene Lang College in New York City came......
Pamela Blake Actress in action serials Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
The Daily MirrorFeb. 14, 1952: Hedda Hopper says, "Jean Arthur has collected nearly $500,000 from Paramount since 1947, yet has made only two pictures for that company. Now by mutual consent her contract has been canceled, with a large hunk of cash going to Miss Arthur....
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