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Burt Lancaster was the first movie star I ever met. I've encountered others since, but the circumstances have never been so dramatic. The year was 1971 and I was a young reporter for the Washington Post covering the Cannes Film Festival on my own dime....
It's edgy, it's cool — and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District. North Park has all the...
The image is one of the most provocative in cinematic history: Elizabeth Taylor stretched catlike on a brass bed wearing nothing but a white slip and high heels. Taylor's wardrobe for the 1958 classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" might have been scandalous...
Back in 1975, when Mel Haber first opened his Palm Springs restaurant, he waited for the call that would signal true success. Three months passed before it came: “He’s on his way over.” The “he” was Frank Sinatra. In those...
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...
All The RageHair styling legend Vidal Sassoon dies. Cameron Diaz's Met Gala gown was a burden. And people are wondering if Kim Kardashian was snubbed by fashion elite....
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticWith a lifetime of red carpet misses ranging from uncomfortably busty Guinevere gowns to something reminiscent of Grandma's doily tablecloth, Disney princess Miley Cyrus hasn't exactly been fashion It Girl material. Until now. The sleek and chic...
Jacket CopyThe author of the true chronicle of mid-century mobsters and cops talks about his book being developed for TV by Frank Darabont, who breathed life into the zombie story "The Walking Dead."...
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at the Getty Villa, the first antiquities show to explore her ancient myth in depth...
Jacket CopyA documentary about writer/editor George Plimpton, founder of the Paris Review and first-generation immersive journalist, is raising funds on Kickstarter....
Bill Hunter, the archetypal working-class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" died of cancer May 21 in a Melbourne hospice, his...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt was a simple white slip – an everyday undergarment for women in the 1960s. But in "Butterfield 8," one of Elizabeth Taylor's most memorable films, the violet-eyed actress – playing the tragic, fiery Gloria Wandrous -- made the staple seem...
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