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  • Edith Head's legend endures

    Edith Head's legend endures
    It's been almost 29 years since Edith Head's died, but interest in the enigmatic American costume designer with the signature, seemingly impenetrable, circular eyeglasses has never waned. This fall, the Hollywood legend is the subject of a new book, as...
  • Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk

    Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk
    Chuck Palahniuk is as subtle as a straight right to the jaw, and just as bracing. His 1996 novel "Fight Club" was a terrific meditation on the decrepit state of modern manhood. It had a relentless pace, brutal honesty and pitch-black humor. Made into...
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • West Hollywood hotel: Charlie Chaplin Tramp stayed here

    West Hollywood hotel: Charlie Chaplin Tramp stayed here
    Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.) I was at the Charlie,...
  • Book review: 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film' by David Thomson

    Book review: 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film' by David Thomson
    Film both mimics our dreams and provokes our fantasies. The idea that an individual's relationship with it might be a narcotic, a heady mood or attitude, an atmosphere that changes speed and temperature but can never be escaped is central to David...
  • 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'Larry Crowne' emphasize the stylish side of the male makeover

    'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'Larry Crowne' emphasize the stylish side of the male makeover
    When it comes to makeovers at the movies, the rules have always been fairly straightforward: Girls get a Cinderella story, while guys get Spider-Man. It's pretty much been that way since the dawn of the movie makeover genre, which authors Elizabeth A....
  • Music keeps minds active and memories alive

    Music keeps minds active and memories alive
    My name is Bob, and I know what it's like to be flat on your back for more than two months. My first encounter was for a form of arthritis called Reiter's syndrome — a three-month stay in a Veterans Affairs hospital marked by boredom and...
  • Patrick Dempsey lists his Bel-Air home

    Patrick Dempsey lists his Bel-Air home
    Dr. McDreamy has listed his Bel-Air home at $3,595,000. Actor Patrick Dempsey, who plays heartthrob Dr. Derek Shepherd on the popular medical drama " Grey's Anatomy," hopes to sell a New England traditional with four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 3,841...
  • Beverly D'Angelo's Beverly Hills home listed at $2,185,000

    Beverly D'Angelo's Beverly Hills home listed at $2,185,000
    There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in Beverly...
  • Jane O'Brien Dart dies at 90; actress and her husband were in Reagan's inner circle

    Jane O'Brien Dart dies at 90; actress and her husband were in Reagan's inner circle
    Jane O'Brien Dart, an actress who gave up her career to marry Justin Dart, the kingmaker who helped persuade Ronald Reagan to enter politics, has died. She was 90. Dart, who was also an arts patron and philanthropist, died Wednesday at her home in Pebble...
  • Anne Froelick Taylor dies at 96; blacklisted screenwriter

    Anne Froelick Taylor dies at 96; blacklisted screenwriter
    Anne Froelick Taylor, a Hollywood screenwriter who co-wrote the 1950 Joan Crawford drama "Harriet Craig" but whose career was cut short when she was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, has died. She was 96. Taylor, who received screen credit as Anne...