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  • REVIEW: 'Addams Family: An Evilution' is a dark, winking delight

     
    BOOK REVIEW Charles Solomon recently reviewed "Addams Family: An Evilution" for the Los Angeles Times. Here's an excerpt. If Leo Tolstoy had seen the cartoons of Chas. Addams, he would have had to rethink his famous dictum, "All happy families......
  • From the Vaults: 'House of Usher' (1960)

     
    People with funeral fetishes, I have got the movie for you, and it is Roger Corman's "House of Usher." (Yes, I am beaming affectionately at you, my dear goth friends.) The first in a rash of Corman films taken from titles by Edgar Allan Poe, "Usher" is...
  • Boris Karloff, a monster talent remembered

     
    Our Hollywood history specialist, Susan King, looks back in horror Monday at Boris Karloff. Boris Karloff may have created two of cinema’s greatest horror film ghouls -- the Frankenstein monster and The Mummy -- but in real life, he didn’t.......
  • From the Vaults: 'The Mummy's Hand' (1940)

     
    Back to vintage horror this week, with a classic from the Universal vaults... although "The Mummy's Hand" is more of a remake (or re-imagining!) of the 1932 classic "The Mummy" starring Boris Karloff. Not quite a sequel but definitely not a whole new...
  • Los Angeles With a Laugh Track – ‘The Natives Are Restless’

     
    “Side-splitting?” Not hardly. Cynthia Lindsay's "The Natives Are Restless" (1960) is not a great book about Los Angeles or even a particularly good one. A frothy mix of humor and sunshine, "Natives" floats to the bright end of the noir spectrum,...
  • Fu Manchu hasn't cursed 'Hollywood Chinese' exhibit

    Fu Manchu hasn't cursed 'Hollywood Chinese' exhibit
    Growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, Arthur Dong loved going to the movies and began collecting movie fliers when only 7. The first one, like first love, is imprinted in memory — "Flower Drum Song" (1961), based on a hit Rodgers and...
  • The Mummy (with Boris Karloff) on DVD

    The Mummy (with Boris Karloff) on DVD
  • Frankenstein (with Boris Karloff) on DVD

    Frankenstein (with Boris Karloff) on DVD
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with Boris Karloff) on DVD

    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with Boris Karloff) on DVD
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • Holiday CDs for every musical taste

    Holiday CDs for every musical taste
    This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...