| Feb 1, 2008
You could almost hear the distinctive thump-thump-thump of medevac choppers swooping in over the old "MASH" television series set in Calabasas.
Except the only real noise here Thursday was the heavy breathing of Brian Rooney and Mark Rackow as they...
| Sep 28, 2009
A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3,485,000.
The Spanish Colonial Revival-style villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a media room in 6,727...
| Dec 4, 2009
Robert De Niro slept there. So did Elizabeth Taylor and Cary Grant.
But the crowd that gathered Thursday morning to buy up a piece of the Hotel Bel-Air, a longtime playground of the rich and famous, was hunting for bargains, not souvenirs.
| Jun 17, 2009
Here's the thing: "The Proposal" may look like a big, fat romantic comedy, but the film's director, Anne Fletcher, has other ideas. Sure, it stars Sandra Bullock, and, yes, she and Ryan Reynolds play feuding co-workers who probably (definitely) wind up...
| Sep 13, 2009
Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
| Dec 18, 2009
On a beautiful evening in early October 1999, six years after the death of her husband, Jennifer Jones Simon threw a coming-out party. Not for herself, an Oscar-winning actress who had married industrialist and art collector Norton Simon in 1971, but...
| Jan 23, 2010
Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who as a teenager appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" and emerged a star whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s in such films as "Guys and Dolls, "Elmer Gantry" and "Spartacus," has died. She...
| Aug 3, 2005
David Shaw taught us to eat.
The Times columnist who died early this week was one of our city's grand epicures and one of this newspaper's most respected journalists. His anecdotal and richly personal "Matters of Taste" column brought the eye of a...
| Jun 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan, the Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and transformed the political landscape of an era with his vision of conservative government, died Saturday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los...
| Feb 9, 1992
Bob Dylan stares idly at the paperback book that someone has brought aboard his custom tour bus, which is speeding through the snowy Wisconsin countryside in the midnight hour. He has just finished a concert in Madison and is on his way to South Bend,...