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What hath God wrought? Late last month, after more than 150 years, Western Union discontinued all telegram and commercial messaging services. Not just STOP but full stop. The news traveled fast—the company posted the notice on its website—but...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBlack Hills, S.D. Borglum or Ziolkowski? Within a day of arrival in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you'll run into this question, probably somewhere along U.S. 16 as you roll between two of the largest sculpted mountains on the face of the Earth....
Times Staff WriterRonald 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...
Times Staff WriterInnovative as they were, Wallace Neff's WW II-era low-cost housing designs such as the the Shell House in Pasadena never really caught on in America. No matter. Neff was already famous as the architect of the golden age of movie star mansions, building...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStanley Kramer, the producer-director who earned the nickname "Hollywood's conscience" through his willingness to tackle controversial topics like racism, nuclear annihilation, greed and fascism, died Monday of pneumonia at the Motion Picture and...
Times Staff WriterPack it up, beige and white. You're no longer safe. Color has blasted its way back. Paint makers are pouring Pink Minx, Mystical Grape and Relish Green into gallon cans. Shocking colors are being slathered on walls by TV-show decorators who see it as a...
Special to The TimesIn the '60s, beach-roaming kids discovered the Byrds playing at Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim's open beach bash. A decade later, Cher's son Elijah Allman's first birthday party featured elephants and an Army tank. More recently, a lemonade stand served Tom...
Tags: Loretta Young, Cher, Health, Personal Service, Justice System
Times Staff WriterYou see them everywhere on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the weekend sailors. They are unmistakable with their deep tans, their baggy shorts, their frayed polo shirts, their Top-Siders worn without socks. Some may not even own their own boats, much less win...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBob 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,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAudrey Meadows, revered as the feisty Alice Kramden opposite Jackie Gleason's garrulous bus driver Ralph in television's comedy classic " The Honeymooners," has died. Meadows died of lung cancer at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...
Tags: Game Shows, Illnesses, Health, Music Theater, Entertainment
Staff writerI didn't know if I was reading "Hollywood Babylon" or the Orlando Sentinel when I clicked on the story headlined "About that Jon Hamm rumor." Whoa! We do live in a racier time, but the story was a throwback to the book "Hollywood Babylon" and its...
The Hartford CourantJeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
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