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  • Western Costume Co. and the battle for accuracy

    Western Costume Co., which turns 100 this year, works with the different branches of the U.S. military to make sure uniforms -- including camouflage patterns -- are accurate for films and television shows. For the recent "Battleship" movie, for example, the fi
  • On Location: One of Hollywood's oldest studios gives birth to a new soundstage

    A clutch of city officials and film industry promoters gathered Monday morning on the same lot in East Hollywood where Mary Pickford once worked to celebrate a rare occurrence: the opening of a new soundstage in Los Angeles. Hollywood-based Occidental...

    The Sports Guy goes Hollywood: Can Bill Simmons make Grantland a must read for pop culture lovers?

    ESPN's Sports Guy Bill Simmons talks about how his new Grantland sports and pop culture site is making connections between the worlds of sports and show business

    On Location: New book presents a photographic history of filming in Los Angeles

    For nearly four decades Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker has indulged his passion: collecting photographs from location film shoots in Los Angeles dating back to the early 1900s. Now, he hopes his new book featuring more than 200 vintage images,...

    Chinua Achebe and the Gish Prize

    On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant...