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  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Our mystery fellow is Daniel Frohman, shown above left with Pola Negri and Jesse Lasky in a photo dated Oct. 8, 1922. This week’s mystery fellow is the man on the left in the high collar. He’s with two mystery...
  • How clueless is Variety's Hollywood coverage?

     
    Everywhere you look these days, Variety has been getting a black eye, whether it's from a nasty lawsuit filed by a filmmaker who's furious that the paper took $400,000 in advertising and then gave his film a bad review or......
  • From the Vaults: 'Way Down East' (1920)

     
    Five years after “Birth of a Nation,” D.W. Griffith directed this five-hankie melodrama based on a hugely popular stage play. If you're fond of rambling 19th century novels or four-week 1970s TV miniseries, with tragic heroines and broad casts of...
  • L.A.'s screening gems

    Perhaps the only people who brag more about their illustrious alumni than Ivy Leaguers are the deans of film schools. At USC, the names dropped are Robert Zemeckis, Jay Roach, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. UCLA proudly lists Francis Ford Coppola, Gore...
  • Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
  • Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin
    Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...
  • 'Of Equal Measure' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

    'Of Equal Measure' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
    The trouble with historical fiction is that there often isn't a satisfying amount of either element. Fact constrains fantasy as the helpless past gets reduced to a pencil sketch. "Of Equal Measure," Tanya Barfield's drama about the hypocrisy of Woodrow...
  • 'On Tarzan' by Alex Vernon

    'On Tarzan' by Alex Vernon
    The cover art for Alex Vernon's slim cultural biography "On Tarzan" is a photo of winding green tendrils and vines, vines being the equivalent of the cross-town bus for the Lord of the Apes. But the photo is also a warning of the thicket we are about...
  • Review: 'The Wild Child'

    Review: 'The Wild Child'
    In the summer of 1798 in a forest in the South of France, several hunters and their dogs captured a boy of 11 or 12, filthy and long-haired and walking on all fours. He landed in the National Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, where he was put on...
  • On the trail of 'Ramona' in California

    Reporting from Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego Counties -- Why, you may ask, are we rushing north on Interstate 5 and veering east on California 126 into the Santa Clara Valley? Why are we pulling off the road by a fruit stand and slipping into the...
  • 'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...