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  • Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe

    Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe
    There are cartons of this stuff in attics all over America — the poems, pensées and grocery lists of yearning, dissatisfied people who at some time wished for an emotional coherence that was beyond their reach. These scribbles are of no great...
  • The Actor's Craft: The Eli Wallach method

    The Actor's Craft: The Eli Wallach method
    The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...
  • Book review: 'The Dangerous Otto Katz: The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy' by Jonathan Miles

    Book review: 'The Dangerous Otto Katz: The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy' by Jonathan Miles
    The Dangerous Otto Katz The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy Jonathan Miles Bloomsbury: 366 pp., $26 He had at least 21 aliases. He insisted that he was briefly Marlene Dietrich's husband in 1920s Berlin, which was probably not so, though he was possibly...
  • Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan

    Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan
    The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan Pantheon: 308 pp. $26.95 Not infrequently, James Baldwin found himself quite publicly fielding a deeply presuming question. Though versions varied over time, the rough...
  • Honorary Oscar recipients named

    Honorary Oscar recipients named
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
  • Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North

    Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North
    Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire." He was nearly 40 at the time,...
  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
  • Milton Katselas dies at 75; acting teacher and director

    Milton Katselas dies at 75; acting teacher and director
    Milton Katselas, a prominent acting teacher and director whose students included George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer and hundreds of other actors, has died. He was 75. Katselas, who founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school in 1978,...
  • Pat Hingle dies at 84; veteran actor was perhaps best known for 'Batman' role

    Pat Hingle dies at 84; veteran actor was perhaps best known for 'Batman' role
    Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84....
  • Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'

    Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'
    Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84. Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
  • Budd Schulberg dies at 95; author of 'What Makes Sammy Run?'

    Budd Schulberg dies at 95; author of 'What Makes Sammy Run?'
    Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen's union in the film classic "On the Waterfront,"...