| Mar 28, 2010
By the time Liza Minnelli took the stage at Birdland, just after midnight, the party was in full swing: Michael Feinstein hugged the Broadway legend and a bubbly, upbeat crowd sang happy birthday to her.
Parker Posey performed a wild, gyrating dance to...
| Dec 29, 2010
Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91.
Romay died Dec. 17 of natural...
| Jul 10, 2011
Although the hunt for vintage clothing may be enticing to some people, others would rather bypass digging for buried treasure that, even when found, may consist of garments that are tattered or in a size best suited for the bird-boned women of the 1940s....
| Oct 23, 2011
Kauai has been a favorite film location since it stood in for Bali Hai in the 1958 movie version of "South Pacific." It has been Maui in the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "Just Go With It" (released this year), and it played the...
| Jun 11, 2011
He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Admit it--you watch those old Esther Williams movies on TCM and secretly wish you could learn how to synchronize swim. Guess what? You can. The Aqualillies, the Los Angeles-based performing troupe of synchronized swimmers and dancers, offers workshops...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies EVOLUTION: The science series 'Nova' presents the docudrama 'Darwin's Darkest Hour,' starring Henry Ian Cusick and Frances O'Connor, at......
| Dec 13, 2008
Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92.
Johnson, who was most frequently...
| Jan 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.
Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
| Jun 18, 2008
Cyd Charisse, who brought sizzle and sophistication to dance in such classic movie musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Silk Stockings," died Tuesday. She was 86.
Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering an apparent...
| Oct 4, 2009
Farber on Film
The Complete Film Writings
of Manny Farber
Edited by Robert Polito
Library of America: 824 pp., $40
At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...