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Esther Williams

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  • Exploring downtown Los Angeles in 11 mini-itineraries

    Exploring downtown Los Angeles in 11 mini-itineraries
    The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they get stuck in traffic. Then come the recriminations, the tears, the vows...
  • Vintage-inspired fashions from L.A. designers

    Vintage-inspired fashions from L.A. designers
    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....
  • Kauai remains a popular film location

    Kauai remains a popular film location
    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...
  • Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive
    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...
  • Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor

    Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor
    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...
  • Cyd Charisse, 86; dancer starred in movie musicals with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire

    Cyd Charisse, 86; dancer starred in movie musicals with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
    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...
  • Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92

    Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92
    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...
  • Matt Weinstock, April 25, 1960

     
    One of the most famous phrases from “Peanuts” was said by Lucy, of all characters. Idea for Chessman There was a brief but stirring encounter the other day between two long-time friends, J. Farrington Barrington Arrington, who retired undefeated as...
  • Everyone in the pool for synchronized swimming lessons

     
    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...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nova' looks at Darwin

     
    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......
  • At 'Cast Party,' the mike is open and the party is on

    At 'Cast Party,' the mike is open and the party is on
    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...