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The year Herman Wouk was born, Woodrow Wilson was in his first term in the White House, the Lusitania's sinking was on the front page and "The Birth of a Nation" was playing in silent movie theaters. In the 97 years since, with such books as "The Caine...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Literature, Bible, Religion and Belief
Los Angeles Times Film CriticMusical performances from both the dawn of sound and the beginnings of one of rock 'n' roll's most storied careers are featured on newly released DVDs. "Vitaphone Varieties: Volume Two" is a two-disc set available from Warner Video on Demand that...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, DVDs, Fred Waring, Edgar Bergen
Jacket CopyThe cycling antics of some of the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age are captured in Steven Rea's "Hollywood Rides a Bike."...
Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
The Daily MirrorLos Angeles Times file photo [Update: Yes, this is Portland Hoffa, the wife of radio comedian Fred Allen. I discovered Allen’s radio shows after his death in 1956 and always wondered about the women named Portland Hoffa. In scanning these......
The Daily MirrorRibbing St. Nick In December, 1823, Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) wrote a poem titled "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which, as everyone knows, began: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring -- not even a...
Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93. Mizzy died of heart failureSaturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a...
The Hero ComplexThis is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover on Hollywood producer Dick Zanuck, who is having quite the year with "Alice in Wonderland," "Clash of the Titans" and "Book of Eli." I interviewed Zanuck last......
Alex Raskin is an Assistant Editor of the Book ReviewThe freeway has been a favorite metaphor for writers trying to fathom Los Angeles for so long that opinions about this town can be virtually divided into day and night views. The night watchers tend to celebrate its long streams of pale yellow light,...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgSPRINGFIELD — The pressure was put on Dakota Jarman on Monday. That’s when his younger sister, Michaela, was part of the Boyle County girls’ regional runner-up golf team to earn a state tournament berth. There was no way he wanted to...
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email@example.comSPRINGFIELD — J.B. Williams is heading back to the state golf tournament. He just wishes he was taking his teammates back with him. The Danville senior used a terrific back nine to fire an even-par 71 Wednesday and tie for medalist honors at the 4th...
Danville's J.B. Williams finished in a tie for 12th place in the Kentucky Junior Masters held over the weekend at Champions Trace Golf Club in Jessamine County. The tournament annually pits the top 25 boys and top 25 girls in the previous year's high...
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