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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
Tags: George S. Kaufman, Movies, Edna Ferber, Irene Dunne, Celebrities
Special to The TimesSteven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
Nina Foch, a veteran actress from Hollywood's film noir era of the 1940s who became a widely respected acting coach and teacher of directors, died Friday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 84. She died of complications from long-term...
Times Staff Writer"Brokeback Mountain," a haunting tale of cowboys in love, and "Crash," a gritty look at Los Angeles race relations, solidified their positions as Oscars front-runners Saturday when they picked up top honors at the 58th annual Writers Guild of America...
Artists, always a vocal bunch, have had a lot to say about this year's presidential campaign. They've incorporated references to Barack Obama and John McCain into songs, online videos and even street art. But what do the nominees have to say about the...
Special to The TimesCharlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
Theater CriticThere are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterActor Rock Hudson lost his yearlong struggle against AIDS Wednesday, dying of complications arising from the incurable disease he had helped bring to worldwide attention. Hudson, 59, a longtime Hollywood star who stunned the world three months ago when...
Tags: John Brown, Clark Gable, Charles Coburn, Edna Ferber, AIDS
Staff writer"The Bible," History's 10-hour miniseries, concludes its run Easter night. The final two hours, starting at 8, depict Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as well as the lives of the early disciples. The production from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett has...
Tags: Movies, Charlton Heston, Nazareth, Pat Boone, Roma Downey
List of 85th annual Academy Award winners The Associated Press List of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles: 1. Best Picture: "Argo." 2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln." 3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence,...
On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This...
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