| Oct 2, 2009
Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...
| Apr 21, 2010
Nancy Stoner Sage
1906 San Francisco quake survivor
Nancy Stoner Sage, 105, one of the few remaining survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, died Thursday, three days before the 104th anniversary of the temblor. She died of natural causes at a...
| Jun 26, 2010
Country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have sold their Beverly Hills Post Office spread for $9.5 million.
The two-story Mediterranean, with panoramic canyon and city views and a swimming pool with a spa, sits on 4.85 gated acres — a...
| Apr 5, 2009
One hundred years ago, on May 19, 1909, Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes debuted in France and redefined dance for the 20th century. Toiling for le tout Paris in front of the hot footlights of the Théâtre du Châtelet were ballet superstars Vaslav Nijinsky...
| Feb 24, 2010
'60s band had No. 1 hit
Lee Freeman, 60, a member of the 1960s' band Strawberry Alarm Clock, famous for its flower-power anthem that became a No. 1 hit in 1967, died of cancer Feb. 14 at his home in the Bay Area, his brother, Doug, said in...
| Nov 18, 2010
Marie Osborne Yeats, a top child star during the early silent-movie era who was billed as Baby Marie Osborne in films such as "Little Mary Sunshine," has died. She was 99.
Yeats, who had a later career as a movie studio costume supervisor, died Nov. 11...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| May 10, 2011
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Update: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1,905,000.
Set behind a wrought-iron entry and walls, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a vintage kitchen, a second-floor...
| Dec 25, 2011
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this...
| May 21, 2011
Often-tuxedoed actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the Tony Awards next month, has sold a ranch-style house in Studio City for $1,535,000.
Built in 1950, the home sits on more than a half-acre with mountain and valley views. The interiors feature...
| Apr 29, 2012
For years, L.A.-based author Lizzie Garrett Mettler thought "tomboy" was a dirty word.
"I was a definite tomboy when I was a kid," she says. "It was a nightmare for my parents to get me into a dress for a stretch of years."
As she became a teenager...