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German-born director Ernst Lubitsch, who came to Hollywood in the 1920s, had such a deft hand with comedies that it became known as "the Lubitsch touch." The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is to celebrate "A Touch of Laughter:...
For proof that Modernism still spins it magic, witness the crowds that descended upon the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale last weekend. Though final attendance numbers wouldn't be available until after Modernism Week ends this Sunday, the design...
On Monday night at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, punk bands the Melvins and Redd Kross will team up to greet 2013 with volume, riffs and (hopefully) a few drum solos. The hotel, which in its prime played host to luminaries including...
Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said. "He was in good physical shape until two...
Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96. Her...
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-------------------- UPDATE: There have been developments at the King Gillette Ranch since our last visit. The park now offers a new interagency visitor center and two hours of free parking, in addition to its $7 paid parking lot. --------------------...
Reese Witherspoon is banking on her own brand. The Oscar-winning actress listed her Libbey Ranch in Ojai for sale this week at $10 million and lent her name to the marketing materials. Designed by architect Wallace Neff, Witherspoon's ranch was...
The former retreat of silent and talking movie star Lewis Stone, who was cast with film giant Greta Garbo in a series of films, is on the market in the Valley Glen area at $1.75 million. Constructed in 1930 as the main house at his 500-acre ranch in...
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Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of May 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 6 - 12 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CUBA GOODING......
During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress. But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...
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One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925's "The Plastic Age," which launched actress Clara Bow. But she watched in horror as her serious treatment on women and work was turned into a frivolous 1947...
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