| Apr 23, 2009
Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his stunning color work on the 1947 drama "Black Narcissus" and later became an Oscar-nominated director, has died. He was 94.
Cardiff, who as a cinematographer was known as a pioneer...
| Nov 20, 2008
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Its 1997 and my first year as a producer on the Golden Globes. Im joining a mission impossible team of great professionals led by the legendary Dick Clark. They all have an easy, familiar way with the many superstars who come in for rehearsal. I am...
| Dec 4, 2008
You now have no excuse not to have seen some of the greatest classics of film. No more mumbling vague generalities in conversations with your cinéaste friends, then scrambling to catch up with the DVDs, because this weekend the American Cinematheque is...
| Dec 14, 2008
Sixty years ago last month, I watched my parents pull the curtains of their voting booths in a Michigan town hall basement to vote for the man who lost the 1948 presidential election. He was Thomas E. Dewey, a Republican widely expected, even by the...
| Dec 28, 2008
Writers and editors
George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2)
Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3)
Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
| Jan 28, 2009
They came to West Hollywood on Monday night not to bury one of the celebrated figures in L.A. music's storied past, but to praise him.
A few hundred family members, friends, former employees and just plain fans of Whisky A Go-Go co-founder Elmer...
| Jan 28, 2009
It's only a matter of time before local film and TV buffs experience a sense of déjà vu around Los Angeles. That place looks familiar. Did you see it on the way home from work, or when you checked in with your favorite characters? Could be both.
| Aug 25, 2008
FROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
| Nov 12, 2008
Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and bestselling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85.
Hyams, a longtime Los Angeles resident who moved to Penrose,...
| Jun 15, 2008
AVETERAN of stage, screen and television, David Paymer has appeared in more than 90 films in his career. This reliable character actor may be best known for playing smarmy businessmen and wretched criminals in "Quiz Show" and "Get Shorty." In 1993 he...
| Mar 3, 2010
Hugh Hefner has a confession.
"I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of 'Casablanca.' I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's," admits the pajama-clad founder of the Playboy empire.
The Oscar-winning 1942...