| 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...
| Jan 30, 2008
OK, so Angelina, Denzel and Keira didn't get asked to the Oscar prom. They shouldn't shed too many tears over their absence from this year's nominations.
After all, they're in very good company. From Humphrey Bogart ("The Maltese Falcon") and Marilyn...
| Feb 3, 2008
Hollywood boat, a gangster movie and a mangrove swamp are three of the biggest on-land attractions on 33-mile-long Key Largo.
The 30-foot boat is from the 1951 movie The African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It is suspended in the...
| Oct 13, 2010
There will be a lot of history on display Monday night when the American Cinematheque presents Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic "The Ten Commandments" starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as the power-mad pharaoh, Rameses — and not just...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2010
Sweeping in a windfall of more than $300 million annually, Cactus League baseball, including revenue generated by the Dodgers and Angels spring training facilities, may be the biggest reason March is the most popular month to visit Arizona. That's not...
| Mar 19, 2010
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One of the most desired movies not previously released on DVD in America, this John Huston-directed 1951 classic finally makes it to that format. Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar as Charlie Allnut, the cynical captain of the riverboat named the African Queen....
| Sep 24, 2009
The list of people who've walked through these rooms is endless. "Bob Hope, Joe Fontane, Yule Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Gaga Gabor, Tennessee Williams." If only walls could talk.
"Ginger Rogers. Frank Sinatra actually tickled the ivories in the piano bar,...