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There is something mesmerizing — almost addictive — about the classic film noirs of the 1940s and '50s, with their darkened, rain-drenched streets and narrow alleys inhabited by anti-heroes sporting well-worn raincoats and crushed fedoras....
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Teen-criminal-turned-novelist James Ellroy is known for L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, but less so for his tireless support of the Los Angeles Police Museum in Lincoln Heights. Their newest exhibit is about Gangster Squad – the movie even...
LA Times MagazineA Latino LAPD detective works under the radar to clear a black ex-cop in mid-’50s L.A....
Show TrackerHarry Morgan, who died Wednesday at age 96, could command your attention while still seeming quite ordinary. That was Harry Morgan's particular magic....
Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home...
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease...
Company TownStephen J. Cannell, the legendary television producer who died Thursday at 69, spent his early days toiling for "Dragnet" creator Jack Webb and went on to create some of the most memorable shows ever including "The Rockford Files" and "Wise......
Nathan Scott, a film and television composer, arranger and conductor whose credits include composing music for the TV classics "Dragnet" and "Lassie," has died. He was 94. Scott, the father of jazz saxophonist and composer-arranger Tom Scott, died...
The first time Robin Mininni saw the 1960s Palm Springs home, she hated the décor: the black-and-white giant floral prints on curtains and bedspreads, uncomfortable-looking '50s furniture set against turquoise living room walls, and bedrooms painted in...
Culture MonsterOct. 8, 2009, is not the date of a revolution in music. The day marks not even the dawn of a new era. What the Gustavo Dudamel gala Thursday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall did mean for the Los......
Jacket CopyOne of the authors who will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books -- this weekend, April 24-25 -- is John Buntin. Although he lives near Washington, D.C., Buntin became fascinated by Los Angeles -- particularly the criminals and......
L.A. at HomePalm Springs Modernism Week is coming Feb. 12-21, and to whet your appetite, we've got a Palm Springs house with a pedigree for you to examine. The home originally belonged to Jack Webb, best known as Joe Friday on "Dragnet." He had it built in 1960, just...
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