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SWEAR TO DeMille, this is going to be the most frightening story that Hollywood has come across since the news burst upon El Mundo de Movies that a private eye named Tony Pellicano was supposedly eavesdropping on some quite glamorous and private...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe death of 28-year-old Heath Ledger, hailed as one of the great hopes among his generation of actors, was a brutal shock for Hollywood on Tuesday and grimly ended any hope that the day would be a simple celebration of this year's Oscar nominations. ---...
Tags: Suicide, Brad Renfro, Jack Nicholson, Movies, Heath Ledger
Special to the TimesPamela Des Barres The author and former groupie plans to stop at European flea markets during her three-week book tour through Italy, France and Finland, which begins Monday. Her favorite find: a bolt of Chinese-motif fabric from the 1940s that she...
Most people who are forced to travel by air have at least one good horror story; the 6,000 international passengers stranded at LAX on Aug. 11 have the exact same one. Airports have all the transient charm of purgatory, but for people like me, there's...
Times Staff WriterGOING to the drive-in! What a breezy, James Dean-ish life! Just tool into a parking slot, order and dine in the front seat of your favorite place! Apart from being a way to eat, drive-ins served as a center of teenage life, where you could drink "suicide...
Readers shared their thoughts on the passing of actor Heath Ledger at latimes.com. What follows are excerpts: Heath was the actor most like James Dean since James Dean. His performance in "Brokeback . . . " will go down in film history as one of the...
Times Staff WriterStanding before the copper-domed landmark that has perched on the Hollywood Hills since 1935, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday unveiled a restored and expanded Griffith Observatory and said it would reopen to the public Nov. 3. The announcement...
1. A Salinas storyteller's tale NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER Salinas, Monterey County It is always a challenge to commemorate a life, never mind a writer's life. Unlike museums devoted to sports legends or war heroes, a museum that honors a man of arts and...
Los Angeles Times StaffSteve McQueen was one of many actors whose success bought a ticket to the race track. James Dean, James Garner, Paul Newman, Patrick Dempsey and others have a need for speed and a strong desire to attempt professional racing.
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Let's Get Lost," Bruce Weber's haunting documentary about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, first came out in 1989 and hasn't been easy to catch since. Now reissued in 35 millimeter, the film looks like a pristine time-capsule -- both of Baker's...
There was tittering in the Beverly Hilton ballroom early Thursday morning as Brooke Shields announced the Golden Globes nominees for actor in a comedy or musical. James Franco, she intoned, and there came those giggles. Co-announcer Elizabeth Banks then...
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,...
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