| Jan 24, 2008
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...
| Mar 10, 2010
| 10:45 PM
Corey Haim was in full teen-idol mode in 1988, swamped with letters from adoring young female fans and his face on the covers of teen magazines.
But it was acting that was foremost on the mind of the Canadian-born 16-year-old, whose growing list of...
| Nov 22, 2009
The Method is dead. Long live the Method. ¶ Spend an afternoon with David Lee Strasberg, the ambitious 38-year-old son of legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg, and you just might walk away with the idea that something revolutionary is going on at the...
| Nov 2, 2006
Pamela 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...
| Jan 14, 2010
Dennis Stock, a photographer best known for his iconic Life magazine photo of film legend James Dean walking through a rainy Times Square in a dark overcoat, has died. He was 81.
Stock, who was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer a few weeks ago and...
| Jan 29, 2010
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
| Feb 14, 2010
A man many Americans still think of longingly as President Josiah Bartlet is waiting for a light to change at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Hughes Avenue in Culver City. He is on foot and in conversation with a companion, on his way to...
| Feb 17, 2010
Elia Kazan was one of the consummate filmmakers of the 20th century, directing such classics as 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1954's "On the Waterfront" and 1955's "East of Eden." He won three Oscars, five Tony Awards and four Golden Globes....
| Feb 27, 2010
Steffi Sidney-Splaver, who as a young actress appeared in and then gave up acting to become a Hollywood writer, publicist and producer, has died. She was 74.
Sidney-Splaver died Monday of kidney failure at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, said her...