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  • Hal Schaefer dies at 87; musician known for Marilyn Monroe liaison

    Hal Schaefer dies at 87; musician known for Marilyn Monroe liaison
    "The Real Reason for Marilyn Monroe's Divorce from Joe DiMaggio" read the headline on a 1955 Confidential magazine article that exposed a bumbling ambush involving the famous ballplayer and Frank Sinatra. The unlikely duo allegedly had tried to catch the actress with "another man" at an apartment in West Hollywood.
  • Western Costume Co. and the battle for accuracy

     
    Western Costume Co., which turns 100 this year, works with the different branches of the U.S. military to make sure uniforms -- including camouflage patterns -- are accurate for films and television shows. For the recent "Battleship" movie, for example,...

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...

    Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America

    Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America
    Beryl Davis, a British-born singer who became a star in America performing with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman during the big-band era, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 87. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to...

    Marylin Hudson dies at 76; book critic co-founded Round Table West

    Marylin Hudson dies at 76; book critic co-founded Round Table West
    A book club with a Hollywood sheen, the monthly literary luncheon known as Round Table West, took root in 1977 at a ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel and grew into the largest such gathering in the nation. Public relations executive Marylin Hudson was one...