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Brenda Joyce Actress was Jane in five 'Tarzan' films Brenda Joyce, 92, the only movie actress to portray Jane opposite two different Tarzans -- in five films in the 1940s -- died July 4 at a Santa Monica nursing home, said David Ragan, a friend. She had...
He's outlived them all. Tarzan. Trigger. Ronald Reagan. Now, retired in Palm Springs, the world's oldest chimp gets some stuff off his chest.What can I say--I'm a star. That's why this guy's staring at me, right? I seem familiar, and not just because I did 50 movies, including those classic "Tarzan" flicks of the 1930s. Maybe he saw me on one of the morning shows. Maybe he read about me in...
Tags: Conservation, Cat (animal), Brice Marden, Diabetes, Rex Harrison
Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...
The story does not begin in Hollywood, where it's possible, though by no means certain, that Cheeta became famous. It does not begin in Palm Springs, where Cheeta lives like so many other retirees, soaking in sunshine, bickering with relatives and, on...
The cover art for Alex Vernon's slim cultural biography "On Tarzan" is a photo of winding green tendrils and vines, vines being the equivalent of the cross-town bus for the Lord of the Apes. But the photo is also a warning of the thicket we are about...
Tags: Ku Klux Klan, Arts and Culture, D.W. Griffith, Book, Philosophy
Roy Saari, a USC swimmer whose unusual kicking style propelled him to swim the first sub-17-minute 1,500-meter freestyle race and later win a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics, has died. He was 63. Saari collapsed and died Tuesday of congestive heart...
Special to The TimesFROM 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...
Tags: Jackie Cooper, Libraries, Arts, Entertainment, Charlie Chaplin
The London Olympics start this week, offering new opportunities for oddities like these: 1 For two Olympians who were the first-ever representative of their countries, dreams turned to "duhs." In 1960, Wym Essajas, from the South American nation of...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelTCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelMarilyn Monroe is honored Saturday, the day before the 50th anniversary of her death. TCM will serve up her best films: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at 4:15 p.m., "The Seven Year Itch" at 6 p.m., "Some Like It Hot" at 8 p.m., "Bus Stop" at 10:15 p.m. and...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelDear TV talking heads, Do not worry yourselves in more discussion about who's the greatest Olympic athlete. Time will sort out whether Michael Phelps, with a record 19 medals, is the greatest. If medal count mattered most, Russian gymnast Larisa...
A summer display at the Dakota Sunset Museum in Gettysburg looks at early versions of swimsuits. The suits are quite a contrast from today's styles, according to a news release. The exhibit features a woman's black sailor suit with bloomer bottoms...
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