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For all his fame and cinematic brilliance, Alfred Hitchcock remained an enigmatic figure — prolific on the screen, private off it. The new biopic "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins as the eponymous director and Helen Mirren as wife Alma Reville,...
When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
Tags: Ted (movie), Movies, Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, Walter Hill
24 FramesKirk Douglas has written a lively new memoir about one of his greatest triumphs. Titled “I Am Spartacus!” it recounts how Douglas helped break the midcentury anti-communist blacklist by secretly hiring Dalton Trumbo to write “Spartacus,&...
24 FramesThere are 244 voting members at large of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including stunt men, chemists, casting directors and choreographers. Members at large don’t belong to one of the 15 specific “craft” branches in...
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
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Company TownAfter the coffee. Before a sweaty day in D.C. The Skinny: It's sad when at 8 a.m. I already feel the day slipping away! Headlines include box office previews, more drama at News Corp., Fox's deal for Ultimate Fighting and......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShould a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers? In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from...
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership,...
The Morning Fix: 'Rango' does well but box-office slump continues! Glenn Beck on the ropes at Fox News?Company TownAfter the coffee. Before deciding if I should give NBC's "The Event" another chance tonight. The Skinny: I saw "The Adjustment Bureau" over the weekend. The hats look great, but save your money. Looking through my roundup I seem to......
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died...
Tags: Movies, Hal Roach, Academy Awards, Arts and Culture, Retirement
The Big PictureSuccession moves at News Corp. and Warner Bros. this week shows that succession in Hollywood is a messy business....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTony Curtis, the 1950s matinee idol who developed into an acclaimed actor in such classics as "Some Like It Hot," "Sweet Smell of Success" and "The Defiant Ones," was in a reflective mood recently. "I'm just a lucky guy," said Curtis over the phone...
Tags: Movies, Billy Wilder, Music, Jack Lemmon, Crime, Law and Justice
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