| Dec 27, 2009
| 4:32 PM
You know youâve reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album......
| Dec 31, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Imagine you're at a yard sale in Newport Beach. And imagine you're feeling frisky and you splurge on a shirt for $5. And imagine the shirt came with a sewn-in tag that reads "Frank Sinatra," and "Nat Wise of London......
| Dec 27, 2009
You know you've reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album covers....
| Feb 16, 2010
Jake Hanna, a versatile drummer who played with such jazz figures as Woody Herman and was a longtime member of the band on Merv Griffin's television show, has died. He was 78.
Hanna died Friday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center of...
| Mar 7, 2010
Even the most ardent fan probably won't be hitting backhands at Wimbledon or racing around a NASCAR track at 187 mph. Yet when the big boys' golf tour comes out West, it tends to hit courses that any of us can play. Here are three that might help you feel...
| Jul 3, 2010
Ilene Woods, who provided the speaking and singing voice for the title character in Walt Disney's classic 1950 animated feature " Cinderella," has died. She was 81.
Woods, a Calabasas resident, died of causes related to Alzheimer's disease Thursday at...
| Jun 16, 2010
Considering he's one of the most iconic of TV characters, the brilliant, rumpled bed of a detective Lt. Columbo had quite an inauspicious start.
William Link and his late writing and producing partner Richard Levinson first introduced Columbo in a...
| Jun 13, 2010
In the early days of Hollywood, dreams of stardom began for aspiring actresses upon arrival from small-town America, when they took up residence at one of the neighborhood's romantic and exotic-sounding hotels such as the DuBarry, Las Palmas or...
| May 23, 2010
Home Alone With Classic Cinema
W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95
Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
| Sep 24, 2010
Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97.
Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...