| May 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Big money: Artwork from the estate of writer Michael Crichton has brought $93.3 million at auction, led by Jasper Johns' "Flag" (1960-66), which sold for a record price of $28.6 million. (Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg). -- Recovery plan:......
| Jun 20, 2010
— Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:15 AM
It was a simple white slip – an everyday undergarment for women in the 1960s. But in "Butterfield 8," one of Elizabeth Taylor's most memorable films, the violet-eyed actress – playing the tragic, fiery Gloria Wandrous -- made the staple seem...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
| Nov 5, 2008
Ray Ellis, the versatile pop music arranger who wrote the charts for hits by the Four Lads, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis, has died. He was 85.
Ellis, a longtime resident of Ojai, died Oct. 27 of liver cancer at an assisted-...
| Jan 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.
Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
| Mar 18, 2009
Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96.
Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
| Oct 10, 2008
In 1957, Jimmy Steward graduated from high school in El Dorado, Ark., which had piney woods and pretty promenades left over from an oil boom, but no jobs to speak of. Like many others, he looked west for work, and landed in South Los Angeles, where,...
| Aug 15, 2007
For sale: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 56,000-plus original miles, once owned by Steve McQueen, perfect condition, brown.
"It's not my favorite color," admits Mike Regalia, the Thousand Oaks auto restorer whose car is...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times July 22, 1959: Carole Tregoff enters a detectives' office for more questioning in the death of Barbara Jean Finch. Hey, itâs Lena Horne at the Cocoanut Grove. Wouldnât it be great to visit the Ambassador...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Father vs. Son Jimmy, 19, got off to a bad start, no question about that. His mother took off when he was 7 and there was a divorce. He started getting in trouble early in his teens. He was made a ward of the court and had a year of psychiatric care...