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This intriguing double bill with a theme programmers call "Secret Sweeties" is a chance to see 35-millimeter versions of rarely screened films, one old and one new, with the lion's share of the proceeds going to a great cause. That would be UCLA's student...
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German-born director Ernst Lubitsch, who came to Hollywood in the 1920s, had such a deft hand with comedies that it became known as "the Lubitsch touch." The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is to celebrate "A Touch of Laughter:...
Peter Mullin cracks open the door of a 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne at the back of the auto museum bearing his name. He points out the intricate details of a vibrant Art Deco interior, restored to its original luster. A small ashtray hangs on the inside...
The revival of Cole Porter's "Can-Can" that opened at the Pasadena Playhouse more than five years ago has come back to life and is now aiming for Broadway. Producers said Thursday that they are hoping to bring the high-kicking musical to New York in the...
FrameworkJohn Wayne, Maurice Chevalier, and Anthony Quinn, left to right, share a laugh with producer Jerry Wald, far right, at rehearsals for Academy Awards....
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre has the perfect antidote for holiday blues -- a series of classic comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. "Screwball Comedy Classics for the 2013 New Year" serves up 1947's "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"...
24 FramesDemian Bichir from 'A Better Life' is deserving of Oscar best actor glory...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhen Elena Mauli was a little girl growing up in Paris in the 1980s, an old woman named Louise Brunet lived alone in an apartment above her family. When she died, no one came to collect her things. The landlord allowed the other tenants to take...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAnd The Show Went On Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris Alan Riding Alfred A. Knopf: 400 pp., $28.95 A lot has been written about the political, social and moral aspects of France under German occupation in World War II. Alan Riding, the former...
The Daily MirrorPhotograph by Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times Actor David Niven, center, in a toast at Twentieth Century Fox studios with Nikita Khrushchev, left, Eric Johnston of the Motion Picture Producers Assn., Andrei Gromyko and studio executive Buddy Adler....
The Daily MirrorPhotograph by Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Sept 19, 1959: Nikita Khrushchev, Los Angeles International Airport. What did Khrushchev make of his trip to Los Angeles? Fortunately, he deals with it at some length in his autobiography, published by Penn...
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Among the...
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