| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Nov 7, 2010
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
| Jun 12, 2011
When Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry -- a branch of the Library of Congress -- has chosen 25 movies to preserve for posterity. This year, as usual, most of its choices aren't the ones deemed the best of their day by Hollywood -- that is,...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
For someone like me who makes a living writing about Hollywood, getting a friendly phone call from Army Archerd was the equivalent of a young actor getting a "way to go" pat on the back from Jack Nicholson. Army, who......
| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:32 PM
So here???s how Times cartoonist Bruce Russell shows that an eagle represents Mexico. He gives it a cute little sombrero. The Writers Guild goes on strike over residuals on TV broadcasts of films released after 1948. The Knights of Columbus celebrate...
| Dec 2, 2008
William R. Finnegan, a film and television producer whose credits include "Hawaii Five-0," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys," has died. He was 80.
Finnegan, who was nominated for five Emmy Awards, died Friday of Parkinson'...
| Aug 25, 2008
FROM 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...
| Apr 6, 2008
Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
| Oct 10, 2009
W.I.B. Crealock, a yacht designer, sailor and sailing author, died Sept. 26 at his home in Carlsbad after breaking his hip in a fall. He was 89.
Crealock was part of the "golden age" of fiberglass design in the 1960s, when the use of fiberglass made...