Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96.
The rumor mill is swirling once again about a possible movie version of "Gypsy" starring Barbra Streisand. Reports in the New York media earlier this week said that the star is considering playing the monstrous stage matriarch, Mama Rose. On ...
Everything is not coming up roses for the proposed big-screen remake of "Gypsy" that would have starred Barbra Streisand. Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book for the original 1959 Broadway musical, told the Hartford Courant that he has withdrawn permission ... .
The on-again, off-again movie adaptation of "Gypsy," with Barbra Streisand in the lead, is officially on again. Universal announced Tuesday that the movie project is moving forward with "Downton Abbey" creator and writer Julian Fellowes coming on board to pen
Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that...
Christopher Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
Just one of the four roles pictured below earned an acting bid for its star. Which one? Here's the answer. ANSWER: Eleven years after she won in the supporting race for "Cactus Flower," Goldie Hawn was nominated in lead for a featherweight comic role widely di
Two of these stars below are tied for suffering the most Oscar snubs among actresses: six defeats, no wins. Can you name them? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link underneath the photos. ANSWER: Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter. Oscarless Rosalin
When it comes to incendiary film criticism, no one does it better than Manohla Dargis, the New York Times' film critic whose reviews have the same tart-tongued zing as Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday." Dargis has led something of ...
What's better than one screwball comedy? Two of them. Back to back. Clear your calendar and hit the Aero for a double feature of 1939's original "The Women," starring Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford, which involves a tangle of gossip, infidelity and pratfal
Twenty windows displays, each the work of a notable interior decorator, will pay homage to a stylish Hollywood movie. The dispays are in conjunction with the Legends of La Cienega 2010: Celebrate Hollywood, a two-day event honoring design on the silver screen
Frank Rich and Ben Brantley of the New York Times have both hailed "Gypsy" as the greatest musical in Broadway history, but it got cheated at the Tony Awards of 1960. In part, that was due to tough competition. In the race for best musical, It lost to "The Sou
I once read an excellent book about single life that included this recipe for depression: "Go out and rent a movie with Cary Grant in it, come back and put the kettle on." This advice has never failed me. You cannot go wrong with Cary Grant; his movies are inv