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  • Ray Bradbury: Author's roots at L.A. high school celebrated

     
    Ray Bradbury was being remembered Wednesday at his alma mater, Los Angeles High School. Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High more than 70 years ago, but a plaque honoring him still hangs at the entrance to the school library, which...
  • Sue Mengers, powerhouse Hollywood agent, dies at 79

     
    Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Sept. 15, 1941

     
    Sept. 15, 1941: Gracie Allen, pioneer. Typical of Miss Allen's resolute spirit is the campaign which she launched, following curtailment of Japanese silk imports, to persuade every Hollywood woman to buy a mulberry tree and a silk worm, Jimmie Fidler...

    A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, “Concerto for Index Finger.” Some of Charles Laughton’s recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...