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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:...
Oscar-nominated director David Fincher ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Social Network") will have an extended conversation at Film Independent at LACMA's "An Evening with David Fincher" Thursday at the Loe S. Bing Theater. The program is to...
L.A. NOWRobert L. Citron, the soft-spoken Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what in 1994 was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87. Until the 1994 financial collapse, Citron....
Robert L. Citron, the Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what at the time was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87. Citron died at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange...
If you know anything at all about Del Mar, it's that the seaside town north of San Diego is the place to play the ponies. The horses aren't the only thoroughbreds in the track's history; you'll hear it connected to such names as Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields,...
24 FramesSaturday Night Live” funny man Bill Hader, who has created such indelible characters as Stefon, the giggling, flamboyant City Correspondent of New York City, as well as doing uncanny impressions of James Carville, Vincent Price and Al Pacino, is a...
Show TrackerThe career of Richard Dawson, who died Sunday at age 79, breaks down, broadly speaking, into two not unrelated parts, each of which displayed and depended upon a certain roguish, vaguely foreign charm....
24 FramesThe Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival that showcases the historic movie palaces on Broadway in downtown L.A. returns this Wednesday with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 comedy "Paper Moon."...
LA Times MagazineBiographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...
LA Times MagazineJoking around with George Clooney—no, seriously—as his A-list friends tell tales on his wicked sense of humor...
The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by "my money — past, present and future." Abandoned as an infant by her...
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