| Apr 13, 2010
Harold David Berkowitz
L.A. film industry lawyer
Harold David Berkowitz, 92, an entertainment lawyer who had practiced locally since the 1940s, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home from a stroke, said Kathy Monkarsh, a daughter.
He was a senior...
| Apr 24, 2010
By Debra Prinzing
The exterior walls of the new wing of the Bricault family's Venice home are clad in sedums and other succulents, which soften the contemporary architecture so it looks like a plush, verdant floating cube. Paul Bricault likes the way the...
| Nov 19, 2009
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Producer on Frost Nixon interviews
Marvin Minoff, 78, a film and TV producer whose credits include the movies "Patch Adams" and "Dominick and Eugene" and David Frost's broadcast interviews with former President Nixon, died Nov. 11 at his...
| Jun 8, 2010
Steven Reuther, producer's credits included 'Pretty Woman'
Steven Reuther, 58, a producer and executive whose credits include "Pretty Woman," "Dirty Dancing" and "The Ugly Truth," died Saturdayof cancer at his home in Santa Monica, his family said.
| Jul 3, 2010
Elliott Kastner, the veteran independent producer of films such as "The Missouri Breaks," "Equus" and "Where Eagles Dare," has died. He was 80.
Kastner died of cancer Wednesday in a hospital in London, said his stepson Cassian Elwes.
A former MCA talent...
| Jul 4, 2010
Ed Limato, a longtime Hollywood agent known for shepherding A-list talent and throwing lively pre-Oscar parties at his Coldwater Canyon home, died Saturday. He was 73.
Limato died of lung disease at his home in Beverly Hills, said Christian Muirhead, a...
| Jun 2, 2009
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With each season of "The Next Food Network Star" the competitors have grown in sophistication.
"The level of competition has increased dramatically," said Bob Tuschman, Food Network's vice president for programming and production. "We've weeded out...
| Jun 10, 2009
Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian.
In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
| Jun 14, 2009
Why is Brunnhilde so angry? Many have tried -- Wagner and English poet William Morris among them -- to explain what made the most famous Valkyrie of Norse legend rage against her beloved Siegfried, but it's an enduring mystery: The eight pages of the...
| Aug 29, 2009
Berle Adams, a onetime big-band booking agent who co-founded Mercury Records in the 1940s and later became a senior executive at MCA before launching his own successful business as an international television program sales representative and distributor,...
| Dec 23, 2009
This has turned out to be a bang-up year for literary biography, with notable new accounts of the lives of Arthur Miller, John Cheever, Arthur Koestler and, particularly, Joseph Frank's magisterial single-volume distillation of his long years of work on...