| Oct 24, 2008
Good-natured optimism buoys the boozy comment of William Saroyan's canon, and "Love's Old Sweet Song" follows suit. In honor of the Saroyan centennial, the charming Syzygy Theatre Group revival of his rarely staged romantic allegory deftly wears its...
| Jun 8, 2009
All these years later, Frances Kroll Ring can still see it, the afternoon she filled out an application at Rusty's Employment Agency on Hollywood Boulevard and drove to Encino to meet a writer who was looking for a secretary.
It was April 1939, and she...
| Mar 20, 2009
Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85.
Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
| Jan 29, 2010
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...