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  • Aced the screen test

    Aced the screen test
    WHEN a hit play is made into a film, the cast is invariably switched out for more famous film counterparts. Thus Mary Louise Parker is traded for Gwyneth Paltrow ("Proof") or Meg Ryan ("Prelude to a Kiss"), Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham for Michelle...
  • Directors take their best shots

    Directors take their best shots
    FROM the early silent era to Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," gangster films have captivated audiences around the world. "Gangsters & Crime in the Big City," a weeklong retrospective at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, offers an...
  • This town is rated noir

    NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
  • Paul Benedict dies at 70; actor from 'The Jeffersons' and 'Sesame Street'

    Paul Benedict, the actor who played the eccentric English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," was found dead Monday at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was 70. Authorities were investigating the cause of death, said his brother,...
  • Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'

    Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'
    It began at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968. "Good evening. This is '60 Minutes,' " Harry Reasoner said into the camera. With fellow correspondent Mike Wallace seated next to him, Reasoner explained the concept of the new show -- one that had the...
  • PASSINGS: Furio Scarpelli, M. Edgar Rosenblum, Milan Herzog, William G. Spitzer, Christie Stanley

    PASSINGS: Furio Scarpelli, M. Edgar Rosenblum, Milan Herzog, William G. Spitzer, Christie Stanley
    Furio Scarpelli Oscar-nominated screenwriter Furio Scarpelli, 90, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who co-wrote some of the best Italian comedies of the post-war period and who ventured into the spaghetti-western genre with the "The Good, the Bad and the...
  • Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian

    Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian
    At the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
  • Hollywood Hills home of the late Milton Katselas listed for $2.6 million

    Hollywood Hills home of the late Milton Katselas listed for $2.6 million
    This is one of those houses you might want to bow to in homage as you approach. It was owned by the late Milton Katselas, founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, director and coach to half of Hollywood. Katselas, who died at 75 on Oct. 24,...
  • Beverly D'Angelo lists Beverly Hills home at $2,185,000

    Beverly D'Angelo lists Beverly Hills home at $2,185,000
    There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that the hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in...
  • For Beck, Malibu's not where it's at

    For Beck, Malibu's not where it's at
    Perpetually touring performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach house a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. Hey, we did say a smidgen. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it....
  • An activist in transition

    An activist in transition
    TOM HAYDEN — co-founder of Students for a Democratic Society, member of the Chicago Seven and avatar of protest and activism, a man who visited the enemy in North Vietnam during America's war there, one whose break with his father caused them not to...