| Oct 20, 2010
For the first half of the 20th century, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous movie comedian in the world thanks to his endearing Tramp character and the masterpieces he wrote and directed, including "The Gold Rush," "City Lights," "Modern Times" and "The...
| Dec 5, 2010
"As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto"
Houghton-Mifflin: 416 pp., $26
In 1952, a middle-aged American woman living in Paris responded to a complaint about the poor quality of American-made kitchen knives by one of...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:58 AM
A new biographical Charlie Chaplin musical that began in 2010 at the La Jolla Playhouse has set an opening day for Broadway.
"Chaplin" is scheduled to open Sept. 10 at the Barrymore Theatre in New York, with preview performances starting Aug. 21. The...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:13 AM
You know you’re in for an offensive and funny film when it starts off stating “in loving memory of Kim Jong-il.”
I think Socha Baron Cohen does funny work. I enjoyed Borat and Bruno, although this movie isn’t as funny as those,...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:46 PM
The university where he teaches once dubbed him the "man who found the rock in Bach."
Organist Christoph Bull — the acclaimed UCLA music professor who says he's a fan of "organ music, rock music and rocking organ music" — will be performing...
| Jan 2, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
7:07 a.m. The wrestler known as Apocalypto joins Johnny B in studio.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:50 a.m. The original Tiger Mom joins Mike McConnell to discuss her parenting techniques and why she...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A Spanish-style house built for Charlie Chaplin in the Sunset Strip area is for sale at $1,725,000.
The restored and updated 1926 residence was owned by actor Robert Downey Jr. in the 1990s and, later, reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, according to...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 8:00 PM
In Hollywood, any success brings a lot of imitators. So we can imagine this scene taking place right now at one of the big movie studios:
The studio head summons his top flunky into his office. "Flunky," the studio head says, "suspend all our current...
| Sep 25, 2011
Chicago used to be a must-stop for Hollywood's top talent and New York's glittering stars. If for no other reason than to change trains.
The Superman movie is a wrap. Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams have gone home. And while "The Playboy Club" is...
| Oct 20, 2011
Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood at the "WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY HALLOWEEN STORE."
Western Costume is one of the oldest motion picture businesses in Hollywood, WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY was founded by L.L. Burns in 1912 as a source for costumes...