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  • Fun facts

    Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for...
  • Funny Money: STOCK-tober: I'm ready for my close-up

    We are rolling into the penultimate (look it up!) week of STOCK-tober, our monthlong docudrama detailing the agony and ecstasy of stock investing. As of this week, the overall market as measured by the S&P 500 Index is down 0.6 percent since New Year's...
  • Gussy Moran dies at 89; tennis player caused Wimbledon uproar with short skirt

    Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
  • Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'

    Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'
    As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood." Director Billy Wilder once joked...
  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
  • Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream

    Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream
    Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg. The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
  • Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter

    Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter
    The restaurant business is remarkably volatile, and anyone who has spent much time around it is used to seeing his or her favorites sputter out of business after good long runs. You grow up going to Angeli, you have your first date there, you become a...
  • Best Movies About Poverty

     
    In tribute to Mitt Romney and the 47 percent of Americans who are hopeless freeloaders, I decided to put together a movie list of the 10 Best Movies About Poverty. This is a hard one, because there are poor people......
  • Tippi Hedren and a stellar cast talk HBO’s “The Girl”

     
    Tippi Hedren sits on a sofa in a Beverly Hills hotel suite on a warm August day. Still exquisitely beautiful at age 82, she wears a dress of the same soft gray-green as her eyes. On her right lapel is an intricate gold and diamond brooch in the shape of...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Gilles Marini, Sabrina Bryan set pace

     
    Week two of “Dancing With the Stars” featured a boast, a comeback, judges' bickering and two obvious candidates for ejection. Drew Lachey, a former champ, was in the bottom two last week. This week, those slots should belong to Kirstie Alley...
  • L.A. federal courthouse named national landmark

     
    The federal courthouse on Spring Street downtown--site of the first ruling that public school segregation was unconstitutional--was declared a national landmark Wednesday by the Interior secretary....
  • Il Volo shows star quality at State Theatre

     
    By Dave Howell Special to The Morning Call Three Italian teenagers performing old fashioned pop standards in an operatic style are not your typical stars. But Il Volo has rocketed to success in the last few years, with appearances on......