| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:53 AM
City Beat: Chaplin hat among Hollywood treasures on auction block...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Frank Daniel is one of a lucky few who have never been struck by the urge to sneeze, twitch or swat an unassuming bug, at least while on stage.
This matters — why?
Daniel, 69, a Laguna Beach native, has, for the past quarter-century, donned...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This column has moved but will not require a new name.
"City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Chariot w/ As I Lay Dying, For Today, Vena Amoris, Forgetting Fame, Burn Lexington and Endless. $22 advance, $25 doors. 4 p.m., Mar. 17. The Webster, 31 Webster St., Hartford, webstertheater.com
In his capacity as the voice, architect and face of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center.
The orchestra's 2013-...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Maybe those snooty film critics who pooh-pooh the cineplex's blockbusters in favor of the little indie movie are on to something.
For in Orlando Ballet's "Hollywood en Pointe," which opened Friday at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, it's the...
| Mar 26, 2012
Patience Abbe was only 11 when the memoir she wrote with her two brothers, "Around the World in Eleven Years," climbed onto the bestseller lists for grown-ups in 1936.
As the siblings recounted their nomadic childhood in Europe and subsequent move to...
| Aug 8, 2012
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...
| Jun 22, 2012
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world.
Screenwriters and producers may have...
| Oct 24, 2010
Like an old movie set, original Hollywood was dismantled ages ago, leaving what appears to be scant trace of its hallowed roots: The Hollywood Hotel (where Louis B. Mayer and a long list of silent movie stars stayed). The Hollywood Brown Derby (where...