| May 5, 2011
Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88.
Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...
| Apr 14, 2011
Before Chasen's and the Brown Derby, way before Sam Nazarian or even Wolfgang Puck, the first restaurant guy who catered to Hollywood was Adolph "Eddie" Brandstatter. He had the "Brandstatter touch": one part dapper European suavity — he brought a...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:57 PM
The onetime home of silent film star and early "it girl" Clara Bow has come on the market in Bel-Air at $6,995,000.
Built in 1928, the Spanish-style house includes a ballroom, a rooftop deck and enclosed sleeping porches. The 8,900-square-foot main house...
| Aug 21, 2011
Technically, this multilevel house in the Los Feliz hills falls into the design category of Greek Revival, but just barely.
"The architecture didn't feel to me like a Greek Revival house in the classic sense," says co-owner Ilene Kurtz-Kretzschmar, who...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Update: A former home of silent film star Clara Bow has sold for $6,375,000. The Spanish-style house in Bel-Air came on the market in early July at $6,995,000.
Built in 1928, the Moorish-influenced residence includes a courtyard, a ballroom, a rooftop...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress Joyce Compton is on the market at $1.795 million.
Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,...
| Nov 6, 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, whose given name is Michael Balzary, has sold his newly built Malibu house for $3.15 million. The two-story contemporary had come on the market in June at $4,795,000.
Designed by Marmol Radziner, the indoor-outdoor...
| Nov 6, 2011
Throughout his career, costume designer Mark Bridges has styled looks from diverse decades. For the 1970s-era "Boogie Nights," he outfitted Mark Wahlberg in denim bell bottoms. In "Blow," he found Johnny Depp '60s-inspired pocketed suits and turtlenecks...
| Sep 10, 2011
Christina Aguilera has sold her Sunset Strip-area house for $4,653,815.
The Midcentury Modern, built in 1960, is in the celebrity-populated "bird streets." The 6,500-square-foot post-and-beam house has a recording studio, a screening room and walls of...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:11 AM
The first movie ever to win the Oscar for best picture, this 1927 saga of rival World War I aviators - played by Richard Arlen and Charles "Buddy" Rogers - has undergone a big restoration effort for home video. Not only do the two men compete in terms...
| Jul 30, 2011
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke and actor David Charvet have put their Malibu house up for sale at $12.5 million.
Designed to evoke the south of France, where Charvet was born, the chateau-style home is in the Serra Retreat neighborhood. An...
| May 11, 2008
Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
Riverhead Books: 388 pp., $27.95
BY THE time she was 16, Evelyn Nesbit was the face of her age, a stunning beauty with a "heart-...