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  • On Location: One of Hollywood's oldest studios gives birth to a new soundstage

     
    A clutch of city officials and film industry promoters gathered Monday morning on the same lot in East Hollywood where Mary Pickford once worked to celebrate a rare occurrence: the opening of a new soundstage in Los Angeles. Hollywood-based Occidental.......
  • The Sports Guy goes Hollywood: Can Bill Simmons make Grantland a must read for pop culture lovers?

     
    ESPN's Sports Guy Bill Simmons talks about how his new Grantland sports and pop culture site is making connections between the worlds of sports and show business...
  • Western Costume Co. and the battle for accuracy

     
    Western Costume Co., which turns 100 this year, works with the different branches of the U.S. military to make sure uniforms -- including camouflage patterns -- are accurate for films and television shows. For the recent "Battleship" movie, for example,...
  • The 1910s: A time of commerce, pioneer farmers and wild boat parties

    This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
  • Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies

    Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies
    Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
  • Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation

    Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation
    DJ Spooky lectures and screens Rebirth of a Nation $15-$20, 7 p.m., May 17. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org   D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation occupies a particularly peculiar role in the history...
  • Film review: Enjoy the silents in the 'The Artist'

    Film review: Enjoy the silents in the 'The Artist'
    Hollywood doesn't make very many films about itself, let alone paeans to its ancient history. So how can we explain two such titles opening simultaneously — on the very same day — last month? I swore I wouldn't use the hack phrase “...
  • The Nature of Things: Two films explore fundamental questions

    The Nature of Things: Two films explore fundamental questions
    A brutal attack in the dead of night—the recurring nightmare of Henry (Rick Gomez), a successful novelist with a loving wife (Vinessa Shaw). After a farewell party thrown by his publisher (Bryan Cranston), Henry goes into isolation at his remote...
  • Western Costume Company Halloween Costume Rentals

    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...
  • "Books," by Larry McMurtry

    In between writing more than 20 novels, including "Lonesome Dove," and a passel of screenplays, including "Brokeback Mountain," Larry McMurtry never really let go of his day job: running a bookstore, first in Washington, D.C., then in his hometown of...
  • 'On Tarzan' by Alex Vernon

    'On Tarzan' by Alex Vernon
    The cover art for Alex Vernon's slim cultural biography "On Tarzan" is a photo of winding green tendrils and vines, vines being the equivalent of the cross-town bus for the Lord of the Apes. But the photo is also a warning of the thicket we are about...
  • 'Of Equal Measure' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

    'Of Equal Measure' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
    The trouble with historical fiction is that there often isn't a satisfying amount of either element. Fact constrains fantasy as the helpless past gets reduced to a pencil sketch. "Of Equal Measure," Tanya Barfield's drama about the hypocrisy of Woodrow...