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  • It is rocket science

    1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
  • Review: 'The Wild Child'

    Review: 'The Wild Child'
    In the summer of 1798 in a forest in the South of France, several hunters and their dogs captured a boy of 11 or 12, filthy and long-haired and walking on all fours. He landed in the National Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, where he was put on...
  • L.A.'s screening gems

    Perhaps the only people who brag more about their illustrious alumni than Ivy Leaguers are the deans of film schools. At USC, the names dropped are Robert Zemeckis, Jay Roach, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. UCLA proudly lists Francis Ford Coppola, Gore...
  • "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...
  • Rediscovering Douglas Fairbanks

    Rediscovering Douglas Fairbanks
    Decades before Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power and Johnny Depp became swashbuckling cinematic heroes, Douglas Fairbanks dashed across the screen with the greatest of athletic ease in such extravaganzas as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Iron Mask" and "The Black...
  • Concept of original content is pure fiction

    William Shakespeare, you're a criminal. Well, sort of. You're at least a plagiarist--borrowing characters and plots without proper attribution. Our conception of plagiarism, including using words from another source, is largely modern and academic. It'...
  • Dodgers, Braves Tie for Pennant

     
    The Dodgers and Braves would meet in a best-of-three playoff series to determine the National League representative in the World Series. Both teams won their regular-season finales to stay tied for first. The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 7-1, and the Braves...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Kathy Griffin guests on 'SVU' | Is Meryl Streep playing favorites? | Denzel Washington returns to Broadway

     
    • Who volunteers to tell Kathy Griffin that the guest actress Emmys don't get presented on the prime-time kudocast but are relegated to the creative arts awardsfest that she has dubbed the Schmemmys? The two-time Emmy champ for her reality series "My...
  • Iran Welcomes President Eisenhower

     
    Elizabeth Taylor is out of the hospital ... And The Times prepares to announce its Women of the Year. Teresa "Terry" Kincheloe, 6, is learning "the domestic arts." She likes to dry the dishes, helps her mother in the kitchen, makes the beds, gardens and...
  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Our mystery fellow is Daniel Frohman, shown above left with Pola Negri and Jesse Lasky in a photo dated Oct. 8, 1922. This week’s mystery fellow is the man on the left in the high collar. He’s with two mystery...
  • How clueless is Variety's Hollywood coverage?

     
    Everywhere you look these days, Variety has been getting a black eye, whether it's from a nasty lawsuit filed by a filmmaker who's furious that the paper took $400,000 in advertising and then gave his film a bad review or......
  • From the Vaults: 'Way Down East' (1920)

     
    Five years after “Birth of a Nation,” D.W. Griffith directed this five-hankie melodrama based on a hugely popular stage play. If you're fond of rambling 19th century novels or four-week 1970s TV miniseries, with tragic heroines and broad casts of...