| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:28 AM
An upcoming play at Oldfields School is made up of a series of monologues that give the audience a glimpse into the teenage mind.
"Sometimes I Wake Up in the Middle of the Night," features eight Oldfields students who talk about their boyfriends, their...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Characters from a classic English children's book will blossom on stage as students from Oldfields School in Glencoe perform "The Secret Garden" on Jan. 27, 28 and 29. The shows are free and open to the public.
The book, written by Frances Hodgson...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Nov 11, 2012
Over the last half-century and 23 official James Bond films, Ian Fleming's super spy has been played by seven different actors under 11 different directors, with 17 different costume designers or wardrobe supervisors responsible for the look of agent...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:43 PM
If you need a refresher for Sunday's Academy Awards, ABC will offer “Mad About Oscar With Katie Couric.” The special “20/20,” at 10 p.m. Wednesday, promises to replay highlights from Oscar history. Those should include David...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it.
Even an Academy Award.
The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Nov 7, 2010
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave.
1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
| Sep 18, 2010
Roderick Mann, a British-born show business writer who interviewed many of the world's biggest stars during a more than 40-year career that included serving as an entertainment columnist for the Los Angeles Times, died early Friday morning. He was 87....
| Apr 15, 2011
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Having viewed "127 Hours" at the Telluride Film Festival, L.A. Times scribe John Horn (24 Frames) says it "cuts an impressive swath." That's a squeamish play on words considering it's a tense, real-life drama about a mountaineer (played by James Franco)...