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David O. Selznick

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  • Colonial Players, Infinity Theatre offer a double delight

    Colonial Players, Infinity Theatre offer a double delight
    Two terrific shows premiered last weekend in Annapolis, set in nearly the same period and dealing with history-making creative artists. At Colonial Players, "Moonlight and Magnolias" is set in 1939 and tells the behind-the-scenes story of making the film...
  • 'Night Flight' still soars over today's movies

    Vintage Hollywood movies were often belittled for taking liberties with history and glazing over the facts in their biographical dramas. But where are the upholders of truth when it comes to the current crop of American films? Movies by top-rank...
  • Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
  • Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'

    Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'
    Mary Anderson, a redheaded actress who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" but wound up playing a supporting role as Maybelle Merriwether, died Sunday. She was 96. A longtime resident of Brentwood, Anderson...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat

    Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92....
  • 'The Americans' - spy vs. spy!

    "THE RIGHT thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct," said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. A TV show that interested me last year was "The Americans," on the FX Channel. As you may know, this...
  • Culver Studios said to be sold to Hackman Capital for $85 million

    Culver Studios said to be sold to Hackman Capital for $85 million
    Culver Studios, a historic independent studio where “Gone with the Wind” and “Citizen Kane” were filmed, is changing hands. Lehman Bros. Holdings has reached an agreement to sell the Culver City property to Hackman Capital...
  • Culver Studios, Site of 'Gone With the Wind' Mansion, Sold for $85 Million

    Culver Studios -- site of the iconic mansion seen at the beginning of "Gone With the Wind" and other Selznick Studios films -- has been sold for an estimated $85 million. Los Angeles-based Hackman Capital Partners, an industrial real estate investment...
  • Joan Fontaine dies at 96; star of 'Suspicion' and 'Rebecca'

    Joan Fontaine dies at 96; star of 'Suspicion' and 'Rebecca'
    Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96....
  • Joan Fontaine, actress who won Oscar for 'Suspicion,' dies at 96

    Joan Fontaine, actress who won Oscar for 'Suspicion,' dies at 96
    Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, whose film career was marked by a long-running rivalry with her sister, Olivia de Havilland, died on Sunday at age 96 at her home in Carmel, California, according to reports. The Hollywood Reporter and the Los...
  • Joan Fontaine, Oscar-Winning Star of Hitchcock Classics, Dies at 96

    Cool beauty Joan Fontaine, who gave strong performances in a number of classic films including Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" and Max Ophuls' "Letter From an Unknown Woman," has died, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. She was 96. Though...