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David O. Selznick

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  • When the voice-over speaks plainly, the heart sings

    When the voice-over speaks plainly, the heart sings
    Confronted by the alleged thriller "Paranoia" last week, I was struck dumb (and dumber!) by the opening voice-over narration delivered in heavy, stilted tones by Liam Hemsworth, a young actor whose only piece of direction, apparently, was: Talk. Slowly....
  • Casting for trouble

    Casting for trouble
    Casting a big movie, as Thomas Edison might've said under different career circumstances, is one percent satisfaction and 99 percent aggravation. And the general public is right 100 percent of the time. Take Ben Affleck, or as the general public cried...
  • Vivien Leigh’s floral gown

     
    Actress Viven Leigh with her Best Actress Oscar for her role as Scarlet O'Hara in the 1939 movie "Gone With the Wind."...
  • Studio moguls from yesteryear come to life in Moonlight Players' 'Moonlight & Magnolias'

    Studio moguls from yesteryear come to life in Moonlight Players' 'Moonlight & Magnolias'
    CLERMONT — Making the most successful movie in box-office history had its rough spots. Clark Gable was reportedly afraid to play Rhett Butler, thinking that no one could live up to the expectations of readers who snatched up a million copies of...
  • Hiding Kenneth Road's showcase home

    Driving down Kenneth Road in northwest Glendale, some may have noticed the slow disappearance of the famous white mansion known to the local residents as the “Gone with the Wind” house. It is disheartening to know that an important part of...
  • Patricia Medina dies at 92; Briton was '50s Hollywood leading lady

    Patricia Medina dies at 92; Briton was '50s Hollywood leading lady
    Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy "Francis" and Orson Welles' crime-thriller "Mr. Arkadin," has died. She was 92. Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died...
  • Ann Rutherford dies at 94; actress was in 'Gone With the Wind'

    Ann Rutherford, an actress whose small role as Scarlett's younger sister Carreen in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" was her most enduring, has died. She was 94. Rutherford, who also portrayed Mickey Rooney's teenage girlfriend in the Andy Hardy...
  • Jewelers seek out red carpet exposure

     Jewelers seek out red carpet exposure
    It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden...
  • Early Alfred Hitchcock effort discovered

    Early Alfred Hitchcock effort discovered
    It's the kind of surprise the Master of Suspense would have loved. The National Film Preservation Foundation and the New Zealand Film Archive are announcing Wednesday the discovery of the first 30 minutes of a 1923 British film, "The White Shadow,"...
  • Book review: 'The Cat's Table' by Michael Ondaatje

    Book review: 'The Cat's Table' by Michael Ondaatje
    The Cat's Table A Novel Michael Ondaatje Alfred A. Knopf: 269 pp., $26 Michael Ondaatje is a quiet writer. He's certainly equal to grand, sweeping, historical subjects — civil war in Sri Lanka, the closing days of World War II — but the...
  • The Spotlight: She channels an icon in 'Vivien'

     
    Charlotte Stoudt on Rick Foster's portrait of Vivien Leigh at Rogue Machine Theatre...
  • A Hollywood Riddle: Why do we always think current movies are worse than ever?

     
    In the middle of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Owen Wilson’s character finds himself mysteriously transported to the Paris of the 1920s, which is populated with a host of cultural icons, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott...