| Nov 6, 2008
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...
| Apr 5, 2008
By Robin Blaetz
Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
| May 16, 2008
"THINGS never happen the same way twice," Aslan the all powerful says in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,”:-prince-caspian and although the lion king is referring to the ways of the world, he might be talking about this film as well....
| May 19, 2008
It's the summer's most anticipated film, the latest in a beloved series that's earned $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Add in a premiere at the most prestigious of international film festivals, and the wonder of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of...
| Jun 4, 2008
Mel Ferrer, an actor and filmmaker who was once married to Audrey Hepburn has died. He was 90.
Ferrer died Monday, June 2 at his ranch near Santa Barbara, says family spokesperson Mike Mena.
During his decades in show business, Ferrer directed nine...
| Jun 22, 2008
All for a Few Perfect Waves
The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
HarperEntertainment: 476 pp., $25.95
Miki Dora has been called many things: "Kerouac in board shorts" (the London Times); "a deconstructor of the American...
| Oct 14, 2009
Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75.
Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
| Jul 12, 2009
Ed Kolpin was a tough act to follow. He lived to 97, smoked almost every day, once skinny-dipped in the reflecting pool at the Taj Mahal and sipped Cuban rum with Errol Flynn. But for Jeanette Kolpin, his cherubic, mild-mannered daughter-in-law, filling...
| Jul 20, 2009
Part-owner of Giants was a faithful fan
Sue Burns, 58, a part owner of the San Francisco Giants who was a close friend of home run king Barry Bonds, died Sunday of complications from cancer, team spokesman Jim Moorehead said.
| Aug 30, 2009
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
| Mar 19, 2009
Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...