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  • Fun facts

    Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for Best Documentary (short subject).
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Oct. 14, 1940

     
    A Mass celebrated by then-Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen at the Coliseum marks the centennial of the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Oct. 14, 1940: Hollywood After Dark: Franchot Tone unsuccessfully attempting to rescue Peggy Moran's hat as they...

    Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: Aug. 23, 1959 -- Franchot Tone is seen as gentle father torn between vastly different sons, Cameron Mitchell, left, policeman, and Dennis Hopper, tough guy, in drama on "Reckoning" series.] It’s vacation, so...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 16, 1941

     
    May 16, 1941: Richard Macaulay, a screenwriter on “The Roaring Twenties” and “They Drive by Night,” fills in for Lee Shippey, who is still recovering from surgery. Tip Jimmy Stewart that his ol' pal, Franchot Tone, is getting...

    With a little help from their friends

    ONE of the most surprising albums to emerge this year from the nooks and crannies of the Los Angeles music scene is largely the work of two guys you'd be surprised work together at all. "Dos," the debut from the Culver City Dub Collective, grew from a...