Column | Dec 19, 2012
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Blog | Jul 23, 2008 | 1:29 PMWhat did I think of "Nashville Star," now in the big house? I'm so glad you asked. What I saw of it was not bad, though one is reminded of the oldest Fred Allen phrase of them all, that...
Story | Feb 25, 2012 | 4:34 PM
The cycling antics of some of the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age are captured in Steven Rea's "Hollywood Rides a Bike."
Story | Mar 19, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: Yes, this is Portland Hoffa, the wife of radio comedian Fred Allen. I discovered Allen’s radio shows after his death in 1956 and always wondered about the women named Portland Hoffa. In scanning these...
Story | Dec 25, 2009 | 4:32 PM
Ribbing St. Nick In December, 1823, Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) wrote a poem titled "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which, as everyone knows, began: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring -- not even a...