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  • Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    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...
  • Cycle with the stars in Steven Rea's 'Hollywood Rides a Bike'

     
    The cycling antics of some of the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age are captured in Steven Rea's "Hollywood Rides a Bike."

    Fred Allen Howser

    Fred Allen Howser
    FRED ALLEN HOWSER November 6, 1936 – September 11, 2011   Fred passed away peacefully last Sunday, September 11, 2011 due to a complexity of medical issues.  He was born November 6, 1936 in Long Beach, CA as the only child of Fred N. Howser and...

    Dewey defeats Truman

    Dewey defeats Truman
    As a presidential candidate, Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York was not a glad-hander, not a flesh-presser. He was stiff and tended toward pomposity. "The only man who could strut sitting down" was the crack that made the rounds. But on Nov. 2, Election Day,...

    Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children

    Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children
    Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...