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  • Princess Di's dresses

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  • Young filmmakers dealt a challenge

    Lights, camera, action! "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Gloria Swanson uttered those words 60 years ago in Billy Wilder's film noir — "Sunset Boulevard." The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning three, and is...
  • If you look in L.A., plenty of noir is still there

    If you look in L.A., plenty of noir is still there
    LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
  • On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off

    On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off
    “I have had the opportunity to write several new chapters in the evolving Woodbury University history,” said the school’s retiring president, Kenneth Nielsen. “The success the school has achieved (is) a result of the hard work,...
  • Theater review: 'Sleigh' from PB&J Theatre Factory

     Theater review: 'Sleigh' from PB&J Theatre Factory
    Remember the old movie "Sunset Boulevard" about fading silent-movie star Norma Desmond? What does that have to do with Christmas, or PB&J Theatre's Factory production of "Sleigh," I hear you ask. Well, there's a famous line in that movie where Norma...
  • Modern architecture mixes with traditional furnishings in Los Angeles house

    Modern architecture mixes with traditional furnishings in Los Angeles house
    ALTHOUGH Brooke Anderson was brought up in a modern milieu, she credits her famous "Grams," actress Gloria Swanson, for imbuing her with a love for the traditional. As a young woman, Anderson frequently visited her grandmother's stylish apartment on Fifth...
  • Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal

    Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal
    Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
  • Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk

    Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk
    Chuck Palahniuk is as subtle as a straight right to the jaw, and just as bracing. His 1996 novel "Fight Club" was a terrific meditation on the decrepit state of modern manhood. It had a relentless pace, brutal honesty and pitch-black humor. Made into...
  • A Million Dollar dream

    A Million Dollar dream
    PASSERSBY were greeted to a most unusual sight this week on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Unusual in recent memory, that is. The iron gate at the entrance of the historic Million Dollar Theater was wide open. Nobody was manning the box office, but the...
  • 'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp

    'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp
    In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...
  • The mark of a pro

    The mark of a pro
    When protagonists grow up, they become antagonists. This is the Hollywood cycle of life. Early generations saw Gloria Swanson and Buster Keaton transformed into bridge-playing ghouls, Bette Davis transformed into Baby Jane, Joan Crawford transformed into...
  • Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors

    Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors
    Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...