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  • From the Vaults: 'Why Change Your Wife?' (1920)

     
    For Mary and all the other silent-film aficionados out there, we return triumphantly to 1920 this week! Cecil B. DeMille's tremendously entertaining "Why Change Your Wife?" is one of a slew of romantic comedies he made around this time, following close on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • West Hollywood hotel: Charlie Chaplin Tramp stayed here

    West Hollywood hotel: Charlie Chaplin Tramp stayed here
    Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.) I was at the Charlie,...
  • Princess Di's dresses

    For more information, contact: Hollywood Legends Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills 9665 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 150 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 836-1818 www.juliensauctions.com
  • 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...
  • A history of men's hairstyles

    A history of men's hairstyles
    The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sheldon Epps: Play it again

    Sheldon Epps: Play it again
    The Pasadena Playhouse has had more close calls than Pearl White, more farewells (and miraculous recoveries) than Sarah Bernhardt. And here we go again. The theater, which began 93 years ago as a troupe of actors in the Crown City, switched off its stage...
  • They can't remember their lines: Botox causes problems for Hollywood casting directors

     
    I used to be terrible at recognizing which celebrities were using Botox. My wife would shake her head in bewilderment: "What?! It's so obvious! How can you not see that?!" For whatever reason, it always sailed straight over my head. But that was then...
  • Women in Film

    I know, I know, this is really just a blatant rip-off of the WOMEN IN ART viral video.  But it's still really good.  Below are the women depicted in the video. Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton,...