| Nov 10, 2010
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...
| May 1, 2011
| 1:12 PM
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| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:35 AM
“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,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:18 AM
At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable.
The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 6:50 AM
Plenty of movies have been made about Chicago. Plenty of movies have been shot on Chicago's streets. But the city itself has never been a center of international studio filmmaking, except for one brief golden age that lasted only a decade. That single 10-...
| Jan 13, 2009
The Beverly Hilton Hotel became a hotbed for party-hopping after the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
The InStyle/Warner Bros. soiree peaked early, with a steady stream of nominees heading inside the Oasis Court after the show. Old pals Leonardo DiCaprio...
| Mar 17, 2009
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...
| Jan 31, 2007
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...
| Mar 12, 2009
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...
| Apr 12, 2008
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...
| May 27, 2010
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.