| 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...
| Dec 9, 2011
Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has died....
| Feb 11, 2009
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,...
| Feb 19, 2009
"It wasn't calculated! I swear! You must believe me!" Kate Winslet gasped to Gold Derby late last year as we discussed her recent photo shoot with Vanity Fair. That bawdy gig had been a perfect way for her to begin seducing Oscars' voters as she...
| Dec 4, 2008
You now have no excuse not to have seen some of the greatest classics of film. No more mumbling vague generalities in conversations with your cinéaste friends, then scrambling to catch up with the DVDs, because this weekend the American Cinematheque is...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2008
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...
| 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 28, 2008
Richard Chamberlain, a trim and youthful 74, cherry picks his acting assignments these days.
"Working is lovely and not working is lovely," he says.
Chamberlain has called Hawaii home for more than two decades -- he currently lives in Maui -- and when...
| 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-...
| Feb 4, 2008
Raquel Welch is far too smart not to be in on the joke.
The legendary movie bombshell goes subtly campy as -- well, a legendary movie bombshell in the comedy "Welcome to the Captain," which CBS debuts Monday, Feb. 4. Set in and around the fabled...
| 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...