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  • 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...
  • Egyptian Theatre to host best-films festival

    Egyptian Theatre to host best-films festival
    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...
  • 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...
  • Richard Chamberlain: Nervous in paradise

    Richard Chamberlain: Nervous in paradise
    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...
  • Raquel Welch Spoofs Herself for CBS

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Whitley Heights restoration evokes 1920s Hollywood

    Whitley Heights restoration evokes 1920s Hollywood
    The feel of classic Hollywood permeates a renovated 1920s Spanish Revival home in Whitley Heights that sits on a bluff facing the Hollywood sign and surrounding hillside. An early celebrity enclave, Whitley Heights was Hollywood's first National Historic...
  • The Best Place to Watch The Honda L.A. Marathon and The Academy Awards

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hollywood at the HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL, one of the BEST places to watch the ACADEMY AWARDS and the HONDA L.A. MARATHON PRESENTED BY K-SWISS. The landmark HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL, on the National Historic Register, is on...
  • New York sports complex rises from rubble

    In the decades that separated its brilliant past from its uncertain future, the Chelsea Piers suffered neglect and disuse. The rusting steel buildings echoed with seagull cries and occasional oaths as mechanics struggled to save another truck in what had...
  • In Search of a State of Grace

    "He's late." "Yeah, way late." It's been more than a minute since Paul Newman's car last whizzed past the pit area of Lime Rock Park. His crew knows something's wrong, for he's been running laps in less than 55 seconds. But two minutes pass, then three,...