| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Last week, I wrote about Leroy Jauman after we visited the home on Eighth Street where he was born, the abode with those two tall, slender palm trees in front of it. His dad, Andy, planted those trees in honor of his son Leroy's birth back in 1924, and...
| Feb 22, 2011
Executive producer on 'Narnia' series
Perry Moore, 39, an executive producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia" film series and the author of an award-winning novel about a gay teenager with superpowers, died Thursday at a New York hospital after...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Feb 20, 2011
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96.
| May 5, 2011
Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88.
Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection"/"The Ernie Kovacs Collection": Genuine humor is hard to come by these days, so it's a good thing that some of the funniest people of the past are reappearing on DVD collections, writes Los Angeles Times film...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Oscar nominated cinematographer Don Peterman, who shot “Flashdance,” “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and “Splash” and “Point Break” and “Get Shorty,” has died in Hollywood. He was 79. “...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Although the Falcon Theatre’s West Coast premiere of “Laurel and Hardy” offers insight into the famous screen duo’s lives, the devil seems to be in the details. Solid performances and excellent production values are on ample...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:42 PM
The title isn't an exaggeration in the case of this far-encompassing, 10-disc set that collects the classic work the legendary comedy team made for producer Hal Roach between 1929 and 1940.
One of the clear standouts is the Oscar-winning "The Music Box,"...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:34 AM
St. George, Utah - Dorothy Jane (Janie) Bateman Blair was born December 17, 1916 in Decatur, Illinois to Bertha Beatrice (Betsy) Bateman Coombes and Lester Bateman. Janie, her sister Mimi, and brother Billy moved to Los Angeles, CA with their mother in...