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  • Simplistic 'Chaplin' silences the magic of the Little Tramp

    Simplistic 'Chaplin' silences the magic of the Little Tramp
    At the crucial emotional juncture of "Chaplin," the new musical about the Englishman who became, for a good while, the most famous movie star in the world, the character Charlie Chaplin sings of the pain that flows from declining interest in his work....
  • Sinatra makes impression at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

     
    Frank Sinatra leaves his signature in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood....
  • 1952 Olympic Telethon

     
    Three old friends, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope at table and Dorothy Lamour at microphone, lead 14 1/2 hour Olympic Telethon that received more than $1,000,000 in pledges for the U.S. Olympic team....
  • Ray Aghayan dies at 83; award-winning costume designer

    Ray Aghayan dies at 83; award-winning costume designer
    Ray Aghayan, an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated costume designer whose credits included more than a dozen Oscar shows and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, has died. He was 83. Aghayan, the...
  • Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'

    Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'
    Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83. Falk,...
  • Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom

    Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom
    Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." But two years later came the title role...
  • Walter Seltzer dies at 96; former Hollywood press agent made a successful leap to producing

    Walter Seltzer dies at 96; former Hollywood press agent made a successful leap to producing
    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. Seltzer died...
  • Theater review: 'Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin' at La Jolla Playhouse

     
    Charlie Chaplin, the silent movie star who only reluctantly made the transition to talkies, probably isn’t the ideal subject for a musical. Of course, anything is possible with creative inspiration, so one shouldn’t rule out the prospect of the Tramp....
  • Oscar's real Cinderella storyteller: David Seidler, screenwriter of 'The King's Speech'

     
    If anyone is living out a stranger-than-fiction Cinderella story this Oscar season, it's David Seidler, the colorful 73-year-old screenwriter of “The King's Speech.” For several months, the film has been viewed as a best picture front-runner, making...
  • Ronald Reagan and 'A Time for Choosing'

     
    In speaking at the tribute honoring the Ronald Reagan centennial on Friday night, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin invoked his now-famous speech “A Time for Choosing.” Times reporter Maeve Reston noted that Reagan gave the...
  • L.A. Times interview from the archives: Bob Thomas

    Even though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken with the past and moved its annual Oscar awards show from Monday evening to Sunday, the gathering tonight at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be no less a grand exercise in...