| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Mario Zamparelli's movie posters and designs have influenced artists from Hollywood to Las Vegas and beyond, and relatives say he, in turn, was inspired by his La Caņada Flintridge home and surroundings.
Zamparelli died Saturday at age 91. During his...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:21 PM
Usually bands have problems when it comes to the third albums. They have enough material from years of playing the small dingy clubs, and that fills up those first two CDs. On the third disc, they’re in the studio trying to write new material and it...
| Jul 20, 2012
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And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| Mar 21, 2013
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Mitzi Gaynor's opening line: "Call me Mitzi."
Real name: Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber. "I'm a Hungarian by descent. And a Virgo. And a Catholic. So if you want guilt, talk to me, darling."
Born: Chicago, Sept. 4, 1931.
| Feb 19, 2013
In the early 20th Century, the epicenters of film and stage stardom were New York and Los Angeles. Luckily for us, stars in transit often changed trains in Chicago.
Hepburn, Pickford, Rogers, West, Hughes, Capra and Brice. All names and iconic faces...
| Mar 3, 2013
Just One Eye is more than meets the ... well never mind, no cliche could do it justice. Part luxury boutique, part art gallery, part bricks-and-mortar manifestation of a digital storefront, it stocks the cream of the eclectic crop — including $65...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Oct 21, 2010
It's a story so revolting and so legendary that it has achieved near mythical status. One night in the 1960s, during a particularly heavy bout of drinking, Jim Morrison stood up and urinated on the long wooden bar at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood....
| Apr 29, 2011
Producer of made-for-TV movies
Roger Gimbel, 86, an Emmy Award-winning television producer who specialized in made-for-TV movies and was known for his high-quality productions that often dealt with serious subject matter, died of...
| Sep 19, 2010
James Bacon, the longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist and reporter whose career covering the film capital began in the late 1940s with the Associated Press, has died. He was 96.
Bacon, whose long career also included small roles in movies such as...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:30 PM
Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....