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  • Tonight: ‘The Soul Man’ debuts; Romney sons on ‘Conan’

     
    A few highlights tonight: 1. TV Land has putveteran performersto work, from Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White toFran Drescher and Jessica Walter. Now the channel is bringing back Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash for”The Soul Man,”...
  • John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis get TCM marathons

     
    TCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
  • Turan's picks: 'Untamed' Joan Crawford, 'Dangerous' Bette Davis

     
    The busy folks at the Warner Archives Collection have focused recently on the female stars of the 1930s (and even a bit earlier), and several new releases fill out their slate nicely. Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are among those featured....
  • Smaller gyms help exercise social skills

    Smaller gyms help exercise social skills
    WHEN IT comes to health clubs, do you prefer the enormous, multilevel variety where you can retain your anonymity even after years of blood, sweat and towels, or do you opt for the small mom-and-pop "Cheers"-type gym where everybody knows your name? A...
  • Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92

    Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92
    Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92. Johnson, who was most frequently...
  • Spirit of old Hollywood lives on in 1990s Holmby Hills estate

    ACTRESS Irene Dunne, who starred opposite the likes of Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy, lived for more than 40 years in a French colonial-style house on the site of this estate in Holmby Hills. After Dunne died at age 88 in 1990, her Paul Williams-...
  • UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'

    UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'
    The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 22, 1959

     
    World Refugee Year As she sorted out her memories on her return from a pleasure trip around the world many months ago, actress Marsha Hunt found herself deeply troubled by recollection of endless hordes of refugees in Hong Kong, Calcutta, the Gaza Strip...
  • King vs. King: Debating Elvis Presley's best songs, part III

     
    Friday is Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, and to honor Elvis the musician, I've been sampling from the new boxed set "Good Rockin' Tonight" (reviewed here by Robert Hilburn), pitting song against song in the ultimate cage match of King versus......
  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Virtually everyone recognized our mystery guest as Louise Beavers. Oct. 27, 1962: Louise Beavers dies at the age of 60. Nov. 2, 1962: Services for Louise Beavers include her favorite gospel song, “City Called Heaven,...
  • Hedda Hopper, March 13, 1942

     
    March 13, 1942: Jimmy Cagney learns lines quickly while Humphrey Bogart is slow and painstaking, Hedda Hopper says … and John Barrymore reads them from a blackboard! On the jump, Irene Dunne took a trip to Europe to try to avoid making “Theodora...
  • USC to house works of architectural 'unsung hero'

     
    To the cognoscenti, Edward H. Fickett was the award-winning architect behind the Port of Los Angeles, La Costa Resort & Spa, Edwards Air Force Base and tens of thousands of airy, affordable tract homes throughout Southern California. To Better Homes......