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  • Anne Froelick Taylor dies at 96; blacklisted screenwriter

    Anne Froelick Taylor dies at 96; blacklisted screenwriter
    Anne Froelick Taylor, a Hollywood screenwriter who co-wrote the 1950 Joan Crawford drama "Harriet Craig" but whose career was cut short when she was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, has died. She was 96. Taylor, who received screen credit as Anne...
  • Joan Alexander dies at 94; '40s radio actress played Lois Lane in 'Superman'

    Joan Alexander, a leading radio actress in the 1940s best known for playing Lois Lane, the ace reporter who was constantly being rescued from peril by Superman, died of an intestinal ailment May 21 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 94. After...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Feb. 11, 1949: Wedding bells for Clark Gable and Joan Crawford? Hedda Hopper says no....
  • Kate Winslet taking on Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning role in 'Mildred Pierce'

     
    A year after finally taking home the Oscar for "The Reader," Kate Winslet is ready to go back to work. The Hollywood Reporter says Winslet will be starring in a five-hour TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce," which won Joan Crawford her only...
  • Hedda Hopper, March 8, 1944

     
    March 8, 1944: Hedda Hopper says, "How would you like to see Joan Crawford play 'Nurse Kenny?' She wants to do it badly." I can’t help but wonder whether that slip was intentional. On the jump, divorce for Myrna Loy. The good news is more “Thin Man”...
  • Private art collection may bring more than $150 million

     
    One of the most vaunted private art collections in Los Angeles, highlighted by a prized Picasso nude and including works by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Georges Braque, Edgar Degas and Edouard Vuillard, is expected to fetch more than......
  • Hollywood prop shop helps re-create the past

     
    The movie: an adaptation of Sara Gruen's 2006 bestselling novel "Water for Elephants," about a veterinary student who quits his studies to join a traveling circus. The scene: a group of students, circa 1931, on the campus of Cornell University.......
  • 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......
  • Theater review: ‘Streep Tease’ at Bang Comedy Theater

     
    One doesn’t typically associate Meryl Streep with high camp. Unlike stars such as Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn, larger-than-life personalities whose accents are so readily imitated, Streep’s chameleon-like quality and facility...
  • '16 and Pregnant': Kailyn

     
    For a minute during Tuesday’s season finale of “16 and Pregnant,” I questioned whether I was really watching “The Twilight Zone.” In the episode, we’re introduced to Kailyn of Pennsylvania. And it was clear right away...
  • Why does Patrick Goldstein continue to bash Oscar bloggers?

     
    Now that a new derby season has begun, my L.A. Times colleague Patrick Goldstein, as usual, confuses it with hunting season and is already taking potshots at other Oscarologists. On Wednesday he blasted away at some pundits who offered their best-...
  • Music review: L.A. Phil's West Coast, Left Coast festival goes Hollywood

     
    Sooner or later, California musicians, and especially Southern Californians, must come to terms with Hollywood. Some embrace it artistically. Others sell their souls to the studio devil. There are those who dream of a stroll down the Academy Awards aisle....