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Joan Crawford

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  • 'Children of Paradise,' a personal favorite: Kenneth Turan's pick

     
    One of cinema's most transporting and transformative experiences, the 1945 French romantic drama “Children of Paradise” is the title I most often cite when asked to pick an all-time personal favorite, writes Kenneth Turan....
  • Around Town: Return to 'Brokeback Mountain'

     
    Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and producer James Schamus will be on hand at the Film Independent at LACMA screening Thursday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater of their seminal 2005 drama "Brokeback Mountain."...
  • LACMA film series celebrates California noir

     
    Starting Friday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater in conjunction will the museum’s “California Design, 1930-1965” exhibition, “California Noir” features a superb selection of 10 little-seen films...
  • Around Town: 'Paper Moon' shines on downtown festival

     
    The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival that showcases the historic movie palaces on Broadway in downtown L.A. returns this Wednesday with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 comedy "Paper Moon."...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Joan Crawford's House Party'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Joan Crawford's House Party'
    Joan Crawford is alive and well and living in Doug Ba'aser's body. She's there, all right, in the way he raises an overly arched eyebrow. She's there in the way his lips wrinkle in disgust. She's there in the blase all-about-me attitude. "Joan Crawford's...
  • Christina Crawford debuts biopic in Orlando

     Christina Crawford debuts biopic in Orlando
    The faintest of smiles flickers across Christina Crawford's face at a mention of the 1981 movie "Mommie Dearest," today a campy cult classic. "I'm sorry that it turned out the way it did," says Crawford, who's 73 but looks 20 years younger. "I think...
  • Brows: The perfect frame

    Brows: The perfect frame
    Bold, beautiful, even bejeweled, eyebrows are making a major statement. Full, impeccably groomed brows defined faces on key fall runways at Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Christian Dior and Valentino. Karl Lagerfeld drove the focus home most...
  • From Laguna to Hollywood

    From Laguna to Hollywood
    Joan Crawford. Katharine Hepburn. Loretta Young and Tyrone Power. Pre-moustache Clark Gable. A very young and dapper Ray Milland. The list of Tinseltown's glitterati continues. Movie buffs interested in striking photos of the glittering ones would...
  • Verdugo Views: City played a big part in 'Mildred Pierce'

    Verdugo Views: City played a big part in 'Mildred Pierce'
    Glendale played a starring role in the 1945 movie "Mildred Pierce," the story of a single mother who opens a restaurant right here in the heart of Glendale. The movie was based on a book by the same name written by James M. Cain in 1941. “Cain...
  • Valeria Kuntz Symes

    Valeria Kuntz Symes
    Valeria Kuntz Symes passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach on December 15, 2012. Val was born October 6, 1921, in Forest Hill, NJ, the youngest of Albert and Jane Kuntz’s three children. She and her brother Jack and sister Janet grew up...
  • Northwestern tackles the career (and controversies) of Tyler Perry

    Northwestern tackles the career (and controversies) of Tyler Perry
    There are no sacred cows on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock." The show happily skewers its own network along with any number of pop-culture phenomena, and last week's episode was no different, with a running joke aimed squarely in the direction of Tyler Perry,...
  • Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist

    Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist
    Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99. Arnold died...