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  • Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton

    The 19th-century stone mansion for sale on Elkton's Main Street offers an impressive list of features: numerous bedrooms and baths, as well as six fireplaces. But there's much more: a fully appointed wedding chapel filled with decades of memories —...
  • 'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years

    'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years
    In his fascinating new hour-long documentary, "Stravinsky in Hollywood," made for European television and now released on DVD by C-Major, Marco Capalbo begins with the oft-quoted statistic that Igor Stravinsky lived in West Hollywood longer than he had...
  • WeHo apartments were home to Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart

    WeHo apartments were home to Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart
    A West Hollywood landmark that has been home to such Hollywood giants as comic actor Charlie Chaplin and Oscar-winning actor Humphrey Bogart has come on the market at $5.588 million. The eight-unit Patio Del Moro features a secret passage (OK, more like...
  • Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...
  • Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive

     Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive
    Perhaps the most concise way to summarize Michael Feinstein's work over nearly 30 years as a prominent keeper of the flame for the Great American Songbook is to say that the Great American song title that least applies to him might be Duke Ellington and...
  • Austrian-born Actor Maximilian Schell Dies at 83

    Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," ha died. He was 83. Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer,...
  • Berlin International Film Festival a showcase for everyday film lover

     Berlin International Film Festival a showcase for everyday film lover
    BERLIN — They stood an hour or more in four long lines, inching toward the ticket counters with agonizing slowness. This being Germany, they were orderly and polite. And this being the Berlin International Film Festival, they didn't mind the wait....
  • Oscars In Memoriam: Recent Deaths Put Extra Pressure on Academy

    The Oscars are coming Sunday, so get ready for controversy. No, not about politics, Woody Allen or even the Oscar results. Every year, one of the show's most beloved segments, and the one that stirs up the most heated debates is the In Memoriam sequence....
  • Italy's Taviani Brothers Set To Shoot 'Decameron' Adaptation

    ROME - Venerable Italian helming duo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, whose "Caesar Must Die" won the 2012 Berlin Golden Bear, will shoot "Maraviglioso Boccaccio," an adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century classic "The Decameron," with cameras set...
  • Joan Fontaine dies at 96; star of 'Suspicion' and 'Rebecca'

    Joan Fontaine dies at 96; star of 'Suspicion' and 'Rebecca'
    Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96....
  • Ralph Fiennes materializes in 'The Invisible Woman'

    "LOOK, to be honest, he really was very F--ked up!" That was Ralph Fiennes getting down to the nitty gritty of Charles Dickens, whom he portrays in his new film, "The Invisible Woman," which he also directed. The movie tells of Dickens' long...
  • O'Toole and Fontaine made magic with their faces and voices

    O'Toole and Fontaine made magic with their faces and voices
    It has been a terrible week, because of the loss of two wonderful voices and faces. At 81, Peter O'Toole died on Saturday. At 96, a day later, Joan Fontaine. O'Toole, who never won a proper best actor Oscar, emitted sparks even when standing still,...