| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Hollywood Theater general manager Larry Bell didn't need the box office projections to tell him that the final movie in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy would be huge.
That's why Bell started selling advance tickets to the Arbutus theater's...
| Jul 25, 2014
Batman’s Gotham City is a dark place, and Bill Finger’s place in that mythos has long been in the shadows. […]...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The man who redefined Batman is coming to Comic-Con. Frank Miller, who wrote and penciled 1986′s game-changing Batman miniseries “The […]...
| Jul 23, 2014
After 75 years, it's hard for any story to add a new twist. But today, as part of the Batman […]...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Has it really been 75 years since Gotham first saw the Bat? Seventy-five years of vengeance, brooding detective work and […]...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O’Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre.
Carnaval de Cabrillo Community event features dance,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Second City puts a twist on Dickens, the Troubies build a holiday show around one-hit wonders, and Impro Theatre is making it up as it goes along in "Jane Austen Unscripted."
The Gizmo Guys Comedy juggling act for ages 4 and up. La Mirada Theatre...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Lee Meriwether never had any intention of becoming a beauty queen. But thanks to a fraternity at the City College of San Francisco, she became not only Miss San Francisco, but later Miss California and finally Miss America in 1955.
Meriwether was a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
“A Short Stay at Carranor” feels like anything but.
Tracing the final act of a star-crossed romance between a widow and a married man desperate for a last stab at happiness, William Blinn’s play at Theatre West overworks a few simple...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
With beauty, brains and brawn, Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle stole The Dark Knight Rises scenes and snatched Bruce Wayne’s heart. “I didn’t think that he was going to go there.” Anne Hathaway was surprised an hour into her...
| Mar 9, 2011
Jean Bartel, a former UCLA student who became Miss America of 1943 and was credited with selling $2.5 million in war bonds, has died. She was 87.
Bartel died in her sleep Sunday at her Brentwood home, said actress Lee Meriwether, the 1955 Miss America...
| Sep 12, 2011
Mary Fickett, who for decades played nurse Ruth Martin on "All My Children" and in 1973 won the first Emmy Award given to an actress in a daytime drama after her character made an impassioned anti-Vietnam War speech, has died. She was 83.