| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Cinema was in a state of transition 100 years ago. Films and movie audiences were becoming more sophisticated.
On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore this seminal time with "A Century Ago: The Films of 1913" at the...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin.
Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Nov. 5, 1960: Paul Coates reports on a little war over press releases on the upcoming John Wayne film âThe Alamoâ â¦. Matt Weinstock writes that CBS-TV is having problems with the IBM RAMAC 305 it's using for election night......
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
David C. Nichols reviews Independent Shakespeare Company's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' in Griffith Park...
| Jul 14, 2010
"Steamboat Bill, Jr." was Buster Keaton's last independent feature before making, as he would later say, the biggest mistake of his career by giving up his own studio and signing with MGM.
Released in the 1928, this silent slapstick comedy is...
| Oct 20, 2010
For the first half of the 20th century, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous movie comedian in the world thanks to his endearing Tramp character and the masterpieces he wrote and directed, including "The Gold Rush," "City Lights," "Modern Times" and "The...