| Aug 20, 2011
"The Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood's latest quest is to find a buyer for the Santa Monica house he recently put up for sale at $1.85 million.
The Spanish-style home, built in 1924, is described in the listing as an "opportunity to remodel …...
| Jul 28, 2011
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The former Beverly Hills residence of actress and comedian Marion Davies has sold for $9,262,500.
The villa-style mansion was once owned by Harry Cohn, early president of Columbia Pictures, and more recently by screenwriter, novelist and playwright Aleen...
| Mar 17, 2009
Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96.
FOR THE RECORD:
Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...
| Dec 8, 2008
Snobbery and wealth, like love and marriage, don't always go together. The same holds for knowledge and money, as in "He's got more dollars than sense."
At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the complex relationships among taste, affluence and...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher, who turned 60 earlier this year, is anything but a doctrinaire designer or a dogmatic personality. His houses, museum galleries and other buildings have over the years been executed in a relatively broad...
| Jul 4, 2009
A big splash. That's what media mogul William Randolph Hearst made when he finished his Santa Monica beach house in 1931. Its gilded rooms and swimming pools impressed the neighbors, but Hearst had it built to impress the nation.
From the end of the...
| Mar 12, 2009
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...