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  • Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'

    Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'
    Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
  • Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

    Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s
    Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83. Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
  • 'The Andrews Brothers'

    'The Andrews Brothers'
    Never underestimate the power of drag. From pantos to Python, men have donned women's garb for laughs. The impulse seems atavistic. It wouldn't be surprising if archaeologists were to find cave drawings of Neanderthals in peekaboo saber-toothed skins....
  • 'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp

    'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp
    Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...
  • Five NBA games to be played on Christmas Day/Night

     
    I briefly referenced the NBA's unprecedented, Christmas quintupleheader in my newspaper column, but here's the full schedule: Orlando vs. New Orleans, ESPN, 12 p.m. Phoenix vs. San Antonio, ABC, 2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston, ABC, 5 p.m.......
  • Movie Star Bonus Mystery Photo

     
    Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Here???s a little bonus: A certain film star???s funeral. See if you can identify the (not very) mysterious pallbearers. Update: As most people realized, this is Errol Flynn's funeral. Curiously enough,...
  • Best performance by Steve Martin as Oscars host

     
    Steve Martin has hosted the Oscars twice in the past — 2003 (honoring films released in 2002) and two years earlier. He did a superb job both times. His shining moment came in 2003 when he singled out Mickey Rooney — who was situated far back in the...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' turns the cameras on the cinematographers

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies LIGHTS, CAMERA: Cinematographers László Kovács, left, and Vilmos Zsigmond are profiled in a new episode of "Independent Lens," at......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Dec. 2, 1959

     
    Mickey Rooney shows up drunk on “The Tonight Show” and demands an apology the next day from host Jack Paar for saying: "It's a shame, he was a great talent." A Columnist Broods Anent Brodies of Idols This is the new Dark Age. Idols are being shattered...
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 3, 1959

     
    Book Banning In 1946 two Los Angeles booksellers were arrested for selling copies of Edmund Wilson's "Memoirs of Hecate County," which had been banned. The book was ruled obscene and they were convicted. Now, 13 years later, a new edition of "Hecate"...
  • Working the refs: protestors pepper critics re: Last Airbender

     
    I've been hit with a few pieces of “grass roots” protest or astro-turf protest in the past couple of hours. They're from folks supposedly representing groups that are up in arms over Hollywood's casting of actors not of the specific race of...
  • Matt Weinstock, April 9, 1960

     
    Bed Burners Beware Too often there are stories in the papers about persons who are badly, even fatally burned by falling asleep with a lighted cigarette. Well, something has been done about them. An amendment to the fire code, Sec. 57.20.17B, which went...