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  • PASSINGS: Sybil Jason

    PASSINGS: Sybil Jason
    Sybil Jason, 83, a former child actress signed by the Warner Brothers Studio to rival Twentieth Century Fox star Shirley Temple, died Aug. 23 at her home in Northridge, her family announced. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born in Cape...
  • Theater review: ‘Hello! My Baby’ at the Rubicon Theatre

     
    Philip Brandes reviews Cheri Steinkellner's new Tin Pan Alley-themed jukebox musical, "Hello! My Baby" at the Rubicon Theatre....
  • Critic's Notebook: Jerry Lewis walks alone

     
    So. Jerry Lewis is out as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon, which he had captained since 1966 (though he had hosted local telethons for the charity as far back as the early 1950s). Having announced that the......
  • Theater review: 'Twist: An American Musical' at the Pasadena Playhouse

     
    Charlotte Stoudt reviews 'Twist,' the new musical at Pasadena Playhouse...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Jan. 14, 1941

     
    Jan. 14, 1941: Open letter to Al Jolson. My Dear Al: If this letter angers you, forgive me. I realize that the $500 you sent me before Christmas to spread good cheer among the poor was accompanied by a request......
  • What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs? 'My Mammy'? 'If I Were a Rich Man'?

     
    In a list that's bound to spark debate among Jews and Gentiles alike, Tablet magazine commissioned writers-scholars Jody Rosen and Ari Y. Kelman to compile their list of the 100 greatest Jewish songs of all time. It's a Sisysphean task,......
  • What 'Boardwalk Empire' really does right: American pop's salad days

     
    I love the golden age of appointment television. I was a lifelong surfer, jumping between cooking shows and "Law and Order" reruns in a vain attempt to avoid being told what probiotic to buy, until our DVR made it possible......
  • Jimmie Fidler, June 12, 1940

     
    June 12, 1940: “New Yorkers say Al Jolson is revolving among Ruby Keeler, Jinx Falkenberg and Broadway dancer Gloria Cook,” Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Glimpse of rich history at Warner Bros.

    The most iconic images of Hollywood in the minds of people around the world aren't always that sign on the other side of the hill or Mann's Chinese Theatre. The rounded soundstage roofs of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank are just as evocative an image....
  • Encino home with a marquee full of former star owners is for sale

    Encino home with a marquee full of former star owners is for sale
    A walled and gated Encino estate that has been home to actors Al Jolson, Kirstie Alley, Katey Sagal and Charlie Sheen at various times has come back on the market at $6.95 million. Updated in keeping with its architectural history, the 1934 traditional...
  • For Herb Alpert, a buyer would be music to his ears

    For Herb Alpert, a buyer would be music to his ears
    Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...
  • Humble theaters become movie palaces

    Humble theaters become movie palaces
    In October 1917, a theater opened at 3535 W. Roosevelt Road that changed the moviegoing experience, in Chicago and the nation. In the era of the nickelodeon, a term reflecting not just the price of admission, but the surroundings, motion pictures were...