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Al Jolson

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  • A few music menschen are rescuing Jewish music

    A few music menschen are rescuing Jewish music
    Maxine Schackman grew up with Jewish music always in her home in Brooklyn. When her parents died, she inherited perhaps 75 Jewish records. And she threw them out. "I thought of it as trash," Schackman says ruefully. "I was an American, and I wanted to...
  • 'The American Mall' -- teens, dreams and dancing in the food court

    'The American Mall' -- teens, dreams and dancing in the food court
    In simplest terms, “The American Mall,” which premieres tonight on MTV, is MTV looking at the Disney Channel's burgeoning teen-musical empire and thinking, "I got to get me one of those." It's “High School Musical” -- but in a...
  • 'All You Need Is Love' finally arrives in U.S.

    'All You Need Is Love' finally arrives in U.S.
    British documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
  • Feel at home at Blue Moon and other boutique NYC hotels

    New York Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom. "What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Josephine Dunn in an undated photo Update: This is actress Josephine Dunn (1906-1983). The Times evidently didn’t publish an obituary on her. Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday...
  • LA TIMES REVIEW: 'Avatar' restores a sense of wonder to the moviegoing experience'

     
    "AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS In Hollywood, personal feuds can turn ugly and sometime public. Take the history between James Cameron, the filmmaker, and Kenneth Turan, the film critic. It isn't pretty. Cameron made "Titanic" and Turan did not like it......
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Visiting San Diego and San Francisco

    WHERE TO STAY IN SAN DIEGO Old: The U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway; (619) 232-3121, www.usgrant.net. Built in 1910, the 270-room Grant stands in the middle of downtown. It got a $60-million face-lift between 2004 and 2006. Its dignified public rooms...
  • 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....
  • The Master of the One-Liner

    The Master of the One-Liner
    Bob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...