| Jun 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
June 2, 1941: âCarmen Miranda's bruises shocked the 20th Century-Fox execs into ordering her off surfboards while she's in a picture,â Jimmie Fidler says....
| Jun 3, 2010
About 200 Hollywood star footprints are outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, but only one set belongs to the Brazilian starlet who balanced a tutti-frutti hat.
This month actress and La Cañada Flintridge resident Magi Avila will play the curvaceous...
| May 23, 2010
Home Alone With Classic Cinema
W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95
Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
| Sep 26, 2010
There was an assembly-line quality to the beginning of Miuccia Prada's spring show Thursday, the highlight of Milan Fashion Week. Set on a raised metal platform with industrial-style lighting, the models came out one after another, wearing boxy short-...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:41 AM
DEL MAR -- A boxer mix was crowned San Diego's Ugliest Dog over the weekend at the 16th annual Ugliest Dog Competition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
His name is Chomper, and judges agreed that his incredibly long tongue earned him the superlative title....
| Aug 31, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Anyone hailed as Best New Artist in Brazil, home of Antonio Carlos Jobim, João and Astrud Gilberto, Carmen Miranda, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Seu Jorge, has a lot to live up to. One listen to Lero-Lero, though, Luísa Maita's debut album out on...
| Mar 23, 2010
Cherie DeCastro, the last surviving member of the DeCastro Sisters, the Latin singing trio that was a part of television history in Los Angeles, has died. She was 87.
DeCastro died March 14 of pneumonia at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas,...
| Feb 3, 2008
This evening, millions will tune in to a world-famous spectacle involving carefully choreographed moves, intense competition and fanatical spectators. Viewers will largely put aside their complaints that it has lost its authenticity and become beholden to...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:04 AM
In a cityscape long associated with the flat, black facades of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the arrival of Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center was akin to Carmen Miranda crashing a black-tie ball. From the outside, where it boldly looks out on...
| Aug 1, 2008
Conceptually sophisticated and visually smashing, the installation design that artist Jorge Pardo conceived and executed for the impressive Pre-Columbian collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was unveiled to the public Sunday. Unlike anything...
| Jun 15, 2008
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Genius Products, $24.95
Taking place over one harrowing weekend in '80s Bucharest, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" follows a frazzled woman trying to secure an illegal abortion for her university roommate. Aside from the...
| Apr 5, 2008
By Robin Blaetz
Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...