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  • About Tom Yantz

    My first set of golf clubs was a sawed-off set of my dad's. I remember playing all day for $1.50 -- 36 holes at least - at Edgewood Golf Club in Cromwell, the current site of the Travelers Championship. If I wasn't playing, a great day would be making...
  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
  • Sale at The Sahara

    It is the ultimate yard sale. Everything must be liquidated. This month you can buy the chandeliers and ceiling décor from the once opulent hotel and casino, The Sahara, at bargain basement prices. After 59 years, The Sahara’s run is over. The...
  • CBS News gets 'Person'-al again

    In the 1950s, CBS News legend Edward R. Murrow visited prominent people without him leaving his studio or them leaving their homes, thanks to a huge monitor. The network gives its classic interview series "Person to Person" an update starting Wednesday,...
  • Old Hollywood lingers at Chez Jay

    Old Hollywood lingers at Chez Jay
    When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more. On a recent Sunday night, the...
  • Oscars 2012: An effort to be inclusive

    With open arms, the Oscars welcomed diversity back to its ceremony, but the embrace turned out to be more awkward than warm. Last year's Academy Awards were roundly criticized by several observers for its notable lack of diversity. Actor Samuel L....
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
  • 'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller

    'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller
    This book crossed my desk with a self-deprecating letter in which the 77-year-old author doubted very highly that anyone actually cared about his 40-plus years producing and directing television shows and extravaganzas for NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS. A...
  • Like ghost stories? Hollywood and environs will oblige

    Like ghost stories? Hollywood and environs will oblige
    Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story. Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
  • William Gibson dies at 94; Tony Award-winning playwright was best known for 'The Miracle Worker'

    William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
  • 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...