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  • A new cheatsheet for theater buffs

     
    So, you have a term paper on Euripides due tomorrow and you haven't even cracked "Medea," "The Trojan Women" or any other of the ancient Greek writer's tragedies. Or you're an actor who has an audition this week for a......
  • Will Angela Lansbury win a record sixth time at Tony Awards?

     
    Last year, Angela Lansbury tied record-holder Julie Harris when she won a fifth Tony Award for her featured performance as the madcap Madame Arcati in the Noel Coward play "Blithe Spirit." On Tuesday, she got a chance to break that tie with her featured...
  • Ronald Neame, cinematographer, director: 1911-2010

     
    British lighting cameraman Ronald Neame shot Noel Coward and David Lean's landmark WWII drama In Which We Serve, in the middle of the war in Britain. He came to greater fame as a director, and worked for decades on spy thrillers, dramas, comedies,...
  • Literary forger tells of her success in humorous memoir

    "She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite." Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
  • Hot Property: Pickfair is for sale for $60 million

    Hot Property: Pickfair is for sale for $60 million
    There are celebrities so well-known that they need to use only one name. The housing equivalent is Pickfair, the Beverly Hills Georgian manor whose name instantly summons images of old Hollywood and the days of glamour and opulence. Pickfair has been...
  • Ghostly visions of an Oscar

    "The Orphanage" made its illustrious debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year and, as its deeply unsettling story of mothers, children and ghosts unfolded on the screen, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona heard a noise in the dark that gave him a...
  • UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'

    UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'
    The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
  • Looks Like a Night on Broadway for First Couple

    Looks Like a Night on Broadway for First Couple
    His public schedule listed no official events, so President Barack Obama had plenty of time to devote to being a weekend dad and spouse. The president and first lady Michelle Obama watched daughter Malia's soccer game for an hour Saturday morning in...
  • Tovey: 'Make sure they hear the next joke'

    Tovey: 'Make sure they hear the next joke'
    Recalling Bramwell Tovey's debut with the Philharmonic at Disney Hall in May 2007 (he had already guest conducted at the Bowl) in a program that included Elgar's "Enigma Variations," Borda says he gave "one of the greatest verbal program notes I had...
  • Lively 'Lion' spotlights royal foibles

    Historical dramas invariably tell us more about the era of their creation than the time under review. In these current days of titillating premium cable, the likes of the Tudors and the Plantagenets have become very sexualized creatures, clawing at each...
  • 'The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War' by David Lebedoff

    'The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War' by David Lebedoff
    IN "The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War," David Lebedoff has pulled off a literary feat. It isn't possible to find two 20th century literary peers who, at first glance, seem more different in ambition, temperament and subject...
  • Curious bedfellows

    "LONG years ago, we made a trust with destiny," declared Jawaharlal Nehru, the founding father of modern India, on the occasion of the formal surrender of power by the British imperial authorities. "And now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge....