| May 22, 2008
At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
| Oct 6, 2008
"THE JEWEL of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones, was originally to be published in August. But Random House decided to drop this historical romance about A'isha, the child bride of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, after an alarm was sounded by an...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. For nearly five weeks every Christmas and Hanukkah season, this final resting......
| Jan 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Ahead of My Time The thing about me you really ought to know is that I am ahead of my time. I read "Lady Chatterley's Lover" even before Postmaster Gen. Summerfield discovered that it was dirty. I wore Italian-cut suits when the rest of you were walking...
| Jun 1, 2009
If you went by last year's box office, "The Dark Knight" was the defining film of 2008. If you judged by the Oscars, "Slumdog Millionaire" was the unforgettable Cinderella story. But if you watched the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, you would know...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 10:02 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A seven-month standoff is underway between the owners and tenants of a legendary apartment complex in Hollywood.
Residents of "Villa Valentino," located at 2000 N. Highland Avenue, say the building's new owner tried to trick them into...
| Jan 27, 2010
Beneath untold tons of sands, the ancient Egyptian city is no longer intact. But what remains is in good condition. Shielded from the elements by burial, the once-towering monuments to the pharaohs continue to reveal themselves bit by bit.
| Feb 14, 2010
The feel of classic Hollywood permeates a renovated 1920s Spanish Revival home in Whitley Heights that sits on a bluff facing the Hollywood sign and surrounding hillside.
An early celebrity enclave, Whitley Heights was Hollywood's first National Historic...
| Jul 26, 2006
Jeffrey Chodorow, the New York restaurateur who locked horns with Rocco DiSpirito in the infamous reality series "The Restaurant," may be a hardheaded businessman, but he's also something of a romantic.
Others have gazed upon the legendary 1923 Hollywood...
| Feb 6, 2005
For centuries in America, we tended to our dead. People died at home, and relatives prepared the body, laid it out in the parlor and sat by as callers paid final respects. The body was buried in the family cemetery, if there was one, or on the back 40;...
| Aug 13, 2000
Loretta Young, the elegant Academy Award-winning actress who charmed film and television audiences for half a century with her beauty, wholesome image and aura of unabashed romanticism, died early Saturday of ovarian cancer, her longtime friend and...