| 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...
| Apr 5, 2009
One hundred years ago, on May 19, 1909, Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes debuted in France and redefined dance for the 20th century. Toiling for le tout Paris in front of the hot footlights of the Théâtre du Châtelet were ballet superstars Vaslav Nijinsky...
| Jul 28, 2009
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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...
| Jul 28, 2009
There's always been a bit of mythology behind the gates of the place they call Villa Valentino.
The 18 cozy apartments tucked between the Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Boulevard are said to have been where silent screen star Rudolph Valentino sneaked away...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...