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  • ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and the art of the opening title sequence

     
    Disney has released the opening title sequence for Sam Raimi's $200-million fantasy “Oz the Great and Powerful” online, and before ......
  • 'Luminous Field' will show Millennium Park in a new light

    'Luminous Field' will show Millennium Park in a new light
    Normally the light in Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero's spare Humboldt Park apartment is plain, not funky at all. "We have these crystals over there where we catch the sun," Gallero said, pointing to a window, "and we just have this prismatic rainbow...
  • Found on EBay – Frank Sinatra

     
    A 33 rpm album of the audio from an uncompleted animated feature of “Finian’s Rainbow,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, has been listed on EBay. According to The Times’ clips, this project was begun by...
  • Review: 'California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way' at LACMA

     
    The first object you see in “California Design 1930-1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way,’” which opens Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is an impossibly shiny aluminum Airstream trailer from 1936. Think of it as an...
  • PST, A to Z: 'Alternative Projections' at L.A. Filmforum

     
    Pacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is......
  • The art of the opening titles sequence — a tribute to Saul Bass

     
    Yeah, he worked with Hitchcock so often that Saul Bass was inclined to take more credit than he should have for, say, the shower sequence in “Psycho.” He liked neon and geometric shapes and cut-out figures and extreme close-ups. He did “...
  • Hollywood's man behind the title

    Hollywood's man behind the title
    DURING the classic studio era in Hollywood, movie title sequences were generic. "Every studio had its own look," says film historian Jan-Christopher Horak. "They did [titles] the same way; just the names changed." But when the studio system started to...
  • A Neutra-style house without the designer price tag

    A Neutra-style house without the designer price tag
    It all started in 2005, when film producer Mark Gill moved in with screenwriter Hanna Weg and asked, "Honey, can I move the couch?" Little did they know this modest request would lead to a two-year makeover that transformed a nondescript clapboard-and-...
  • Marvin Rand dies at 84; photographer cataloged L.A. architectural history

    Marvin Rand dies at 84; photographer cataloged L.A. architectural history
    Marvin Rand, a photographer whose images captured more than five decades of Los Angeles' architectural history, including landmark works by Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene and Watts Towers creator Simon Rodia, died Saturday at his Marina del Rey...
  • Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets

    Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets
    Bob Willoughby, who created iconic portraits of his muse, Audrey Hepburn, and dozens of other celebrities as one of the first still photographers assigned to capture life on Hollywood film sets, has died. He was 82. Willoughby died Friday of cancer at...
  • The rock poster reinvented

    The rock poster reinvented
    Four decades ago, Bay Area artists filled their posters with raging flames, extravagant skeletons and bare, engorged breasts. This overstuffed style became the visual symbol not only for many late-'60s English and American bands but also a recognizable...
  • The 'Lost' weekend: Saul Bass travels to a mysterious Island

     
    Lost vs. Saul Bass from Hexagonall on Vimeo. Do you like "Lost"? Do you also, perhaps, like the 1950s and '60s title credits sequences designed by Saul Bass, he of the angular designs and crazy, bright color schemes? Well, then,......