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  • Shirley Temple Black dies: Growing up with Shirley

    Shirley Temple Black dies: Growing up with Shirley
    News of Shirley Temple Black's death Monday night brought back wonderful memories for me, of my childhood and my early love of Hollywood. Shirley Temple was one of my early obsessions. From the age of 5, I would watch and watch her movies from "Bright...
  • Big in China? Shirley Temple's oddly current vogue

    Big in China? Shirley Temple's oddly current vogue
    BEIJING -– By the late 1980s, Depression-era child actress Shirley Temple Black had been retired from Hollywood for some 40 years and was nearing the end of her second career as a U.S. diplomat. But in China, her star was enjoying an improbable --...
  • Get ready -- 2014 is the year of the biblical epic!

    "IF the soundtrack of America's love affair with the Beatles began with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' its first, indelible visual backdrop was New York City. From the 4,000 fans who greeted them on February 7th at JFK airport -- newly named in memory of the...
  • Some of Obama's ambassador picks are no Shirley Temples

    As an adult, Shirley Temple Black shed her signature ringlets, became a Republican fundraiser and went on to a career as a respected diplomat in the Nixon, Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations. Even her boss, Henry Kissinger, was impressed, calling...
  • Letters: Shirley Temple Black's humor

    Re "Child star, diplomat," Obituary, Feb. 12 Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday, had a wonderful sense of humor. When she ran for Congress in a special election in 1967, she had her headquarters on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, with a sign...
  • Shirley Temple's mixed legacy for child actors

    By singing and dancing into the hearts of Depression-era America, Shirley Temple opened the door for hundreds of childhood performers to follow. Yet the realm of stardom in which those young stars now find themselves couldn't be more different than...
  • John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48

    John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father,...
  • Passages

     
    I don't get to say this very often anymore when a celebrity dies, but I'm too young to feel personally the loss of Sid Caesar. (Yesterday you could have taken $100 off me betting that he was still alive). I......
  • Jimmy Fallon rules the night!

    "RALPH SAW at a first glance that she was as crisp and new and comprehensive as a first issue before the folding. From top to toe she had probably no misprint." So wrote Henry James in "Portrait of a Lady." I find this a most charming description. Of...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • For the record

    Leimert Park Village: An article in the Feb. 10 Section A about a possible revitalization of Leimert Park Village with the addition of a planned light rail station said the neighborhood's Vision Theater had been closed for years. The theater is...
  • Shirley Temple was the template for a child star

    Shirley Temple was the template for a child star
    Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday, was, as Shirley Temple, the biggest child star of them all. In the last two years of her contract with 20th Century Fox in the late 1930s, she was making $250,000 a picture, and she made four movies a year for that...