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In home video's 1980s and '90s heyday, Easter emerged as a prime selling holiday. Religious epics, holiday-related classics and children and family holiday specials were marketed as "basket stuffers." As with Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter (as...
The UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation turns its spotlight on the small screen with a tribute Saturday to the television work of an award-winning actress and a celebration March 23 of an acclaimed but short-lived ABC anthology...
LA Times MagazineTom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
Hartford CourantLauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman and Danielle Ferland will be featured in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," a co-production with Baltimore's CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse. Mark Lamos, artistic director of the...
The Daily MirrorLos Angeles Times file photo Daily Mirror mystery guest Jimmy Lydon is scheduled to take part in a panel from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Republic Pictures. Jane Withers, Jane Kean, Theodore Bikel, Marjorie...
Tony Curtis’ widow says he was always fighting a history of smoking; tributes to ‘Some Like It Hot’ star include TCM marathonThe TV Guy - Orlando SentinelTony Curtis was nominated for the Oscar just once -- for the 1958 drama "The Defiant Ones." But the twin peaks of his career are "Some Like It Hot" (which everyone has seen) and "Sweet Smell of Success" (which everyone should see). Turner Classic Movies...
The voice still can thunder. Even in conversation, away from the stage, Topol's majestic baritone envelops the listener in luxuriant sound. No matter what this man has to say, you'd want to hear it--savor it--just to revel in the crushed-velvet tone of...
Tags: Defense, Norman Jewison, Assault, Academy Awards, Jerome Robbins
Zap2ItOne of the most desired movies not previously released on DVD in America, this John Huston-directed 1951 classic finally makes it to that format. Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar as Charlie Allnut, the cynical captain of the riverboat named the African Queen....
The Daily MirrorEleanor Roosevelt urges clemency for Caryl Chessman. An evocative story by the late Paul Weeks about a teenager who died in a spectacular car crash while running from the police. Eleanor Roosevelt, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Steve Allen and Theodore...
Religion EditorMaxine Schackman grew up with Jewish music always in her home in Brooklyn. When her parents died, she inherited perhaps 75 Jewish records. And she threw them out. "I thought of it as trash," Schackman says ruefully. "I was an American, and I wanted to...
Tags: Al Jolson, MP3s, Irving Berlin, Judaism, Children
Tribune chief criticThe 2002 "Broadway in Chicago" downtown season of touring shows promises a total of 11 productions of theater and dance, including the local premieres of the musical "Contact," the Mae West biodrama "Dirty Blonde," the hit revival of "Kiss Me, Kate" and...
Tribune Chief CriticSturdy in spirit and briskly performed, "Fiddler on the Roof" has arrived for its umpteenth visit to Chicago, this time in the Shubert Theatre for a three-week holiday stand. A staple of the touring circuit for 36 years, the enduring musical stars...
Tags: Marc Chagall, Jerome Robbins
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