| May 20, 2010
Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office.
It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
| Oct 27, 2010
Steve Goldstein knows where all the famous bodies are buried.
By day, he's a businessman who owns a payroll service. But in his off hours, he's one of Hollywood's best-known grave hunters. Author of "LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P" and...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:34 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated.
HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
| Jul 26, 2011
Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek'
Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:23 PM
"I was working at Googies the Sunday Dean was killed, and as you now know, I knew him fairly well, and I swear it was as if a meteor had crashed into Hollywood killing thousands. People on the street who had no connection to the industry were weeping."...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Sept. 23, 1941: Tyrone Power in "A Yank in the R.A.F."...
| Jan 13, 2009
Star of 'The Egyptian'
Edmund Purdom, 84, the British actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s and starred in the "The Egyptian" and "The Prodigal," died Jan. 1 in Rome, according to his family, who did not announce the cause of death....
| May 15, 2008
This show has been remounted through Nov. 23 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.; $30, 773-327-5252 and www.theatrebuildingchicago.org. This is the review from the spring production.
The joint has barely enough room to swing a rapier. And...
| Nov 6, 2008
Decades before Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power and Johnny Depp became swashbuckling cinematic heroes, Douglas Fairbanks dashed across the screen with the greatest of athletic ease in such extravaganzas as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Iron Mask" and "The Black...
| Apr 5, 2008
By Robin Blaetz
Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
| 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....
| Jun 4, 2008
Mel Ferrer, an actor and filmmaker who was once married to Audrey Hepburn has died. He was 90.
Ferrer died Monday, June 2 at his ranch near Santa Barbara, says family spokesperson Mike Mena.
During his decades in show business, Ferrer directed nine...