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  • Around Town: 'Paper Moon' shines on downtown festival

     
    The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival that showcases the historic movie palaces on Broadway in downtown L.A. returns this Wednesday with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 comedy "Paper Moon."...
  • 'SNL' funnyman Bill Hader returns as host of TCM movie series

     
    Saturday Night Live” funny man Bill Hader, who has created such indelible characters as Stefon, the giggling, flamboyant City Correspondent of New York City, as well as doing uncanny impressions of James Carville, Vincent Price and Al Pacino, is a...
  • Appreciation: Richard Dawson brought a bit of England to America

     
    The career of Richard Dawson, who died Sunday at age 79, breaks down, broadly speaking, into two not unrelated parts, each of which displayed and depended upon a certain roguish, vaguely foreign charm....
  • Ray Bradbury's close encounters with W.C. Fields, George Burns and ... Bo Derek?

     
    Susan King writes about classic Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times (and now for Hero Complex) and has interviewed many of the giants of cinema and pop culture over the decades. She says one of the more memorable encounters was......
  • Found on EBay – What Actors Eat When They Eat!

     
    Certain books with a Los Angeles or Hollywood connection have taken on ridiculous prices -- “Thicker ‘n’ Thieves” comes to mind – and this is another item that usually carries an inflated price, although I have never seen it this......
  • 'House' recap: And the Emmy for best pustules goes to ...

     
    Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The ship’s doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......
  • Found on EBay – W.C. Fields

     
    A letter attributed to Harriet “Hattie” Fields, who was married to W.C. Fields, has been listed on EBay. The vendor says that the letter was written to a member of the McIntyre and Heath comedy team. Bidding starts at $35.......
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: Northern Trust Open

     
    Hooray for Hollywood! At the height of moviemaking's golden age, Riviera Country Club was known as the club that attracted the industry's top stars. Douglas Fairbanks, in fact, put up $1,000 of the $10,000 purse at the inaugural Los Angeles Open back in...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 16, 1941

     
    March 16, 1941: In one of the famous tragedies of Hollywood lore, Christopher Quinn, the son of Anthony and Katherine De Mille Quinn, drowns in a fish pond on the estate of W.C. Fields, 2015 De Mille Drive. Lee Shippey......
  • Theater review: 'Curse of the Starving Class' at Open Fist Theatre Company

     
    Leave it to Sam Shepard to flout W.C. Fields’ advice — “Never work with children or animals” — by brazenly casting a live lamb in “Curse of the Starving Class,” his desolate, bilious, hilarious and heavily...
  • Multiplex manners: How rude are patrons at your movie theater?

     
    How do you feel about texting, talking and eating takout at the movie theater? Matt Singer at IFC News is asking people to sign a petition designed to improve the moviegoing experience....
  • Bookmark: Farewell to the wild one

    For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...