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  • Anne Francis — what a dame as ‘Honey West’

     
    If you're of a certain age, you probably remember "Honey West." The ABC private eye drama lasted just a season -- from 1965 to 1966 -- but Anne Francis won millions of fans as the beautiful, dynamic and expert detective....
  • Composer Daniel Catan takes on the Frank Capra classic 'Meet John Doe'

     
    Having already adapted one film for the operatic stage -- "Il Postino," currently playing at the Los Angeles Opera -- composer Daniel Catán is set to repeat the task with a new work based on the 1941 Frank Capra classic......
  • Quiz: Who won consecutive Academy Awards?

     
    If last year's Academy Award champ Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") triumphs next February for starring, just like John Wayne, in "True Grit," he'll become one of the few stars to nab consecutive Oscars. Some famous past examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great...
  • Will playing 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher finally win Oscar gold once more for Meryl Streep?

     
    As reported by Borys Kit in the Hollywood Reporter, "Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with her 'Mamma Mia!' director Phyllida Lloyd for 'Thatcher,' a biopic of the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister. Jim Broadbent is in talks...
  • James Gammon: Ed Harris, Sam Shepard celebrate their friend

     
    “Mr. Jimmy Gammon — we lost a good one there for sure.” The caller was four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris, and he wanted to honor his friend Gammon, the character actor known for “Major League,” “Cold Mountain,...
  • TV networks plan 9/11 anniversary specials

    TV networks plan 9/11 anniversary specials
    Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
  • Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress

    Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress
    For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
  • 'Ancient Highway' by Bret Lott

    'Ancient Highway' by Bret Lott
    Ancient Highway A Novel Bret Lott Random House: 244 pp., $25 At 14, Earl, a middle child in an enormous brood, knows Texas holds nothing for him. He's fallen in love with "the flickers," as they called 'em in the 1920s, and he's going to make his...
  • Meryl Streep sets new record with 16th Oscar nomination

     
    Meryl Streep's nomination for "Julie & Julia" increases her Oscar record to 16, putting her even further ahead of Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (both at 12). Though Hepburn won four lead-actress Oscars and Nicholson a pair of lead-actor Academy...
  • Quiz: Who won two consecutive Oscars?

     
    If Penelope Cruz ("Nine") wins supporting actress one year after prevailing for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she'll join an elite group of stars who pulled off two consecutive Oscar victories. Some famous examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld," 1936;...
  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: As many people guessed, this is Anna Sten, above, in a 1932 publicity photo. Anna Sten; Actress Imported by Goldwyn Tuesday November 16, 1993 By MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER Anna Sten, the exotic and beautiful...
  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

     
    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13...