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  • Sunnylands: Sneak peek inside the Annenberg desert fantasyland

     
    Sunnylands: Sunnylands, the Rancho Mirage fantasyland of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is opening for public tours in March....
  • Sunnylands: The making of a mansion's mystique

     
    Sunnylands: A timeline in the history of Walter and Leonore Annenbergs' landmark mansion in Rancho Mirage....
  • Design Notebook

     
    From accessories and art to fabrics and furniture, the latest from the forefront of L.A.’s high style...
  • Historic L.A. stained-glass ceiling up for auction

     
    Los Angeles Modern Auctions, founded in 1992, will celebrate its 50th sale on Sunday by offering what owner Peter Loughrey calls "the most comprehensive stained-glass window ever built in Southern California, a landmark design that affected the market for...
  • 'Designs on Film' charts the history of cinematic art direction

     
    Film buffs and followers of this column may be tempted by the recently published "Designs On FIlm: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction," (It Books, $75). The 384-page almost letterbox-shaped book by author, interior decorator and cinema style blogger...
  • Modern times for Los Angeles Antiques Show

     
    Following the strictest possible definition, this 1930s sterling silver Art Deco tea set by Charles Boynton won't be an antique for two more decades, but it will be one of the designs on display at the 16th annual Los Angeles......
  • Frances L. Brody dies at 93; philanthropist, arts advocate and collector

    Frances L. Brody dies at 93; philanthropist, arts advocate and collector
    Frances Lasker Brody, a philanthropist, arts advocate and collector who influenced the development of Los Angeles' cultural life as a founding benefactor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later as a guiding patron of the Huntington Library,...
  • Murals, a floor-to-ceiling fantasy

    Murals, a floor-to-ceiling fantasy
    IN the design empire of Los Angeles, where Modern is king and where clean lines and empty spaces have come to define so many castles, it's something of a surprise to see a resurgence of frescoes, murals and other painterly effects. But sure enough, Cher...
  • A protege's perspective of Tony Duquette

    Tony Duquette was more than a designer of film and theatrical sets, movie-star mansions, gardens, furniture, costumes and jewelry. The legendary Hollywood decorator (1914-1999) was also a conjurer, magically transforming plaster, paint, discount-store...
  • Frank Coghlan Jr. dies at 93; actor played Billy Batson in landmark Captain Marvel serial

    Frank Coghlan Jr. dies at 93; actor played Billy Batson in landmark Captain Marvel serial
    Frank Coghlan Jr., a silent-movie child actor who later played young Billy Batson, who transformed into Captain Marvel by uttering the magical word "Shazam!" in the landmark 1941 serial "Adventures of Captain Marvel," has died. He was 93. Coghlan died in...
  • Frank Coghlan Jr., Billy Batson in classic 'Captain Marvel' serials, dies at 93

     
    Dennis McLellan has written an obituary for one of the key figures in the early cinematic life of comic-book heroes. Frank Coghlan Jr. had a long and colorful career in Hollywood but is best known for uttering the magic word,......
  • That's so 'Mad Men': Don Draper's Futurama couch

     
    Shhh. Not everything on the 'Mad Men'set is genuine 1960s vintage Manhattan. The sofa, chairs and coffee table in Don Draper's office are made in Los Angeles by Futurama. Owner Jeffrey Perry, who began selling vintage furniture in 1986 and has since...