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  • Design Notebook

     
    From accessories and art to fabrics and furniture, the latest from the forefront of L.A.’s high style...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • The $106.5-million Picasso and the Bel-Air house where it hung

     
    The art world is buzzing over the sale Tuesday night of Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” sold at Christie’s in New York for $106.5 million, making it the world’s most expensive artwork ever purchased at auction. The 1...
  • 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...
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 5, 1960

     
    Kindly Artist A woman came into artist Leon Frank's studio and said she admired his work and wanted to buy one of his paintings. He showed her several, ranging in price from $150 to $500. She was hesitant and finally she said, "Do you have anything old?"...
  • One-armed sofas make the scene at Trousdale, the new club on the Sunset Strip

     
    Trousdale in West Hollywood is the of-the-moment nightclub for celebrity sightings, but it also may be the launch pad for a design trend: the one-armed sofa "room." Inside the 4,500-square-foot nightclub (formerly Blowfish Sushi), designer John Sofio used...
  • 'More Is More' delves into the lavish visions of designer 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 (1914-99) was also a conjurer, magically transforming plaster, paint, discount-store wares...
  • 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,......