CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2010 |
Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning. He was 79. Culp fell and hit his head while taking a walk outside his Hollywood Hills home. He was found by a jogger who called 911 and was pronounced dead at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Lt. Bob Binder of the Los Angeles Police Department.
November 27, 2005 |
The first line of The Band's classic-rock staple "The Weight" draws a clear, almost cinematic picture of a lonely traveler pulling into a town called Nazareth. But which Nazareth? Did songwriter Robbie Robertson base the song on the Pennsylvania borough, the biblical town, or some other Nazareth? And is the song's story of generosity gone wrong based on real-life events? Had "The Weight" been a here-today, gone-tomorrow pop single, those questions might not matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2001 |
A reputed 1909 double murder and suicide in Southern California led to the "last great manhunt" of the Old West, spawning national headlines; trumping up rumors of a presidential assassination plot and of an Indian uprising; and leaving a notorious legacy in books, a movie and finally a bitter academic fight that landed three authors in court.
August 29, 1986
A well-known Los Angeles law firm is changing its name to Wyman, Bautzer, Christensen, Kuchel & Silbert following the appointment of Terry Christensen as a name partner. He is the first partner in more than 30 years to be promoted from within to that post. In his practice, Christensen, who joined the firm in 1969, represents movie studios, a TV network, sports teams, financial institutions and various individuals in business and entertainment.
July 4, 2008 |
In high school, "Wall-E" director Andrew Stanton played the shy Yonkers store clerk Barnaby in the Jerry Herman musical "Hello, Dolly!" Decades later, two of the show's lesser-known songs would play a pivotal part in the critically acclaimed Disney/Pixar animated hit. Though "Wall-E" does feature a new song, "Down to Earth" by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman over the end credits, the two tunes that factor in both the film's themes and plot --...
March 29, 1993 |
Robert Crichton, author of the bestsellers "The Great Impostor" and "The Secret of Santa Vittoria," both of which were made into films, has died. He was 68. The cause of death was heart failure, his family said. He died Tuesday at a nursing home. "The Great Impostor," written in 1959, was the true story of Ferdinand W. Demara Jr., a man who posed as a priest, a prison warden and a doctor. The 1961 movie version starred Tony Curtis.