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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in four decades, the Silent Movie Theatre will be screening the landmark 1923 epic "The Covered Wagon" on Wednesday as part of a weeklong celebration of vintage westerns. Produced by Jesse L. Lasky and directed by James Cruze, "The Covered Wagon" was the most lavish western of its day. The granddaddy of wagon train adventures, the sagebrush saga was a staple at the revival movie theater throughout the '40s until the mid-1950s.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While staying at a L.A.-area bed-and-breakfast, New York filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and her husband, Robert Pulcini, learned from the B&B's owner, Raymond Bilbool--also Chasen's banquet captain--that the landmark restaurant would soon be closing. They seized the opportunity to document the restaurant's final two weeks in late March 1995. The result is "Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's," an irresistible piece of social history assembled with wit and panache.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2004 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
Not far from the set of "The X-Files," the "Star Trek" exhibit and the "Cheers" bar, a once-troubled young man is getting a second chance. Chris, an 18-year-old from the La Crescenta Valley who is on probation, spent a recent day manipulating a mouse as he edited a documentary about marijuana. He savored moments of triumph as he precisely timed his mouse clicks to purge the footage of superfluous sounds and facial expressions as his instructor, Tim Cogshell, watched.
REAL ESTATE
September 6, 1987 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle opened the Montecito Inn in 1929, but--with the Crash and then the Depression--the comedians' timing was off. The inn, intended as a weekend retreat for the Hollywood crowd, soon changed hands. Now it's on the market again at $8 million. The owner is Jay Rett Management Inc., a partnership of Jim Taylor, a local developer, and Rob Barrett, owner of the Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
David Holt, a former child actor once touted by Paramount Pictures as the "male Shirley Temple" but who is best remembered for supporting roles such as the bratty Sidney Sawyer in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. He was 76. Holt, who also played Elizabeth Taylor's older brother in "Courage of Lassie" and later had a career as a jazz musician and songwriter, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in San Juan Capistrano. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Agar, whose marriage to Shirley Temple in the 1940s propelled him into an acting career that began promisingly with parts in two classic John Ford westerns but slid into a series of low-budget science fiction movies in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 81. Agar died of emphysema Sunday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DeForest Kelley, who played the irascible but wise Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 79. Kelley entered the convalescent home three months ago and died after a lingering illness, said A.C. Lyles, a longtime producer at Paramount Studios, where the original series was shot.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joel McCrea, a real-life cowboy who became one of the best of Hollywood's make-believe saddle heroes, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 84. Eileen Singer Brown, hospital supervisor, said McCrea died at 4:50 a.m. of pulmonary complications. She said he had been a patient a short time, and that his wife of 57 years, actress Frances Dee, had been constantly at his bedside. McCrea's last public appearance was Oct.
NEWS
October 3, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON and SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The children visiting the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Griffith Park on Friday didn't know much about cowboy legend Gene Autry other than he had a swell museum. But they sure knew, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," a song recorded by Autry in 1949 and still popular three generations later. "I feel that he really hasn't left us because he's left such a terrific legacy," said Alex Gordon, director of music licensing for Gene Autry Entertainment.
NATIONAL
June 9, 2004 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Ronald Reagan will return to Washington for the last time today, surrounded by the inner circle of advisors who helped propel him from the back lots of Hollywood to the world stage of the presidency. When former First Lady Nancy Reagan descends the steps of a plane carrying Reagan's casket from California, she will be accompanied by Charles Z.
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