May 23, 2000 |
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.
May 15, 1998 |
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.
October 1, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before figuring out where September went. The Skinny: The government may shut down but the Morning Fix is here for you. Caught up with "The Good Wife" premiere. I like the show but could do without its "Ally McBeal" moments. I don't have enough space here to complain about "Homeland. " Tuesday's headlines include a look at the early days of the fall TV season and Hillary Rodham Clinton projects at CNN and NBC are DOA. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Networks and Walt Disney Co. have extended contract negotiations on a new distribution deal.
September 6, 1987 |
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.
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February 22, 2004 |
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.
September 30, 2013 |
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and songs. A day of musical performances from Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil will precede the 90-minute show, to be live-streamed from Pier 36 in Manhattan. "It's our chance to really celebrate the artists and the songs that have become hits on YouTube over the past year," said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube's vice president of marketing.
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June 12, 1999 |
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.
June 9, 2004 |
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.
October 21, 1990 |
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.
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October 5, 2004 |
Janet Leigh, Hollywood's perfect "nice girl" ingenue who memorably changed her acting image and earned an Academy Award nomination with her bloodcurdling screams as she was stabbed to death in Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho," has died. She was 77. Leigh, who appeared in more than 60 motion pictures, died Sunday in her Beverly Hills home of vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels.