CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1990 |
Jack Newton Hall, a leader in Southern California civil engineering who put his stamp on fast-growing Orange County and was the father of actress Diane Keaton, has died after a five-month fight with brain cancer. He was 68. Hall died Saturday morning at his Corona del Mar home with his wife at his side, friends and family members said Monday. Hall, founder of the Costa Mesa-based civil engineering firm Hall and Foreman Inc.
February 26, 2012 |
If as widely predicted, Woody Allen wins his fourth Academy Award on Sunday, this time for original screenplay for the romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris," an even safer bet will be that Allen won't be there to accept the Oscar. The academy has a long love affair with Allen — a record 23 Oscar nominations, including wins for writing and directing the 1977 best picture winner "Annie Hall" and for his screenplay of 1986's "Hannah and Her Sisters"; 22 of the nominations were for screenplay and directing and one was for lead actor, for "Annie Hall.
March 23, 2003 |
The 50th Year When: April 3, 1978 Where: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Host: Bob Hope Winners: Best picture: "Annie Hall"; best actress: Diane Keaton for "Annie Hall"; best actor: Richard Dreyfuss for "The Goodbye Girl"; best supporting actor: Jason Robards for "Julia"; best supporting actress: Vanessa Redgrave for "Julia"; best director: Woody Allen for "Annie Hall" Milestones: Several former Oscar winners and stars from the golden age of Hollywood were assembled as presenters for the 50th
March 5, 1989
Mathews writes of the "bias of the actors branch toward comedy performances." What about the following?: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, "It Happened One Night"; James Stewart, "The Philadelphia Story"; Loretta Young, "The Farmer's Daughter"; William Holden, "Stalag 17"; Diane Keaton, "Annie Hall"; Glenda Jackson, "A Touch of Class"; Maggie Smith, "California Suite"; Melvyn Douglas, "Being There"; Ingrid Bergman, "Murder on the Orient Express";...
April 7, 2006 |
Hollywood screenwriters should know a good movie script when they see one, and "Casablanca" has been crowned the best screenplay ever. The members of the Writers Guild of America voted Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch's "Casablanca" into the top spot of the guild's 101 greatest screenplays.
January 8, 2010 |
We're told by the "Leap Year" production notes that writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont are "well-known as Hollywood 'script doctors.' " Yikes. Is there a doctor for the doctors in the house? Mid-January and already there's another romantic comedy that makes you weep for the genre. Honestly. After "P.S. I Love You," "27 Dresses," "Bride Wars" and "The Ugly Truth," Beatrice and Benedick from "Much Ado About Nothing" are going to step right out of the first folio edition of Shakespeare's play and go on a revenge killing spree.