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December 16, 1990 | JOHN RICE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There was once another Bagdad, along another oil-rich gulf, facing U.S. troops. It was a boom-town border port at the mouth of the Rio Grande, a city of 10,000 that thrived by exporting Confederate tobacco and cotton, evading the Union blockade of Southern ports. In 1866, after the Civil War, Mexican officials were fighting for control of the town and one faction invited 1,000 American soldiers from the other side of the river to help.
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April 13, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The winner didn't raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees. The winner didn't shout to the heavens, he wept into the shoulder of his wife. The winner didn't play precision golf or careful golf or even anything that can be remotely described as textbook golf. Run a lint brush over those green jackets, put some storm windows on Butler Cabin, the Masters has once again been won with Bubba Golf. Or, in the joyous, Southern-twanged tones of thousands who lined the 18th fairway at Augusta National early Sunday evening, Bub-baaaa!
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011
The Criterion Collection's Eclipse series pays tribute to the Indian-born actor Sabu. At 13, he was discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty ("Nanook of the North"), who cast him in a role of an elephant driver in the popular 1937 film "Elephant Boy. " Sabu is best known for his role as Abu in Alexander and Zoltan Korda's 1940 film "The Thief of Bagdad. " Sabu became a U.S. citizen in 1944 and served in the armed services during World War II. His postwar career suffered. He died of a heart attack in 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011
The Criterion Collection's Eclipse series pays tribute to the Indian-born actor Sabu. At 13, he was discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty ("Nanook of the North"), who cast him in a role of an elephant driver in the popular 1937 film "Elephant Boy. " Sabu is best known for his role as Abu in Alexander and Zoltan Korda's 1940 film "The Thief of Bagdad. " Sabu became a U.S. citizen in 1944 and served in the armed services during World War II. His postwar career suffered. He died of a heart attack in 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1985 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music/Dance Critic
The names heralded in humongous letters on billboards further up the Strip belong to Johnny Mathis, Debbie Reynolds and Engelbert Humperdinck. But the conspicuous attraction on the supersign outside the Aladdin Casino is none other than Mikhail Baryshnikov. There his likeness flies in the glitzy sky, frozen in a grand jete amid the neon splendors of quaint neo-penal Bagdad architecture. It isn't a mirage.
NEWS
August 7, 1985 | Jack Smith
Herb Caen, who used to spend his hours in Bagdad by the Bay spinning lovely prose poems about its beauty, has of late become its scourge and its conscience. A reader, Virginia Vignol, who has just returned from up north, sends me a recent Herb Caen column, from the San Francisco Chronicle, in which he deplores his city's dirty streets. "Our sidewalks are filthy. They need a good hosing down, a scrubbing. There aren't half enough trash receptacles, and those we have are not emptied often enough.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Iraq invaded Kuwait, curious motorists passing through the Mojave Desert have stopped to ask the way to Bagdad, the California ghost town named in the 1800s for the Middle Eastern capital. "Every day they come into our gas station or restaurant and ask, 'Where's Bagdad? We can't find it,' " said Buster Burris, 81, owner of the town of Amboy, population 27, eight miles east of where maps indicate Bagdad is located. Burris tells them Bagdad is but a memory these days.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN
Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton will star in a comedy series based on the 1988 film "Bagdad Cafe," CBS said Friday. The adaptation, "Bagdad Gas and Oil," is one of four shows that the network said it has ordered as mid-season replacements for the coming season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
When Wim Wenders spotted fellow German film director Percy Adlon across the room at Musso and Frank's, Wenders rushed over to his colleague, enveloping him with a hearty embrace. Obviously delighted by the chance meeting, the twosome regaled each other--in German--with tales of their latest Hollywood adventures.
NEWS
April 2, 1990
Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see moving from the stage and screen to a situation comedy as a step down. "As a girl from the projects, I'm not at all disappointed in the way things are going. This is what I've always dreamed about. And I'm still here, which is the phenomenal thing," the comedian says in the April 9 issue of People magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2009 | Susan King
Eight decades ago, audiences around the world flocked to see the remarkable stunts, supreme athleticism, swarthy good looks and boundless charm of Douglas Fairbanks in a series of lavish swashbuckling adventures including "The Mark of Zorro," "Robin Hood," "The Three Musketeers" and "The Gaucho." Two of his best films, 1924's "The Thief of Bagdad" and 1929's "The Iron Mask," are screening today and Monday, respectively, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation," unquestionably among the most controversial -- and successful -- films of the 20th century, leads the list of vintage oldies making their DVD debuts.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for the Times Orange County Edition.
Percy Adlon loves sending his favorite muse, the ample Marianne Sagebrecht, on personal journeys into quirk-dom. The cheeky German filmmaker pushed her through the Berlin subway on a quest for love in "Sugarbaby" (1985), and he dropped her in the Mojave Desert for a soul search in "Bagdad Cafe" (1988).
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July 29, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone who enthuses about the sumptuous Alexander Korda "The Thief of Baghdad" (1940) might consider comparing it to the 1924 silent American version, "Thief of Bagdad," which screens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Silent Movie, 611 No. Fairfax. Starring athletic Douglas Fairbanks Sr. at his most engaging and directed by Raoul Walsh with his characteristic verve, it is blithe and swift where the Korda's British version is stilted and talky. With Anna May Wong and Julanne Johnston.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Iraq invaded Kuwait, curious motorists passing through the Mojave Desert have stopped to ask the way to Bagdad, the California ghost town named in the 1800s for the Middle Eastern capital. "Every day they come into our gas station or restaurant and ask, 'Where's Bagdad? We can't find it,' " said Buster Burris, 81, owner of the town of Amboy, population 27, eight miles east of where maps indicate Bagdad is located. Burris tells them Bagdad is but a memory these days.
NEWS
December 16, 1990 | JOHN RICE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There was once another Bagdad, along another oil-rich gulf, facing U.S. troops. It was a boom-town border port at the mouth of the Rio Grande, a city of 10,000 that thrived by exporting Confederate tobacco and cotton, evading the Union blockade of Southern ports. In 1866, after the Civil War, Mexican officials were fighting for control of the town and one faction invited 1,000 American soldiers from the other side of the river to help.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for the Times Orange County Edition.
Percy Adlon loves sending his favorite muse, the ample Marianne Sagebrecht, on personal journeys into quirk-dom. The cheeky German filmmaker pushed her through the Berlin subway on a quest for love in "Sugarbaby" (1985), and he dropped her in the Mojave Desert for a soul search in "Bagdad Cafe" (1988).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone who enthuses about the sumptuous Alexander Korda "The Thief of Baghdad" (1940) might consider comparing it to the 1924 silent American version, "Thief of Bagdad," which screens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Silent Movie, 611 No. Fairfax. Starring athletic Douglas Fairbanks Sr. at his most engaging and directed by Raoul Walsh with his characteristic verve, it is blithe and swift where the Korda's British version is stilted and talky. With Anna May Wong and Julanne Johnston.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dawn was sneaking over a distant ridge, and 50 miles due south of Bagdad, Maj. Brian Robertson of the U.S. Marine Corps was crouching like a quarterback in a huddle, diagraming a play in the dust. "What we've got up here is an enemy company dug in," Robertson said. "A Soviet-style strong-point"--three trench lines protected by a forward machine gun emplacement.
NEWS
April 2, 1990
Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see moving from the stage and screen to a situation comedy as a step down. "As a girl from the projects, I'm not at all disappointed in the way things are going. This is what I've always dreamed about. And I'm still here, which is the phenomenal thing," the comedian says in the April 9 issue of People magazine.
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