May 8, 2012 |
Film producer Stacey Sher and musician Kerry Brown have listed their house in the Beverly Crest area at $5.795 million. Originally designed by Wallace Neff, the 1948 house was once the home of actress Julie Andrews and director Blake Edwards and later remodeled. The 1.61-acre site includes a 7,800-square-foot main house, a 2,480-square-foot guesthouse, a separate building with a bathroom, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool and waterfalls. The living space features beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows, brick, stonework, mahogany doors and six fireplaces.
April 11, 2012 |
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards , for $2.649 million. The traditional-style single-story house features an open plan family room and living room with French doors opening to a garden. The formal dining room has a cathedral ceiling and glass walls. An artist's studio with a bathroom sits above the garage for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The walled and gated lot measures less than a quarter of an acre.
April 17, 2011 |
British film and stage star Julie Andrews, 75, will be honored at "Backstage at the Geffen," the Geffen Playhouse's annual fundraiser, on May 2 for cutting a swath on Broadway with leading roles in "Victor/Victoria," "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot. " Her career has also spanned films from "Mary Poppins" to "Shrek Forever After" and numerous children's books written with daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. She was married for 41 years to filmmaker Blake Edwards, who passed away in December. Since the Geffen is honoring your career, I thought I'd ask you about various points along the way, starting with a very early triumph, when you were 13 and performed for King George VI at the London Palladium with Danny Kaye.
December 20, 2010 |
Every one of us working in film comedy today is a descendant of Blake Edwards. Some of us more than others, to be sure, but one way or another, in ways both overt and subliminal, Edwards' films have influenced film comedy ever since. I remember watching his "Pink Panther" films as a kid and reveling in the pure, unabashed silliness of Inspector Clouseau's high jinks. As I grew into adulthood and a career in film comedy, I revisited Edwards' films and was struck not only by the enjoyable-as-ever zaniness but also with a newfound appreciation of the more nuanced elements at work.
December 17, 2010
Blake Edwards: the man who gave us a million pratfalls, has died at 88. ( Los Angeles Times ) Larry King ends his CNN show with a question. ( Los Angeles Times ) Broadway's " Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" needs some more time to perfect the web-slinging. ( Los Angeles Times ) Disney's so hot on attraction-based movies that it's now making movies based on attractions that weren't even built. ( Los Angeles Times ) Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze are looking to team up once again.
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December 17, 2010 |
Blake Edwards, a writer-director who battled depression in his personal life yet was known as a modern master of slapstick and sophisticated wit with hit films such as the "Pink Panther" comedies, "10" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died. He was 88. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia Wednesday evening at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said Gene Schwam, Edwards' longtime publicist. His wife, Julie Andrews, and members of the immediate family were at his bedside.