May 5, 1991 |
In Blake Edwards' comedies there is pain in every pratfall. Dudley Moore, in "10," hiding amid a floral display in a church during a wedding, gets stung by a bee. Herbert Lom, Inspector Clouseau's neurotic boss in "A Shot in the Dark," stabs himself in the stomach with a letter opener. Richard Mulligan, the failed movie producer in "S.O.B.
August 22, 1993 |
It has been nearly 30 years since Peter Ustinov walked away from a role in a Blake Edwards picture and inadvertently cleared the way for one of the most successful comedy series in movie history. Ustinov had agreed to play the part of Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French inspector Edwards and co-writer Maurice Richlin had written into their diamond caper comedy "The Pink Panther." But days before production was to begin, he changed his mind.
May 4, 1988
Producer Tony Adams, 34, who has been associated with Blake Edwards in his last 14 feature films, has been named president of Blake Edwards Co., a newly formed production firm, which will have headquarters in Culver City.
August 29, 2013
John Williams, arguably cinema's most beloved composer, returns to the Hollywood Bowl to showcase some of his most famous compositions including those for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Star Wars. " Julie Andrews is on the bill as well, and she and Williams will host a tribute to director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini, who created hits "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther," "Peter Gunn" and "Victor/Victoria. " Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. Ticket prices vary.
October 22, 1991 |
Operation USA began its 12th annual fund-raiser wrapped in a fog. When the mist cleared, the charity was ahead $200,000. The evening commenced with 400 guests driving up the fog-shrouded Pacific Coast Highway to Julie Andrews' and Blake Edwards' elegant 7.5-acre estate overlooking the Pacific in Malibu. If there's such a thing as a '90s San Simeon, this is it. Andrews and Edwards have lived there for 20 years, and the grounds are a testament to good taste and great landscaping.