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December 30, 2005 |
When you grow up the way Regina Louise grew up -- abandoned by her parents, physically abused by caretakers, shuttled from foster home to foster home -- you learn to doubt your memories. Even the good ones, especially the good ones, come with a disclaimer: Maybe they never happened. Louise remembered that a woman once wanted to adopt her.
October 5, 1997
Regarding "Devil in a Blue Dress" (Letters, Sept. 21): As capable as Carl Franklin is as a director, his film stumbled badly because it was saddled with a subpar script pure and simple. This is why the film never had a chance and failed at the box office. The failure of "Devil in a Blue Dress" had far more to do with its artistic shortcomings than it did with a failed studio marketing effort. SAM WATTERS Los Angeles
August 22, 2013 |
Toni Braxton's wardrobe malfunction surely had some fans over the moon. The 45-year-old songstress inadvertently exposed her backside to an entire arena of concert-goers while she was performing last week in New Brunswick, N.J. As she was dancing, the singer turned around to fix her slinky, sparkly blue dress without realizing that she had mooned the entire crowd, according to the NSFW video footage obtained by TMZ, which is also readily...
September 21, 1997
Re James Ellroy's concern that "noir" pieces like "Mulholland Falls" and "Devil in a Blue Dress" were the commercial failures that might doom "L.A. Confidential" ("L.A. Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare," by John Milward, Sept. 7). "Mulholland Falls" failed from lack of creative marketing, plain and simple. But the failure of "Devil in a Blue Dress" stemmed from two issues, both unrelated to "L.A. Confidential." First, it was an African American-themed film the studio did not know how to market.
June 12, 1994
I agree almost entirely with Walter Mosley's article "A Closed Book" (May 29). The publishing industry may talk a good multicultural game, but it still doesn't hire people of color. It's not what was written that is amazing as much as having it printed. Being in the movie industry for some 20 years and more, those same principles Mr. Mosley pointed out in the publishing business, applies to the motion picture and TV industry as well. The question for Mr. Mosley: What is the ethnic makeup of crew members above and below the line in decision making positions on the set of the film being made from his novel, "Devil in a Blue Dress?"
February 21, 1999 |
Quite frankly, I was a bit let down by the basic black and pearls that Monica S. Lewinsky wore at her deposition. It was politically correct--but boring. Everybody knows Lewinsky was the real star of the Starr report, and stars should shine. High fashion is more interesting than high crimes, anyway. It's too bad Linda R. Tripp isn't still advising Lewinsky on what to wear. But then again, Tripp's advice didn't really turn out so well. Monica definitely needs help.