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April 1, 2011
'Camelot' Where: Starz When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
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February 18, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A leather bomber jacket worn by President John F. Kennedy fetched well more than 10 times the asking price at auction, an indication of the fascination the nation still has for the president who ushered in the upbeat era of Camelot after the political doldrums of the 1950s. The jacket, complete with a patch of the presidential seal, was worn by the president and others on Air Force One. It flew out the door Sunday at a price of $570,000 plus the buyer's premium, officials at John McInnis Auctioneers told reporters.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Considering Chris Albrecht is a former HBO head, his first call at Starz, the new sword 'n' sorcery drama "Camelot," should have been bulletproof. It's produced by Oscar-winning Graham King ("The Departed," "The Aviator"), created and written by Michael Hirst ("The Tudors") and Chris Chibnall ("Torchwood," "Dr. Who") and stars Joseph Fiennes ("Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love") as Merlin and smoky-eyed former Bond girl Eva Green as his archnemesis Morgan. Instead, this sexed-up, semi-humanized retelling of the Arthurian legend is possibly the worst reworking of a British legend since Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2011
SERIES The Singing Bee: This new episode features the music of Brad Paisley, Martina McBride and Sugarland (8 p.m. CMT). Whale Wars: Capt. Paul Watson realizes that the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will soon be intercepted by the harpoon ships they're tailing, and he orders the scout vessel to meet them at the rendezvous, where the captains discuss strategy in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet). Dual Survival: Dave and Cody survive in the scorched desert of Baja, Mexico, in this new episode (9 p.m. Discovery)
IMAGE
August 30, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
If it weren't for the familiar rows of Chiclets-sized teeth, the trio in the 1962 photo that appeared on scores of front pages last week, with their slim-cut suits and skinny ties, could have been mistaken for the ad men of "Mad Men's" Sterling Cooper agency. The senator from Massachusetts, whose life would forever be framed by the brothers who predeceased him, looks directly at the camera, as sharp and focused as Don Draper on the Kodak account. His suit, several shades darker than his brothers', is set off by a crisp, white triangle of a pocket square.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2010
Playhouse goes dark The final curtain has come down at the Pasadena Playhouse -- for now. Sunday marked not only the last performance of "Camelot," the theater's current show, but also the closing of the historic theater as its leaders search for a way out of its money woes. It was announced in late January that the theater would halt productions on its main stage because of financial difficulties. The 90-year-old landmark is strapped for cash and faces more than $500,000 in immediate bills, as well as payments on more than $1.5 million in bank loans and other debts.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smart casting--from stars David Birney and Dale Kristien on down the line--redeems the Theater League's sometimes pedestrian rendition of "Camelot," at Probst Center in Thousand Oaks this week and the Alex Theatre in Glendale next week. Especially at the beginning, Don and Bonnie Ward's staging is weighed down by the clunky, uncredited set (originally from the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia).
WORLD
March 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
He won't be allowed to call himself Sir Ted, but U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the honor during an address in Washington. Kennedy did not attend. Brown said Kennedy had helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, expand healthcare for Americans and improve access to education for children around the world.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1986 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr. and TED ROHRLICH, Times Staff Writers
Two Los Angeles-based theatrical producers, best known for their Broadway revivals of the musicals "Camelot" and "My Fair Lady," have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the way that they handled investors' funds for the two shows. After a more than two-year investigation of producers Mike Merrick and Don Gregory, a spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney's office announced Wednesday that "there is insufficient evidence to prove that a crime occurred." It was on Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2009 | Juliette Funes
King Arthur, "Smallville"-style? That's one way to frame the British import "Merlin," the series airing Sunday nights on NBC that takes the once and future king from Camelot and presents him as a still-learning prince, just as "Smallville" has, for nine seasons, given viewers a young Clark Kent still being forged into the Man of Steel. "What happens if we look at Arthur and Merlin before they become the men that they become?" is how the premise is summed up by Anthony Head, who stars as King Uther Pendragon, the father of Arthur.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2011
'Camelot' Where: Starz When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Considering Chris Albrecht is a former HBO head, his first call at Starz, the new sword 'n' sorcery drama "Camelot," should have been bulletproof. It's produced by Oscar-winning Graham King ("The Departed," "The Aviator"), created and written by Michael Hirst ("The Tudors") and Chris Chibnall ("Torchwood," "Dr. Who") and stars Joseph Fiennes ("Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love") as Merlin and smoky-eyed former Bond girl Eva Green as his archnemesis Morgan. Instead, this sexed-up, semi-humanized retelling of the Arthurian legend is possibly the worst reworking of a British legend since Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2010
Playhouse goes dark The final curtain has come down at the Pasadena Playhouse -- for now. Sunday marked not only the last performance of "Camelot," the theater's current show, but also the closing of the historic theater as its leaders search for a way out of its money woes. It was announced in late January that the theater would halt productions on its main stage because of financial difficulties. The 90-year-old landmark is strapped for cash and faces more than $500,000 in immediate bills, as well as payments on more than $1.5 million in bank loans and other debts.
IMAGE
August 30, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
If it weren't for the familiar rows of Chiclets-sized teeth, the trio in the 1962 photo that appeared on scores of front pages last week, with their slim-cut suits and skinny ties, could have been mistaken for the ad men of "Mad Men's" Sterling Cooper agency. The senator from Massachusetts, whose life would forever be framed by the brothers who predeceased him, looks directly at the camera, as sharp and focused as Don Draper on the Kodak account. His suit, several shades darker than his brothers', is set off by a crisp, white triangle of a pocket square.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2009 | Juliette Funes
King Arthur, "Smallville"-style? That's one way to frame the British import "Merlin," the series airing Sunday nights on NBC that takes the once and future king from Camelot and presents him as a still-learning prince, just as "Smallville" has, for nine seasons, given viewers a young Clark Kent still being forged into the Man of Steel. "What happens if we look at Arthur and Merlin before they become the men that they become?" is how the premise is summed up by Anthony Head, who stars as King Uther Pendragon, the father of Arthur.
WORLD
March 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
He won't be allowed to call himself Sir Ted, but U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the honor during an address in Washington. Kennedy did not attend. Brown said Kennedy had helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, expand healthcare for Americans and improve access to education for children around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2011
SERIES The Singing Bee: This new episode features the music of Brad Paisley, Martina McBride and Sugarland (8 p.m. CMT). Whale Wars: Capt. Paul Watson realizes that the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will soon be intercepted by the harpoon ships they're tailing, and he orders the scout vessel to meet them at the rendezvous, where the captains discuss strategy in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet). Dual Survival: Dave and Cody survive in the scorched desert of Baja, Mexico, in this new episode (9 p.m. Discovery)
NATIONAL
February 18, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A leather bomber jacket worn by President John F. Kennedy fetched well more than 10 times the asking price at auction, an indication of the fascination the nation still has for the president who ushered in the upbeat era of Camelot after the political doldrums of the 1950s. The jacket, complete with a patch of the presidential seal, was worn by the president and others on Air Force One. It flew out the door Sunday at a price of $570,000 plus the buyer's premium, officials at John McInnis Auctioneers told reporters.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2008 | Geraldine Baum and Mark Z. Barabak
Could this be an episode of "Family Feud," New York style? The contestants: Clintons, Kennedys and Cuomos, America's most famous Democratic dynasties. The prize they're sniffing around: a U.S. Senate seat, soon to be vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton. This week, Caroline Kennedy made it clear that she, like Andrew Cuomo, wants Clinton's spot after the senator ascends to secretary of State.
BOOKS
April 20, 2008 | Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten is the author of "The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, Capote and the New Journalism Revolution."
In the months before he fell into his final, fatal illness in the fall of 2006, William Styron compiled a number of essays, lectures and occasional pieces that he had written over the previous 20 years of his life. "Havanas in Camelot" is the result of that foraging process, and while it's a minor-key achievement in this great novelist's career, it is nonetheless a modest delight.
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