CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997 |
Classic-movie lovers can see their favorites this fall during Chapman University's two free film series. The next screenings for the Tuesday night Chapman Film Classics, and the Wednesday night Cecil B. DeMille series, show later this month. On Tuesday, Chapman professor and film historian Maureen Furniss will introduce the 1920 classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Director Robert Wiene introduced the unusual perspectives of German Expressionism in this story of a doctor and sleepwalking.
September 7, 2003
Regarding Home of the Week, Aug. 24: I'd like to point out that the former W.C. Fields house in Los Feliz has not only "Seen Some Lively Times" but some deadly times too. In March 1941, Cecil B. DeMille's grandson, Christopher Quinn, 2 1/2 years old, the son of actors Anthony and Katherine DeMille Quinn, slipped out of his grandparents' home and apparently toddled across DeMille Drive to the house of neighbor Fields, where he was later found drowned...
May 30, 1999
Barbara Hutton was not an actress ("Hot Property," May 16). She was the Woolworth heiress and was worth $80 million to $100 million in 1935. When she and actor Cary Grant married, the newspaper headline read "Cash and Cary Married." You were no doubt thinking of Betty Hutton, the actress who starred in many of Hollywood's big musicals. She also starred in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth." JOHN S. CLAREY South Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1995
Orange County's relationship with Hollywood began to flourish in 1910. During the next 20 years, at least 500 movies were filmed in various spots in the county. The first major work was D.W. Griffith's "Two Brothers," shot at Mission San Juan Capistrano. In 1923, Moses parted the Red Sea just south of Seal Beach for Cecil B. DeMille's silent movie version of "The Ten Commandments."
April 12, 1998 |
Cecil B. DeMille's final (1956) film is one of his most stirring and spectacular, a Victorian melodrama with the pictorial grandeur of the silent era in which DeMille was a pioneer. DeMille was never above prurient appeal, but he was one of the movies' master storytellers and entertainers, and for all the parting of the Red Sea jokes, Charlton Heston (pictured) is a truly heroic Moses (ABC Sunday at 7 p.m.).
January 14, 1985
Jetta Goudal, the tall, sophisticated actress cast as an exotic siren in more than a dozen silent and sound films, died today in Los Angeles. She was 86. She had a stage career in her native France and on Broadway before coming to films in 1923 in "The Bright Shawl." Most of her films were for Cecil B. DeMille and she often appeared at DeMille retrospectives. Her last picture was "Business and Pleasure" with Will Rogers in 1932.
November 9, 1991
Well, if no one else has the guts to admit it, I loved Irwin Allen. I grew up watching "The Time Tunnel," "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and that great-spirited show, "Lost in Space." I was truly saddened to hear of his departing. Allen's early 1970s disaster epics, "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno" brought back the spectacle and craftsmanship not seen in Hollywood for numerous years. Irwin Allen, like Cecil B. DeMille before him, was not known for subtlety but was pure showman and I, for one, loved it when he put on a show.