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...
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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.).
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
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December 1, 2011 |
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of cancer Friday in Gladwyne, Pa., according to her daughter, Maria Tinney Dagit. Brought up in Bel-Air as Young's adopted daughter, Lewis was an adult when she learned that the glamorous leading lady and Gable, the dashing star of " Gone With the Wind," had conceived her during a brief affair in the 1930s.
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.
June 30, 1991
The interesting article on the reopening of the El Capitan Theatre (Times, June 16) contains an error. While the Los Angeles premiere of "Citizen Kane" was indeed held at this theater on May 8, 1941, the theater at that time was still operating under its original name. The name was not changed until the following year. It reopened as the Paramount Hollywood on March 18, 1942, with the world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "Reap the Wild Wind." JIMMIE HICKS Hollywood