CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2012 |
Reg Green of La Cañada Flintridge enjoys a brisk early morning hike, and that's what he was doing in the hills behind Descanso Gardens when he came upon an imposing figure standing motionless on the trail. Green, 83, was briefly alarmed, then realized he was looking at a life-size plywood cutout of a man, and not just any man. It was Clint Eastwood in a pose from the movie "A Fistful of Dollars. " The rugged cowboy was wearing a poncho and chomping a stogie. "What a great idea this is," Green thought at the time, back in May. "This is really a way of bringing art to the people.
December 5, 2012 |
Two years before Dave Brubeck died, the Los Angeles Times published an interview with the great jazzman on the occasion of his 90th birthday. With Brubeck's death at 92, we share our visit to his home in this profile from Dec. 5, 2010. WILTON, Conn -- Most people who have never lived in Connecticut imagine that the whole state is exactly like Wilton. It's not, but driving toward the town where Dave Brubeck lives, you understand why this dream never dies, especially in late autumn when every tree seems almost mythic in its chromatic display and every pitch and roll of the rural, straight-from-the-calendar-page landscape yields views that can either fill your heart or break it gently.
October 24, 2012 |
Hollywood doesn't usually make sequels to flops, but Clint Eastwood doesn't typically follow convention. So less than two months after the actor-director's infamous “Empty Chair” speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Eastwood is back supporting Gov. Mitt Romney in a new advertisement backed by the "super PAC" American Crossroads. The new commercial, called “At Stake,” is part of a new $12.6-million ad blitz backed by conservative consultant Karl Rove's political action committee.
October 10, 2012 |
Beyonce won't be hitting the stratosphere for Clint Eastwood, as the singer announced Wednesday she was no longer available to star in his adaptation of "A Star Is Born. " "For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together," Mrs. Jay-Z said in a statement. It's been a long road for the film, which has had previous incarnations starring the likes of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.
October 5, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- If a chair hangs in a tree, does it represent murder? The debate on whether lawn chairs with the president's name on them and hanging from trees are innocent references to Clint Eastwood's famous "empty chair" rant at the Republican National Convention -- or symbolic lynchings of America's first African American president -- now spans the country. A white plastic chair suspended above a yard in Camas, Wash., is the latest exhibit. Like the others before it, including in Austin, Texas, and Centreville, Va ., the chair is marked "No-Bama.
September 24, 2012 |
Something has happened to Clint Eastwood. No, not the envisaging of furniture as possessing of human thought and feeling. Not just that, anyway. Something has happened to how we see him. As a director, Eastwood hasn't been galvanizing us for a while. “Invictus,” “Hereafter,” “J. Edgar” - these are movies that haven't exactly had many of us running to theaters. But we've still wanted to watch him. Coming into this weekend, Eastwood had starred in two movies ("Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino")