October 25, 2012
EVENTS Pay homage to the season at Hollywood Forever cemetery with the largest Dia de Los Muertos celebration in California. Hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume will set the mood as will live music, authentic Mexican food and plenty of regional arts and crafts. Wearing your own Day of the Dead costume is strongly encouraged. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. 12 p.m. to midnight. Sat. $10. http://www.ladayofthedead.com.
June 15, 1985 |
A man in a Spider Man costume climbed a 30-foot streetlight pole Friday and shouted at passers-by on 5th Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to a hospital for observation.
October 30, 2005 |
I grew up in small-town Iowa and got tired of everyone knowing my business. I hated that news of the argument I had with my boyfriend at high school preceded me home at the end of the day. The expanse of Los Angeles was a soothing contrast when I first ventured here years ago. Back then, this large, embracing city widened my world. I grew dizzy with the scent of freedom. One Halloween I was taken back through time, reminded of that gleeful feeling.
February 17, 2014 |
At the 1960 Academy Awards, all eyes were on Doris Day, lead actress nominee for "Pillow Talk," who glittered in a silvery sheath. The gown was actually a costume borrowed from Day's next picture, the lush Ross Hunter thriller "Midnight Lace," which would nab costume designer Irene Lentz her second Oscar nomination the following year. But after cycling through a Hollywood career - starting out as a Mack Sennett extra and rising to be head of costume at MGM following Adrian - by 1960, Lentz was only freelancing in films for stars such as Day. Lentz's clientele was much, much wider - she was dressing fashionable women across the country in Irene, her line of structured suiting and bias silk soufflé gowns that she started with the backing of tony stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus after leaving MGM in the late 1940s.
October 27, 1985 |
As Halloween approaches, many South Bay communities are planning alternatives to potentially dangerous door-to-door trick-or-treating. The city of Gardena is not only sponsoring a celebration for children but is offering incentives for them to go straight home afterward. Names of participants will be drawn, and any child who is home by 9:15 p.m. and receives a call from the parks department will win a dollar.
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June 26, 2009 |
Wearing one glove, Michael Jackson reached into the pop culture zeitgeist and influenced an entire generation, giving pieces as simple as military badges and a fedora an imprint that, for a time, was as powerful as his music. At the height of his career in the mid-1980s, he was a fresh representation of how a male pop singer could look, with his perfectly chiseled face, long curls, white T-shirt, black pegged pants, white ankle socks and black loafers.
July 11, 1985
Privately held Briar, which produces men's and women's neckwear and costume jewelry, was acquired by Hartmarx, a major Chicago-based manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's apparel. Terms were not disclosed. Briar was founded by Harold and Marilyn Athey in 1956. He becomes chairman emeritus. Stanley Franklin was promoted to president and chief operating officer from executive vice president.
November 1, 2012 |
Another year, another costume, another crop of celebrity parties. Halloween went down in Los Angeles, but who came out on top? From cheeky to scary to simply strange, celebs dressed up and partied starting Saturday and chugging through the week to Wednesday's official fright night. Here's a rundown of the best fetes: Hay Fever : JustJared.com hosted bold names on Saturday at Hollywood's Siren Studios, offering up a maze made of bales of hay and a psychic reading tent from Oranum.com.
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January 2, 1985 |
Hundreds of San Diegans flocked to Balboa Park Tuesday to watch what turned out to be the "one and only" New Year's Day Mummers Parade in the nation. "We're Number One!" crowed David Racan when the word spread that the granddaddy of them all, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, had been canceled because of rain. "We're the only Mummers Parade in the world!"
June 18, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival are teaming up Thursday evening for “The Iconic Moment” at the academy's Hollywood campus. The program is not only a celebration of the craft of movie costume design but also a toast to the academy's new Costume Designers branch, which was announced in January. For more than 60 years, the costume designers were part of the Art Directors branch. The evening culminates at Oscars Outdoors with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring the evocative costumes designed by the legendary Edith Head.