July 26, 1993 |
While 1992 was dubbed the "Year of Women" in politics, critics of the entertainment industry have given 1993 a less-flattering label: the "Year of Women as Door Prizes." Images of women as items to be controlled and manipulated continue to pervade movies and television, according to a panel of producers and directors who gathered Saturday in West Hollywood.
February 1, 1998 |
In a sparse rehearsal hall of the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, a "voice" is messing with Debbie Allen's head. Allen looks mildly perturbed as actress Seraiah Carol gingerly maneuvers Allen's head during a scene in "Harriet's Return," in which Allen portrays the legendary freedom fighter and "underground railroad" conductor Harriet Tubman. Carol is one of four background performers embodying the various "voices" within Tubman. "Honey, don't be afraid to grab my head. Just grab it!"
June 9, 1989
Leslie Caron will be honored for her contributions to the entertainment industry by Women in Film International on Saturday at USC's Norris Theater, 3 to 6 p.m. The event will include a retrospective look at Caron's career as a dancer, singer, actress and writer. Information: (213) 656-5203.
April 27, 1989 |
If you're as appalled as we are by platform shoes, flower-print jeans and safari wear, you may appreciate the following update on the out-of-date. The verdict for women: That baggy, slouched-over-the-hip look is OUT for casual tops. "An ill-fitting look is out-of-date," declares Gary Ross, co-owner of Raffles on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. "Clothes fit closer to the body now." Also headed for the trash heap: women's casual clothes with any kind of beading or metallics or suede gewgaws hanging off the shoulders.
February 13, 2009 |
Only Hollywood could make a cause of celebrating causes during the season of its self-congratulations -- or as the industry likes to call it, the run-up to the Oscars. This year's award season, with all its spinoff charity events, has been particularly intense. (Blame it on the euphoria over Barack Obama's inauguration.
December 14, 1989 |
It happened 43 years ago, but Nicholas Royce is not about to forget the day he was inducted into the Army at Ft. Mead outside Baltimore. That was the day he learned about the tri-faith syndrome. "Are you Catholic, Protestant or Jewish?" the induction officer asked him. "None of them," Royce responded. "I told him I was Greek Orthodox," he recalled, "but the officer kept insisting that I had to fit into one of the three categories because that was all they recognized.
April 29, 2007 |
New mom 1. Amanda Peet, left, abandoned her husband of seven months, screenwriter David Benioff ("Troy"), for another man. Well, at least for a couple of hours on April 18, when she made her post-pregnancy debut at the opening of Oscar de la Renta's sleek new boutique on Melrose Place. But surely her hubby understood. After all, De la Renta was the man behind the most important dress in his wife's life.
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January 10, 2004 |
Christopher Davis and Jill McGrath were looking to start a business in which she could stay at home with their two daughters and they could have a more traditional family life. What they came up with was South Bay Models. They called it a dating referral service. Redondo Beach police, however, called it something else. They accused the couple of running a call-girl ring from their yellow-and-white house near the beach.