March 1, 1995 |
The most immediately apparent point made by "Movies She Wrote: Women Screenwriters in the Hollywood Studios," a UCLA Film and Television Archive series that begins Thursday, is that men haven't cornered the market on mediocrity.
June 24, 1993 |
Following are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute International Film Festival, with commentary by the film reviewing staff. All screenings , unless otherwise noted, are at Laemmle's Sunset 5, 800 Sunset Blvd. Information: (213) 466-1767. Highly Recommended: SALUTE TO FILM PRESERVATION(1:30 & 6:45 p.m.).
December 14, 1990 |
"Restorations, Rarities & Requests" continues at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater today and Saturday with three glorious Hollywood silents. The 1926 "Ben-Hur," which will be shown with its tinted Technicolor sequences and with organist Gaylord Carter performing the original score, screens today at 1 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Douglas Fairbanks' swashbuckling "The Black Pirate" (1925) will be shown at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
June 13, 1991 |
"Dinner at Eight" began on stage, and it shows. Based on George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's successful Broadway play, the George Cukor-directed 1933 movie has the static air of a theater piece. Every scene is an interior, most filled as much with talk as with fancy furniture. "Dinner at Eight" (being shown Friday at the Wilshire Auditorium in Fullerton with the Marx Brothers' "A Night at the Opera") is a film where the action is gabbed about but happens somewhere else than on screen.
February 22, 1988 |
As part of its Tuesday Portrait of the Artist series, the Nuart is presenting Marcel Boudou's superb "Andre Malraux" along with Malraux's "Espoir" (1939), a remarkable docudrama of the Spanish Civil War, which he wrote and directed. A true Renaissance man who was at once an intellectual, artist and critic and a brave freedom fighter in Spain and in the French Resistance, Malraux died at 75 in 1976.
July 30, 1998 |
Who's the ideal woman? It takes all kinds, according to those who routinely encounter Orange County women from all walks of life. Each saw the ideal woman differently. The most common characteristic cited among the group: her strength. * Dr. Tandra Cadigan, a Newport Beach OB-GYN and member of the Neiman Marcus fashion board: "The ideal woman is very comfortable with who she is because there isn't just one ideal. The most important thing is to be happy and content with who you are.
March 4, 2011 |
Probably the most iconic Jean Harlow moment comes at the end of the 1933 classic MGM comedy-drama "Dinner at Eight," when Kitty, Harlow's uber-sexy dumb blond wife of a self-made tycoon, is talking to Carlotta, a high-society woman played by Marie Dressler. Kitty: "I was reading a book the other day. " Carlotta (dumbstruck): "Reading a book?" Kitty: "Yes. It's all about civilization or something. A nutty kind of book. Do you know that the guy says that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?"