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June 24, 1993 | Michael Wilmington
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.).
"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 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for The Times Orange County Edition.
"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.
July 30, 1998 | KATHRYN BOLD
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.
February 22, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
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.
October 4, 2007 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
SAM WATTERS owns a nice chunk of land in Venice, where he recently built a modern house. But he lives most of his mental life in homes of another era -- those built from 1885 to 1935, L.A.'s first golden age. For the last six years, Watters has scoured public and private archives, assembled photos and floor plans, unearthed sagas of love and betrayal, bigotry and greed.
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