July 25, 2013 |
Take the sex out of "Sex and the City" and transplant the action to Shanghai, and you'll have Guo Jinming's squeaky-clean "Tiny Times," in which four friends with a love of fur dresses and impossible heels swoon over boys. In deference to its teenybopper audience (or is it the censors?), these girls don't get naked - they barely even get kissed - but their pop star-handsome male co-stars are happy to strip off their shirts and pose like they've just wandered in from a cologne ad. Which they kinda have.
April 14, 1989
A Beverly Hills private investigator who allegedly hired two men to assault John Wayne's daughter and her companion has been arrested in Switzerland. O. Daniel Gal, 32, was arrested by Swiss police earlier this week on a provisional warrant issued by Interpol, the international police agency. Newport Beach authorities said Gal would be brought back to California within 60 days to face local charges of criminal conspiracy. Gal is the fourth and final person to be arrested in the Oct. 3 assault on Aissa Wayne and financier Roger Luby at Luby's Newport Beach estate.
February 3, 2012 |
If you're a hit man by trade, then you've already made a deal with the devil, even if those you eliminate fall into the category of human waste of the drug-dealing, kidnapping, warmongering sort. So really, it should come as no surprise that Jay and Gal, the murdering blokes in the twisted horror-thriller "Kill List," have gotten themselves into a bizarre fix, though having to seal a contract in blood should have been a tip-off. The provocative if not exactly pleasurable darkness that creeps into every corner of this latest British import from filmmaker Ben Wheatley takes its time getting to the serious evildoing that the director and his co-writer, Amy Jump, have in mind, however.
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February 3, 1986
I just read Fiedler's own account of the Davis affair. I understand that she was just being a good sport, trying to give him $100,000 to help him, the front-runner, get out of debt. What a gal. I'm sure everyone believes her. P.S. About that land in the Florida Everglades that you're selling . . . ALLAN HIMES Los Angeles
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June 11, 1989 |
A Beverly Hills private detective suspected of hiring two men to assault John Wayne's daughter was flown into the country from Switzerland and taken into custody by Newport Beach police, authorities said Saturday. Police maintain that O. Daniel Gal, 32, acted as a point man for Pomona surgeon Thomas A. Gionis in directing the Oct. 3, 1988, attack on Aissa Wayne, who was engaged in a protracted legal battle with Gionis over custody of their young daughter. Gal, arrested by police in Switzerland in April on a $1-million arrest warrant, waived extradition proceedings, officials said.
May 31, 1987
Enjoyed Alan Citron's piece today on "A Wounded Community"--Venice (The Times, May 24). For a postscript, I recall the day some years back when I was a reporter for the late L.A. Daily News and covered a gathering of nuts at Giant Rock Airport, a desert landing strip on the Mojave--the "World's First Interplanetary Spacecraft Convention" in 1954. No UFO landed, but near midnight a brilliant ball of fire exploded overhead and by morning there were 2,500 different versions of what happened . . . little green men had parachuted down and run for cover, and a lovely lady from Venus appeared in their midst.