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December 26, 2011
Gary Cooper was often cast as cowboys, such as in 1940's "The Westerner" and in his Oscar-winning turn in 1952's High Noon," or as stoic, earnest protagonists, such as a World War I hero in 1941's "Sergeant York. " But in real life, he was an erudite sophisticate who had an innate sense of style. The new book "Gary Cooper: Enduring Style" features stunning photographs of Cooper from the mid-1920s through 1960 in everything from fashionable suits to only a zebra-skinned throw. The book includes a foreword by Ralph Lauren, who describes Coop as having an "ideal American look.
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December 23, 2013 | By Susan King
Howard Hawks never met a movie genre he couldn't adapt to splendidly. In a career that spanned the silent era to 1970, Hawks directed gangster melodrama (1932's "Scarface") screwball comedies (1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), westerns (1948's "Red River"), film noirs (1946's "The Big Sleep"), musicals (1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") and adventures (1939's "Only Angels Have Wings"). This weekend, two of his best comedies, 1940's "His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell and 1941's "Ball of Fire" with Gary Cooper and an Oscar-nominated Barbara Stanwyck, screen at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre.
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November 3, 1989 | BETTY GOODWIN
Gary Cooper became "Coop" again on Wednesday night. A documentary that his beautiful daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, was determined to see made premiered before a black-tie, part-industry, part-social crowd at UCLA's Royce Hall as a fund-raiser for the university's Center for the Performing Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Robert Abele
For a documentary extolling the friendship between two icons of minimalist persuasion - soft-spoken movie star Gary Cooper and stripped-bare wordsmith Ernest Hemingway - John Mulholland's "Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen" sure does talk a lot. Not to mention repeat itself and traffic in sentimentality. Exhaustive at more than two hours, with rapid-fire narration from Sam Waterston over a cascade of animated graphics, text, photos, archival footage and interviews (with those still alive and long dead)
SPORTS
July 3, 1985 | TONY COOPER
For Gary Cooper, it's a homecoming. The 1968 graduate of Mount Miguel High School has been named head football coach at his alma mater. Cooper replaces nine-year-coach Brian Smith, who resigned to take an administrative post at Granite Hills High School. Cooper has eight years of Grossmont League coaching experience, four years as an assistant at Valhalla from 1975 to 1978 and four years as head coach at Monte Vista from 1979 until 1982.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1989 | SHEILA BENSON
Gary Cooper, the blue-eyed cowboy from Helena, Mont., was without question the most beautiful of all the great American actors, the most genuinely modest and one of the most unselfconsciously graceful. Like Henry Fonda, he became the perfect image on whom we could project our feelings of what a right-thinking American should be: a man of few but telling words, of unquestioned integrity and deep-rooted values.
BOOKS
December 19, 1999 | DIANE LESLIE, Diane Leslie is the author of "Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime."
"Gary Cooper Off Camera" is an inviting photo album-scrapbook-reminiscence that contains irresistible black-and-white photographs of the actor on almost every page. They establish Cooper's apparent love for his family and his relish for the out-of-doors.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011
These acclaimed actors worked multiple times for the director. Barbara Stanwyck The Oscar-nominated legend made five films with Capra, including 1941's "Meet John Doe. " Gary Cooper The star earned his first Oscar nomination for Capra's 1936 "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. " He also starred in "Meet John Doe. " Bing Crosby "Der Bingle" teamed up with Capra for the 1950 comedy "Riding High" and the 1951 romantic farce "Here Comes the Groom. "
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Robert Abele
For a documentary extolling the friendship between two icons of minimalist persuasion - soft-spoken movie star Gary Cooper and stripped-bare wordsmith Ernest Hemingway - John Mulholland's "Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen" sure does talk a lot. Not to mention repeat itself and traffic in sentimentality. Exhaustive at more than two hours, with rapid-fire narration from Sam Waterston over a cascade of animated graphics, text, photos, archival footage and interviews (with those still alive and long dead)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2001 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Few American screen stars have amassed as expansive a gallery of memorable characters as Gary Cooper. From his doomed pilot in "Wings" to the vulnerable and sweet poet Longfellow Deeds in "Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
“Unintended Consequences” - the most dramatic episode this season of HBO's “The Newsroom” - focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally, cripple the ACN cable network. First Amendment attorney Rebecca Halliday (Marcia Gay Harden) believes a multimillion-dollar lawsuit facing ACN hinges on Maggie's fragile state of mind. That's why Rebecca's nervous. “I'm fine,” insists Maggie. But her psyche is obviously shattered, as symbolized by spiky red hair replacing her lovely blond locks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Over the decades, films about legendary baseball players have sometimes knocked it out of the park (1942's "The Pride of the Yankees" about Lou Gehrig) or struck out (1948's "The Babe Ruth Story. ") The latest baseball biopic to step up to the plate is "42," opening Friday, which chronicles Jackie Robinson's (Chadwick Boseman) breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 when he took the field as a Brooklyn Dodger. Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, 85, who has been with the Dodgers since 1950, knew Robinson and Dodgers executive Branch Rickey.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2012
A life of 'Resistance' Fred Zinnemann directed 21 features. Here's a look at three that are in the Getty Research Institute retrospective: 'High Noon' Gary Cooper's lagging career was resurrected with this 1952 western-as-political-allegory for which he won the lead actor Oscar. 'The Search' Montgomery Clift was Oscar-nominated for his performance in this harrowing 1948 drama about refugee children in Europe after the war. 'Julia' Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave play lifelong friends who become involved in the anti-fascist movement in Germany in this 1977 drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2012
"What Price Glory?" Raoul Walsh directed this 1926 service comedy based on Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stalling's play about two rival Marines (Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen) in France. "The Big Parade" King Vidor's seminal and influential 1925 drama set in France starring John Gilbert and Renée Adorée. It was the highest-grossing silent film. "Lilac Time" Silent superstar Colleen Moore plays the daughter of a French farmer who falls in love with a handsome young English aviator (Gary Cooper)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2011
Gary Cooper was often cast as cowboys, such as in 1940's "The Westerner" and in his Oscar-winning turn in 1952's High Noon," or as stoic, earnest protagonists, such as a World War I hero in 1941's "Sergeant York. " But in real life, he was an erudite sophisticate who had an innate sense of style. The new book "Gary Cooper: Enduring Style" features stunning photographs of Cooper from the mid-1920s through 1960 in everything from fashionable suits to only a zebra-skinned throw. The book includes a foreword by Ralph Lauren, who describes Coop as having an "ideal American look.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2011 | By Dima Alzayat, Los Angeles Times
An hour from the heart of Hollywood in Thousand Oaks, Greenfield Ranch has drawn dozens of film, television and commercial productions over the years. Now the bucolic ranch is playing a starring role in the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie "We Bought a Zoo. " The 450-acre property, where Roy Rogers and Gary Cooper once shot westerns, was transformed over several months into a makeshift zoo that is the centerpiece of the Cameron Crowe-directed film opening Friday. The $50-million production, adapted from a memoir of the same name by former British journalist Benjamin Mee, stars Matt Damon as a widowed father who moves his family from Los Angeles to the countryside to renovate and reopen a dilapidated zoo. The book was set at Dartmoor Zoological Park in England, but the movie takes place in the fictional Rosemoor Wildlife Park, a run-down animal sanctuary in an unnamed rural Southern California town.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1990
I have seen some sick things in my life, but director Bruce Malmuth saying that football player Brian Bosworth has "a little bit of Gary Cooper in him" makes me want to pluck my eyes out (Outtakes, March 11). The only way Boz could have any Gary Cooper in him would be if he ate a bowl of Mr. Cooper's toenails. BILL TURNER Van Nuys
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
“Unintended Consequences” - the most dramatic episode this season of HBO's “The Newsroom” - focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally, cripple the ACN cable network. First Amendment attorney Rebecca Halliday (Marcia Gay Harden) believes a multimillion-dollar lawsuit facing ACN hinges on Maggie's fragile state of mind. That's why Rebecca's nervous. “I'm fine,” insists Maggie. But her psyche is obviously shattered, as symbolized by spiky red hair replacing her lovely blond locks.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011
These acclaimed actors worked multiple times for the director. Barbara Stanwyck The Oscar-nominated legend made five films with Capra, including 1941's "Meet John Doe. " Gary Cooper The star earned his first Oscar nomination for Capra's 1936 "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. " He also starred in "Meet John Doe. " Bing Crosby "Der Bingle" teamed up with Capra for the 1950 comedy "Riding High" and the 1951 romantic farce "Here Comes the Groom. "
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2010 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles TImes
It's not every day an English actor gets the chance to play a cowboy ? just ask Andrew Lincoln. The star of AMC's new original series, "The Walking Dead," says that when he was first offered the role of Rick Grimes, a small-town sheriff who survives the zombie apocalypse and struggles to stay alive in a world decimated by the flesh-eating undead, the opportunity to saddle up and channel his inner Gary Cooper proved too tempting to resist. "I went to work, and I put on cowboy boots, a Stetson, a bag of guns, and got on a horse called Blade and rode into an apocalyptic Atlanta," Lincoln said recently during a telephone interview.
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