May 11, 2001 |
You might want to think carefully before dialing "Room Service" at Canoga Park's West Valley Playhouse. Chiefly remembered nowadays as a problematic 1938 movie vehicle for the Marx Brothers, this onetime Broadway hit by John Murray and Allen Boretz proves a seriously dated period farce. The formulaic backstage antics revolve around an unscrupulous producer's efforts to get his latest show on the boards.
May 14, 1997 |
"Room Service," which is getting a big, stylish, knockabout revival at the Laguna Playhouse's Moulton Theater, couldn't be written today. It reflects a bygone era when Broadway played a crowning role in the national culture even as Hollywood was stealing its glory, if not yet its thunder.
May 17, 1986 |
Howard Twitty, who has helped rebuild his game by reading Ben Hogan's instructional book, shot his second straight two-under-par 68 Friday to tie David Edwards for the lead at 136 in the second round of the Colonial National Invitation golf tournament at Fort Worth. Hogan, the legendary player who once called Colonial his home course and who won the tournament five times, published a book a generation ago, listing what he called the five fundamentals of golf.
November 14, 1999 |
Forget day trading, profit sharing or building hot tech start-ups . . . job hopping is the wave of the future. This ain't your parents' workplace anymore. The generations before the big X were told and taught and expected to pick one job and stick with it for 20 or 30 years. They spent each day going to the same office and waiting to get the gold watch. It was a secure way to live and work, and it was the way that the bulk of the population played the job market.
April 12, 2008 |
James Blake's perseverance and Andy Roddick's power gave the United States a commanding lead over France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Blake fought off two match points to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series at Winston-Salem, N.C. Roddick had 30 aces on the indoor hard-court in a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) victory over Michael Llodra in the opening match.