January 15, 1989
Carol Ohmart's character in "House on Haunted Hill" was a perfect realization of every man's nightmare--feminine evil, and the worst kind at that; charming, seductive and powerful. While I find the events of Ohmart's private and professional life to be tragic, I tip my hat to her for making it through with both her body and spirit intact. Carol Ohmart can come haunt my house anytime. MICHAEL KELLEY Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1992 |
Mass murder--pro and con. It just isn't a question that allows for debate: Anything short of immediate emergency action to save the victims of "ethnic cleansing" is a shortsighted and complacent vote for suicide. Western civilization has already ended--it ended at the gates of Auschwitz. In order to not go mad, we all, myself included, live as if this wasn't so. After World War II, we returned to business-as-usual, not acknowledging our moral bankruptcy nor creating a firm base for a more sane future.
May 5, 1994 |
If you want flashy pyrotechnics and gore, proceed straight to "The Amityville Horror" movies. But if you yearn for a classy ghost film with some old-fashioned storytelling magic, turn to "The Uninvited." Unlike so many modern-day haunted-house films, this 1944 entry endures primarily because of its keen sense of subtlety, mystery and suspense. It doesn't even matter that the ghosts in "The Uninvited" are rarely seen. The film is so deftly crafted that their implied presence is enough to draw the viewer into this work's spooky milieu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1990
During your next visit to Disneyland, if you notice a sad, troubled-looking spirit mournfully walking the grounds, be aware it is not an Animatronic figure from the Haunted Mansion run amok. No, it's just the ghost of Walt Disney bemoaning yet another increase in the price of tickets at the Magic Kingdom. Now that it costs $27.50 each for my wife and I and $22.50 for each of my children, I'll be thinking about taking a loan the next time we plan to visit the park. I'll be honest with everybody: I can't figure out this latest move by Disney management.
February 28, 2012 |
I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times over the last two decades and have been writing the Funland theme park blog for about four years now. As a result, people are always asking me how to do everything at Disneyland in a single day. The short answer is you probably can't. It can be a struggle for even hard-core fans with military assault-like strategies. The longer answer is there's lots of ways to maximize your time in the park and get on the most rides possible. PHOTOS: How to do Disneyland in a day So in honor of Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day celebration , here are my seven tips for tackling Disneyland in a day: Tip 1: If you're trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland , I always recommend arriving just before the park opens in the morning, staying until the park closes at night and taking a long break in the heat of the afternoon at your hotel pool or cocktail bar. It may sound like a long day, but you'll get more done in the first two hours and the last two hours of your day than if you spent 15 hours straight at the park.
July 25, 2004 |
A small wooden cabinet went up for auction on EBay. Inside were two locks of hair, one granite slab, one dried rosebud, one goblet, two wheat pennies, one candlestick and, allegedly, one "dibbuk," a kind of spirit popular in Yiddish folklore. The seller, a Missouri college student named Iosif Nietzke, described the container as a "haunted Jewish wine cabinet box" that had plagued several owners with rotten luck and a spate of bizarre paranormal stunts.
February 9, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - You might be hard-pressed to find the word "Mexico" in some of the advertising for tourist resorts in Mexico. Brands like "Riviera Maya" often eclipse the name of the country where those lush beaches are located. As deadly violence that has haunted Mexico for years threatens tourist zones, government officials and trade executives are scrambling for ways to minimize damage to an industry that is a top income-earner and employer. The rapes last week of six Spanish women vacationing in Acapulco have heightened fear and called into question the government's ability to control crime and attract foreign visitors.
November 22, 1987 |
I can't wait until I'm 45 and get all those great parts. --Elizabeth Hartman, in a 1971 interview. The first reports of 43-year-old Elizabeth Hartman's June 10 suicide here were sketchy. Homicide detectives weren't sure just who the slight woman was who had thrown herself from the fifth-story window of her efficiency apartment. A handful of neighbors volunteered what they knew. She was an unemployed actress, they thought, who had starred long ago in some movie with Sidney Poitier.
May 16, 2012 |
A historic — and some say haunted — Los Angeles hospital that has been closed for two decades is set to be converted into apartments for low-income seniors in a $40-million makeover. Linda Vista Community Hospital is an imposing relic from the days when railroads took care of their sick and injured employees in company facilities. Originally known as Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital, it was built for employees of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in Boyle Heights, a blue-collar neighborhood east of the city's rail yards and home to many railroad workers.