July 26, 2012 |
Jess Walter's critically acclaimed new book "Beautiful Ruins" contains many of the characters and attitudes of the classic Hollywood novel - doomed heroes and heroines lurching from troubled pasts toward impossible dreams. The bestseller, generating waves of buzz this summer, mixes key ingredients of a recipe used by such authors as Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Beautiful Ruins" features a dying American actress visiting a remote Italian isle and entrancing a local man who can barely speak English.
May 13, 2013 |
Since the publication in 1920 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, "This Side of Paradise," his life and career have been scrutinized, studied and dissected in countless critical essays, articles and biographies. Hollywood too has been endlessly fascinated with his novels and short stories. In fact, there have been four feature adaptations alone of his 1925 Jazz Age novel, "The Great Gatsby," the latest being Baz Luhrmann's opulent 3D version that opened to big ticket sales Friday.
June 25, 2010
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March 14, 2014 |
In Hollywood, a 1920s hotel-turned-apartment-building called the Whitley House has been sold for nearly $15 million. The six-story building at 1963 N. Cahuenga Blvd. has 100 apartments, most of which are considered "micro-units" because they are about 250 square feet in size. The Whitley House was sold by Vista Investment Group, which acquired it in a lender-facilitated sale in 2010. The property had been in the early stages of a major renovation that stalled during the recent economic downturn and was in a general state of disrepair, the seller said . The building's location in the midst of Hollywood and its original design as a hotel made it a candidate to be turned into a micro-unit property, according to Vista President Jonathan Barach.
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October 14, 2013 |
Two men who were shot outside the Bossa Nova restaurant in Hollywood on Sunday were expected to survive, police said. The men, who were not identified, were wounded when gunfire rang out at about 4:20 a.m. in front of the restaurant in the 7100 block of West Sunset Boulevard , according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses told KTLA-TV the trouble started when a fight broke out and someone pulled out a gun. The two men who suffered gunshot wounds were taken to area hospitals.
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February 27, 2014 |
Archie Tucker photographed a group of sightseeing monks as they stopped for a few photos of their own in front of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. He took this photo in July 2013 using a Nikon D7000. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
March 14, 2011
This TV and movie star, who turns 56 on Saturday, was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Who is he? Bruce Willis
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December 25, 2013 |
On one of the busiest film nights of the year, hundreds of people at a Los Angeles movie theater complex were evacuated after fire alarms interrupted their Christmas movie viewings. The alarms went off at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard about 5:30 p.m., an employee said. By 6:20, guests were being allowed back into the theaters. “Looks like it was a false alarm,” said employee Eric Corbin. “We're still accepting purchases, and more than likely we'll be up and running in the next half hour.” Christmas Day is one of the busiest of the year for the ArcLight, where 14 theaters can seat several thousand movie-goers.
April 24, 2009 |
There was a time when Hollywood thought of Africa as a kind of exotic backlot, but these days it's the venue for many of the causes about which activist members of the industry feel most deeply. Over the next two weeks, in fact, the continent is getting top billing on the town's social to-do list.
May 30, 2013 |
The historic former Hollywood home of Eastman Kodak Co. has been purchased by developers who plan to turn it into one of the city's increasingly popular office sites for creative businesses. The two-building complex on Santa Monica Boulevard at Las Palmas Avenue dates to the early days of the movie industry. In the late 1920s, Eastman Kodak scientists working there helped develop the company's first film designed for sound motion pictures. Lincoln Property Co., one of Southern California's largest commercial landlords, bought the 100,000-square-foot complex for $24.5 million from Thompson National Properties of Irvine.