October 25, 2013
A four-day festival of concerts, rare film screenings and panel discussions, "Jazz Themes from Hollywood" looks back at a golden age where jazz merged with the silver screen. Among the many offerings are a tribute to Dave Brubeck's "Dave Digs Disney," a tribute to Johnny Mandel and an evening of jazz-infused film noir led by the great Gerald Wilson, who will direct a take on Duke Ellington's "Anatomy of a Murder. " Prices vary; full schedule and ticket information available at (562) 200-5477 and http://www.lajazzinstitute.org .
October 7, 2013 |
Bryan Cranston, who recently completed his run in the AMC drama series "Breaking Bad," will be taking his current stage role as President Lyndon Johnson to New York. The actor will appear in "All the Way," by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, on Broadway later this season, but no opening date has been released. Producer Jeffrey Richards made the announcement on Sunday. (Schenkkan had broken the news earlier via social media.) Cranston has been appearing in "All the Way" at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., where the sold-out run is set to close on Saturday.
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.
February 8, 2009 |
For anyone who has ever wandered onto a movie set -- or those who are just baffled by such terms as "gabo," "hair in the gate," "four-banger" or a "Mickey Rooney," let alone more standard lingo like "grips," "gaffers" and "best boy" -- Tony Bill has come to the rescue.
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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.
June 25, 2010
The Parlour Room of Hollywood Where: 6423 Yucca St., Hollywood When: Daily 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fridays 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Price: Cocktails $10, beer $4-$6. Contact: (323) 463-0609
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
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.