September 4, 2009 |
Theatre West resurrects Patrick Hamilton's 1938 thriller "Gaslight" as part of its Chestnuts series, which reintroduces neglected classics to modern-day audiences. The play, which broke records on Broadway in 1941 under the title "Angel Street," starred Vincent Price as the malevolent Mr. Manningham, an autocratic husband intent upon driving his downtrodden wife to madness. The 1944 film version, starring Charles Boyer as the sociopathic spouse, garnered Ingrid Bergman a best actress Oscar.
May 15, 2008 |
One OF the best things about spending summer in the city is that you get plenty of offbeat filmgoing choices in interesting venues to go along with your tent poles. On Wednesday evenings between May 28 and July 2, the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the 22nd annual "Last Remaining Seats" series, featuring rare screenings of classic movies at landmark theaters in downtown L.A. Catch "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at the Los Angeles Theatre, "Mildred Pierce" at the Million Dollar Theatre and "Goldfinger" at the Orpheum Theatre.
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April 24, 2008 |
Joy Page, the stepdaughter of Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner who earned her place in film history playing the dark-haired young Bulgarian newlywed in "Casablanca," has died. She was 83. Page died of complications from a stroke and pneumonia Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said her son, Gregory Orr. The actress was a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School senior when she landed the role of Annina Brandel in "Casablanca," the classic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.
October 26, 2007 |
Ingmar Bergman's last wish will be fulfilled when the remains of his fifth and final wife are transferred to his grave on the Baltic Sea island of Faro. The families of Bergman and his wife, Ingrid, have agreed on the move "so that the couple can rest together," Helen Udden, a spokeswoman for the church where Ingrid's remains are buried, said Thursday.
March 3, 2007 |
OVER the years, writer Charlotte Chandler's friendships with an impressive array of figures of the American and European cinema have resulted in a series of revealing and engaging biographies on Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder and others. Her latest is "Ingrid," a personal biography of Ingrid Bergman. Chandler avoids analyzing her subjects and their careers, instead bringing them to life through their words and those of relatives, friends and colleagues gathered over many years.
July 30, 2006
RE "Gone, Not Forgotten," July 16: The words "Daddy complex, anyone?" were unnecessary, nasty, and smack of the unsophisticated provincialism that Ingrid Bergman experienced in this county years ago. It's wonderful that Isabella Rossellini is honoring the memory of her father and his work. MARYLU ROSENTHAL Riverside