November 5, 2000 |
In the early 1940s, an exquisite blond actress, her handsome writer-husband and their skinny daughter were living at the Garden of Allah on Sunset Boulevard. The creation of silent-screen star Alla Nazimova, the Garden--tropical fruit trees and whitewashed bungalows around a pool shaped like the Black Sea--was like a movie set of a Moroccan village. One half-expected Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to come strolling along arm in arm--which, in fact, they often did.
December 6, 2007
Scriptland: The Scriptland column in Wednesday's Calendar section identified the Writers Guild strike captain at Paramount's Bronson gate as Mike Eddy. His name is Matt Eddy. The article also said that a YouTube video featuring screenwriter Irving Brecher was directed by Nell Scovell. Scovell co-wrote and produced the video; it was directed by Rodman Flender.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990
History will enshrine President Bush for his masterful military victory in capturing Manuel Noriega. It was achieved with less than 30 deaths of young American soldiers, out of more than 20,000 troops. The commander in chief's next move? He'll probably send a squadron of B-2s to bomb Pasadena--there are 3 Medflies out there. IRVING BRECHER Los Angeles
February 20, 1988
Martin Bernheimer's review of the recent American Youth Symphony fund-raising concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion entitles your hip-critical music maven to the Pulitzer for Nit-Picking ("Mehli Mehta & Friends Offer Benefit Gala," Feb. 16). The purist of the Philharmania, with his fine-tuned ear for sour notes, reported of this nonprofit fundraiser that "the ad program was fat and amateurish." It if were thinner, with less paid ads, would he have contributed the difference in receipts, so that Mehli Mehta's deserving young musicians can continue their free training?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
In The Times I read that Bush "wore a broad smile" as he saw the horrible pollution in Boston's harbor (Part I, Sept. 2). Easy to understand Bush's glee at the garbage. As a Reagan flunky he felt right at home, having been, for eight years, a key part of an Administration rotting with sleazy practitioners and self-proclaimed patriots--John Poindexter, Ollie North. "I didn't know about that," Bush would have us believe. Possibly true. He was busy at the time pledging allegiance to the flag.
June 11, 2009 |
Many of today's biggest film directors, Steven Spielberg among them, began by making Super 8 movies as kids. On Saturday, the work of budding Spielbergs will unspool at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. "Tripleplay: A Showcase of Short Films From the Students of Cleveland, Hollywood and Kennedy High Schools, 2009," featuring narrative shorts from some of the L.A.