September 1, 1997 |
When the BBC announced to viewers that the Princess of Wales had died in a car crash early Sunday, it did so to the image of the Union Jack waving at half-staff and the strains of "God Save the Queen."
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November 3, 2006 |
Kenneth Kendall, a West Hollywood portrait painter and sculptor, met James Dean only once, when the young actor dropped by Kendall's studio on Melrose Avenue. But that meeting in early 1955 would have a lasting effect on Kendall, who devoted the next half a century to preserving Dean's memory through oil paintings, sculptures and monuments. Kendall, whose best-known work is the bronze bust of Dean at the Griffith Observatory, died of complications of diabetes Sept.
September 22, 1991 |
I drove up to the Griffith Observatory the other day to give myself the illusion of being away from the city. I loitered around the grounds for a while, staring with dumb admiration at the familiar, slender white sculptures of history's pioneering astronomers gracing the front lawn.
December 14, 1990 |
"The James Dean 35th Anniversary Collection" (Warner Home Video, five laser video discs, extended play, digitally processed stereo sound): "East of Eden" (color, 118 minutes, wide-screen "letterbox" format); "Rebel Without a Cause" (color, 111 minutes, wide-screen "letterbox" format); "Giant" (color, 202 minutes) and "Forever James Dean" (color and black-and-white, 69 minutes). Also includes theatrical trailers for "East of Eden," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant," $120.
August 17, 1988 |
It's tough not to be at least a little cynical when a 16-year-old teen idol, his mother in tow, strolls into his publicist's office for an interview and proceeds to unabashedly model the black, metal-studded, $2,000 leather jacket he had just purchased to wear to the premiere of his new movie later that evening.
September 29, 1985 |
He made one memorable Broadway appearance (Gide's "The Immoralist") and three films, only one of which, "East of Eden," was very good. But 30 years after his death--a violent death, incidentally, seemingly appropriate for who he was and the way he lived--James Dean is still alive in a fathomlessly disturbing way. I'm always surprised by how many people of different ages and interests and tastes respond to him (see articles on Page 41). I was 15 when "East of Eden" came out.
February 4, 1999 |
Sure, you've seen "Rebel Without a Cause" one too many times on television. But have you seen the James Dean classic the way it was meant to be seen? As part of the Warner Bros. Classics series at the AMC 30 in Orange, you can see Dean in all his big-screen, Cinemascope glory beginning Friday.
June 25, 1996 |
Proving that yesterday's iconoclast can become today's icon, James Dean--the angst-ridden 24-year-old star of "Rebel Without a Cause"--is now featured on a U.S. postage stamp. Friends and acquaintances eulogized Dean, who died 40 years ago in an auto accident, during a ceremony Monday to unveil the stamp at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
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October 1, 2005 |
You'd figure there'd be some guys brooding and intense and all slouchy at the one cafe in this one-cafe burg in the brown hills 25 miles east of Paso Robles. After all, the Jack Ranch Cafe with its $16.95 rib eye special is just half a mile down the road from the spot where James Dean died in a momentous wreck. And Dean was one of the greatest cinematic brooders of all time, even in a career composed of just three films.
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August 16, 2012
Phyllis Thaxter Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at her home in Orlando, Fla., said her daughter, actress Skye Aubrey. She hadAlzheimer's disease. After watching her screen test, MGM executives chose Thaxter, a stage actress, to play opposite Van Johnson in the World War II drama "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944)