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August 10, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Laurence Olivier was among the world's most accomplished actors, but he wasn't a big enough star. That was the consensus of Paramount honchos in 1965, when director John Frankenheimer was planning his eighth feature, the science fiction thriller "Seconds," and wanted the esteemed Brit in the lead role. What might at first have seemed like executive-suite folly led to an inspired instance of counterintuitive casting: Rock Hudson, Hollywood's reigning romantic-comedy dreamboat, in what is unquestionably one of the darkest studio movies ever made.
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August 10, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Laurence Olivier was among the world's most accomplished actors, but he wasn't a big enough star. That was the consensus of Paramount honchos in 1965, when director John Frankenheimer was planning his eighth feature, the science fiction thriller "Seconds," and wanted the esteemed Brit in the lead role. What might at first have seemed like executive-suite folly led to an inspired instance of counterintuitive casting: Rock Hudson, Hollywood's reigning romantic-comedy dreamboat, in what is unquestionably one of the darkest studio movies ever made.
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July 8, 2001 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Throughout his 50-plus year career in Hollywood, famed cinematographer James Wong Howe was always willing to try new things--whether it be new cameras, lenses or lighting--to create magic. How far would he go? To give moviegoers a gritty, you-are-there realism to the boxing sequences in the 1947 John Garfield pugilist classic "Body and Soul," Howe donned a pair of roller skates and a hand-held camera, and entered the ring to capture the action.
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July 8, 2001 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Throughout his 50-plus year career in Hollywood, famed cinematographer James Wong Howe was always willing to try new things--whether it be new cameras, lenses or lighting--to create magic. How far would he go? To give moviegoers a gritty, you-are-there realism to the boxing sequences in the 1947 John Garfield pugilist classic "Body and Soul," Howe donned a pair of roller skates and a hand-held camera, and entered the ring to capture the action.
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February 2, 1990
Actress Beulah Quo will be given the Assn. of Asian Pacific American Artists (AAPAA) Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual awards dinner March 19. The awards, known as a Jimmie after cinematographer James Wong Howe, recognize outstanding work by Asian Pacific Americans. Besides credits in "The Sand Pebbles," "MacArthur" and "Chinatown," Quo has played a recurring role in "General Hospital" since 1985. Information: (213) 874-0786.
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January 25, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jimmie Winners: Director Akira Kurosawa has won the 1991 Assn. of Asian/Pacific American Artists Lifetime Achievement Award. Kurosawa, whose credits include "Ran" and "Dreams," will receive the honor at the group's annual media awards ceremony on March 18 in Beverly Hills. Other recipients of the Jimmie Awards, named after cinematographer James Wong Howe, include the film "Come See the Paradise" and the TV series "Twin Peaks."
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October 17, 2003
Surveyed to name the 10 most influential cinematographers in film history, members of the International Cinematographers Guild came up with 11 (thanks to a tie). Their choices: Billy Bitzer ("Birth of a Nation"), James Wong Howe ("The Rose Tattoo"), Gregg Toland ("Wuthering Heights"), Freddie Young ("Lawrence of Arabia"), Jordan Cronenweth ("Blade Runner"), Conrad L.
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June 28, 2001
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May 2, 1994 | JOHN RANDOLPH, Randolph, winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance in Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," has appeared in hundreds of plays, films and television productions. He recently completed a starring role in "Hotel Manor Inn," a film not yet released, and soon will be seen on public television in the BBC's "A Foreign Field" with Sir Alec Guinness.
I was honored and amused by your story headlined "Suture Switch--Hey, John Randolph Once Turned Into Rock Hudson," (Sunday Calendar, April 3). I am John Randolph. In the interest of your readers who were born in the '60s, and to serve as a historical record, I was featured in the motion picture "Seconds" (1965). I played the "alter-identity" of Rock Hudson, a banker who went through plastic surgery to establish a new life and career.
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January 17, 1985
Charles A. Marshall, one of the first aerial photographers to adapt his skills to motion pictures, has died in Apple Valley at age 86. Marshall was a flight instructor with the Army during World War I, turning to cinematography after that war. In 1929, when Hollywood was beginning a series of productions based on the then-current aviation craze, Marshall filmed the aerial footage of "The Flying Fleet," a silent picture that starred Ramon Novarro as one of a group of budding Navy pilots.
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September 25, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"Sweet Smell of Success," screening Saturday at 8 p.m. in the County Museum of Art's Bing Theater as part of its Burt Lancaster series, has lost none of its bite in the 28 years since it was made. The dialogue of Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman, in their script from Lehman's short story, remains among the most corrosive in American movies, and James Wong Howe's black-and-white cinematography of New York City locales looks sensational in the splendid fresh print on view.
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March 29, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG
The Assn. of Asian-Pacific American Artists handed out its fifth annual Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night, honoring film and television producers, playwrights and a veteran talent agent for working to dispel racial stereotypes. The Jimmie awards, as they are called, are named for the late Academy Award-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe.
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