December 4, 2013 |
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place. Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to buy an assortment of blouses, dresses, sweaters, pants and shoes to decorate the scene. "It's like a one-stop shop," Didul said. "It's really important for us to have stores like Playclothes. Their inventory is always changing, and I know I can get things I need the next day and that they will stay open for me if I have an emergency.
August 28, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online. The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the Nautilus website. Today's headlines including the continuing dispute between the WGA and Peacock Productions and the New York Times outage. Daily Dose: As of this writing, the New York Times' website is down.
August 28, 2013 |
Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum. Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to precisely match the same set - right down to the manufacturer's keystone logo - used by the Four Seasons during a 1966 performance on the Ed Sullivan show. FOR THE RECORD: History for Hire: An article in the Aug. 28 Business section about North Hollywood prop house History for Hire included a photo caption that made a reference to the testing of Marshall amplifiers.
August 20, 2013 |
Christopher Plummer will bring his one-man show "A Word or Two" to Los Angeles for a brief engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre next year. Center Theatre Group announced on Tuesday that Plummer is scheduled to perform 16 shows from Jan. 19 to Feb. 9. "A Word or Two" ran at the Stratford Festival in Canada in 2012. The stage production tells the story of Plummer's lifelong fascination with the written and spoken word, and features the octogenarian actor reciting pieces by W.H. Auden, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and many more.
June 26, 2013 |
"One Night with Janis Joplin" was a popular hit when it ran earlier this year at the Pasadena Playhouse, with actress Mary Bridget Davies as the tragic folk-rock singer who died in 1970 at the age of 27. The musical, which premiered at Portland Center Stage in Oregon in 2011 and has since traveled to a few other cities, is now headed to Broadway, with an opening set for Oct. 10 at the Lyceum Theatre. Davies will return to the musical for its Broadway run, along with director Randy Johnson, who wrote the show.
May 10, 2013 |
A 11-year-old boy shot a 12-year-old boy in the face early Friday morning in New Jersey, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 a.m. in an apartment complex in Camden, N.J., and involved a handgun, officials said. Police found the 12-year-old bleeding profusely after being shot in the area around his nose, local media reported. The boy is expected to recover without brain damage, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor's office. The shooting appears to be accidental, though an investigation is still underway, Laughlin said.