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July 29, 1987 | United Press International
Oscar-winning director John Huston, 80, was hospitalized with emphysema Tuesday as he was about to begin filming his part in a new movie on location in the resort town of Newport, R.I., officials said. "His condition is grave," a spokesman said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By M.G. Lord
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great American movie directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens. Hitler threw down the gauntlet with Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" (1935), propaganda so captivating that it impelled even gentle Germans to thump their chests.
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OPINION
August 30, 1987
John Huston's credits read like a history of motion pictures for the past five decades--the cream of film history. When Huston was not writing the screenplays, he was directing, producing or acting. Many times he performed more than one such function at the same time. In fact, death came to the 81-year-old Huston in Newport, R.I., Friday in the course of the filming of yet another movie in which he was a co-producer, his son was the director and his daughter was a star.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
As a member of Hollywood royalty, a fashion icon and an Academy Award-winning actress, Anjelica Huston has led a full life - so much so that she's taking two books to tell her story. The first, “A Story Lately Told” (Scribner: 272 pp., $25), recounts her childhood in western Ireland, her teen years in London and her days as a model in New York City. (Her follow-up, “Watch Me,” is expected in fall 2014.) Raised by her swashbuckling filmmaker father, John Huston, and her elegant mother, onetime ballerina Enrica Soma, on a sprawling Irish estate called St. Clerans, Huston, now 62, was surrounded by larger-than-life personalities and colorful characters from an early age - from the actors, authors and nobles who constantly visited to the many and varied caretakers and tutors who populated her home.
NEWS
August 2, 1987 | United Press International
Oscar-winning director John Huston was still recovering Saturday from pneumonia complicated by emphysema, but his convalescence is expected to take several weeks, a spokesman for Charlton Memorial Hospital said. Huston, 80, was hospitalized last week after he was stricken on the set of a movie being filmed in Newport, R. I.
NEWS
August 29, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
John Huston, one of the most colorful and talented of all American film makers, died early Friday of emphysema at the age of 81. The rugged director and actor, whose life proved as interesting as many of the characters he moved about the sets of his varied films, died in his sleep at a home he was renting in Newport, R. I., near the filming site of "Mr. North," his last picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1988 | Herman Wong
Director John Huston, the subject of a UC Irvine Film Society mini-retrospective this month, is certainly getting his due these days. It isn't just because Huston's death--last August at the age of 81--had unleashed eulogistic memories of him as a grand old maverick, devout pleasure-seeker and one of the world's consummate movie makers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Even though big-screen re-releases of selected vintage films are quite the regular feature of the current theatrical market, the revival of John Huston's 1975 "The Man Who Would Be King" is especially welcome both because of what it isn't and what it is.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
John HUSTON was large than life. He was a poet, gambler, raconteur, womanizer, charmer and man's man. He had an uncanny ability to adapt novels and plays and turn them into bold, living cinema. And he had knack for casting his movies and guiding his actors to Oscar-caliber performance. Beginning Friday, the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is kicking off the first part of its two-part retrospective, "Beat the Devil: The Films of John Huston."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1990 | JACK MATHEWS
'I 've got a little proposition to make you," he said, enjoying the moment. "How would you like to go to Africa?" "Sure, " I said, living up to his notion of me. "Where in Africa?" "Darkest Africa," he said. "The very darkest bloody corner of Africa we can find."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Susan King
Early in her career, Jacqueline Bisset discovered that she didn't need to be in every shot of a movie. Bisset came to that realization while making Jerry Paris' underrated 1970 drama "The Grasshopper," which cast her  as a wide-eyed teenager from British Columbia who winds up a prostitute in Las Vegas. It was the first time the British actress, who had become an international sensation in such films as the seminal 1968 thriller "Bullitt" and the 1970 granddaddy of disaster flicks, "Airport," carried a movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Susan Tyrrell, an eccentric, husky-voiced character actress best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting role as a blowsy barfly in director John Huston's 1972 movie "Fat City," has died. She was 67. Tyrrell died Saturday at her home in Austin, Texas, according to the Travis County medical examiner. The cause of death was not yet known. The actress, whose many film credits included "Islands in the Stream" (1977), "Angel" (1984) and "Cry-Baby" (1990), already had played a number of colorful character roles on stage in New York before being cast in "Fat City," a boxing drama starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2012
Here's a look at some of Ray Bradbury's movie and TV work: Movies: "It Came From Outer Space" (1953): Bradbury supplied the story for this 3-D sci-fi classic about an amateur astronomer who sights a spaceship. "Moby Dick" (1956): Bradbury penned the script for John Huston's ambitious adaptation of Herman Melville's allegorical novel, starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab. "Fahrenheit 451" (1966): Francois Truffaut's first English-language film was an adaptation of Bradbury's tale of a future in which books are outlawed.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2011 | Greg Braxton
Jack Huston has a lot to hide when he plays gangster Richard Harrow in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" -- particularly his face. A tin mask with an eerily painted eye, spectacle and mustache covers half of Huston's face in his portrayal of Harrow, a horribly disfigured veteran who lost an eye and part of his jaw in the Great War. In the 1920s-era Prohibition drama, Harrow is wrestling with both his physical and emotional wounds in rebuilding his life...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2010 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Actor Danny Huston recalls the first time he saw "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." "I remember projecting it literally on a wall in Ireland as I was growing up. It was how I said hello to my grandfather," he says. That grandfather was the great character actor Walter Huston, who died before his grandson was born, and the film was directed by his legendary father, John Huston. The 1948 morality tale about a trio of greedy gold prospectors, which also starred Humphrey Bogart, is one of the films that Huston and his sister, actress Anjelica Huston, will be presenting at the inaugural TCM Classic Film Festival, kicking off Thursday in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2009 | Susan King
For years, Allegra Huston was encouraged to write her memoirs. But the magazine journalist and screenwriter turned a deaf ear to all requests. "I was not interested in 'poor me,' " says the 44-year-old Huston, relaxing in the living room of a friend's home in Venice. Resting on a table nearby are copies of her recently published autobiography, "Love Child." Huston did have a sad early life. When she was 4, her mother, ballerina Ricki Soma, died in a car accident.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2009 | Susan King
For years, Allegra Huston was encouraged to write her memoirs. But the magazine journalist and screenwriter turned a deaf ear to all requests. "I was not interested in 'poor me,' " says the 44-year-old Huston, relaxing in the living room of a friend's home in Venice. Resting on a table nearby are copies of her recently published autobiography, "Love Child." Huston did have a sad early life. When she was 4, her mother, ballerina Ricki Soma, died in a car accident.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Irish eyes are smiling over the City of Angels as the first Irish Film Festival of Los Angeles opens this evening at the Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills with "Eden," the latest movie from the producers of "Once." Directed by Declan Recks, the drama revolves around a couple on the cusp of their 10th anniversary.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2008 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Strollers passing along the river that flows through downtown here were startled last week to encounter a pair of "Towel Swans" gliding atop the murky water. Crafted out of plastic foam by Chilean artist Cristian Silva, they resembled the decorative birds sculpted by chambermaids to be left on tourists' hotel beds, in hopes of earning a few extra pesos in tip money. The "swans" briefly drifted on Saturday afternoon but were retrieved after a few urgent cellphone calls.
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