CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2000 |
Stepping into the middle of a dispute between a hillside developer and Pacific Palisades residents, Los Angeles officials have begun erecting a $150,000 safety fence between a cliff and nearby homes. Officials said Tuesday that they took the unusual step of hiring a private contractor to build the wall after developer Nasser Ahdoot failed to meet a deadline last week to construct it himself.
August 5, 1998 |
Eva Bartok, colorful Hungarian-born actress who made more than 40 films under several flags in the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Crimson Pirate" opposite Burt Lancaster, has died. She was 69. Bartok, almost as famous for her romantic liaisons as her acting, died Saturday in a London hospital. She reportedly had heart problems.
May 3, 1987 |
A retrospective film tribute to Joseph Cotten screens Friday to May 30 at the County Museum of Art. The veteran screen actor is scheduled to introduce his favorite film, Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt," at the inaugural 8 p.m. screening. SHADOW OF A DOUBT(Friday, 1 and 8 p.m.) Cotten stars with Teresa Wright in this chilling mystery about a young woman who suspects her uncle of being a notorious murderer.
February 10, 1994 |
Charles Boyer is probably best remembered as the quintessential Gallic heartthrob of the 1930s and '40s. But Boyer may have turned in his most memorable performance when he played against his suave and romantic screen image in George Cukor's psychological mystery-drama, "Gaslight."
October 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Titanic: Blood and Steel: In a new episode a decision is made regarding the Titanic's lifeboats, and in the series finale the crew prepares for the doomed liner's maiden voyage (8 and 8:49 p.m. Encore). Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate hosts with musical guest Passion Pit (11:29 p.m. NBC). MOVIES The Third Man: Director Carol Reed captures the atmosphere of a shellshocked postwar Europe in this classic thriller about an alcoholic writer (Joseph Cotten)
September 17, 2010 |
The flickering light of a dozen dripping candles illuminates magician Rob Zabrecky's gaunt visage and pronounced brow. Wearing an old-fashioned tuxedo, he resembles a cross between a 1920s vaudevillian and Lurch from "The Addams Family. " "Welcome to the most famous address in magic: Brookledge," he intones from the stage of an antique theater located behind a Spanish-style mansion in Hancock Park named Brookledge. It's a Friday night, and the 70 guests, all here by invitation, are insiders in the mysterious yet thriving world of illusion in Los Angeles.