August 20, 1999 |
Movie hairstylists Susan Germaine and Barbara Lorenz can talk about bad hair days. The two, whose combined resumes read like a highlight list of the last 20-plus years of films, have seen it all. In their work on movies, every day is about maintaining uniformity. An actor's hair must look the same in take after take. Imagine the backlighting that highlights even one hair that is out of place. Add to that a location shoot in a city with hard water.
March 25, 1990 |
1. Which one of this year's Oscar nominees was in the 1971 film "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"? 2. Oscar-nominee Jessica Tandy is married to her frequent co-star, Hume Cronyn. Can you name the 1946 film in which Tandy played Cronyn's daughter? 3. Morgan Freeman is nominated this year for best actor for his role in "Driving Miss Daisy." Who originated the part in the Off-Broadway production? 4. Timothy Hutton received a best supporting actor Oscar for the 1980 film, "Ordinary People."
May 10, 1998 |
They may well be Hollywood's toughest sell. So what if Clint, Harrison, Julia or Tom stars in the movie. The magazine cover story publicist Pat Kingsley negotiated to get--the kind where the author describes what it's like to drive along Sunset Boulevard with Jodie--doesn't mean squat because they'll never read it. They could care less about Oscar nominations, two thumbs up or a "Riveting!" from Jeff Craig of the "Sixty Second Preview."
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July 13, 1987
The 1940 Buick Ltd. convertible driven by Humphrey Bogart in the classic film "Casablanca" was bought at a car auction Saturday for $37,500 by the owner of New Jersey's largest Casablanca fan dealership. The buyer, identified as Art Somers, 47, of Bricktown, N.J., plans to use the car as a promotional gimmick for the dealership, which sells slow overhead fans, like the ones in the movie, according to Joe Molina, spokesman for the Newport Beach Collector's Car Auction.
March 28, 1998 |
Jerry Goldsmith did not win an Academy Award for his fine score to "L.A. Confidential" on Monday, but he did achieve something else this week that's far harder for a film composer. He had a concert piece played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Thursday night under Esa-Pekka Salonen as part of its regular subscription concerts at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. "Music for Orchestra" is not, as had been expected, something brand-new.
July 13, 2008 |
Forty years ago, at the height of the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to lay claim to the cosmos, a much-anticipated science-fiction movie made its debut, and sci-fi was never the same again. Kids whose parents dragged them along to the theater were alternately bemused, disturbed and mesmerized. We knew we'd seen a grown-up movie, even if we couldn't completely make sense of it all.