June 29, 1990 |
The Scene: A fund-raiser for the Mad Hatter espresso coffee bar/performance club at another coffeehouse, Highland Grounds. Proceeds are to help the now-closed Hatter upgrade to meet city building regulations. (The 20-year-old owners of the Hatter "didn't go the permit route" when they opened eight months ago, said benefit organizer Mariette Peeters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 |
For Lindsey Upp, joy is a hat. Hats make him happy. He collects baseball-style caps like other people collect stamps, coins, guns, beer steins, pins, butterflies, jigsaw puzzles. So far, he has gathered 343 hats from all over the country. They hang like cloudy trophies from the rafters of his pool room. "He's my Mad Hatter," his wife, Iris, fondly told a visitor.
January 17, 1992 |
They're not clowns. Nor year-round trick-or-treaters. The participants in a new fashion phenomenon sweeping the Southland's fringe are certified ravers . Their uniforms consist of clownlike baggy pants, cartoon-color T-shirts and, to top them off, "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired top hats. Ravers, mainly teen-agers and twentysomethings, attend the dance-'til-dawn underground parties, known as raves, that are also boffo in Southern California.
September 26, 2008 |
Johnny Depp is slated to play two iconic roles in films for the Walt Disney Co.: the Mad Hatter in a remake of "Alice in Wonderland" and Tonto in a big-screen version of "The Lone Ranger." And he's not the only star on Disney's roster. At a showcase of its upcoming projects Wednesday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, the studio also said that Jim Carrey is performing seven parts in a 3-D motion-capture remake of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and that Oprah Winfrey would provide one of the voices in the hand-drawn animated movie "The Princess and the Frog," which features an African American heroine, Tiana, played by Anika Noni Rose.
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July 11, 1996
Re "Fight at Immigration Rallies Hurts 1, Closes Street," July 5: It was inevitable that the pro- and anti-Proposition 187 emotions would boil over into the spectacle that we witnessed over the Fourth of July at the Federal Building in Westwood. Hopefully, we have seen the end of this, but don't take any bets on it unless you get outrageous odds. No matter how many border guards we employ, the results will change very little when an illegal immigrant, from whatever country, knows that by giving birth to an automatic citizen chances are slim to none that deportation will ever be faced.
January 17, 2010
In 2010, Hollywood films will go down the rabbit hole with a Mad Hatter, ascend to the magical realm of Mount Olympus where mighty Zeus still rules, and revisit Sherwood Forest where, this time, a former "Gladiator" is the one notching the arrows. Fans of the fantastic will be able to pick their pack when it comes to werewolves, suit up with a familiar Marvel superhero or watch Angelina Jolie reload in another spy vs. spy adventure. It's also a big year for sword-fighting with "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" in February, "Clash of the Titans," starring "Avatar's" Sam Worthington, on March 26, and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and based on the video game, on May 28. Will one of those magic movies become the box-office heir to "Harry Potter"?