June 15, 2012
'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present' No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Playing: Nuart, West Los Angeles
June 15, 2012 |
"There are many Marinas," the legendary performance artist at the center of "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" says by way of self-introduction, and she is not kidding. When you combine them all, as this riveting documentary does, you get a portrait of an artist whose life and work intertwine in ways even more compelling than might be imagined. Certainly the extent and nature of Abramovic's output, her use of her own body as a canvas on and through which art is created, has caused a series of sensations from her 1970s work in her native Belgrade through her 2010 career retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art. That show, which included a sensational three-month performance viewed by an estimated 750,000 people, is the focus of this film.
June 5, 2012 |
First published on Aug. 28, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. We'll call the movie "Three Beaches and an Airport. " It'll star Hugh Grant as a buttoned-up business traveler who is separated from his job, money and luggage at LAX, then befriended by a team of wise-cracking Olympic volleyballers who introduce him to the sun-baked, wave-splashed piers and brew pubs of L.A.'s South Bay. In no time, he soars to entrepreneurial success, leading...
May 28, 2012 |
News briefs can be cruel. Not because of what they say, but because of what they don't. The Boston Globe ran an item Saturday headlined “ Wayland woman dies in Dennis car crash .” It was breaking news, but not unusual. The Globe's metro desk regularly runs tragedies in brief: struck pedestrian, fatal motorcycle accident. This one told of Marina Keegan, 22, who died when the car she was riding in drifted off the road, hit a guardrail, veered back over the road and rolled over at least twice.
May 17, 2012 |
"Selling L.A. " reality show viewers may wonder if any of the featured homes actually sell. Although perhaps not in time for the closing credits, some houses under consideration for the show do find a buyer outside the roving eye of the camera. One home that agent Rebekah Schwartz was promoting to HGTV for its 15 minutes of fame was the Marina del Rey pad that former Laker Lamar Odom rented a few years back. Listed at $1.995 million in January, it closed early this month at $1.825 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 |
On Tuesday morning, 80-year-old Bobby Salisbury took the last of his items from his boat moored at Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington and stuffed them inside his gray Nissan off-road truck. "I'm the happiest guy today," he said sarcastically. For years, Salisbury has lived at the marina. Then last month, the Los Angeles Harbor Department ordered him and more than 90 other tenants to leave by May 1, calling the dock and 138 slips in Berth 204 too dilapidated to be safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2012 |
Harold Hazelton can't imagine living on land. For more than 30 years, the 76-year-old and his wife, Donna, 75, have resided on their 43-foot Grand Mariner at Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington. That soon will end, however. "I don't know what we're going to do," he said. "I don't like living on land. I've been on water all of my life. " The Hazeltons are among 95 tenants who face eviction May 1, the result of port officials having labeled the marina's dock and its 138 slips in Berth 204 as too dilapidated to be safe.
April 8, 2012 |
The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby was sold along with two office buildings for $6.5 million. Shelby, once a race car driver, set up shop for his fledgling car company Shelby-American at 1042 Princeton Drive in March 1962, his website said. That year he introduced his first Cobra sports car, and in 1963 a Cobra won the United States Road Racing Championship. The company operated out of a red brick industrial and office complex built in the late 1950s that, according to books on Shelby, had previously been leased by playboy race car driver and entrepreneur Lance Reventlow.
February 26, 2012
Set along 38 feet of sand, this beach house makes the most of its location with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors facing the water. There are even ocean views from the glass-enclosed shower and free-standing tub in the third-floor master bedroom suite. Location: 5107 Ocean Front Walk, Marina del Rey 90292 Asking price: $8.65 million Year built: 2010 House size: Four bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms, 5,863 square feet Lot size: 3,644 square feet Features: Three-stop elevator, three balconies, two fireplaces, floating-style stairs, dual refrigerators, media room with surround sound, electric blinds, sliding doors, side lawn, three-car garage, two-spot carport.
February 10, 2012 |
It's getting harder to tell who the celebrities are these days, the residents, the houses or the agents themselves. A Marina del Rey house that former Laker Lamar Odom rented a few years back has come on the market for sale at $1.995 million or for lease at $9,500 a month The contemporary Mediterranean is vying for a spot on HGTV's "Selling L.A.," where agent Rebekah Schwartz would have 30 minutes to find a buyer — or so it would seem...