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February 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
The excellent Stanley Kubrick exhibition now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is not only a great thing in and of itself, it also inspired a fine repertory series, "Naked City: New York Noir and Neorealism," which is currently playing at LACMA's Bing Theater. Showcasing features shot on location around New York during the time Kubrick was working as a photographer in the city, the series kicks into high gear this weekend. Friday's double bill begins at 7:30 p.m. with Otto Preminger's gritty "Where the Sidewalk Ends," a bleak noir starring the "Laura" couple of Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.
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February 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
The excellent Stanley Kubrick exhibition now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is not only a great thing in and of itself, it also inspired a fine repertory series, "Naked City: New York Noir and Neorealism," which is currently playing at LACMA's Bing Theater. Showcasing features shot on location around New York during the time Kubrick was working as a photographer in the city, the series kicks into high gear this weekend. Friday's double bill begins at 7:30 p.m. with Otto Preminger's gritty "Where the Sidewalk Ends," a bleak noir starring the "Laura" couple of Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.
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September 15, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Paul Burke, who received two Emmy nominations in the early 1960s for his role as Det. Adam Flint in the acclaimed dramatic TV police series "Naked City" and later starred as a World War II Army Air Forces colonel in the action-adventure series "12 O'Clock High," has died. He was 83. Burke, who had leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, died Sunday at his home in Palm Springs with his wife Lyn at his side, said family spokeswoman Daniela Ryan. During a four-decade career that included roles in the movies "Valley of the Dolls" (1967)
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October 1, 2009
Burke obituary: The obituary of actor Paul Burke that appeared in Section A on Sept. 15 quoted Burke in a 1963 interview in which he said he did numerous stunts on the TV series "Naked City," including once climbing to the top of the 59th Street Bridge in New York City and, on another occasion, jumping from one roof to another. Max Kleven, who was the stuntman on "Naked City" and Burke's stunt double, said he did all of the stunts for Burke, including the two mentioned.
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November 27, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
In response to nearly two dozen complaints about a local man who walks around his neighborhood nude, Simi Valley police recently asked the City Council to pass a law banning public nudity. "Cities get people that for whatever reason want to walk around without their clothes on," said Sgt. Bob Gardner. "It really creates a disturbance in the community."
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September 9, 1993 | BUDDY SEIGAL
Thrash punk, jazz, pop, rock, country, Tin Pan Alley-- avant-garde composer/alto saxman Zorn and company stirred all these ingredients together and poured the bubbling, ballistically puissant mixture into a cracked, dirty tumbler. "Naked City" (the name of both the album and the group) offers a wild ride into the soft white underbelly of modern America.
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July 16, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Dorothy Hart, a 1940s magazine cover girl whose brief Hollywood career included playing the female lead in the film-noir classic "The Naked City" and Jane opposite Lex Barker's Tarzan in "Tarzan's Savage Fury," has died. She was 82. Hart died of complications of Alzheimer's disease Sunday in a long-term care facility in Arden, N.C.
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March 8, 2008 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Malvin Wald, a prolific writer for film and television best known for co-writing the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the 1948 film "The Naked City," died Thursday of age-related causes at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his son, Alan. He was 90. Wald wrote the story for the archetypal police drama, which ended with the now-famous line, "There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." He and writer Albert Maltz, one of the blacklisted Hollywood 10 who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, were credited with the screenplay, which was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
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June 15, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There might be a million stories in the naked city, but there's only one naked story in the city of Athens, Ga. It has to do with Briana Scurry, the starting goalkeeper on the U.S. women's national soccer team that begins its World Cup '99 campaign Saturday against Denmark. The story goes back a few years, to the 1996 Olympic Games, but that doesn't detract from its appeal. The way it began was . . . well, since Scurry was so intimately involved, why not let her tell the tale?
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February 4, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kino on Video has just released three terrific films noir: "Brute Force," "The Naked City" and "Blue Gardenia" ($25 each). Both "Brute Force" (1947) and "The Naked City" (1948) were produced by the legendary Mark Hellinger, a former crime journalist who turned to motion pictures in the 1930s and was responsible for such hard-hitting films as "The Killers" (1946). "Brute Force," which was directed by Jules Dassin, is a gritty, powerfully acted drama set in an overcrowded maximum-security prison.
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September 15, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Paul Burke, who received two Emmy nominations in the early 1960s for his role as Det. Adam Flint in the acclaimed dramatic TV police series "Naked City" and later starred as a World War II Army Air Forces colonel in the action-adventure series "12 O'Clock High," has died. He was 83. Burke, who had leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, died Sunday at his home in Palm Springs with his wife Lyn at his side, said family spokeswoman Daniela Ryan. During a four-decade career that included roles in the movies "Valley of the Dolls" (1967)
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March 8, 2008 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Malvin Wald, a prolific writer for film and television best known for co-writing the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the 1948 film "The Naked City," died Thursday of age-related causes at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his son, Alan. He was 90. Wald wrote the story for the archetypal police drama, which ended with the now-famous line, "There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." He and writer Albert Maltz, one of the blacklisted Hollywood 10 who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, were credited with the screenplay, which was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
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April 15, 2007 | Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
JULES DASSIN was one of the key filmmakers of postwar America. In the late 1940s, having escaped the restrictive employment of MGM, he reinvented himself as a director of brash, socially conscious pulp. By 1950, he was on the blacklist, and the Hollywood career of this committed leftist, the Connecticut-born son of a Russian Jewish immigrant, was effectively over.
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March 18, 2007 | Susan King
The life after: Edward Zwick's "Blood Diamond," which arrives Tuesday on DVD, received mixed reviews when it opened in December. And its American box office, $56.5 million, certainly didn't sparkle. But the thriller -- set in Sierra Leone in 1999 -- about an ex-mercenary-turned-diamond smuggler (Leonardo DiCaprio) who forms an uneasy alliance with a fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) was a hit during award season.
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October 20, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Herbert B. Leonard, a film and television producer who brought "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" and the classic TV dramatic series "Naked City" and "Route 66" to television in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 84. Leonard died of cancer Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills, said his daughter Gina Leonard.
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September 17, 2006 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
"NAKED CITY," which debuted in 1958, eventually left its mark on the cultural vernacular with its sign-off, "There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them." But the show's real novelty was something else -- how it took viewers into the nooks and crannies of New York.
NEWS
October 1, 2009
Burke obituary: The obituary of actor Paul Burke that appeared in Section A on Sept. 15 quoted Burke in a 1963 interview in which he said he did numerous stunts on the TV series "Naked City," including once climbing to the top of the 59th Street Bridge in New York City and, on another occasion, jumping from one roof to another. Max Kleven, who was the stuntman on "Naked City" and Burke's stunt double, said he did all of the stunts for Burke, including the two mentioned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Herbert B. Leonard, a film and television producer who brought "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" and the classic TV dramatic series "Naked City" and "Route 66" to television in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 84. Leonard died of cancer Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills, said his daughter Gina Leonard.
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May 6, 2005 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
I'm not sure the best way to kick off a movie that wants to expose the dark heart of the true Los Angeles is to contrast it with "real cities" where "people walk, you brush past people, people bump into you," but that's what writer-director Paul Haggis does in the first few moments of "Crash," a grim, histrionic experiment in vehicular metaphor slaughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Dorothy Hart, a 1940s magazine cover girl whose brief Hollywood career included playing the female lead in the film-noir classic "The Naked City" and Jane opposite Lex Barker's Tarzan in "Tarzan's Savage Fury," has died. She was 82. Hart died of complications of Alzheimer's disease Sunday in a long-term care facility in Arden, N.C.
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