June 15, 2010 |
Lesley Ann Warren's first audition for the title role in CBS' 1965 version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, " Cinderella" was an unmitigated disaster. Warren was all of 18 but had garnered great notices for her supporting role as Snookie on Broadway in "110 in the Shade," the musical version of "The Rainmaker." "Cinderella" director Charles S. Dubin had seen Warren in "110" and thought she would be perfect. (Rodgers and Hammerstein's only original musical for TV had aired live to great acclaim in 1957 with Julie Andrews in the starring role.
June 21, 2010
EVENTS Summer Solstice Kickoff Celebrate the reopening of L.A.C.E., the summer solstice and the launch of "Public Interest," a yearlong series of installations and artist residencies intended to challenge standard notions of public space. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 9-10 p.m. Free. (323) 957-1777. http://www.welcometolace.org. Leave It to Beaver: TV's Favorite Family This panel event will revisit the squeaky-clean midcentury fun of the beloved sitcom as part of the "PaleyFest: Rewind" series.
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June 4, 2011 |
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said family spokeswoman Ginny Fazer. "Gunsmoke" debuted Sept. 10, 1955, on CBS and, with the start of "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" on ABC four days earlier, a new era in television horse operas was launched: the adult western.
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September 14, 2007 |
Percy Rodrigues, whose role as a neurosurgeon in the 1960s television series "Peyton Place" broke ground because he was cast as an authority figure when relatively few black actors were given such parts, has died. He was 89. Rodrigues, who also had a long career as a voice actor, died of kidney failure Sept. 6 at his home in Indio, said his wife, Karen Cook-Rodrigues.
March 19, 2012
'Television: Out of the Box' Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills When: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays Cost: $10 for adults. Information: (310) 786-1000 or http://www.paley.org
June 14, 2011
Debbie Reynolds: The Auction Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills When: Viewing is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Auction begins noon Friday Info: For more information, go to http://www.profilesinhistory.com
January 17, 2011
An Evening With Joel Grey When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Price: General admission $20; $15 for members. Discussion and a post-event reception with Grey, $75. Info: http://www.paleycenter.org or (866) 811-4111
December 13, 2010
'Bing Crosby: A Holiday Celebration' When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Admission: $15 for members; $20 for general public Information: http://www.paleycenter.org
November 3, 2010
Stefanie Powers on Television When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Tickets: Free but RSVPs are required One From the Hart: A Hart to Hart Reunion When: 7 p.m. Nov. 10 Tickets: $15 for the general public, $10 for members Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Information: (310) 786-1091 or http://www.paleycenter.org
June 6, 2007 |
After 31 years, the Museum of Television & Radio, which operates facilities in Beverly Hills and New York, said Tuesday that it was changing its name to the Paley Center for Media. The change is intended "to better reflect MTR's evolution to a center that convenes media leaders and enthusiasts for programs that explore and illuminate the immense and growing impact of all media on our lives, culture and society," the organization said in a news release. The new name also honors William S.