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June 15, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
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. 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.
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
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
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: 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:
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
June 6, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
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.
May 15, 2009
For the last three decades, comedians and rock stars have been gathering to raise money for Amnesty International in British concerts generally known as "The Secret Policeman's Ball." Those benefits, often credited with helping to demonstrate the power that entertainers have in raising awareness of social causes, will be the subject of a five-week film festival in L.A. and New York this summer.
March 23, 2008
Bespectacled buddies 3. Seth Rogen, center, and Jonah Hill sweetly posed with Judd Apatow on Monday at the Paley Center for Media's 25th annual festival, honoring their "Superbad" director. But as would be expected, once they piled into the ArcLight Cinemas, things took a racy turn. Perhaps a raspy Hill, fresh off his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, and Rogen would have toned down their on-set stories had they known the honoree's mother and grandmother showed up! The two-hour laughfest also included Garry Shandling, who gave Apatow his first writing gig; Tom Arnold; and a relatively restrained Andy Dick, who brought his son.
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