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.
June 25, 2012 |
If it hadn't been for famed Kansas City Chiefs football coach Hank Stram, John Amos may never had a four-decade long career in Hollywood, including memorable acting roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Good Times" and "Roots. " A running back at Colorado State, Amos had tried out unsuccessfully for the Denver Broncos and was cut twice from the Chiefs. Stram, recalled the 72-year-old Amos, told him, "Young man, you are not a football player. You are a young man who happens to be playing football.
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
August 11, 2010 |
Johnny Carson is getting an upgrade for the YouTube era. Carson Entertainment Group, which owns the archive of the late-night host's 30 years on "The Tonight Show," is set to announce Wednesday that it has digitized all 3,300 hours of existing footage from the program and created a searchable online database for producers and researchers. The library will initially be available just for professional clip-licensing purposes, but the company also plans to release 50 full-format shows on DVD and post a rotating series of historic clips for public viewing on http://www.
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.