March 15, 2013 |
The UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation turns its spotlight on the small screen with a tribute Saturday to the television work of an award-winning actress and a celebration March 23 of an acclaimed but short-lived ABC anthology series. Julie Harris has won five Tony Awards and is best known to film fans for her role as James Dean's character's love interest in 1955's "East of Eden. " During the 1950s, she was one of the superstars of live drama anthologies. One of her earliest TV appearances, in the1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse "October Story," screens Saturday afternoon at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood.
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March 15, 2013 |
I got a clue even before my column ran this week that its subject - what "Negro" means these days - might make some folks uncomfortable. I'd pulled up to the valet stand at the Hilton and waited while the young man fumbled through the standard question about the evening's event. "You're here for the United … uh, United … uh, the College Fund dinner?" he asked. Yes. The United Negro College Fund. He'd managed to leave that word out. I understand why it flummoxed him. By the time he was born, we'd moved past that to "black" and on to "African American.
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March 7, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Over the last decade, millions of public dollars intended for wildlife preservation areas were spent off the books on state office needs, equipment and building construction, among other items, officials said Thursday. Last year alone, at least $1.7 million was diverted from California's Wildlife Restoration Fund to pay for office operations, routine bills and gift cards for official use, according to Mike Taugher, a spokesman for the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
February 28, 2013
Festival of Preservation Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Friday through March 30 Price: $10 per screening; $50 for festival pass Information: (310) 206-8013; http://www.cinema.ucla.edu Full schedule is as follows: Screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. March 1 - "Gun Crazy" March 2 at 4 p.m. - Celebrating Laurel & Hardy At 7:30 p.m. - "Mantrap" March 3 at 7 p.m. - "The Battle of Russia" March 4 - "Try and Get Me," "Repeat Performance" March 8 - "The Final War of Olly Winter" March 9 at 4 p.m. - "Anders Als Die Anderen" At 7:30 p.m. - "Eadweard Muybridge," Paper Prints From the Library of Congress March 10 at 4 p.m. - "International House," "Temple Tower" At 7 p.m. - "The Chase," "High Tide" March 11 - "Johnny Come Lately," "The Inside Story" March 14 - "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World," "The Face of Genius" March 15 - "With the Greeks in the Firing Line" March 16 at 4 p.m. - "October Story," "The Belle of Amherst" At 7:30 p.m. - "That Cold Day in the Park" March 17 at 7 p.m. - Short Subjects March 18 - "The Argonauts of California-1849" March 22 - "The Snake in My Bed" March 23 at 4 p.m. - "Noon Wine," "The Human Voice" At 7:30 p.m. - "Thirty Day Princess," "The Working Man" March 24 at 4 p.m. - "Ornette: Made in America" At 7 p.m. - Hearst Metrotone and the...
February 27, 2013 |
I love the smell of preservation in the morning. The rest of the day, too, if it comes to that. So it's a pleasure to announce that the UCLA Film and Television Archive's one-of-a-kind Festival of Preservation opens for business Friday night with a knockout new print of one of the killer classics of film noir, Joseph H. Lewis' "Gun Crazy. " It's too bad the concept of preservation has such a musty sound, because what it means in practice is that today's audiences can experience the most unusual, the most entertaining and exciting treasures from the entire range of cinema's past, all brought back to life by the archive's team of crack preservationists.
February 18, 2013 |
Before production began on 20th Century Fox's "Life of Pi," director Ang Lee led his cast and crew through a Chinese ritual that has become a tradition marking the first day of each of his film shoots. Arrayed on a table near a soundstage in Taichung, Taiwan, were offerings such as fruit, cakes, tea and flowers. Lee lit incense and said prayers directed toward each of the four cardinal directions. Known as a "big luck" ceremony, it ended with the Oscar-winning director switching on a movie camera and striking a gong.