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February 18, 1988 | DAN MORAIN and MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writers
Laura Black came home to find a letter wedged in her door. Hand-lettered across the front was a warning, "You'd better read this." She knew who it was from, an unwanted suitor named Richard Farley. Black had told him she did not want to see him, but he pursued her, confronted her, harassed her--at work and at home. She moved and he found her. She got an unlisted telephone number so he called her at work. She asked her employer to stop him from loitering near her car and he moved across the street.
December 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Donna Reed was more than just a TV mom to actress Shelley Fabares. Fabares played Reed's teenage daughter, Mary Stone, on the well-loved 1958-66 ABC family sitcom "The Donna Reed Show," which revolved around Donna Stone (Reed), the wife of handsome pediatrician Dr. Alex Stone (Carl Betz), and mother to Mary and energetic younger son Jeff (Paul Petersen) "She definitely became my second mother," said Fabares, 67, who left the series in 1963. "She was a role model and remains so to this day. I still periodically hear her voice in my head when I am making a decision about doing something, I hear her urging me on to make the stronger decision of the two. I just adored her. " Petersen echoes her sentiments.
October 14, 2007
RYAN GOSLING'S feelings for Bianca, a lifelike/life-sized silicone doll in "Lars and the Real Girl" brings to my mind a play, "KRZY" by Bruce Reisman, that we did at the Second Stage in Hollywood in the late '80s. My character, Arthur, was in love with a life-sized doll named Mary Ann. I experienced the same sort of bond with her as Gosling did with Bianca. I wonder if "Real Girl's" writer, Nancy Oliver, saw our play or has/had some sort of symbiotic relationship with Reisman?
March 27, 1994 | RICHARD EDER
In 1930 a young Romanian came to Calcutta to live and study with a renowned Indian philosopher. He fell passionately in love with the philosopher's 16-year-old daughter, Maitreyi, herself a poet and disciple of Rabindranath Tagore. Eventually their love was discovered and the young man was thrown out of the house. Three years later Mircea Eliade--who was to become widely known as a writer, philosopher and historian of religions--published a highly charged novel about his experience.
May 11, 2010
Dadetown 1995 IFC 9:10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The Sixth Sense 1999 Starz 10:30 a.m. Bowfinger 1999 Comedy Central 11 a.m. Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 AMC 12:15 p.m. The River Wild 1994 Cinemax 12:30 p.m. Lemon Tree 2008 Sundance 1 p.m. My Cousin Vinny 1992 Encore 2:15 p.m. The Great Debaters 2007 TMC 2:50 p.m. Medicine for Melancholy 2008 Showtime 3 p.m. Murder, My Sweet 1944 TCM 3:15 p.m. Marley &...
September 18, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
Nancy Oliver, the writer of "Lars and the Real Girl," and Ronald Harwood, who wrote "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," shared the feature film award Wednesday at the annual Humanitas Prizes, which honor film and TV scripts that "explore the human condition . . . and reveal our common humanity." Television winners included Daniel Giat for the HBO movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Kirk Ellis for the opening chapter of the HBO miniseries "John Adams," Dave Tennant for an episode of NBC's "Scrubs" called "My Long Goodbye," Brian Hohlfeld for an episode of "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" and Ann Austen, Douglas Sloan, Max Enscoe and Annie DeYoung for "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board."
December 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" received a leading seven nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards, announced Tuesday by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. "Juno" got six nominations, and "Atonement," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," "Sweeney Todd" and "Hairspray" tied with five each. The 13th annual awards will be presented during a live VH1 broadcast Jan. 7, with D.L. Hughley as host. The Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
January 30, 2008
Columbia/Sony "Across the Universe" "Surf's Up" DreamWorks "Sweeney Todd" "Transformers" Focus Features "Atonement" "Eastern Promises" Fox Searchlight "Juno" "Once" "The Savages" Kino International "Beaufort" Lionsgate "Away From Her" "Sicko" (with Weinstein Co.) "3:10 to Yuma" MGM/UA "Lars and the Real Girl" Magnolia "No End in Sight" Miramax "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" "Gone Baby Gone" "No Country for Old Men" New Line "The Golden Compass" "Hairspray" Paramount "Norbit" Paramount Vantage "Into the Wild" "The Kite Runner" "There Will Be Blood" Picturehouse "La Vie en Rose" "Mongol" ThinkFilm "Taxi to the Dark Side" "War/Dance" Universal "American Gangster" "The Bourne Ultimatum" "Charlie Wilson's War" "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" Warner Bros.
March 25, 1993 | BOB SIPCHEN
What's in a name? Ask "Ayisha," the girl sprinting across those Girl Scouts U.S.A. "peanut butter sandwich" cookie boxes. Ayisha had always been Blakely Lauren Coe. At least that's who she was when she and members of Troop 487 posed for the 1993 Girl Scout calendar and cookie boxes. But when the cookies arrived, the 14-year-old Pasadenan and her parents were annoyed to see that she'd been given an African name. They see the misnomer as a stereotype.
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