January 4, 2010 |
For Jung Joon, the moment of truth arrives for his clients as they slip into the casket and he pounds the lid in place with a wooden hammer. Insights arise, he says, as they are confronted with total, claustrophobic darkness, left alone to weigh their regrets and ponder eternity. Jung, a slight 39-year-old with an undertaker's blue suit and a preacher's demeanor, is a resolute counselor on the ever-after who welcomes clients with the invitation, "OK, today let's get close to death."
April 1, 1991 |
In the old days, he boozed with the best of them--William Holden, Robert Preston, Alan Ladd. And Macdonald Carey kept right on drinking through 17 years of portraying Dr. Tom Horton on television's "The Days of Our Lives," he confessed last week at the Balboa Bay Club. Then, nine years ago, it happened. "I discovered I had to drink to go on stage," he said. "And then I would drink while I was on. I knew that was it." So he joined a "little club" (Alcoholics Anonymous).
February 21, 2008
Crenshaw Boulevard's been cast as bullet-riddled territory before, but director Dan Wozniak and producer Christopher Molony wanted to tell another story. "There are regular people who live on Crenshaw, aspiring, achieving and accomplishing every day," Wozniak says. So they made the doc "Crenshaw Boulevard," 12 vignettes about those who live and work on the 24-mile stretch, including roadside vendors Victor and Lucia (pictured). 8 p.m. Fri., Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, $15, warnergrand.org
March 11, 1990
When I saw the pictures of people on the beach sunbathing next to large piles of trash (Times, Feb. 25), I thought I was the only one who thought it was odd and/or sad. I thought, "Am I crazy or are people being too tolerant of the destruction of our environment?" For the past two months, I have been temporarily living on Ocean Boulevard at 13th Street and this is the second time the trash has piled up on the beach after a storm. The city is good about raking up the piles, but it takes them more than a week to pick up the piles.
October 3, 1990 |
Mel Gibson, the star of a string of blockbuster movies and one of Hollywood's top box-office draws, is going home to Australia "to lead my own life instead of someone else's." The star of the "Lethal Weapon" and "Road Warrior" series says he is so tired after years of nonstop work that he is incapable of making another movie. "I'm going to take off 10 months or a year, if for no other reason than people must be getting sick of the sight of me," he told Reuters in a recent interview.
July 24, 1990 |
TV or not TV. . . . GOAL TO GO: Round Two tonight for NBC's "Real Life With Jane Pauley." If the featurish newsmagazine keeps scoring as well in the ratings as in last week's premiere, it seems sure to crack the network's regular lineup this season. NBC News President Michael Gartner, eating crow since Pauley was forced off "Today," told TV columnists here on their summer tour: "I wish she were on 'Nightly News' every night with Tom (Brokaw).