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November 22, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Reeve never thought he would have a professional career again after a horseback riding accident three years ago left him a quadriplegic with a ventilator for life support. So he couldn't believe his ears when his rehab doctors began discussing the former Superman's return to work. "I thought, 'I can't even eat solid food yet. I have to be turned every two hours and I can only sit up in the chair for three hours because of pressure sores on my backside,' " Reeve recalls.
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March 23, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Traffic was moving again Saturday night on the southbound 110 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles  following a shooting that left a man critically wounded, authorities said. The unidentified victim was thrown from a car after being shot twice, investigators said.  He was taken to a local hospital. The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. between 8th and 9th streets, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. Police were searching for the shooter, who fled in a burgundy or gray Toyota Camry with its rear window blown out. Although officials had indicated that southbound freeway lanes might be closed for up to eight hours while investigators searched for clues, the two lanes closest to the center divider were reopened by about 7:15 p.m. Caltrans freeway cameras showed that traffic, backed up more than a mile, was loosening up and traffic was moving at normal speeds by 8 p.m. Investigators were attempting to determine whether the shooting might be gang-related and whether multiple suspects were involved, LAPD Sgt. John Kirkpatrick said.
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July 21, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Georgine Darcy, who played the across-the-courtyard dancer dubbed "Miss Torso" by wheelchair-bound voyeur James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 thriller "Rear Window," has died. She was 68. Darcy died of natural causes on Sunday at her home in Malibu, said her friend and attorney Bill Swearinger.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2012
I just read the piece about Barcelona, Spain, and the Stone Roses concerts and am compelled to write "Kudos to Kari Howard" ["Rock the Vacay," July 22]. Her style, the personality of her writing, the great unusual descriptions, all were so refreshing and engaging. Her words built such a vivid picture of her trip, the place, her feelings and excitement about it all. I've wanted to go to Barcelona, but now she's really put the hook in me. I look forward to reading more from her. Susan Emshwiller Eagle Rock :: For the record, Howard is not crazy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court, in a ruling that could affect millions of dollars in movie industry profits, said today that distributors of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window" must share earnings from the film's re-release with a literary agent. The 6-3 ruling was a defeat for actor Jimmy Stewart and Hitchcock's heirs. Some film producers claimed it could limit availability of movie classics.
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November 19, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Reeve returns to acting in a TV movie this weekend while HBO presents a lavish new biopic of Walter Winchell and CBS offers a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production about raising a family. In "Rear Window," Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC, Reeve appears in his first starring role since his 1995 equestrian accident. In this retelling of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic, he plays a quadriplegic who believes he has witnessed a murder in the apartment across the alley.
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October 3, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, agreeing to hear an appeal from actor Jimmy Stewart, announced Monday it would settle a major copyright dispute that may threaten hundreds of classic motion pictures.
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January 27, 2000 | BILL DESOWITZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There has been a strange irony in being unable to see "Rear Window" at its best all these years. Not only is it one of Alfred Hitchcock's most popular and profound works--the perfect blend of entertainment and art--but the 1954 thriller starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly is the most famous of all voyeurism films.
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April 13, 2007 | Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
The teen thriller "Disturbia," in which a housebound voyeur stumbles upon a possible murderer across the way, is basically an uncredited remake of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window" (which was in turn based on a 1942 Cornell Woolrich story). What the new movie lacks in craft, suspense and metaphoric richness it makes up for with, um, gadgets. "Disturbia" is "Rear Window" as retrofitted by Circuit City.
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June 7, 2001 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anyone who follows movies or musicals knows we are into the age of rehash. Nostalgic TV shows become flicks, and popular films are born again in the theater. Hollywood has churned out versions of "The Flintstones" and "Charlie's Angels," to name a couple, and Broadway's latest screen-to-stage hit is based on Mel Brooks' comedy "The Producers." What's next, a tap-dancing take on Hitchcock's "Rear Window"? Not exactly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The body of a Santa Clarita woman who disappeared last week has been found in the Angeles National Forest. Investigators confirmed Friday that the body was that of 59-year-old Renata Klein. Her husband, Dusan Klein, also 59, was still missing, along with their 10-year-old black-and-white cocker spaniel, Cindy. Public works employees found Renata Klein's body about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday off Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. The cause of death remains unknown, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
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November 7, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
For nine years, nine months and 13 days, Nancy Ekelund would remove a small yellow Post-it note from her desk at work and replace it with a new one. Each slip of paper represented a day that her daughter, Lynsie, was missing. But last Wednesday around 1:50 p.m., she received a phone call that would halt that practice. It was from the Placentia Police Department; officers wanted her to come home as soon as possible. At first, Ekelund was excited. She thought maybe police would be delivering good news about her daughter, who disappeared Feb. 17, 2001, after a night out with friends.
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March 12, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey
Much of the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, of course, is that he understood -- perhaps better than any other filmmaker -- that the power of any movie came from the psychological as much as the visual chords that could be played. Which is why, nearly 50 years after its release in 1960, the 45-second shower scene in "Psycho" is still terrifying and paralyzing. And if you think it's scary on cable, try it again in the dark of a theater, where you can join in the communal scream when . . .
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August 29, 2007 | William Heisel, Times Staff Writer
A man who drove home with a body hanging out of the back of his car after an accident with a motorcycle has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and will appear in court today, authorities said. Tony Martinez, 54, of Perris was taken into custody late Saturday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run driving, and driving under the influence, all felonies.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2007 | Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
The teen thriller "Disturbia," in which a housebound voyeur stumbles upon a possible murderer across the way, is basically an uncredited remake of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window" (which was in turn based on a 1942 Cornell Woolrich story). What the new movie lacks in craft, suspense and metaphoric richness it makes up for with, um, gadgets. "Disturbia" is "Rear Window" as retrofitted by Circuit City.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2007 | Lael Loewenstein, Special to The Times
Voyeurism has long proved a fitting topic for the movies, most memorably in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" and Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom." "Alone With Her," a new twist on that theme, utilizes the latest technology to tell its tale. Immediately, the audience is thrust into the point of view of a video camera (lodged in a duffle bag), carried around to film attractive young women.
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March 8, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal has done a masterful job on the digital editions of 10 thrillers from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock ($30 each): "Saboteur," "Shadow of a Doubt," "Rope," "Rear Window," "The Trouble With Harry," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Torn Curtain," "Topaz," "Frenzy" and "Family Plot." The crown jewel of the collection is the restored, remastered version of Hitch's 1954 classic "Rear Window," starring Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr and Thelma Ritter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 8-year-old Garden Grove boy was still in the pediatric intensive unit at UCI Medical Center Saturday after he was thrown from a car in a three-vehicle crash that also injured four others, including his parents. The accident occurred about 7:40 p.m. Friday on Brookhurst Street south of Hazard Avenue, said Westminster Police Officer Al Bracket. Viet Hung Nguyen, 39, of Garden Grove was turning left from southbound Brookhurst Street into the driveway of a Stater Bros.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2006
From the Record Searchlight (Redding): A person reported that hot dog buns were placed under the wiper blades and tuna fish was smeared on the rear window of a vehicle in the 1900 block of Trumpet Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Georgine Darcy, who played the across-the-courtyard dancer dubbed "Miss Torso" by wheelchair-bound voyeur James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 thriller "Rear Window," has died. She was 68. Darcy died of natural causes on Sunday at her home in Malibu, said her friend and attorney Bill Swearinger.
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