August 3, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock has finally usurped Orson Welles. Hitchcock's"Vertigo"took the top spot in the 10 greatest-movies-ever list compiled by Sight & Sound, ending the 50-year run for Welles'"Citizen Kane. "The magazine, published by the British Film Institute, surveys international film critics every decade. "Citizen Kane" slid to second, making way for Hitchcock's 1958 psychological drama starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. "Vertigo" edged "Citizen Kane" by 34 votes in the poll, which gathered lists from 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors.
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June 8, 2006
-- Supervisor District 2 -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Paul Biane 24,654 100 -- -- District 4 -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Gary C. Ovitt 14,606 73 Kenneth M. White 5,517 27 -- -- Assessor -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Bill Postmus 64,487 46 Donald E. Williamson 47,018 34 Michael Willhite 14,751 11 Alfred Palazzo 12,992 9 -- -- Auditor/ Controller-Recorder ...
March 15, 2010
Roberts' rules Re "Chief justice sees reason to shun State of Union event," March 10 Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is concerned about the criticism, during the State of the Union address, of the Supreme Court's decision allowing an even greater intrusion of corporate money into our electoral process. So concerned, Roberts says, that justices should perhaps not attend the speech in the future. Well, la-di-da. I am concerned that we appear to have a Supreme Court that, far from being sobered or chastened by its weighty responsibilities to uphold the Constitution of the United States, appears to have allowed ego, hubris and a distinctly pro-corporate bias to derail common sense.
November 4, 2001
In 1967, John Roberts and a friend placed this ad in the New York Times: "Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting and legitimate business enterprises." More than 5,000 proposals poured in, including one about a bicycle with skis and one about an edible golf ball. The winning idea? Something called Woodstock. Roberts, a businessman who used inheritance money to produce the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, the mammoth rock festival that attracted nearly half a million of the nation's youth to a tiny, sodden upstate New York farm for three days in 1969, died Oct. 27 in New York.
December 3, 1990 |
Robert Cummings, the perennially youthful bachelor photographer of the 1950s television series "The Bob Cummings Show," died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Cummings, 80, died of kidney failure and complications of pneumonia, hospital spokeswoman Louella Benson said. The actor, who also was in advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 18.
May 11, 1985 |
. . . a time comes when two people should think of these things. Having a home and a family Facing up to their responsibilities. --Bruce Springsteen's "I Wanna Marry You," 1980. Bruce Springsteen's wedding plans gave the rock 'n' roll world this week one of its hottest pieces of gossip since the "Paul Is Dead" rumors in the '60s. Only this time, the reports turned out to be true. The uproar began Thursday when a Portland, Ore.
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December 26, 2013 |
Brent Kroeger pores over nasty online comments about stay-at-home dads, wondering if his friends think those things about him. The Rowland Heights father remembers high school classmates laughing when he said he wanted to be a "house husband. " He avoids mentioning it on Facebook. "I don't want other men to look at me like less of a man," Kroeger said. His fears are tied to a bigger phenomenon: The gender revolution has been lopsided. Even as American society has seen sweeping transformations - expanding roles for women, surging tolerance for homosexuality - popular ideas about masculinity seem to have stagnated.
June 9, 2010 |
If it hadn't been for a girlfriend's mother, Mike Nichols might never have become one of the few artists to earn Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards — much less the 38th recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, which is being presented Thursday night at a gala ceremony at Sony Studios. The teenage Nichols and his then-girlfriend Lucy were given tickets by her mother to see a new play on Broadway: Tennessee Williams' seminal 1947 drama "A Streetcar Named Desire," starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan.
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January 20, 1991 |
Actor Robert Young, who for 10 years served as the ideal TV patriarch in "Father Knows Best" and went on to star in "Marcus Welby, M.D.," attempted suicide at his Westlake Village home last week, authorities said Saturday. Lt. Bob Barrier, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said Young, 83, ran a hose from the exhaust pipe to his car's interior last Saturday about 7:45 a.m. Authorities were alerted after Young called a tow truck to try to start his car.
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March 26, 1991 |
Reputed underworld figure Robert (Fat Bobby) Paduano, accused of trying to take over the Newport Beach drug trade, pleaded guilty Monday to 43 felony counts of residential robberies, extortion, conspiracy to sell cocaine and false imprisonment. As part of an agreement with county prosecutors, Paduano was sentenced to eight years in state prison. Paduano's guilty plea came after a lively and unusual exchange between the defendant and Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J. Evans.