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October 28, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
"Show People," the 1928 satire of Hollywood, could be considered the great-grandfather of last year's "The Artist," the Oscar-winning homage to the early days of filmmaking. The fast-paced comedy, starring Marion Davies and directed by King Vidor, spoofs the top stars of the day (many of whom make cameos in the film, including John Gilbert and director John Ford). It screens Thursday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. "I think it's one of the most authentic films about Hollywood because it was made by somebody who was deep in the making of films and was a brilliant filmmaker himself," said Kevin Brownlow of Vidor.
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November 25, 2013 | By Paresh Dave and Saba Hamedy
Southern California's love affair with the automobile continues unabated - at least at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where thousands of car fanatics, shoppers and families are descending on the downtown L.A. Convention Center. After days of media previews, dozens of photo ops and scores of curious critics, the public has been getting its chance to kick the tires, assess the added comforts, and check out the fuel economy claims. The show runs through Sunday. Now in its 106th year, the show is an auto playground for grown-ups.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
"How do you say hello to the Salzburg Festival? How do you shake hands with Tchaikovsky's Fifth?" In the theater world according to Moss Hart, those rhetorical questions are the sound of a producer, raving. He's raving about a playwright whose end-of-the-world allegory is so bold, so fine, that taking it to Broadway will be like "sticking a Roman candle into the tired face of show business." Hart's 1948 comedy "Light Up the Sky" depicts 12 hours in the life of an allegory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | Sandy Banks
They consider running a family thing. Jeri Dye Lynch and her three sons ran every chance they got - right up until the day her oldest boy, Conor, was struck and killed by a car as he crossed the street outside his high school on his way to cross country practice. It's only fitting that since he died in 2010, Lynch has used running as a way to memorialize her child. On Sunday, the Conor Lynch Foundation held its third annual 5K race to raise money for efforts to promote safety for pedestrians, runners, cyclists and young drivers.
NEWS
July 9, 1988 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
Jordan Young conducted his first celebrity interview in 1969 when he was on the staff of the Fullerton College student newspaper. Young, a show business buff who cut his teeth watching "Burns and Allen" reruns and listening to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor records, had written a fan letter to Burt Mustin, the veteran character actor best known to members of Young's generation as the fire chief on "Leave it to Beaver."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2007 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
I didn't expect to get my heart broken quite so soon in this job. This summer, two great shows appeared as if from a planet more advanced than ours -- AMC's "Mad Men" and FX's "Damages." But while "Mad Men" has, justifiably, grabbed magazine covers and top 10 lists, "Damages" has gone begging. Indeed, FX has not committed to renewing the show and I don't quite know how to come to terms with this. Glenn Close, people. As Patty Hewes, the toughest lawyer you'll ever hate to want on your side.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Blame the sequester for the cancellation of  popular air shows, including the long-running performance at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas , the home of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds .  Aviation Nation, which routinely drew huge crowds to North Las Vegas, was to have been held Nov. 9 and 10. “Due to the effect of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and associated sequestration, the defense budget cuts for fiscal year 2013...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Two major theater chains have decided not to show the documentary "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" in the wake of a near-riot outside the film's Hollywood premiere earlier this week. In canceling the screenings Friday, Regal and AMC theaters cited "the incident in Los Angeles. " Violence erupted after a popular DJ known as Kaskade, who was attending the invitation-only premiere, tweeted about a block party. The Los Angeles Police Department had to be called in when some fans became unruly, throwing rocks and bottles and damaging three police cruisers.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
What is believed to be the world's largest iPhone arts festival is headed to Santa Monica on Saturday, unifying a community dedicated to making art on its mobile devices for the first time at this scale. The L.A. Mobile Arts Festival will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. and be held at the Santa Monica Art Studios. More than 600 pieces of mobile art will be showcased. Though the festival focuses mostly on art produced on iPhones, it will also feature some artists using other devices, including the iPad.
BOOKS
March 5, 1995 | CAROLYN CHUTE
Does this make sense? If your dog gets surgery to correct a genetically caused, common-to-the-breed detached retina or hip dysphasia, you can't enter him in a dog show. But you can enter him with these conditions unrepaired. Scars from hunting are OK. A leg missing from confronting a bear. Face missing from confronting a coon. Our world is full of this kind of "thinking." Like if you drive too fast, on a curve you crash. This is called "an accident."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
In a drive to combat pedestrian fatalities, Los Angeles County transit officials unveiled a video Tuesday showing dozens of people walking, running, bicycling -- and in one case, rolling in a wheelchair -- across dangerous railroad tracks despite flashing red lights and clanging bells that warned of oncoming trains. The candid video was shot at the Burbank Station of Metrolink -- the six-county commuter service -- and the Willowbrook stop for the Blue Line, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's busy light rail between Los Angeles and Long Beach.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Blame the sequester for the cancellation of  popular air shows, including the long-running performance at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas , the home of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds .  Aviation Nation, which routinely drew huge crowds to North Las Vegas, was to have been held Nov. 9 and 10. “Due to the effect of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and associated sequestration, the defense budget cuts for fiscal year 2013...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2013 | Sandy Banks
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Even as he helped orchestrate the American Revolution and the creation of modern democracy, John Adams worried that the framers of history, more interested in portraiture than landscape, would choose one or two individuals - Benjamin Franklin, George Washington - to create a mythology of supermen who single-handedly built a nation. For years that fretful insight proved true, and though Adams eventually got his due, it certainly applies to other moments of cataclysmic change, none more so than the Civil War. Certainly in light of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," one could be forgiven for believing that Abraham Lincoln was the driving force behind the abolition of slavery in America.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
SAN LUIS OBISPO - Jake Devincenzi was thrilled to get his hands on Google's new Nexus 4 smartphone. He admired its sleek black case and large touch screen - and he couldn't wait to tear it apart. In a small room cluttered with discarded computer parts, Devincenzi picked up a blue plastic stylus and eased the tool into a seam on the side of the phone as three co-workers watched. Minutes later, a pop. The tear-down had begun. "We're in," he said, and grinned. Each time Devincenzi plucked a part from the Nexus 4, he took a high-resolution photo and posted it online.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
"Show People," the 1928 satire of Hollywood, could be considered the great-grandfather of last year's "The Artist," the Oscar-winning homage to the early days of filmmaking. The fast-paced comedy, starring Marion Davies and directed by King Vidor, spoofs the top stars of the day (many of whom make cameos in the film, including John Gilbert and director John Ford). It screens Thursday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. "I think it's one of the most authentic films about Hollywood because it was made by somebody who was deep in the making of films and was a brilliant filmmaker himself," said Kevin Brownlow of Vidor.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2000 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The successive proprietors of "The Tonight Show" permanently extended the country's television day. But it was Steve Allen, who died Monday, who first staked out the territory in 1953 and, in the mind of many of us, gave the show an ease, sophistication and spontaneity that it never quite managed again. The commercials piled up; there was a kind of stopwatch urgency about the proceedings.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's early August, and with a day of filming just underway on the set of "The Mindy Project," the show's star, Mindy Kaling, is holed up in her studio office talking to a reporter about a topic that weighs heavy on her heart: the way the show's staff undervalues the brilliance of "You've Got Mail. " "That movie is the best. No, like, I want you to bold, underline and highlight that," she said, sitting just a few feet from an unframed poster of the 1998 romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan that hangs on an office wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's early August, and with a day of filming just underway on the set of "The Mindy Project," the show's star, Mindy Kaling, is holed up in her studio office talking to a reporter about a topic that weighs heavy on her heart: the way the show's staff undervalues the brilliance of "You've Got Mail. " "That movie is the best. No, like, I want you to bold, underline and highlight that," she said, sitting just a few feet from an unframed poster of the 1998 romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan that hangs on an office wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson and Sandra Poindexter, Los Angeles Times
People of all income levels across Southern California suffered losses during and after the Great Recession, but the lowest fifth of households took the biggest hit, new census data show. Los Angeles County households whose earnings put them in the lowest fifth for income in 2011 earned 12% less, on average, than the incomes of that same group in 2007, when the recession began. The declines for low-income households in other Southern California counties were even larger, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of newly released census data.
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