June 15, 2012 |
The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned has sold for $660,000. The property was listed in 2009 at $1.95 million but after multiple price reductions was lost to foreclosure in November at $699,283. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
May 2, 2012 |
If the thought of Bugattis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos gets your heart revving, then the classic car gawk-fest of the third annual Concours D'Elegance at Greystone Mansion on Sunday could be your speed. Hosted by the City of Beverly Hills as a fundraiser for the restored historic setting once owned by the Doheny family, the upscale auto show is becoming one of Southern California's premier car events. It was recently endorsed by the world's vintage car watchdog, FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens)
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April 12, 2012 |
Ed Savko, who bought a small-town grocery known as the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway in 1961 and turned it into an internationally recognized motorcycle mecca frequented by celebrities, businessmen, outlaw clubs and other bikers, has died. He was 86. Savko, who made it a weekend ritual to ride the twisty Santa Monica Mountains roads and stop at his hangout to swap stories and grab a bite to eat, died April 2 of congestive heart failure at Los Robles Hospital's Transitional Care Center in Thousand Oaks, according to his daughter, Sandra Clark.
March 1, 2012 |
The Santa Paula ranch that box-office star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned is now bank-owned, public records show. The property had been for sale in 2009 at $1.95 million and had been reduced to $799,000 when it was removed from the market late last year. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. He died that year at age 50. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, has antique stained-glass windows, mountain views and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
January 14, 2012 |
In "The Fades," which premieres Saturday on BBC America, Paul (Iain De Caestecker) and Mac (Daniel Kaluuya) are best friends; they would have to be, having no other ones. Seventeen going on 14, they share a world in which all useful metaphors, if little practical knowledge, are available in the works of Spielberg, Lucas and Tolkien. We've met them before, in many places: Mac is the Virgin Who Can't Stop Talking About Sex; Paul is the Guy Who Would Be Hunky If He'd Only Stand Up Straight.
December 22, 2011 |
Four human beings writhe together in the frenzied climax of Steve McQueen's "Shame. " There's Michael Fassbender, starring as the emotionally stunted, sex-addicted New Yorker Brandon Sullivan. Then there are two female actors, DeeDee Luxe and Calamity Chang, Brandon's playmates in his final bout of impersonal, soul-destroying physical release. And the fourth participant? Why, that would be you, dear viewer, says McQueen, the film's British director and co-writer with playwright Abi Morgan.