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April 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Geologists have found a naturally occurring mineral with the same composition as kryptonite, used to weaken Superman, mineralogist Chris Stanley of London's Natural History Museum reported Tuesday in the journal Geology. Stanley found that the formula for kryptonite, in the movie "Superman II," matched that of sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide. But it isn't green crystal; it's white, powdery and nonradioactive.
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October 12, 2013 | By Susan King
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced Saturday afternoon that director Richard Lester, who helmed the influential classic Beatles' film musicals, 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!," is the recipient of the organization's career achievement honor. The honor will be presented at the L.A. Film Critics Assn. awards ceremony Jan. 11 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. Previous honorees include directors Paul Mazursky and Frederick Wiseman and actors Doris Day and Jean-Paul Belmondo . A childĀ  prodigy, the 81-year-old Lester began studying at the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 15. He started working in TV about 1950 and moved to London in 1953, where he worked as a director in indie TV. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times His 1960 short "The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film," which he made with "Goon Show" stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan earned an Oscar nomination.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2011
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" Harrison Ford introduced adventurer-professor Indiana Jones in this blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg. "Superman II" Christopher Reeve returned as the Man of Steel in the second installment of the Superman movies, which was directed by Richard Lester. It went on to be a critical favorite and box-office hit. "Arthur" Though the dreadful 2011 remake disappeared quickly, this comedy starring Academy Award-nominated Dudley Moore was a huge hit and won the legendary John Gielgud an Oscar.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2011
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" Harrison Ford introduced adventurer-professor Indiana Jones in this blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg. "Superman II" Christopher Reeve returned as the Man of Steel in the second installment of the Superman movies, which was directed by Richard Lester. It went on to be a critical favorite and box-office hit. "Arthur" Though the dreadful 2011 remake disappeared quickly, this comedy starring Academy Award-nominated Dudley Moore was a huge hit and won the legendary John Gielgud an Oscar.
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May 18, 2010
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 Showtime 9 a.m. Paradise Now 2005 Sundance 10:05 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Deconstructing Harry 1997 Encore 11 a.m. The Year of the Yao 2004 IFC 11 a.m. Rich, Young and Pretty 1951 TCM 11 a.m. Jellyfish 2007 Sundance 11:45 a.m. Iron Monkey 1993 IFC 12:30 p.m. Superman 1978 AMC 2 p.m. The New World 2005 IFC 2:05 p.m. Harriet the Spy 1996 Cinemax 2:30 p.m. One Crazy...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010 | By Susan King
Come on, get happy. Why? Because in between all the John Ford manliness at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre presentation that my colleague Kenneth Turan mentions above, will be a visit with Mrs. Partridge herself. Shirley Jones won't be talking about any of David Cassidy's behind-the-scenes shenanigans, though. She'll be there to discuss her Oscar-winning role as a prostitute in 1960's "Elmer Gantry," following the 50th anniversary screening of the drama on Saturday. The Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre offers a digital restoration retrospective beginning Friday with Martin Scorsese's hard-hitting "Raging Bull" from 1980.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
FOR once, Superman failed to save the day -- Lois Lane was dead, killed by the machinations of Lex Luthor, and the Man of Steel was left wailing in grief. But then the hero launched himself into the stratosphere and furiously circled the Earth until time itself reversed and he was given a second chance to make things right.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2013 | By Susan King
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced Saturday afternoon that director Richard Lester, who helmed the influential classic Beatles' film musicals, 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!," is the recipient of the organization's career achievement honor. The honor will be presented at the L.A. Film Critics Assn. awards ceremony Jan. 11 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. Previous honorees include directors Paul Mazursky and Frederick Wiseman and actors Doris Day and Jean-Paul Belmondo . A childĀ  prodigy, the 81-year-old Lester began studying at the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 15. He started working in TV about 1950 and moved to London in 1953, where he worked as a director in indie TV. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times His 1960 short "The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film," which he made with "Goon Show" stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan earned an Oscar nomination.
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March 22, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
1 960. Moab, Utah. Tom Mankiewicz, an 18-year-old Yalie, was spending his summer vacation working as a gofer on a John Wayne film called "The Comancheros." "I can still remember all of my lines," Mankiewicz said. "I'd say, 'Yes, sir.' . . . 'I'll get that right away, sir.' . . . 'And I'll get that too, right away, sir.' " He chuckled. "It was the summer of the presidential campaign and I was wearing a J.F.K. button.
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July 14, 1991
The 10 top-grossing movies 10 years ago this week were, according to the July 14, 1981, Daily Variety: 1--Superman II 2--Raiders of the Lost Ark 3--Stripes 4--Fox & the Hounds 5--Escape from New York 6--For Your Eyes Only/Cannonball Run (tied) 7--The Great Muppet Caper 8--S.O.B. 9--Clash of the Titans 10--History of the World, Part I
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 Showtime 9 a.m. Paradise Now 2005 Sundance 10:05 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Deconstructing Harry 1997 Encore 11 a.m. The Year of the Yao 2004 IFC 11 a.m. Rich, Young and Pretty 1951 TCM 11 a.m. Jellyfish 2007 Sundance 11:45 a.m. Iron Monkey 1993 IFC 12:30 p.m. Superman 1978 AMC 2 p.m. The New World 2005 IFC 2:05 p.m. Harriet the Spy 1996 Cinemax 2:30 p.m. One Crazy...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010 | By Susan King
Come on, get happy. Why? Because in between all the John Ford manliness at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre presentation that my colleague Kenneth Turan mentions above, will be a visit with Mrs. Partridge herself. Shirley Jones won't be talking about any of David Cassidy's behind-the-scenes shenanigans, though. She'll be there to discuss her Oscar-winning role as a prostitute in 1960's "Elmer Gantry," following the 50th anniversary screening of the drama on Saturday. The Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre offers a digital restoration retrospective beginning Friday with Martin Scorsese's hard-hitting "Raging Bull" from 1980.
SCIENCE
April 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Geologists have found a naturally occurring mineral with the same composition as kryptonite, used to weaken Superman, mineralogist Chris Stanley of London's Natural History Museum reported Tuesday in the journal Geology. Stanley found that the formula for kryptonite, in the movie "Superman II," matched that of sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide. But it isn't green crystal; it's white, powdery and nonradioactive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
FOR once, Superman failed to save the day -- Lois Lane was dead, killed by the machinations of Lex Luthor, and the Man of Steel was left wailing in grief. But then the hero launched himself into the stratosphere and furiously circled the Earth until time itself reversed and he was given a second chance to make things right.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
1 960. Moab, Utah. Tom Mankiewicz, an 18-year-old Yalie, was spending his summer vacation working as a gofer on a John Wayne film called "The Comancheros." "I can still remember all of my lines," Mankiewicz said. "I'd say, 'Yes, sir.' . . . 'I'll get that right away, sir.' . . . 'And I'll get that too, right away, sir.' " He chuckled. "It was the summer of the presidential campaign and I was wearing a J.F.K. button.
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July 3, 1999 | Associated Press
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March 6, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Valerie Perrine may be the only former Las Vegas showgirl to win the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. Just a few years after she had hung up her glitzy showgirl costume, Perrine was the toast of the town as Lenny Bruce's stripper/showgirl wife Honey Harlow in Bob Fosse's acclaimed 1974 biopic "Lenny," with Dustin Hoffman as the groundbreaking comedian. After eight years working at the Desert Inn and the Lido, which was a topless revue, Perrine was visiting a friend in Los Angeles looking for career opportunities.
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