May 27, 1999 |
It's that time of year again. Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach is hosting Family Flicks on the beach Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 4. That means watching films on a 9-by-12-foot screen from the vantage point of a beach chair on the shore of the 100-acre waterfront resort--not to mention something you can't get at your local Edwards or AMC theater: marshmallows roasting by campfire.
December 8, 1998 |
It's a race that could give Las Vegas oddsmakers nightmares. As 1998 dwindles down to its final weeks, the only sure thing about this year's Academy Awards competition is that Steven Spielberg's World War II battle drama, "Saving Private Ryan," starring Tom Hanks, is a virtual lock for one of the five best picture nominations. But beyond that, say many who closely monitor the Oscar race, the remaining four nominations are up for grabs.
March 23, 1998 |
It's become an Oscar weekend ritual for film glamour to spend Saturday at the beach. The draw to the Pacific comes from two separate events that take place a hundred yards from each other: the Independent Feature Project/West's Independent Spirit Awards, which fills a massive tent in a Santa Monica shoreline parking lot, and the tea party hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles at Shutters Hotel.
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May 6, 1993 |
Kurt Osburn pops wheelies. That's what he does; that's what he loves. Osburn, a Fullerton sandblaster, is so obsessed with riding his bike on its rear wheel that he wants to do it all the way across the country. "I'm just a showoff," he said. "That's just how I am. I have to wheelie. It's my No. 1--what I'm focusing my life on." Since he was 9, Osburn has performed wheelies on his bicycle.
May 24, 1998 |
From a bad dream to a good one . . . Jerry West picks up the phone, calls an old friend. Elgin Baylor: Hello? West: Hey. Baylor: Jerry? West: Yup. Baylor: Oh, this is rich. Ten minutes after Utah cleans your clock, you're calling for my office measurements. You're a real back surgeon, you are. Listen, pal, if you want my job, you're going to have to . . . West: Relax, buddy. I'm not quitting. I'm staying with the Lakers.