August 14, 2009 |
He dances in the alley when the music's right, remembering the days when he made machine guns during the week and in his off hours slipped on a satin shirt and black-and-white shoes and gathered a band of horn blowers to play weddings along the Nile. He was the singer, a high-rise hairdo and a voice to match. The neighborhood knew him, but the neighborhood pretty much knew everybody; still, Saber Saad felt special, microphone in hand, his two-tones tapping in the lights, the wind carrying his music through marsh grass and out to the desert, dying somewhere beneath the stars.
June 18, 1994
June Dayton Harens, 70, a Broadway, film and television actress perhaps best remembered for her role as Mary Aldrich in Paramount's Henry Aldrich films. Born Mary June Wetzel in Dayton, Ohio, she took the name of her hometown as her stage name. Mrs. Harens appeared on Broadway in such plays as "Tenting Tonight," "The Ivy Green" and "One Shoe Off." As television developed in the 1950s, she acted in several respected programs including "Studio One," "Philco Playhouse" and "The Kraft Theater."
May 1, 2009 |
John McCain will be the host of AMC cable network's Memorial Day weekend marathon of movies celebrating war heroes. The former prisoner of war and Republican presidential candidate will introduce movies such as "Midway," "Patton," "The Longest Day," "Hamburger Hill," "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "Battle of the Bulge." -- Associated Press
May 11, 1987 |
The Little Tokyo Cinemas, 333 South Alameda in downtown Los Angeles, which were to open Friday, failed to pass fire inspection, said a theater official. The two new theaters are now scheduled to open May 22, with "Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy" and a revival of "The Castle of Sand."
June 2, 2001
I sympathize with the plight of the younger generation of Japanese Americans who are being thrust into the spotlight as a result of the movie "Pearl Harbor" and their discomfort with being the possible object of ridicule, ostracism or worse (" 'Pearl Harbor' Making Its Marks," by Erika Hayasaki, May 29). I hope and am confident that the vast majority of Americans have overcome their animosity toward the Japanese and realize that the Japanese actions in World War II were of a different time and mind-set.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2004 |
Charles F. Wheeler, a cinematographer for half a century who was nominated for an Academy Award for "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and for an Emmy for the CBS television movie "Babe," about athlete Mildred Zaharias, has died. Wheeler, 88, died Thursday in the city of Orange. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease. To make the 1970 "Tora! Tora! Tora!"