October 2, 1994 |
The directors were the stars of two recent Showtime original movie series: "Fallen Angels" and "Rebel Highway." But with the cable network's latest series, "Directed By," stars are the directors.
December 2, 1995 |
Treat Williams' over-the-top performance in Gary Fleder's low-budget debut film, "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," is being hailed as a comeback. Cast as Critical Bill, a psychotic thug who spends his spare time beating up the corpses in the morgue where he works, Williams just about steals the film from co-stars Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken and Jack Warden.
March 17, 1991 |
Treat Williams was peering through the blinds of his trailer at Columbia Pictures, formerly the old MGM Studios, in Culver City. His face was beaming. "It's exciting for me being here because I am on the lot where a lot of my heroes did their best work," he said with quiet enthusiasm. "Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Buster Keaton were at this studio. We are sitting right here next to one of the sound stages. Who knows whether 'Woman of the Year' was shot here?
December 5, 1985 |
Oscar-winning movie star Robert De Niro and two other leading American actors have arrived here to attend a Latin American film festival, the Cuban press reported. De Niro and Christopher Walken, both stars of "The Deer Hunter," flew here in a light plane piloted by Treat Williams.
January 3, 1992 |
Staging Benefits: The Children's Defense Fund, which works on behalf of poor, minority and disabled youngsters, will benefit from the opening night of "Paul Robeson" Wednesday at the Westwood Playhouse. Avery Brooks stars in the play, based on the life of the controversial singer-actor and black activist. . . . And, AIDS Project Los Angeles will benefit from the eighth annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event--a tribute to composer Irving Berlin--Feb. 7-8 at the downtown Embassy Theatre.
July 19, 1987
As we all know, here in the Kingdom of L.A., the ultimate question out of this week's Iran/contra hearings is not whether Lt. Col. North will get indicted, will Admiral Poindexter now take the fall, or even if the President woke up long enough to know what was going on. It is, of course, who will write, direct and act in the next great hot item in this town--"Oliver (North)!/The Movie." Treat Williams as Ollie and Mason Adams as his attorney Brendan Sullivan. Who else for this extravaganza?