May 8, 1988
Thank you for Jerry Hulse's tribute to Delaplane. It meant a great deal to me--being an old San Franciscan. The art of traveling is just that--an art. And being able to come back with a good story is a true blessing. Delaplane will be sorely missed. JANE POWELL San Diego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1989
Regarding the San Diego Convention Center, that name is appropriate and should remain as such. As for Martin Luther King Jr., there are many other things that could be named after him. My favorite would be Presidents Way in Balboa Park. That would be a tribute equal to his accomplishment. PAUL HERRMANN San Diego
May 20, 2013 |
Kirk Douglas will be paying tribute to his old friend and frequent co-star Burt Lancaster at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's June 7 screening of their classic 1957 western, “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” is part of the archive's “Burt Lancaster: A Centennial Celebration” films series. Directed by John Sturges, the western was the second on-screen pairing of the two tough guys. Lancaster plays Wyatt Earp and Douglas is his friend, Doc Holiday, the alcoholic dentist, gunfighter and gambler who had tuberculosis. Rhonda Fleming, Oscar-winner Jo Van Fleet and young Dennis Hopper also star in the film.
June 4, 1989
Re "In Desert Solitude, Faithful Pay Tribute to the Abbey Myth" by Bob Sipchen, May 22: Not long ago, Edward Abbey, the great naturalist, died. He was my hero. I made a film of his book, "The Brave Cowboy," which was released under the title, "Lonely Are the Brave." My company, Bryna, produced it, and I played Edward Abbey. It is my favorite movie. I was proud that Abbey liked it. In a tribute to Abbey, your writer wrote: "He (Abbey) was pleased with the film, 'Lonely Are the Brave,' in which Gregory Peck played the lead."
May 14, 2011
Lonesome Country: An In-Person Tribute to Monte Hellman Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, "Road to Nowhere" Admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2001
I have read many articles saying things will never be the same after the incidents of Sept. 11; I hope this is true. I have seen grown men not afraid to cry and show their emotions. I have seen children disgusted by violence; the same violence that dominated their video games, movies and TV shows. I have seen governments with dramatic differences in political ideology unite against evil. I see strangers walking down the street saying hello. I see people standing up when the national anthem is played.
May 20, 2012
'Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People' Where: Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 1. Tickets: $10 or $4-$6 for children, students and seniors. Information: (323) 667-2000. Theautry.org
February 20, 2012 |
The late Gary Carter, who died last week at the age of 57, was an icon in Montreal. A longtime catcher for the Montreal Expos, he was beloved in the city. Unfortunately, there is no pro baseball team in Montreal anymore, with the Expos moving Washington, D.C., to become the Nationals before the 2005 season. Carter's number had been retired by the Expos before the team moved, however, and with no baseball team in town anymore, the banner with his number was moved to the home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Center.
February 28, 2013 |
When it comes to corporate greed, misguided political policies and the little guy getting the shaft, not much has changed in America over the last century or so. At least that's what the fine documentary "Genius on Hold," via its remarkable account of unsung telecommunications inventor Walter Shaw, so convincingly illustrates. Although writer-director Gregory Marquette gets a bit too ambitious in framing Shaw's ill-fated story within the context of the U.S.' greatest financial crises - the 1929 stock market crash and 2008's Wall Street debacle - the filmmaker mostly focuses, with great detail yet admirable economy, on Shaw's sad, twisty tale of battling telephone giant AT&T.
April 12, 2011
New Hollywood Godson: An In-Person Tribute to James Caan Where: American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica General admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. "The Gambler" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. "Harry and Walter Go to New York," "Cinderella Liberty" Friday at 7:30 p.m. "Thief," "Hide in Plain Sight;" Caan will appear in person....