December 25, 1999
John Lyday, 78, Army surgeon during the Korean War who was the inspiration for the character Trapper John in the movie and subsequent television series "MASH." Lyday was an enlisted man in World War II and an Army doctor in Korea. While serving in the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea, he worked with another surgeon, Dr. Dick Hornberger, who under the pen name Richard Hooker wrote a book based on his experiences.
July 25, 2011 |
In a world that's constantly changing, it's good to know that some things basically stay the same — for example, the movie western. It's a genre that hasn't changed much in the last century of cinematic history: There are good guys and there are bad guys, horses and shootouts and probably a saloon or two. At the heart of any great western is the cowboy hero. Before there were such legendary movie cowboys as John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Clint Eastwood and others, the Hollywood trail was paved by silent-era heroes, led by Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson, William S. Hart and Tom Mix. Some of these early performers were true cowboys who did their own stunts.
April 17, 1986 |
Frank D. Gilroy's "The Gig" (Friday at selected theaters) follows a quintet of full-time urban professionals--and part-time amateur jazzmen--who suddenly get a shot at a lifetime dream: playing an actual professional engagement before paying audiences. Accepting the gig--a last-minute fill-in--means they'll have to disrupt settled, conventional lives, jobs that include dentistry, real estate and used cars.
March 24, 1994 |
Michael Martin Murphey has a soft spot in his heart for the San Gabriel Valley where he used to live, but this weekend it's the Santa Clarita Valley that's drawing the New Mexico resident back to Southern California. The cowboy singer is in town to help Santa Clarita celebrate its Western heritage at the Cowboy Poetry, Music and Film Festival. His performances are Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. The cost is $15. Santa Clarita begins its celebration Friday at 8 p.m.
May 11, 1986 |
Tom Selleck was in Southern California a few days ago to uncover some dirt, not in his TV detective role as Magnum P.I., but wearing his (hard) hat as a principal of Selleck Properties, a real estate development/investment/management company that has offices in Sherman Oaks and is headed by his older (by 18 months) brother, Robert. The pair participated in ground-breaking ceremonies for their $11.
May 2, 1986 |
"There's a lot of glamour tonight," Kenneth Norris proclaimed. Not the least, at Las Floristas' Floral Headdress Ball, was Norris' announcement that he was giving another $100,000 to support Las Floristas Handicapped Children's Clinics. Carolyn Stockwell, sitting with Randy and a raft of friends, was almost giddy with pleasure over the way the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom looked. Bowers of flowers were everywhere, mixed with a touch of blue neon.
December 5, 2004 |
Adam Sandler, who stars in the upcoming holiday movie "Spanglish," has purchased a Pacific Palisades home for just under $13 million, according to real estate sources. Sandler bought a house, on two-thirds of an acre, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in nearly 13,000 square feet. The home, built in 1990, also has a pool. The property was not on the market.
August 24, 1985 |
With Dan Rather knocked out of his chair by a cold, CBS seemed to be adrift without an anchorman. All the regular substitutes were away Wednesday when a sick Rather said he'd rather not. So Forrest Sawyer sat in. Forrest who? Sawyer has been with the network in New York for two months, but his is not a household name yet. So where have all the anchors gone? The first-string sub for Rather, Bob Schieffer, is on vacation. Charles Kuralt is on the road in London.