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March 14, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica. She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is charmingly evoked by Richard Woodbury's sound design and the tropical leaves that hang above Takeshi Kata's delicate, bare-bones set, configured tennis-court style with the audience on either side (an approach that heightens naturalism but also impedes sightlines)
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March 14, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica. She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is charmingly evoked by Richard Woodbury's sound design and the tropical leaves that hang above Takeshi Kata's delicate, bare-bones set, configured tennis-court style with the audience on either side (an approach that heightens naturalism but also impedes sightlines)
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August 30, 1987 | Pat Hilton
"Hard to Be a God" is having a hard time becoming a movie. The West German-Russ co-venture is in preproduction in the U.S.S.R. With a September re-start date. And a new--as yet unnamed--leading man. This after original star William Petersen("To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter") left amid reports of the film's financial difficulties--and a personality conflict with W. German producer/director Peter Fleishman.
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June 9, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Prime-time stars — they're dropping like corpses on "CSI. " Word leaked late Tuesday that Laurence Fishburne will leave CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" after just 2½ seasons as Dr. Raymond Langston. CBS hasn't picked a replacement yet, but with Ashton Kutcher substituting for Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men," CBS will start the 2011-12 season with new leads on at least two of its signature series. Meanwhile, the exit of Christopher Meloni as a detective on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" has thrown that show into disarray, with Mariska Hargitay signed on for a reduced role and executives in an 11th-hour scramble to make a deal with costar Ice-T.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Prime-time stars — they're dropping like corpses on "CSI. " Word leaked late Tuesday that Laurence Fishburne will leave CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" after just 2½ seasons as Dr. Raymond Langston. CBS hasn't picked a replacement yet, but with Ashton Kutcher substituting for Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men," CBS will start the 2011-12 season with new leads on at least two of its signature series. Meanwhile, the exit of Christopher Meloni as a detective on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" has thrown that show into disarray, with Mariska Hargitay signed on for a reduced role and executives in an 11th-hour scramble to make a deal with costar Ice-T.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ and DANICA KIRKA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four challengers will seek to unseat three incumbents in Dana Point's first municipal election since incorporation, while in Irvine Mayor Larry Agran will face a fellow City Council member for that city's top elected spot on the June 5 ballot. Dana Point City Council members Eileen Krause, Ingrid McGuire and Michael Eggers met the Friday deadline and filed the necessary documents to run for reelection, City Clerk Mary Carlson said.
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June 7, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, William Petersen seemed destined for movie stardom. The Chicago-based stage actor had received a lot of attention for his first film, 1985's "To Live and Die in L.A." Rolling Stone magazine touted him as the "hot" actor of the summer of 1986 because of his lead role in Michael Mann's thriller "Manhunter." "But I showed them," Petersen said, laughing. "Manhunter" failed at the box office and is widely known only in hindsight as the movie that introduced the character of Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2009 | Choire Sicha
Marg Helgenberger stars as Catherine Willows on "CSI" -- and, can you believe it, the 200th episode airs Thursday. -- It's coming up on 10 years of "CSI." How's that? It's a lot of things. I gauge a lot of things through my son's age. He was 9 when we started that show. He's 18 now -- a freshman at Indiana. He just came home for spring break yesterday, looking like a lumberjack. He's got this full red beard. I mean, he's a redhead! But a red beard is kind of unusual.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1986 | PAT H. BROESKE
With two tough-guy roles under his belt, in movies that have been labeled "Miami Vice"-like, you might expect actor William L. Petersen to come off as the big screen's answer to Don Johnson. But here he sits--in the suite of a West Hollywood hotel--without so much as a fashionable stubble. And he's dressed casually, as opposed to color-coordinated, in brown cords, blue-green shirt and gray socks with Reeboks.
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August 31, 2008 | Geoff Boucher; Chris Lee; Mark Olsen; Rachel Abramowitz; Scott Timberg; Patrick Day; Kenneth Turan
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2009 | Choire Sicha
Marg Helgenberger stars as Catherine Willows on "CSI" -- and, can you believe it, the 200th episode airs Thursday. -- It's coming up on 10 years of "CSI." How's that? It's a lot of things. I gauge a lot of things through my son's age. He was 9 when we started that show. He's 18 now -- a freshman at Indiana. He just came home for spring break yesterday, looking like a lumberjack. He's got this full red beard. I mean, he's a redhead! But a red beard is kind of unusual.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, William Petersen seemed destined for movie stardom. The Chicago-based stage actor had received a lot of attention for his first film, 1985's "To Live and Die in L.A." Rolling Stone magazine touted him as the "hot" actor of the summer of 1986 because of his lead role in Michael Mann's thriller "Manhunter." "But I showed them," Petersen said, laughing. "Manhunter" failed at the box office and is widely known only in hindsight as the movie that introduced the character of Dr.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ and DANICA KIRKA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four challengers will seek to unseat three incumbents in Dana Point's first municipal election since incorporation, while in Irvine Mayor Larry Agran will face a fellow City Council member for that city's top elected spot on the June 5 ballot. Dana Point City Council members Eileen Krause, Ingrid McGuire and Michael Eggers met the Friday deadline and filed the necessary documents to run for reelection, City Clerk Mary Carlson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1987 | Pat Hilton
"Hard to Be a God" is having a hard time becoming a movie. The West German-Russ co-venture is in preproduction in the U.S.S.R. With a September re-start date. And a new--as yet unnamed--leading man. This after original star William Petersen("To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter") left amid reports of the film's financial difficulties--and a personality conflict with W. German producer/director Peter Fleishman.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1986 | PAT H. BROESKE
With two tough-guy roles under his belt, in movies that have been labeled "Miami Vice"-like, you might expect actor William L. Petersen to come off as the big screen's answer to Don Johnson. But here he sits--in the suite of a West Hollywood hotel--without so much as a fashionable stubble. And he's dressed casually, as opposed to color-coordinated, in brown cords, blue-green shirt and gray socks with Reeboks.
NEWS
March 18, 1990
Joe and Rose Kennedy were played superbly by William Petersen and Annette O'Toole. But who was "the girl next door" who played Gloria Swanson? She was hardly a seductress. Fran Crowell, Long Beach
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