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  • Gloria Molina: L.A.'s 'first Latina'

    Gloria Molina's life has been one of contradictions: the famous feminist politician from East L.A., the career policymaker/politician who still feels like an outsider. She can claim many "firsts," a lot of admirers and a lot of political foes. The first Latina elected to the Legislature, to the Los Angeles City Council, and the first woman and Latina elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, where she'll likely be until she is termed out in 2014. Her reputation is one of picking fights, but she also picks her fights -- killing a proposed prison in East L.A. in the 1980s, watchdogging cushy government pensions and perks and budget practices, and looking out for Los Angeles' poor, of which she was once one herself, the eldest of 10 kids of a poor Mexican immigrant. You may see her only in TV news clips, jabbing a finger on some point. There's more, and some slow-mo, to GloMo.
  • Edith Head gets her say in a one-woman show

    Susan Claassen plays the designer in the one-woman show “A Conversation With Edith Head,” which opens Friday at the Odyssey Theatre,

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    La Liz’s sparkling legacy is showcased in a spectacular auction.

    A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

    Feb. 13, 1951: Edith Head, the Paramount designer, says: "I don't know why I'm so happy these days unless it's because I've found a waist smaller than Veronica Lake's." The 21 1/2-inch waist belongs to Jan Sterling, Hedda Hopper reports. July 8, 1973:...

    Edith Head exhibit: A meeting of designing minds in Oklahoma

    Edith Head (1897-1981), the Academy Award-winning costume designer who worked behind the scenes on iconic films such as Billy Wilder’s “Double Indemnity” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” and “Vertigo,”