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  • Gore Vidal's pointed witticisms fly again

    Gore Vidal's pointed witticisms fly again
    If you're starved for the kind of piercing wit rarely exhibited by today's movie heroes and villains, the archival company offered up in the documentary "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia" is wholly satisfying. For decades until his death two years...
  • Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair

    Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair
    In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a† "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
  • Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires

    Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
    In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
  • An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais

    An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais
    Carlos MonsivŠis wasn't a "pundit," although he spoke and wrote with biting irony and insight about politics. He wasn't a "talking head" either, although he regularly appeared on TV shows in his native Mexico to offer erudite yet unstuffy thoughts about...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Angela Lansbury

    The Sunday Conversation: Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury, 86, returns to movie theaters on Friday as the lovable teapot Mrs. Potts in "Beauty and the Beast" as Disney Studios rereleases the popular 1991 animated film remastered in digital 3-D. The five-time Tony Award winner also returns to...
  • The last mystery of Gore Vidal

    The last mystery of Gore Vidal
    You hear Gore Vidal long before you see him, the steady tap-swish-tap of foot and cane on an upstairs landing in his sunny Spanish Colonial house in the Hollywood Hills; then there's the slow whir of a mechanical chairlift carrying the novelist-essayist-...
  • A lifetime bond over books

    A lifetime bond over books
    Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
  • Winona Ryder sells her home in Sunset Strip area

    Winona Ryder sells her home in Sunset Strip area
    Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties

    Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties
    Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96. Her...