| Jan 30, 2010
"The Hallelujah Flight"
By Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Holyfield
Putnam, $16.99, ages 8-10
When Phil Bildner heard the story of James Banning, an ace stunt pilot and the first African-American to complete a transcontinental flight, in 1932,...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Chuck A. Bausback was 8 years old when Bob Hope Airport opened in 1930 as United Airport.
The 87-year-old moved with his family to La Crescenta in 1928. He graduated from Glendale High School because La Crescenta High School hadn't opened yet.
| Feb 1, 2010
| 5:35 PM
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart, whose disappearance over the Atlantic Ocean has remained a mystery for seven decades, in director Mira Nair's lavishly filmed if predictable biography. Determined to live her life...
| Oct 21, 2009
Amelia Earhart wasn't much more than "a face on a postage stamp" to Indian director Mira Nair when she took on the assignment of directing Hilary Swank as the famed aviatrix in the new bio-pic Amelia.
Fortunately, "we had this bible we used to...
| Oct 23, 2009
Amelia has magnificent period settings and airplanes and majestic aerial photography. It boasts the two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, perfectly cast as Amelia Earhart, with Richard Gere as Earhart's promoter-publisher husband, George Putnam. They even...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:13 PM
I don't usually take sides as a reporter. During City Council election time, I avoid endorsing candidates; if a dispute arises in town over organized religion, I keep my spiritual views private.
But if it comes to supporting Old World Village, the most...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Apr 9, 2009
At a time when upscale mac 'n' cheese is one of the trendiest foods around, guest poster Owl Meat brings us back to earth with his insightful examination of the original version. EL Don't hurry, puff and wheeze, there's a......
| Oct 8, 2009
Hilary Swank -- who plays pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart in the new film "Amelia" -- walks around nude in front of her boyfriend???s son. He's 6. In the new issue of Marie Claire, Hilary admits that she always sleeps in......
| Oct 14, 2009
Skingraft channeled Amelia Earhart and Louis Verdad's muse was Michelle Obama last night at Downtown L.A. Fashion Week. ???We were really inspired by strong women like Amelia Earhart and Joan of Arc,??? said Skingraft co-designer Katie Kay. ???There is...