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  • Joseph T. Naar, TV, Film Producer and WMA Agent, Dies at 88

    Joseph T. Naar, a former William Morris agent who went to produce blaxploitation vampire pics "Blacula" and "Scream Blacula Scream," as well as TV series "Starsky and Hutch," died January 17. He was 88. At WMA, after Naar was fast-tracked through the...
  • Why 'Pompeii' Doesn't Blow

    History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
  • William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'

    William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'
    For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
  • Herbert Lom dies at 95; played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in 'Pink Panther' movies

    Herbert Lom dies at 95; played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in 'Pink Panther' movies
    Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with Peter Sellers' imbecilic Inspector Clouseau, has died. He was 95. Lom died Thursday in his sleep at his...
  • David C. Anderson, Assistant Director on Blockbusters, Dies

    David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love" and pictures including "The Deer Hunter," "Quadrophenia" and "Tequila Sunrise," died...
  • Review: John Williams aims for the stars at the Hollywood Bowl

    Review: John Williams aims for the stars at the Hollywood Bowl
    If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark. Da-dum. Da-...
  • 'Peter Gunn: The Complete Series'

    'Peter Gunn: The Complete Series'
    Before he established himself in movies by making the likes of "The Pink Panther" and "10," Blake Edwards created and produced one of television's first private-detective classics. Craig Stevens plays Gunn, as smooth with the ladies - especially...
  • Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'

    Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died of...
  • Celebrity homes: John Mayer sells Pacific Palisades home

    Celebrity homes: John Mayer sells Pacific Palisades home
    Singer-songwriter John Mayer has sold his Pacific Palisades wonderland for slightly less than $1.3 million. The gated, two-story contemporary has an atrium entry and a great room with a media area. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the fireplace in the...
  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • LACMA film series celebrates California noir

     
    Starting Friday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater in conjunction will the museum’s “California Design, 1930-1965” exhibition, “California Noir” features a superb selection of 10 little-seen films...