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  • Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars

    Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars
    Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate movie.
  • Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)

    Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)
    When I talked to Graham Norton in December, his "scrappy mixed terrier thing" kept interrupting by attacking her loudest toy. Her name, he said, is Madge, which led me to ask if she's named after Madonna. "Well yes, but I didn't do it! I don't want to...

    James Bond, all dressed up and everywhere to go

    Over the last half-century and 23 official James Bond films, Ian Fleming's super spy has been played by seven different actors under 11 different directors, with 17 different costume designers or wardrobe supervisors responsible for the look of agent...

    A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner

    A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner
    Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it. Even an Academy Award. The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...

    The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...