| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Let's get one thing straight: This won't be a year-ender piece about Art Basel, the greatness that was the 11th annual orgy of international artists converging on Miami Beach for four days of art hysteria, or anything Miami-...
| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The historic Hotel Laguna suffered two catastrophes last year: Owner Claes Andersen died over the summer and record rainfall damaged the aging hotel's roof in December, causing the ceilings of the second story to fall in, according to Georgia Andersen,...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:32 AM
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.
Distance: 3 to 7 miles
Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours
| Jan 4, 2012
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...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 8:21 PM
It seems counterintuitive to say the most successful portions of the Orlando Philharmonic's tribute to great movies came when I forgot the orchestra was there.
But in this case, that's a compliment.
In the season-opening pops performance, the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The Grand Old Lady of Laguna has no need for a facelift, but recently the Hotel Laguna's interior underwent an "up-do."
Georgia Andersen presided over the Oct. 13 rededication of the hotel to celebrate the extensive remodeling of its interior. The...
| Nov 6, 2011
These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:44 PM
You've seen Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood," Frank Sinatra's "Robin and the Seven Hoods" and Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."
More novels, plays and movies have been written about Robin Hood than just about any other historical figure. Yet in this...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...