| Apr 5, 2008
By Robin Blaetz
Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
| Dec 13, 2008
Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92.
Johnson, who was most frequently...
| Mar 19, 2009
Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...
| Mar 30, 2007
He's often compared to a modern day Errol Flynn. After all, Orlando Bloom has the good looks and the swashbuckling credits: He's played the bow-and-arrow-carrying elf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, he starred in the sandals-and-swords Crusades...
| Aug 30, 2009
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
| Jun 22, 2008
All for a Few Perfect Waves
The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
HarperEntertainment: 476 pp., $25.95
Miki Dora has been called many things: "Kerouac in board shorts" (the London Times); "a deconstructor of the American...
| Aug 15, 2007
ON a balmy summer night, where do you take out-of-town friends more intent on seeing something of the Hollywood scene than trying the latest, greatest restaurant? To the most adult place on the Strip: Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower hotel. We commandeer...
| Aug 17, 2008
"This is a unique destination where you are allowed on a military post, visit [one] of the 21 missions and stay overnight at Hearst's private lodge," says reader Lloyd van Horsen of Santa Barbara, in recommending Ft. Hunter Liggett.
| Feb 4, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SALTY AND SWEET: "The Sarah Silverman Program" returns for its third season at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.......
| Feb 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A 3-year-old male toy poodle named Walker won the toy group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the most prestigious show in the U.S., on Monday night. Walker, whose full name is Ch. Smash JP Moon Walk, is owned......
| Feb 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Our mystery fellow is Daniel Frohman, shown above left with Pola Negri and Jesse Lasky in a photo dated Oct. 8, 1922. This weekâs mystery fellow is the man on the left in the high collar. Heâs with two mystery...