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Frances Farmer

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  • Harry Morgan, 1915-2011: An appreciation

     
    Harry Morgan, who died Wednesday at age 96, could command your attention while still seeming quite ordinary. That was Harry Morgan's particular magic....
  • Another Good Story Ruined: Saucers Over L.A.! -- Part 1

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Searchlights rake the nighttime sky over a blacked-out city on Feb. 25, 1942, in the so-called Battle of Los Angeles. A powerful image, to be sure. But is it real? That is a short question......
  • The Spotlight: Nicholas Kazan on 'Mlle. God' at Atwater Village Theatre

     
    From Claus von Bülow to Patty Hearst, Oscar nominee Nicholas Kazan has brought to life his share of controversial characters. His latest play, “Mlle. God,” riffs on Frank Wedekind’s notorious fin de siècle dramas about Lulu, a libidinous free...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Nov. 26, 1940

     
    Nov. 26, 1940: CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNIQUE to Frances Farmer: I'm sorry to hear you're bitter because the press failed to support your attempted screen comeback, but after your mistreatment of reporters when you were a star what did you expect?, Jimmie......
  • Britney's Law? Not so crazy

    Wouldn't it be something if the giants of mental healthcare reform in California turned out to be three men named Lanterman, Petris and Short -- and a pop singer by the name of Britney Spears? The first three were state legislators. More than 40 years...
  • Culture shock

    SEATTLE -- You might think John Waters has seen it all. But the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash -- or as he prefers to think of himself these days, "Filth Elder" -- remains amazed by the world around him. It's downright amazing how often the word...