| May 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A few weeks ago at a book signing at Martha's Bookstore on Balboa Island, I met and began talking to Sharon and Bob Lambert, who live on the island.
They told me about the existence of two things I didn't know about, which I now pass along to you. The...
| Jan 22, 2012
If the twentysomething guy from the mailroom, your waiter at Mozza and hipster music moguls all seem to be sporting the same haircut — trimmed buzz-cut short on the sides, left long on the top and swept back from the forehead — it's not your...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.
By FRANK RIZZO
Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life.
With a new film out this month...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:02 PM
For a variety of cultural, financial and governmental reasons, Canadian filmmakers produce films that tend to be conventional — even bland. There are two great exceptions to this. The obvious one is David Cronenberg: Even those who hate “The...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| Aug 16, 2012
Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother
Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Jay Dackman's Canton home is bright, open, contemporary and directly on the waterfront at the Anchorage Marina. The three-story, six-level brick townhouse is filled with framed puzzles of Impressionist masterpieces, hung as they are completed by the 54-...
| Jun 9, 2012
Audrey Young, 89, who was a singer-actress in the 1940s and donated $5 million to the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood to create the Billy Wilder Theater in memory of her late husband, died June 1 in Los Angeles. A cause was not given. Her death was...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:05 AM
100 Years Ago
Yankee Doodle Dandy
"Ford's Grand Opera House: Week, February 24th, Cohan and Harris offer, a new satirical comedy, The Children of Today, by Clara Lipman and Samuel Shipman. Representative Company.
"Children of Today, a play which...