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  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming a scene and the reverential students waited for his instructions — and they waited. Ray fell inexplicably silent. Minutes passed, then hours, and finally the students left, bewildered by the tall, frail man with an eye patch and wild, white hair.
  • Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80

    Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80
    Patricia Modell, a successful TV and film actress in the 1950s and '60s who became a well-known philanthropist in Baltimore with her husband, former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, died Wednesday at the age of 80. Mrs. Modell was admitted two weeks ago to...

    Movies: The '20s roaring again

    Movies: The '20s roaring again
    Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs. The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen. It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's...

    HBO dominates the Emmy nominations

    HBO dominates the Emmy nominations
    Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...

    Home of the Week: Hollywood version of Greek Revival in Los Feliz

    Home of the Week: Hollywood version of Greek Revival in Los Feliz
    Technically, this multilevel house in the Los Feliz hills falls into the design category of Greek Revival, but just barely. "The architecture didn't feel to me like a Greek Revival house in the classic sense," says co-owner Ilene Kurtz-Kretzschmar, who...