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John Landis

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  • Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers

    Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers
    Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...
  • When movie costumes become fashion trends

    Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own...
  • Funny Money Movies at New Haven Public Library Dec. 29 and Jan. 26

    Funny Money Movies at New Haven Public Library Dec. 29 and Jan. 26
    New Haven Free Public Library has the right attitude about Christmas-season capitalist impulses: make merry with them. The library sent around an email titled “Economic Policy Explored in Films at New Haven Public Library. The missive begins:...
  • Weddings from a simpler time

    Weddings from a simpler time
    It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...
  • Review: Do the time warp at Lighthouse Tavern

    Review: Do the time warp at Lighthouse Tavern
    After a run of the best of the '80s, Lighthouse Tavern's music selection hit its nadir with Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time." Most bartenders would have quickly pushed 'skip,' but not mine, who pumped up the volume — and, when asked if the singer...
  • April 13: Midday Fix - Adam Green

    April 13: Midday Fix - Adam Green
    Adam Green Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York. First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area. His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts,...
  • Producer Leslie Belzberg lists Bel-Air home

    Producer Leslie Belzberg lists Bel-Air home
    Producer Leslie Belzberg has listed her Bel-Air home for sale at $2.395 million. The remodeled post-and-beam house, built in 1963, retains its midcentury vibe with walls of glass, oversized flagstone fireplaces and cork floors. The five-bedroom, four-...
  • Chris Paul buys Avril Lavigne's Bel-Air mansion for $8.495 million

    Chris Paul buys Avril Lavigne's Bel-Air mansion for $8.495 million
    L.A. Clipper Chris Paul may be quick down the court, but he moves pretty fast when it comes to buying multimillion-dollar real estate too. The All-Star bought and closed on the Bel-Air home of singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million just a...
  • Top 5 Christmas Comedies

    Top 5 Christmas Comedies
    When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times. I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
  • Reel Critics: 'Chronicle' a blending of movie genres

    Reel Critics: 'Chronicle' a blending of movie genres
    "Chronicle"is a very nifty first effort from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. Max is the son of legendary John Landis of "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Twilight Zone" fame. This new film blends several movie genres in thoughtful...
  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...