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  • UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past

    UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past
    The UCLA Festival of Preservation doesn't have a motto, but if it did it might be "Give me your tired films, your huddled masses of forgotten and decaying cinema, and I will breathe fire into them and set them free." Really.
  • On Theater: Hershey Felder revives the genius that was Irving Berlin

    On Theater: Hershey Felder revives the genius that was Irving Berlin
    There is, as Irving Berlin once famously observed, no business like show business. When Jerome Kern was asked what he deemed was Berlin's place in American music, he replied, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music — he is American music."...

    Joe Franklin dies at 88; interviewed 'plate twirlers' and stars

    Joe Franklin dies at 88; interviewed 'plate twirlers' and stars
    Joe Franklin, an institution of New York City broadcasting and self-crowned "king of nostalgia" who bantered on radio and television with celebrity A-listers and D-listers alike, has died. He was 88. He died Saturday at a hospice in Manhattan, according...

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Amazing Race The travel...

    Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...