| May 27, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Most actors would kill for an opportunity to appear in a Woody Allen film. Rachel McAdams was no different, gladly accepting when he offered her a part in “Midnight in Paris.”
Then the eccentric filmmaker called to talk to her about the role,...
| Jul 26, 2011
Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek'
Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
| Aug 21, 2011
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...
| Apr 17, 2012
Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon.
| Jul 30, 2011
Katharine Hepburn's storied seaside Connecticut mansion in Fenwick is again for sale.
Yes, it is the Hepburn estate. And yet, it isn't. It's someone else's house not only by title, but by feel.
A massive, multi-million dollar renovation pushed the...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:57 AM
For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:48 PM
You figure this would be old hat for Meryl Streep by now, given that she's been nominated for about a gazillion Oscars.
But a clearly delighted Streep said hearing her name announced from the Oscars' stage was a near-surreal experience.
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:29 PM
It's got all the dramaturgical creakiness and unabashed name-dropping one associates with famous-person-ruminating-onstage vehicles. But darned if Melissa Carlson's game-and-gamine turn for First Folio Theatre as Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch will direct and star in Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" which opens the Mainstage season at Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St., on Sept. 14 to 16.
Kirsch is a veteran nine Broadway shows, including the original...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The new season of HD screenings from the National Theatre Live series begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Simon Stephens' stage...