| Apr 24, 2011
Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun
Camino Books: 309 pp., $17.95 paper
At most newspapers the first-person singular pronoun, like the nuclear football, is entrusted to one person at a time. Usually cityside columns go to native...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
| May 23, 2011
During her heyday in the 1940s and '50s, dimple-cheeked Monica Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart": She warbled such chart-topping hits as "Autumn Leaves, "I Wish You Love" and "Put the Blame on Mame" and starred on the radio on such...
| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:23 PM
"I was working at Googies the Sunday Dean was killed, and as you now know, I knew him fairly well, and I swear it was as if a meteor had crashed into Hollywood killing thousands. People on the street who had no connection to the industry were weeping."...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:36 PM
Montage Summer Sale
Salon One at Montage Laguna Beach is hosting a summer sale with 50% off all items including women's and men's fashion apparel, handbags and accessories. All sales are final. The Montage is at 30801 S. Coast Hwy. For...
| Jun 9, 2012
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Lee Childress is revered for founding the MACY Awards to honor high school musical performers, but around Laguna, she's known as a performer.
Childress lived in Laguna for years with her late husband, John, and daughter, Cathe. The family performed...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
March 24 is going to be quite a look-back at Hollywood,
Shirley MacLaine is going to be at Torrington's Warner Theatre, talking questiions from audiences and showing clips and talking about her career on stage, screen and TV.
Also that same night at 7...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
A morning crash on Route 2 in Anne Arundel County involving an MTA bus and two vehicles sent five people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Maryland Transit Administration officials said.
MTA spokesman Joe Sviatko said that the...
| Apr 4, 2011
April 4, 1941: Lee Shippey has an item on Leland Stowe, the reporter who was the subject of a Tom Treanor column. Treanor, meanwhile, writes about Arthur Ernest Morgan, the former president of Antioch College and head of the Tennessee......