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  • MACY Awards founder tied to Laguna

    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...
  • In The Pipeline: From James Dean to Marilyn Monroe, he knew them all

    In The Pipeline: From James Dean to Marilyn Monroe, he knew them all
    "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."...
  • Mickey Rooney, 91, To Talk About His Career

    Mickey Rooney, 91, To Talk About His Career
    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...
  • Calendar

    Till Friday 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...
  • Starmakers

    By Robin Blaetz Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
  • Word Play: A horrid success with kids

    Word Play: A horrid success with kids
    Francesca Simon is an international star. Her series of children's books about Horrid Henry (Sourcebooks: $4.99 each, ages 8-12) have sold 14 million copies in 24 countries. In England, where she lives, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend" was No. 12...
  • Straddling the old world and the new in 'The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire'

    Straddling the old world and the new in 'The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire'
    The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire A Tejano Elegy John Phillip Santos Viking: 280 pp., $25.95 John Phillip Santos went in search of his Mexican father's indigenous roots in his 1999 National Book Award finalist, "Places Left Unfinished at the...
  • Jack Cole made Marilyn Monroe move

    Jack Cole made Marilyn Monroe move
    The first man to impersonate Marilyn Monroe may well have been her dance coach, Jack Cole. Anticipating the iconic Marilyn, he brought out her exceptional femininity through dance. Monroe copied him in return. A star was born. Monroe's six-movie...
  • Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor

    Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor
    Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88. Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
  • New in paperback: : Getting personal

    "The Journals of John Cheever" edited by Robert Gottlieb (Vintage) "Good Friday. I neither fast nor make any observations of this somber time. I roam from the post office to the church, unsober. The central altar is dark, but on the left the priest has...
  • They're carrying a torch for tiki

    They're carrying a torch for tiki
    If the words "tiki culture" conjure images of rum drinks the color of windshield wiper fluid, dusty tribal masks and low-rent bamboo-backed bars, hold on to your paper parasol because there's a new trade wind blowing. What was once dismissed as "tacky...