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  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
  • Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe

    Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe
    There are cartons of this stuff in attics all over America — the poems, pensées and grocery lists of yearning, dissatisfied people who at some time wished for an emotional coherence that was beyond their reach. These scribbles are of no great...
  • Movies: Designs that build character

    Movies: Designs that build character
    A movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention. "Hugo"...
  • PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet

    PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet
    Edward Hardwicke Actor played Watson on Holmes series Edward Hardwicke, 78, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, died of cancer Monday at a hospice in southern England, the Conway van...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
  • Tony Curtis dies at 85; actor was star of 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sweet Smell of Success'

    Tony Curtis dies at 85; actor was star of 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sweet Smell of Success'
    Tony Curtis was a strikingly handsome 23-year-old native New Yorker playing the lead in an off-Broadway production of "Golden Boy" in 1948 when he was spotted by a Universal Pictures talent scout. Sent west for a screen test, he signed a seven-year...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Oscars 2012: Kenneth Branagh on some great expectations

     
    Kenneth Branagh knows all too well the burden that comes with playing multiple Oscar-winner Laurence Olivier -- and then earning an Oscar nomination for that work....
  • John Malkovich's message to the theater world on its special day

     
    John Malkovich will give the annual message for World Theatre Day in Paris at a March 22 kickoff gala of events leading up to the 50th annual celebration on March 27. Here's the text he'll deliver....
  • Lee Strasberg papers headed to Library of Congress

     
    Lee Strasberg, the acting instructor who promulgated the Method style of acting and nurtured the careers of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino and many more, left behind a wealth of documents and other archival materials when he died in 1982. Now...
  • Critic's Notebook: British and American actors square off in tight Tony Award race

     
    Advertisers would have us believe that the world is divided between Mac and PC users. But the world of acting is still split along lines that go back half a century to two titans, Laurence Olivier and Marlon Brando British......