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  • Roger Mayer dies at 88; movie exec was key player in film preservation

    Roger Mayer, a movie executive who became a forceful advocate for film preservation after inspecting storehouses packed with decaying negatives on an MGM lot, has died. He was 88.
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...

    From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross

    From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross
    Editor's note: As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars Feb. 22, we look back at the original Chicago Tribune review of "Picture: A Story About Hollywood," Lillian Ross' 1952 classic account of the making of "The Red Badge of Courage." The best Hollywood...

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer
    Happy New Year! A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend. Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...

    Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

    Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood
    With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s. Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)...