Story | Dec 4, 2014
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Story | Jan 15, 2015 | 10:48 PMIt's generally acknowledged that Preston Sturges — the first major Hollywood screenwriter to ascend to the director's chair — was on an extraordinary creative roll from 1940 to 1944. During this period he made eight features for Paramount: five masterpieces, two good, and one (“The Great Moment”) so strange it defies labeling. The third of the masterpieces was “The Palm Beach Story,” a raucous screwball comedy with some of the sliest sexual innuendo to make it past the moral watchdogs.
Story | Oct 30, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Whenever you chuckle at a funny ad spot, think of Stan Freberg, the spirit-genius behind it. The multi-hyphenate, who prefers the simple label "satirist," literally changed the state of multimedia through 70 distinguished years in animation, radio,...
Story | Oct 15, 2014 | 8:06 PM
Story | Mar 10, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Larry Moss, dialect coach, as well as diction and acting tutor for many in Hollywood, died at his home in Santa Monica on Feb. 19. He was 83. Moss prepped hundreds of film, television and theater actors for challenging roles. He was a master at accents...