| Jun 21, 2011
Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher
Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Apr 5, 2012
Art is in the eye of the beholder, and since the Disney Fantasy can hold 8,000 passenger eyes, it's no wonder the halls are decked with frame after frame of Disney artwork.
The new Disney Cruise Line ship that set sail on its maiden voyage on March 31...
| Jul 22, 2012
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When episodes of "The Mickey Mouse Club" were repackaged for syndication, a new head Mouseketeer held court from the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland in 1963.
For a year, Ginny Tyler hosted new segments of the television show that were woven around...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:21 PM
While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won.
"He called me a wild...
| Dec 27, 2011
he 1994 Oscar-winning best film, “Forrest Gump,” Walt Disney’s 1942 classic animated family film, “Bambi,” Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length comedy “The Kid” and a 1912 silent comedy “A Cure for...
| Feb 11, 2011
Bill Justice, a former Walt Disney Studios animator who worked on classics such as "Fantasia," "Bambi" and "Alice in Wonderland" and later joined Walt Disney Imagineering where he helped program Audio-Animatronics figures for attractions at Disneyland and...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 6:38 AM
One of the most beloved of all Disney animated features gets a big relaunch on video in a new "Diamond Edition."
The beautifully rendered film, which still can break hearts with its story, follows the adventures of a young deer who makes close friends in...