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  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
  • 'Mary Pickford': A portrait fit for film royalty

    'Mary Pickford': A portrait fit for film royalty
    Mary Pickford bobbed her hair on June 21, 1928. It made news worldwide. For she was "America's Sweetheart," and those signature golden curls symbolized an earlier, more innocent age when Pickford reigned as the most famous movie star in the world....

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin
    Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...

    PASSINGS: Barbara Kent, Edgar Villchur

    PASSINGS: Barbara Kent, Edgar Villchur
    Barbara Kent Silent film star also was in talkies Barbara Kent, 103, an actress who began her career in silent films of the 1920s and made the transition to talkies in the Harold Lloyd comedies "Welcome Danger" and "Feet First," died Oct. 13 in Palm...

    Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown

    Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown
    Like an old movie set, original Hollywood was dismantled ages ago, leaving what appears to be scant trace of its hallowed roots: The Hollywood Hotel (where Louis B. Mayer and a long list of silent movie stars stayed). The Hollywood Brown Derby (where...