| Sep 29, 2011
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
Throughout his career, costume designer Mark Bridges has styled looks from diverse decades. For the 1970s-era "Boogie Nights," he outfitted Mark Wahlberg in denim bell bottoms. In "Blow," he found Johnny Depp '60s-inspired pocketed suits and turtlenecks...
| Sep 2, 2012
The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:35 AM
“I have had the opportunity to write several new chapters in the evolving Woodbury University history,” said the school’s retiring president, Kenneth Nielsen. “The success the school has achieved (is) a result of the hard work,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Silent films are never really silent.
They speak through literal communication, as when frames of dialogue or plot detail pop up on the screen, and, of course, through even the slightest changes on an actor's face. They also speak through music, a key...
| Feb 23, 2013
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:
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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....
| May 27, 2011
From the Fairbanks Lawn to its Masonic Lodge, the cemetery has become a unique concert venue. Never mind the more than slightly macabre fact that it's home to a hundreds of buried remains. Never mind that many of these graves......
| Oct 16, 2011
The historic United Artists Building at Broadway and Ninth Street in downtown Los Angeles was sold by Wescott Christian Center Inc. to Greenfield Partners for $11 million....
| Dec 30, 2011
“No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff” by Jeffrey Head centers on the orb-shaped buildings by one of L.A.’s most beloved architects....