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  • The Costumes: Dressing for the 1920s in 'The Artist'

    The Costumes: Dressing for the 1920s in 'The Artist'
    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about political ads

    10 things you might not know about political ads
    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. 1...
  • On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off

    On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off
    “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,...
  • Hesperus gives vintage voice to 'Robin Hood' silent film

    Hesperus gives vintage voice to 'Robin Hood' silent film
    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...
  • 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: The history...
  • '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....
  • Historic United Artists building sold in downtown Los Angeles

     
    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....
  • The rise and fall of Wallace Neff's bubble houses

     
    “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....
  • Oscars history: Gorilla suit, a streaker, tardy hosts and more

     
    Oscars 2012: On the eve of the 84th Academy Awards, The Times looks back at eight decades of Oscars history....
  • 'The Artist' is the buzz at the TCM Classic Film Festival

     
    The TCM Classic Film Festival highlights decades-old movies, but one of the most buzzed-about titles at the event in Hollywood over the weekend was 2012 Oscar winner "The Artist."...
  • Swashbuckling good films from '30s, '40s: Kenneth Turan's DVD pick

     
    "The Count of Monte Cristo," "The Man in the Iron Mask" and "The Corsican Brothers": Who doesn't love a good swashbuckler, complete with flashing swords, romantic couples and all manner of derring-do? Hen's Tooth Video, which specializes in the hard to...