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  • Silent movies are the talk of the future

    In Hollywood, any success brings a lot of imitators. So we can imagine this scene taking place right now at one of the big movie studios: The studio head summons his top flunky into his office. "Flunky," the studio head says, "suspend all our current...
  • TV preview: 'Prohibition'

    TV preview: 'Prohibition'
    On the last day of July, Ken Burns had his first drink of the year. Sitting in Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton hotel and talking about his upcoming documentary "Prohibition," the filmmaker bypassed the bar's traditional mai tai and instead went for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: Northern Trust Open

     
    Hooray for Hollywood! At the height of moviemaking's golden age, Riviera Country Club was known as the club that attracted the industry's top stars. Douglas Fairbanks, in fact, put up $1,000 of the $10,000 purse at the inaugural Los Angeles Open back in...
  • Over the weekend: Shadoe Stevens mashes up Douglas Fairbanks' 'Thief of Bagdad' with the music of Electric Light Orchestra

     
    On Saturday night at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, radio personality/Craig Ferguson announcer/Fred E. Rated of Federated Group TV commericials and all-around-L.A. character Shadoe Stevens screened a project that he described in introductory...
  • Saturday's Highlights 'Jon Lovitz Presents' on Showtime

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......