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  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre to be sold to movie producers

     
    One of Hollywood's most iconic landmarks, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is once again changing hands. A partnership between Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures parent Viacom Inc. has signed an agreement to sell the historic theater on Hollywood Boulevard for...
  • Hollywood Forever comes alive with music

     
    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......
  • 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...
  • Around Town: 'Mean Streets' pays tribute to Fellini film

     
    ."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
  • Around Town: 'Paper Moon' shines on downtown festival

     
    The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival that showcases the historic movie palaces on Broadway in downtown L.A. returns this Wednesday with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 comedy "Paper Moon."...
  • 'Sunnyside: A Novel' by Glen David Gold

    'Sunnyside: A Novel' by Glen David Gold
    Sunnyside A Novel Glen David Gold Alfred A. Knopf: 576 pp., $26.95 Glen David Gold's massive new novel begins with a trick, a coup, the literary equivalent of sleight of hand. For a writer whose first book, "Carter Beats the Devil" (2001), concerned...
  • Reviving benshi at Machine Project

    Reviving benshi at Machine Project
    Long before the tiny, talking heads of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" yammered their brainy commentary over well-worn sci-fi films, there was the benshi. During the heyday of silent films, Japanese audiences flocked to see the latest imports from the...