| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:01 PM
French director Michel Hazanavicius is the moving force behind the innovative and highly regarded new film "The Artist." He's fashioned a dazzling wonder of modern cinema using the surprising format of black-and-white silent movies. The packed audience...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 10:08 PM
Actress Berenice Bejo is the adorable and shy fan who wants to get an autograph from movie star Jean Dujardin. In one of those meet-cute moments, they literally bump into each other and a photo is taken. She’ll eventually become a star, but didn&...
| 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 27, 2012
| 4:57 AM
For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:13 PM
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) - It is by now a fairly well-established fact that you can shop for just about anything on Craigslist.
So here's the latest: how about your final resting place in the historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery?
A trio of crypts are for sale on...
| Oct 20, 2011
Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood at the "WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY HALLOWEEN STORE."
Western Costume is one of the oldest motion picture businesses in Hollywood, WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY was founded by L.L. Burns in 1912 as a source for costumes...
| Jul 16, 2007
THE road trip is an essential American experience that has inspired books, movies and television programs, including "The Grapes of Wrath," "Route 66" and "Thelma & Louise." More than a decade before the building of the Mother Road — Route 66, which...
| Apr 30, 2009
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...
| May 17, 2009
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...