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  • Reel Critics: Silent movie era revisited in 'The Artist'

    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...
  • The Artist

    The Artist
    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&...
  • 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...
  • Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress

    Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress
    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...
  • 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...
  • Hollywood Crypts for Sale on Craigslist

    Hollywood Crypts for Sale on Craigslist
    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...
  • Western Costume Company Halloween Costume Rentals

    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...
  • 'The Lincoln Highway' by Michael Wallis and Michael S. Williamson

    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...
  • 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...
  • '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...