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  • It is rocket science

    1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
  • '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...
  • Honorary Oscar recipients named

    Honorary Oscar recipients named
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • L.A.'s screening gems

    Perhaps the only people who brag more about their illustrious alumni than Ivy Leaguers are the deans of film schools. At USC, the names dropped are Robert Zemeckis, Jay Roach, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. UCLA proudly lists Francis Ford Coppola, Gore...
  • Singleton Court in West Adams was the home of scandal

    Singleton Court in West Adams was the home of scandal
    It's St. Valentine's Day, and somewhere love is for sale, though not on sale. For centuries the wealthy have lured the sexy and beautiful with jewels, cigars, fine wines and racing cars. Kate Spade bags, David Yurman rubies, Rolex watches or a Swiss...
  • Douglas Fairbanks' 125th birthday at Hollywood Forever

    Douglas Fairbanks' 125th birthday at Hollywood Forever
    At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
  • Hot Property: Julianna Margulies' Santa Monica home for sale at $4.5 million

    Hot Property: Julianna Margulies' Santa Monica home for sale at $4.5 million
    Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment. Actress Julianna Margulies may have...
  • Cash on the cyberspace barrel

    Cash on the cyberspace barrel
    NEVERDIE made a bundle from selling off his spaceships. A cool $19,000 for the pair. That's real live Federal Reserve-backed American dollars, hear? Nineteen thousand of them. Problem is, nowadays when he needs to get up to his asteroid, he has to...
  • Hot Property: Pickfair is for sale for $60 million

    Hot Property: Pickfair is for sale for $60 million
    There are celebrities so well-known that they need to use only one name. The housing equivalent is Pickfair, the Beverly Hills Georgian manor whose name instantly summons images of old Hollywood and the days of glamour and opulence. Pickfair has been...