| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Hollywood doesn't make very many films about itself, let alone paeans to its ancient history. So how can we explain two such titles opening simultaneously — on the very same day — last month? I swore I wouldn't use the hack phrase “...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2011
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...
| 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...
| May 27, 2007
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...
| Feb 4, 2009
Movie star, studio founder, philanthropist, civic leader, heartthrob, daredevil: While Douglas Fairbanks may be best known for starring in and often writing and producing such popular swashbucklers as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Three Musketeers," "The...
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 25 - 31 in PDF format This week's TV Movies INOPERABLE: When a hospital lab tech learns he has an inoperable tumor on his spine, he asks Dr. Shepherd......
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2009
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...
| Sep 8, 2008
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...