| Dec 14, 2011
Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
| Aug 4, 2011
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The on-the-market, off-the-market compound of actor-artist Dennis Hopper in Venice is back — redone by architect Brian Murphy and listed at $5,995,000.
Murphy renovated the main house that he designed and three two-story loft-style town houses by...
| Feb 26, 2012
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When it comes to movie making...New Orleans is oscar gold. The Crescent City is rich in it's Oscar history. Many movies filmed in New Orleans in the past have been nominated and taken home Oscars.
Henry Griffin with the University of New Orleans' Film...
| Feb 15, 2007
NEARLY four decades after riding his Captain America chopper to fame, Peter Fonda is still bucking trends. Two-wheeling through Coldwater Canyon during a recent late-morning ride, Hollywood's iconic biker wasn't showboating on the Harley-Davidson...
| Jun 1, 2008
ON a recent afternoon at the Warner Bros. lot, Clint Eastwood took a break from a long day in the editing bay and strolled over to a hushed screening room. There, his armed-and-dangerous past was waiting for him, and the filmmaker winced when he looked it...
| Jun 6, 2008
Dennis Hopper has joined the cast of "Crash," the Starz television adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.
Starz says that Hopper will play a veteran, maverick music producer looking for his last big score.
The two-time Oscar nominee (for acting in...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Nov 16, 2008
He worked on edgy films
Baird Bryant, 80, a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who made his name on edgy films such as "Easy Rider" and the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," died Thursday from complications after surgery at Hemet...
| Apr 24, 2009
In the lush farmlands east of Monterey Bay, the day opens with the sound of big-rig trucks hauling lettuce, apricots and other produce through this quiet agricultural town of about 36,000 people.
At Jerry's coffee shop, locals exchange gossip over...
| Jul 6, 2008
Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette
In 1993, Roger and Connie Halvorson opened a bed-and-breakfast in Marquette as a retirement hedge. Roger, an amateur winemaker since the 1950s, provided complimentary bottles for guests. It wasn't long before they went...
| Nov 15, 2009
Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...