| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:09 AM
As of a week ago, only three Hitchcock films were available on Blu-ray(“The Lady Vanishes,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”). But now that number has doubled, thanks to MGM's Blu-ray releases of “Rebecca,”...
| Mar 3, 2010
Hugh Hefner has a confession.
"I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of 'Casablanca.' I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's," admits the pajama-clad founder of the Playboy empire.
The Oscar-winning 1942...
| May 20, 2010
Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office.
It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
| Jul 26, 2006
Jeffrey Chodorow, the New York restaurateur who locked horns with Rocco DiSpirito in the infamous reality series "The Restaurant," may be a hardheaded businessman, but he's also something of a romantic.
Others have gazed upon the legendary 1923 Hollywood...
| Dec 18, 2009
Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette" and who was married to two legendary men -- producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon -- has...
| Apr 4, 2010
As the successful head of two distinctly different Burbank business enterprises, Joan Castle Joseff achieved two equally distinct reputations.
As president of Joseff Precision Metal Products -- it primarily makes aircraft and missile parts -- she was...
| Jan 14, 2010
Paul Bryant, a South Los Angeles jazz master whose infectious smile and precocious skills in the arts earned him the nickname "The Central Avenue Kid," has died. He was 76.
Bryant died Dec. 4 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a lengthy...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 1:21 PM
MALIBU -- Oscar winning actress Jennifer Jones, who won an academy award for her portrayal of a saintly nun in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), has died at her Malibu home. She was 90.
Jones, who played opposite giants such as Gregory Peck, died of...
| Dec 4, 2008
You now have no excuse not to have seen some of the greatest classics of film. No more mumbling vague generalities in conversations with your cinéaste friends, then scrambling to catch up with the DVDs, because this weekend the American Cinematheque is...
| Jun 24, 2007
EVERY so often, a novel comes along that describes a relationship with such thoroughness that you almost feel better about love. Maybe, just maybe, it's a worthy use of our time alive. Annie Dillard's "The Maytrees" is such a novel. It is also a reservoir...
| Oct 6, 2008
Juliana Hatfield had a knack for penning clever songs with her group the Blake Babies. She was an indie sensation. What her fans didn't know was that Hatfield was battling an eating disorder and depression. With her telling memoir "When I Grow Up" (Wiley,...