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  • Talking to John Waters, still making trouble

    Talking to John Waters, still making trouble
    At 68, John Waters is five decades away from the struggling young underground filmmaker bent on shocking the world with his irreverent films. But his biting humor, like his trademark pencil-thin mustache, remains the same. "I always make a joke in my...
  • Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat

    Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat
    This red on the el (Wrigley Field, 2000) all-american boy w/karl & walt in his pocket on the elevated to wrigley. turning to me sez in chicago-nasal I scare people on the el cuz they know I'm a so- cial realist wit' nothin' to do. good...
  • Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits

    Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits
    With the race to the Oscars in the final stretch, two new exhibits celebrate the Academy Awards, the glamour of the red carpet and the legacy of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building in Hollywood recently opened its...
  • Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman

    Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman
    Actor Grant Show of “Melrose Place” fame and his wife, actress Katherine LaNasa, have put their home in Venice up for rent at $6,500 a month. Found along a walk street about a block from the beach, the 1920s Airplane Craftsman is...
  • Rash of celebrity splits usher in the new year

    "BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!" That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958. I WAS reminded of...
  • Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'

    Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'
    The room is dim and ominous: Faded soldiers' uniforms and a frayed American flag flown over Iwo Jima in the mid-1940s hang on a wall above a binder listing nearly all the San Fernando Valley residents who died in World War II. Around the corner, it is...
  • Pen Argyl native Aldo Ray's film hits DVD

    It's common knowledge among Valley film fans that Jayne Mansfield, one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and early 1960s, spent a big chunk of her childhood in Pen Argyl, the Northampton County town with a population of about 3,500. Mansfield remained...
  • Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

    Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute
    He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre. Just as contemporary talk shows feature actors, musicians and celebrity chefs hawking their...
  • Celebrities star in realty agents' most memorable moments

    Celebrities star in realty agents' most memorable moments
    The real estate agents to the stars and the power brokers who put the deals together recall their most memorable realty moments. The agents were selected by the sheer number of columns in which they have been mentioned. Stephen Shapiro, Westside...
  • Sophia Loren calls AFI Fest honor 'this wonderful prize'

    Sophia Loren calls AFI Fest honor 'this wonderful prize'
    Sophia Loren has vivid memories of her first Hollywood cocktail party in 1957. She was seated next to the amply endowed actress Jayne Mansfield, who was wearing a dangerously low-cut dress. The photo of a wide-eyed, shocked Loren glancing over at...
  • Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame

    Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame
    In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" — his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities. The series revolving around the naive but resourceful...