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  • 'Big Lebowski,' 'Willy Wonka' Among National Film Registry's 25 Selections

    "The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Rosemary's Baby," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" are among the 25 films saluted by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the organization's annual...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1963 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1963 [Videos]
    This week, 51 years ago, James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi, film "Promises! Promises!" in which Jayne Mansfield appeared nude, was the No. 1 film in America, and these were the most popular...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Judge'

    Gavels are slammed, tempers are lost and bowels are evacuated with great force in David Dobkin's "The Judge," Some elements ring truer than others in this ambitious blend of dysfunctional-family melodrama and legal procedural, but all of them are just...
  • TV This Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4: NBC's 'Community' is back

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY A salute to Peter O'Toole...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Grimm' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Carrie Diaries In this...
  • Johnny Rivers: the 'Secret Agent' of rock 'n' roll

     Johnny Rivers: the 'Secret Agent' of rock 'n' roll
    Johnny Rivers sits in a booth at the retro-themed Mel's Diner in Hollywood and marvels at the pace at which not just his career but pop music in general moved when he was getting started half a century ago. Within a span of a few months in 1964,...