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  • ‘Moguls & Movie Stars’ studies Hollywood dreams and nightmares

     
    Walt Disney had it easy. Mickey Mouse wasn't a difficult star. But Jack Warner battled James Cagney, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland, among others. TCM's epic “Moguls & Movie Stars” is beautifully arranged scrapbook of Hollywood history...
  • Leading SoCal stage actors win a week in Wisconsin with Olympia Dukakis

     
    An actor is never too good or too experienced to benefit from a week away at theater camp. That’s the premise behind the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2009 in the Wisconsin woods, where chosen actors get to spend a......
  • The Agenda: 'Citizen Kane' @ LACMA

     
    Come on, it's the consensus greatest movie of all time, and you've probably been meaning to see it for years now. Sure, it's long, shot in black and white and there are no giant transforming CGI robots to overstimulate you, but the innovative...
  • For Christmas, TCM gives you Elizabeth Taylor — twice

     
    The programmers at TCM have a sense of humor. For Christmas night, they're turning to bickering families -- some of the best-known unhappy families in movie history....
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Dec. 31, 1940

     
    Dec. 31, 1940: C. Chaplin's discovery, Dorothy Comingore, uses that name in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane," but goes under contract to RKO as Linda Winters. After she welcomes the stork, she gets a star buildup, Jimmie Fidler says. ALSO Orson......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Jan. 11, 1941

     
    Jan. 11, 1941: When Orson Welles resigned as director of Connecticut's Stony Creek Theater, he was succeeded by one William Castle, a very young man with definite ideas of Art, Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Champagne and frozen peas outtakes

     
    I'm laughing out loud here at my desk (other reporters are looking at me oddly) at the video posted on Midnight Sun of a drunk Orson Welles doing a Paul Masson commercial. Just as funny is the frozen pea spot......
  • Will Richard Linklater's 'Me and Orson Welles' have a wonderful new life?

     
    A year ago, when "Me and Orson Welles" made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was one of the most anticipated new films of the season and a leading candidate on most distributors' acquisition lists. Directed by......
  • A gold standard for Norman Corwin

     
    Time's a-wastin'. Next May, Norman Corwin celebrates his hundredth birthday. The nation should celebrate with him. The genius poet of radio, the Mozart of the spoken word, Corwin has won almost all the plaudits his craft can offer -- Peabody awards, an...
  • Movie release dates: What's ahead on the Oscars derby track?

     
    OCTOBER 16 "Where the Wild Things Are" ??? Director Spike Jonze's adaptation of the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak could be a strong contender in the crafts categories. Stars include past Oscars champ Forest Whitaker plus Catherine Keener....
  • 'Antichrist': Grueling, even as Von Trier goes

     
    In all his best known works -- from 'Breaking the Waves' (1996) through 'Dancer in the Dark' (2000), 'Dogville' (2003) and 'Manderlay' (2005) -- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has repeated the the same template: He gives us an appealing female...