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  • Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes

    Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes
    When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
  • David Thomson takes a wide view of movies in 'The Big Screen'

    Even the most ardent traditionalists have to acknowledge that vast, sweeping changes are at work within the realm of film culture. The very practice of shooting on actual physical film, not to mention running that film through a projector for viewing, has...
  • Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
  • Mel Shaw dies at 97; Disney design artist

    While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won. "He called me a wild...
  • The Land of Lost Movie Scripts: 'Reel to Reel'

     
    I suppose it would take the late Carl Sagan to count the number of unproduced movie scripts in Hollywood (“billions … and billions…”) and most of them probably earned their way into a studio dumpster. However, here’s an...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 18, 1941

     
    March 18, 1941: Lee Shippey has a letter from author Harlan Ware about attempts to deport Jan Valtin, who wrote “Out of the Night.” This is the book that Tom Treanor mentioned recently. I never heard of this title before......
  • Oscar winner Alan Arkin comes to the Florida Film Festival

     
    He's worked with everyone from Orson Welles to Steve Carell, Eva Marie Saint to Amy Adams. Alan Arkin won an Oscar for playing a grumpy grandpa in “Little Miss Sunshine,” but he has been stealing scenes in movies for half a century. He was the...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 3, 1941

     
    April 3, 1941: Tom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times, writes about Leland Stowe, a reporter for the Chicago Daily News who was visiting Los Angeles. Stowe and Treanor had crossed paths several times in Europe,......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 8, 1941

     
    April 8, 1941: Lee Shippey shares a letter from England and Tom Treanor has a roundup of items about the fighting in Europe. Those "changes" in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" dwindled to one minor alteration, otherwise the film goes out......
  • 'Citizen Kane' Opens in L.A.!

     
    May 9, 1941: “Citizen Kane” opens at the El Capitan and the RKO Hillstreet. “Orson Welles strikes out in a dozen new directions with his technique of ‘Citizen Kane.’ Yet what he does can scarcely be called the work of......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 24, 1941

     
    May 24, 1941: HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK: The Mocambo orchestra hailing Jimmy Stewart home on leave with "Till Reveille" ... Maureen O'Hara at the Beverly Tropics, giving the waiter an involved order in French -- and escort Bill Lundigan amazed when......