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  • 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....
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Feb. 5, 1941

     
    Feb. 5, 1941: Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, has a first-rate piece on the mood of Europe. Rather than “tragic” or “terrified, he calls it “anxious” and describes the many ways in which......
  • 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......