| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals.
In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974."
Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Robert Wise's chilling 1963 psychological horror film, "The Haunting," is a ghost story that actually never conjures up a ghost on screen.
"It has always been one of my favorites in the horror genre because of the subtlety, the atmosphere," said film...
| Feb 28, 2011
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:33 PM
"West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago.
A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:15 PM
The Jets and the Sharks face off again in the classic musical revision of "Romeo and Juliet," directed for the screen by Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music") and choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are Maria and Tony, whose...
| May 26, 2011
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| Jul 2, 2011
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film “West Side Story,” why not put it onscreen at the Hollywood Bowl, then have the Los Angeles Philharmonic right there playing the movie’s score live? Sound easy? Think again....
| Jul 9, 2011
Mark Swed reviews the Hollywood Bowl premiere of the film version of "West Side Story" with live orchestra...