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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Mammoth Lakes proposes laying off nearly half of police force

     
    Law enforcement officials warned on Wednesday that a proposal to lay off nearly half the police force in the High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes would jeopardize the safety of residents, tourists and officers....
  • Manson follower's tape recordings off limits to LAPD for now

     
    A federal judge in Texas has blocked a request by the Los Angeles Police Department to review recordings of a key Charles Manson follower and an attorney made decades ago. The tapes are of Manson follower Charles "Tex" Watson, who......
  • LAPD probing Manson family link to 12 unsolved homicides

     
    The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed Thursday that it has open investigations on a dozen unsolved homicides that occurred near places where the Manson family operated during its slew of murders four decades ago. The Police Department made the...
  • “A Christmas Story 2″ isn’t the only Ralphie sequel out there

     
    Despite its numerical designation, the recently released A Christmas Story 2 isn't the only way to see the continuing adventures of Ralphie Parker. Did you know, for instance, that Jean Shepherd — whose writings served as the basis for A Christmas...
  • Call Polanski's crime what it was: rape

    Call Polanski's crime what it was: rape
    The Times' Oct. 25 article, "How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle," is yet another piece about Roman Polanski's crimes that purports to be tough on the film director but instead adds to the public perception that what he did was...
  • Attorney Rothstein explored countries without extradition treaties for 'client'

    Attorney Rothstein explored countries without extradition treaties for 'client'
    Ten days before Scott Rothstein flew to Morocco as his alleged Ponzi scheme was about to implode, he sent an e-mail to every attorney in the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm. "We have a client that was a United States citizen until about 6 months ago....
  • 2010 in review: Attack of the movies!

    Like everybody else right now, I could write a top 10 list of the best films of 2010, and if I did, it would be filled with a bunch of pretentious art-house films nobody saw, ’cause that’s how I roll. But for this feature, I’d much...
  • Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower

    Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower
    Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969 that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61....
  • Judge Denies Polanski's Bid to Throw Out Sex Case

    Judge Denies Polanski's Bid to Throw Out  Sex Case
    A Los Angeles judge has denied a bid by Roman Polanski to throw out the fugitive filmmaker's sex case. Superiour Court Judge Peter Espinoza denied the request because Polanksi did not appear in court. Judge Espinoza said Polanski's lawyer informed him...
  • Next up for Roman Polanski: 'God of Carnage' adaptation?

    Next up for Roman Polanski: 'God of Carnage' adaptation?
  • Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

    Director Roman Polanski is in Swiss custody awaiting extradition to Los Angeles after being arrested in Zurich in connection with his 1977 Los Angeles rape case. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office learned last week that Polanski had...