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  • Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore

    Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore
    Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.  The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants,...
  • War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'

    War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'
    The remarkable life of Louis Zamperini — the Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, being stranded in a raft and being tortured by the Japanese — has ended. Zamperini died Wednesday at the...
  • Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others
    Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read by Robert Petkoff, 14:14, HarperAudio, $27.99 Johann Gutenberg is mercurial and secretive and works against his own best interest in a mistaken grasp for short-term gain. He is also feverishly and...
  • Skip E. Lowe dies at 85; talk show host inspired Jiminy Glick

    Skip E. Lowe dies at 85; talk show host inspired Jiminy Glick
    Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a weekly celebrity talk show in Los Angeles for more than 35 years, persuaded several well-known personalities to appear on the TV program, usually in the twilight of their careers. But the ever-ebullient, sometimes befuddled...
  • Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

    Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short's character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments. "Skip E. Lowe Looks at...
  • On Theater: Celebrating 'a guy you're gonna like'

    In my personal pantheon of Hollywood superstars, three names rise noticeably above the rest — those of Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly and the actor whose life and career are being celebrated by his son at the Laguna Playhouse in a one-man show titled...
  • Former home to Tony Curtis, Sonny and Cher on sale for $150 million

    Former home to Tony Curtis, Sonny and Cher on sale for $150 million
    Owlwood, the compound that was once the home of actor Tony Curtis and later '60s and '70s singing duo Sonny and Cher, is back up for sale on L.A.’s Westside. The asking price for the spread remains $150 million. Although the 10-acre property had...
  • Owlwood (Still) Up for Grabs

    YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The illustrious, 10-ish acre Holmby Hills spread known as Owlwood has popped back up for sale as a not so quiet whisper listing. The children may recall that Your Mama discussed Owlwood at some length in July, 2012 after impeccably...
  • Larry Storch aims to leave 'em laughing one last time on L.A. stage

    Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan. "That's why I never graduated," he quipped...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 7-14: Gob Squad, Shakespeare and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 7-14: Gob Squad, Shakespeare and more
    British-German troupe Gob Squad shoots video in and around Downtown L.A. then mixes it with live performance in a new multimedia show at REDCAT. Plus, new productions of a pair of Shakespeare classics feature women taking on traditionally male lead roles....
  • TV Review: 'Houdini'

    TV Review: 'Houdini'
    History channel's "Houdini" erects a cage from which even the renowned magician can't escape: Nicholas Meyer's misbegotten, heavy-handed, narrated-ad-nauseam script (which in terms of prominent early 20th-century figures, owes more of a debt to Freud) and...