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  • 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...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
  • John Kass: Does the 'Ring of Steel' gleam in the Russian sun?

    SOCHI, Russia -- What do you do in Sochi? I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half. The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called...
  • 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,...
  • Actor and Hamburger Hamlet founder Harry Lewis dies at 93

    Actor and Hamburger Hamlet founder Harry Lewis dies at 93
    Actor-turned-restaurateur Harry Lewis -- he founded the Hamburger Hamlet chain of restaurants, and later Kate Mantilini -- has died. He was 93. Lewis starred alongside the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson in 1948's "Key Largo" and had a...
  • Harry Lewis dies at 93; launched Hamburger Hamlet chain

    Harry Lewis dies at 93; launched Hamburger Hamlet chain
    As an actor, Harry Lewis took second billing to the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, most notably in the 1948 film noir "Key Largo." But he found his own starring role as a Los Angeles restaurateur who helped usher in the concept of...
  • Most expensive homes in U.S. top $100 million

    Most expensive homes in U.S. top $100 million
    The most expensive homes in the U.S. right now are priced well above the $100-million mark, according to a compilation assembled by Forbes. Topping the list at $190 million is Copper Beech Farm on 50 acres in Greenwich, Conn. The 1980s French...
  • Alex Theatre hosts event dedicated to writer-director Billy Wilder

    Alex Theatre hosts event dedicated to writer-director Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder was a lover of words, and a writer above all else. He said many times in interviews that his move into the director's chair was simply to protect his scripts. Wilder cared deeply about the language, rhythm and timing he spent months...
  • On Theater: This 'Sister' is a class act

    On Theater: This 'Sister' is a class act
    Time was when hit Broadway shows were turned into movies. Now, judging by recent productions at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, it's the other way around. Recent attractions at the center have included "Billy Elliot," "The Addams Family,"...