| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:44 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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,"...