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  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch a glimpse of one of the show's actors: the 24-year-old Norman Lloyd.
  • Comic-Con, Hollywood and the nature of modern fandom

    Comic-Con, Hollywood and the nature of modern fandom
    At the annual Comic-Con International expo, pop-culture fandom is elevated to veritable religious status, and the convention's 130,000-odd attendees have countless ways to worship at the altars of their choosing. Want to dress up as a Stormtrooper? Suit...

    Tina Fey, Louis CK and Patton Oswalt Among Jerry Seinfeld's Guests on 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' (VIDEO)

    Sony's Crackle online entertainment network announced Tina Fey, Louis CK and Patton Oswalt will be among the guests for the third season of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" web comedy series premiering next month. Louis CK will guest...

    L.A. Theater Review: 'Ruth Draper's Monologues' Starring Annette Bening

    Chutzpah isn't the first trait you'd associate with the elegant, patrician Ruth Draper (1884-1956), intimate of Shaw and Henry James and creator of precisely observed monodramas on the female types of her era. But to become the toast of two continents she...

    Geffen Playhouse Announces World Premiere, 2 West Coast Premieres

    The Geffen Playhouse has announced three of the eight plays slated for its 2014-2015 season. The slate includes the world premiere of helmer Trevor Hay's "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" as well as the West coast premieres of "Choir Boy" (pictured at...