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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...

    The Morning Fix: 'Puss in Boots' roars! Brian Williams' 2nd job

     
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    The most trusted voice in Hollywood

    The most trusted voice in Hollywood
    Army Archerd, a prolific reporter who chronicled the personal and professional lives of Hollywood stars and moguls for more than half a century from his columnist's perch at Daily Variety, and rocked the entertainment world when he announced in 1985...

    Gold Derby nuggets: 'Nowhere Boy' may be serious comedy contender at Golden Globes | Michael Caine gripes he ought to have more Oscars

     
    • "Proving that its buzz wasn't short-lived, Facebook movie 'The Social Network' topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, with ticket sales down a small 31% from its debut at $15.5 million," reports the L.A. Times. That helps to sustain...