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Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a vast wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents.

A red carpet for the Sandra Bullock film "Bird Box" was canceled Monday by the studio and one planned for "Under the Silver Lake" with Andrew Garfield was switched to a photo opportunity, an AFI Fest spokeswoman said.

That followed the decision by Netflix to call off the AFI Fest's Sunday red carpet ceremony for filmmaker-brothers Ethan and Joel Coen's "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs."

Separately, Paramount canceled a red carpet ceremony and after-party for "Instant...