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Special to The TimesWE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
Tags: England, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Toys, Crimes, Poetry
WESLEY STRICK is a screenwriter whose credits include "Cape Fear" (1991) and "Return to Paradise" (1998). His first novel, "Out There in the Dark," was published last year.You have to wonder about Lana Clarkson. Yes, "Lana Clarkson" was her real name; she wasn't Frances Gumm or Norma Jeane Baker. And Lana was born right here in Southern California, not eastern Tennessee or northern Minnesota. So you have to wonder why ...
Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92. Johnson, who was most frequently...
Tags: Defense, Henry Fonda, June Allyson, Carroll Baker, Crimes
Tribune staff reporterEditor's note: This 2008 article is from the Tribune's archives. Larry Gelbart died Friday, September 11. He was 81. Larry Gelbart spent the first 15 years of his life on Chicago's mostly Jewish West Side, now the North Lawndale district. The family...
Tags: Family, Sid Caesar, Los Angeles, Larry Gelbart, HBO (tv network)
For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
Sentinel Movie CriticBilly Graham is not one of those tainted evangelists who needs his halo polished or his image white-washed. He scrupulously avoided the pitfalls of his profession over the years, had an early enough connection to the civil rights movement to stand with...
Tags: Literature, Charlotte, Drama (genre), Los Angeles, Billy Graham
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor half a century, the beds at Hearst Castle have been empty. But now one can be yours for a night. And eight of your friends can join you to dine, swim in the Neptune Pool and toss off lines from "Citizen Kane" like, "I think it would be fun to run a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterONE of the most dazzling tidbits in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's big show "The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820" is enshrined in a gallery devoted to silver. A richly ornamented chalice made in Mexico City around 1575 and given to the museum by...
From Moses to Malcolm X, Virginia Woolf to Loretta Lynn, historic figures have been showing up on the big screen since the early days of silent film. This year, by nominating six biographical pictures for Oscars — including three for best picture ...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersRing Lardner Jr., the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee, has died of cancer. He was 85. The last survivor of the so-called Hollywood 10, a group of...
The woman who sheds her assigned domestic role to make things happen in the community in which she lives, who walks out of her house and wrenches or wills or cajoles one or another raw frontier boomtown into an approximation of a city, was once a familiar...
Tribune staff reporterAfter touring, elbowing and overeating your way through a two-week run of Italy, is it possible to end the crazy-fun madness with a few days of peace and sanity before getting back on that darned airplane? There is, if you're in Northern Italy. And the...
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