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LOS ANGELES -- A rare red diamond, discovered in South Africa in 1927, is on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles until Feb. 1, according to museum officials. This is the diamond's first exhibition in America. Though there are many...
Special to The TimesWhen the film industry set up camp in Los Angeles in 1909, migrating actors from the East looked around for nightlife action in Hollywood and found a scene that was largely a big snooze. Downtown, the city's social hub, teemed with burlesque halls, and...
A Spanish villa that silver-screen stars Carole Lombard and William Powell once called home has come on the market at $1,395,000 in L.A.'s Whitley Heights neighborhood. Built by architect-builder Bruce McCaskill in 1926, the four-bedroom, 3 3/4 -bathroom...
Knight Ridder/TribuneEver since there's been a Minnesota, people have wanted to see its abundant waters. The first curious tourists came in the 1820s with the first steamboats, to see St. Anthony Falls and nearby tepees and to dine on buffalo, elk and sturgeon. By the 1850s,...
PALM SPRINGS -- At a cemetery on Ramon Road, where the Crayola-green lawns of this desert community yield to sand and tumbleweeds, Frank Sinatra is buried. His plain, flat gravestone bears an epitaph taken from the title of an early '60s song he recorded:...
In Los Angeles, Sunday brunch is almost a religion. It's one of the few times during the week when we slow down, make time to see family and friends, when the cellphone seems to magically stop ringing. Nobody expects to get up from a brunch in under a...
Tags: Dance, Gracie Allen, Bette Davis, Jazz (genre), Waffles
Special to The TimesIn the '60s, beach-roaming kids discovered the Byrds playing at Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim's open beach bash. A decade later, Cher's son Elijah Allman's first birthday party featured elephants and an Army tank. More recently, a lemonade stand served Tom...
Tribune staff reporterMEN - Humphrey Bogart - Cary Grant - James Stewart - Marlon Brando - Fred Astaire - Henry Fonda - Clark Gable - James Cagney - Spencer Tracy - Charlie Chaplin - Gary Cooper - Gregory Peck - John Wayne - Laurence Olivier - Gene Kelly - Orson...
Times Staff WriterOne of the first signs that we were on an Army base was this posting on the path that leads to the Hacienda Guest Lodge: "You are entering a no-hat, no-salute area." The second came on our first morning here, the kind of day that only California can...
Tribune staff reporterFor years, golf has been the one thing people could count on for keeping this centuries-old desert oasis green and growing. Today, however, the Coachella Valley is taking a page from the Las Vegas phone book and adding casino gambling and fitness spas to...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 19, 1996 Sonke Wortmann's "Maybe . . . Maybe Not," said to be Germany's biggest box-office hit ever, is the latest in a cycle of scintillating '90s comedies that recall the timeless wit and spirit of that onetime Berliner Billy Wilder....
Tags: Entertainment, Minority Groups, Gays and Lesbians, France, Death
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