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Studs Terkel, who made his name listening to ordinary folks talk about their ordinary lives -- and who turned that knack for conversation into a much-honored literary career -- died Friday. He was 96. Terkel died of old age at his home in Chicago, his...
Times Staff WriterThe best time I've ever had in Los Angeles was the three months I lived in Whitley Heights. It was last summer. I had just moved from a town of 354 in New Mexico, and Los Angeles was daunting. Luckily, I had friends living on what locals call The Hill,...
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...
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Smythson of Bond Street, the luxury British stationery and leather goods brand, puts its stamp on Beverly Hills this month with a store in the Two Rodeo shopping complex. The store, the second in the U.S., will have a Bespoke Salon, where customers can...
Times Staff WriterThe man showing you around the house, and he's perfectly nice but you wish he'd just leave. You've come here to commune with the owner of the house and it's a communion for two—three's a crowd. You've got just 24 hours, a mere 1,440 minutes, and...
Special to The TimesWHAT is it about the public's obsession with stars? The media has been enthusiastically covering Hollywood for 100 years, and today's incessant, Internet-fueled celebrity "news" is omnipresent. The distribution methods have been dramatically accelerated,...
Times Staff WriterWhere the action is (and will be) Currently open Bar Nineteen 12 at the Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 273-1912. http://www.barnineteen12.com The stylish, post-Deco companion bar to the famed Polo Lounge looks to remain...
When Shirley Temple Black walks onto the stage of the Shrine Exposition Hall on Sunday evening to receive the 42nd Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award for her movie career and humanitarian efforts, most of her young fans will probably be...
Times Staff WriterAs a celebrated Modern painting goes on temporary view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art today, the masterpiece becomes the latest work looted by the Nazis during World War II to have been returned to its rightful owner. Ninety-year-old Cheviot...
Zap2It.comChristina Aguilera is very, very happy, and she doesn't care who knows it. The 25-year-old Grammy winner -- who headlines CBS' "Fashion Rocks" special on Friday, Sept. 8 -- has traded in her controversial self-described "nasty" look for a softer, more...
Special to The Times"Are we boring you?" Billy Wilder turned to ask his rapt Sunday guests, before returning to the saucy conversation he was having with screen legend Marlene Dietrich. "Your violin teacher, was he before or after the aging actor?" Wilder asked, trying to...
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Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
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