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The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
24 FramesThe UCLA Film and Television Archive tribute to the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures goes into high gear this weekend, with programs changing daily at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood....
24 Frames“Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years,” a fascinating UCLA Film & Television Archive series starting Friday at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood, is being put on to celebrate what UCLA describes as “the oldest...
24 FramesA Francois Truffaut retrospective, an animation festival and a screening of 1978’s “Superman” are among this week’s highlights....
The Daily MirrorMarch 16, 1941: In one of the famous tragedies of Hollywood lore, Christopher Quinn, the son of Anthony and Katherine De Mille Quinn, drowns in a fish pond on the estate of W.C. Fields, 2015 De Mille Drive. Lee Shippey......
The Daily MirrorLos Angeles Times file photo [Update: This is a still from a Deanna Durbin film with the working title of “Forever Yours” and released as “The Amazing Mrs. Holliday.” The original caption information is on the jump.] Something unfortunate...
Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88. Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...
Marie Osborne Yeats, a top child star during the early silent-movie era who was billed as Baby Marie Osborne in films such as "Little Mary Sunshine," has died. She was 99. Yeats, who had a later career as a movie studio costume supervisor, died Nov. 11...
Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...
AH, to be young and in love on-screen. Or young and in grief, in guilt, in the family way, in search of life's meaning. Basically, it's the young part that counts. A preponderance of actors and actresses under the age of 25 have stood out this year at...
Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
Tags: Lon Chaney, Contracts, Judy Garland, Claude Rains, Music Theater
By Robin Blaetz Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
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