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Staff reporterIf you went by last year's box office, "The Dark Knight" was the defining film of 2008. If you judged by the Oscars, "Slumdog Millionaire" was the unforgettable Cinderella story. But if you watched the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, you would know...
L.A. UnleashedThe messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. For nearly five weeks every Christmas and Hanukkah season, this final resting......
The Daily MirrorAhead of My Time The thing about me you really ought to know is that I am ahead of my time. I read "Lady Chatterley's Lover" even before Postmaster Gen. Summerfield discovered that it was dirty. I wore Italian-cut suits when the rest of you were walking...
There's always been a bit of mythology behind the gates of the place they call Villa Valentino. The 18 cozy apartments tucked between the Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Boulevard are said to have been where silent screen star Rudolph Valentino sneaked away...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- A seven-month standoff is underway between the owners and tenants of a legendary apartment complex in Hollywood. Residents of "Villa Valentino," located at 2000 N. Highland Avenue, say the building's new owner tried to trick them into...
At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
Special to The Times"THE JEWEL of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones, was originally to be published in August. But Random House decided to drop this historical romance about A'isha, the child bride of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, after an alarm was sounded by an...
Tags: Salman Rushdie, Education, Medina (Saudi Arabia), Book, Death
One hundred years ago, on May 19, 1909, Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes debuted in France and redefined dance for the 20th century. Toiling for le tout Paris in front of the hot footlights of the Théâtre du Châtelet were ballet superstars Vaslav Nijinsky...
Tags: Geraldine Farrar, Lucille Ball, Vaslav Nijinsky, Death, Theater
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...
Tags: Limes, Will Rogers, Gordon Ramsay, Death, Chicago Hotels
Special to The TimesAfter selling the Derby in Los Feliz, nightlife impresario Tony Gower hoped to cash out of L.A. for good. He moved to Hawaii with visions of running a little tiki bar and relaxing on the beach. That was before he learned that island bars are typically...
Tags: Family, Hawaii, Dance, Entertainment, Tim Burton
Special to The TimesBack in the 1920s, if you were rolling with the Hollywood elite, more than likely you were a card-carrying member of the Hollywood Athletic Club. The cavernous place on Sunset Boulevard was a notorious playground for the likes of Rudolph Valentino, Cecil...
Times Staff WriterJeffrey Chodorow, the New York restaurateur who locked horns with Rocco DiSpirito in the infamous reality series "The Restaurant," may be a hardheaded businessman, but he's also something of a romantic. Others have gazed upon the legendary 1923 Hollywood...
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