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Gregory R. Dillon Hilton hotel executive Gregory R. Dillon, 86, a Hilton Hotels Corp. executive who was a confidant of company founder Conrad Hilton and chief executive Barron Hilton, died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, according to a statement from...
Special to The Times"EXPECT the expected" is usually the best slogan when you're invited for brunch, but what a new friend had waiting on his kitchen counter a few Saturdays ago was not just a fresh idea. It could be the greatest thing since sliced pizza. My host, a...
Times Staff WriterBarcelona — ORIOL BALAGUER'S tiny corner shop on Plaza Sant Gregori looks like a chic jewelry store. But don't be mistaken. The shop is a salon of serious, couture chocolates. In a display case that seems to float in the middle of the room, shiny...
It took a screenplay set among Americans in Spain for Woody Allen to make his most French film yet. "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" plays like a conscious attempt at a freewheeling artifact of the French New Wave, particularly Francois Truffaut's "Jules and...
Zap2It.comIf Woody Allen is shooting his next film in Barcelona, how could he resist casting Spain's hottest leading lady? According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Allen has cast Oscar nominee Penelope Cruz in his upcoming untitled comedy, set to begin...
Tags: Spain, England, Entertainment, Colin Farrell, Comedy (genre)
Special to The TimesNearly a decade ago, Isabel Coixet found herself on an oil rig off the southern coast of Chile. An aspiring if impecunious filmmaker, she was there to shoot an industrial film for Shell Oil. The job was neither glamorous nor idyllic, but in the weeks...
Ferran Adrią, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles TimesJaume Balaguero's "Darkness" is yet another horror picture in which a typical-appearing family, seeking peace and tranquility in the countryside, moves into the gloomiest, most remote old house it can find, and then, when things start going bump in the...
Tags: Lena Olin, Hospitals and Clinics, Anna Paquin, Family, Movies
From Wire ReportsHONG KONG - In a striking example of how far and fast a virus can be carried in an era of international jet travel, health officials here announced last night that a man infected with a new respiratory disease had flown from Hong Kong to Munich, Germany;...
Special to The TimesIt's not often that one receives tickets for a luxurious, all-expenses-paid European cruise out of the blue. But that's what happened to me and my brother, Andrian. Our benefactor was Great-Aunt Norma. When she was young, she didn't have the money for...
Times Staff WriterIf you want to make a memorable documentary, you can't be in a hurry. The creators of the magnificent "Balseros" stayed involved with its subject, a group of Cuban boat people who made it to the United States, for a full seven years. If you put in that...
Tags: Prostitution, Social Issues, Havana (Cuba), Journalism, Cuba
Times Staff WriterJaume Balagueró's "Darkness" is yet another horror picture in which a typical-appearing family, seeking peace and tranquillity in the countryside, moves into the gloomiest, most remote old house it can find, and then, when things start going bump in the...
Tags: Lena Olin, Spain, Hospitals and Clinics, Children, Entertainment
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