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This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts. In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute. In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
All The RageWestern Costume Co., which turns 100 this year, works with the different branches of the U.S. military to make sure uniforms -- including camouflage patterns -- are accurate for films and television shows. For the recent "Battleship" movie, for example,...
Hollywood doesn't make very many films about itself, let alone paeans to its ancient history. So how can we explain two such titles opening simultaneously — on the very same day — last month? I swore I wouldn't use the hack phrase “...
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this...
Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...
Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood at the "WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY HALLOWEEN STORE." Western Costume is one of the oldest motion picture businesses in Hollywood, WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY was founded by L.L. Burns in 1912 as a source for costumes...
Orlando Theater BlogThis is an audition notice for an Internet serial Web series. Why post on the theater blog, you ask. It's because actors auditioning for a leading role must have experience with Shakespearean theater or Elizabethan English. Fancy yourself a Web star? Read...
Company TownA clutch of city officials and film industry promoters gathered Monday morning on the same lot in East Hollywood where Mary Pickford once worked to celebrate a rare occurrence: the opening of a new soundstage in Los Angeles. Hollywood-based Occidental.......
The Big PictureESPN's Sports Guy Bill Simmons talks about how his new Grantland sports and pop culture site is making connections between the worlds of sports and show business...
This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
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