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JAMES STEWART 1908-1997 Best known as: The lovable Everyman in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and other Frank Capra classics; also took edgy turns in Hitchcock thrillers Holiday classic: "It's a Wonderful Life" Oscar? Best Actor in 1940 for "The...
Vic and I just returned from a brief getaway over the Memorial Day weekend. We stayed in the Palm Springs area at a resort with our son, daughter-in-law, and four small grandchildren, enjoying desert luxury. One expects a desert to be hot and dry. Palm...
If I've learned anything in the 11 years my family and I have lived in Huntington Beach, it's that you never know who you'll run into in Huntington Beach. Take, for example, the man I sat with recently. He sat on a couch thumbing through a photo album....
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
This post has been corrected. See details below. The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport fell by double digits for the second straight month in February, dropping 11.6%. The airport handled 282,073 passengers in February, down from...
The city of Burbank has come in for some serious dissing since news broke that "The Tonight Show" may leave NBC studios at Olive and Alameda avenues in search of an edgier, fresher vibe in New York City. The old "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" slam about...
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c." Its target here, however,...
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already many have taken it, and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning. Except last time. Some...
Tags: Anne Hathaway, Steve Martin, Germany, Johnny Carson, Movies
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
While folks are accustomed to turning west off Hollywood Way into Bob Hope Airport to travel, this past Friday evening saw more than 250 members and supporters of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce make an easterly turn to the Marriott Burbank Airport...
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Mar 28, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Apr 3, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
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Mar 21, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Feb 23, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Mar 26, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
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