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In 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Clinton. The law "su ... More >>
The final scene of Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown is the only one actually set in Chinatown. The others take place in downtown offices, fancy clubs, Hollywood houses, or Valley groves. But even though the last scene was shot on location, in the real Chinatown, Spring Street has been emptied of ... More >>
Two exhibitions with Chinatown in the title top this week's list, and both are remakes. One further twists Roman Polanski's already twisted classic film about where incest meets corporate corruption. The other is a sequel to an exhibition that never actually happened.
RocketHollywood.comFilm lovers, brace yourselves. A prolonged period of mourning is in order, as legendary Rocket Video closes its doors at the end of the month.
The independent video rental store has been a fixture in Hollywood for over thirty years, due to its trove of hard-to-find classic ... More >>
Many thanks to LA Observed for this one, a remarkable YouTube clip featuring Faye Dunaway in a Japanese commercial by photographer Kazumi Kurigami, in which the legendary actress peels and eats a hard-boiled egg. Does she do anything else? She does not. She does not have to. Faye Dunaway could assem ... More >>
Forget blood diamonds -- for a limited time you can go straight to the
color-wheel source and behold the treacherous countenance of a bloody
rock -- or more precisely, a blood-red diamond, courtesy of the L.A.
County Museum of Natural History. More storied than the Maltese Falcon
(well, okay, smalle ... More >>