By Sondra Farrell Bazrod
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*Marilyn Monroe's Never-Before-Seen Poolside Nude Photos
Soon after news of Marilyn Monroe's death spread around the world my father received the call from the Coroner's office in Los Angeles. "How many ... More >>
See Also: Only in LA: Les Paul, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx and the Invention of Multi-Track Recording
Les Paul died about three years ago. He was 94 and still gigging every Monday night in Manhattan. If you don't know much about him other than the guitars that bear his name, know that he was "withou ... More >>
Pacific Standard Time's "Performance and Public Art" and Liz Glynn's "Spirit Resurrected," two performance art festivals, happen this month, so for once the event and performance lineup will outshine the exhibitions.
5. How I Learned to Draw
A tombstone made of rye bread and eaten with cream cheese ... More >>
Unless you happen to man a soda stand at Disneyland, the side effects of 2012 being a leap year probably aren't tops on your back-to-work frustration list (For the Mickey Mouse lollipop obsessed: The theme park is staying open 24 hours on February 29). And for many farmers who sell their produce at ... More >>
Tiffany Rose We can't promise James Franco doing karaoke in drag, but you never knowDid you catch our Best Of issue and snag our free Best Of app? Even if you did, we're betting you didn't make it through all of our write-ups; there are about a billion. So in the coming weeks we'll walk you t ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh
We've already raved about the little tin of heaven that is the peanut butter s'more pie from I Heart Pies. Now, baker Emily Cofrancesco, her husband Nick and their adorable octopus mascot will be popping up this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Eagle Rock Brewery.
Pie and beer? So ... More >>
When is a cucumber ever just a cucumber? Maybe when Groucho Marx buys one at the Whole Foods in the sky. No, not even then. And definitely not in Magan & Rodriguez's latest music video.
Cucumbers, carrots, bananas, popsicles, licorice. It's a forest of edible phallic symbols as barely-clad cutie ... More >>
merryljaye.com"Buddy Collette," by Merry JayeLegendary LA jazz performer Buddy Collette died last Sunday. He was 89 years old.
Collette was a treasure trove of LA jazz history, a living depository of black culture in this city going back to the 1920s.
Born in 1921, he was exactly the right ... More >>
Here's a Christmas gift for Queen fans that you can't stuff into a stocking.
Though there's a never a shortage of Queen books out there, Phil Sutcliffe's hefty, just-released Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of The Crown Kings of Rock (Voyageur Press) features more than 500 eye-poppin ... More >>
The class action lawsuit against Eden Memorial Park is going forward, plaintiff lawyers said today at a Century City news conference. The suit, brought last Thursday by the Newport firm of Eagan O'Malley & Avenatti, alleges that EMP, one of the country's largest Jewish cemeteries, "intentionally ... More >>
Yesterday after learning of Les Paul's death at 94 years old, L.A. Weekly caught up with Slash, a guitar legend in his own right, for an exclusive chat about the loss of not only a brilliant musician and innovator, but also a friend and mentor.
A few years ago, longtime LA Weekly writer John Payne interviewed Les Paul, who died yesterday, as part of a comprehensive overview of his career. We'll be publishing Payne's remembrance on the guitar and recording innovator in next week's paper. Below is an excerpt of that piece.
He was w ... More >>