Beau Rosenwald — an obese Hollywood talent agent–turned-producer — was used to having his movies fail. He also was used to raking in millions of dollars via films starring a monkey.
This time, however, the failure was monumental.
After the studio killed his script, Beau found himse ... More >>
L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading check out:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
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You always knew you wanted chili to complement your French dip sandwich. Didn't you? Well, find out tomorrow. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Philippe the Original will offer a free cup of chili to the first 500 people who purchase a French Dipped Sandwich. The chili usually sells for $2.20 a cup (or $3.10 ... More >>
Few buildings in L.A. have as much enduring appeal as High Tower Court, a small building complex that sits like a citadel atop a steep hillside near the Hollywood Bowl.
The storied property, built by architect Carl Kay over nearly two decades from the mid 1930's to the mid 1950 ... More >>
This morning's storm seems to have passed, but you can live through one of the greatest rainy day scenes in all of cinema tonight at UCLA. As part of their ongoing tribute to Humphrey Bogart, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening The Big Sleep tonight at 7:30. Before the film thru ... More >>
Forget the Little Old Lady from Pasadena -- unless she's Norman Bates' mother. This weekend the folks at the macabre bus tour company Esotouric delve into Pasadena Confidential -- that is, all things grim and grisly about our staid neighbor to the north. The tours strive to be "provocative and compl ... More >>
Forget Philip Marlowe's line about a tarantula on a slice of angel food. The Antelope Valley Press is more like a crack pipe wrapped in a tea cozy. The newspaper's stories about life in the suddenly hardscrabble High Desert tend to be a mix of the homey ("Cheerleaders Show Spirit at Contest") and th ... More >>
Cahuenga Pass, before the freeway. Note landscaping and railroad tracks. The picture brings to mind Raymond Chandler's famous road revelry in The Little Sister, that begins with Philip Marlowe recalling: "I drove east on Sunset but I didn't go home. At La Brea I turned north and swung over to Highla ... More >>