Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.
Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. Now, he's begun the Wars of the Roses series with the first of three books, Stormbird.
"SHE WAS very much Elaine, right until she died this morning."
I think I have seen Billy Wilder's wonderful comic film, "Some Like It Hot," about a hundred times. You'll remember it was the movie with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe, about Chicago in its mobster days. A classic film, it is perhaps the best comedy movie ever made.
The truth is, the world is busy shrinking, it has become an integrated society that is not divided by borders, what happens in the north, affects the south east; gradually our hopes, values and aspirations are merging to become the same.
Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.
The television series Smash may have ended, too abruptly for some, but its memory lingers. At center in the first season, Smash featured the competiti...
Although she was to become one of world's most glamorous icons, Marilyn Monroe's start in life was very, very far from glamorous. Born in Los Angeles ...
Unique and gorgeous, each has a theme, such as film noir, the golden age inspired by Marilyn Monroe, high-gloss 1970s glamour, a stylishly sophisticated view of the 1960s, and the birth of modern glamour.
When I was working on The Blonde (in which Marilyn Monroe is coerced into spying on the president of the United States by a mysterious K.G.B. agent), ...
Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.
Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she invented them, decorated for them and sold all of their home furnishings at a profit.
It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.
The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.
Collins' influence stretches beyond the festive hand tossing of Tinseltown glitter, however. Her charitable outreach -- from The National Center for Learning Disabilities to the prevention of child cruelty in the UK -- stand out.
I used to believe that all of the great artists, the monumental thinkers and the cultural needle movers, were each given a grand story to tell by circumstance, by chance. But, It wasn't a matter of chance, it was a matter of choice.