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The Runaways’ Cherie Currie Gave Up Rock ‘n’ Roll to Swing Around a Chainsawnew

Cherie Currie was just a Bowie-obsessed 15-year-old smoking a cigarette at the Sugar Shack, an under-21 club in North Hollywood, when she was spotted by producer Kim Fowley. A Svengali, visionary and predator, he was cruising the underage clubs.
New York Press  |  Sheila McClear  |  03-18-2010  |  Music

Gene Trindl's Photos Give Glimpses of the Golden Age of Televisionnew

Best-known for producing more than 200 covers for TV Guide, Trindl shot an overwhelming number of Hollywood's elite during his lifetime.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Kirsten Akens  |  12-17-2009  |  Art

The Secret Lives of Queer Leading Mennew

How Howard Bragman, Hollywood's coming-out guru, helps gay actors tell the truth. Bragman's parents were "tolerant and accepting" when he came out in his 20s; Proposition 8 was "extremely painful"; gays and lesbians need to "call people on their shit."
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  10-09-2009  |  Movies

Why is Tarantino's Opus Being Greeted With Indifference, Even Disdain?new

Some of the blase reception may be ingrained distaste for the Weinstein Company, or Grindhouse fatigue. But I suspect it has just as much to do with the way we have all been bought off by Hollywood marketing -- our loyalty purchased not with payola, but with proximity to the hot new thing.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  08-19-2009  |  Reviews

Ole Joe Kennedy's Dirty Hollywoodnew

In Beauchamp's semi-biographic novel of his life, Joe Kennedy is portrayed as having an almost superhuman ability to charm the pants off the ladies and strip the assets from the fellas, greedily seeking and sucking up more money and power under the pretense of "helping" others.
Metro Times  |  Christa Buchanan  |  08-04-2009  |  Nonfiction

Is Hollywood Recession-Proof?new

While there are many more pressing national issues about the economic crisis than How It Will Affect the Film Industry, our local economy is bound up with Hollywood tightly enough that it's a legitimate subject for concern.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  12-01-2008  |  Movies

Catherine Hardwick Tackles 'Twilight'new

Director of teen-friendly vampire romance fights for respect from Hollywood boys' club.
NOW Magazine  |  Susan G. Cole  |  11-24-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Bolt' is a Starry Dog Storynew

As I laughed my head off, I wondered what it means that children's movies have become the playground for Hollywood's self-loathing.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  11-21-2008  |  Reviews

Kelley Baker Channels His Rage Into His Moviesnew

Baker has made a career of complaining. But his chief gripe is that, while making a movie is easier than ever before--just find a digital-video camera, a boom mic, and some friends--the only way to get that movie seen is through a system of festivals and studios that only bet on sure things and big names.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pro Poker Hurts: It's Not All Glitz and Glory at the Tablenew

Harold Persaud is one of dozens of men -- and a few women -- who go to the legal poker rooms across South Florida every day, hoping to grind out the money to pay the bills. They go to places such as Pompano Park, Mardi Gras, and Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, to card rooms full of businessmen who cut out of the office early, young men wearing hooded sweatshirts and listening to iPods, foul-smelling degenerate addicts, and more retirees than a Sunday buffet.
Miami New Times  |  Michael J. Mooney  |  08-11-2008  |  Recreation

Cobbler to the Stars: Pasquale Fabrizionew

Bozo the Clown's shoes, big as canoe paddles, sit on a shelf in Fabrizio's shop on San Vicente Boulevard. He's making copies of the floppy soles for a movie. Afterward, the originals will go to a museum for safekeeping.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  06-27-2008  |  Fashion

Here Comes Hollywood's First-Ever Mega-Skyscrapernew

A community thrown into shadow and vistas of the Hollywood sign could be destroyed.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  05-02-2008  |  Housing & Development

Have Movie Stereotypes Returned?new

Officially, stereotypes don't exist in Hollywood, only archetypes -- representative characters based on real people. To complain about movie stereotypes is to risk being labeled a humorless, P.C. crank.
L.A. Weekly  |  Steven Mikulan  |  04-25-2008  |  Movies

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Moviesnew

Taking aim at the critics who write with their thumbs.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  04-24-2008  |  Movies

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