Archive for December 17th, 2011

Rita Hayworth’s grandson, Andrew Embiricos dies

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

OBITUARY

Rita Hayworth’s grandson ‘did not commit suicide’, claim devastated loved ones

 

Andrew Embiricos and Princess Yasmin 

 

 

By Daily Mail Reporter

 

The death of Rita Hayworth’s grandson was not suicide, his distraught family and friends have claimed.

 

Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos, 25, was found lying on his bed in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday evening after apparently suffocating himself with a plastic bag. The circumstances are under investigation.  

 

Mr Embiricos had battled a long and difficult drug addiction and had previously attempted suicide.

 

According to the young man’s best friend, Jake Dingler, it was not suicide but he refused to comment further on how the grandson of the silver-screen legend might have died at his Chelsea home.

 

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Orson Welles’ Oscar is for sale

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

ACADEMY NEWS

Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” Oscar returns to auction

 

 (Courtesy: Nate D. Sanders)

 

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Orson Welles’ Oscar for writing “Citizen Kane” — regarded as one of the best films ever made — is going up for auction again later this month in a hot market for Hollywood memorabilia.

 

Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders said on Monday it was selling the best screenplay Academy Award statuette won by Welles in 1942.

 

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AMPAS to build amphitheater in Hollywood

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

ACADEMY NEWS

Oscars academy to build outdoor theater in Hollywood

 

 

 A photo illustration shows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ plan for an outdoor theater screening classic films. (AMPAS / December 16, 2011)

 

 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will build an amphitheater and event space at Vine and Fountain, where it had planned to build a movie museum.

 

By Nicole Sperling
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2011

 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will build an amphitheater and event space in Hollywood on a parcel of land that had been the planned site for a movie museum. The 17,000-square-foot outdoor space is designed to function as a venue for showing classic films and is expected to open in May, according to academy President Tom Sherak.

 

“It seems like the right thing for both Los Angeles and the academy,” Sherak said. “Anyone can set up an outdoor theater but nobody can show what we can show — either from our archives or from our members. If it works and it’s a safe place to go, that’s a good thing for L.A.”

 

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