Archive for June, 2012

Ray Bradbury Obituary

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights




Ray Bradbury’s more than 27 novels and 600 short stories helped give stylistic heft to fantasy and science fiction. In ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and other works, the L.A.-based Bradbury mixed small-town familiarity with otherworldly settings.


By Lynell George
Special to the Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2012


Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.


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Richard Dawson Obituary

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


Richard Dawson dies at 79; host of TV’s ‘Family Feud’




Dawson was a British actor who appeared in ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ He went on to host the game show ‘Family Feud,’ charming female contestants by kissing them on the lips.


By Greg Braxton
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2012


Richard Dawson, the British actor who went from comedy co-star in the popular TV series “Hogan’s Heroes” to his best-known role as the charming host of the TV game show “Family Feud” with his trademark of kissing the female contestants on the lips, has died. He was 79.


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The Hollywood Hat

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012


The Hollywood Hat: An Autographed Hat Holds the History of Early Hollywood



By Joe Biltman
Autograph Magazine 


“Can I have your autograph?”


The streets of Hollywood have teemed with autograph hunters for a century now. Brandishing an autograph book or scrap of paper, these collectors good-naturedly accost stars wherever they find them — on the street, in restaurants, at the supermarket, at gas stations, in elevators, in their cars when stopped at red lights, and even in restrooms.


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Kathryn Joosten Obituary

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012


‘Desperate Housewives’ actress who played Mrs. McCluskey dies



Kathryn Joosten, 72, dies of lung cancer, just as her character did. She won two Emmy Awards for the role.


By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2012


Less than three weeks after nosy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey succumbed to lung cancer on the series finale of “Desperate Housewives,” Kathryn Joosten — the actress who won two Emmy Awards for portraying the television character — has died of the same disease at 72.


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A Day of Silents at Hollywood Heritage

Friday, June 1st, 2012


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Silent Sunday June 2012

Advance tickets via the internet are recommended through Brown Paper Tickets: A Day of Silents

 or call (800) 838-3006 to reserve over the phone. 



 A nominal service fee will be included in the price of the ticket.