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L.A.’s Last Remaining Seats Film Series Returns Next Month

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s popular Last Remaining Seats series returns next month after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screenings of classic films will take place over three weekends at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood (i.e. the Fox Village Theatre), which opened in 1931, and the Orpheum Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre, […]

‘Return of the Jedi,’ ‘Pink Flamingos,’ ‘Cooley High’ Enter National Film Registry

Strangers on a Train, Pink Flamingos, Cooley High, Return of the Jedi, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Selena are among the cinematic treasures chosen this year for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, it was announced Tuesday. The list of 25 motion pictures picked to be preserved also includes What Ever Happened to […]

Ben Cooper, Actor in ‘Johnny Guitar’ and Lots of Other Westerns, Dies at 86

Ben Cooper, who portrayed the bandit Turkey Ralston in the Joan Crawford drama 'Johnny Guitar,' just one of his many appearances in Westerns on television and the big screen, has died. He was 86.

Critic’s Picks: A September To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

A classic lesbian drama, French noirs starring Alain Delon and Jean Gabin and a series of matinees devoted to Katharine Hepburn are among the plentiful vintage and classic options for SoCal film buffs this month.

Critic’s Picks: A March To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

March classic and repertory offerings in Los Angeles include a pair of Jackie Chan gems, favorites from Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock and dramas starring Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman and other Oscar-winning women.

Critic’s Picks: A January To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Los Angeles movie lovers can cure the dump-month blues by checking out a Michael Curtiz classic, a screening series devoted to the only female director working in the 1930s in the U.S. and a variety of experimental films.

BBC Takes ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ for U.K.

BBC Two will air the show from Ryan Murphy and starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis later in the year.

Ferragamo Launches Capsule Collection Inspired by the Shoemaker’s Early Days in Hollywood

Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn were clients of the cobbler-to-the-stars starting in the 1920s.

Costume Designer Lou Eyrich on the Glam Divas of ‘Feud’

How she created Joan Crawford's Oscars gown, sourced Bette Davis' bakelite bracelets and Hedda Hopper’s fabulous hats, and why on earth everyone was wearing fur in Los Angeles.

Emmys: Ryan Murphy on the Role the Oscars Play Throughout ‘Feud’ (Q&A)

The Emmy winner discusses the roots of his fascination with the Oscars; how he wound up writing to Bette Davis when he was 10 and interviewing her at 21; and the great effort and expense to which he and his backers went to re-create a 54-year-old Oscar night.

Critic’s Notebook: The Faux Feminism of ‘Feud’

By portraying Joan Crawford and Bette Davis as victims of male manipulation — and tacking on a subplot about a struggling female director — the series misses the power, intelligence and agency of the two women.

‘Feud:’ The Most Shocking Joan Crawford Accusations From ‘Mommie Dearest’

Revisiting the original tell-all book about Joan Crawford ahead of Sunday’s newest episode