Ted Johnson

Relationship issues


On opening night of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 1964, Bob Hope surveyed the simple opulence of the new building -- the graceful, curving balconies, the palette of coral and gold -- before taking…

Great Expectations


The titles easily slip off his tongue. "Roy Rogers ... 'Sky King' ... 'Tales of the Texas Rangers.' " Chris Albrecht recites a litany of Westerns, the ones he watched during his city slicker…

Risks and rewards


After he turned in the pilot for HBO's "Six Feet Under," creator Alan Ball got a curious note from Chris Albrecht. It was about the way the first episode wrapped up, in which patriarch Nathaniel…

Biz’s building blocks


Dramatic new soundstages rise along Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Multimedia firms occupy lofts in Culver City. Post-production houses move into trendy digs in Santa Monica. All but…

Schwarzenegger ankles ICM


Arnold Schwarzenegger has departed ICM, ending a 15-year professional relationship that saw the former bodybuilder turn into an international superstar. He has been repped throughout by Lou Pitt…

Babylon revisited


The Hollywood Boulevard of dreams: a mecca for moviegoers, of renovated movie palaces and new state-of-the-art cinemas. Bistros and supper clubs would replace the clutter of T-shirt and souvenir…

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