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…
Amid public squabbles over how to proceed with the design of Walt Disney Concert Hall, architect Frank Gehry found comforting words in a conversation with the daughter of the venue's frst benefactor…
When Washington Mutual recently revealed that it may sell its sprawling, 2,800-acre cattle ranch in east Ventura County, Chris Albrecht considered it a victory.
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…
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…
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…
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…
William J. Patrizio, a senior exec on Universal's re-engineering program, has been named vice president of Universal Studios.
The Walt Disney Co. has submitted plans to the city of Burbank for a new 10-story building - with the ABC logo displayed prominently atop.
A recent campaign fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) at the home of composer Marilyn Bergman drew a healthy mix of producers, writers and entertainers.
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…