When Alan Ladd Jr. was president of 20th Century Fox Pictures in the 1970s, he greenlit "Star Wars" and "Alien." That alone ensures him a place in Hollywood history. But his career also includes a…
Alan Ladd Jr.
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Toronto Intl. Film Festival Sept. 5-15 Canada The biggest festival in North America screens more than 250 films and Hollywood sees Toronto as a starting point for the awards season race. The lineup…
Today's MGM is a corporate anomaly — it's either primed for a moment of rebirth or sitting in a holding pattern.
It's been more than a century since Anton Chekhov noted that if one introduces a gun in the first act of a play, it had better go off by the final curtain. The Hollywood corollary holds that if you…
For many in the entertainment legal community, particularly those who have taken on the studios over profit participation, the jury's decision reinforced their ideas about Hollywood accounting.
Thanks to "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "High Anxiety" and a slew of other movie, stage, TV and album hits, Mel Brooks' prominent place in the pantheon of comedy stars is…
The U. of Southern California will honor Alan Ladd Jr. with a film retrospective to be held Oct. 4 and 5.
There's an upscale Los Angeles restaurant whose identity we must keep secret, on pain of incurring the wrath of Mel Brooks. (It's good to be the King.) Every Friday, a group assembles there for lunch.
Alan Ladd Jr. -- "Laddie" to everyone -- is a scion of Old Hollywood who's managed to teach New Hollywood a thing or two about making pictures.