Archive for July, 2009

Academy Rallies Behind “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

The 1939 Best Picture nominee “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Hollywood’s Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939” on Monday, July 20, at 7:30pm at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A newly restored print will be screened. […]

A Smaller Van for Small Businesses

A Smaller Van for Small Businesses

We’re getting a bit of a break on the price of gas right now, as it’s been inching down slowly after running up to over $3 per gallon just before Memorial Day weekend. If you bring that subject up to most people, they’ll likely recall last summer, when it was up around $4.50 a gallon. […]

Golddiggers Will Be Steamin’ on Stage in Air-Cooled El Portal Theatre

Golddiggers Will Be Steamin’ on Stage in Air-Cooled El Portal Theatre

Looking for a little grown-up excitement but don’t want to travel to Las Vegas? Want a little sexy sophistication but don’t like what passes for “alluring” in the Brittany Spears generation? Do you remember when dancers wore sequins instead of sweat suits? Then you won’t want to miss “The Golddiggers!” They made their mark as […]

Community Calendar

July 22 LA Cinema Club Video Workshop- On Wednesday at 7:30pm, the LA Cinema Club will have a contest of members’ videos. Guests are welcome and may learn how they can improve their own. The meeting is at the Little White Chapel in Burbank. For more information, visit www.lacinemaclub.com, or call (818) 842-3820. July 24 […]

ESPY’s Party with Jocks, Bunnies and Hef, Oh My!

ESPY’s Party with Jocks, Bunnies and Hef, Oh My!

Celebrations leading up to the ESPY Awards had party-loving jocks and sports-loving celebrities having a good time all over town. There was an ESPY pre-party at the Playboy Mansion, which also featured a poker tournament presented by TruePlayers® to benefit the Sports Dream Foundation. With an entourage of lovely playmates, Hugh Hefner was (as always) […]

Hot Times

Hot Times

I want to talk about how busy a sizzling summer can be. Why is it, when it’s too steaming outside, that there is a ton of yard work to attend to? And now that the plants are frying, we are duty-bound to cut back on the water. A transgardner, that’s what I’m becoming. I’m slowly […]

The Bright Side and the Right Side

The Bright Side and the Right Side

Today’s letter ties in to a delightful theatre experience I had recently, and I think you’ll see what I mean as you read on: Dear Kenny: This is my third letter to you. I know that you must get tons of mail but I truly need your advice. So please, on bended knees, I hope […]

Book Review by Valerie Porter

Book Review by Valerie Porter

Let’s Read: “Strangers” “Sturgis had always known that it was his destiny to die among strangers.” This simple yet mysterious sentence opens prolific author Anita Brookner’s new novel, “Strangers,” published by Random House. It’s the story of lifelong bachelor Paul Sturgis, who lives a quiet, and sometimes oppressively boring, life in his London flat. His […]

Portraits of Courage

Portraits of Courage

Of all the numerous events that began in July involved with the feelings of patriotism, pride and love of our country, one really stands out as most unusual. I was invited to the Belmont Village Assisted Living Community, located in Burbank, for an outstanding event. There are many locations of Belmont Villages, and on July […]

Lasorda and Bowa to Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Lasorda and Bowa to Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers’ Third Base Coach Larry Bowa, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on November 12 at the Hyatt Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. “It is an honor and a privilege to be enshrined […]