February 2009

February 2009

Letters to the Editor—January/February 2009

Letters to the Editor—January/February 2009

Readers sound off—we respond. Oh, and One More Thing...Jennifer Eolin reflects on the wisdom of betting in the office Oscar pool.

Categories: Letters to the Editor

Overheard­­—February 2009

Overheard­­—February 2009

“It’s expensive being a wealthy American.” —A husband’s response to his wife after receiving the bill at Morels Bistro. Read what else was overheard this month...

Categories: Overheard

Doubt Changes Everything

Doubt Changes Everything

Playwright John Patrick Shanley explores how inspiration can be found in uncertainty and serve to effect positive social change.

Categories: Back/Story / Theater

50: Movie Titles

50: Movie Titles

A visual shout-out to those who bring us the movie before the movie, including classics like North by Northwest, The Graduate, The Magnificent Ambersons and Goldfinger.

Categories: 50

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Nic Harcourt talks with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle about his musical inspirations, his hit film and Bollywood. Plus, must-mix tracks and go-to gigs.

Categories: Interviews / Music / Turn It Up

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard

Johnny Carson won over Oscar viewers with perfect pitch and a little help from his favorite writers—Mike Barrie and Jim Mulholland.

Categories: Humor / The Ear / TV

The Style List—February 2009

The Style List—February 2009

Intérieurs home and garden shop in WeHo, Sally Sohn baubles, French design firm Baccarat, Don Freeman's portrait of Ted Muehling, the new Andaz West Hollywood on Sunset and more.

Categories: Architecture / Art / Design / Fashion / Gardens / Interiors+Interior Design / The Style List

Anne Hathaway Face Forward

Anne Hathaway Face Forward

The actress opens up to her Rachel Getting Married scribe Jenny Lumet on fame, focus, ferocity—and going girly for Bride Wars.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Film / Interviews / Photos / Pictorials

The New Red Carpet

The New Red Carpet

Fashion Director Lori Goldstein insists risk isn't wrong for Tinseltown fashionistas. Mats Gustafson illustrates her fantasy pairings of red-carpet celebs and designer creations.

Categories: Beauty / Celebrities / Fashion / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

The Right Direction

The Right Direction

Comedian Steve Martin interviews director Ron Howard about his fifty remarkable years in the motion picture business.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Film / Interviews / TV

Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer

Famed producer Howard Rosenman says an early obsession with Elizabeth Taylor helped make him the man he is today.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Heaven Is in the Details

Heaven Is in the Details

Pelican Hill rises like an Italian Renaissance masterpiece above the magnificent Newport Beach coast, on 504 acres surrounded by almost 50,000 acres of protected habitat.

Categories: Feature Story / Local Travel / Photos / Pictorials

And the Award for Best Menu...

And the Award for Best Menu...

It’s easy to forget that Oscar parties didn't really exist before Wolfgang Puck über-agent Swifty Lazar and began hosting their annual events.

Categories: Entertaining / Food / I'm Still Hungry / L.A. History

Anita’s Girl

Anita’s Girl

Oscar-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager offers a poignant tribute to her mother, Anita Bayer.

Categories: Health+Wellness / Personal Space

Stage Fright

Stage Fright

What happens when a six-foot python goes missing from the Oscars? Famed producer Gil Cates has a great story to tell.

Categories: Humor / L.A. History / My Best Story