Category Archives: Roderick Mann

What Next for Richard Chamberlain After ‘Shogun?’

            Feb. 24, 1981: Young persons…. There was once a sensationally popular TV miniseries called “Shogun,” based on James Clavell’s novel set in feudal Japan, that aired in September 1980 and starred Richard Chamberlain, the … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

      Los Angeles Times file photo   [Update: This is the filming of “The Domino Principle” in the mess hall at San Quentin in a photo stamped May 7, 1976. On the jump, Roderick Mann’s first-rate profile of … Continue reading

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Blake Edwards Loves (and Hates) Peter Sellers — Updated

Blake Edwards: Love, hate, Peter Sellers and the Pink Panther.
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James Caan on Film Directing

      Nov. 2, 1980: Roderick Mann interviews James Caan and asks when he will direct another film after “Hide in Plain Sight.” Caan says: "A lot of people were very kind when my film opened. Michael Eisner of … Continue reading

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Penthouse and Bob Guccione

       July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams resigns at the request of Miss America Pageant officials after nude photos of her are published in Penthouse.       Sept. 29, 1971: The late David Shaw writes a nondupe (Column … Continue reading

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John Hurt and the Elephant Man

  Oct. 7, 1980: Roderick Mann interviews John Hurt about filming “The Elephant Man.” On the jump, Hurt says he turned down “Gandhi” but chose “Heaven’s Gate.” … and female mud wrestling at Chippendales.

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Voices – Roderick Mann

    Here are two of the hundreds of profiles done for The Times by Roderick Mann, who died Friday at the age of 87. His first byline in The Times was a 1975 interview with Ava Gardner (d.1990), in … Continue reading

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