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Recalling Michael Todd

Here’s Cecil Smith’s two-part series on Michael Todd, published in The Times in May 1957. David Niven called him, "The best thing to ever hit Hollywood." John Farrow, fired as the director of "Around the World in 80 Days," said: … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

Los Angeles Times file photo OK, who are they? Email me No. 1: Stanley Kramer? (Sorry, no). Fred Zinnemann?  (Richard P. May). Excellent! No. 2: Richard Rodgers? Fred Ahlert. Right! No. 3 Oscar Hammerstein? Fred Ahlert. Right! No. 4. Dr. … Continue reading

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March 24, 1958

Above, the pill is 100% effective in preliminary tests … Below, Bob Hope returns from the Soviet Union, where it was 20 below, and says "Palm Springs, open up your pearly gates" … A makeshift bomb is found in the … Continue reading

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