Tag: Grauman’s Chinese

August 19, 2014 /

The iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater, designed by Raymond A. Kennedy of the architectural firm also responsible for the Egyptian,  Meyer and Holler. Douglas Fairbanks was a part owner: Along with Sid Grauman, Mary Pickford, and Howard Schenck: Jean Klossner, also know as “Mr. Footprint” came up with the concrete formula…

December 6, 2013 /

I am fascinated by an upcoming film project, SAVING MR. BANKS. It promises to illuminate the contentious relationship between Walt Disney and the author of the “Mary Poppins” series, P.L. Travers. Apparently Travers cried through the premiere of what she thought an “appalling” film. I would say there was, perhaps,…

May 23, 2013 /

I remember seeing an item in the Hollywood Reporter a little while ago about the lack of skilled and seasoned producers in the industry. One of the anonymous sources cited a corporate culture at fault for eviscerating art and concentrating on profit. He/she bemoaned the emphasis on product, as if…

October 19, 2012 /

Okay my darlings, I too am sitting at a device that conveys words into world, drinking a cup of coffee… But I would say the element I lack in my yoga pants and husband’s T-shirt is glamour (and a Marcel Wave).