Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major...
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Tag: Irving Berlin
December 18, 2015 | 11:48 am
September 18, 2014 | 3:17 pm
October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pmBy the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
May 22, 2008 | 10:56 pm
Hollywood ragtime sweetie Janet Klein sings Irving Berlin’s “Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars” at the Tin Pan Alley show during the Annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento last November (2007)
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 29
Sure, they’re renown writers, but it seems what everyone really wants to be is a rockstar. Columnist Dave Barry, novelists Stephen King, Mitch Albom and Amy Tan and cartoonist Matt Groening, among other artists known for their literary talents, went so far as...