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  • Hanging with the Beatles — in 1964

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 20, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    It was 6 a.m. on Aug. 19, 1964, when the phone rang in the Studio City apartment of Ivor Davis, then a young West Coast correspondent for London’s Daily Express, circulation 4 million.

    On the other end of the line was the paper’s foreign editor, who told Davis to drive to Los...

  • Lights, Camera, Ventura

    By Ivor Davis

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    While some Jewish film festivals around the country often use older films or films playing at nearby theaters, the Ventura County Jewish Film Festival will show five new films never seen in Ventura County -- as well as host their stars.

    The festival starts on March 10 at 7 p.m....

  • Cry, Argentina

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's a balmy night as we join those filing into the basement social hall of the venerable Libertad Synagogue in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. It resembles any Friday night service crowd anywhere in the United States, except that it's standing-room only. An elderly man sings...

  • Furor Over Der Fuhrer

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Attempts to find in the youngster 'the warped person within the murderous dictator' have proved unpersuasive. If we exclude our knowledge of what was to come, his family circumstances invoke, for the most part, sympathy for the child exposed to them."
    -- Ian Kershaw,

    "Hitler:...

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  • Der Fuhrer on Der Screen

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolf Hitler is no stranger to big screen and small. Charlie Chaplin first parodied Adolf Schickelgruber in the 1940 movie "The Great Dictator," and since then Der Führer has become a part of screen history. Mel Brooks poked fun at him in the movie "The Producers" in 1968 which was...

  • Lucky Break

    By Ivor Davis

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a long and sometimes winding road for neophyte filmmaker Pete Jones.

    It started more than a year ago when he, with a song and a prayer, got in line with 7,500 other aspiring filmmakers and submitted his script for a movie by e-mail to the Project Greenlight Web site. The...

  • Roman Holiday

    By Ivor Davis

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On Yom Kippur, my wife Sally and I went to shul just around the corner from the Vatican. It was a visit we will not soon forget. The imposing Comunita Ebraica di Roma Synagogue (the Great Synagogue of Rome) sits just off the Piazza del Firori close to the Tiber River and spitting...

  • Groopman’s World

    By Ivor Davis

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jerome Groopman is a nice Jewish doctor - a 6-foot-5-inch-tall professor of experimental medicine at Harvard Medical School. So how did he turn into Andre Braugher? The answer is Paul Attanasio.

    For those who don't remember, Attanasio is the brilliant creator and writer of "Homicide:...

  • Peace, It’s Wonderful

    By Ivor Davis

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Selichot

    Hebrew for forgiveness, Selichot services are a time of preparation for the New Year, generally held after the conclusion of Shabbat prior to Rosh Hashanah.

    Sat./September 23

    Kehillat Israel: 10 p.m. "Becoming and Believing" Selichot service 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific...

  • The Kubrick Legacy

    By Ivor Davis

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The news of director Stanley Kubrick's death in England is a premature finis to an unprecedented career in film.

    To legions of fans and wannabe filmmakers, the 70-year-old filmmaker was a master. More than Welles, Hitchcock, Ford, Lean or Kurosawa, all of who received the Director's...

  • Surviving Hollywood

    By Ivor Davis

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    On the old Paramount Ranch deep in the San Fernando Valley, Woodstock has returned -- as in the world's greatest love-in, the '60s festival that affected a generation. Producer Lynda Obst, who is responsible for this unnerving flashback, watches intensely from the sidelines with a...
  • Not Your Usual Movie

    By Ivor Davis

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Director Bryan Singer was suddenly the flavor of the month. Dozens of scripts landed on his desk. Offers to direct big-budget movies with A-list actors like Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford materialized overnight. The year was 1995 and his breakthrough hit, "The Usual Suspects," was all...
  • Uncovering Gulf War Syndrome

    By Ivor Davis

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Television

    Scenes from "Thanks of a Grateful Nation." Photos courtesy of Showtime

    Uncovering Gulf War Syndrome

    Showtime's 'Thanks of a Grateful Nation' explores the malady plaguing so many...

  • Casting His Vote

    By Ivor Davis

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty one and still full of surprises, that'sWarren Beatty. This weekend, Beatty goes head to head at the boxoffice with "The Horse Whisperer," starring that other senior iconRobert Redford. Redford, like his contemporary Beatty, not only starsbut also directs and produces his movie....

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