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Review: Stylish book gumshoes `Chinatown’ and lost Hollywood

"The Big Goodbye: 'Chinatown' and the Last Years of Hollywood," Flatiron, by Sam WassonQuentin Tarantino's hagiographic "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" keeps '60s...

Review: Carrie Fisher bio as sharp, endearing as its subject

"Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge" (Sarah Crichton Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sheila Weller"Star Wars" fans may feel a lump in...

Review: Fine biography focuses on Brando’s internal struggle

"The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando," Harper, by William J. MannMarlon Brando made no apologies for being an iconoclast and living and loving...

Review: Book ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’ stars ’80s film funnymen

"Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever" (Crown Archetype), by Nick de SemlyenOur favorite funnymen of the...

Review: Book offers spirited claim 1999 was film’s best ever

"Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen," by Brian Raftery (Simon & Schuster)Everybody's entitled to their opinion, especially when it...

Review: Book casts welcome light on actress Vivien Leigh

"Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh" (I.B. Tauris), by Alan StrachanPlaying two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film — Scarlett...

Greatest Western film? ‘Wild Bunch’ book argues its case

"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury), by W.K. Stratton.In 1969 the Western movie...

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a...

Review: Heston bio returns star of ‘Ben-Hur’ to epic stature

"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon" (Dey Street), by Marc EliotTalk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to...

Review: ‘High Noon’ book draws down on Hollywood blacklist

"High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic" (Bloomsbury), by Glenn FrankelYears of risking his life to protect his fellow...

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Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

By SCOTT SMITH ASSOCIATED PRESSCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges...