Scene It Before: The Martini House from It’s a Wonderful Life

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at a La Canada residence featured in the 1946 Yuletide classic

Doc Brown’s House from Back to the Future

Two of Pasadena’s most historic residences served as the home of Hill Valley’s madcap scientist

Scene It Before: P.L. Travers’ Childhood Home from “Saving Mr. Banks”

Highland Park's Heritage Square Museum guards the colorful Victorian that loomed large for the Mary Poppins author

Maps to the Stars Grapples with the Movie Business’s Most Complicated Character: Hollywood Itself

The David Cronenberg film isn’t so much demented cartography as pitiless Rorschach

Photographer Catherine Opie’s First Film Is an Avant-Garde Meditation on L.A.

The movie was made entirely from still photographs

Why Does Hollywood Have a Habit of Selling Off its History?

Signature props and costumes are fetching record prices at auction. Here’s why they need to stay in L.A.

The Essential Movie Library #8: That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Spanish director Luis Buñuel’s final manifesto about love, chaos, and the way the tumult of our desires scrambles the order of our lives.

Step into Fall With a Pair of Bold Peep-Toe Stilettos

Don’t break out the boots just yet. Flaunt your fresh pedicure in these festive styles

The Essential Movie Library #34: The Rules of the Game (1939)

The quintessential comedy of manners, French filmmaker Jean Renoir’s masterpiece involves one of cinema’s most familiar set-ups.

What’s New at the New Beverly Now that Quentin Tarantino is Running the Show?

For more than the 30 years the same family ran the movie house; its new owner has a different vision