May 11, 2013
"The Iceman" - directed by Ariel Vroman from a script he cowrote with Morgan Land - is based on the life of Richard Kuklinski, a hired killer who is believed to have murdered more people than any number of serial killers. In a 1992 HBO special with the same title, Kuklinski, when asked for a specific figure, says, "I don't know. Over a hundred, I think. " In this fictionalized version - which wisely tampers with facts and dates - we meet Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) as he woos and wins Deborah Pellicotti (Winona Ryder)
October 20, 2001
Alecia Foster Actor Matt Thompson sat patiently as makeup artist Kevin Haney carefully applied the foam rubber pieces to his face. In about four hours, the actor would be completely transformed from an average Joe into Dr. Frankenstein's monster. Haney, an Academy Award winner, modeled his creation after famous makeup artist Jack Pierce's monster in the 1931 film "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff. Pierce was well known for creating all of early Hollywood's biggest monsters -- from the Wolf Man to The Mummy, said Scott Essman, author of "Jack Pierce: The Man Behind the Monsters."
October 21, 2000
Gary Moskowitz There is one week and three days left until Halloween. If you are still looking for costumes and accessories, the following is a list of some local shops that still have large supplies of Halloween garb and makeup. GLENDALE HANDMADE COSTUMES Jeri Deiotte spends all year gearing up for Halloween by making her own costumes. "I've been in the business for 10 years," Deiotte said. "I make the costumes and then run around to antique shops and second-hand stores to find accessories."
March 5, 2005
Charles Rich It's the first week of the busy spring sports season, and weather is already forcing area sports teams to scramble for shelter and reshuffle their schedules. Rain pelted the area Friday, forcing several baseball, softball and tennis teams to cancel their respective contests. The inclement weather will also have an effect on some of today's games. At least eight sporting events were called off Friday. Among the canceled events included four baseball games, two softball games and two tennis matches.
December 6, 2008
FORSTER ? GOMEZ Julie Lynne Forster of La Crescenta and Matthew Mario Gomez of Shadow Hills have announced their engagement. The couple will marry in September. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bill and Sue Forster of La Crescenta. She graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in 2002. She graduated from cosmetology school in 2004 and is a hair stylist, makeup artist and manager at Tantastic Tanning Salon in La Crescenta. The groom-elect is the son of Mario and Grace Gomez of Shadow Hills.
July 14, 2011
The characters were nightmarish, but for Matthew Yarber, it was a dream come true. The 12-year-old Colorado native, who suffers from a degenerative muscular disorder, was treated Thursday to a tour of a Glendale-based prop and makeup shop, where he got an up-close look at some of the most fearsome creatures in film. “We watch tons of movies, scary movies,” his mother, Chayla Yarber, said. “Matthew loves them.” The company, Spectral Motion, was founded 15 years ago by Mike Elizalde and specializes in prosthetic makeup and creature effects, action props and set pieces.
June 3, 2005
Warning: This article may not be appropriate for children under 9. Daniel Barber sits in a makeup chair in the La Cañada High School drama department green room. His nails are in bad need of a good clipping, his hair is every mother's worst nightmare and his teeth are enough to give the Tooth Fairy a heart attack. Barber has become Bat Boy, the main character in La Cañada High School's spring musical "Bat Boy: the Musical." So how exactly do you go about making a bat boy?
May 4, 2013
Peter Stephan's search for a match to his rare and unique Armenian bone marrow began only recently, but his struggle with mantle cell lymphoma began years ago with sudden weight loss. The 53-year-old Glendale resident lost a rapid amount of weight in November 2011. While he believed the weight loss was due to work-related stress, he still visited his doctor and soon discovered he had lymphomas in his abdomen and armpits. "If you are not positive, you're a blink away from depression," he said.
April 17, 2000
Alecia Foster A number of the moviegoers who packed into The Alex TheatreSaturday night for the screening of Orson Welles' film classic "Citizen Kane" were about to see it for the first time. "I hope you will understand you are seeing something that was unusual 60 years ago," film writer/historian Leonard Maltin told them. The 1941 film was revolutionary for its time - from the way it was shot to the character's makeup, he said. Both Maltin and fellow film writer/historian Phil Hardy agreed that Welles' effective use of these tools created such a powerful story, that Kane continues to remain a movie classic today.
November 28, 2008
Part 2 For a successful appearance, the positive appearance of an employee in a corporation can attract more clients and create more chances for promotion. A negative appearance can create barriers between employee/potential clients and inhibit chances for professional advancement. Corporate human resources are asking for image consultation seminars and employee support, particularly for new employees entering employment from colleges. Jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, and an ultra-casual attitude and collegiate appearance are detrimental to an employee in a corporate culture.