Headlines

Restoration of Merry Pranksters' psychedelic 'Further' bus planned

EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Further," the bus that hauled LSD advocate Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters across the United States 50 years ago is awaiting restoration, organizers say.

Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
By United Press International

Van Sant to direct 'Kool-Aid Acid' film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A big-screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1968 counterculture book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

Film version of Tom Wolfe novel coming

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Writer Tom Wolfe's novel "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is being made into a feature film nearly 40 years after it was published. Director Gus Van Sant has signed on to do the project and has brought Lance Black aboard to adapt the screenplay, Variety.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2006 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Lawrence 'Ramrod' Shurtliff dead at 61

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead crew member, Lawrence "Ramrod" Shurtliff, described by Bob Weir as "our rock," has died in Petaluma, Calif., at age 61.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2005 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2004 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Slater makes U.K. debut

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Christian Slater, recovering from chickenpox, soldiered his way through his British stage debut in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Christian Slater contracts chicken pox

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Chicken pox may keep Hollywood's Christian Slater from his British stage debut in the Edinburgh Festival's production of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Feature: Turning first film into a career

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Eric Saperston confounded conventional wisdom by making a successful first film without any actual training in the medium, and the project has now made him an i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2003 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Analysis: Nepotism a problem?

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Some critics are alarmed by what appears to be increasing nepotism in politics, but wait until they get a load of what's going on in show business.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2002 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Booklist

BOOKLIST FOR MON, 11/19
By United Press International

People

PRANKSTER, 'CUCKOO'S NEST' AUTHOR KESEY DIES
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

ANOTHER 'MONSTER' WEEK AT THE BOX OFFICE
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

NICOLE KIDMAN
By United Press International

Novelist Ken Kesey, 66, dies

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Novelist Ken Kesey, who wrote the 1962 trailblazer "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and later became a leading figure of the counterculture movement, died earl

Author Ken Kesey dead at age 66

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Funeral arrangements were pending for writer Ken Kesey, who died early Saturday in Oregon. The 66-year-old author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" suffered
x
Feedback