Max Steiner, composer of the quintessential American film score for “Gone With the Wind,” was born Maximilian Raoul Steiner in 1888, in Vienna. One of his earliest memories was sitting on Emperor Franz Joseph’s lap.
Portsmouth Miniatures Studio, which was involved in the filming of the movies ‘King Kong’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, has been hit by fire, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported on its website.
Mike Hopkins, who won Academy Awards for sound editing on one of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films and “King Kong,” died while rafting in the Waiohine River in New Zealand yesterday, police said.
Bill Lerach, the convicted felon once labeled the lawyer who brought corporate America to its knees, was giving a tour of his six-acre estate when he noticed pots of bamboo lined up at the end of the driveway.
A judge in New York said he intends to approve a $55 million settlement of lawsuits over a plan to take the Empire State Building public in potentially the second- biggest offering for a U.S. real estate investment trust.
Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week touting their latest edition of "Rich States, Poor States," the report they produce annually for the American Legislative Exchange Council.