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Off the Deep End

This spring, as workers dug a swimming pool in my backyard, I imagined myself adrift on an inflatable chaise or just gazing out at the Barbicide-blue water, my...

Movies: Great Performances

"Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture," says the cynical scenarist played by William Holden in Billy Wilder's 1950 Sunset Blvd. "They...

Marian and His Curious Friend

Neighbors, yes. And spies? To a casual observer, William Holden Bell appeared to be the very model of a hardworking, leisure-loving Los Angeles suburbanite. A...

Milestones: Nov. 30, 1981

DIED. William Holden, 63, Oscar-winning actor who played in more than 50 films; of head injuries suffered in a fall; in his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment...

On Location: Film Rites in Kenya

ON LOCATION The approach roads to Kenya's Lake Rudolf are strewn with jagged chunks of volcanic lava that wear out shoes in two weeks. The lake's strand is an...

Cinema: The Conquest of Smiling Jim

(See Cover) "Yeah? This is Holden. Yeah, Marty. Hold it a sec." The muscular man with the hard eyes palms the phone. "I'll take those letters now, Miss...

Cinema: For His Dotage

Actor-Businessman William Holden, who handcuffed Columbia Pictures to what seemed a historically profitable contract for his part in The Bridge on the River...

People, Nov. 26, 1979

The 14th Earl of Home (pronounced Hume), 76, who as Sir Alec Douglas-Home was Britain's Prime Minister in 1963-64, is also an author. In Border Reflections, he...

Time Essay: Holden Today: Still in the Rye

In the summer of 1951, a modest 277-page book was published. Its author: the little-known short-story writer J.D. Salinger. Its narrator: Holden Caulfield, a...

Cinema: Susannah, Dhana & Ng

The 7th Dawn. It is Malaya, 1953. One sweltering tropic night, while native terrorists scourge the countryside trying to shake off British rule, the British...

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