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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...

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