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LAT in 90 Seconds

hopkins.jpgAnthony Hopkins Directs an Indie Film: And it’s weird. (Not exactly a man-bites-dog story, we know. But kinda cool.)

girl27.jpgA 65-Year-Old Rape Case Makes For Compelling Studio News: David Stenn’s docu, The Rape of Girl 27, tells the 1937 story of forgotten 20-year-old dancer and film extra Patricia Douglas who’d been raped by an MGM salesman at a debauched studio party and took her case, futilely, all the way to federal court.

ronb.jpgNo Journos to Lose Their Jobs? The double-billionaire bid for the Tribune Co. would not cause any job cuts at the LAT and other papers, according to Michael A. Hiltzik, Thomas S. Mulligan, and James Rainey.

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