He lived and worked all over Italy, moving around to escape punishment over money, murder and mayhem — even as he became one of the country's foremost artists.
American writer Christopher Bollen received the, uh, honor, which was announced on Thursday. His novel "The Destroyers" featured a memorable pair of less-than-appealing analogies.
DeMille's set included more than 20 sphinxes. After the filming DeMille ordered everything buried in the dunes 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Before it became a cult classic, "The Room" was a spectacular flop — maybe the best "so bad it's good" movie of all time.
Some events to check out include a Scandinavian Christmas celebration, a rumba dance party, a tamale food festival and the LA Auto Show.
The actor and singer starred as Pyle for years — first in The Andy Griffith Show, then in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors parlayed the stardom of the beloved goof into a long career on stage, TV and film.
Screenwriter Jenny Lumet described a "circa 1991" incident in which she says the Def Jam Records founder offered her a ride home following a social gathering but instead took her to his New York apartment against her will and had sex with her.
The WWII movie is based on the true story of the Battle of Dunkirk, when British, Belgian and French forces were surrounded on an open beach by the German Army in 1940.