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Monster Mash: City arts cuts run deep; 'Schindler's list' copy for sale; Robin Wright heading to Broadway

March 24, 2010 |  9:45 am

Wright --Tough times: Los Angeles' far-flung network of community arts centers is feeling the heat as the city slashes budgets and cuts jobs. (Los Angeles Times)

--Piece of history: A New York dealer is selling what he claims is the last privately held copy of "Schindler's list," a manuscript of names that was kept by German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. (Reuters)

--Hitting the boards: Robin Wright, who has starred in movies such as "The Princess Bride" and "Forrest Gump," and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") will make their Broadway debuts in a revival of Lanford Wilson's "Talley's Folly" next season. (New York Times)

--Tribute: The board of the Geffen Playhouse has named the Westwood theater's main stage after founder and producing director Gil Cates. (Los Angeles Times)

---Big job: Graham Sheffield, the chief executive of the London-based Barbican -- Europe's largest arts complex -- has been named the artistic director of Hong Kong's $2.8-billion West Kowloon Cultural District. (Bloomberg)

--Hollywood glamour: A photo negative showing actress Jean Harlow lounging on a bearskin rug is among the thousands of images of marquee stars taken by marquee photographers in the 1930s and '40s that is being put up for auction by collector Michael H. Epstein. (Bloomberg)

--Recreational reading: A new art and literary magazine called Sw!pe is being produced by people who should know their subjects well -- current and former guards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (NPR)

--Devoted companion: Lady Susana Walton, who was known for her efforts to preserve the legacy of her late husband, British composer William Walton, has died at 83. (Daily Telegraph)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Awake and Sing!" at A Noise Within; music critic Mark Swed on the Southwest Chamber Music ensemble's visit to Saigon.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: Robin Wright in 2009. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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