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Monster Mash: 'South Pacific' headed back to big screen; more on Getty's attempted Turner purchase

July 8, 2010 |  7:55 am


-- Some enchanted evening: Producers are planning to bring the musical "South Pacific," which is currently playing at the Ahmanson, back to the big screen. (Variety via Theatermania)

-- Big purchase: The latest in the Getty Museum's attempt to buy a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece for $44.9 million. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Legal bind: Two curators in Moscow could face jail time for mounting a controversial 2007 exhibition featuring unconventional depictions of Jesus Christ. (Associated Press)

-- Fading: A tradition of Polaroid portraiture in MacArthur Park is coming to an end. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Star on stage, Part One: Frances McDormand will return to Broadway in March in a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire. (Playbill)

-- Star on stage, Part Two: William Hurt opens in a production of "Long Day's Journey into Night" at the Sydney Theatre Company. (The Australian)

-- Revealing art: The daughter of late pop-artist Larry Rivers wants nude depictions of her purged from her father's archives. (New York Times)

-- The personal is political: More than 2,000 items belonging to J. Edgar Hoover are heading to the planned National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington. (Washington Post)

-- In memoriam: A German artist has found a public way of commemorating Holocaust victims. (Associated Press)

-- Real-estate woes: New York's Dance New Amsterdam faces possible eviction. (New York Times)

-- Passing: L.A. architect Stephen Kanner, who co-founded the Architecture and Design Museum, has died at age 54. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: The annual New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park is besieged by a severe heat wave; readers want the San Diego Union-Tribune to reinstate its recently laid-off art critic Robert Pincus.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from "South Pacific" at the Ahmanson Theatre, with Carmen Cusack and Matthew Saldivar. Credit: Bret Hartman / For The Times