Wednesday’s Art Notes
Corey Haim, star of many 1980s teen comedies who was best known for his roles in ‘Lucas’ and ‘The Lost Boys’, has died from an apparent drug overdose. He was 38. Haim battled with drug abuse for most of his life.
The Los Angeles Times reports that “Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose, according to the LAPD’s North Hollywood Division.”
The Washington Post’s Post Mortem recalls Roger Ebert’s review of “Lucas,” in which he praised Haim’s acting:
“He creates one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age in any recent movie. If he can continue to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor. He is that good.”
Variety continues to cut its staff, including many of its major reviewers: film critics Todd McCarthy and Derek Elley, theater critic David Rooney and features editor/indie film reporter Sharon Swart.
A group has launched an effort to prevent the auction of photographs from the Polaroid collection, while an Italian auctioneer mysteriously canceled the sale of the Giorgio Vasari trove, which includes letters written by Michelangelo and five popes.
Bruce Graham, architect of the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center, has died at age 84.
And Frank Williams, architect of several New York skyscrapers, has died at 73.