If a Los Angeles County official has his way, John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart will be competing for air traffic. Wayne's name already adorns the main airport in suburban Orange County. Now a Los Angeles County supervisor wants to rename Los Angeles International Airport after Stewart, who died in July at age 89. But opponents say the idea will not fly. The Los Angeles Daily News on Wednesday quoted an aide to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan as saying the proposal is "an idea whose time has not come."
+ Steve Martin is returning to the stage this month in Los Angeles in a play about Hollywood's blacklist era. He will portray the lead character in Additional Dialogue: An Evening With Dalton Trumbo. The production was put together by Trumbo's son, Christopher, from letters the screenwriter wrote while he was blacklisted. Trumbo wrote the Oscar-winning scripts Roman Holiday and The Brave One under other identities during the 1950s when Hollywood banned writers who were presumed to be Communists or sympathizers. Works under his own name include Spartacus and Exodus.