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'Satchmo' on stage; Rick Baker's creature clearance (pt. 2); production increase in LA

John Douglas Thompson in
John Douglas Thompson in "Satchmo at the Waldorf."
T. Charles Erickson

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Terry Teachout turned his biography of Louis Armstrong into a play, "Satchmo at the Waldorf" (pictured); a tour of the inventory for special effects and makeup master Rick Baker's auction of his monstrous creations; Film LA reports an increase in movie production in California in 2013 — even before the new tax incentives kicked in.