CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1986
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday declared the public library in North Hollywood Park a historic and cultural monument. It was built in 1929, one year after Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The designation, often granted to preserve threatened structures, in the library's case was requested by the Los Angeles Conservancy to recognize the building's historic significance.
March 29, 1993 |
Deja Vu: It will look a lot like 1929--the year of the first Academy Awards Ceremony--tonight at the site of the first ceremony, the Hollywood Roosevelt. Guests will come to the Original 1929 Oscar Party hosted by publicist Christopher Harris and actor Dean Delorean in period clothes, and the menu and decor will be the same as it was for the first big event.
January 6, 2000 |
Celebrating the centennial of composer Kurt Weill's birth, the Museum of Contemporary Art will present "Happy End" in a site-specific production that will roam through the galleries of the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo, Feb. 23-27 and March 1-5. The production will blend live-action, film, video/slide projections, puppetry, masks and shadow play, under the direction of Randee Trabitz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1985 |
Gen. Alexei A. Yepishev, who was in charge of the political education of Soviet armed forces for 23 years, has died, the official news agency Tass reported. Tass said Yepishev, who was replaced this summer apparently because of his health, died Sept. 15 at age 77 after a lengthy illness. "The Soviet people and its armed forces have experienced a grave loss," said the official obituary signed by Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and other top officials.
January 23, 2014 |
If you've ever said to yourself after being wowed by an actor of Christopher Plummer's caliber, "They sure don't make 'em like that anymore," then you won't want to miss Plummer's one-man show, "A Word or Two," at the Ahmanson Theatre. He more or less explains why. This 80-minute star vehicle, directed with elegant finesse by Des McAnuff, is less an autobiographical tour of an illustrious thespian's career than an anatomy of a sensibility. It is a love letter to reading and the written word, the building blocks of a classical actor's talent.