February 26, 2012 |
At a reception last month in New York, I introduced myself to the Polish film director Agnieszka Holland. "Ah," she said, extending her hand. "I am sorry that I did not include your mother in the movie. " She was referring to "In Darkness," a nominee for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards. We'd had friendly correspondence over the last two years. So why did she feel the need to apologize before another word was spoken? Because her film is a fictionalized interpretation of the central episode in my mother's life.
October 7, 1991 |
Swedlin's Own: One of Creative Artists Agency's top agents, Rosalie Swedlin, will leave the agency to establish an independent film production unit at Universal Pictures, it was announced Sunday. Swedlin's new company will provide three or four movies per year for Universal. Swedlin has been at CAA since 1981; last year she was named co-head of the agency's motion picture department.
March 4, 1994 |
Here are some key dates in the life of the Olympic Auditorium, which will reopen Saturday. * 1924: Jack Doyle, with the help of the Los Angeles Olympic committee for the 1932 Games, builds the Olympic Auditorium. Boxing great Jack Dempsey is on hand for the dedication. * Jan. 13, 1925: The first major card is a Jan. 13, 1925, flyweight bout in which Jimmy McLarnin takes a 10-round decision over Fidel LaBarba.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1992 |
A 13-year-old Poway girl was killed Sunday afternoon when she was thrown from a van that turned over after being broadsided by a driver who ran a red light, San Diego police said. Aubree Nelson, 13, was taken to the hospital by helicopter about 2 p.m. after she was ejected from the van as it rolled over at the off-ramp from southbound Interstate 15 to Ted Williams Parkway in Rancho Bernardo. She died of massive head injuries at 7 p.m., Children's Hospital officials said.
September 3, 1985 |
General Motors Corp. will recall 454,000 Chevrolet Chevettes and Pontiac T-1000 subcompacts from the 1981 model year to fix corroding pollution control equipment, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In Detroit, Volkswagen of America Inc. recalled 105,000 VW and Audi cars for faulty brake hoses that can crack and leak fluid, leading to partial loss of the brakes.
June 1, 1987
Israeli emigration activists said that 871 Jews were allowed to leave the Soviet Union in May, the largest one-month total since 1981--a year in which 9,447 Jews left the Soviet Union. But Israel radio said that only 224 of the emigres chose to come to Israel, while the others went to various Western countries.