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REAL ESTATE
November 29, 1992
Leon Whiteson's article on upgrading buildings in Los Angeles ("Old Building Gets New Life," Oct. 18) was extremely well done. However, I have one point of clarification. He wrote ". . . almost every building (in Greater Los Angeles) is still the first one on its lot. In rare instances, such as Bunker Hill downtown and Century City, old buildings have been demolished and replaced." So as not to confuse your readers, it should be pointed out that Century City was constructed on the "back lot" of 20th Century Fox studios.
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BOOKS
September 29, 1991
Re your review of "Carl Sandburg" (July 14), Marilyn Monroe figured in one of those "apparently platonic" relationships with Sandburg, as some of us who were employed at 20th Century-Fox studios in 1962 recall. Each of them had apartment "dressing rooms" in the Stars Building across from our Cafe de Paris. Sandburg was on the lot working on the screenplay for "The Greatest Story Ever Told" for producer/director George Stevens. At noon sometimes, Marilyn and Carl would come out of their apartments and stroll hand-in-hand down the street leading away from the cafe, two unique talents, half-a-century apart in age, but one in companionship.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1996
The Black Filmmaker Foundation will sponsor a two-day workshop for situation comedy writers, with presentations from several prominent writers and producers. The Oct. 26 session, "The Craft of Writing Television Comedy," will focus on sitcom structure, character development, genres and sketch writing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. Slatzer, 77, who wrote two books on Marilyn Monroe and claimed that he was briefly married to her, died March 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness, his wife, Deborah Slatzer, said. In "The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe" (1974), Slatzer contended that he and Monroe were married secretly in Mexico in 1952 but that the relationship was ordered dissolved by Darryl F. Zanuck, then the head of 20th Century Fox Studios, who was worried about Monroe's image.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A huge building mural promoting a new film starring raunchy comedian Andrew Dice Clay was splattered with paint Sunday by a protest group that also unfurled a banner criticizing the studio chief behind the film. The mural promoting "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" adorns the side of a multistory storage building in the 3000 block of Grand Avenue along the Harbor Freeway. Two callers who claimed to belong to a group calling itself Activists Against Sexist Pigs said it was attacked about 7 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Leon Kaplan, 95, a leading entertainment lawyer whose clients included Ava Gardner, Gene Kelly, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox studios, died Friday of natural causes at his Brentwood home. Born in New York City and educated at USC, he practiced law in Los Angeles from 1932 until his retirement in 1996. Kaplan gravitated to entertainment law in the mid-1930s, and on Jan. 1, 1940, was senior founding partner of what became Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz and Selvin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Actor Richard Greene, British television's original Robin Hood, died Saturday at his home in eastern England, his daughter said. He was 66. Greene, one of Britain's top television stars in the 1950s, appeared in 143 episodes of the series on Robin Hood, the legendary English folk hero of the Middle Ages. He also played in more than 40 movies, including "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "Forever Amber" and "My Lucky Star." He died at his home in Norfolk, according to his daughter Patricia.
SPORTS
March 22, 1998 | LONNIE WHITE
Sam McMaster may no longer be the general manager for the Kings, but his last trade before being replaced by Dave Taylor is turning out to be a key deal, thanks to the emergence of right wing Glen Murray. Murray, traded from Pittsburgh for Eddie Olczyk on March, 18, 1997, scored his third goal in his last two games in the Kings' 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Saturday. Murray has 24 goals, tying him with Yanic Perreault for the team lead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988
Members of two major performers unions have overwhelmingly authorized a strike against producers of radio and television commercials, the two unions said Thursday. However, no walkout has yet been called. The unions are the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, who on Jan. 11 began contract talks in New York with the American Assn. of Advertising Agencies and the Assn. of National Advertisers.
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