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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.
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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2014 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation's spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to publicist Cheryl J. Kagan. No cause was given. From 1935 through 1938, the curly-haired moppet billed as Shirley Temple was the top box-office draw in the nation. She saved what became 20th Century Fox studios from bankruptcy and made more than 40 movies before she turned 12. PHOTOS: Shirley Temple Black Hollywood recognized the enchanting, dimpled scene-stealer's importance to the industry with a “special award” -- a miniature Oscar -- at the Academy Awards for 1934, the year she sang and danced her way into America's collective heart.
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.
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.
NEWS
December 6, 1989
"The War of the Roses," one of the Christmas season's first big film releases, had its premiere Monday night at 20th Century Fox studios. The movie, directed by and starring Danny DeVito, with co-stars Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, screened in two theaters and was followed by a party on the lot. Guests filed through a facade and mock-up of the house featured in the movie, where most of the nasty divorce "war" takes place.
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