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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 25, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
The union that declared a strike at the Baja California movie lot where "Titanic" was filmed has abandoned the work stoppage, but will fight to continue representing maintenance workers, officials said Thursday. Life was returning to normal at 20th Century Fox studios, which was shuttered with some employees inside from June 9, when the strike was declared, until Monday. "It's finished," studio spokesman Hugo Baylon said Thursday. "They're gone."
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