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 |
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."
February 13, 1990
Ralph (Casey) Shawhan, whose career as a journalist involved nearly every newspaper in Los Angeles and whose work as a publicist touched both films and television, died over the weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz. The former police and general assignment reporter for the Herald Express, the Examiner, the Mirror and the Los Angeles Times was 87 when he died Saturday.
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June 26, 1987 |
Bertram Bloch, the playwright and novelist who co-authored the play "Dark Victory" and was a story editor for MGM and 20th Century Fox studios during Hollywood's heyday, has died at age 95. Bloch, a native New Yorker who continued to live in Manhattan while working as eastern story director for Fox and MGM from 1928 to 1956, died at New York Hospital Friday of heart disease, his wife, Susanne Suba, said this week.
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January 18, 2006 |
Choreographer, stage producer and author Stephen Papich, 80, died Dec. 16 of cancer at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend Robert Wood. Through the 1950s, Papich was a staff choreographer at 20th Century Fox studios, where he worked on a number of films, including "Demetrius and the Gladiators" with Victor Mature, "Desiree," starring Marlon Brando as Napoleon Bonaparte, and "South Pacific" with Mitzi Gaynor.
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June 18, 1990 |
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.
June 18, 1997
Richard Jaeckel, a veteran character actor remembered for his supporting roles in war films and Westerns, has died at age 70. Jaeckel, who played a churlish sergeant in "The Dirty Dozen," died Saturday night at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Born in suburban New York, Richard Hanley Jaeckel moved to Hollywood with his family in the 1940s. Columnist Louella Parsons, a friend of the youth's mother, got him a job in the mail room at 20th Century-Fox studios.
January 20, 2013 |
Plans are moving forward for construction of two 46-story residential towers behind the landmark Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City following the unanimous approval of the project last week by the Los Angeles City Council. Developer Next Century Associates plans to start work next year on the $2-billion project designed by Pei Cobb Freed architects. In addition to the towers, the project is to include a 100,000-square-foot retail plaza with shops and restaurants and more than two acres of public open space with fountains and courtyards.
March 12, 1988 |
Sunday night is packed with enough celebrity star power to make modern-day gossip columnists lick their chops. The annual "People's Choice Awards," hosted by Barbara Mandrell and Carl Reiner, honors the public's favorite performers in television, film and music at 9 p.m. on CBS (Channels 2 and 8). Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Whitney Houston, Meryl Streep, Bon Jovi and Clint Eastwood are among the nominees in 23 categories.
December 14, 1989 |
Celebrities Barbara Walters, Perry Como and Carroll O'Connor head the latest list of inductees into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Also chosen for the hall were network executive Roone Arledge, Children's Television Workshop co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney, and Don Hewitt, a former producer of "The CBS Evening News." Dance master Fred Astaire was chosen for posthumous induction. The seven will be inducted during Jan. 7 ceremonies at the 20th Century Fox studios.