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March 18, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexander Salkind, a European film producer who with his son Ilya co-produced the first three "Superman" films starring Christopher Reeve, has died. He was 76. Salkind died March 8 in Paris, his son announced Monday in France. In addition to the series about the comic book caped wonder, the father-and-son team co-produced "The Three Musketeers," "The Four Musketeers" and "Santa Claus: The Movie" starring Dudley Moore. Not all of the Salkinds' joint efforts were successful.
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March 18, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexander Salkind, a European film producer who with his son Ilya co-produced the first three "Superman" films starring Christopher Reeve, has died. He was 76. Salkind died March 8 in Paris, his son announced Monday in France. In addition to the series about the comic book caped wonder, the father-and-son team co-produced "The Three Musketeers," "The Four Musketeers" and "Santa Claus: The Movie" starring Dudley Moore. Not all of the Salkinds' joint efforts were successful.
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BUSINESS
September 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Salkind Loses Round in Court: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that Alexander Salkind, who produced the "Superman" movies, is subject to the jurisdiction of the California courts. The ruling came in a case brought against Salkind by producers Jane Chaplin, Ilya Salkind and Robert Simmonds, who claim they are owed more than $6 million for loans and services connected with the 1992 movie "Christopher Columbus--The Discovery."
BUSINESS
April 26, 1995
Alexander Salkind Loses Another Legal Round: The movie producer, whose films include the "Superman" series, lost a bid to the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid answering a lawsuit brought by investors in the box office dud "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery." The court let stand a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruling that Salkind must answer a summons. The investors, who include Salkind's son, Ilya, and Jane Chaplin, daughter of Charlie Chaplin, are seeking the more than $8.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1993 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year's box-office shipwreck, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," has set the father and son relationship between the movie's producers, Alexander and Ilya Salkind, adrift--possibly forever. The younger Ilya, 46, has sued Alexander, 72, his father and producing partner of 20 years, for breach of contract, fraud and racketeering over the $40-million picture that sunk at the box office. The $10-million suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1992 | ANDY MARX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind must have felt at times that Christopher Columbus had an easier time finding the New World than they had getting their movie, "Christopher Columbus--The Discovery," off the ground--make that, into the water. Many industry observers believed that the Salkinds' film, plagued with numerous problems from the beginning, including the defection of several directors, would never get made let alone released.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Columbus is popularly credited with discovering North America. But who discovered him? That question is at issue in a U.S. District Court suit filed Wednesday, pitting "Superman" movie producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind against director Ridley Scott. They claim that Scott, one of Hollywood's hottest filmmakers, stole their idea for a project based on Columbus' life after they considered hiring him as the film's director.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The return of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria apparently will not be stalled by bankruptcy proceedings. Producers of "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," a film to be distributed later this year by Warner Bros., have averted a possible involuntary bankruptcy petition, sources said Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
From Bond to Columbus: Timothy Dalton will go from uncovering intricate plots as secret agent 007 to making bigger discoveries. The star, known for his portrayal of James Bond, has been cast as Christopher Columbus in the long-anticipated movie, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery." The film's screenplay was written by Mario Puzo ("Godfather"). George P. Cosmatos ("Rambo II") will direct, and Ilya and Alexander Salkind are the producers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | John M. Wilson
Outtakes would like to pay tribute to the nice folks at IRS. Good going, guys! It's that time of year--tax time--when we do our duty. But are such great American heroes as Superman, Santa Claus and mega-patriot John Rambo paying their share? Maybe not. Daily Variety's David Robb reported that a number of monster producers (among them, non-Americans Dino De Laurentiis, Alexander Salkind and the Golan/Globus guys) have operated through corporations in the Netherlands Antilles, where U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1993 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year's box-office shipwreck, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," has set the father and son relationship between the movie's producers, Alexander and Ilya Salkind, adrift--possibly forever. The younger Ilya, 46, has sued Alexander, 72, his father and producing partner of 20 years, for breach of contract, fraud and racketeering over the $40-million picture that sunk at the box office. The $10-million suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1992 | ANDY MARX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind must have felt at times that Christopher Columbus had an easier time finding the New World than they had getting their movie, "Christopher Columbus--The Discovery," off the ground--make that, into the water. Many industry observers believed that the Salkinds' film, plagued with numerous problems from the beginning, including the defection of several directors, would never get made let alone released.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The return of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria apparently will not be stalled by bankruptcy proceedings. Producers of "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," a film to be distributed later this year by Warner Bros., have averted a possible involuntary bankruptcy petition, sources said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Columbus is popularly credited with discovering North America. But who discovered him? That question is at issue in a U.S. District Court suit filed Wednesday, pitting "Superman" movie producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind against director Ridley Scott. They claim that Scott, one of Hollywood's hottest filmmakers, stole their idea for a project based on Columbus' life after they considered hiring him as the film's director.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1987
. . . An ABC sports announcer praised basketball star Michael Jordan last weekend for being "a credit to his society." We wonder how often he ventures such a comment about a white player. . . . What a coincidence! Donna Dixon and hubby Dan Aykroyd are making another movie together--Orion's "Couch Trip." A Dixon rep said her client was signed to the project before Dan: "They came to Donna first. They didn't even call Dan's agent until after they'd contacted hers."
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