CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 |
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 |
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
November 13, 2013 |
A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at Austin over possession of the painting, which the university claims to own. The parties are set to square off Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. At the time of her death in 2009, Fawcett bequeathed art that she owned to the University of Texas at Austin, which she attended before hitting it big in Hollywood. The university had reportedly received one Warhol portrait of Fawcett, but O'Neal is in possession of another that is virtually identical.
November 8, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show. " No sooner did "MTM" close up shop than he moved over to ABC to appear as Captain Stubing on "The Love Boat," which cruised until 1986. To this day, MacLeod travels the seven seas as an ambassador for Princess Cruise Lines. The 82-year-old actor has had a diverse career: appearing on Broadway, guest-starring in countless series including "My Favorite Martian" and "Peter Gunn," and working with such directors as Blake Edwards ("Operation Petticoat")
November 6, 2013 |
For those who like to plan a bit in advance, and like something decidedly unconventional, you could do no better than a midnight to 6 a.m. event screening of Andy Warhol's celebrated five-hours-plus "Sleep" scheduled to start on the night of Nov. 16 and run through early the next morning. This rare look at what Andy Warhol saw in 1963 when he filmed John Giorno sleeping is co-sponsored by Los Angeles' Filmforum and the Human Resources gallery in Chinatown. It is being billed as "A Warhol SLEEPover" and sounds as much like a happening as a film presentation.
October 25, 2013 |
For art, the 1963 murder of a president became America's Guernica. In style, emotional tenor and generation, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol were very different artists. But both made paintings that spoke to an epic social trauma of their day. And both used the same motif - a weeping woman - to focus the unfathomable event. Over three hours in the afternoon of April 26, 1937, German bombers pummeled an ancient Basque village in Northern Spain with a hundred thousand pounds of high-explosive and incendiary bombs, reducing the town of Guernica to smoking rubble.