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October 26, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, James Garner and writer-producers Norman Lear and Steven Bochco -- along with 70 other luminaries from the television industry -- will be available for free online viewing beginning today under a new collaboration between Google Video and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1988
The UCLA Film and Television Archives has received a $110,000 grant from the American Film Institute and National Endowment for the Arts Film Preservation Program in support of its nitrate film preservation program. The UCLA archives are one of 12 organizations receiving AFI/NEA grants totaling $355,600 to preserve, safeguard and restore films that might otherwise have been lost due to the deterioration of the nitrate base used in films until the early 1950s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge will be the new home for thousands of documents related to California urban planning, campus officials said. The California Planning Foundation and the California Chapter of the American Planning Assn. said they will donate their archives of California planning history to CSUN. Dating from the early 1930s, the documents deal with land-use planning, roads, freeways, environmental protection, zoning and public participation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld, Los Angeles Times
The hundreds of white cardboard boxes holding letters, tapes and other tidbits from Jerry Brown's stint as governor have dwelled, nearly untouched for two decades, inside a storage facility at USC. Now, Brown's campaign to get his old job back has sparked a surge of interest in these disintegrating archival documents that normally excite only historical researchers. And it has highlighted a law in California that gives former governors power over who peruses their papers for at least half a century.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Gene Seymour, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Two years before Dave Brubeck died, the Los Angeles Times published an interview with the great jazzman on the occasion of his 90th birthday. With Brubeck's death at 92, we share our visit to his home in this profile from Dec. 5, 2010. WILTON, Conn -- Most people who have never lived in Connecticut imagine that the whole state is exactly like Wilton. It's not, but driving toward the town where Dave Brubeck lives, you understand why this dream never dies, especially in late autumn when every tree seems almost mythic in its chromatic display and every pitch and roll of the rural, straight-from-the-calendar-page landscape yields views that can either fill your heart or break it gently.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The British Library has bought a valuable archive from the family of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that portrays the clan's affectionate, if slightly bemused, view of its "presiding genius." In the nearly two centuries since Coleridge's death, the papers have been kept by family members in the village of Ottery St. Mary in Devon, southwest England, where the creator of "Kubla Khan" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was born.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER and AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Priceless manuscripts of works by Puccini, Chopin and other composers, including scores signed by Beethoven and Mozart, were destroyed in a fire that gutted a blocklong building in Burbank, where rare memorabilia of the music world was being preserved. Losses in the fire, which broke out late Friday night at the Ledler Foundation, were estimated at $7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1988
The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday approved a 55-year lease that will allow the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to take over the former La Cienega Water Treatment Plant and convert the historic building into a film library and archive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fire that destroyed a multimillion-dollar collection of irreplaceable music memorabilia--including scores signed by Mozart and Beethoven--appears to have been set by an arsonist, investigators said Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Trying to preserve video dialogues with industry legends including David Brinkley, Johnny Carson and Oprah Winfrey, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is establishing an Archive of American Television. The project will document conversations with television producers, stars, executive directors and writers. A $50,000 pilot program of four or five interviews will begin within 60 days.
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