January 8, 1999
The Brazilian film "Central Station," a possible Oscar contender that has received Golden Globe nominations and citations from the National Board of Review as best foreign film and for Fernanda Montenegro as best actress, will be shown Jan. 21 at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Blvd. The screening will be open to the public without charge, but reservations are required.
February 27, 1986
An El Segundo businessman who police believe made as many as 1,000 obscene telephone calls in the South Bay area has pleaded no contest to six misdemeanor counts. David Arthur Cohen, 26, could receive a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each of the six counts when he is sentenced in Inglewood Municipal Court April 3. Cohen, who owns a sporting goods and apparel company, was arrested in October after he called an El Segundo woman a second time.
March 6, 2004 |
Gerry Rich has been installed as president of worldwide marketing for Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group, succeeding the studio's 14-year marketing head. Rich replaces Arthur Cohen, who abruptly stepped down six months ago amid a string of box-office duds that included "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star."
August 1, 1999
Susan Anderson's "Wealth With a Conscience" (Opinion, July 25) redefines the term "diversity" in a peculiar way, when she cites a company where the work force includes 60% African Americans, 35% Latinos and 5% whites as an example of "a dedication to diversity." ARTHUR M. COHEN Los Angeles
October 6, 1990 |
A traveling exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs closed Friday, leaving in its wake protests and a conservative attack on the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibit combined Mapplethorpe's explicit homoerotic photographs--the main source of the controversy--with cool, elegant portraits and photographs of flowers. Mapplethorpe helped organize the show shortly before he died of AIDS in 1989. Boston was the last stop on the exhibit's seven-city tour.
February 17, 1994
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school officials are weighing whether to renew a parcel tax in the two cities. A panel of local residents, business people and teachers are evaluating the $58-per-parcel tax, on the books since 1988 and scheduled to expire in June of next year. Arthur Cohen, the district's finance director, said the committee could recommend increasing the tax or keeping it at the current rate.