October 14, 1999 |
Even at the age of 85, or perhaps especially at 85, you want to get it right when you kneel down before the queen of England to accept a knighthood. Arthur Gilbert was leaving nothing to chance. His morning coat and top hat were ready, of course, and a car was ordered to take him to Buckingham Palace on time. He had also borrowed a videotape of a friend's investiture and memorized the moves for today's ceremony. Clearly, he had been practicing.
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September 4, 2001 |
British art benefactor Sir Arthur Gilbert, who withdrew one of the world's finest private collections of decorative silver and gold from its longtime home at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art four years ago and gave it to England, died at his Beverly Hills home Sunday of a heart attack. He was 88 and had struggled with cancer and diabetes.
April 19, 1996 |
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has reached an agreement to remove the art collection of one of its trustees. The collections of Arthur Gilbert will be removed by Gilbert in June because the museum was unable to accommodate Gilbert's requirements for additional space for his collections of decorative art objects, Andrea L. Rich, the museum's president and chief executive officer, said Thursday.
June 13, 1996 |
Following an announcement earlier this week of plans to donate his collection of decorative art objects to his native Britain, Los Angeles real estate developer Arthur Gilbert, 83, said by phone from London that he is thrilled by the enthusiasm with which the British have received his gift.
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June 10, 2011 |
On TV screens around the room, Chinese table tennis players are whirling and vaulting, but Betty Stein isn't watching them. She's utterly absorbed in the ball coming right at her, and she nails it — 10, 20, 30 times, shooting it back at her enthusiastic Ukraine-born coach, Bella Livshin. "Gorgeous!" Livshin cries. "A beauty! Backhand, forehand, forehand, backhand — faster! Look how smooth, how flowing — she's a natural!" Stein doesn't say much these days. Nobody knows whether it's the Alzheimer's, the medication, maybe a touch of depression.
December 13, 1985 |
A male babysitter who masqueraded as a woman to obtain employment was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for intentionally injuring a 5-month-old boy who died after being immersed in scalding water. Richard Arthur Gilbert, 29, also was fined $10,000.