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April 7, 1993
Andrew Goodman, 86, owner of New York's elegant 5th Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman. His father, Edwin, founded the store, bought out his Bergdorf partner and retained control until his death in 1953. Andrew Goodman, who maintained a penthouse atop the classic building, became president of the store in 1951 and chairman and owner when his father died. He withdrew from internal operations after selling control in 1972 but continued as chairman of Bergdorf Goodman's executive committee.
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May 2, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If fashion is a religion, one of its sacred shrines is an emporium that takes up a whole city block on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a store so venerated by devotees that a celebrated New Yorker cartoon had one matron confess to another, "I want my ashes scattered over Bergdorf's. " Still overseen by the descendants of the same family that began it in 1901, Bergdorf Goodman, to give the place its official name, is the kind of store both its shoppers and the designers whose clothes sell there view as next door to addictive.
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BUSINESS
April 8, 1988
The Neiman-Marcus Group Inc., a specialty retailer, has announced several organizational changes. Ira Neimark, chairman and chief executive of the company's Bergdorf Goodman subsidiary, will assume additional responsibilities as vice president-merchandise development for the Neiman-Marcus Group. Neimark will be responsible for the coordination of important resources that serve both Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman-Marcus stores. Stephen C.
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April 28, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
- Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman. "I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting my hip. Halbreich, an 85-year-old personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, has dressed Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep and Candice Bergen, and helped costume designer Patricia Field adorn the women of "Sex and the City. " She's one of the supporting characters in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's," a new documentary, which opens May 3 in New York and Los Angeles, about the aspirational fashion emporium, and she is writing a memoir that HBO recently optioned for Lena Dunham to adapt.
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May 22, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Any surfer who has tried to catch a wave will tell you that timing is everything. And Sundek — the once-iconic '70s surf brand known for the rainbow stripe arching across the seat of its swim trunks — seems to have caught a killer curl on its way back to U.S. beaches. Founded in San Francisco in 1958, Sundek was an early sponsor of surfers and became known for its trademark multi-stripe and triple-stitched, two-ply nylon shorts, created specifically for surfing. While the label had faded quietly from the U.S. market by the mid-1990s, it lived on in Europe, licensed by Florence, Italy-based Kickoff SpA, where its American and surfing heritage roots and trimmer cut were a draw.
NATIONAL
September 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The body of a naked woman, a knife sticking out of her slashed throat, was found at a luxury hotel next to Central Park, New York police said. Investigators looking into the death at the Jumeirah Essex House hotel, on the park's southern edge, said the woman appeared to be in her 30s, but they didn't disclose any other details. The body was found by a maid in a 10th floor condo at the 44-story Manhattan hotel, which is near Broadway and upscale Fifth Avenue shops such as Tiffany & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES
In an unexpected move, David L. Dworkin resigned Friday as president of Neiman-Marcus, a specialty store chain that was recently spun off from Carter Hawley Hale Stores as part of the Los Angeles-based retailer's restructuring. Dworkin, 43, who had served as president of the prestigious Dallas-based division since joining it in 1984, said in a telephone interview, "I don't have any plans. . . . I'm really going to take some time off."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1985
Newton Johnston Hale, a former board chairman of Hale Bros. Inc. of San Francisco and retired director of Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc., died last week at the age of 83 after a long illness, it was revealed Tuesday. Hale, who died Sept. 18 in Hillsborough, was a Stanford graduate who joined his family's department store chain in 1922. Broadway Department Stores of Los Angeles acquired the stock of Hale Bros. Inc. in 1950 and formed a statewide chain. Hale Bros.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
When it comes to color, the subject of Kelly Wearstler's third coffee-table book, the Los Angeles-based designer writes: "I do not think there are any rules." That philosophy also applies to her literary efforts. Wearstler gained fame for creating high-voltage interiors filled with color, texture and pattern, but as an author, she plays the die-hard minimalist. "Hue" offers only an introductory Q & A with Wearstler that explores her philosophy of color and cites some of the architects, designers and artists who have inspired her. Photo captions don't exist, and credits and resources are found only in an index at the end of the book.
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May 22, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Any surfer who has tried to catch a wave will tell you that timing is everything. And Sundek — the once-iconic '70s surf brand known for the rainbow stripe arching across the seat of its swim trunks — seems to have caught a killer curl on its way back to U.S. beaches. Founded in San Francisco in 1958, Sundek was an early sponsor of surfers and became known for its trademark multi-stripe and triple-stitched, two-ply nylon shorts, created specifically for surfing. While the label had faded quietly from the U.S. market by the mid-1990s, it lived on in Europe, licensed by Florence, Italy-based Kickoff SpA, where its American and surfing heritage roots and trimmer cut were a draw.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
When it comes to color, the subject of Kelly Wearstler's third coffee-table book, the Los Angeles-based designer writes: "I do not think there are any rules." That philosophy also applies to her literary efforts. Wearstler gained fame for creating high-voltage interiors filled with color, texture and pattern, but as an author, she plays the die-hard minimalist. "Hue" offers only an introductory Q & A with Wearstler that explores her philosophy of color and cites some of the architects, designers and artists who have inspired her. Photo captions don't exist, and credits and resources are found only in an index at the end of the book.
NATIONAL
September 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The body of a naked woman, a knife sticking out of her slashed throat, was found at a luxury hotel next to Central Park, New York police said. Investigators looking into the death at the Jumeirah Essex House hotel, on the park's southern edge, said the woman appeared to be in her 30s, but they didn't disclose any other details. The body was found by a maid in a 10th floor condo at the 44-story Manhattan hotel, which is near Broadway and upscale Fifth Avenue shops such as Tiffany & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman.
IMAGE
February 15, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Maria Pinto may be Chicago's most famous fashion designer, thanks to Michelle Obama, who wore her simple sheaths, slacks and tops regularly on the campaign trail. But now Pinto is hoping for exposure of another kind -- in Hollywood. So she came to L.A. last week for the first time to try her hand in the Oscar dressing derby. She took a hotel room in Beverly Hills, set up clothing racks with two dozen or so gowns and invited stylists to come in, hoping one of her designs would end up on the red carpet, with all the international attention that brings.
NEWS
April 7, 1993
Andrew Goodman, 86, owner of New York's elegant 5th Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman. His father, Edwin, founded the store, bought out his Bergdorf partner and retained control until his death in 1953. Andrew Goodman, who maintained a penthouse atop the classic building, became president of the store in 1951 and chairman and owner when his father died. He withdrew from internal operations after selling control in 1972 but continued as chairman of Bergdorf Goodman's executive committee.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Shareholders of Carter Hawley Hale Stores on Wednesday overwhelmingly put their stamp of approval on the Los Angeles retailer's plan to split into two companies.
IMAGE
February 15, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Maria Pinto may be Chicago's most famous fashion designer, thanks to Michelle Obama, who wore her simple sheaths, slacks and tops regularly on the campaign trail. But now Pinto is hoping for exposure of another kind -- in Hollywood. So she came to L.A. last week for the first time to try her hand in the Oscar dressing derby. She took a hotel room in Beverly Hills, set up clothing racks with two dozen or so gowns and invited stylists to come in, hoping one of her designs would end up on the red carpet, with all the international attention that brings.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1988
The Neiman-Marcus Group Inc., a specialty retailer, has announced several organizational changes. Ira Neimark, chairman and chief executive of the company's Bergdorf Goodman subsidiary, will assume additional responsibilities as vice president-merchandise development for the Neiman-Marcus Group. Neimark will be responsible for the coordination of important resources that serve both Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman-Marcus stores. Stephen C.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES
In an unexpected move, David L. Dworkin resigned Friday as president of Neiman-Marcus, a specialty store chain that was recently spun off from Carter Hawley Hale Stores as part of the Los Angeles-based retailer's restructuring. Dworkin, 43, who had served as president of the prestigious Dallas-based division since joining it in 1984, said in a telephone interview, "I don't have any plans. . . . I'm really going to take some time off."
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