CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2013
Lian Murray Surf clothing designer Lian Murray, 54, an innovator in surfwear design who helped build the Hurley brand to prominence in the field, died Nov. 3 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, several days after suffering an acute asthma attack, said her mother, Elyse Lewin. Murray had suffered from asthma since she was a child, Lewin said. "She created trends and avoided fads," said Bob Hurley, founder of the company, in a statement. He said that her designs included low-rise pants and unfinished hems.
June 3, 1998 |
Moving quickly to establish his own company after 15 years of leading Billabong USA, surfwear maker Bob Hurley said Tuesday his new clothing line will be in stores by January. Although his licensing agreement with Billabong Australia runs until June 1999, Hurley confirmed that he will present his "Hurley" line in September at the Action Sports Retailer trade show in San Diego. Hurley denied that his decision to sever ties with Billabong stemmed from a clash with founder Gordon Merchant.
September 15, 1998 |
Making a major splash at a key industry trade show, local surfwear guru Bob Hurley's new line premiered to rave reviews last week. Hurley announced this summer that he will leave Billabong to form his own surfwear company, and buyers swarmed side-by-side displays of the Hurley International and Billabong spring collections at the Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo.
June 2, 1998 |
In a move likely to hit Southern California's booming surfwear business like a monster wave, industry titan Bob Hurley is severing ties with Billabong to distribute a line of beachwear bearing his own name. Hurley's high-level team of designers and other executives in Costa Mesa is abandoning Billabong USA--one of the most popular names on the beach--because of a long-simmering feud between Hurley and Billabong Australia founder Gordon Merchant, industry sources said Monday.
July 11, 1995
Lucille Martin has been promoted to vice president and special assistant to Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors. * Former CBS Entertainment vice president Michael Ogiens has been named president at MTM Television. * David Rone has been promoted to vice president, business affairs for Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. * Dan Capone was appointed director of multimedia marketing for Turner Home Entertainment.
February 18, 2000 |
Michael Lesher, sales director at surf-wear maker Hurley International, said Thursday he resigned from the Costa Mesa company for personal reasons. Lesher has worked for more than 13 years with company owner Bob Hurley, who was the licensee for Billabong USA before leaving to launch his own brand in 1998. Lesher, 47, said he plans to take up to six months off to spend time with his family before returning to work in the industry. Hurley could not be reached for comment.