CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1987
Marie Bullock, who in 1934 founded the Academy of American Poets--which in the intervening years has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to foster the production of American poetry--has died in New York City, it was reported this week. She was 75 and died Christmas Day of what was described as a "prolonged illness." Born in Paris to American parents, she moved to New York in 1933 with her husband, Hugh.
May 1, 2003 |
Two Weeks Notice Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant Warner Bros., $28 Bullock and Grant have a surprising chemistry in this uneven but fitfully funny romantic comedy. Bullock plays a liberal, activist-minded lawyer who finds herself working as the attorney for a cute but self-centered billionaire developer and playboy (Grant). It isn't long before this mismatched pair discover they are in love.
April 25, 1993 |
Thanks to a lobbying effort by officials of Rebuild L.A., the city and the Citicorp Plaza property manager, the Bullock's department store at the Seventh Marketplace will not be closing after all. Officials of R.H. Macy & Co. announced April 15 that they had reversed their March decision to close the Downtown store, one of eight Bullock's and I. Magnin stores in California that the company planned to close as it reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
February 16, 1986
Work has started in Costa Mesa on a major expansion and renovation of Bullock's South Coast Plaza, the No. 1 volume store in the 22-store chain. Expected to be completed in the fall of 1987, the project will add 90,300 square feet to the 187,000-square-foot structure, which will be refurbished. The architect is Architects Pacifica, Newport Beach. Industry sources estimate the construction cost at $30 million. The store will remain open.
January 9, 2014 |
"Gravity" star Sandra Bullock had a big night Wednesday at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, snagging four prizes and emerging as the evening's top winner. Bullock, who in addition to her role in the sci-fi spectacle also starred in the buddy-cop comedy "The Heat," was named favorite movie actress, favorite dramatic movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress at the annual fan-voted event. She and "Gravity" co-star George Clooney also won favorite movie duo (beating out her second nomination in that category for her work alongside Melissa McCarthy in "The Heat")
January 16, 2014 |
Sandra Bullock, nominated for an Oscar for her lead performance in "Gravity," said Thursday morning that she had every intention of taking a break from acting when director Alfonso Cauron approached her about the role. Bullock spoke with The Times about her first nomination since her Oscar win for “The Blind Side”: The Times: It's always nice to wake up to good news instead of what's on the news. Bullock: I'm in my kitchen trying to pull together lunch for a 4-year-old [laughs]
October 4, 2013 |
Film critics are over the moon for "Gravity," director Alfonso Cuarón's orbital drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts stranded in space trying to find their way home. Since the movie's premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August, it has earned nearly universal praise for its immersive visuals and down-to-earth performances, and the latest round of reviews is no different as the film arrives in U.S. theaters on Friday. The Times' own Kenneth Turan writes , "'Gravity' is out of this world.
January 23, 1988
Federated Department Stores Inc. announced changes in top management positions at its Los Angeles-based Bullock's/Bullocks Wilshire department store division. James E. Gray, current president of Bullock's, has been named chairman and chief executive of Bullock's/Bullocks Wilshire. He succeeds Allen I. Questrom, who was appointed a vice chairman of Federated earlier this month. Frank Doroff, now executive vice president of Bullock's, will succeed Gray as president of Bullock's.
October 20, 1988 |
In a move that reunites a well-regarded retailing team, Terry J. Lundgren, former president of the Bullocks Wilshire specialty chain, has been named executive vice president of stores for Neiman Marcus. At the Dallas-based merchant, he will report to Allen Questrom, his former boss at Bullock's who in September became president and chief executive of Neiman's. Since leaving Bullocks Wilshire on May 1, Lundgren, 36, has examined several other opportunities.
March 15, 1988 |
The pricey Bullock's and Bullocks Wilshire department store chains in Southern California, along with the tony I. Magnin high-fashion chain, could be sold to R. H. Macy & Co. even if Macy's loses the fight to take over Federated Department Stores. Federated announced Monday that it had granted Macy's an option to buy Bullock's and Bullocks Wilshire for a minimum of $800 million, and I. Magnin for at least $150 million.