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January 20, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
Dori Berinstein's documentary "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is a terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers. Although the 90-years-young Channing may be instantly recalled for her saucer-eyed, red-lipped, raspy-voiced loopiness — and as an affectionate target of comic impressionists and drag performers alike — this enlightening valentine to a game, devoted and ebullient talent deftly belies the caricature.
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January 29, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On the phone, history-making NFL figure Carol Channing. You mean you didn't know she was the first Super Bowl halftime star? Before her 1970 appearance, Super Bowls had featured only marching bands. Then Channing came marching in, and the game's halftimes would never be the same. In fact, Super Bowl halftime is now considered the most-watched entertainment event in the world. She turns 93 on Friday and doesn't hear well. Over the phone, my questions about her pioneering performance in New Orleans get bantered back and forth like fumbles on a frosty field, her assistant trying to help, her publicist graciously stepping in, me trying to make sense of it all in my usual ham-handed way. Wish I had a recording.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1996
Carol Channing will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards ceremony March 18 at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. The circle also has announced that Bonita Friedericy will receive the Natalie Schafer Award, presented to an emerging comic actress. The award was endowed by Schafer, the late actress perhaps best remembered for her role on "Gilligan's Island."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2013 | By Claire Zulkey
It takes a lot to overshadow Lady Gaga, especially on a night in which she's the sole name on the “Saturday Night Live” bill. However, after her two musical performances, many people were asking, “Who are those people, and is that actually a job?” For her first performance, Gaga sang “ Do What U Want ,” accompanied by R. Kelly. The two performed a subtle and romantic pas de deux that made Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's performance at the VMA's look like a demure square dance.
SPORTS
January 29, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On the phone, history-making NFL figure Carol Channing. You mean you didn't know she was the first Super Bowl halftime star? Before her 1970 appearance, Super Bowls had featured only marching bands. Then Channing came marching in, and the game's halftimes would never be the same. In fact, Super Bowl halftime is now considered the most-watched entertainment event in the world. She turns 93 on Friday and doesn't hear well. Over the phone, my questions about her pioneering performance in New Orleans get bantered back and forth like fumbles on a frosty field, her assistant trying to help, her publicist graciously stepping in, me trying to make sense of it all in my usual ham-handed way. Wish I had a recording.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
An unidentified thief made off with a piece of Carol Channing's luggage and with it a $150,000 beaded dress worn by the actress in numerous Broadway shows, Los Angeles police said Friday. The sleeveless silver dress adorned with rhinestones and crystals was taken about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, just after Channing entered the lobby of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel at 1755 N. Highland Ave., said LAPD Det. Barry Telis. Channing's luggage had been placed on a cart by a bellhop and was unattended.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1988 | KENNETH HERMAN
Swathed in sequins and sporting outrageous chapeaux , chanteuse Carol Channing brought her routine to the San Diego Symphony Friday night. Saving her signature tunes, "Hello, Dolly" and "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," for the program's finale, Channing ambled through half a dozen musical vignettes, each punctuated by a costume change in specially constructed booths at either edge of the Symphony Hall stage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2011
Harry Kullijian Husband of Carol Channing Harry Kullijian, a junior high school classmate of Carol Channing who married the entertainer 70 years later, died at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage after suffering an aneurysm Monday, the night before his 92nd birthday. Kullijian had been a real estate developer and walnut grower in California's Central Valley and served on the Modesto City Council. A native of Turlock, southeast of Modesto, and a graduate of the University of San Francisco, he fought in World War II and the Korean War. He and Channing attended the same junior high school in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011
Carol Channing, Robert Morse, Rita Moreno and Tyne Daly are among the Broadway veterans who'll be belting out show tunes in "Original Cast 2," a benefit on April 2 to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Others who'll be reprising numbers from such productions as "Company," "Hello Dolly," "Showboat," "Three Penny Opera" and "Miss Saigon" include Philip Casnoff, Constance Towers, Patrick Cassidy, Jonelle Allen, Carole Cook, Charlotte Rae, Vicki Lewis and Bill Hutton. The 27th annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1995 | Jan Herman, Jan Herman is a staff writer for The Times' Orange County edition.
"My husband, Charles, has always written everything I ad-lib," Bennington's most famous third-year dropout says. She modulates her gravel voice to a whisper. "He's already thinking about what I'm going to say on the Tonys. And Chan, my son, is racking his brain." Carol Channing, who will receive a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement tonight in New York (on CBS-TV, at 9), gets up from the dinner table in her sprawling hotel suite overlooking the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
Dori Berinstein's documentary "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is a terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers. Although the 90-years-young Channing may be instantly recalled for her saucer-eyed, red-lipped, raspy-voiced loopiness — and as an affectionate target of comic impressionists and drag performers alike — this enlightening valentine to a game, devoted and ebullient talent deftly belies the caricature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2011
Harry Kullijian Husband of Carol Channing Harry Kullijian, a junior high school classmate of Carol Channing who married the entertainer 70 years later, died at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage after suffering an aneurysm Monday, the night before his 92nd birthday. Kullijian had been a real estate developer and walnut grower in California's Central Valley and served on the Modesto City Council. A native of Turlock, southeast of Modesto, and a graduate of the University of San Francisco, he fought in World War II and the Korean War. He and Channing attended the same junior high school in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2011 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Initially known for such obsessive noirs as "Laura" and "Fallen Angel," Otto Preminger enjoyed a long run in the 1950s and '60s as one of Hollywood's most ambitious practitioners of the issue movie. Driven to dramatize big social-political themes and the largest institutions of public life, he tackled drug addiction ("The Man With the Golden Arm"), the legal system ("Anatomy of a Murder"), the state of Israel ("Exodus"), Beltway duplicity ("Advise & Consent"), the Catholic Church ("The Cardinal")
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
— The Cannes Film Festival features movies by international auteurs. The Sundance Film Festival has gained a reputation for scrappy dramas and documentaries. The Tribeca Film Festival, at least this year, is training a spotlight on music. The musician's life — and, more often, the perils thereof — is a particular theme at this year's New York film gathering, which opens Wednesday night. While music has cropped up in past editions of Tribeca, with movies about the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, this year's installment has a particularly tuneful focus and kicks off with an outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's "The Union," a documentary about Elton John.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011
Carol Channing, Robert Morse, Rita Moreno and Tyne Daly are among the Broadway veterans who'll be belting out show tunes in "Original Cast 2," a benefit on April 2 to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Others who'll be reprising numbers from such productions as "Company," "Hello Dolly," "Showboat," "Three Penny Opera" and "Miss Saigon" include Philip Casnoff, Constance Towers, Patrick Cassidy, Jonelle Allen, Carole Cook, Charlotte Rae, Vicki Lewis and Bill Hutton. The 27th annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles.
OPINION
August 6, 2009 | MEGHAN DAUM
April might be the cruelest month, but August is the dumbest -- at least if you have the misfortune to be watching TV. It's not just that the shows are mostly reruns and nothing much happens in the news (except, OK, the occasional release of journalists from a North Korean prison sentence thanks to the diplomacy of an ex-president). It's that, with relatively little else happening, the darndest people and causes tend to grab the spotlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2011 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Initially known for such obsessive noirs as "Laura" and "Fallen Angel," Otto Preminger enjoyed a long run in the 1950s and '60s as one of Hollywood's most ambitious practitioners of the issue movie. Driven to dramatize big social-political themes and the largest institutions of public life, he tackled drug addiction ("The Man With the Golden Arm"), the legal system ("Anatomy of a Murder"), the state of Israel ("Exodus"), Beltway duplicity ("Advise & Consent"), the Catholic Church ("The Cardinal")
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September 23, 2007 | Rose Apodaca
The lost-and-found caper of the crystal sheath -- a dress valued at $150,000 and promised to the Smithsonian Institution -- could've spelled disaster for any upstart diva. But when the Bob Mackie gown was stolen off a hotel luggage trolley a day before opening night at the Hollywood Bowl, its owner, Carol Channing, conveyed how a true star acts -- with oodles of grace and cool. No wonder the kids are embracing her, again.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2009 | Diane Haithman
A movie version of "Forever Plaid" will be shown simultaneously via satellite feed at 500 theaters in the United States and Canada on July 9, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the popular off-Broadway musical. The movie theater audience also will see a feed of a live stage show featuring Hollywood and Broadway stars and will have the opportunity to join in a nationwide sing-along. The film will get the requisite red carpet (or will it be plaid?) treatment at downtown L.A.'s Club Nokia, with a celeb-studded pre-show, including an introduction by actor Fred Willard, an appearance by Carol Channing and a performance by "Plaid" cast members, including three from the original stage production (Stan Chandler, Larry Ruben and David Engel)
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September 23, 2007 | Rose Apodaca
The lost-and-found caper of the crystal sheath -- a dress valued at $150,000 and promised to the Smithsonian Institution -- could've spelled disaster for any upstart diva. But when the Bob Mackie gown was stolen off a hotel luggage trolley a day before opening night at the Hollywood Bowl, its owner, Carol Channing, conveyed how a true star acts -- with oodles of grace and cool. No wonder the kids are embracing her, again.
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