CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999 |
Charles Luckman, entrepreneur, architect and civic and international leader who sold soap, designed skyscrapers, shuttled supplies to a hungry postwar Europe and funded campus programs, has died. He was 89. Luckman died in his sleep early Tuesday at his Los Angeles home.
August 7, 1994 |
In hues of purple and red, the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles is being readied for the opening of the new school year, when it will be the site of the faculty's first meeting. The complex, which houses a 1,200-seat theater, an art gallery, a small amphitheater and another, smaller theater, has been in the planning and building stages for about eight years. Mostly private funds have gone into the $23-million complex, with the Luckmans donating $2.1 million.
July 31, 1988 |
His last name fits him to a T, it seems, for Charles Luckman has enjoyed a level of success equaled by few in America. The Lee Iacocca of the 1940s and '50s, he climbed a steep ladder of opportunity during the Depression, rising to head two major American corporations and direct Harry Truman's "Freedom Train" project after World War II; in his second career, as an architect, he designed buildings such as Houston's Manned Spacecraft Center and New York's new Madison Square Garden.
July 3, 1988
A sincere expression of commendation for Sam Hall Kaplan's splendid article, "Bad Old Days" (June 5). CHARLES LUCKMAN Los Angeles Architect Luckman has designed many landmarks, including the First Interstate Bank Building, The Forum and Madison Square Garden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 |
The unveiling of plans for a new fine arts complex at Cal State Los Angeles was celebrated Tuesday with jazz dancing, a musical fanfare and the presentation of a $500,000 check--the first installment on what officials said will be the largest private cash donation to any Cal State campus. The check came from Los Angeles architect and Cal State trustee emeritus Charles Luckman and his wife, Harriet. They have pledged to give $2.