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November 2, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The former West Hollywood headquarters of noted architect Charles Luckman was sold Wednesday for a near-record price per square foot in Los Angeles County, accentuating a run-up in local office values over the last few years. Los Angeles-based Mani Bros. Real Estate Group bought two Sunset Boulevard office buildings on the eastern border of Beverly Hills for undisclosed terms, said Chief Executive Simon Mani.
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November 2, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The former West Hollywood headquarters of noted architect Charles Luckman was sold Wednesday for a near-record price per square foot in Los Angeles County, accentuating a run-up in local office values over the last few years. Los Angeles-based Mani Bros. Real Estate Group bought two Sunset Boulevard office buildings on the eastern border of Beverly Hills for undisclosed terms, said Chief Executive Simon Mani.
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July 31, 1988 | ALEX RAKSIN
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.
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September 4, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harriet McElroy Luckman, the widow of architect Charles Luckman and a volunteer in a wide variety of Los Angeles organizations, died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95. Luckman was founder and president of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry.
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January 27, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
REAL ESTATE
June 15, 1986
Los Angeles architect Charles Luckman has been awarded the honorary degree of doctor of fine arts from Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.
REAL ESTATE
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.
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September 4, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harriet McElroy Luckman, the widow of architect Charles Luckman and a volunteer in a wide variety of Los Angeles organizations, died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95. Luckman was founder and president of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry.
REAL ESTATE
August 11, 1985
Charles Luckman, founder of the Luckman Partnership in Los Angeles, has been awarded the Illinois Medal in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award is given to a distinguished alumnus "in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and service to the profession of architecture," and consists of a piece of sculture individually designed by Robert Youngman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
A proposal to build a new arts complex on the Cal State Los Angeles campus has received a boost with a $2.1-million gift from Harriet and Charles Luckman. It is the largest private donation ever made to any of the 19 California State University schools. The arts complex, which will be named after the Luckmans, will include an art gallery, two theaters and an outdoor exhibition area.
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January 27, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 7, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
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.
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July 31, 1988 | ALEX RAKSIN
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
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March 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
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.
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March 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
A proposal to build a new arts complex on the Cal State Los Angeles campus has received a boost with a $2.1-million gift from Harriet and Charles Luckman. It is the largest private donation ever made to any of the 19 California State University schools. The arts complex, which will be named after the Luckmans, will include an art gallery, two theaters and an outdoor exhibition area.
REAL ESTATE
June 15, 1986
Los Angeles architect Charles Luckman has been awarded the honorary degree of doctor of fine arts from Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.
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