September 3, 1987 |
A recent weekend at Banning Park: The annual Wilmington Fiesta hits its stride in a swirl of music, dancing, carnival rides. Amid the festivities, a solemn ritual is getting under way. The judges take their places at a table under a white canopy: six men in baseball caps, big men, men who know what they like and what they're looking for. " Menudo eaters from way back," says John Mendez, co-chairman of the three-day fiesta, which is being held for the sixth year.
June 15, 1985 |
A man in a Spider Man costume climbed a 30-foot streetlight pole Friday and shouted at passers-by on 5th Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to a hospital for observation.
October 27, 1985 |
As Halloween approaches, many South Bay communities are planning alternatives to potentially dangerous door-to-door trick-or-treating. The city of Gardena is not only sponsoring a celebration for children but is offering incentives for them to go straight home afterward. Names of participants will be drawn, and any child who is home by 9:15 p.m. and receives a call from the parks department will win a dollar.
July 11, 1985
Privately held Briar, which produces men's and women's neckwear and costume jewelry, was acquired by Hartmarx, a major Chicago-based manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's apparel. Terms were not disclosed. Briar was founded by Harold and Marilyn Athey in 1956. He becomes chairman emeritus. Stanley Franklin was promoted to president and chief operating officer from executive vice president.
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January 2, 1985 |
Hundreds of San Diegans flocked to Balboa Park Tuesday to watch what turned out to be the "one and only" New Year's Day Mummers Parade in the nation. "We're Number One!" crowed David Racan when the word spread that the granddaddy of them all, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, had been canceled because of rain. "We're the only Mummers Parade in the world!"
June 18, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival are teaming up Thursday evening for “The Iconic Moment” at the academy's Hollywood campus. The program is not only a celebration of the craft of movie costume design but also a toast to the academy's new Costume Designers branch, which was announced in January. For more than 60 years, the costume designers were part of the Art Directors branch. The evening culminates at Oscars Outdoors with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring the evocative costumes designed by the legendary Edith Head.
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October 16, 2013
The "Rally Bear" who danced atop the St. Louis Cardinals dugout this week has been banned from Dodger Stadium for six months, he says. The 50-year-old man who wore the "Rally Bear" costume, Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga, said he pulled the stunt to promote the idea of the Dodgers ' getting a mascot. As the Dodgers fought their way to a 3-0 win Monday over the St. Louis Cardinals, Monninger jumped out of his seat dressed in a bear costume and rushed on top of the Cardinals' dugout.
October 30, 2012 |
Heidi Klum has postponed what would have been her first post-breakup Halloween party. The "Project Runway" host, known for her elaborate costume parties (and appropriately elaborate costumes) shut down the festivities in the wake of super storm Sandy, which has killed at least 38 and essentially closed New York City for business. "Hope you & your loved ones are safe after the storm. Canceling my Halloween party...postponing to a haunted Christmas," she wrote Tuesday on Twitter, posting a picture of herself on a deserted and damp NYC street. Klum, who last year showed up without her skin for a shindig in Las Vegas and as one of a couple of monkeys in New York City for the official fete days later, had planned to don a Cleopatra costume for this year's bash.
October 30, 2005 |
I grew up in small-town Iowa and got tired of everyone knowing my business. I hated that news of the argument I had with my boyfriend at high school preceded me home at the end of the day. The expanse of Los Angeles was a soothing contrast when I first ventured here years ago. Back then, this large, embracing city widened my world. I grew dizzy with the scent of freedom. One Halloween I was taken back through time, reminded of that gleeful feeling.