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.
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August 19, 2010 |
A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disney-owned restaurant filed a discrimination complaint against the entertainment giant Wednesday, saying they have repeatedly sent her home without pay for refusing to remove her headscarf at work. Imane Boudlal said she has worked as a hostess at Storyteller's Café in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for two years and began wearing her hijab Sunday but was told she would have to remove it or take a job working out of public view.
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.
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.
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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!"
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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.
February 17, 2014 |
At the 1960 Academy Awards, all eyes were on Doris Day, lead actress nominee for "Pillow Talk," who glittered in a silvery sheath. The gown was actually a costume borrowed from Day's next picture, the lush Ross Hunter thriller "Midnight Lace," which would nab costume designer Irene Lentz her second Oscar nomination the following year. But after cycling through a Hollywood career - starting out as a Mack Sennett extra and rising to be head of costume at MGM following Adrian - by 1960, Lentz was only freelancing in films for stars such as Day. Lentz's clientele was much, much wider - she was dressing fashionable women across the country in Irene, her line of structured suiting and bias silk soufflé gowns that she started with the backing of tony stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus after leaving MGM in the late 1940s.