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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012
EVENTS Pay homage to the season at Hollywood Forever cemetery with the largest Dia de Los Muertos celebration in California. Hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume will set the mood as will live music, authentic Mexican food and plenty of regional arts and crafts. Wearing your own Day of the Dead costume is strongly encouraged. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. 12 p.m. to midnight. Sat. $10. http://www.ladayofthedead.com.
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NEWS
June 15, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
October 27, 1985 | CANDY NALL, Community Correspondent
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.
BUSINESS
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.
IMAGE
December 18, 2011 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs. The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen. It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's sportswear inspired by Coco Chanel and 1920s Deauville, and Frida Giannini's Art Deco black-and-gold fringed flapper dresses at Gucci. Those clothes won't be in stores for another month or so, and Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel "The Great Gatsby," sure to be a costume extravaganza, isn't due out until next Christmas.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
With the presidential election so close to Halloween every four years, it's no wonder we start conflating them. One retailer with what is said to be a sound predictor track record -- retail sales equal electoral votes -- reports that President Obama masks are outselling Mitt Romney masks, both priced at $19.99. (Although why were Obama masks originally $24.99 and Romney masks only $21.99?) A president is almost always more recognizable than the challenger, which may account for part of this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1985 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
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!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Susan King
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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