October 30, 1988 |
They called him Hollywood. They thought he was just acting out some movie star fantasy, something that would look good in his studio bio some day. He wasn't a real race driver, they told themselves, he was a great profile. He was too good-looking, too dashing, too collegiate, too rich. He wouldn't be serious competition, they assured each other. He just wanted to look good at the postrace cocktail parties and talk tough. As soon as he found A. J.
January 6, 1991 |
The possibility that raised a fuss in 1988 at J. Danforth Quayle's nomination as vice president has become an actuality: The man who skirted Vietnam service by getting into a stateside National Guard unit turned up in Saudi Arabia Dec. 31 to cheer our soldiers on to war. The sting is not so much the void between the vice commander in chief's words on New Year's and his deeds back when another President (Lyndon Johnson) and vice president (Hubert Humphrey) were urging the boys to war.
December 21, 1986
Poor old Sullivan can't enjoy a good time. In his review of "Singin' in the Rain" he has trashed another nostalgic, charming, tuneful musical production. Come on Danny boy, lighten up. Have a little fun. ROBERT BROAD Hollywood
May 23, 2009
Re " 'Slumdog' Home Destroyed," QuickTakes, May 21: Oh, Danny Boy(le), the pipes are calling, where have you gone? Why have you abandoned the children on whose backs your project amassed over $326 million? You tore them from their nightmare to live a pleasant dream, but only for a moment -- at least until they'd exhausted their usefulness, to then be cast aside. They graciously were then allowed to fall back into poverty, wakened from a stupor so sweet it served only to harden the bitterness of their reality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1989
While the thought of Dan Quayle ever holding the reins of presidential power has frightened many of us, I suspect we may have grounds for being encouraged now. The man must be proving himself more competent these days than we realize, or he wouldn't have been entrusted with the job of laying it on the line about the less than super "Star Wars" (Part I, Sept. 7-8). Although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater mouthed obligatory disapproval of the term "political jargon" in regard to how President Reagan sold the program, I suspect Quayle's label privately pleased the Administration immensely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2008 |
Joe Feeney, 76, an Irish American tenor who was one of the featured performers on Lawrence Welk's television programs, died April 16 at a Carlsbad hospice, said his son Chris, a member of the L.A. Opera company. Although he never smoked, the elder Feeney was diagnosed with emphysema about a year ago. Feeney appeared on "The Lawrence Welk Show" from 1957 until production ended in 1982. His repertoire of popular numbers included traditional songs such as "Danny Boy" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."