May 16, 1998
I am proud to say that my grandfather, like David Hand, was also one of "animation's forgotten pioneers" ("A Master's Handwork," by Donald Liebenson, May 4). Manuel Moreno worked at Universal with Walter Lantz during the "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" years. He animated and directed at other studios, earned a solid reputation, and could have easily moved into a position at the studio of his choice. Instead, he fulfilled his dream to return to his native Mexico and launch a studio to make animated films in Spanish.
October 2, 2012 |
David Hands is the new chef at Bouchon , the Thomas Keller-run bistro in Beverly Hills. Former chef Rory Hermann, who opened the restaurant three years ago, stepped down "in order to take time to focus on his family," according to a news release. Herrmann could not be reached for comment. Keller praised Hands, who had been Herrmann's executive sous chef and had earlier worked at Per Se in New York. "Every year we try to identify who in the younger generation of chefs in our company we have a lot of hopes for and he was always on that list.
December 29, 1988 |
The third-annual Los Angeles Animation Celebration, which runs Jan. 26-Feb. 3 at the Wadsworth and Nuart theaters in West Los Angeles, will open with the world premiere of "Felix the Cat: The Movie" (Hungary), directed by Don Oriolo. Other new animated features debuting at the festival include "When the Wind Blows" (England), "Heroic Times" (Hungary) and "Robot Carnival" (Japan).
October 20, 1988 |
First it was the Hindu/Buddhist Indian government. Then the Jewish state of Israel chimed in. And now Papua New Guinea--which, though nominally Christian, contains many animist sects--has banned the controversial film "The Last Temptation of Christ" on the ground that most citizens would find it offensive.
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December 12, 1999 |
Maynard Lyndon, a longtime Los Angeles architect known for his innovative school projects, including UCLA's Bunche Hall, died Nov. 30 at a hospital in Germany, his home for the last two decades. He was 92. Lyndon designed more than 40 school projects in California and Michigan.
May 14, 1998
Last week's Top 5 rentals: "The Jackal," "Flubber," "Kiss the Girls," "L.A. Confidential" and "Cop Land." Last week's Top 5 sellers: "Anastasia," "Flubber," "The Little Mermaid," "The Fifth Element" and "Elmopalooza." What's New In stores this week: "Tomorrow Never Dies" (MGM), James Bond thriller starring Pierce Brosnan. (PG-13) "Washington Square" (Hollywood), romantic drama starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Albert Finney.