CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2011 |
Sherwood Schwartz, the comedy writer and producer who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," which have remained two of the most enduringly popular TV series in worldwide syndication, died Tuesday morning. He was 94. Schwartz, who began his more than six-decade career by writing gags for Bob Hope's radio show in 1939, died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his son Lloyd. Schwartz once said he created "Gilligan's Island," which aired on CBS from 1964 to 1967, as an escape from his seven years on "The Red Skelton Show," for which he served as head writer and won an Emmy in 1961.
August 7, 1995 |
"They've paved over a lot of memories, as far as I'm concerned," Dawn Wells says. Hers and a lot of other people's. CBS Studio Center recently filled in and laid asphalt over the lagoon area where Wells gained fame in the cast of "Gilligan's Island." Located in Studio City, and currently home to "Seinfeld," "Cybill" and "Roseanne," CBS Studio Center is expanding its production facilities with seven new sound stages. Covering the lagoon made way for additional employee parking spaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997 |
Tickets are on sale for both the 93rd annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade, billed as the largest west of the Mississippi, and for the fireworks show that will follow. Reserved bleacher seats to watch the parade from the grandstand at Main Street and Palm Avenue are $8 each.
July 22, 1991 |
The Scene: Around the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Thursday night, where the cast of "Sarafina!" mingled with guests after the show's opening at the James A. Doolittle Theatre on Vine Street. The sky was threatening, but sprinkles held off until guests collected their cars and were on their way home. The South African musical, a major hit in New York, is installed at the Doolittle until the end of September.
June 4, 1999 |
Writer-director Mark Rothman has his roots in the half-hour sitcom, and a television sensibility prevails in "Who Wants Fame?," a half-baked relationship comedy about an aging actress and a curmudgeonly talent coordinator who meet cute, cheat cute and stay together cute, sans laugh track--or emotional motivation.