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October 13, 1996 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
Petrie Robie's mother, Frieda Berkoff, commissioned the building of the Coronet Theatre in 1947, and it remained in family hands for nearly 50 years. Robie decided recently that she wanted to sell it, but she was picky about the buyer. "I wouldn't have sold it to anyone who wouldn't turn a princess into a queen," Robie said. She conducted a private sale, approaching "at the most" about 10 potential buyers.
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October 13, 1996 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
Petrie Robie's mother, Frieda Berkoff, commissioned the building of the Coronet Theatre in 1947, and it remained in family hands for nearly 50 years. Robie decided recently that she wanted to sell it, but she was picky about the buyer. "I wouldn't have sold it to anyone who wouldn't turn a princess into a queen," Robie said. She conducted a private sale, approaching "at the most" about 10 potential buyers.
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October 8, 1996 | ART BERMAN
MOVIES Suitable for Framing: In a departure from the usual magazine cover, Vanity Fair will drop most front-page wording in the November issue it mails to subscribers in order to show off what it calls "a keepsake" portrait of Madonna. The photograph by Mario Testino shows Madonna, in black hat and furs, as Eva Peron, the role she plays in the forthcoming "Evita." The magazine includes daily diaries Madonna wrote while making the film as well as a portfolio of photos of her taken by Testino.
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August 10, 1997 | Daryl H. Miller, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
No one pays for a ticket, and the seats fill up fast. The regulars call out hellos and, once they've secured a spot, stand talking in the aisles. The director welcomes everyone, advertises upcoming programs and announces that, because the evening's performance is intermission-less, the weekly fund-raising raffle will be held afterward. Then the performers--who include Fred Savage, Ed Asner and Wayne Rogers--take the stage, and the room erupts in expectant applause.
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