November 21, 2000 |
Detour Magazine Inc., a glossy fashion and entertainment magazine based in Los Angeles, said Monday it is in talks with federal securities regulators in hopes of heading off possible enforcement action over its accounting practices and consulting fees. Detour, which publishes 10 issues a year, said the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed no official charges or allegations against the company or its chairman, Edward Stein, but is in talks with the magazine.
February 22, 1999 |
Everyone to your corners. The fight for glossy Prada ads is on. Even though we enjoy being a girl, this is the kind of fight we like, which is fortunate because it comes around every few years. It's the battle among magazines duking it out for advertising dollars in L.A., which can only mean one thing--new magazines. After a recent dry spell for L.A. glossies, Los Angeles magazine is finally facing some competition.
June 16, 1994 |
John Travolta?" a Detour staffer suggests. "Maybe," replies Luis Barajas, the magazine's founder and publisher. "Sara Jessica Parker?" "Maybe." "Brendan Fraser?" "Hmmmm, he's in 'Airheads.' There is definitely a growing awareness of him." Deciding who's cool enough to make the cover of Detour is a monthly ritual in the magazine's North La Brea Avenue office.
February 12, 1993 |
The Scene: The Los Angeles premiere Wednesday of Miramax's "Strictly Ballroom," the Australian dance/romance comedy, at the Hollywood Galaxy Theater followed by a retro disco at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The event, co-hosted by Detour magazine, benefited American Foundation for AIDS Research. Finances: Tickets were free ("Invitations just arrive on my desk all the time," noted a callow William Morris agent), but it was pay-your-way popcorn and parking. Donations were voluntary.
July 2, 1995
In terms of a uniquely '90s type of celebrity, it's hard to surpass two guests at Detour Magazine's eighth anniversary party last week at the El Rey Theatre. For the first time, in the same room, beneath the same roof, hearing the same blaring version of "Disco Inferno," were Tonya Harding and Kato Kaelin--she being on the slippery downside of the fame curve, he straddling the peak. "They would make a lovely couple," said Luis Barajas, the magazine's publisher.
November 20, 1997 |
Although the Garden of Eden opened its antique Moroccan doors just two weeks ago, the club's already the local of choice for the private party set. Eden's thrown a half dozen galas, and the gala-ist of all occurred last Friday, when Detour magazine sponsored a party there for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 30th anniversary screening of the all-time cult favorite "The Valley of the Dolls."