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NEWS
May 25, 1986 | GREGORY JENSEN, United Press International
A London auctioneer this Wednesday will sell a curious document that almost makes Imelda Marcos look like the model of shopping restraint. The Marcos treasury of shoes, gowns and bad or fake classical paintings has become famous since the Philippine upheaval. But Imelda Marcos could have taken lessons from Empress Josephine.
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MAGAZINE
September 22, 1996 | JUDY PROUTY
Back in Hollywood's heyday, when glamour was part of the job description, leading ladies dripped with precious gems and 18-karat gold. Unlike some at this year's Oscar ceremony who topped off a Gap T-shirt or Armani gown with borrowed rocks from Van Cleef & Arpels or Harry Winston, these ladies owned. So when the jewelry from the estates of four former Hollywood stars goes on the Christie's auction block Oct. 3, more than diamonds and gold will be up for sale to the highest bidder.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, who was found dead Monday in New York, dressed nearly every A-list actress in Hollywood, including perennial fashion darlings Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker, and helped turn many of them into style icons. Both as a stylist and designer, Scott created a number of the most magical red carpet moments of the last decade. Here, we look back at her most memorable looks. Nicole Kidman, 2008 Oscars Scott dressed a pregnant Nicole Kidman in a black  Balenciaga  gown and designed a dramatic 1,399-karat rough diamond sautoir to go with it.  The diamond necklace, draped around Kidman's porcelain neck, is one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever worn on a red carpet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2003 | Richard Fausset and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
The gruesome discovery initially puzzled police: a Mercedes sport utility vehicle engulfed in flames on a quiet Studio City side street and, inside, the bullet-riddled bodies of two young men with no known ties to the area. Detectives eventually came to believe the slayings had nothing to do with gangs or drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2011 | By Victoria Kim and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2009 investigated allegations that Shaquille O'Neal was connected to a beating, robbery and kidnapping by gang members of a man claiming to have a sex tape of the basketball star, according to records reviewed by The Times. Detectives found phone records showing a "flurry of calls" between the alleged ringleader of the assault and O'Neal's business partner around the time of the February 2008 incident, a sheriff's investigative report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2007 | Charles Proctor, Times Staff Writer
A judge Thursday sentenced Michael Goodwin to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murders of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife in what prosecutors said were revenge killings for a business partnership gone awry. Goodwin, who was dressed in a dark gray jacket and had brown-rimmed glasses perched low on his nose, showed no reaction as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz sentenced him. A jury in the same Pasadena courthouse had convicted him Jan.
NEWS
June 20, 1986 | ROSE-MARIE TURK
When a woman wears jewelry by Brian Reichenberg, she usually doesn't bandy his name about. "She might tell a couple of friends, but that's about it," boasts the former gem salesman, who specializes in fake diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. People who want copies of real baubles (their own or someone else's) have been known to arrive at Reichenberg's Beverly Boulevard shop disguised in large hats, sunglasses and using pseudonyms, he says. Other clients summon him on the q.t.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1997 | RACHEL BECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dana Shanler hated borrowing her mother's jewelry for special occasions. So she did what was once considered unthinkable: She bought an expensive diamond necklace for herself. "I knew I could afford it, and I decided that I could buy it for myself if I really wanted it," said the 34-year-old attorney. "Now, every time I wear it I get a real charge out of it." Jewelry isn't just the gift of love anymore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1988
The Swiss branch of the famed art auction house Sotheby's sued palimony lawyer Marvin Mitchelson Thursday, claiming that he failed to pay $1.1 million he owes for Cartier jewelry that belonged to the Duchess of Windsor. The flamboyant Mitchelson purchased the jewelry at a Sotheby's S.A. Geneve auction last April 2 and 3 at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Mitchelson reportedly agreed to pay 1.
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