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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
September 22, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mae West was the genuine article--even if not all her diamonds were real. Such were my thoughts as Joe Gold and I, both longtime friends of Mae's, went over the jewelry and memorabilia that her longtime companion Charles Krauser had stored after her death in 1980 at 87. Krauser, who died last year at 76, and Gold, founder of Gold's and World gyms, were in Mae's fabled muscle man chorus line in her '50s nightclub act. "Goodness, what diamonds!
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.
NEWS
April 15, 1994 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Madame Gripoix necklace made and sold in the 1960s for less than $100 recently brought $1,955 at a New York auction. Why so much for a piece of costume jewelry? For one thing, the name Gripoix, a designer who worked with couture houses to accessorize their pricey clothes, carries weight with collectors. And so does workmanship. Costume jewelry made from the 1920s to the 1960s was often created in the same way as fine jewelry, experts say.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN
If there were an Olympic competition for rappers, OutKast would be on everyWheaties box in America. The Atlanta hip-hop duo features the two most agile hip-hop orators in the business, turbocharged MCs who pack more words per beat than any of their contemporaries. At the House of Blues on Thursday, OutKast stirred up a furious hip-hop tempest, punching out its urban manifestoes before a crowd that mimicked every vocal nuance and shout-out.
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