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August 3, 1997
Having spent the better part of 10 years working with Dick Clark, I read with interest the article on his life and far-flung business enterprises ("Dick Clark's American Dream,' by Steve Pond, June 29). Although it accurately portrayed Clark's mood swings, entrepreneurial success and workaholic lifestyle, it did not note his compassionate nature, an attribute often overlooked in media profiles of his life. One time, I had to fire a man in my department who had been repeatedly derelict in his duties because of a severe alcohol problem.
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OPINION
April 21, 2013 | By John Johnson Jr
It's been just over 50 years since a new dance craze called the Twist swept the nation. Though tame as near-beer by today's standards, the dance so upset the guardians of public morality that Dick Clark ordered the cameras turned away when teens on "American Bandstand" started swiveling their hips. And when adults such as Truman Capote, Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys took up the craze, the New York Times fumed that "instead of youth growing up, adults are sliding down. " In the Twist, one could see the seeds of everything that became the '60s - sexual liberation, civil rights, even the women's movement got a boost by allowing girls to operate as free agents on the dance floor instead of being attached to shambling males.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
Jimmy Kimmel has never hosted the Emmys , but he's pretty sure his upcoming gig will be more enjoyable than the four times he emceed the American Music Awards. “There, the audience are all just fans who want to see the musical acts,” Kimmel says. “You're more a nuisance than anything to them.” But the American Music Awards did provide Kimmel one invaluable opportunity: the chance to work with the late Dick Clark, who created and produced the show. Kimmel says he learned a couple things from the show-biz veteran.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012
The Cyrus Cylinder - the famous ancient Babylonian artifact that is one of the British Museum's most prized possessions - will come to the Getty Villa in 2013 as part of a U.S. tour to five museums. The tour will begin in March at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington and then proceed to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, where it is expected to be on view from Oct. 2 through Dec. 2, 2013.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Dick Clark might have been one of Hollywood's shrewdest businessmen, but for many Americans, his lesser-known role as a stroke survivor determined to live a normal life likely will be a more lasting legacy. Clark died Wednesday at age 82, suffering a massive heart attack after a medical procedure. He had had a debilitating stroke in 2004 and had to learn to walk and talk again -- often with difficulty. But Clark didn't give in to the symptoms of that stroke, which included slurred, slowed speech and partial paralysis.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011
Dick Clark of "American Bandstand" fame and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" played a high school teacher in what 1960 feature film? "Because They're Young"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
TV personality-producer Dick Clark will spend Christmas, and perhaps New Year's Eve, in a hospital where he's recovering from a mild stroke, his spokesman said Tuesday. Clark, 75, who suffered the stroke Dec. 6, is out of the intensive care unit and "doing some rehab," said publicist Paul Shefrin. He will remain hospitalized through Christmas, and will be watching his annual New Year's Eve television special either from his hospital bed or at home in Malibu, Shefrin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
Dick Clark is famous for plenty of things -- "American Bandstand," his New Year's Eve gig, game shows, award shows, blooper shows -- but anyone who has been to his Burbank offices or his home knows he is also a world-class collector of pop-culture artifacts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, an impressive array of those totems and tokens will be sold off through Guernsey's auction house at the Rose Theater in New York.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dick Clark, America's perennial teenager, still has the energy of one. For the 24th consecutive year, Clark leads the nation's New Year countdown from Times Square in New York on Sunday night. After "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" winds down, Clark hosts "VH1's American Bandstand Marathon," which features 20-plus hours of "American Bandstand" episodes from 1975 to 1985.
SPORTS
April 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Television icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 because of a heart attack, leaving a New Year's Eve void that may never be filled. There are probably a lot of people out there who don't realize the amazing longevity he had, so to put it in a little perspective, consider this: Dick Clark started hosting "American Bandstand," the show that put him on the map nationally, in 1956. How long ago is that? The following baseball players made their major league debut that same year: Luis Aparicio, Gino Cimoli, Moe Drabowsky, Don Drysdale, Curt Flood, Tito Francona (father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Guggenheim Partners is looking to make a big impression in Hollywood. The financial services firm, which in March spent more than $2 billion on the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to acquire Dick Clark Productions for $370 million, people close to the deal said. Spending almost $2.5 billion in less than six months might be enough for some investors, but Guggenheim's appetite for entertainment assets is still ravenous. "We would characterize this as the beginning of the beginning," Guggenheim Partners President Todd Boehly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2012 | By Joe Flint
A consortium of private equity firm Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners have struck a deal to acquire Dick Clark Productions, a small production company whose specialty is primarily awards shows. While neither buyer nor seller would disclose the purchase price, people familiar with the transaction said the company was sold for between $370 million and $385 million. Either figure is more than double what current owner RedZone Capital Management paid for DCP in 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out whether if I act like Charlie Sheen I can get his job security. The Skinny: FX gave an order for 90 more episodes of Charlie Sheen's new sitcom "Anger Management. " That's not a typo. Thursday's headlines include some big executive changes at Nickelodeon and Fox, and Dick Clark Productions may have a buyer. Otherwise, it is pretty slow as most of Hollywood is on vacation this week. Daily Dose: Over the last few months, ABC, NBCand Fox have all gotten new program planning chiefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Earlier this year, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said he was willing to shell out more for the TV rights to the Golden Globes than NBC paid when it renewed its deal to keep the awards show through 2018. Now he may get his chance. CBS has emerged as the latest suitor for Dick Clark Productions (DCP), which holds the television rights to the Golden Globes as part of its partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the owner of the Globes. Other DCP properties include "So You Think You Can Dance," the American Music Awards and "New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest . " The rights to the Golden Globes is DCP's biggest asset.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
Jimmy Kimmel has never hosted the Emmys , but he's pretty sure his upcoming gig will be more enjoyable than the four times he emceed the American Music Awards. “There, the audience are all just fans who want to see the musical acts,” Kimmel says. “You're more a nuisance than anything to them.” But the American Music Awards did provide Kimmel one invaluable opportunity: the chance to work with the late Dick Clark, who created and produced the show. Kimmel says he learned a couple things from the show-biz veteran.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Dick Clark was fond of saying "music is the soundtrack to your life. " It probably won't be the soundtrack to the sale of Dick Clark Productions. Put on the block last week by Red Zone Capital Management, a private equity firm controlled by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Dick Clark Productions counts among its assets more than 30 years of episodes of "American Bandstand," the weekly dance show of top hits that usually featured big-name singers performing as well. That would seem to be a potential gold mine of rock 'n' roll history, but making money off of it is another story.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Ryan Seacrest has never been shy about naming Dick Clark as an inspiration, but in the wake of Clark's death Wednesday morning, the fellow TV host and producer elaborated on his mentor's influence. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel," Seacrest said in a statement obtained by the Ministry.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Motivating the potential sale of Dick Clark Productions is the desire of Six Flags Inc. to cash out of its 40% stake in the television company. Six Flags no longer views Dick Clark Productions (DCP) as core to the rest of its theme park business, a person with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publically said. Six Flags acquired the stake when it was still being run by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, whose Red Zone Capital is the majority owner of DCP. Red Zone could attempt to buy the stake, but that scenario is highly unlikely, an insider said, noting that Six Flags wants to shop the property and create a bidding war. Red Zone retained the WME-backed boutique investment bank Raine to explore options.
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