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January 3, 1991
Age: 28 Occupation: Accountant Resident of: Simi Valley Fashion Attitude: "I work in a business where they love to put you in suits and they want you to look homogenous. Luckily, I'm blessed with a boss who doesn't mind individuality. Ninety percent of the time, my main concern is comfort. I look at what they're wearing in magazines, but if it doesn't work for me, forget it." Where spotted: Browsing through bookshelves at Second Time Around in Ventura.
March 6, 2014 | Kenneth Turan
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. " But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is that watching it calls forth another, quite different selection of descriptors as well: vulnerable, insecure, even fragile. As directed by Chiemi Karasawa, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is less an examination of the long career of the gifted performer with the big personality who first appeared on Broadway in 1944 than a snapshot of her as she approached her 87th birthday, still as much in love with performing as ever and wondering how long she can keep it up. The most engaging thing about the feisty Stritch, and what any film that spent time with her couldn't help but capture, is her candid sense of humor, her willingness to say anything as long as it is the truth.
October 31, 1996 | Jackie Gonzalez
Once upon a time in a little house, this boy's mother said, "Johnny, here, take this money and go buy me some eggs, milk and liver." "OK, Mom," said Johnny. So he was walking and he ran up to a girl named Elaine. She said, "I bet I can win you in cards." "OK," said Johnny, "but it will cost you 35 cents." "OK," said Elaine. Elaine won so Johnny gave her the 35 cents.
March 6, 2014 | By Susan King
Kathie Lee Gifford looked like a deer caught in oncoming headlights when 89-year-old Broadway legend Elaine Stritch casually dropped an F-bomb on the "Today" show a few weeks back. Gifford shouldn't have been surprised. Stritch, who appeared on the morning show to chat about the documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," which opens in L.A. on Friday, has been a lively and outspoken force of nature throughout a career that has spanned more than 60 years. And she was equally unfiltered in a recent phone conversation.
July 29, 1998
Mike McCurry announced he is leaving . . . you could hear a spin drop. ELAINE W. MORAN Bloomington, Calif.
March 28, 1993
For a book on the history of childlessness, I am interested in hearing the stories of men and women who have experienced childlessness in their lives, even if they eventually became parents. ELAINE TYLER MAY Professor of American Studies University of Minnesota 104 Scott Hall Minneapolis, MN 55455
November 19, 1995
"Seinfeld" is one of my favorite shows. But twice Elaine has said, "I seen," instead of "I saw." God help us. Then there is this one: "Should have went," instead of "should have gone." Where do these writers go to school? Frances L. Harding, North Hills
May 21, 1989
The Bible-beating smugness snaking many of the faces last Monday night at the Santa Ana City Council chambers underscored why I rooted for Orange County Cultural Pride from the Council members' breezeway. I grew up in Cypress next door to a family of three girls and two boys headed by a lesbian couple named Elaine and Linda. They were nice women raising decent children who all turned out heterosexual. I attended Bible school with the children. I learned respect for the women from my parents.
March 10, 1996
Golly! Was I ever glad to have read Elaine May's interview with Mike Nichols ("Still in Fine Feather," March 3), where she says that he "races" trout. I've had a couple of them trouts around the house here for years that I've thought were pretty fast, but I had no basis for comparison. Perhaps Mike and I can have our trouts meet at some neutral site to see who has the fastest one. RICHARD R. JOHNSON Los Angeles At first I thought it was a typo, but then I thought, well, if anyone would race trout, it would be Mike Nichols.
September 20, 1992
Thanks for the article on the three top foundation chiefs who are each paid more than $500,000 a year, "High-Priced Heads of Foundations" (Sept. 8). The article also included salaries of the former and the newly appointed president of United Way. Women in the United States currently earn 65 cents for every $1 a man earns. At United Way, former Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao will be paid $195,000 a year, which is 50 cents for each dollar that her $390,000-a-year ousted predecessor, William Aramony, was paid.
February 18, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Things tend to get pretty loose in the fourth hour of "Today," but even co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were shocked when guest Elaine Stritch dropped an F-bomb on the show Tuesday.  The celebrated 89-year-old actress, known for her work on Broadway and in numerous films and television series, including "30 Rock," was making a visit to promote a new documentary about her life, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. " Clad in a fabulous matching...
January 11, 2014 | David Colker
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County. "When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she said in a 1979 Los Angeles Times interview. Redfield, who had visited Carnegie Hall and other famed concert venues while growing up in New York, was an arts lover who became an indefatigable arts activist for her new home region.
April 16, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - In 11 previous editions, the Tribeca Film Festival has showcased dozens of glitzy studio productions and stars - Tobey Maguire and his "Spider-Man 3" crew rode into town in 2007, Tom Cruise opened "Mission: Impossible III" here in 2006 and last year Joss Whedon world-premiered "The Avengers" on closing night. But when Tribeca's 12th edition opens Wednesday, most of the famous names won't arrive via big-budget Hollywood movies - they'll come as documentary subjects. This cinematic rite of spring has eschewed the splashy studio premiere this year, opening instead with a documentary about the niche rock band the National ("Mistaken for Strangers")
April 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's not uncommon to hear a a spouse rant that they can't stand the sight of their partner. Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins, the said parents in ABC's "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," have found that to be true in a different manner. "I can't even look at him half the time because just looking at him makes me laugh," Perkins said of her  6-foot, 8-inch comedian co-star, best known for playing Robert Barone in "Everybody Loves Raymond. "  It's a sentiment, that when relayed to Garrett, naturally elicited a good ol' comedic comeback.
April 4, 2013 | By David Ng
New York theater institutions don't come much feistier or more dynamic than Elaine Stritch. The tart-tongued, 88-year-old force of nature -- whose stage career includes memorable collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Edward Albee -- kicked off her farewell series of cabaret performances this week at the Cafe Carlyle. Stritch announced last month that she would be retiring from the stage and moving back to her native Michigan. The actress cited her failing health for her decision.
June 16, 2012 | By Joe Donatelli, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jen and I met at Ohio University and started dating while she worked in Chicago and I worked in Washington. We came to Los Angeles in 2001 (her) and 2002 (me). Then, like all couples who move to Los Angeles, we broke up. After two years together, the "L.A. era" of our relationship lasted two months. We parted ways mutually, following an otherwise nice dinner at Bossa Nova on Sunset Boulevard. I drove past it for years thinking, "That place with the surprisingly affordable entrees is where we went the night it ended.
"The truth is a concept made by people who couldn't lie so well," proclaims Alan Wilson (Chris Thomas) in "Mountains," at the Colony Studio Theatre. In theory, this comedy-drama attempts to explore the gray areas of love and life, and the audience, as the jury, is supposed to dig for the truth. Yet for all the amusing and slick dialogue and intricate but smoothly handled flashback scenes, Rick Garman's new play is more comedy than drama, light food for little thought in this handsome production.
October 25, 1987 | Craig Modderno
Whatever happens to the "Isthar" video, don't look for the sound track in the record stores. A Capitol Records spokeswoman said the June deadline for the delivery of a master was missed. Said the rep: "Apparently Warren, Dustin and Elaine had creative control, but they could never agree on the songs. They were constantly fiddling with them." She joked, "I guess they haven't made too many albums before. But it's definitely too late to release it."
May 26, 2012 | By James Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Full disclosure alert! I practically worshiped Jack LaLanne, who invented the modern fitness industry. He died last year at the age of 96. So, imagine how excited I was to get to speak with the woman who helped make Jack even more Jack. His widow, Elaine LaLanne, played a big role in Jack's fitness empire, and it was truly a delight to speak with this vibrant and entertaining woman. How did you and Jack start off together? He was a junk food junkie as a kid, and when we met so was I. We formed a relationship because of his show.
May 21, 2012 | By David C. Nichols, Special to the Los Angeles Times
  The artistic sagacity of Stephen Sondheim met the personal veracity of Elaine Stritch on Saturday, when "Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim … One Song at a Time" strode into Walt Disney Concert Hall, leaving venue and audience ineffably transformed. In her Disney Hall debut, Stritch and this acclaimed 2010 Café Carlyle salute to the master of American musical theater didn't so much seize the house as subsume its regard and send it back tenfold. Visibly charged by the capacity crowd's ovation, Stritch opened with "I Feel Pretty," weaving her sandpaper Sprechstimme around Sondheim's lyrics to wryly irresistible, post-Noel Coward effect.
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