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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a town where those in "the Industry" often project a self-serving image, Monica Guy, Eric Welch and Ruth Livier are a class act. And class is exactly where the three actors have spent the past four months, teaching junior high students in Los Angeles how to act out their aggressions on stage instead of on the streets. They are among 40 performers, writers and others from the entertainment field who are using show business techniques to gently steer youths away from gangs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Hollywood Thursday, but managed to avoid talking about Hollywood. Speaking at a Beverly Hills breakfast attended by several hundred people from the entertainment industry, the Georgia Republican called for ridding society of drugs, reforming education and rethinking Social Security.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood. The revival of the legendary headquarters of CBS on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street will provide a vintage backdrop for the new Columbia Square tower with upscale features aimed at attracting entertainment industry workers. With interior touches by designer Kelly Wearstler, known for her modern interpretations of classic Hollywood glamour, the tower is the second new luxury Hollywood apartment building to bank on a big-name designer to add pizazz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1997 | RADHA KRISHNAN THAMPI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hoping to cash in on the region's growing entertainment industry, Cal State Northridge is planning to start a new entertainment industry training institute that would combine academic disciplines and could open as early as fall 1998. A committee of three deans, who have been studying the idea for at least six months, has submitted a funding proposal for the administration to consider as part of the university's 1997-98 budget.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Excessive? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely. One day after Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman testified on Capitol Hill on what he considers Hollywood's tawdry marketing of sex and violence to children, he stood on the stage of a campy late-night comedy show and belted out Frank Sinatra's "My Way." It's doubtful Lieberman bootlegs will be circulating soon, but the studio audience of mostly twentysomethings at NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" went wild.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood took it on the chin Friday. So, too, did television news and rap music. State attorneys general from around the nation came to the heart of the entertainment industry this week for a two-day summit on the culture of violence in the United States. And their focus was on how they believe Hollywood, television news programming and rap music contribute to it. Hollywood had no defenders, invited or otherwise. Ditto for rap.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1992 | From Reuters
Television executives defended their ailing industry Thursday, with one top official declaring that the Big Three networks are hardly ready to go the way of the dinosaur. But he and others at an entertainment industry conference said a little help from Washington could go a long way toward restoring the networks' financial health.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reversal that could spell trouble for the U.S. entertainment industry, a European Union panel on Wednesday recommended a tightening of quotas for 10 years on the amount of imported material shown on European television. At a news conference following the decision, the EU's commissioner responsible for cultural affairs, Marcelino Oreja, said the measures were taken to "encourage" Europe's film and television industries to become more competitive.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People is moving ahead with plans to establish a national bureau in Hollywood that would monitor and, it hopes, improve the hiring and portrayals of blacks and other minorities in the entertainment industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1992 | KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Karen Grigsby Bates is a Los Angeles writer and frequent contributor to The Times
Americans are an inquisitive bunch; we're nosy about others' affairs and not a little introspective about many of our own. How else to explain the plethora of talk shows, of on-air analysts and therapists, the well-subscribed advice columns? We talk about money, spousal relations, sex. We talk about everything, in fact, except race. Race, apparently, has become to the 1990s what sex was in the 1930s. Certainly people had sex in the '30s, but they didn't much talk about it--at least not publicly.
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