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April 22, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erte, the versatile and prolific artist whose Folies Bergere costumes and Harper's Bazaar magazine covers set a lavish tone for the 1920s and whose art deco prints continued to sell well into the 1980s, died Saturday in Paris. He was 97. Spokesmen for Cochin Hospital refused to state a cause of death. Friends said he had been hospitalized three weeks ago after returning from a vacation trip to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
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April 4, 2004 | Nancy Rommelmann, Special to The Times
"It's just St. John. I had to drive from Santa Barbara, you know," said Hania Tallmadge of her black cape, with its fluted edge and splash of glass beads. "I had to wear something practical." Her ornate earrings were anything but: Gold-and-pearl clusters that cascaded to the shoulder, they'd originally belonged to Tallmadge's aunt, the early 20th century singer and socialite Ganna Walska.
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May 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The 96-year-old celebrated artist Erte, in one of his rare personal appearances, will display some never-before-seen works from his personal collection and preside at a private sale at Trump Castle Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City June 3. An open showing and public sale will take place the next day. A portion of the proceeds generated by the sale will be donated to charity. The exclusive showing will include 50 original watercolors up to 80 years old, rare lithographs and serigraphs, and Erte's distinctive sculptures and jewelry.
NEWS
April 22, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erte, the versatile and prolific artist whose Folies Bergere costumes and Harper's Bazaar magazine covers set a lavish tone for the 1920s and whose art deco prints continued to sell well into the 1980s, died Saturday in Paris. He was 97. Spokesmen for Cochin Hospital refused to state a cause of death. Friends said he had been hospitalized three weeks ago after returning from a vacation trip to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2004 | Nancy Rommelmann, Special to The Times
"It's just St. John. I had to drive from Santa Barbara, you know," said Hania Tallmadge of her black cape, with its fluted edge and splash of glass beads. "I had to wear something practical." Her ornate earrings were anything but: Gold-and-pearl clusters that cascaded to the shoulder, they'd originally belonged to Tallmadge's aunt, the early 20th century singer and socialite Ganna Walska.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1990 | DAVID COLKER
Some advice for beginning art collectors from people who work in the field: Real art collectors never ask, "But will it go with the sofa?" Real art galleries do not advertise sure-thing investments. Real art dealers do not kiss your hand. "If they kiss your hand or call you monsieur when you walk in, turn around and get out fast," Joni Gordon said with a laugh. Gordon is the owner of Newspace, a contemporary art gallery on Melrose Avenue.
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April 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Radio City Music Hall has revived its Easter show after an 11-year hiatus with Ziegfeld resplendence recalled by the legendary showman's own designer, Erte. Erte designed his first Ziegfeld Follies in 1923 and is now 97 years of age, but the years have not dimmed his genius for theatricality. His $5-million Easter Extravaganza, which opened Wednesday at Music Hall to run through April 23, is a blending of Art Deco style in sets and costumes with the Art Deco architecture of Music Hall.
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February 6, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pop Appeal: Two stagings of Tin Pan Alley pop have been added to the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera seasons. Completing the current season will be "Stardust," a set of classic tunes with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, presented in a production designed by the late Erte. Dates are May 12-June 7 at the Wilshire Theatre. "Ziegfeld--A Night at the Follies," at the Pantages July 7-Aug. 2, will join "A Few Good Men" and "Once on This Island" to make up next season.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1992 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Well-Worn Art: What good is an expensive art collection if you never invite anyone over to the house? Realizing this problem, the Circle Gallery at South Coast Plaza has started the "Art to Wear" collection, which, the gallery says, will help meet the demand for "wearable art." Sorry, Rembrandt did not specialize in bracelets. Not to worry. The gallery plans on selling limited-edition, fine-art jewelry by the likes of Erte, Braque and Cocteau.
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June 4, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jerry's Kid: Christopher Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles on Monday to charges of possessing $200,000 worth of limited-edition graphics stolen from a Van Nuys warehouse in November. Lewis, who runs a publishing and wholesale art business in Monterey County, is suspected of selling stolen graphics by Erte and other modern artists to galleries in the Bay Area, Monterey County and Los Angeles County.
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May 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The 96-year-old celebrated artist Erte, in one of his rare personal appearances, will display some never-before-seen works from his personal collection and preside at a private sale at Trump Castle Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City June 3. An open showing and public sale will take place the next day. A portion of the proceeds generated by the sale will be donated to charity. The exclusive showing will include 50 original watercolors up to 80 years old, rare lithographs and serigraphs, and Erte's distinctive sculptures and jewelry.
NEWS
December 26, 1987 | WILLIAM S. MURPHY
When archeologists sifted through the ruins of Herculaneum, an ancient Roman city that had been buried along with Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, they were startled to discover the preserved body of a child still clutching her doll. Dolls have been in existence as far back as 40,000 BC, since Cro-Magnon man. They have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, and the early Greeks and Romans fashioned them from such materials as wood, wax, terra cotta and ivory.
BOOKS
February 18, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
The people in Jean Rhys' brittle novel, originally published in 1929, are as stilted and artificial as the figures in an Erte lithograph. When her husband is arrested for selling stolen artworks, Marya, an Englishwoman living in Paris, is taken in by an Anglo-German couple, the Heidlers. This hospitable gesture soon develops into a romantic polygon that alternates between a triangle and a square.
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