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June 17, 1994 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
He was a man who made things happen. Today this gloriously glitzy Pop Culture Capital of a town has a veneer of high culture in its galleries and museums. If that patina of civilization can be traced to the efforts of any one individual, it was Franklin D. Murphy, who died Thursday at the age of 78. We have lost him now and more's the pity.
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September 23, 2007 | Jim Newton, Jim Newton, The Times' editorial page editor, is the author of "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."
Margaret Leslie Davis' ongoing examination of Los Angeles through the lives of its civic and cultural leaders is a grand project, deserving of generous praise. More than any writer of our time, she is methodically supplying this city with an understanding of itself. Davis' devotion to the task is evident in her choice of subjects -- previous biographies were on William Mulholland and Edward Doheny, of water and oil fame and infamy -- and in the rigorous research that is her signature.
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June 17, 1994 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Franklin D. Murphy, the doctor, educator, administrator and business executive who helped lift Los Angeles onto the cultural, artistic and educational world stage through his uncanny ability to weave together people, projects and the means to pay for them, died Thursday. He was 78. Murphy, who came to Los Angeles in 1960 as chancellor of UCLA and immediately declared himself "deeply involved" in his new community, had suffered from cancer.
OPINION
June 26, 1994
I speak not only for myself but for our Hebrew Union College community in expressing bereavement at the death of a dear friend and mentor, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy (June 17). He was an inspiration to the college, his honorary alma mater, and offered invaluable help and guidance in our efforts for the Skirball Cultural Center under construction in Sepulveda Pass. Dr. Murphy devoted himself with astonishing and bracing distinction to the task of elevating the cultural, aesthetic and moral as well as physical level of his fellow human beings.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee Iacocca tried to mount a coup to oust Henry Ford II from the Ford Motor Co., a daring move that prompted Henry Ford to fire Iacocca in 1978, according to a controversial new book by a former top Ford official. The book directly contradicts Iacocca's own, highly publicized version of the events leading up to his celebrated firing from Ford. Iacocca's dramatic ouster from family-controlled Ford Motor played a prominent role in his 1984 autobiography, one of the best-selling books of the 1980s.
NEWS
November 21, 1989
The Charles A. Dana Foundation of New York has announced the 1989 recipients of its $50,000 Charles A. Dana Awards for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Higher Education. The foundation's board of directors named Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., a special honoree "for forceful and inspired direction in higher education, the arts, and the humanities over more than four decades." Susan P.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cultural institutions of Los Angeles have almost finished celebrating Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's 75th birthday. It's been some celebration, since he's now approaching 77. The most recent commemoration was at Friday's black-tie dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
NEWS
March 15, 1991 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., received the highest honor of the National Gallery of Art Thursday night as hundreds of the museum's strongest supporters gathered to celebrate its 50th birthday and to get a first look at new works donated by the party guests. Murphy, 75, received the Andrew W. Mellon medal for serving 27 years as one of the National Gallery's five trustees and as chairman of its board since 1985.
NEWS
March 19, 1992 | MARILYN YAQUINTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Franklin D. Murphy, chairman of the National Gallery of Art, admonished the nation's artists Wednesday that they cannot expect full freedom to explore explicit and homoerotic themes in work that is subsidized by public grants. Murphy, a former Times Mirror Co. board chairman, said in a lecture to the American Council for the Arts that the public has a right to play a role in judging the content of work its tax money supports.
OPINION
June 26, 1994
I speak not only for myself but for our Hebrew Union College community in expressing bereavement at the death of a dear friend and mentor, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy (June 17). He was an inspiration to the college, his honorary alma mater, and offered invaluable help and guidance in our efforts for the Skirball Cultural Center under construction in Sepulveda Pass. Dr. Murphy devoted himself with astonishing and bracing distinction to the task of elevating the cultural, aesthetic and moral as well as physical level of his fellow human beings.
NEWS
June 24, 1994
A public memorial service for Franklin D. Murphy is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the UCLA Wight Art Gallery Plaza. A reception will follow in the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which he established. Murphy, former chancellor of UCLA and former chairman and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Co., died of cancer June 16 at the age of 78.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1994 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
He was a man who made things happen. Today this gloriously glitzy Pop Culture Capital of a town has a veneer of high culture in its galleries and museums. If that patina of civilization can be traced to the efforts of any one individual, it was Franklin D. Murphy, who died Thursday at the age of 78. We have lost him now and more's the pity.
NEWS
June 17, 1994 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Franklin D. Murphy, the doctor, educator, administrator and business executive who helped lift Los Angeles onto the cultural, artistic and educational world stage through his uncanny ability to weave together people, projects and the means to pay for them, died Thursday. He was 78. Murphy, who came to Los Angeles in 1960 as chancellor of UCLA and immediately declared himself "deeply involved" in his new community, had suffered from cancer.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cultural institutions of Los Angeles have almost finished celebrating Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's 75th birthday. It's been some celebration, since he's now approaching 77. The most recent commemoration was at Friday's black-tie dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1992 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
The best exhibitions are not necessarily those that come with blockbuster bunting and pompous public service spots on PBS. There is a lot to be said for small, smart exercises that sidle up sideways and whisper poetry in your ear. Tickles. One such is "Renaissance to Risorgimento: An Exhibition of Italian Books and Manuscripts in Honor of Franklin D. Murphy."
NEWS
March 19, 1992 | MARILYN YAQUINTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Franklin D. Murphy, chairman of the National Gallery of Art, admonished the nation's artists Wednesday that they cannot expect full freedom to explore explicit and homoerotic themes in work that is subsidized by public grants. Murphy, a former Times Mirror Co. board chairman, said in a lecture to the American Council for the Arts that the public has a right to play a role in judging the content of work its tax money supports.
NEWS
June 24, 1994
A public memorial service for Franklin D. Murphy is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the UCLA Wight Art Gallery Plaza. A reception will follow in the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which he established. Murphy, former chancellor of UCLA and former chairman and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Co., died of cancer June 16 at the age of 78.
BOOKS
September 23, 2007 | Jim Newton, Jim Newton, The Times' editorial page editor, is the author of "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."
Margaret Leslie Davis' ongoing examination of Los Angeles through the lives of its civic and cultural leaders is a grand project, deserving of generous praise. More than any writer of our time, she is methodically supplying this city with an understanding of itself. Davis' devotion to the task is evident in her choice of subjects -- previous biographies were on William Mulholland and Edward Doheny, of water and oil fame and infamy -- and in the rigorous research that is her signature.
NEWS
March 15, 1991 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., received the highest honor of the National Gallery of Art Thursday night as hundreds of the museum's strongest supporters gathered to celebrate its 50th birthday and to get a first look at new works donated by the party guests. Murphy, 75, received the Andrew W. Mellon medal for serving 27 years as one of the National Gallery's five trustees and as chairman of its board since 1985.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee Iacocca tried to mount a coup to oust Henry Ford II from the Ford Motor Co., a daring move that prompted Henry Ford to fire Iacocca in 1978, according to a controversial new book by a former top Ford official. The book directly contradicts Iacocca's own, highly publicized version of the events leading up to his celebrated firing from Ford. Iacocca's dramatic ouster from family-controlled Ford Motor played a prominent role in his 1984 autobiography, one of the best-selling books of the 1980s.
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