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June 27, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, Arthur Dong loved going to the movies and began collecting movie fliers when only 7. The first one, like first love, is imprinted in memory — "Flower Drum Song" (1961), based on a hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the Chinese American generation gap. "It was really something because it was the first English-language film shown at the Great Star Theatre," he recalls, "and also because it was a Hollywood film with all Asian actors."
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November 5, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
American beardsmen and 'stache-thletes won big in the cradle of facial-hair face-offs, taking home six first-place wins and 16 trophies overall at the 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on Saturday. PHOTOS: 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships Although we could not be there to watch the whiskered wizardry ourselves, there was apparently plenty of reporters in attendance and we've sifted through the various published reports (including this account from the folks at Beard Team USA)
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May 23, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this ever-changing world with new technological innovations and trends in pop culture erupting weekly, it's nice to find that some things remain constant. Take Fu Manchu. The hard-rockin' Orange County quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Yet the band's musical philosophy and lyrical orientation have barely changed. Fans can still depend on the band (which performs tonight at the Galaxy Concert Theatre with headliner Motorhead and Nashville P.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The folks at Loudmouth Golf have designed a limited-edition capsule collection of bold, facial-hair festooned apparel for the organizers of the Mustache Open golf competition (slogan: "Golfing with a mustache ...  it's just plain funnier!"). Consisting of trousers, shorts, mini-shorts (for the ladies) and a bangin' sports coat, each emblazoned with the carnival-colored silhouettes and names of some of the most iconic cookie dusters (including handlebar, walrus, Fu Manchu, the gunslinger and the tycoon)
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January 27, 1998 | JENNIFER VINEYARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fu Manchu might serve its goal better if the members took a tip from Spinal Tap and went through an instrumental "free jazz" period. Who knows? More people might even show up. If only 30 or so fans come to what amounts to a homecoming show, as was Fu Manchu's gig at the Showcase Theatre on Sunday night, something's not working. When the San Clemente-spawned band let loose its trademark '70s-style, mind-numbing riffs, the punk-informed sludge might have made you sell your soul to rock 'n' roll.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON
It was only a matter of time before the sounds of the East Coast's psychedelic punk-metal band Monster Magnet found their way to Orange County. That's not to say San Clemente-based Fu Manchu has ripped off the Magnet's sound. Far from it. In fact, Fu Manchu counts the members of Monster Magnet among its biggest fans and was the opening act for the New Jersey band's recent 10-city Northwest tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this ever-changing world of new technological innovations and pop culture trends, it's nice to find that some things remain constant. Take Fu Manchu. The hard-rockin' Orange County quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Yet the band's musical philosophy and lyrical orientation have barely changed.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the '60s and '70s, the outline for a career in heavy rock was quite simple and universally endorsed by those pursuing it: Pump up the sound, project ego, reap big rewards and plunge right in for a life of rampant hedonism. Now it's the '90s, and in Fu Manchu's heavy-rock equation only the first step applies.
NEWS
February 14, 1993
The script of the premiere of "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" (KCOP, Jan. 27) reads like it came out of a fortune cookie. This mishmash of Asian stereotypes evokes memories of Fu Manchu, Mr. Moto and, I'll be darned, the original "Kung Fu." It was bad enough in the '70s, but reprehensible that we are subjected to it in the 1990s. And with white actors in "yellow face" yet! Bobbi Murray, Los Angeles
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
American beardsmen and 'stache-thletes won big in the cradle of facial-hair face-offs, taking home six first-place wins and 16 trophies overall at the 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on Saturday. PHOTOS: 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships Although we could not be there to watch the whiskered wizardry ourselves, there was apparently plenty of reporters in attendance and we've sifted through the various published reports (including this account from the folks at Beard Team USA)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, Arthur Dong loved going to the movies and began collecting movie fliers when only 7. The first one, like first love, is imprinted in memory — "Flower Drum Song" (1961), based on a hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the Chinese American generation gap. "It was really something because it was the first English-language film shown at the Great Star Theatre," he recalls, "and also because it was a Hollywood film with all Asian actors."
SPORTS
June 16, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Cincinnati — Andre Ethier had little to say about the home run he hit Wednesday night, his first since returning from the disabled list May 31. "You get lucky once in a while," he said of his three-run home run in the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. This wasn't the first time Ethier described himself this way. In recent days, the star of a new SportsCenter commercial went out of his way to claim that he wasn't even a good player.
NEWS
August 4, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
UCLA Film Archive's outstanding Don Siegel retrospective continues tonight with Siegel's terse 1964 remake of "The Killers." Though it's best remembered as the final film of Ronald Reagan, in a rare bad-guy role, he is but part of a formidable ensemble cast.
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March 2, 2003
After the sadly ridiculous Dame Edna melodrama comes Asian American improv group Cold Tofu's declaration letting us all know what is racist and what is satire after their viewing of a comedy skit performed by the Liquid Radio Players ("A Spoof That Did Not Amuse," Feb. 23). Satire assumes one thing, which is the viewers' basic knowledge of the object that its humor is commenting upon. Of course Fu Manchu was an outrageous stereotype. That's why its use by the Eurocentric media in the first half of the 20th century is comical.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this ever-changing world of new technological innovations and pop culture trends, it's nice to find that some things remain constant. Take Fu Manchu. The hard-rockin' Orange County quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Yet the band's musical philosophy and lyrical orientation have barely changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this ever-changing world with new technological innovations and trends in pop culture erupting weekly, it's nice to find that some things remain constant. Take Fu Manchu. The hard-rockin' Orange County quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Yet the band's musical philosophy and lyrical orientation have barely changed. Fans can still depend on the band (which performs tonight at the Galaxy Concert Theatre with headliner Motorhead and Nashville P.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2003
After the sadly ridiculous Dame Edna melodrama comes Asian American improv group Cold Tofu's declaration letting us all know what is racist and what is satire after their viewing of a comedy skit performed by the Liquid Radio Players ("A Spoof That Did Not Amuse," Feb. 23). Satire assumes one thing, which is the viewers' basic knowledge of the object that its humor is commenting upon. Of course Fu Manchu was an outrageous stereotype. That's why its use by the Eurocentric media in the first half of the 20th century is comical.
NEWS
August 4, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
UCLA Film Archive's outstanding Don Siegel retrospective continues tonight with Siegel's terse 1964 remake of "The Killers." Though it's best remembered as the final film of Ronald Reagan, in a rare bad-guy role, he is but part of a formidable ensemble cast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1998 | JENNIFER VINEYARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fu Manchu might serve its goal better if the members took a tip from Spinal Tap and went through an instrumental "free jazz" period. Who knows? More people might even show up. If only 30 or so fans come to what amounts to a homecoming show, as was Fu Manchu's gig at the Showcase Theatre on Sunday night, something's not working. When the San Clemente-spawned band let loose its trademark '70s-style, mind-numbing riffs, the punk-informed sludge might have made you sell your soul to rock 'n' roll.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the '60s and '70s, the outline for a career in heavy rock was quite simple and universally endorsed by those pursuing it: Pump up the sound, project ego, reap big rewards and plunge right in for a life of rampant hedonism. Now it's the '90s, and in Fu Manchu's heavy-rock equation only the first step applies.
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