May 31, 1991 |
In a move to expand its Columbia Pictures Entertainment complex, Sony Corp. has quietly signed an agreement to purchase the historic Culver Studios for $70 million to $75 million. The 17-acre Culver City lot, which contains 14 state-of-the-art sound stages, is expected to serve eventually as headquarters for Columbia's television operations. Culver Studios is the site where much of "Gone With the Wind," including the burning of Atlanta, was shot.
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October 17, 1990 |
The former sidekick to popular morning radio personality Rick Dees filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that she was fired because the station perceived her as too family oriented and not young or sexy enough to suit Dees. Liz Fulton, who was let go from her job at KIIS-FM about six months ago, also contends in the suit that she was often the object of Dees' on-air sexual jokes while employed at the station. Dees frequently referred to her on the air as Liz (Rugburn) Fulton, she said.
October 2, 1990 |
The Gannett Foundation said Monday that it had rejected a bid from Gannett Co. to buy its 10% share in the company for $540 million and that it was formally authorizing its investment bankers to explore other offers. The rejection is the latest turn in the strange feud between querulous former Gannett Chairman Allen H. Neuharth, who controls the foundation, and his old company.
August 31, 1990 |
Gannett Co. will consolidate its two newspaper divisions, with Gary Watson as president of the new group, effective Oct. 1. Watson, 45, a 21-year veteran at Gannett, will oversee all of Gannett's daily papers, except USA Today. Gannett is the nation's largest newspaper chain, with 137 daily and non-daily papers. Watson has been president of Gannett's 60-member community newspaper division since December, 1985.
May 7, 1990 |
There is an unhappy silence these days at the Culver Studios, where Grant Tinker still occupies a corner office on the second floor. The leafy 17-acre lot is as motionless as a college campus on summer break. High above, on one of the hangar-size studio buildings, is emblazoned in 10-foot letters "GTG Entertainment," which stands for Grant Tinker Gannett, the partners in Tinker's now defunct production company.