June 6, 1990 |
Forgive Gunnar Nelson if his vision of his future sounds like the premise for a family sitcom. After all, he and his twin brother Matthew are the grandsons of family sitcom pioneers Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. "My goal is to have a house with two wings for our two separate families," he said, looking at his identical brother. "Casa de Nelson!"
April 15, 1991 |
"Hello, Pop--looks like the torch is still burning," said Gunnar Nelson between encore numbers at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday by Nelson, the group he and his identical twin brother Matthew front. The comment was part of a touching dedicating of the show to his father, Rick, who died in a 1985 plane crash. Gunnar noted that the Universal was the last place he had seen his father perform.
July 11, 1998 |
When Matthew and Gunnar Nelson became teen-pop sensations in 1990, they were tracing the footsteps of their father, the original rock 'n' roll pop teen idol. But, pointedly, the twins were not taking their cues from Rick Nelson's music. "Nobody does Rick Nelson better than Rick Nelson," Gunnar said in a 1991 interview with The Times. "The man is dead; let him lie. If [people] want heritage, they go out and buy my dad's records."
May 31, 2001
* Season Finale--The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold its season finale June 9 at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. $10-$15. (818) 347-4807. * Woodcarving Show--The fifth annual Smoky Hollow Carvers Show is scheduled June 9-10 at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 New York Ave., Glendale. Free. (818) 951-1825.
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February 19, 2012 |
As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, "The Mummy's Tomb," with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her. She later recalled working through the night on the abduction and graveyard scenes with Chaney, miserable in heavy makeup and wearing a strap around his neck to help support her weight as he carried her. "After it was over, he thanked me for being petite," Knox...
July 24, 1998 |
The days are numbered for one of Laguna Beach's celebrity houses, the former oceanfront home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Come October, if all goes according to plan, the three-bedroom, single-story house perched atop a bluff in the gated neighborhood of Lagunita will be razed. Tony and Jane Ciabattoni, the new owners, will then begin building a two-story, Italian country house reminiscent of those on the southern coast of Italy. Designed by Newport Beach architect Brion S.