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June 26, 1988
Congratulations to the County Museum trustees and the "Los Angeles establishment" on their stand as recounted in "Battle for the Masterpieces." An admittedly improved, but nonetheless merely respectable, collection should not compromise the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. RICHARDM. LEROY Los Angeles
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July 9, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MCA/Universal Home Video is serving up laughs and screams with the release Tuesday of three new titles in its popular The Bob Hope Collection and four more chilling flicks in The Hammer Horror Collection. The three Bob Hope comedies ($15 each) feature two of the beloved comic's earliest films as well as one of his funniest. Hope, who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday, was a star of vaudeville and Broadway when he made his film debut in the musical comedy The Big Broadcast of 1938.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1990
I just finished reading Christopher Knight's Nov. 25 commentary, "Hammer's Exercise in Superfluousness." His attitude toward Armand Hammer and the new Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center can be described in one word: venomous! Two pages of insults, some overt and others camouflaged, are beneath any journalist. Whether or not Mr. Knight finds the museum inadequate in its scope, it certainly does not warrant his use of the word pathetic (twice). As far as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art goes, I'm afraid that its leaders' attitudes and behavior have caused it to suffer losses far beyond the loss of the Hammer collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1990
I just finished reading Christopher Knight's Nov. 25 commentary, "Hammer's Exercise in Superfluousness." His attitude toward Armand Hammer and the new Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center can be described in one word: venomous! Two pages of insults, some overt and others camouflaged, are beneath any journalist. Whether or not Mr. Knight finds the museum inadequate in its scope, it certainly does not warrant his use of the word pathetic (twice). As far as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art goes, I'm afraid that its leaders' attitudes and behavior have caused it to suffer losses far beyond the loss of the Hammer collection.
NEWS
September 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Armand Hammer, an industrialist whose ties to the Soviet Union date back more than 60 years to the days of Vladimir I. Lenin, plans to donate his personal papers to the Library of Congress, the head of the library announced Friday. The collection will include the correspondence and personal papers of the 89-year-old chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp., as well as films and recordings documenting Hammer's contacts with world leaders, Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal museum experts say is unprecedented even among the sometimes tortuous relationships between art museums and wealthy patrons, controversial industrialist-art collector Armand Hammer is trying to buy back a collection of paintings he donated to USC 25 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is a Times staff writer.
Typically, the opening of a new museum is cause for enthusiastic celebration. Especially among those for whom art is both a passion and a profession--artists, art historians, curators, dealers, collectors, critics and the rest--but certainly for avid members of the general public, too, the arrival of a repository for substantive works of art most often signals additional depth and breadth in a city's cultural life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is a Times staff writer.
Typically, the opening of a new museum is cause for enthusiastic celebration. Especially among those for whom art is both a passion and a profession--artists, art historians, curators, dealers, collectors, critics and the rest--but certainly for avid members of the general public, too, the arrival of a repository for substantive works of art most often signals additional depth and breadth in a city's cultural life.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers siding with Occidental Petroleum Corp. and shareholders opposed to a museum for the art collection of company chairman Armand Hammer squared off Wednesday with Occidental arguing the $400 million collection might go to Japanese investors if the project is halted.
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March 12, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A respected Washington consulting firm has urged 200 of the nation's largest institutional stockholders to oppose a settlement in a pending lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum Corp. over financing of a museum to house the art collection of Occidental chairman Armand Hammer. In letters mailed Friday to pension plans, mutual funds and other organizations that maintain large portfolios, Institutional Shareholders Services Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal museum experts say is unprecedented even among the sometimes tortuous relationships between art museums and wealthy patrons, controversial industrialist-art collector Armand Hammer is trying to buy back a collection of paintings he donated to USC 25 years ago.
MAGAZINE
June 26, 1988
Armand Hammer has been generous as a benefactor, but what will he be remembered for? Many more people use the beaches than go to museums. Why doesn't he give that piece of land to the city as a permanent memorial to himself for preserving the beauty of our coastline forever? He could save our natural wonders and not set up oil rigs. He could educate America's youth to appreciate our parks and unique wilderness areas, which are now polluted and vandalized. L. FISHER Los Angeles
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