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September 4, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harriet McElroy Luckman, the widow of architect Charles Luckman and a volunteer in a wide variety of Los Angeles organizations, died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95. Luckman was founder and president of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry.
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September 4, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harriet McElroy Luckman, the widow of architect Charles Luckman and a volunteer in a wide variety of Los Angeles organizations, died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95. Luckman was founder and president of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
A proposal to build a new arts complex on the Cal State Los Angeles campus has received a boost with a $2.1-million gift from Harriet and Charles Luckman. It is the largest private donation ever made to any of the 19 California State University schools. The arts complex, which will be named after the Luckmans, will include an art gallery, two theaters and an outdoor exhibition area.
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August 7, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
In hues of purple and red, the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles is being readied for the opening of the new school year, when it will be the site of the faculty's first meeting. The complex, which houses a 1,200-seat theater, an art gallery, a small amphitheater and another, smaller theater, has been in the planning and building stages for about eight years. Mostly private funds have gone into the $23-million complex, with the Luckmans donating $2.1 million.
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March 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
The unveiling of plans for a new fine arts complex at Cal State Los Angeles was celebrated Tuesday with jazz dancing, a musical fanfare and the presentation of a $500,000 check--the first installment on what officials said will be the largest private cash donation to any Cal State campus. The check came from Los Angeles architect and Cal State trustee emeritus Charles Luckman and his wife, Harriet. They have pledged to give $2.
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August 7, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
In hues of purple and red, the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles is being readied for the opening of the new school year, when it will be the site of the faculty's first meeting. The complex, which houses a 1,200-seat theater, an art gallery, a small amphitheater and another, smaller theater, has been in the planning and building stages for about eight years. Mostly private funds have gone into the $23-million complex, with the Luckmans donating $2.1 million.
NEWS
January 20, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
She's easily the most understated and dedicated and certainly the quietest of volunteers. If there were a way to add up the time and talent that Harriet Luckman has contributed to good causes, the total would be staggering. She also manages to run various Luckman homes with skill and grace. And in between she turns out some of the most beautiful needlepoint we've ever seen.
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June 19, 1994 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giving wealth away is a thrill, and Charles and Harriet Luckman have been reveling this month. This week, the opening of the Charles and Harriet Luckman Building was celebrated by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. The clinic has bestowed 70 years of continuous service. The Luckmans donated $1.7 million to the new $9.6-million building at 3787 S. Vermont. It's the clinic's largest single investment in the Central/South-Central Los Angeles district in recent years.
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July 17, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The extraordinary Bel-Air Kirkeby Mansion, the beloved home of the late Carlotta and Arnold Kirkeby, is getting every bit of the attention it deserves. Next Thursday the CHIPS (Colleague Helpers in Philanthropic Service) lead off with a major fund-raiser "Inside the Gates," giving benefactors a chance to thrill at the vistas and the mansion, restored to all its grandeur by Los Angeles' top designers. Offspring Carla Kirkeby and her brother Arnold C. Kirkeby are the generous instigators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Luckman, entrepreneur, architect and civic and international leader who sold soap, designed skyscrapers, shuttled supplies to a hungry postwar Europe and funded campus programs, has died. He was 89. Luckman died in his sleep early Tuesday at his Los Angeles home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
The unveiling of plans for a new fine arts complex at Cal State Los Angeles was celebrated Tuesday with jazz dancing, a musical fanfare and the presentation of a $500,000 check--the first installment on what officials said will be the largest private cash donation to any Cal State campus. The check came from Los Angeles architect and Cal State trustee emeritus Charles Luckman and his wife, Harriet. They have pledged to give $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
A proposal to build a new arts complex on the Cal State Los Angeles campus has received a boost with a $2.1-million gift from Harriet and Charles Luckman. It is the largest private donation ever made to any of the 19 California State University schools. The arts complex, which will be named after the Luckmans, will include an art gallery, two theaters and an outdoor exhibition area.
NEWS
January 20, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
She's easily the most understated and dedicated and certainly the quietest of volunteers. If there were a way to add up the time and talent that Harriet Luckman has contributed to good causes, the total would be staggering. She also manages to run various Luckman homes with skill and grace. And in between she turns out some of the most beautiful needlepoint we've ever seen.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
Stars were on the ceilings. Gold stars were on the napkin rings. The rose topiary centerpieces were statuesque. Some ladies who had worn short dresses wished they had worn long. The party, bringing together descendants of two families prominent in the world of oil--the Kecks and Dohenys--may have been the most sparkling of the holiday season.
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July 11, 1991 | BEA MAXWELL
Variety Children's Charities raised more than $750,000 at its June 27 black-tie gala at the Century Plaza. The event was attended by 1,100 entertainment industry guests. Joe Roth, chairman of 20th Century Fox, was honored with the Big Heart Award. Variety Clubs International is a worldwide network dedicated to providing assistance to underprivileged, disabled and abused children. Dinner chairmen were Howard M. Bernstein and Michael Gross.
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