CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 |
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.
January 20, 1985 |
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.
July 17, 1986 |
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.
June 19, 1994 |
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.
December 26, 1991 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999 |
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.