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October 26, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry Pollard had worked the same job as a welder for two decades when the shipyard closed down. He was in his late 40s, too young to retire, too old to get hired elsewhere. He started a business selling peanuts to support his family. "Talk about hard times," he says. "But you can't give up." So whenever his son, Mike, was having trouble on the football field, there was a dose of inspiration--not to mention reality--waiting at home. Lord knows, he needed it.
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October 26, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry Pollard had worked the same job as a welder for two decades when the shipyard closed down. He was in his late 40s, too young to retire, too old to get hired elsewhere. He started a business selling peanuts to support his family. "Talk about hard times," he says. "But you can't give up." So whenever his son, Mike, was having trouble on the football field, there was a dose of inspiration--not to mention reality--waiting at home. Lord knows, he needed it.
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December 2, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kino on Video is ringing in the holiday season in complete silence with three restored vintage films from the 1920s. The best of the lot is the delightful 1924 version of James M. Barrie's beloved fantasy "Peter Pan" ($25 for VHS; $30 for DVD). Featuring the original color tinting and a new score by Philip Carli, this lavish Paramount production made a phenomenal $2 million the first weekend of its release 75 years ago.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1987 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co. and New Zealand millionaire Ronald A. Brierley said Monday that they will jointly buy Wrather Corp., which owns the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim and leases the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose tourist attractions in Long Beach. Industrial Equity (Pacific) Ltd. of Hong Kong, controlled by Brierley, is joining Disney as a 50-50 partner in a new company that will pay $21 a share for all of Wrather's 7.3 million publicly traded shares, or an indicated price of $152.3 million.
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October 1, 1987 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
The prospect of Mickey Mouse at the helm of the Queen Mary drew raves from Long Beach officials, largely taken by surprise earlier this week with the announcement of a proposed buyout of Wrather Corp. by the Walt Disney Co. and a New Zealand millionaire. "If they're going to be sold, I would rather it be to Disneyland than to anyone else," said Mayor Ernie Kell. Disney executives and New Zealand millionaire Ronald A. Brierly announced Monday plans to jointly purchase all of Wrather's 7.
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May 1, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
In the acclaimed Starz comedy series "Party Down," now in its second season, Adam Scott plays Henry Pollard, a former actor working as a team leader for an L.A. catering company. Henry had scored one big success as the star of a beer commercial, but then he couldn't get arrested. He's accepted the fact that he already had his chance at the brass ring and dropped it. However, Henry's co-workers are still chasing their pipe dreams, hoping to become the next big actor or screenwriter.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co. and a joint venture partner completed the $152.3-million purchase of Wrather Corp. on Thursday, giving Disney acres of land for a possible expansion of its Magic Kingdom in Anaheim. The acquisition, approved at a special meeting of Wrather shareholders, also puts Disney in charge of the Disneyland Hotel and gives it an interest in the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose attractions in Long Beach. Under the terms of the transaction, Industrial Equity (Pacific) Ltd.
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