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September 20, 1997
Am I alone in seeing the irony in the Kennedy Honors being bestowed upon Charlton Heston (Morning Report, Sept. 12), our leading advocate of a gun in every American home? Unless I'm mistaken, two Kennedys were killed by guns. JAMES PRIDEAUX Los Angeles
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August 11, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
I don't usually click on these sorts of things, but when I got a press release for “Historic Heston,” a new book from the Fat Duck 's self-taught three-star Michelin chef Heston Blumenthal, I paid attention.  An animated book trailer? I've got to peek. It's very well done, by London-based motion graphics studio Pete&Tom. And it turns out, just as I'd hoped, the cookbook collects recipes from his enchanting London restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal . They're all based on historic recipes, but reinterpreted by a technical genius with a touch of poetry.  The video riffles through the pages of the book, stopping occasionally at a recipe for tart of strawberries (c. 1591)
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August 20, 1995
Thank you for last Sunday's correction of the plot of "Alaska," Charlton Heston's new film, though I must admit that I still don't get it. I have read it six times, and I still can't understand how the polar bear got on the airplane. JENNIE DOUGLAS Long Beach OK, let's take it from the top. Heston plays an evil poacher. He's pursuing a polar bear cub. The bear is befriended by two siblings whose father is involved in a plane crash. The bear goes off with them to rescue Dad. Got it?
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August 1, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Back in the Jurassic Age before Twitter, celebrities used to settle scores in public by writing letters to newspapers. One of the liveliest dust-ups in memory took place in the pages of the L.A. Times between actor Charlton Heston and Gore Vidal, the consummate American man of letters who died Tuesday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 86. As a screenwriter and actor, Vidal had a hand in a number of movies, including "Suddenly Last Summer" and...
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August 20, 1990
According to the World Book Encyclopedia, empires flourished in Ghana, Mali and Songhai during the Middle Ages, and civilizations had developed on the African continent as early as 5,000 years ago. African Americans are weary of the "jungle bunny" stereotype perpetuated by statements such as Heston's. As a musician, I empathize with his frustration with "union politics"; but as an African American, I take offense at the carelessness of his remarks. ELIZABETH TATUM Pasadena
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February 1, 2009 | Reed Johnson
When Charlton Heston starred in this sadly underappreciated 1969 flick, America was enduring a painful reassessment of its good-guy image. In previous years we'd witnessed street rioting from Newark to Watts and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy and public opinion had turned against America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The National Football League also was searching its soul, after the rival American Football League's New York Jets shocked the NFL champion Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Jets star quarterback Joe Namath, a hirsute, playboy bachelor, was the anti-establishment antithesis of the clean-cut Bart Starr-type signal callers of yore.
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December 2, 1999
Charlton Heston certainly has a right to speak at the Skirball Center (Nov. 30), and I have a right not to listen. DAVID SAXON Sherman Oaks
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May 7, 1997
Now that Charlton Heston is on the NRA's board of directors, it may be more difficult for gun control advocates to sell their message. After all, how do you successfully demonize Moses? BRUCE ROLAND Ojai
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August 24, 1996
Once again, The Times has taken it upon itself to publish the rambling tirade of a bitter old man. Charlton Heston's point regarding Ice-T (Calendar Letters, Aug. 17) is somewhat stilted and convoluted. Does he wish to trumpet the work of Dick Wolf or excoriate Ice-T? Doubtful. Instead Heston seems intent on praising his own doings. "Aren't I great? I got Ice-T fired! I did civil rights work with Martin Luther King!" Heston's revisionist intent is obvious to all, except, perhaps, the editors of this paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999
"Reading by Heston Opposed," Nov. 30: Charlton Heston's performance at the Skirball Cultural Center tonight marks a night of memory and long-standing friendships. I am speaking of his friendship of 50-plus years with the late Dr. Jolly West, founder and chairman for a quarter-century of UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute. Shortly before West's death a year ago, a huppah, a bridal canopy tradition at Jewish weddings, was set up in Jolly's hospital room for the wedding of his daughter.
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May 12, 2011 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Every time I'm in London, I somehow manage to find an excuse to eat at St. John Bar & Restaurant. That's a wonderful rustic restaurant for die-hard carnivores in northwest London from Fergus Henderson, author of the quirky but important cookbook "Nose to Tail Eating. " I didn't go there this time, but that was only because Henderson and business partner Trevor Gulliver had just opened St. John Hotel on Leicester Square in the West End and I wanted to eat there. It turns out I wasn't the only one. This and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal are two of the most sought-after reservations in one of the world's best eating cities.
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February 20, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died Friday of an age-related illness at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the fund. His successful ad campaign for MGM's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935)
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February 21, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Frank C. Ashby Jr., who cultivated a niche as a real estate appraiser to the stars, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at a Las Vegas nursing home, said his daughter, Pamela Romano. He was 76. Soon after Ashby established his Los Angeles appraisal company in 1965, Charlton Heston reportedly became his first celebrity client.
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February 1, 2009 | Reed Johnson
When Charlton Heston starred in this sadly underappreciated 1969 flick, America was enduring a painful reassessment of its good-guy image. In previous years we'd witnessed street rioting from Newark to Watts and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy and public opinion had turned against America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The National Football League also was searching its soul, after the rival American Football League's New York Jets shocked the NFL champion Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Jets star quarterback Joe Namath, a hirsute, playboy bachelor, was the anti-establishment antithesis of the clean-cut Bart Starr-type signal callers of yore.
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December 26, 2008 | Nicholas A. Salerno
The obituaries written after the death of Charlton Heston in April suggested a man whose public and private images were virtually indistinguishable. Discussing his acting, almost all the press played the same note. USA Today's Mike Clark said Heston was best suited to "holding stone tablets or looking at home in a loincloth." Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote that he was "always solid, if sometimes bordering on stolid."
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April 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Los Angeles police have arrested an account manager on charges of embezzling more than $725,000 from the accounts of Charlton Heston and producer Stephen J. Cannell. Sharon M. Walker, 56, is charged with grand theft, forgery and filing false tax returns, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Marisa Zarate. Zarate said Walker was accused of stealing more than $157,000 from Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who died April 5, and more than $567,000 from Cannell, an Emmy-winning writer and producer.
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April 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Charlton Heston, one of the last lions of Old Hollywood, was remembered at a funeral service Saturday as devoutly religious and patriotic, and a man who was an imposing figure both in his politics and on the big screen. Heston died April 5 at age 84 in his Beverly Hills home with his wife, Lydia, at his side after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. The service was held at the Episcopal Parish of St. Matthews, a church in a wooded canyon above Pacific Palisades.
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April 12, 2008 | Steve Padilla, Times Staff Writer
So what did the man who played Moses have to say about the biblical Moses? The answer came this week in The Daily Mirror, The Times' blog about the paper's coverage of the past. After Charlton Heston died April 5 at the age of 84, blogger Larry Harnisch unearthed an article from Oct. 28, 1956, headlined "Moses Film Role Awes Performer." The occasion was the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments," in which Heston portrayed the prophet. The paper's religion editor, Dan L.
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