August 6, 1986 |
The Los Angeles Public Library has agreed to house a valuable motion-picture research collection for at least five years in exchange for free access to its resources. The library board of commissioners has approved a proposal permitting movie research librarian Lillian Michelson to store her 4,500 books and 6,000 magazines in a Los Angeles warehouse rented by the library.
January 29, 1989 |
IT IS MID-MORNING on a tape day, and the atmosphere in the "Jeopardy!" contestant room at Hollywood Center Studios is dawn-before-battle tense. Susanne Thurber, the show's contestant coordinator, skillfully begins talking her 14 charges off the ledge. In soothing, maternal tones, she invites the prospective players, most of them middle-aged men in business suits, to have a muffin or a bagel. The would-be players make nervous jokes.
October 29, 2009 |
The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it would build a 56-acre production facility in northern Los Angeles County, casting a ray of light on an otherwise gloomy film economy that has hemorrhaged thousands of jobs in the last decade. The Burbank company said the proposed Disney/ABC Studios at the Ranch would occupy a corner of the Golden Oak Ranch, a sprawling 890-acre parcel off California 14 that has been the setting of such classic films as "Old Yeller." Plans call for 12 soundstages, production offices, a commissary and other facilities that could be used for film, television, commercial and new media projects.
July 28, 1998 |
A Santa Monica shopping center developer is quietly pursuing plans to build a 43-acre studio complex in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood that would rival in size L.A.'s largest studios. The proposal drafted by J. Allen Radford of JARCO/SLG&G would turn a crushing demand for studio space in Los Angeles into a force for transforming the industrial area surrounding the yet-unfinished North Hollywood subway station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986 |
Eleven California television stations were ordered by a Sacramento judge late Friday to carry the California Lottery's "Big Spin" program tonight, after the lottery agency agreed to cover the $65,000 production cost. Operators of the stations had said they were uncertain whether they could continue to air the low-rated show. Despite earlier pledges that the program would not be subsidized by lottery funds, the state agency agreed to cover the cost for tonight's program, scheduled to air at 7 p.
May 26, 1994 |
Those with connections, declares Dorothy Thompson, get the jobs. Organizations with connections get grants. And while she has become a connection for the trainees who have gone on to establish careers as production assistants, she worries that she can't get the funding needed for the survival of Streetlights, the program she started two years ago that trains troubled young people for entry-level jobs in the entertainment industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986 |
The fate of the California State Lottery's "Big Spin" television program appeared in limbo Friday as stations around the state said they were uncertain whether they would continue to carry the low-rated show. Despite earlier pledges that the program would not be subsidized by lottery funds, the state agency late Friday agreed to cover the $65,000 in costs for tonight's program, scheduled to air at 7 p.m.
April 9, 1993 |
Singer-actor Rick Nelson must have had a special appreciation for his fans in Great Britain because "Ozzie and Harriet," the hit television sitcom of the 1950s and '60s about his family, never really caught on there. To the British, Nelson was always a rock 'n' roll singer. He remained an actor in occasional television and film roles over the years, but music was his central focus up until the time of his death in a plane crash, en route to a New Year's Eve performance in 1986.
February 19, 2014 |
One of Los Angeles' longtime developers is betting big on the revival of Hollywood as he launches work on a $138-million speculative office development near Santa Monica Boulevard. After dusting off plans for an office complex first conceived before the 2008 recession brought development to a halt, Jerry Snyder has begun construction of his 959 Seward project, even though he has no tenants lined up. Snyder, who has been in the real estate business since 1949, thinks demand is strong enough among businesses in creative fields such as entertainment to justify the risk of building a campus-style complex catering primarily to them in a part of Hollywood known as the Media District.