June 11, 1994
Edward (Ted) Grenzbach, 69, traditionalist architect who created homes for Hollywood stars. Born in New York City, Grenzbach grew up in 1930s Hollywood, which gave him an appreciation of glamour that was always evident in his work. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he earned his architectural degree at UC Berkeley. Grenzbach was praised for the sense of proportion he brought to the vast homes of the rich and famous.
December 5, 1987
Your story on the death of Babe Herman ignored the fact he played six years with the Hollywood Stars. Babe arrived in 1939, coincidental with the opening of Gilmore Field, and became an immediate favorite of those of us of grammar school age who were just starting to follow the game. He was a genuinely friendly man who always had time for us kids. The team never finished higher than fifth or had a winning record, but each season he batted well over .300 and hit enough home runs to give us plenty of thrills.
HOME & GARDEN
June 7, 2007 |
The late Slim Aarons, whose photographs captured the lives of Hollywood stars at home, is the subject of an exhibition that opens tomorrow and runs through Aug. 15 at Williams-Sonoma Home. More than 100 prints including images from the forthcoming outdoor coffee table book "Poolside With Slim Aarons" will be priced from $2,275 to $5,000. Subjects include Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Mick Jagger and Jacqueline Onassis along with the landscapes of Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean.
November 9, 1986
The Greater Los Angeles Soccer League, founded in 1903 and considered one of the oldest soccer leagues in the nation, opens its 1986-87 season today with a four-game program at Daniels Field in San Pedro. Twelve teams will participate in the semipro division as the GLASL begins its 84th consecutive season. They are the Hollywood Stars, San Pedro Yugoslavs, San Pedro Croat, Inter-America, C.D.
March 24, 2011
Is there any doubt that Elizabeth Taylor defined "celebrity" for the modern age? With her violet eyes, blockbuster jewelry (which she owned, as opposed to today's stars, who borrow or steal it), tempestuous romances and influential charities, she was someone we could never quite stop watching. FOR THE RECORD: Liz: A March 24 editorial on the death of Elizabeth Taylor mentioned her marriage to "then-Sen. John Warner of Virginia. " He was not yet a senator when they married.
September 11, 2012 |
For the young cast of "Perks of Being a Wallflower," fringe benefits were plenty Monday night in Los Angeles, where a red carpet and screening was held at the Cinerama Dome. Nestled in front of the Arclight Hollywood, star Emma Watson stunned with slicked-back hair and a nude Armani gown - a nice nod to her own evolution from 'Harry Potter" darling to grown-up star. A little, shall we say, more liberated in his look: the scene-stealing Ezra Miller rocking wild hair, drawstring pajama pants and an oversized khaki blazer.
February 26, 2005
It's shameless that some actors and actresses who are earning millions of dollars per picture are pushing the envelope even further and asking fashion designers and jewelers to compensate them for wearing their wares ["Red Carpet Revenue," Feb. 22]. It was bad enough that they were once getting all of this for free, but to prostitute themselves to the highest bidder reaches an all-time low. I used to defend the entertainment industry to those who said Hollywood was out of touch with the rest of America, but I've been proven wrong.
April 4, 2009
Re "A New Home for USC Filmmakers," by Yvonne Villarreal, March 30: As someone whose undergraduate and graduate years spanned the last time USC Cinema was building a new facility and leaving some dusty barracks behind, I feel some perspective might be helpful. Financial support for education is vital and commendable, as is upholding certain traditions. But when these start to take the focus away from the primary function of a university, which is to honor and educate its students, then the "lessons of history" George Lucas mentions have not been learned.
May 3, 2008
RE "Hollywood's War Effort," by John Horn, April 30: Hollywood stars such as Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Clark Gable, Sterling Hayden and many others could easily have avoided service or chosen safe duties on bases in the U.S. in WWII but instead chose to serve on the front lines. Hollywood is often criticized for its indulgent lifestyle but many in the community, then and now, choose to be of service to their country and for humanity. Let's give recognition to those who do good as well as those who stain the image of Hollywood.
March 5, 2013 |
Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute honored Sony Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Lynton with its first-ever “Order of the Golden Sphinx” award Monday night at Manhattan's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Lynton was singled out by the philanthropic organization for his work supporting arts education over the course of his career at the Walt Disney Co., Time Warner and Sony. “The award really embodies everything that's really wonderful about being involved in the performing arts -- what it does for the community, what it does for education,” said Andrew Farkas, chairman of Island Capital Group and Grand Sphinx of the Hasty Pudding Institute.