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November 5, 1989 | DONNA ROSENTHAL
A fake sawmill is perched in the middle of a cow pasture in the middle of Texas in the middle of the night. Lights bounce off the foggy blackness, the eerie glow attracting a few curious locals who wonder if it's a football game or a UFO landing. Bright camera lights and a machine-made fog envelop Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen embracing on a mountain of cedar chips.
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November 5, 1989 | DONNA ROSENTHAL
A fake sawmill is perched in the middle of a cow pasture in the middle of Texas in the middle of the night. Lights bounce off the foggy blackness, the eerie glow attracting a few curious locals who wonder if it's a football game or a UFO landing. Bright camera lights and a machine-made fog envelop Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen embracing on a mountain of cedar chips.
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NEWS
November 17, 1989 | Compiled by the Fashion staff
"I was asked, 'Are you sitting down?' " designer Joseph Abboud recalls. Then came word that he had won this year's award for menswear from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Other winners, presumably also contacted on Monday and asked if they were sitting down, include Isaac Mizrahi for his women's wear, Paloma Picasso for her accessories, and "young designer" Gordon Henderson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1996 | MATEA GOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A fight is brewing in Westwood Village over a proposed $100 million, 16-screen movie and retail complex, lauded by local businesses as the centerpiece for Westwood's revival, but decried by influential homeowner groups as a mammoth mall that would overshadow the rest of the village. Supporters say the Village Center Westwood would jump-start the village's economy and lure movie patrons and shoppers away from nearby Century City and Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2002 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans for a $100-million apartment and retail complex in Westwood are drawing fire as--once again--a savvy developer tries to push limits on new construction while equally sophisticated neighborhood activists battle to scale down his project. For decades, Westwood was a busy retail area and a hot spot for movie premieres. But in the late 1980s, a spate of violence scared off moviegoers and the recession reined in development.
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