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May 7, 2004
Renamed: The historic Hollywood building that was most recently known as the James A. Doolittle Theatre and, before that, as the Huntington Hartford, will be rechristened Saturday as the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Renewed: Showtime has renewed its drama series "Queer as Folk" for a fifth season.
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May 7, 2004
Renamed: The historic Hollywood building that was most recently known as the James A. Doolittle Theatre and, before that, as the Huntington Hartford, will be rechristened Saturday as the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Renewed: Showtime has renewed its drama series "Queer as Folk" for a fifth season.
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BOOKS
January 13, 1991 | Karen Stabiner
SQUANDERED FORTUNE: The Life and Times of Huntington Hartford by Lisa Rebecca Gubernick (G. P. Putnam's Sons: $24.95; 272 pp.).
BUSINESS
March 25, 1992 | From Reuters
Huntington Hartford, the eccentric A&P supermarket heir and arts patron who squandered a fortune, has filed for bankruptcy protection saying he needs "a breather" to deal with his debts. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was filed in federal court late Monday to stop Tuesday's scheduled auction of Hartford's four-story townhouse in Manhattan. Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co., which said it is owed $595,341 in late mortgage payments, foreclosed on the property in January.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1992 | From Reuters
Huntington Hartford, the eccentric A&P supermarket heir and arts patron who squandered a fortune, has filed for bankruptcy protection saying he needs "a breather" to deal with his debts. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was filed in federal court late Monday to stop Tuesday's scheduled auction of Hartford's four-story townhouse in Manhattan. Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co., which said it is owed $595,341 in late mortgage payments, foreclosed on the property in January.
NEWS
November 15, 1990 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tucked away up Rustic Canyon is a sordid bit of local history. Surrounded by the rugged mountainsides and overgrown by brush, the burned-out and crumbling buildings are what remains of the Murphy Ranch, where during the late 1930s a small group hoping to establish a Nazi utopia built an elaborate infrastructure that included a 395,000-gallon concrete water tank, a 20,000-gallon diesel fuel tank, and their own power station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
2000 Fuller Ave., Hollywood Hills This rustic city park above Hollywood Boulevard was once the sprawling estate of supermarket magnate and financier G. Huntington Hartford and the former retreat of swashbuckling 1940s film star Errol Flynn. The gated park--an animal habitat--attracts joggers, dog-walkers and ambitious hikers who tackle a dirt road that goes all the way to Mulholland Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Southern California has been the cradle to many odd cults, credos, utopias and dystopias. Among the most mysterious are the ruins of a Rustic Canyon enclave once known as Murphy Ranch. The mansions of Hollywood elite -- Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Cosby, Steven Spielberg -- sit in splendor atop the ridges of the canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2003
I was glad to find in Calendar an excellent, extended profile by Johanna Keller of one of our leading American composers, Ned Rorem ("A Prolific Paradox," March 2). One small suggestion might be offered to amend her statement that Rorem "resisted the temptation to write serial music." Not so. In his first full-length opera, "The Anniversary," written in 1962 in Los Angeles at the Huntington Hartford Foundation, he set a tone row on the title page. The opera in two acts contains tone row architecture of the Rorem kind.
NEWS
January 26, 1985
Thomas S. Clarke, a choral baritone who for years served as a liaison for local artists and theater managers, died Sunday in a Burbank hospital of heart failure. He was 78. An original member of the Roger Wagner Chorale who performed on radio and toured with the Guardsmen Quartet, Clarke most recently had been chairman of the Southern California executive committee of the American Guild of Musical Artists.
BOOKS
January 13, 1991 | Karen Stabiner
SQUANDERED FORTUNE: The Life and Times of Huntington Hartford by Lisa Rebecca Gubernick (G. P. Putnam's Sons: $24.95; 272 pp.).
NEWS
August 7, 1990
Marrian Walters, 67, an 11-year veteran of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater who brought her talents for portraying headstrong but sympathetic women to Los Angeles stages on several occasions. Miss Walters, who appeared in about 600 productions in a career that ranged from Broadway to Chicago to the West Coast, was a representative repertory actress who often appeared in a different play each week.
NEWS
January 17, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ellis Rabb, the eclectic, multitalented stage actor and director who founded the influential Assn. of Producing Artists repertory company as a pioneering national theater in the 1960s, has died. He was 67. Rabb, whose company summered at Los Angeles' Huntington Hartford (now Doolittle) Theatre, died Sunday of heart failure in a hospital in his native Memphis, Tenn. Well established in New York, Rabb took his troupe coast to coast and was a fixture in California theater as well.
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