January 17, 1992 |
Merle Norman Cosmetics might be guilty of the greatest cover-up since the invention of makeup. How else does one explain situating the company's Beauty Collection in Sylmar ? The building itself, a brown and mustard edifice, resembles a furniture warehouse or data processing center. Stranger still, the site is called San Sylmar, a takeoff on the Hearst Castle of San Simeon.
May 9, 2001
J.B. Nethercutt, chairman of Merle Norman Cosmetics, has been chosen to receive the 2001 Meguiar's Award, a top honor among car collectors. Jurors said Nethercutt, whose Sylmar-based collection of custom-bodied classic cars is considered one of the most significant in the world, was selected for his almost 50 years of dedication to the restoration of historic automobiles. Nethercutt and his automobile collection were profiled recently in Highway 1.
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December 10, 2004 |
J.B. Nethercutt, who made a fortune in women's beauty products as the co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics and used much of that wealth to assemble one of the world's finest automobile collections, has died. He was 91. Nethercutt died Monday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, said his son, Jack Nethercutt. The elder Nethercutt had been in failing health for some time.
September 14, 1986
Merle Norman won't just be the name on cosmetics after today. The $36-million, six-story Merle Norman Pavilion will be dedicated this evening at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center, which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary. To mark the occasions, the 60-person Los Angeles Doctor's Symphony will perform, and such prominent Westside restaurants as Scratch, Camelions, Gilliland's and Gladstone's will cater a party honoring J. B. Nethercutt, chief executive officer of Merle Norman Cosmetics.
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January 10, 2002 |
Even when shopping for a new car, most people dump the advertising brochure as soon as the salesman turns his back. But the late David R. Holls, a well-known car designer, was an avid collector of car-related materials. Ten thousand of Holls' catalogs, owner's manuals, pamphlets, brochures, clippings and other items have been acquired by the Nethercutt Collection and Museum, along with more than 9,000 of his car-related photos.
May 12, 2009 |
Named by Italian immigrants for its once abundant olive groves, Sylmar means sea (mar) of trees (silva). Now, L.A.'s northernmost neighborhood is more synonymous with fires and earthquakes, but its ties to the Mediterranean fruit live on in the names of local institutions such as Olive View Medical Center and Olive Vista Junior High School. Riding and gliding Stetson Ranch Park, one of L.A.'s two equestrian parks, shows off Sylmar's rustic roots (13877 Glenoaks Blvd.,  989-8891).