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February 17, 1991
Regarding "How ABC Changed Hollywood's Mind About TV," the Feb. 3 excerpt from Leonard Goldenson's book: Goldenson's contributions to television should not be underestimated, and what he did for Warner Bros. Pictures was of tremendous value to the company. His crediting himself, though, with being the first to persuade Warner Bros. to enter television is not in accordance with the facts. Many months prior to the meeting (described in the excerpt) between Goldenson and my father and after a long and frustrating campaign, I convinced Jack L. Warner that the company should be actively involved in production of films, series and commercials for television.
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November 18, 2009 | Susan King
Bette Davis and Oscar were the best of friends. But they sure got off to a rocky start. The actress had made more than 20 films -- without an Oscar nomination -- by the time she played Mildred Rogers in the 1934 adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel "Of Human Bondage." Under contract to Warner Bros. at the time, Davis fought hard to be loaned out to RKO to play the role. Warners' studio head Jack L. Warner was reluctant, thinking that such an unglamorous part could ruin her career.
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October 4, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Record producer David Geffen made the news earlier this year when he sold his record company to MCA Inc. in a deal then worth more than $500 million. Geffen then turned around and reportedly paid a whopping $47 million for a 10-acre Beverly Hills estate that belonged to the late film producer Jack L. Warner and his wife, Ann Page Alvarado Warner.
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September 7, 2001 | FERDINAND LEWIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the musical "1776," the song "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" depicts Revolutionary War era conservatives as power-hungry wheedlers focused on maintaining wealth. So it's not surprising that then-President Richard Nixon, who saw the show at a special White House performance in 1970, wasn't a big fan of the number. What is surprising is that according to Jack L.
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November 18, 2009 | Susan King
Bette Davis and Oscar were the best of friends. But they sure got off to a rocky start. The actress had made more than 20 films -- without an Oscar nomination -- by the time she played Mildred Rogers in the 1934 adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel "Of Human Bondage." Under contract to Warner Bros. at the time, Davis fought hard to be loaned out to RKO to play the role. Warners' studio head Jack L. Warner was reluctant, thinking that such an unglamorous part could ruin her career.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1990
David Haldane's article of June 7, 1990 entitled "Legal Remedies" is, at best, only half a story. The three "lawyers" Mr. Haldane chose to focus on, after having interviewed several, are all active participants in The Other Bar, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and other 12 step programs. They have, individually, between 2 1/2 and 8 1/2 years of "sobriety."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991
William L. Schaefer, who served as movie mogul Jack L. Warner's executive assistant for 45 years, has died in a Woodland Hills hospital. He was 81. A resident of Sherman Oaks, Schaefer died Friday of cancer, said his wife, Margaret Schaefer. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Schaefer came to California in 1929. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA, but, unable to find a job because of the Depression, he enrolled in a secretarial school and received a degree in business arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2001 | FERDINAND LEWIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the musical "1776," the song "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" depicts Revolutionary War era conservatives as power-hungry wheedlers focused on maintaining wealth. So it's not surprising that then-President Richard Nixon, who saw the show at a special White House performance in 1970, wasn't a big fan of the number. What is surprising is that according to Jack L.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1986
Michael R. Forman, chairman and president of Pacific Theatres Corp., has been selected as Pioneer of the Year for 1986 by the Motion Picture Pioneers. He joins such past honorees as Adolph Zukor, Jack L. Warner, Darryl F. Zanuck and Cecil B. DeMille.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991
William L. Schaefer, who served as movie mogul Jack L. Warner's executive assistant for 45 years, has died in a Woodland Hills hospital. He was 81. A resident of Sherman Oaks, Schaefer died Friday of cancer, said his wife, Margaret Schaefer. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Schaefer came to California in 1929. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA, but, unable to find a job because of the Depression, he enrolled in a secretarial school and received a degree in business arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1991
Regarding "How ABC Changed Hollywood's Mind About TV," the Feb. 3 excerpt from Leonard Goldenson's book: Goldenson's contributions to television should not be underestimated, and what he did for Warner Bros. Pictures was of tremendous value to the company. His crediting himself, though, with being the first to persuade Warner Bros. to enter television is not in accordance with the facts. Many months prior to the meeting (described in the excerpt) between Goldenson and my father and after a long and frustrating campaign, I convinced Jack L. Warner that the company should be actively involved in production of films, series and commercials for television.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Record producer David Geffen made the news earlier this year when he sold his record company to MCA Inc. in a deal then worth more than $500 million. Geffen then turned around and reportedly paid a whopping $47 million for a 10-acre Beverly Hills estate that belonged to the late film producer Jack L. Warner and his wife, Ann Page Alvarado Warner.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1990
David Haldane's article of June 7, 1990 entitled "Legal Remedies" is, at best, only half a story. The three "lawyers" Mr. Haldane chose to focus on, after having interviewed several, are all active participants in The Other Bar, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and other 12 step programs. They have, individually, between 2 1/2 and 8 1/2 years of "sobriety."
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September 16, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
War Stories: The surviving members of the First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Air Force, a group of actors and directors who made inspirational films for the United States during World War II, had a reunion Tuesday at Warner Bros. Studios to celebrate the unit's 50th anniversary. Jack L. Warner was commanding officer of the Motion Picture Unit, which was stationed at Warner Bros. for a time during the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2006
June 10, 1938: A crowd of 40,000 turned out for opening day at the Hollywood Turf Club, now known as Hollywood Park. Barbara Stanwyck crowned W.E. Boeing's horse Air Chute after it won the first race. The audience included a galaxy of Hollywood stars, many of them shareholders of the club, whose first chairman was Jack L. Warner. "The Bob Hopes, Milton Berle, the Ernst Lubitsches," Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler were there, The Times reported.
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