February 18, 2004 |
The familiar names roll off his tongue. But Jack Taylor is not speaking in the ordinary manner of the name dropper. Rather, these names serve as signposts guiding his thoughts back to a different era, a more dignified age, a time when being a "gentleman" meant something. "Cary Grant. One of the best-dressed men ever. He was easy. I knew what he wanted and nobody wore clothes as well as he did." "Harry Truman. I made him a couple of suits when he was president. The nicest man in the world."
February 24, 1992 |
A reporter's $30 million lawsuit over a book by former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is scheduled to go to trial today. Jack Taylor Jr., former reporter for the former Dallas Times Herald, has accused Switzer of libel, slander and invasion of privacy in the ex-coach's autobiography "Bootlegger's Boy."
February 27, 1992 |
Jury selection began in Austin, Tex., in the $30-million lawsuit by a newspaper reporter who accuses former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer of libel, slander and invasion of privacy over allegations made in Switzer's autobiography "Bootlegger's Boy." Jack Taylor Jr., a reporter with the Los Angeles Daily News, and his wife Myrna Lee are seeking $5 million in damages and a $25-million punitive award.
April 3, 2005 |
Men are showing signs of renewed interest in "dressing" these days, and old-school tailors are breathing a collective sigh of relief. For this elite group, fewer torn jeans, baggy fits and Hawaiian shirts in the landscape means a better world. "There was a time I really thought about retiring and giving it all up because the old guys were disappearing," says Jack Taylor, the legendary Beverly Hills tailor who suited up the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Danny Thomas.
December 1, 1996 |
Yabba-dabba-doo! Fred and Barney pitch in to help greet the children of the world in A Flintstone Christmas (TNT, Sunday at 11 a.m.) after Santa sprains his ankle. For ages 5 to 10. * The voices of Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry are featured on The Story of Santa Claus (CBS, Wednesday at 8 p.m.). In this new animated special, Asner brings to life the gentle toymaker, Nicholas (Santa) Claus, whose wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas.
October 16, 1991 |
A former University of Oklahoma football player has disclosed in sworn testimony that he used and sold cocaine while playing for the Sooners under former coach Barry Switzer. In a deposition, taken as part of a reporter's libel suit over Switzer's best-selling autobiography, "Bootlegger's Boy," former Oklahoma linebacker Brad McBride said he had used cocaine and had sold the drug while playing for the Sooners between 1984 and 1987.