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August 31, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jacob (Jake) Zeitlin, friend and confidant to many of the great American authors of this century, an inveterate bibliophile who made and lost several fortunes in the pursuit of his beloved printed word, and for four decades Los Angeles' most celebrated seller of books, died Sunday night at his home in West Hollywood. He was 84 and had been in deteriorating health since undergoing heart bypass surgery several weeks ago.
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September 6, 1987
A memorial service for Jacob (Jake) Zeitlin, the renowned Los Angeles bookseller and appraiser, will be held Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Bel-Air. Funeral services for Zeitlin, who died Aug. 30 at the age of 84, will be private.
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NEWS
September 6, 1987
A memorial service for Jacob (Jake) Zeitlin, the renowned Los Angeles bookseller and appraiser, will be held Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Bel-Air. Funeral services for Zeitlin, who died Aug. 30 at the age of 84, will be private.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jacob (Jake) Zeitlin, friend and confidant to many of the great American authors of this century, an inveterate bibliophile who made and lost several fortunes in the pursuit of his beloved printed word, and for four decades Los Angeles' most celebrated seller of books, died Sunday night at his home in West Hollywood. He was 84 and had been in deteriorating health since undergoing heart bypass surgery several weeks ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
Jenny Holzer will be the 1991 Zeitlin Lecture speaker at Cal State Long Beach's University Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Holzer, an artist from New York who represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1990, is best known for the messages she flashes on light-emitting diode signs, text-art that adopts the familiar form of commercial messages on T-shirts, billboards and park benches in order to address such issues as sexuality, death and war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1987
When we needed advice on finding a rare book we called Jake Zeitlin. When we wanted a value judgment on printing or binding or typography we asked Zeitlin. When the appetite was nothing larger--or smaller--than wanting to hear the history of books and authors and publishers in Los Angeles, Jake was the man. He knew the world of literature and this city of readers perhaps better than anyone in town.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1988
The Southwest Chamber Music Society will offer five programs at Santa Ana High School during its inaugural season. All will begin at 2 p.m, except for the final program, which will start at 7:30 p.m. Concert previews will be held an hour before each program. Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
Sunday, the Southwest Chamber Music Society gave the world premiere of Anthony Vazzana's "Whispers and Chants," along with a varied program which included the U.S. premiere of a recently published work by Benjamin Britten. A polite crowd of 30 listeners attended the concert at the Santa Ana High School auditorium. Although Vazzana's music is devoutly dedicated to academic formality and rigor, it emerged as refreshingly unpretentious.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1988 | Chris Pasles
As if they don't have enough to do, 10 Southern California musicians are launching an ambitious chamber music series this weekend. But they're not in it for the money. "We're busy enough as it is," Jeff von der Schmidt, the group's artistic director, said in a recent phone interview. "We don't need any more concerts. . . . But we've all dealt with so many orchestras, we just want to run our own thing."
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September 15, 1996 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's latest contemporary art acquisition is untitled, but its subject is no mystery. The sculpture--one of the late Paul Thek's "meat pieces" from his "Technological Reliquaries" series of 1965--is a meticulously detailed wax depiction of a slab of charred meat, infested with flies and encased in a 19-by-12-by-8 1/2-inch plexiglass vitrine. It will go on view in December. The museum purchased the piece with a $25,000 grant from the Rothschild Foundation.
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September 15, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA
"Well, it's not really the beginning of our season," says Keith Clark, music director of the Orange County Pacific Symphony, in reference to the Pops concert the orchestra will give Saturday night at 8 in Santa Ana High School Auditorium. "The season really starts Oct. 12." "But I guess you could say it's the beginning, since its our first appearance of the year."
OPINION
September 6, 1987 | Ward Ritchie, Ward Ritchie, founder of the Ward Ritchie Press, now lectures on the arts and still prints by hand at his Emerald Bay home
Only a week or so ago I was sitting with one of my oldest friends, Jacob Zeitlin, making plans for the celebration of his 85th birthday on November 5. He was not well, having just experienced open heart surgery, but Jake was hopeful and as always bursting with ideas and with stories gathered from his long association with books and authors. Then, days later, the word came that his heart had failed him.
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