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September 25, 1989 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
The working conditions are unusual. Even for Beverly Hills. The boss sits in a marbled-to-the-max kitchen. The boss's wife toils in a satin moire-draped dressing room. The publicists make phone calls from the exercise gym. And the typists pound their keyboards on a priceless buffet table that seats 12. "This used to be a dining room," explains actress Jean Kasem, staring at the three rented computers sharing space with gilt-edged china. "Now it's a command post for the homeless."
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April 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Casey Kasem, who gained a national radio audience after "American Top 40" launched in 1970, and his wife, Jean, are listing their Westside estate for sale at $42 million. With 12,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the home has been the site of intimate interviews and sleepovers for as many as 20 youngsters a night. The yard has served as the site of elaborate celebrity-studded gatherings and paintball battles. The syndicated radio host bought the property for Jean Kasem in 1989 as a gift.
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October 29, 1993 | GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add another creature to the endangered-species list. Pencil in people with garish personal style right next to spotted owls and snail darters. There are as many explanations for their demise as for the passing of the dinosaurs. Assimilation, the winds of change, a sequin backlash, age, economics and our rising shock threshold did them in. As recently as a year ago, sightings of someone wearing something outrageous came at every turn.
NEWS
October 29, 1993 | GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add another creature to the endangered-species list. Pencil in people with garish personal style right next to spotted owls and snail darters. There are as many explanations for their demise as for the passing of the dinosaurs. Assimilation, the winds of change, a sequin backlash, age, economics and our rising shock threshold did them in. As recently as a year ago, sightings of someone wearing something outrageous came at every turn.
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Saturday will mark a national march on Washington in support of America's homeless, but Los Angeles supported the event Sunday in true L.A. style. When the money was counted up, $100,000 was netted for Housing Now! (the group that is sponsoring the march). The place was Holmby Hills, on the grounds of Jean and Casey Kasem's new $6.5-million estate. The fund-raiser, an elaborate lawn circus.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Tuesday night's baby shower for disc jockey Casey Kasem and his wife, Jean. Five hundred friends packed the ballroom at the Regent Beverly Wilshire for the "Power Shower" with a '50s theme. The Buzz: It was the culmination of 10 years of trying to conceive, according to Jean, who was wearing a maternity poodle skirt and Nike saddle shoes. "We were in the first test group of a very experimental program at UCLA, and I've been in bed resting for months," said Jean.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Casey Kasem, who gained a national radio audience after "American Top 40" launched in 1970, and his wife, Jean, are listing their Westside estate for sale at $42 million. With 12,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the home has been the site of intimate interviews and sleepovers for as many as 20 youngsters a night. The yard has served as the site of elaborate celebrity-studded gatherings and paintball battles. The syndicated radio host bought the property for Jean Kasem in 1989 as a gift.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1993 | N. F. MENDOZA
It's the time of the year for the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon," which has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. for 28 years. Ed McMahon will anchor and Leeza Gibbons will be a co-host from Las Vegas, while Jann Carl, Larry McCormick and Casey and Jean Kasem will emcee local segments of the two-day broadcast that begins Sunday on KTLA-TV Channel 5 at 6 p.m.
NEWS
October 6, 1989
I am not familiar with Casey and Jean Kasem or what they do, but I found myself reading Nikki Finke's article "Cause Celebre" (Sept. 25). The only point seemed to be to vent anger toward rich, social activists. Do you hate all rich people or just rich people who are social activists? Do you hate all social activists or only those who are rich? Do you like rich, social activists but just hate the Kasems? Finke seemed to find it absolutely amazing that a social activist could live in a penthouse, have gilt-edged china, have two expensive homes, and hang around with other rich people.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
Doesn't anyone on TV live alone anymore? In NBC's new sitcom "The Tortellis," Loretta Tortelli (Jean Kasem) relocates to Las Vegas and moves in with her divorced sister, Charlotte (Carlene Watkins), and Charlotte's toddler son, Mark, (Aaron Moffatt). Then Loretta's estranged husband, Nick (Dan Hedaya) moves in with them. Then Nick's teen-age son, Anthony (Timothy Williams), moves in, and brings his bride, Annie (Mandy Ingber). It could be much worse. "The Tortellis" could be unfunny.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Tuesday night's baby shower for disc jockey Casey Kasem and his wife, Jean. Five hundred friends packed the ballroom at the Regent Beverly Wilshire for the "Power Shower" with a '50s theme. The Buzz: It was the culmination of 10 years of trying to conceive, according to Jean, who was wearing a maternity poodle skirt and Nike saddle shoes. "We were in the first test group of a very experimental program at UCLA, and I've been in bed resting for months," said Jean.
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Saturday will mark a national march on Washington in support of America's homeless, but Los Angeles supported the event Sunday in true L.A. style. When the money was counted up, $100,000 was netted for Housing Now! (the group that is sponsoring the march). The place was Holmby Hills, on the grounds of Jean and Casey Kasem's new $6.5-million estate. The fund-raiser, an elaborate lawn circus.
NEWS
September 25, 1989 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
The working conditions are unusual. Even for Beverly Hills. The boss sits in a marbled-to-the-max kitchen. The boss's wife toils in a satin moire-draped dressing room. The publicists make phone calls from the exercise gym. And the typists pound their keyboards on a priceless buffet table that seats 12. "This used to be a dining room," explains actress Jean Kasem, staring at the three rented computers sharing space with gilt-edged china. "Now it's a command post for the homeless."
NEWS
October 29, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Jean and Casey Kasem's annual Halloween Masquerade Ball. The party was held Friday at the couple's Holmby Hills home. Decorations included 100,000 twinkle lights, two fog machines, a graveyard with motorized corpses, bodies dangling from palm trees and eerie Disneyland Haunted House-style background noises. "They could have played Barry Manilow and gotten the same effect," noted one guest. Who Was There: Hard to tell with the masks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Claus was coming to town. But first he had to stop off Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills to do some last-minute gift shopping. And wouldn't you just know it: Parking along Rodeo Drive was at a premium, as usual. So Eugene Jeter squeezed his sleigh-red Harley-Davidson into a space in front of a boutique called Alaia Chez Gallay and hurried off in search of Christmas presents for his mother, sister and brother.
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