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May 26, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last Sunday, Jeffrey A. Montgomery attended the world premiere of "Casper." The chairman and CEO of Harvey Entertainment Co., which owns the Casper character as well as Baby Huey, Richie Rich and Wendy the Witch, had passed up earlier opportunities to see the movie. Seeing it for the first time at a star-studded Hollywood event was a symbolic moment, the culmination of what had at first seemed a quixotic quest.
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March 5, 1999
Harvey Entertainment Co., which manages and markets animated characters such as Casper and Richie Rich, got an offer from founder and former Chairman Jeffrey Montgomery to buy the Los Angeles company for about $31.4 million. The offer comes almost a year after Harvey said it wouldn't renew Montgomery's contract. Harvey said it will review the offer along with other options.
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August 9, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
When 25-year-old Jeffrey A. Montgomery headed for a meeting with wealthy investors to solicit millions for a corporate acquisition, he brought along some heavyweight celebrity friends--Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich and Baby Huey. By introducing the familiar cartoon characters to the investors, Montgomery hoped to interest them in his bid for Harvey Publications, a New York-based publisher of comic books including those of Casper, Richie and Huey.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last Sunday, Jeffrey A. Montgomery attended the world premiere of "Casper." The chairman and CEO of Harvey Entertainment Co., which owns the Casper character as well as Baby Huey, Richie Rich and Wendy the Witch, had passed up earlier opportunities to see the movie. Seeing it for the first time at a star-studded Hollywood event was a symbolic moment, the culmination of what had at first seemed a quixotic quest.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1999
Harvey Entertainment Co., which manages and markets animated characters such as Casper and Richie Rich, got an offer from founder and former Chairman Jeffrey Montgomery to buy the Los Angeles company for about $31.4 million. The offer comes almost a year after Harvey said it wouldn't renew Montgomery's contract. Harvey said it will review the offer along with other options.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1995
Is The Times merely a mouthpiece for every ambitious motion picture industry climber with a publicist? "Friendly Takeover" (May 26) on Jeffrey A. Montgomery and his manipulations to purchase Harvey Entertainment Co., and the rights to Casper the Ghost along with it, glossed over the cynicism of the whole affair. Montgomery was not necessarily farsighted in his realization that classic comic book characters were being snapped up by motion picture studios for use in films; he merely opened his eyes to the fact that the studios can't seem to make a good film with an original story, so he took advantage of his bank-chairman daddy's advice and an opportune friendship with a Saudi prince who could put up the cash to snap up one of the few characters left available--hence "Casper" the movie.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Hollywood's favorite movie title these days isn't "The Santa Clause" or "Interview With the Vampire," despite their box office success. Insiders say it's more like "The Great Escape." Industry executives looking to get out from under their oppressive workloads are taking longer and more frequent vacations than at any time in recent memory, sources say. One studio is holding its Christmas party two weeks earlier this year than last.
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May 26, 1995 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casper the Friendly Ghost is awfully friendly in "Casper" and more's the pity. He's so adorable that he might as well be the Pillsbury Dough Boy, with whom he shares more than a passing resemblance here. The problem with Casper has always been his goodness. It's much easier--and more fun--to get behind a cartoon villain. (Dramatically speaking, this applies to humans, too.
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August 9, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
When 25-year-old Jeffrey A. Montgomery headed for a meeting with wealthy investors to solicit millions for a corporate acquisition, he brought along some heavyweight celebrity friends--Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich and Baby Huey. By introducing the familiar cartoon characters to the investors, Montgomery hoped to interest them in his bid for Harvey Publications, a New York-based publisher of comic books including those of Casper, Richie and Huey.
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