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December 18, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
On a beautiful evening in early October 1999, six years after the death of her husband, Jennifer Jones Simon threw a coming-out party. Not for herself, an Oscar-winning actress who had married industrialist and art collector Norton Simon in 1971, but for the museum that he established in Pasadena. Jones and the museum's staff planned the occasion as the unveiling of a major renovation that enhanced the collection and made the institution much more inviting. The event was an announcement that the museum was back -- and that Jones, who died Thursday at the age of 90, had assumed a new role that would become her cultural legacy.
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December 18, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
On a beautiful evening in early October 1999, six years after the death of her husband, Jennifer Jones Simon threw a coming-out party. Not for herself, an Oscar-winning actress who had married industrialist and art collector Norton Simon in 1971, but for the museum that he established in Pasadena. Jones and the museum's staff planned the occasion as the unveiling of a major renovation that enhanced the collection and made the institution much more inviting. The event was an announcement that the museum was back -- and that Jones, who died Thursday at the age of 90, had assumed a new role that would become her cultural legacy.
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March 9, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
Retired industrialist Norton Simon has resigned as president of the Norton Simon Museum and was succeeded by his wife, actress Jennifer Jones Simon, museum officials announced late Wednesday. The 82-year-old Simon also resigned as a member and trustee of the museum. The resignations were effective last Friday, a written statement released by the Pasadena museum said.
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March 21, 1996 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Jennifer Jones Simon, president of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, is working with architect and museum board member Frank O. Gehry to develop plans for a renovation of the museum's building and gardens. Work on the project--which is budgeted at more than $3 million--is expected to start in June and be completed within a year.
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March 21, 1996 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Jennifer Jones Simon, president of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, is working with architect and museum board member Frank O. Gehry to develop plans for a renovation of the museum's building and gardens. Work on the project--which is budgeted at more than $3 million--is expected to start in June and be completed within a year.
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March 10, 1989 | TERRY PRISTIN and STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writers
Retired industrialist Norton Simon was reported to be resting at his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow Thursday after an emergency hospitalization coinciding with the announcement that he has relinquished the presidency of his Pasadena-based museum and its fabled art collection.
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October 4, 1999 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kicking off a week of celebration, Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum held a black-tie gala Saturday night, giving the celebrity-filled crowd a glimpse of its redesigned galleries and new sculpture garden. It was a big night for architect Frank O. Gehry, a former trustee of the 25-year-old institution who designed the $5-million project--pro bono--and was honored at the event. "All I was trying to do was to make Norton's collection look better" he said.
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October 24, 1991 | BEA MAXWELL
* Watts Health Foundation's Third World Arts Festival kickoff benefit was held Oct. 2 at the South Pasadena home of architect Winston Roberts and his wife, Paulette. The kickoff and Oct. 5-6 festival in Watts raised $91,000 for ongoing medical services to low-income people. The foundation, founded in 1967, is headed by Dr. Clyde W. Oden. * ICAN Associates for Abused Children will receive more than $50,000 in net proceeds raised at its Oct.
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June 5, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Daniel X. Freedman, an internationally recognized pioneer in the study and use of drugs to treat mental illness, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 71. Freedman, a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at UCLA since 1983, died Wednesday night in his sleep of a stroke, a UCLA spokesman said Friday.
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April 2, 1995 | BETTY GOODWIN and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was, certainly, a bittersweet gathering. But the closing of Chasen's had more old-Hollywood style, and more stars, than the openings of most restaurants. One of the very last of the grand hangouts of Hollywood's big-drinking, meat-eating golden era--with regulars that once included Alfred Hitchcock, W.C. Fields and Humphrey Bogart--Chasen's mixed its last martini and salted its final "hobo steak" Saturday after 58 years.
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March 10, 1989 | TERRY PRISTIN and STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writers
Retired industrialist Norton Simon was reported to be resting at his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow Thursday after an emergency hospitalization coinciding with the announcement that he has relinquished the presidency of his Pasadena-based museum and its fabled art collection.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
Retired industrialist Norton Simon has resigned as president of the Norton Simon Museum and was succeeded by his wife, actress Jennifer Jones Simon, museum officials announced late Wednesday. The 82-year-old Simon also resigned as a member and trustee of the museum. The resignations were effective last Friday, a written statement released by the Pasadena museum said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1997
TOMORROWLAND Venerable Disneyland attraction, 42 What's been done: Reality keeps catching up with the future, so Disneyland has once again re-imagined it. The new Tomorrowland--subtitled "Imagination and Beyond"--opens in the spring with a new signature attraction, Astro Orbitor, in which "rocket vehicles of the future" will zoom overhead throughout the themed area.
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June 4, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite years of rumors that Norton Simon's renowned collection might one day move from its Pasadena home, museum officials announced Thursday that despite his death the Norton Simon Museum will stay where it has been since 1975. Since Simon took over the Pasadena Art Museum and turned it into a shrine for his own collection, he repeatedly had talked of plans to move the collection, each time setting off a furor of controversy.
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