March 21, 1996 |
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 |
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.
October 4, 1999 |
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.
October 24, 1991 |
* 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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April 2, 1995 |
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.
June 4, 1993 |
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.