November 7, 1988
20 Hollywood Politickers--Pro-Dukakis/Pro-Bush For Michael Dukakis 1. Robert Redford 2. Richard Gere 3. Rob Lowe 4. Bruce Willis 5. Daryl Hannah 6. Morgan Fairchild 7. Cybill Shepherd 8. Sally Field 9. Meryl Streep 10. Woody Allen For George Bush 1. Bob Hope 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger 3. Chuck Norris 4. Andy Williams 5. Jerry Weintraub 6. Charlton Heston 7. Cheryl Ladd 8. Loretta Lynn 9. Crystal Gayle 10. Telly Savalas SOURCE: Campaign officials, Times reports
March 27, 1987
Jerry Weintraub's newly formed Weintraub Entertainment Group and Robert Stigwood's RSO Films announced that they have signed an exclusive three-year agreement for the production and distribution of a program of major motion pictures. Under the agreement, the two companies will immediately start work on a three-year multiple picture program. Films will be budgeted in the $12-million to $15-million range.
May 30, 2010 |
For years, Sony Pictures considered—and then decided against—updating "The Karate Kid," its beloved 1984 family film about a browbeaten kid (Ralph Macchio) with a single mom and the enigmatic martial arts coach (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) who teaches the boy how to believe in himself, catch a fly with chopsticks and kick some bully butt along the way. Sony had pretty much beaten the franchise into submission, with the third sequel, 1994's "The Next Karate Kid" featuring 19-year-old Hilary Swank, marking the series' commercial and critical tap-out (a domestic gross of just $8.9 million, a Rotten Tomatoes score of a mere 6% positive)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1988
Paul A. Miller, chairman and chief executive of Pacific Enterprises, was reelected chairman of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, officials of the organization said Wednesday. The 9,000-member nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens' organization sponsors up to 50 meetings yearly at which foreign heads of state, diplomats, religious leaders, business executives, scientists and national political figures discuss various international issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1989
Movie producer Jerry Weintraub fell from his horse while riding on the beach near his Malibu home, suffering a mild concussion but emerging without any broken bones, his publicist said. Weintraub was wearing a neck brace at his Westwood office Thursday, spokesman Paul Bloch said. "He was galloping his horse Tuesday on the beach and the strap on the saddle became loose and he fell on his head," Bloch said, adding that Weintraub was treated for a mild concussion but was otherwise unscathed.
February 19, 1985 |
A museum featuring Elvis Presley memorabilia will open in Tokyo this fall, American music and movie producer Jerry Weintraub announced here. Weintraub said he and two Japanese business partners will open the museum honoring the late rock star, and that it will feature Presley trophies, records and costumes from a collection by Col. Tom Parker, Presley's longtime manager. Presley died of a heart attack at 42, on Aug. 16, 1977.