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April 5, 1987 | Clarke Taylor
Sources tell us that Premiere magazine is test-marketing three covers--"The Untouchables," "Dragnet" and "Beverly Hills Cop II"--before deciding which one to splash across newsstands June 2. Editor Susan Lyne didn't want to talk cover details. But she confirmed that the initial issue will feature articles on the making of "The Untouchables" by Jesse Kornbluth, on the Eddie Murphy sequel by L.A. Weekly columnist Anne Thompson and on "Dragnet" by Calendar's Paul Rosenfield.
July 31, 1992 | Bloomberg News Service
Robert De Niro wants to play Michael Milken. De Niro's production company is buying the film rights to the book "Highly Confident: The Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken," by Vanity Fair writer Jesse Kornbluth, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Warren Beatty might be a better choice to play the central character from the 1980s insider-trading scandal. But De Niro brought the ball and bat.
April 14, 1991
Fear and loathing at Paramount Pictures . . . a continuing story. When last the media checked in at the venerable Hollywood movie factory, staffers were still reeling from the news of a $45-million lawsuit filed against the studio by departing boss Frank Mancuso in the wake of news that independent producer Stanley Jaffe had been installed in a job above him.
March 20, 2005 | Christine N. Ziemba
Why bother Asking Jeeves when you have a discerning Head Butler at your fingertips? The website sifts through cultural clutter to find books, movies, music and other items to satisfy visitors' discriminating palates. "A butler exists to serve and know what you want before you want it," says New York-based head butler Jesse Kornbluth, 59, who launched the site in May. He describes as the antithesis of Zagat guides: "It's not what 15,000 people agree on."
July 27, 1992 | JAMES BATES
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan may be frustrated at the way some economic indicators have failed to respond to the Fed's actions. But we're happy to report that one of our favorite indicators is finally turning bullish. The number of senior executives at major firms who are resigning "to pursue other interests" fell in the first six months of this year to a level that hasn't been seen since the pre-recession days of 1989.
October 12, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 12, 2009 – The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced today that Nancie Clare will take on the role of Editor for The Times monthly, Sunday magazine effective immediately. "Nancie Clare brings a wealth of talent to her position as LA's Editor," said The Times Editor Russ Stanton. "Her vision for our Sunday magazine's coverage of all things Southern Californian promises to be fresh and eclectic." As an original member of the LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine's September 2008 launch team, Clare served as Deputy Editor.
In October of 1989, a private detective was called into the Church of Scientology's offices in Los Angeles and asked to conduct an investigation in Northern California. Ted Heisig, a non-Scientologist based in Orange County, said he was led into a room and shown five file cabinets filled with documents Scientology had been collecting for years. The subject: Werner Erhard, founder of the worldwide self-awareness movement known as est.
On the last night of 1998, Luigi DiFonzo descended the spiral staircase of his mansion in Laguna Niguel and beheld the wealth and power before him. Millions of dollars had poured into his investment firm, DFJ Italia Ltd., and they flowed through every inch of his 14,000-square-foot hilltop castle. Italian marble covered the floors. The cabinets contained crystal glasses etched with his initials. The pool table was mounted on carved wooden lions.
September 29, 2011 | By Jesse Kornbluth
"Only connect," E.M. Forster advised. He had no idea. I once worked for a company so wired that the boss told me, "The real test of a relationship is how quickly you can get out of bed after making love to check your email. " That was a decade ago. Now almost everyone I know is armed with an iPhone or a BlackBerry, and the better question is whether you'd interrupt sex to read a tweet or respond to a text message. My bet: Most would. Indeed, as I watch people madly pecking on tiny keyboards or announcing their locations as if they're human GPS devices, there's really nothing people won't interrupt in order to connect with … well, just about anybody.
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