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March 30, 1994 | BRONWEN HRUSKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A cloud of aftershave and cigar smoke announces Joe Pesci is about to enter his suite at the Regency Hotel. He wears a black shirt, black slacks and, around his neck, a hint of gold. At 51, Pesci looks more like a "GoodFellas" mobster than a Hollywood star.
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May 12, 2013 | John M. Glionna
On a nearly deserted downtown block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That's when the big bombs went boom and awe-struck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky. At the start of the Cold War, in the 1950s and early 60s, people timed their days to watch the U.S. government's nuclear explosions at the nearby Nevada Test Site. Think of it as a small-town fair with 10,000-pound bombs serving as fireworks.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Pesci has the title role in the good-natured yet pertinent comedy "The Super" (citywide), and the fit is so perfect it must have been tailored especially for him. He's Louie Kritski, the dutiful son of a New York slumlord (Vincent Gardenia), who has given him his very own building, a once-handsome Beaux Arts structure in the East Village. Gardenia's Big Louie, who owns 27 such tenements, has a very simple business philosophy: "When a Kritski gets a building, what does he do with it? Nothing!"
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November 10, 2011
EVENTS The mouth-watering L.A. Pizza Festival celebrates savory pies and beer. It's hosted by honorary event chairman Joe Pesci and features some of the best chefs and pizzerias in the city. Sample wine, spirits and pizza from around the globe, and enjoy interactive demonstrations by celebrity chefs showing off their pizza-making skills. Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 1 to 5 p.m. Sat. $25. http://www.lapizzafestival.com.
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June 30, 2010 | By Gary Goldstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On paper, the odd-couple pairing of Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci placed in the hands of accomplished director — and Mirren's husband — Taylor Hackford can't help but pique interest. Add an inspired-by-true-events, disco-era story involving sex, passion, crime and politics, slap on the juicy title "Love Ranch" and things sound even more surefire. So what went wrong? The short answer is: just about everything, including those very elements that initially entice.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA and DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Best actor Jeremy Irons, speaking to reporters backstage at Shrine Auditorium, was asked whether he expected to have any contact with Claus von Bulow, whom he played in "Reversal of Fortune." "We may meet at dinner sometime," he said. "I'd love to meet him and tell him what he's all about. But the man's had enough invasion of his privacy without my calling him." A female reporter asked the actor what influence, if any, his wife, English actress Sinead Cusack, has had on his success.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, Kristine McKenna is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Movies about artists are notoriously difficult to pull off. Actor Joe Pesci, who's currently working in "The Public Eye," a movie loosely based on the life of the '40s tabloid photographer Weegee, has an idea about why that is. "The hardest thing about this part is trying to communicate what an artist really is," says Pesci on "The Public Eye" set at the Santa Clarita Studios.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1997 | GENE SEYMOUR, FOR THE TIMES
You have to wonder what in the name of Curly Howard possessed acting powerhouses Joe Pesci and Danny Glover to play a pair of minus numbers from Jersey in "Gone Fishin,' " a mirthless, graceless slapstick comedy with little to recommend it except some Florida scenery--which, come to think of it, isn't all that scenic.
SPORTS
June 6, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Fresh off an 8 1/2-length victory on the Hollywood Park main track, Pesci will try to become a graded stakes winner in today's $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap at 1 1/16 miles. Co-owned by actor Joe Pesci and trained by Wesley Ward, the 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly has won three of five and is unbeaten in two local outings. Before her easy win on April 30, she had broken her maiden by the same margin in her career debut on Nov. 27.
SPORTS
April 30, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After winning her first two starts by a combined 13 1/2 lengths, Pesci has fallen on hard times in her last two races for trainer Wesley Ward. Named for and owned in partnership by actor Joe Pesci, the 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly was ninth at 7-2 in the Sunshine Millions Distaff on Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. In that race, she nearly lost an eye when she was struck by a dirt clod.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2010 | By Gary Goldstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On paper, the odd-couple pairing of Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci placed in the hands of accomplished director — and Mirren's husband — Taylor Hackford can't help but pique interest. Add an inspired-by-true-events, disco-era story involving sex, passion, crime and politics, slap on the juicy title "Love Ranch" and things sound even more surefire. So what went wrong? The short answer is: just about everything, including those very elements that initially entice.
SPORTS
June 6, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Fresh off an 8 1/2-length victory on the Hollywood Park main track, Pesci will try to become a graded stakes winner in today's $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap at 1 1/16 miles. Co-owned by actor Joe Pesci and trained by Wesley Ward, the 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly has won three of five and is unbeaten in two local outings. Before her easy win on April 30, she had broken her maiden by the same margin in her career debut on Nov. 27.
SPORTS
April 30, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After winning her first two starts by a combined 13 1/2 lengths, Pesci has fallen on hard times in her last two races for trainer Wesley Ward. Named for and owned in partnership by actor Joe Pesci, the 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly was ninth at 7-2 in the Sunshine Millions Distaff on Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. In that race, she nearly lost an eye when she was struck by a dirt clod.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1997 | GENE SEYMOUR, FOR THE TIMES
You have to wonder what in the name of Curly Howard possessed acting powerhouses Joe Pesci and Danny Glover to play a pair of minus numbers from Jersey in "Gone Fishin,' " a mirthless, graceless slapstick comedy with little to recommend it except some Florida scenery--which, come to think of it, isn't all that scenic.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1994 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Directors offering tribute to the acting profession has become a mini-trend lately, and why not: Where would these auteurs be if the performers weren't there for them? However, in an ironic but inevitable twist, in each case the acting process and lifestyle are filtered through that director's distinctly personal lens. So while writer-director James L.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1994 | BRONWEN HRUSKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A cloud of aftershave and cigar smoke announces Joe Pesci is about to enter his suite at the Regency Hotel. He wears a black shirt, black slacks and, around his neck, a hint of gold. At 51, Pesci looks more like a "GoodFellas" mobster than a Hollywood star.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2013 | John M. Glionna
On a nearly deserted downtown block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That's when the big bombs went boom and awe-struck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky. At the start of the Cold War, in the 1950s and early 60s, people timed their days to watch the U.S. government's nuclear explosions at the nearby Nevada Test Site. Think of it as a small-town fair with 10,000-pound bombs serving as fireworks.
NEWS
March 26, 1991 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Costner proved his critics wrong, and Oscar prognosticators right, Monday night when "Dances With Wolves," his epic ode to a West long gone, won seven Academy Awards, including best picture, director and adapted screenplay. Costner--who directed himself as an idealistic cavalry officer whose solitary life at a frontier outpost is interrupted, and forever transformed, when he encounters members of a tribe of Lakota Sioux--was passed over as best actor.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1992 | RHONDA HILLBERY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marisa Tomei is trying to master a Minnesota accent, with a little help from humorist Howard Mohr's "How to Talk Minnesotan" and Garrison Keillor's "Lake Wobegon Days." The books sit on a table in her Minneapolis hotel room, which is home during production of "The Baboon Heart." In this Tony Bill film, co-starring Christian Slater, Tomei plays a good-hearted waitress in a Minneapolis coffee shop. Tomei speaks a couple of nasally sentences in what is supposed to be Middle America speak.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, Kristine McKenna is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Movies about artists are notoriously difficult to pull off. Actor Joe Pesci, who's currently working in "The Public Eye," a movie loosely based on the life of the '40s tabloid photographer Weegee, has an idea about why that is. "The hardest thing about this part is trying to communicate what an artist really is," says Pesci on "The Public Eye" set at the Santa Clarita Studios.
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