June 15, 2010 |
Lesley Ann Warren's first audition for the title role in CBS' 1965 version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, " Cinderella" was an unmitigated disaster. Warren was all of 18 but had garnered great notices for her supporting role as Snookie on Broadway in "110 in the Shade," the musical version of "The Rainmaker." "Cinderella" director Charles S. Dubin had seen Warren in "110" and thought she would be perfect. (Rodgers and Hammerstein's only original musical for TV had aired live to great acclaim in 1957 with Julie Andrews in the starring role.
December 12, 1985
A memorial celebration of the life of architect George MacLean is scheduled at noon Wednesday at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles. MacLean, who designed shopping centers for the public and mansions for film stars, was 68 when he died of cancer Dec. 1 at his ranch near Hemet. He most recently had pulled away from the Los Angeles social scene, said his longtime friend John Green, the composer and conductor.
December 18, 1990 |
A federal judge has sent two former University of Oklahoma athletes to prison for helping former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson sell cocaine. U.S. District Judge Ralph Thompson sentenced former football player John Green, 25, of Detroit to 16 months and former Sooner track runner Lamont Harris of Dallas to 18 months. The judge also ordered Monday that the two be supervised for three years after release and receive drug treatment.
May 3, 1987 |
Jan Stephenson, co-leader after three rounds of the S&H golf tournament, was listed in good condition at Humana Hospital Saturday night after being involved in an automobile accident. Officials at the hospital said her injuries were not serious, but she was undergoing examinations. A police officer quoted Stephenson as saying she probably wouldn't finish the tournament. Stephenson was driving through Pinnellas Park, about six miles north of St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m.
January 28, 2013 |
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of which helps librarians bring excellent books to the attention of young readers and their parents. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to "This Is Not My Hat," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
August 26, 1988
Boxer Mitchell Green dropped assault charges against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in New York Thursday. Green, accompanied by his lawyer, told police: "I'm dropping the charges," and left, said police Sgt. John Clifford. Green gave no reason for his decision, Clifford said. Green, a boxer who lost in the ring to Tyson two years ago, had told police that Tyson hit him during a pre-dawn scuffle Tuesday outside a Harlem haberdashery.
November 7, 1999
November the 1st. Gold leaves Whisper their sentences through the blue chains of the wind. I open a saint-john's-bread. Green apples, a stained quilt, The black clock of the heavens reset in the future tense. Salvation's a simple thing. From "The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place," edited by Christopher Buckley and Gray Young (Heyday Books: 446 pp., $16.95 paper)
March 21, 2013 |
TUCSON - As the Dodgers prepared to play a charity game Thursday in remembrance of a young shooting victim, Manager Don Mattingly said he favored a ban on assault rifles. Mattingly was initially reluctant to talk about gun control. “Politics now?” Mattingly asked. “I don't know if I really want to get into it. I'm just not a gun guy. I never hunted as a kid. So I'm not much for the topic. I know we have coaches who love them; they think it'd be crazy if they weren't allowed to have them.” But Mattingly soon found himself talking about assault weapons.
May 3, 1991 |
Albert Marx, founder of Discovery Records, a Los Angeles-based jazz label, and a music innovator whose insight led him to record Benny Goodman's legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, died Wednesday. His wife, Patricia, said the 60-year veteran of the music business, who produced Sarah Vaughan's first records and later broadened the appeal of Dizzie Gillespie and Duke Ellington, was 79 when he died of the complications of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
July 1, 1990 |
Volume 3 in the Marsalis "Standard Time" series finds him teamed with his father, the pianist Ellis Marsalis, in a partnership as remarkable for its simplicity as for its sense of direction. The music is high both on quantity (74 minutes) and quality, with 18 songs from the classic pop era--Rodgers, Arlen, Carmichael, John Green--as well as three originals by the trumpeter, one of which, "In the Court of King Oliver," is a variation on the old "Yes Indeed" spiritual chord changes.