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March 22, 2006 | Holly Myers, Special to The Times
World War II ended Aug. 15, 1945, when, reeling from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allied forces. Two weeks later, the U.S. Navy, gathering in the mine-filled waters of Tokyo Bay, deployed its first boat to the Japanese shore to begin the liberation of Allied prisoners of war.
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March 22, 2006 | Holly Myers, Special to The Times
World War II ended Aug. 15, 1945, when, reeling from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allied forces. Two weeks later, the U.S. Navy, gathering in the mine-filled waters of Tokyo Bay, deployed its first boat to the Japanese shore to begin the liberation of Allied prisoners of war.
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April 27, 2003 | GINNY CHIEN
Much about contemporary life calls to mind the adage "They don't make them like they used to." Even building signs, judging from the photographs in "L.A. Sign Structures," an exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art. Mark Swope's black-and-white images of historic rooftop signs in downtown and Hollywood celebrate a complex construction and majestic presence that are sadly rare these days.
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February 26, 2006 | [By Colin Westerbeck]
1951 * One thing John Swope and Dorothy McGuire had in common was that both were friends of Henry Fonda. Swope knew Fonda, along with Jimmy Stewart, from their years at Harvard, and McGuire met Fonda in Omaha when, at age 13, she was cast opposite him in a play. Another thing Swope and McGuire shared was a life together: After being introduced by Fonda, they got married.
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February 26, 2006 | [By Colin Westerbeck]
1951 * One thing John Swope and Dorothy McGuire had in common was that both were friends of Henry Fonda. Swope knew Fonda, along with Jimmy Stewart, from their years at Harvard, and McGuire met Fonda in Omaha when, at age 13, she was cast opposite him in a play. Another thing Swope and McGuire shared was a life together: After being introduced by Fonda, they got married.
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March 2, 2006
ART Painterly pop culture references Artist Christopher Wool's black-stenciled text paintings in the late 1980s referenced pop culture (including Francis Ford Coppola's film "Apocalypse Now") on a white canvas, a study of the painting process rather than the subject. In his first L.A. exhibition since his 1998 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Wool continues his exploration of painterly techniques through the use of spray paint, silkscreen and hand painting.
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January 10, 2000 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kicking off the semiannual television press tour in Pasadena, PBS this weekend announced a batch of new programs, including a performing arts series titled "PBS Showcase," in which Los Angeles' KCET-TV will have a role.
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November 9, 2001 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is one of the small, cruel tricks of history that catastrophic events can overshadow and overwhelm items that on a quieter day would have deserved their full measure of respectful and sometimes melancholy attention. The passing of Dorothy McGuire on Sept. 13 occurred within days of the acrid and blinding holocaust of the terrorist attacks.
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September 23, 1989 | STACY JENEL SMITH
Denials have become a habit for Tracy Brooks Swope. According to her, a lot of industry types and Hollywood watchers "would like to believe" that the ego-crunching studio head she plays in Columbia's "The Big Picture" comedy is modeled after Columbia chief Dawn Steel, sometimes known as Steely Dawn. "But it's really not her," says the energetic blond actress. "It's a compilation of females now in the industry, and also, it's how men often view the female in a position of power."
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June 8, 2000
Mary J. Blige is a certified diva, having tackled an Aretha classic on last year's VH1 "Divas" concert, but she remains best known by the title that describes her unique blend--the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. * Mary J. Blige, with Jagged Edge and Carl Thomas, Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Saturday and Sunday, 8:15 p.m. $39 and $59. (818) 622-4440.
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April 27, 2003 | GINNY CHIEN
Much about contemporary life calls to mind the adage "They don't make them like they used to." Even building signs, judging from the photographs in "L.A. Sign Structures," an exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art. Mark Swope's black-and-white images of historic rooftop signs in downtown and Hollywood celebrate a complex construction and majestic presence that are sadly rare these days.
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August 10, 1986 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of fine photographs illustrating the history of Hollywood and the film industry are being rescued from destruction by a nonprofit organization called the Hollywood Photographers Archives. A small group of photographers and artists organized the archives 3 1/2 years ago because they were concerned that important images of Hollywood's past were being thrown out when studios, publishers and photographers discarded old negatives and prints to make room for newer work.
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September 15, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dorothy McGuire, a gifted actress whose soft voice and gentle femininity made her a favorite leading lady in films such as "Gentleman's Agreement" opposite Gregory Peck and "Friendly Persuasion" opposite Gary Cooper, has died. She was 85. McGuire, a Beverly Hills resident, died Thursday night at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. Her family said she developed heart failure after breaking her leg three weeks ago. Brought to Hollywood in 1943 by producer David O.
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