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December 15, 2009 | By Bob Pool
Those waiting impatiently for the traffic light to change Monday may not have noticed, but the eyes of France were focused on the corner of Beverly and San Vicente boulevards. That's where a rock legend known as the "French Elvis" was lying in Cedars-Sinai hospital, slowly coming out of an artificially induced coma in a medical drama that has engrossed the European continent for the last week. Curious passersby wondering which celebrity had attracted the swarm of reporters and photographers that has been camped out on the corner in tents and satellite trucks were puzzled when told it was pop singer Johnny Hallyday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2009 | By Bob Pool
Those waiting impatiently for the traffic light to change Monday may not have noticed, but the eyes of France were focused on the corner of Beverly and San Vicente boulevards. That's where a rock legend known as the "French Elvis" was lying in Cedars-Sinai hospital, slowly coming out of an artificially induced coma in a medical drama that has engrossed the European continent for the last week. Curious passersby wondering which celebrity had attracted the swarm of reporters and photographers that has been camped out on the corner in tents and satellite trucks were puzzled when told it was pop singer Johnny Hallyday.
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May 9, 2003 | Sorina Diaconescu, Times Staff Writer
He's Johnny -- and if you are French and have been conscious for any stretch of the past 40 years, further clarification is unnecessary. But on this side of the Atlantic, Johnny Hallyday -- rock star, seller of 80 million records, national hero in his native France -- is perhaps best known for giving American upstart Jimi Hendrix his first leg up as an opening act in the '60s, and for appearing occasionally in oddball flicks.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
A French appellate court Tuesday rejected an effort by French singing star Johnny Hallyday to recover the master tapes of his recordings from Universal Music Group. The ruling marked a victory for the record label, which had argued that restitution to Hallyday would set a dangerous precedent in the music industry. France has closely followed the legal battle by Hallyday, 61, who broke off his contract with the label in January 2004.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
A French appellate court Tuesday rejected an effort by French singing star Johnny Hallyday to recover the master tapes of his recordings from Universal Music Group. The ruling marked a victory for the record label, which had argued that restitution to Hallyday would set a dangerous precedent in the music industry. France has closely followed the legal battle by Hallyday, 61, who broke off his contract with the label in January 2004.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1987
The American Film Institute's weeklong, 12-program European Community Film Festival, which begins Friday at the Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, gets off to a smashing start with France's entry, Costa-Gavras' first comedy, "Family Business." Remarkably, most of the films that follow it are equally impressive, a rare and welcome instance of a film festival stressing quality over quantity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2003 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
The road not taken winds through every life. In the low-key French drama "The Man on the Train," it winds from the train station where a stranger disembarks one early evening to the squeaking gate behind which another man waits for something to happen.
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July 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
French rock star Johnny Hallyday, 48, on Monday married the teen-age daughter of a musician with whom he started his career three decades ago. Hundreds of fans swarmed to the town hall in the village of Ramatuelle in southern France where Hallyday, whose real name is Jean-Philippe Smet, married Adeline Blondeau, 19, in a ceremony shown live on television. Hallyday was married twice before, once for 15 years to singer Sylvie Vartan. It was Blondeau's first marriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pierre Delanoe, 88, who wrote the lyrics for more than 5,000 songs for French artists from Edith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday, died Wednesday of heart failure, the French federation of authors, composers and publishers said. He was known for writing some of France's best-loved tunes, many with singer-songwriter Gilbert Becaud.
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February 3, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
"The Iron Triangle" (Westside Pavilion) is an entirely decent effort to view the Vietnam War through the eyes of a young Viet Cong guerrilla as well as those of a veteran American captain. For all its sincerity and despite the effectiveness of newcomer Liem Whatley and Beau Bridges, it is a grueling and tedious business, not that much different from any routine and bloody B war picture.
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May 9, 2003 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
The road not taken winds through every life. In the low-key French drama "The Man on the Train," it winds from the train station where a stranger disembarks one early evening to the squeaking gate behind which another man waits for something to happen.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2003 | Sorina Diaconescu, Times Staff Writer
He's Johnny -- and if you are French and have been conscious for any stretch of the past 40 years, further clarification is unnecessary. But on this side of the Atlantic, Johnny Hallyday -- rock star, seller of 80 million records, national hero in his native France -- is perhaps best known for giving American upstart Jimi Hendrix his first leg up as an opening act in the '60s, and for appearing occasionally in oddball flicks.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1987
The American Film Institute's weeklong, 12-program European Community Film Festival, which begins Friday at the Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, gets off to a smashing start with France's entry, Costa-Gavras' first comedy, "Family Business." Remarkably, most of the films that follow it are equally impressive, a rare and welcome instance of a film festival stressing quality over quantity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The body of Katoucha Niane, one of the first African women to attain international stardom as a fashion model and a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation, was found in the Seine River in Paris, police said Friday. Known simply as Katoucha, the former top model for Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers was found Thursday near the Garigliano bridge, judicial police in Paris said.
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June 11, 2006 | Christine N. Ziemba
The website secondhandsongs.com proves that in the music world, everything old is new again ... and again ... and again. The Belgium-based site, launched in 2003 by brothers Bastien and Matthieu De Zutter and friend Denis Monsieur, is dedicated to collecting cover songs from around the world and building the largest database dedicated to these "recycled songs."
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