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September 1, 1987 | From Reuters
An Argentine judge Monday arraigned five suspects in closed session in connection with the amputation and attempted ransom of the late President Juan Peron's hands, a court secretary said. Grave-robbers earlier this year broke into Peron's tomb and cut off both of the corpse's hands. In July, they sent notes to the Peronist political party, founded by Peron in the 1940s, demanding an $8-million ransom. The ransom was never paid, and the hands have not been recovered.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Martha Holgado, 72, who fought for recognition as the daughter of the late Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron despite DNA evidence to the contrary, died Thursday in Buenos Aires after an unspecified illness, her lawyer told the Associated Press. Holgado claimed to be the product of an affair in the 1930s between Peron and her mother, a married socialite. Holgado made the claim in a 1994 lawsuit filed in an Argentine court and in a book, "Peron, Mi Padre," released in Argentina in 1993.
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BOOKS
December 22, 1996 | KELLY CHERRY, Kelly Cherry is the author of "Writing the World" (University of Missouri Press)
By now we have grown used to thinking of history as fiction. We've read the "nonfiction novel," the New Journalism, the biography whose subject thinks thoughts that the biographer, apparently, can mind-read years later. We have forgotten that "magical realism" is an oxymoron. But are we ready for the life that is pure theater? "She came out of the shadows of the wings," writes Tomas Eloy Martinez in his new, marvelously absorbing and wildly funny novel about Eva Peron, "opened a door and walked to the center of the stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
After housing phantom murderers and falling chandeliers twice since late 1997, the Pantages Theatre is finally home to "Evita," the one Andrew Lloyd Webber / Harold Prince collaboration that's truly worth the popular adulation that usually goes to their "Phantom of the Opera." This touring "Evita," previously reviewed at Orange County Performing Arts Center, brings the show back to the city where it had its American premiere 20 years ago (at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion).
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD
A mere 15 minutes after she starred in "Evita" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Valerie Perri was in the spotlight again. This time, she and the other "Evita" cast members were the stars of a party Tuesday at Birraporetti's in Costa Mesa to celebrate the musical's opening night. The center board of directors invited 200 guests, many of them longtime center supporters, to congratulate the actors after the show and indulge in Italian food.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
After housing phantom murderers and falling chandeliers twice since late 1997, the Pantages Theatre is finally home to "Evita," the one Andrew Lloyd Webber / Harold Prince collaboration that's truly worth the popular adulation that usually goes to their "Phantom of the Opera." This touring "Evita," previously reviewed at Orange County Performing Arts Center, brings the show back to the city where it had its American premiere 20 years ago (at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1987 | MARK CHALON SMITH
It doesn't take long to feel the political sway of "Evita" at Orange Coast College. An unapologetic piece of agitprop, it's a keening slap in the face of Argentina's corrupt past. This "Evita" is potent theater, both as a melodramatic history lesson and a loose reference to the continuing troubles in Central and South America.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
When Florence Lacey closes out the national tour of "Evita" in September (the musical is at the Long Beach Terrace through May 18), she will have played the role of Eva Peron for five years--which is more than half the time that Juan Peron held presidential office in Argentina. A performer tied into a major role lives in a double bind. How do you play night after night for years without having a glaze come over the mind's eye? And where do you go when it's all over?
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A simply dressed, middle-aged woman puts her fingers to her lips, stretches out her hand and reverently rubs the plaque on Maria Eva Peron's tomb. Near tears, the mourner makes the sign of the cross. A short while later, a different sort of pilgrim arrives to show the tomb to friends. "Horrible, horrible woman, that Evita," says the elegant visitor, her voice raw with scorn and anger. "Fortunately, she didn't live longer."
NEWS
July 2, 1987 | United Press International
Grave robbers are demanding an $8-million ransom for the return of the remains of the hands they cut off the body of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron, an investigating judge said today. Police sealed off Chacarita Cemetery this morning while Judge Jaime Far Suau investigated reports of the weekend grave robbery just before the July 1 anniversary of Peron's death in 1974. Two Peronist Party legislators, Sen.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1997 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Evita" is a great, big, true story with great, big themes of ambition, power, fame and social justice. It asks big questions, such as: Do ends justify means? Can people who use each other still love each other? Is it better to burn brightly even if you flame out early? It offers a rare cinematic look at a strong woman who takes charge of her own life--and death--without apology. It teaches lessons of sexual politics along with history.
BOOKS
December 22, 1996 | KELLY CHERRY, Kelly Cherry is the author of "Writing the World" (University of Missouri Press)
By now we have grown used to thinking of history as fiction. We've read the "nonfiction novel," the New Journalism, the biography whose subject thinks thoughts that the biographer, apparently, can mind-read years later. We have forgotten that "magical realism" is an oxymoron. But are we ready for the life that is pure theater? "She came out of the shadows of the wings," writes Tomas Eloy Martinez in his new, marvelously absorbing and wildly funny novel about Eva Peron, "opened a door and walked to the center of the stage.
NEWS
September 10, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. Juan Domingo Peron--three times elected president of Argentina, patriarch of a historic Latin American political movement, husband of the beloved and ubiquitous Evita--does not rest in peace. In fact, there is little peace in Argentine cemeteries. Politicians, lawyers, pathologists, soldiers and grave robbers are forever disturbing the corpses of the Perons and other famous dead people.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD
A mere 15 minutes after she starred in "Evita" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Valerie Perri was in the spotlight again. This time, she and the other "Evita" cast members were the stars of a party Tuesday at Birraporetti's in Costa Mesa to celebrate the musical's opening night. The center board of directors invited 200 guests, many of them longtime center supporters, to congratulate the actors after the show and indulge in Italian food.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A simply dressed, middle-aged woman puts her fingers to her lips, stretches out her hand and reverently rubs the plaque on Maria Eva Peron's tomb. Near tears, the mourner makes the sign of the cross. A short while later, a different sort of pilgrim arrives to show the tomb to friends. "Horrible, horrible woman, that Evita," says the elegant visitor, her voice raw with scorn and anger. "Fortunately, she didn't live longer."
NEWS
September 1, 1987 | From Reuters
An Argentine judge Monday arraigned five suspects in closed session in connection with the amputation and attempted ransom of the late President Juan Peron's hands, a court secretary said. Grave-robbers earlier this year broke into Peron's tomb and cut off both of the corpse's hands. In July, they sent notes to the Peronist political party, founded by Peron in the 1940s, demanding an $8-million ransom. The ransom was never paid, and the hands have not been recovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Martha Holgado, 72, who fought for recognition as the daughter of the late Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron despite DNA evidence to the contrary, died Thursday in Buenos Aires after an unspecified illness, her lawyer told the Associated Press. Holgado claimed to be the product of an affair in the 1930s between Peron and her mother, a married socialite. Holgado made the claim in a 1994 lawsuit filed in an Argentine court and in a book, "Peron, Mi Padre," released in Argentina in 1993.
NEWS
September 10, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. Juan Domingo Peron--three times elected president of Argentina, patriarch of a historic Latin American political movement, husband of the beloved and ubiquitous Evita--does not rest in peace. In fact, there is little peace in Argentine cemeteries. Politicians, lawyers, pathologists, soldiers and grave robbers are forever disturbing the corpses of the Perons and other famous dead people.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1987 | MARK CHALON SMITH
It doesn't take long to feel the political sway of "Evita" at Orange Coast College. An unapologetic piece of agitprop, it's a keening slap in the face of Argentina's corrupt past. This "Evita" is potent theater, both as a melodramatic history lesson and a loose reference to the continuing troubles in Central and South America.
NEWS
July 2, 1987 | United Press International
Grave robbers are demanding an $8-million ransom for the return of the remains of the hands they cut off the body of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron, an investigating judge said today. Police sealed off Chacarita Cemetery this morning while Judge Jaime Far Suau investigated reports of the weekend grave robbery just before the July 1 anniversary of Peron's death in 1974. Two Peronist Party legislators, Sen.
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