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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1993 | JULIO MORAN
At 85, Argentine actress and singer Libertad Lamarque still has the beauty, grace and charm that made her an international star during Mexican cinema's Golden Age in the 1940s. Although she began her singing career in Argentina at the age of 17, she made most of her films in Mexico after being exiled from her mother country for--according to legend--slapping her co-star Eva Duarte during the filming of a movie in 1944. Duarte later became Evita Peron, wife of Argentine President Juan Peron.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2000
Re "His Love of Nazism Lives On," March 17: I strongly object to featuring an avowed and unrepentant Nazi on the front page, as if he were a role model for good. He is a role model, but for the continuing hatred of Jews and other non-Aryan people. Little in this entire article presents the horrifying events this man's hero engineered. Instead, we are treated to the following quote: "Today they say so many bad things about [Hitler]; I never experienced anything like that . . . I admire him. That's the position I take, and I will take it until the day I die."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Somewhere, Eva Peron must be laughing. After a production history as complex and torturous as the internal politics of Argentina, with enough potential participants as either stars or directors to fill a military junta, the filmed version of "Evita" has turned out to be--surprise!--a filmed version of "Evita."
WORLD
March 25, 2003 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Rodolfo Freude is an old man now, with an office in a nondescript high-rise in the center of this capital. Once upon a time, he was one of the most powerful men in Argentina, a right-hand man to President Juan Peron and friend to his charismatic wife, Eva. He was also, according to historians here, a savior to some of the most notorious war criminals in history.
NEWS
November 4, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Weber Johnson, a teacher, journalist and historian who specialized in writing about Mexico, the rugged Old West and the characters who prowled those colorful lands, has died. Johnson, a former Time-Life reporter, was 82 when he died in a San Diego hospital. His wife, Elizabeth, told the Associated Press he had died Monday of complications of emphysema. Johnson was the author of 11 books, among them a 1960 biography he called "Kelly Blue."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1992
Beginning in 1945 and continuing for some years after, hundreds--possibly thousands--of German and Austrian Nazi war criminals were quietly granted official protection in Argentina. Their journey from the ruins of Hitler's Third Reich to the comforts of President Juan Peron's Argentina had been carefully prepared, with a well-financed escape network in place by the time of Germany's defeat.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2002 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, WASHINGTON POST
"Now, I am in the best moment of life," says tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri from his home in New York as his 4-year-old son, Christian, scampers noisily in the background. It's not just the pleasure of being a father at 67 but the survival it symbolizes that bolsters Barbieri's spirits. In 1995, such a prospect seemed unthinkable for the Argentina-born jazzman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1987
Argentina's President Raul Alfonsin took a giant step over the weekend toward easing his countrymen's fear of military coups when he faced down a rebellion by junior officers who objected to his human-rights policies. Argentina has suffered through six such coups since 1930, the most recent and bloodiest in 1976.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the movie version takes over the public's notion of what "Evita" is all about, the Theater League is offering another look at the dynamic stage musical that generated the film. Now in Thousand Oaks and next week in Glendale, this "Evita" demonstrates again how transfixing Andrew Lloyd Webber's best show can be. Unlike much of his later work, "Evita" conspicuously lacks the sense that crowd-pleasing was the first priority.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1993 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She's short. She's got a bleached blond 'do. And tongues have been wagging about her clout. "It's all very well, for the lady at the side of the President," the chorus of malcontents sing, "to show an interest in affairs. . . . She holds no elected post. She's an ornament at most." Hillary Rodham Clinton, right? Wrong. Eva Peron, the first lady of Argentine dictator Juan Peron and an icon in her day, was raising eyebrows four decades before the Clintonistas set up camp in the White House.
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