CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990 |
A more personal side of industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer emerged at private funeral services Thursday. At an hour-long service attended by 200 people at Westwood Memorial Park, family members, friends and former business associates remembered the 92-year-old chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp., who died Monday, as an "indomitable, tenacious" man who loved jokes, eating--especially dessert--and even helped plan his own funeral.
November 27, 1990 |
Industrialist/philanthropist/art collector/nonagenarian Armand Hammer drew up a list of 800 friends and threw a big, splashy dinner party Sunday night to celebrate the opening of his new Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Westwood. (It opens to the public Wednesday.) Guests were greeted by a Christmas tree, a pianist at a white baby grand piano and a welcoming committee of waiters bearing flutes of Perrier-Jouet champagne.
December 11, 1990 |
Armand Hammer, the financial entrepreneur whose extraordinary career spanned seven decades and half a dozen different businesses and whose avocation as a collector of art added to an already controversial life, died Monday at his home in Westwood. Hammer, 92, died following a brief illness, said a spokesman for Occidental Petroleum Corp.