June 21, 1990 |
The Scene: Fifth anniversary party of L.A. Style magazine Tuesday night. All the magazine's best friends--about 3,000 of them--came early and stayed late for what has developed into one of the finest annual people-watching opportunities. They also arrive hungry and leave stuffed based on what has turned into one of the year's most extensive foodie outings. --The Buzz: The people and the food.
February 24, 1993 |
L.A. Style to Stop Publishing: The magazine, which confirmed that it is being bought by Los Angeles-based Buzz magazine for an undisclosed price, will cease publishing after its April issue. After that, Buzz plans to incorporate some L.A. Style editorial features and will transfer L.A. Style subscriptions to Buzz. The acquisition is expected to push Buzz's circulation above 100,000. Separately, officials at Los Angeles magazine said they had been offered a chance to buy L.A. Style but declined.
July 22, 1992 |
Start the Bidding: Two autographed "Murphy Brown" scripts and a signed copy of Vice President Dan Quayle's controversial speech attacking the TV series and advocating his views on family values will be auctioned Friday to help raise money for the restoration of two Los Angeles libraries that were destroyed during the Los Angeles riots.
January 26, 1988 |
Photographs of Marilyn Monroe shot in 1955 following her divorce from Joe DiMaggio go on exhibit at the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery in West Hollywood on Saturday. The photos, allegedly lost in a New York warehouse for more than 30 years, also will be featured in a 12-page layout "Marilyn: Lost Images" in February's L.A. Style magazine. The photos were recently located by Venice-based archivist Michael Ochs and were shot by photographer Ed Feingersh working on assignment for Redbook magazine in 1955.
September 27, 1992
Robert (Bob) La Brasca, senior and executive editor at L.A. Style magazine during a period when it became one of the most honored regional journals in the United States, has died. He was 49. La Brasca died Thursday while vacationing with his wife, Tara Fass, and their 2-year-old daughter, Jana, in New York City. He died of a heart attack. La Brasca had worked as cultural critic or editor on a variety of national and local publications, including the Madison Capital Times, Press Connection and L.
July 30, 1999 |
Kate Harrington checks her purse, the bed, a suitcase, under a magazine, the top of a coffee table. Finally, she surveys a corner desk in her room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Out of luck, she phones downstairs. Could someone kindly buy her a pack of cigarettes? Within minutes, her request is delivered. Such is the way of the world these days. Need something? Send someone to shop for it.