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July 31, 1994 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The invitation is engraved on nine-ply paper, the approximate thickness of cardboard and presumably three plies thicker than the paper used by the Queen of England. At top and center is the host's personal gold seal: an arrangement of coiled film, a phonograph record, the scales of justice, and Michelangelo's hands of God and man from the painting in the Sistine Chapel--along with the words "For love of God, family, law and the arts."
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November 23, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Larry A. Thompson has long been fascinated with celebrity couples who "fly so close to the sun. " Sonny and Cher, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are duos featured in several television movies developed by the veteran producer. For years, he's wanted to create a movie around one of Hollywood's most famous and scandalous couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He contends - and who could argue? - that the volcanic emotions fueling the courtship, marriages and breakups of the on- and off-screen couple gave birth to the obsessive celebrity culture that blossomed into the tsunami of today's tabloids, paparazzi and gossip websites: "They were the first Brangelina.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2001
Only morons and Californians call it "deregulation" when the retail cost of power is kept dramatically and artificially low by state law. LARRY THOMPSON Los Angeles
BUSINESS
March 23, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Veteran producer and talent manager Larry Thompson was captivated by the true story of the Amish community in Nickel Mines, Pa., that somehow managed to forgive a gunman who killed five girls in a 2006 schoolhouse shooting. Thompson believed the story would make for an inspiring TV movie about the power of faith and forgiveness, but he knew the dark subject matter would be a tough sell in Hollywood. In fact, the Lifetime Movie Network initially passed on the story, though it eventually agreed to broadcast the film.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Veteran producer and talent manager Larry Thompson was captivated by the true story of the Amish community in Nickel Mines, Pa., that somehow managed to forgive a gunman who killed five girls in a 2006 schoolhouse shooting. Thompson believed the story would make for an inspiring TV movie about the power of faith and forgiveness, but he knew the dark subject matter would be a tough sell in Hollywood. In fact, the Lifetime Movie Network initially passed on the story, though it eventually agreed to broadcast the film.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Larry A. Thompson has long been fascinated with celebrity couples who "fly so close to the sun. " Sonny and Cher, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are duos featured in several television movies developed by the veteran producer. For years, he's wanted to create a movie around one of Hollywood's most famous and scandalous couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He contends - and who could argue? - that the volcanic emotions fueling the courtship, marriages and breakups of the on- and off-screen couple gave birth to the obsessive celebrity culture that blossomed into the tsunami of today's tabloids, paparazzi and gossip websites: "They were the first Brangelina.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1985
Pierre David was named executive vice president of the Larry A. Thompson Organization, Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2001
Only morons and Californians call it "deregulation" when the retail cost of power is kept dramatically and artificially low by state law. LARRY THOMPSON Los Angeles
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The invitation is engraved on nine-ply paper, the approximate thickness of cardboard and presumably three plies thicker than the paper used by the Queen of England. At top and center is the host's personal gold seal: an arrangement of coiled film, a phonograph record, the scales of justice, and Michelangelo's hands of God and man from the painting in the Sistine Chapel--along with the words "For love of God, family, law and the arts."
NATIONAL
August 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Deputy Atty. Gen. Larry Thompson is stepping down in a few weeks, the latest in a string of senior Justice Department officials involved in the war against terrorism to leave the agency. Thompson, 58, is expected to take a position at the Brookings Institution think tank after he leaves the department at the end of the month, a senior Justice Department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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June 28, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Deja Vu Desilu: CBS and producer Larry Thompson have launched "The Great Lucy and Desi Search," a nationwide talent search to find either known or unknown actors to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the upcoming made-for-television movie "Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter." The drama will chronicle the couple's relationship from 1940, when they first met at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to just after the premiere of "I Love Lucy" in 1951.
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