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September 4, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lotus Weinstock, stand-up comedian and author of a popular book of anecdotes, "The Lotus Position," has died of a brain tumor. She was 54. She died Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood. Born Marlene Weinstock to a wealthy Philadelphia family, she described her humor as the compromise of her California cosmic right brain and her "Philadelphia Jewish" left brain. "The Lotus in me wants to be totally free.
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September 4, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lotus Weinstock, stand-up comedian and author of a popular book of anecdotes, "The Lotus Position," has died of a brain tumor. She was 54. She died Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood. Born Marlene Weinstock to a wealthy Philadelphia family, she described her humor as the compromise of her California cosmic right brain and her "Philadelphia Jewish" left brain. "The Lotus in me wants to be totally free.
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September 16, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is the clutchy, kvetching Mom From Hell. The hippie mama who loves too groovily. Photo albums are not good enough for this maternal obsessive. A Jewish, single mother, she prefers a library of her daughter's answering machine messages from college. "I wanted a record of her growth," says L.A. comic Lotus Weinstock, thinking nothing of this display of motherly devotion. But how does the alternative parent cut the umbilical cord?
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May 27, 1993 | ANNE KLARNER
At first, comedienne Lotus Weinstock is just a voice on the telephone. Weinstock, who will emcee a benefit Saturday for the Positive Directions Coffeehouse in Glendale, has a pleasant voice that betrays her East Coast origins and laughs easily. But she's hard to picture. Then she says it. "I have a wonderful child that just graduated from Brown University." Suddenly, a woman with short blond hair comes to mind. She was on the cable show "Evening at the Improv" last Friday night.
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May 27, 1993 | ANNE KLARNER
At first, comedienne Lotus Weinstock is just a voice on the telephone. Weinstock, who will emcee a benefit Saturday for the Positive Directions Coffeehouse in Glendale, has a pleasant voice that betrays her East Coast origins and laughs easily. But she's hard to picture. Then she says it. "I have a wonderful child that just graduated from Brown University." Suddenly, a woman with short blond hair comes to mind. She was on the cable show "Evening at the Improv" last Friday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One feels a bit like a voyeur at "Molly & Maze," now playing at the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company's Hahn Cosmopolitan. The show, written by stand-up comedienne Lotus Weinstock, stars Weinstock and her daughter, actress and concert violinist Lili Haydn, in a story about a stand-up comedienne and her daughter who have much in common with the performers portraying them. It is essentially a story about letting go, or rather, not letting go.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Lotus and Lili are determined to have a happy breakup. "I really do not want to hold onto her," said comedian/poet/musician Lotus Weinstock, whose daughter Lili Haydn will attend Brown University this fall. "The guilt of doing that would make me nauseous. I love my daughter winning in this life. That doesn't mean I haven't shed a tear. But by the time she goes, I hope we're both OK. Our assignment is going to be to turn it into a positive thing."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1993 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer.
There's something forever tantalizing about standing in an empty room that's had a past. You can feel the voices, the moods, the forms of human entanglement that have all transpired there and are now sealed off in silence, or dispersed in the memories of strangers. But there's little you can actually know.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1994
"An Intimate (But Relatively Low-Risk) Evening With Lotus Weinstock" will be presented by Parlor Performances as a benefit for Santa Monica's Turning Point Shelter at the French Roast Cafe in Brentwood on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The shelter provides services to assist homeless people in finding jobs and housing. Suggested donation is $10; additional contributions of such items as clothing and towels are welcome. Reservations: (310) 471-3979.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1990
The Coalition for Freedom of Expression will hold a benefit featuring music, performance art, comedy and poetry at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cafe Largo, 432 N. Fairfax Ave.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1993 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer.
There's something forever tantalizing about standing in an empty room that's had a past. You can feel the voices, the moods, the forms of human entanglement that have all transpired there and are now sealed off in silence, or dispersed in the memories of strangers. But there's little you can actually know.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One feels a bit like a voyeur at "Molly & Maze," now playing at the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company's Hahn Cosmopolitan. The show, written by stand-up comedienne Lotus Weinstock, stars Weinstock and her daughter, actress and concert violinist Lili Haydn, in a story about a stand-up comedienne and her daughter who have much in common with the performers portraying them. It is essentially a story about letting go, or rather, not letting go.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is the clutchy, kvetching Mom From Hell. The hippie mama who loves too groovily. Photo albums are not good enough for this maternal obsessive. A Jewish, single mother, she prefers a library of her daughter's answering machine messages from college. "I wanted a record of her growth," says L.A. comic Lotus Weinstock, thinking nothing of this display of motherly devotion. But how does the alternative parent cut the umbilical cord?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Lotus and Lili are determined to have a happy breakup. "I really do not want to hold onto her," said comedian/poet/musician Lotus Weinstock, whose daughter Lili Haydn will attend Brown University this fall. "The guilt of doing that would make me nauseous. I love my daughter winning in this life. That doesn't mean I haven't shed a tear. But by the time she goes, I hope we're both OK. Our assignment is going to be to turn it into a positive thing."
NEWS
November 25, 1988
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is honoring Karen Rowe, its founding director, and launching the center fund for faculty research Tuesday at a dinner in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. The center is a formally organized research unit that focuses on gender-related issues in all fields of study.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
What do you say to a Jewish mother bursting with pride over her genius daughter? Don't put your daughter on the stage? That won't do. Comedian Lotus Weinstock already has--not only on the legitimate stage, in "Molly & Maze" now at the Eagle Theatre, but also on the "illegitimate" ones. Weinstock's real-life daughter Lili Haydn (who plays Maze) has been in a collection of TV shows and films, and now has a starring role in "The New Gidget." Why not? This is Hollywood 1988.
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