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April 9, 1998 | SUSAN ABRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advanstar Communications Inc. said it has agreed to buy Woodland Hills-based Magic International, producers of the largest apparel trade shows in the nation and abroad. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the deal was said to be valued at more than $200 million. The purchase, announced Wednesday, would give Boston-based Advanstar--a worldwide marketing service that publishes 100 publications and produces about 100 trade shows and expositions--a stronghold in the apparel trade show market.
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April 9, 1998 | SUSAN ABRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advanstar Communications Inc. said it has agreed to buy Woodland Hills-based Magic International, producers of the largest apparel trade shows in the nation and abroad. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the deal was said to be valued at more than $200 million. The purchase, announced Wednesday, would give Boston-based Advanstar--a worldwide marketing service that publishes 100 publications and produces about 100 trade shows and expositions--a stronghold in the apparel trade show market.
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September 4, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can measure the success of Woodland Hills-based Magic International both by the number of people attending its annual apparel trade shows in Las Vegas--and by the number of exhibitors shut out. Some 90,000 people showed up in Vegas last week for the five-day garb fest, making it third in attendance for annual gatherings in that convention-heavy city, after the technology trade events Comdex and the Consumer Electronics Show.
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March 5, 1998 | Russ Stanton
The battle over where Orange County apparel makers will unveil their new lines to retailers is heating up. The owners of MAGIC International are planning a new trade show called MAGIC Sport aimed at the sports-apparel market. The event will run concurrently with MAGIC's fall trade show from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show runs a week before the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Expo's annual fall show. The Laguna Beach company's three-day show opens Sept.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1998 | Russ Stanton
The battle over where Orange County apparel makers will unveil their new lines to retailers is heating up. The owners of MAGIC International are planning a new trade show called MAGIC Sport aimed at the sports-apparel market. The event will run concurrently with MAGIC's fall trade show from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show runs a week before the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Expo's annual fall show. The Laguna Beach company's three-day show opens Sept.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1996
The fall Comdex show in Las Vegas was the largest trade show in the U.S. last year. A look at the 10 largest trade shows held in 1995 by net square feet of paid exhibition space: *--* Net square feet Rank Show of exhibition space 1995 Location 1 Comdex/Fall 1.30 million Las Vegas 2 The Super Show* 1.24 million Atlanta 3 International Winter Consumer Electronics Show 1.09 million Las Vegas 4 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition 1.
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September 28, 1995 | ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one exquisite moment, Jackie Kennedy became the epitome of glamour and elegance--the uncrowned queen of America. --Oleg Cassini * Oleg Cassini stands in awe of the woman who inspired his new book, "A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House." "I wanted to create a book that was a true recognition of what she had accomplished in creating Camelot," he said recently by phone from New York.
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July 17, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A power outage closed the west side of South Coast Plaza on Tuesday, including two Bullock's stores that sent their employees home for the day. A transformer apparently short-circuited in an underground vault at 3:22 p.m., knocking the vault's concrete lid loose and causing the outage in the side of the mall facing Bear Street, said Edison's area manager, Charles Wilson.
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August 29, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bud Konheim began to realize the potential of the male apparel market when his company, women's clothing manufacturer Nicole Miller, received a message from fans of one of the few lines Miller produced for men in 1995: colorful, loose-fitting, casual shirts. "Thank you for liberating us from the standard 'old-boy' corporate dress," said the letter, accompanied by photographs of male executives with some Miller shirts covering their heads.
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September 4, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can measure the success of Woodland Hills-based Magic International both by the number of people attending its annual apparel trade shows in Las Vegas--and by the number of exhibitors shut out. Some 90,000 people showed up in Vegas last week for the five-day garb fest, making it third in attendance for annual gatherings in that convention-heavy city, after the technology trade events Comdex and the Consumer Electronics Show.
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September 21, 1995 | ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"In one exquisite moment, Jackie Kennedy became the epitome of glamour and elegance--the uncrowned queen of America. " --Oleg Cassini * Fashion designer Oleg Cassini oozed charm as he spoke Tuesday night with an Orange County audience about his new book, "A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House." "I wanted to create a book that was a true recognition of what she had accomplished in creating Camelot," he said by phone from New York.
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November 6, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ilse Metchek can recall when it appeared that the California Mart--the premiere downtown Los Angeles showroom for Southern California's apparel industry--was unraveling. Giant apparel trade shows in venues such as Las Vegas were attracting more business from a merging and shrinking retail industry, luring buyers who had previously purchased their store inventory from CalMart.
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