CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1996
It's touted as the biggest Mother's Day celebration in the world, and it's happening today at the Jewish Home for the Aging's Eisenberg Village Campus in Reseda. More than 2,000 people--including celebrities Martin Landau, Mary Hart and Renee Taylor--are expected at the festivities that will include brunch, music, comedy and a magic performance. The celebration, in its second year, attracted 1,500 people last year.
May 31, 1996
Sony Pictures Entertainment named Bruce Stein, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, president of its new consumer products marketing group. Stein had headed the interactive unit, working on such products as the company's PlayStation video game unit, since late last year. In his new job, Stein is expected to work on enhancing the Sony brand name. Sony Signatures, a merchandising and licensing unit of the company, will become part of Stein's new group.
March 20, 2013 |
Jon Fitzgerald, co-founder and former executive director of the Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi film festivals, was named executive director of the 17th Hollywood Film Festival. "Jon's experience in the online, film festival and worldwide film communities will be a great asset to the growth and new direction of our festival," said Carlos de Abreu, founder of the Hollywood Film Festival, in a statement Wednesday morning. Fitzgerald will be in charge of development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall festival management.
July 4, 2004 |
The Tiffany Theaters are being resurrected, at least briefly. The twin 99-seat Sunset Strip theaters closed in 2002 because the building that houses them was to be demolished as part of a mixed-use real estate development. That's still the plan, but the wrecking ball isn't expected until next year. So the developer of the proposed Sunset Millennium project, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, is donating the use of the Tiffany spaces to the Actors Studio for at least the rest of 2004.
May 11, 2013 |
The Harvey Mudd estate, designed by noted architect Elmer Grey in 1922, is for sale in the 90210 ZIP Code at $22.995 million. Sited on an acre with a swimming pool, an aviary and gardens, the English country estate has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space in the main house and guest studio. Features include a two-story entry with hand-carved wood detailing, a conservatory and a wine cellar with a tasting room. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms. The estate has been owned by magnates, philanthropists and other notables: 1922: Built for Charles Boldt, who was a premier glass Mason jar manufacturer and one of the wealthiest Americans of his time.
January 17, 2013 |
The American Cinematheque shines the spotlight on Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino with a three-day retrospective at the Egyptian in Hollywood. Cimino worked in advertising before turning to filmmaking. He co-wrote "Magnum Force," the 1973 "Dirty Harry" sequel, then made the move to directing with 1974's well-received "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. " His next film was the Oscar-winning 1978 Vietnam War epic "The Deer Hunter," followed by the ill-fated 1980 western "Heaven's Gate.
January 8, 1990 |
"Max and Helen" (tonight at 5 and 7 on TNT cable) is a suspenseful and textured production with a burnished performance by Martin Landau as Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal pursuing the only case against a barbaric Nazi that Wiesenthal felt compelled to close--to destroy the evidence--in order to protect the living.