September 4, 1993
Max Henry Fisher, 71, former editor of the Financial Times and the executive credited with transforming that newspaper into Britain's leading financial newspaper and an influential European journal. A native of Germany, Fisher was interned in Britain as an enemy alien at the outbreak of war and later sent to Australia. When he was released in 1942, he volunteered for the British army and served in France.
June 12, 1992 |
Sotheby's Chairman to Sell Block of Stock: Sotheby's Holdings Inc. announced that two top officials are selling 10 million shares of common stock with limited voting rights in the auction house--about 19% of the outstanding shares. A. Alfred Taubman, chairman of the world's largest art auction firm, is selling 8 million shares. Two million are being sold by Vice Chairman Max Fisher and Martinique Hotel Inc. Sotheby's stock eased 50 cents to $12.
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May 14, 1998 |
Real estate billionaire Donald Bren, owner of the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest and richest landholder, was married over the weekend, his third trip down the aisle. Bren, 66, exchanged vows Saturday with Brigitte Muller, 32, his companion of 2 1/2 years. The "intimate church ceremony" took place at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills and was attended only by close family members, said Larry Thomas, a spokesman for Bren's Irvine Co.
July 18, 1990 |
With former President Richard M. Nixon still avoiding most public events, organizers of the Richard M. Nixon Library and Birthplace put finishing touches on the facility today and prepared for this afternoon's arrival of President Bush. At the library, William E. Simon, Nixon's secretary of the Treasury, hosted a luncheon for about 50 longtime supporters of Nixon and the library. Among the guests were Charles (Bebe) Rebozo, one of Nixon's closest friends.
October 13, 1987 |
Irvine Co. Director Howard Marguleas testified Monday that he supported Donald L. Bren's 1982 bid to become chairman of the board because the company's image at the time "left a lot to be desired." Marguleas told the court that he liked the idea that a local person "more in tune with the community" than the ownership group led by Detroit shopping center magnate A. Alfred Taubman, who preceded Bren as chairman, would play a larger role in company affairs.
October 9, 2003 |
The days of symphony musicians preparing for performances in a trailer, concertgoers sitting on their coats and patrons standing in the snow to collect tickets, are no more. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra today dedicates the Max M. Fisher Music Center, known as "The Max." The $60-million center includes a restored and modernized Orchestra Hall, a newly built 450-seat performance hall and an education center.