August 25, 2008 |
Lee Blair won a gold medal for the U.S. in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles without ever training in a gym, on a track or in a pool. Blair's event: watercolor painting. Although nearly forgotten, the Olympics held from 1912 through 1948 included arts competitions, with the winners receiving the same gold, silver and bronze medals as the athletes. In addition to Blair's category -- he won for a watercolor called "Rodeo" -- there were medals for oil painting, sculpture, architecture, music and literature.
HOME & GARDEN
August 23, 2008 |
FOR ANYONE lucky enough to have witnessed the move, it was some kind of spectacle: the 1941 Maxwell house by Richard Neutra, one of Southern California's most celebrated residential architects, loaded onto a flatbed truck for a cruise down the Sunset Strip. The midnight voyage last weekend started in Brentwood, where one-third of the house was slowly wheeled out, followed by a caravan of Neutra devotees, a real estate agent and one very nervous homeowner -- all focused on the survival of a little-known architectural gem. If all goes according to plan, the remainder of the 1,700-square-foot wooden structure will follow in coming days, taking up residence on what had been a vacant lot in Angelino Heights, the neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles best known for its flamboyant Victorians.
November 10, 2006 |
Kraft Foods Inc. has not seen the sales growth it once expected from the Tassimo hot beverage system and may take charges as it evaluates the business, the company said. Kraft has regularly touted Tassimo as one of the products that customers are shopping for. The machine brews single-serve packets of coffee and other drinks. Kraft, based in Northfield, Ill., makes Maxwell House and other coffees.
April 26, 2005
Re "Modern Voices Join in the Telling of an Ancient Tale," April 23: Over the years I have joined in the search for a more inclusive Haggada. I have used feminist, progressive and homemade Haggadot. I have celebrated the contributions of the midwives and sung old union songs. But somehow I still find myself reaching for the Maxwell House coffee Haggada of my youth. Lisa Palley Los Angeles
July 20, 2000 |
Procter & Gamble Co. and Philip Morris Cos., makers of the nation's best-selling Folgers and Maxwell House coffees, said they rescinded plans to cut prices after frost fears in Brazil sent the cost of wholesale beans soaring. Procter & Gamble had planned to drop the price for a 13-ounce can of its best-selling Folgers coffee by 10 cents to $2.05, effective Aug. 14. Prices now will stay at $2.15. Decaffeinated coffee, which was also set for a 10-cent drop, will stay at $2.85.
December 8, 1999
Philip Morris Cos. said it raised the price of its Maxwell House coffee, matching an increase announced earlier by rival Procter & Gamble Co. for its Folgers brand. The increases follow a surge in the price of coffee beans because of concern that dry weather will leave next year's crop in Brazil, the world's biggest grower, much smaller than previously expected. The price of a 13-ounce can of regular ground Maxwell House coffee was raised by 30 cents to $2.51, effective immediately. * H.J.