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February 23, 2013 |
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always - to quote Jack Nicholson - "bring out the devil in me. " Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is what I found myself doing the other night, laughing in support of the National Lampoon's new stage show, playing for the next month at a little theater near MacArthur Park, a landmark probably best known for...
December 11, 2002 |
About 4,000 people in entertainment industry circles are receiving a holiday surprise from National Lampoon in their mailboxes this week. "The Hollywood Retorter" looks, at first glance, like a copy of the Hollywood Reporter but on closer inspection turns out be a 16-page parody of the trade paper with some biting jokes aimed at celebrities and show business executives. The cover stories include a report about a new CNN reality series called "The Kennedys" that features "hard-drinking" Sen.
December 15, 1992
Two entertainment firms battling over the National Lampoon trademark have settled out of court. In the settlement, J2 Communications Inc. of Los Angeles retained control over the National Lampoon name--which is associated with the satirical magazine and movies such as "Animal House," and which J2 said is worth more than $5 million. However, J2, which sells movie home videos, agreed to pay about $150,000 to ITC Distribution Inc. of Studio City.
January 19, 1989 |
National Lampoon Inc. announced Wednesday that it would give an upstart investor group three seats on its board, plus a novel status in day-to-day operations. In addition, public documents disclosed, the agreement provides that independent producers Daniel Grodnik and Tim Matheson might be hired to share the office of the president under founder Matty Simmons, who also is chairman of the publicly traded magazine and movie company.
March 9, 1990 |
National Lampoon Inc., the magazine publisher and movie producer, has agreed to be acquired by J2 Communications in a stock swap valued at approximately $4.67 million, the companies announced today. J2, a home video producer and distributor, will exchange two-thirds of a share of its common stock plus a warrant expected to be worth $1 for each share of National Lampoon stock, the companies said in a statement.
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May 10, 2005 |
Peter Bramley, 60, a cartoonist who was the first art director of National Lampoon magazine, died of pneumonia April 12 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Bramley helped establish Cloud Studio in New York City in 1967. It was an alternative-culture studio that combined an interest in comics and theater with commercial art and illustration. His comics earned the attention of the National Lampoon's founders, who hired Bramley and partner Bill Skurski in 1970 as art directors for the first issues.