March 24, 1989 |
Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Rourke and Vince Di Meglio all turned their longing for familiar things into thriving small businesses ranging from an Australian milk bar to a New York-style cheesecake bakery. All three figured that if they were homesick for the sights, tastes and smells of their hometowns, then others in Los Angeles and elsewhere must miss those old favorites as well.
May 13, 2001 |
In a body of work that has accrued to nine novels, Pat Barker has staked out a distinctive thematic field.
June 6, 1999 |
The containers of memory are emptying. For those of us born at the tail end of the baby boom, it is impossible not to be conscious of the fact that the eyeballs that looked on the events of World War II are slowly clouding with age.
March 16, 1989 |
Olivia Newton-John has arrived in Santa Ana. At least her clothing chain has. Koala Blue, the women's clothing retailer founded by the singer and her partner, Pat Farrar, will officially open its seventh store at MainPlace/Santa Ana on Tuesday. The Los Angeles-based chain now owns, operates and licenses 26 stores in the United States, Canada and Japan, with plans to expand to more than 80 stores throughout the world by 1991, company executives said.
June 27, 1986 |
It was a grand opening notable for its show-business flair and its unexpected business projections. As a rainbow of balloons bobbed in the air-conditioned breeze and an Australian-bush band played ditties like "Waltzing Matilda," singer Olivia Newton-John, a native of Australia, and business partner Pat Farrar recently opened in the Westside Pavilion their second Koala Blue boutique. The original shop opened on Melrose Avenue two years ago.