April 12, 1990 |
Paul Abramowitz admits he hasn't slept much lately. As president of Western Costume Co., he's supervising the move of its entire stock of costumes and props--about 3 1/2 million of them--from Hollywood to North Hollywood. The move, expected to take 28 days, started last week. "How do you move all of this and still do business at the same time?"
March 8, 1989 |
Western Costume Co., a Hollywood institution that has supplied costumes to movie makers for 80 years, has been sold by Gulf & Western's Paramount Pictures Corp. to a California holding company, Paramount officials said Tuesday. AHS Trinity bought the historic costume business for an undisclosed amount, said Paul Lestz, president of Paramount's Studio Group. The sale, effective March 1, includes the 1.
February 24, 1988 |
Codercard, an Irvine technology firm, has settled a lawsuit filed by best-selling author Sidney Sheldon and two other investors as part of what its chairman characterized as an unsuccessful effort to seize control of the company. The Sheldon suit alleged that Codercard insiders, including company founder and president Robert W. Herman, had issued millions of shares of Codercard stock to themselves in a bid "to control Codercard for their own benefit."
October 28, 1989 |
Batman outfits selling for up to $300? Sixty bucks and more just for the rubber mask? Holy price hikes! Welcome to the new era of costume marketing. Now that grown-ups are rediscovering the joys of the Halloween season in a big way, many of those who sell and rent costumes and accessories are zeroing in on upscale adult pocketbooks.
June 17, 2012 |
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning their stripes, "Mad Men" are being made and entire armies are getting outfitted in a rabbit warren of rooms flanked by a cavernous warehouse crammed with period clothing from multiple eras. Few would guess that, just upstairs, Christopher Plummer's jacket from "The Sound of Music" is rubbing elbows with Vivien Leigh's Walter Plunkett-designed buckboard dress from "Gone With the Wind," not far from a feathered headdress once worn by Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief.