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September 27, 1987
NYC classic-poster dealer Jack Rennert is coming West for a major auction Nov. 22 at the Registry, with some heavy-duty pieces--like some 1890s Toulouse-Lautrecs valued in the $40,000 neighborhood. But he's also bringing some impressive French, Spanish and American movie posters. Like "My Baby" (1912, Mary Pickford, valued at up to $3,000), a French "Salome" with Theda Bara (1918, $2,500), D. W. Griffith's "Mother and the Law" (1919, $5,000) and a French "King Kong" (1933, $5,000).
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NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
A new art show in Washington, D.C., spotlights national park posters from the Depression years, including the frothy falls of Yellowstone, the jagged mountains of Glacier and the native ruins of Bandelier National Monument. Titled “Posterity,” the show at the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum is built around six original posters that date to the Depression years. But it also includes later reproductions and contemporary posters in similar style, covering more than three dozen parks and wildlife refuges.
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WORLD
May 3, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Fliers and posters urging help for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have reportedly popped up in Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan.  In the Chechen capital of Grozny, posters refer to charges against Tsarnaev -- whose family lived in Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan before moving to the U.S. -- as “groundless.” The 19-year-old is a suspect in the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others during the Boston...
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - We went to write about Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley and SignGate broke out. It was Wednesday, this was boxing, and so the anger, hatred, rips, finger-pointing and innuendo were not unexpected. Nor, if you write a sports column for a living, unwelcome. For big fights here, they always have a large press conference on Wednesday. The norm is a large stage, fighters and teams strung along each side of a podium, and a half-dozen skimpily clad Tecate girls, featuring plastic-enhanced smiles, etc. The proceedings usually go one of two ways.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2011
Like the films they advertise, movie posters can be dull, formulaic, even obtuse. But as the exhibition "Bob Peak: Creating the Modern Movie Poster" demonstrates, some bills manage to be more ? intriguing hooks, elegant examples of succinct storytelling, works of art in their own right. This collection of original paintings and final one-sheet posters by the distinguished designer Bob Peak feature such memorable films as "Superman," "Apocalypse Now" and "The Spy Who Loved Me. " Fourth Floor Gallery, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
Those who engage in "revenge porn" -- humiliating ex-romantic partners online -- now face jail time and fines under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Under the bill by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), those convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Cannella contended that without the law, authorities have had "no tools to combat revenge porn or cyber-revenge.” Electronically distributing or posting nude pictures of an ex-romantic partner on the Internet after a breakup to shame the person in public is, he said, “destroying people's lives.” The bill that Brown signed into law on Tuesday, SB 255, takes effect immediately.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004 | Randy Lewis
Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer, wasn't just a pioneering punk rocker, he also was a major sci-fi and horror-movie fan, and 125 original movie posters Ramone had collected from such films as "Frankenstein" and "Forbidden Planet" will go up for auction starting next week in Dallas. The two-part auction begins Thursday at Heritage Galleries in Dallas and on the gallery's website, www.heritagemovieposters.com; the second part of the auction will be in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
The film "12 Years a Slave" is based on the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. But posters for its Italian release have marginalized Chiwetel Ejiofor, who stars as the protagonist, in favor of large head shots of white actors Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. Pitt, who produced the film, has a relatively small role, and Fassbender has a supporting part as a cruel slave owner. A spokesman for Lionsgate -- whose subsidiary Summit Entertainment is handling sales of the film to overseas distributors -- issued a statement disavowing responsibility for the posters, which were created for the film's Italian distributor, BIM. INTERACTIVE: '12 Years a Slave': Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor on key scenes It said the the posters "were unauthorized and were not approved by any of the producers or licensors of the film," and that Summit "is investigating and taking immediate action to … have those posters currently in the marketplace recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
Although surpassed in popularity by social media, campaign posters continue to serve as a fundamental, democratic form of expression used by grass-roots organizers and artists to convey a message for social change. "Decades of Dissent," a collection of 28 silk-screen protest posters from 1960 to 1980 on view at the Skirball Cultural Center, offers a historical perspective of one of the most volatile periods of California politics illustrated through this graphic art form. Topics featured in the posters include women's issues, gay rights, immigration reform, union empowerment and disillusionment with an unpopular war - issues that have hardly disappeared this election season.
NEWS
February 20, 1996 | Reuters
The NATO-led peacekeeping force in Bosnia is distributing 10,000 "wanted" posters to its soldiers to help them spot and capture suspected war criminals, a spokesman for the force said Monday. The poster carries 17 grainy photographs under the heading: "War Criminals Indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia." Thirty-four people for whom photographs were not available are also named.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Susan King
Artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak may not be household names, but their movie posters have graced the walls of museums and galleries as well as countless homes and college dorm rooms. Struzan's more than 150 posters include ones for "Blade Runner," "E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial," the "Star Wars" franchise since the 1978 re-release poster, the four "Indiana Jones" films, the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Hellboy," "Pan's Labyrinth," "The Shawshank Redemption" and the AMC series "The Walking Dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
The film "12 Years a Slave" is based on the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. But posters for its Italian release have marginalized Chiwetel Ejiofor, who stars as the protagonist, in favor of large head shots of white actors Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. Pitt, who produced the film, has a relatively small role, and Fassbender has a supporting part as a cruel slave owner. A spokesman for Lionsgate -- whose subsidiary Summit Entertainment is handling sales of the film to overseas distributors -- issued a statement disavowing responsibility for the posters, which were created for the film's Italian distributor, BIM. INTERACTIVE: '12 Years a Slave': Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor on key scenes It said the the posters "were unauthorized and were not approved by any of the producers or licensors of the film," and that Summit "is investigating and taking immediate action to … have those posters currently in the marketplace recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By David Ng
Catherine Opie confessed she was never a fan of the posters at LAX showing the mayor welcoming air travelers to Los Angeles. "I always thought they could have been done better," the photographer said. Starting Thursday, there will be a new series of airport posters that Opie created featuring Mayor Eric Garcetti shot against famous L.A. backdrops. The new photographs will show Garcetti kayaking on the L.A. River and posing alongside such cultural landmarks as the Watts Towers and Chris Burden's "Urban Light" sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Another will show the mayor at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By John Horn
The evil sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty" looks pretty evil indeed. The new poster for Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent" has been unveiled, and the actress doesn't look like someone you'd have over for Thanksgiving supper. In a black, horned headdress from a costume designed by Anna B. Sheppard ("DragonHeart," "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist"), Jolie stares out in the poster as if she has some rather dangerous designs. The movie is a retelling of the famous fable from the point of view of its villainess.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
Those who engage in "revenge porn" -- humiliating ex-romantic partners online -- now face jail time and fines under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Under the bill by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), those convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Cannella contended that without the law, authorities have had "no tools to combat revenge porn or cyber-revenge.” Electronically distributing or posting nude pictures of an ex-romantic partner on the Internet after a breakup to shame the person in public is, he said, “destroying people's lives.” The bill that Brown signed into law on Tuesday, SB 255, takes effect immediately.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Jon Healey
As disgraced soon-to-be-ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner prepares for life away from elected office, one question leaps out: How did city voters get blindsided? After all, Filner had run for election a million times before (OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration; the actual number is closer to 14), winning seats on the local school board, the City Council and the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented the region for 10 years. Several of those contests were bitter, including the race for mayor last November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Six Valley youths were among 12 winners chosen from more than 1,000 entries in the Affordable Housing Management Assn.'s 1997 "Drug-Free Kid" poster contest. The contest, now in its 11th year, is designed to encourage young residents of affordable housing to stay away from drugs by using a drug-free theme as the contest's central message. The AHMA represents managers of privately owned, government-assisted affordable-housing complexes throughout the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Producers of the Dead Kennedys' "Frankenchrist" album and lead singer Jello Biafra are not constitutionally protected from criminal prosecution for an allegedly pornographic poster packaged with the album, a judge ruled Wednesday. Municipal Judge Sherrill D.
SPORTS
August 11, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Headline writers can cease and desist. Reporters should dial it down a notch. Cliche-leaning bloggers need to give this a rest. Barr none, Barr code, raising the Barr ... UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr has heard them all. Pun is fun, folks, but move on. "You hear that stuff and you think, 'How did we get to this point, where people are using my name for jokes?'" Barr said. "Most of them are pretty corny and cheesy. " He has no one to blame for that diet but himself. Barr showed from the start last season that the move to outside linebacker qualified as an epiphany.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By David Ng
In the weeks since renegade National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. government is harvesting phone and online data, a humorous series of Internet memes has been taking comic aim at artist Shepard Fairey's famous "Hope" image of Barack Obama. The parodies, which have appeared on numerous blogs and news sites in recent weeks, deconstruct Fairey's image, giving it a biting, NSA-themed spin. In one parody, Obama is shown wearing headphones with the words "Yes we scan" emblazoned above him and with text circling his head that reads: "United we progress toward a perfectly monitored society.
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