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November 23, 1998 | Irene Lacher
On her first date with Richie, Rocky thought she had a showoff on her hands. "He was on the telephone all the time," she recalls, "and I thought, this is the Mr. Big act. He's such a busy guy. I said to him, 'Kissinger isn't on the telephone as much as this.' " Raquel Welch was right about one thing. Richie Palmer was indeed checking on all the dough he was making. The pizza dough, that is.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Dennis McLellan
Ray Harryhausen, a stop-motion animation pioneer who became a cult figure for creating special effects for “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “Jason and the Argonauts” and other science fiction and fantasy film classics, died Tuesday in London of natural causes. He was 92. His death was confirmed by Kenneth Kleinberg, his longtime legal representative in the United States. Harryhausen, a Los Angeles native who lived in London for more than four decades, inspired generations of filmmakers and special-effects artists.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1990 | Mary Helen Berg \f7
She made an early acting career of skimpy on-screen outfits in B and C movies, but later quieted skeptics with her comedic skills in "The Three Musketeers" (1974) and her SRO performances on Broadway as Lauren Bacall's replacement in the Tony Award-winning "Woman of the Year." Now, soon to turn 50 (Sept. 5), Raquel Welch is gradually easing herself out of the role of actress, aiming at a new career as a producer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By Susan King
Raquel Welch has made her peace with Loana, the scantily clad cave woman she played in the 1966 camp classic "One Million Years B.C." The poster of Welch wearing pelts in strategic places made her a worldwide sex symbol. The image is so iconic, it was even a pivotal plot point in the 1994 film "The Shawshank Redemption." "She's really pretty OK," says Welch of her reel-life character. "I recognize her as one part of my nature. But I just don't want it to be my complete legacy." Welch is five months away from her 70th birthday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By Susan King
Raquel Welch has made her peace with Loana, the scantily clad cave woman she played in the 1966 camp classic "One Million Years B.C." The poster of Welch wearing pelts in strategic places made her a worldwide sex symbol. The image is so iconic, it was even a pivotal plot point in the 1994 film "The Shawshank Redemption." "She's really pretty OK," says Welch of her reel-life character. "I recognize her as one part of my nature. But I just don't want it to be my complete legacy." Welch is five months away from her 70th birthday.
NEWS
May 23, 1986 | SARVAT HASAN
She built her career as a skimpily clad Las Vegas showgirl, magazine cover girl, movie star and stage actress. And now the body-beautiful Raquel Welch has written a book: "Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program" (Fawcett/Columbine: $9.95). More than 200,000 copies have already been sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Actress Raquel Welch won a $10.8-million verdict against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tuesday when a jury decided that the studio breached her contract by firing her from a starring role in "Cannery Row" and hiring actress Debra Winger to take her place.
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999
Fashions have run the gamut from prim (Judy Garland) and Patriotic (Ingrid Bergman) to sophisticated (Grace Kelly) and sultry (Raquel Welch). * Photo research: Leslie Rubinoff
NEWS
August 24, 1986
Superior Court Judge Earl F. Riley refused to grant a new trial or reduce the $10.8 million in damages awarded to actress Raquel Welch in her case against MGM Studios, which fired her in 1980 during production of the film "Cannery Row." The ruling came despite arguments by MGM attorney Christina Snyder that the damagers were "grossly excessive and out of whack with reality."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1986 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Times Staff Writer
It's been 5 1/2 years since Raquel Welch was dropped from MGM's "Cannery Row," and just days since a jury awarded her a staggering $10.8-million judgment for that high-profile firing. A triumphant Welch was filmed by television crews as she left a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday; however, in private, she remains emotional over the entire experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2007 | Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
MORE than most of its contemporaries, the 1966 scifi thriller "Fantastic Voyage" has stayed on the right side of the line separating vintage kitsch from risible camp. Directed by the versatile genre pro Richard Fleischer ("Soylent Green," the underrated noir "The Narrow Margin"), written by Harry Kleiner and later novelized by Isaac Asimov, it's perhaps the trippiest variant on the difference-of-scale conceit that has fueled fantasies from "Gulliver's Travels" to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2004 | Susan King
The career lifespan of a movie sex goddess is rarely longer than a decade. But that hasn't been the case with the ageless Raquel Welch. Now 63, the former Jo Raquel Tejada has proven over the decades to both audiences and critics that she has more going for her than a curvaceous bod and beautiful face -- she's a fine dramatic actress and a skilled comedian. As her career enters its fourth decade, Welch is still going strong on TV ("American Family") and in movies ("Legally Blonde").
NEWS
June 14, 2001 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Before there was Jennifer Lopez, the stylishly daring actress with more curves than Mulholland Drive, there was Raquel Welch, who could throw Lopez a curve or two of her own. After all, she was known as El Cuerpo, or the body. "That's what they used to call me," Welch says, laughing on the phone as she recalls her trips to Latin America where the media christened the actress--born in Chicago to a Bolivian father and an American mother--the Venus of Hollywood.
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999
Fashions have run the gamut from prim (Judy Garland) and Patriotic (Ingrid Bergman) to sophisticated (Grace Kelly) and sultry (Raquel Welch). * Photo research: Leslie Rubinoff
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | Irene Lacher
On her first date with Richie, Rocky thought she had a showoff on her hands. "He was on the telephone all the time," she recalls, "and I thought, this is the Mr. Big act. He's such a busy guy. I said to him, 'Kissinger isn't on the telephone as much as this.' " Raquel Welch was right about one thing. Richie Palmer was indeed checking on all the dough he was making. The pizza dough, that is.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | RYAN MURPHY
After nearly four years of development hell, several scripts and casting rumors galore, it's just about time--as the theme songs goes--to meet the Flintstones. In the Amblin Entertainment big-screen version of the modern Stone Age family cartoon, John Goodman is apparently a lock to play the lead role of Fred Flintstone, the man who propels his car with his feet. Contract negotiations with the "Roseanne" star are said to be in the final stages.
REAL ESTATE
November 11, 1990 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress RAQUEL WELCH, who hasn't owned a home on the West Coast for about 10 years, has purchased a one-story, contemporary in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills for close to its $1.6-million asking price. Welch quietly divorced her French photographer husband, Andre Weinfeld, in September after more than a year's separation. The couple lived in New York, where she will continue to maintain a residence, sources say.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1987 | DON SHIRLEY
The first half of "Right to Die" (tonight at 9 on NBC Channels 4, 36, 39) is such a clunky piece of storytelling that much of the audience may tune out. If so, they'll miss a three-hanky tear-jerker, as well as a fairly intelligent examination of the issues surrounding terminally ill patients who want to pull the plug. Raquel Welch plays a want-it-all psychologist and mother who's dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
REAL ESTATE
November 11, 1990 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress RAQUEL WELCH, who hasn't owned a home on the West Coast for about 10 years, has purchased a one-story, contemporary in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills for close to its $1.6-million asking price. Welch quietly divorced her French photographer husband, Andre Weinfeld, in September after more than a year's separation. The couple lived in New York, where she will continue to maintain a residence, sources say.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1990 | Mary Helen Berg \f7
She made an early acting career of skimpy on-screen outfits in B and C movies, but later quieted skeptics with her comedic skills in "The Three Musketeers" (1974) and her SRO performances on Broadway as Lauren Bacall's replacement in the Tony Award-winning "Woman of the Year." Now, soon to turn 50 (Sept. 5), Raquel Welch is gradually easing herself out of the role of actress, aiming at a new career as a producer.
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