January 20, 2009 |
Totaled together, the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" films grossed nearly $1.2 billion around the world, making it one of the most successful box-office franchises in recent years. So why would Disney, which co-financed and co-produced the films with Phil Anschutz's Walden Media, walk away from such a valuable property? The back story is messy, involving an ugly dispute between Disney and Anschutz, a true battle of the titans.
April 26, 1992 |
Instead of the love of her children, Hannah Nash has a condominium. It's a very nice condominium, worth maybe a million, more or less, depending on the real estate market. The condo and some other choice property are probably the closest she has to family after her self-declared Byzantine struggle with her two sons over the family's multimillion-dollar real-estate holdings. From all indications, the sons would agree. Located on the 14th floor in one of those West L. A.
November 28, 2012 |
A man has a casual affair with a woman and then dumps her. The woman, now with child, longs for his return but is coldly rebuffed. Humiliated and left with nothing to live for, she kills herself with a sharp blade to the throat. The story of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" is a tragedy written in florid, grandiose letters. Change the setting from imperial Japan to 1980s New York, throw in some designer kitchen cutlery, and you get "Fatal Attraction," Adrian Lyne's Oscar-nominated tale of an adulterous fling gone horribly wrong.
March 27, 1994 |
THE BOY IS 4 YEARS OLD. WEARING A BLUE SWEAT SHIRT, BAGGY jeans and a look of solitary awe, he wanders through the Sunday afternoon tumult of the La Mesa State Penitentiary, a raucous Tijuana dreamscape. The boy passes taco stands in the central plaza, a makeshift video arcade and a general store with a hand-painted 7-Eleven sign. He gets a pat on the head from one of the scruffy tattooed men crouched in a predatory daze around the basketball court.
October 28, 1993 |
Think back on all the ghost stories you have heard. The common denominator is that almost all are cobwebbed with history--wan women in Edwardian dress, gnarled gentlemen in frock coats. At some point in the future we should be hearing about spooks in Spandex, no? Since violent death and ghosts are linked in the collective psyche like kids and candy, like the pit and the pendulum, we visited homes where recent slayings happened in search of emergent legends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1987
Gov. George Deukmejian has appointed a Van Nuys real-estate broker to the 51st District Agriculture Assn., which administers the San Fernando Valley Fair, the governor's office announced. Helen R. Gabriel, 67, a Republican, was appointed to fill the seat of John A. Steel of Sylmar, who resigned. Gabriel has been in the real-estate business in the Valley since 1959, according to the governor's office. Her term will expire in 1989.
November 1, 2000
The Orange-based real-estate services company said net income for the third quarter totaled $817,000, or 11 cents a share, 10% higher than the $743,000, or 10 cents a share, for the year-earlier figure. Revenue rose slightly to $21.6 million from $21.5 million.