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October 20, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The guests at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel tend to be kind of picky. Although the famed hostelry in Beverly Hills provides elegant rooms, sumptuous dining, a heated pool, private saunas and a health club, sometimes even these amenities are not quite enough to satisfy. That is where Thomas Warrick comes in. The Beverly Wilshire's chief concierge has provided guests with everything from luxury yachts and private jets to cans of deodorant and tubes of toothpaste.
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December 21, 2010 | By Mary Rourke, Special to The Times
Helen Chaplin, a sprightly senior executive at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel for more than 40 years who won the hearts of European royalty, heads of state, political pundits and A-list celebrities by attending to their whims as guests, has died. She was 97. FOR THE RECORD: Helen Chaplin obituary: A news obituary of hotel executive Helen Chaplin in Tuesday's LATExtra section quoted Bill Wilkinson, the former president of Ayala Hotels who hired Chaplin to work at the Checkers Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but failed to note that Wilkinson died in July.
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June 9, 2005 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
Pulling up in the valet line at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel always seems a bit surreal. A Bentley idles in front of us long enough to disgorge two women in silvery evening dresses and their tuxedoed escorts, and there's no mistaking this as anything other than a Beverly Hills moment. Inching toward the entrance of the posh hotel at the foot of Rodeo Drive, I'm thinking I should have washed my car -- no, make that detailed my car.
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December 27, 2001
These celebratory cocktails are a festive way to ring in the New Year. Cinnabar: The Elysian Nymphs is Grand Marnier, Cognac and champagne with a slice of orange. If you feel like a nosh, try a half-dozen oysters with pickled ginger sake granita or the pan-smoked lobster salad. (Elysian Nymphs, $8; oysters, $9.50; lobster salad, $12.) Cinnabar, 933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 551-1155. Oysters: Cham Cham is champagne and Chambord, garnished with raspberries.
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March 26, 1999
Touch Textile Explore Chinese embroidery from Suzhou, in the "Threads of Light" exhibition, free at the Fowler Museum, UCLA campus. (310) 825-4361. Fashions That Love The Lullaby Guild's Ebony Fashion Fair April 4 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel benefits the Children's Home Society. Call (213) 532-6733. Femme Simplicity Meet up-and-coming designer Susan Lazar, whose line has been called chic and simple, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Enough Already!
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May 24, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
Color Me Bright Youth Foundation's piano recital performed by Ronald Altbach, whose performances benefit many charities, was held April 7 at Maple Drive Restaurant and netted $3,000. Altbach is senior vice president for Development and Creative Affairs for HKM Films. The foundation will use the proceeds to help provide camp experiences and special education programs for underprivileged children.
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October 6, 2002 | ANN CONWAY
There were no last-minute regrets from this star. Not only did Reese Witherspoon host a benefit that raised $600,000 for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, she did it with a broken foot and on the weekend her new film, "Sweet Home Alabama," broke box-office records.
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October 6, 2002 | ANN CONWAY
There were no last-minute regrets from this star. Not only did Reese Witherspoon host a benefit that raised $600,000 for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, she did it with a broken foot and on the weekend her new film, "Sweet Home Alabama," broke box-office records.
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March 3, 2002 | Patt Diroll; Ann Conway
Legal Eagles The legal watchdogs at the Center for Law in the Public Interest don't get around to patting themselves on the back too often, but the roster of causes they've championed could fill a California history book.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
These celebratory cocktails are a festive way to ring in the New Year. Cinnabar: The Elysian Nymphs is Grand Marnier, Cognac and champagne with a slice of orange. If you feel like a nosh, try a half-dozen oysters with pickled ginger sake granita or the pan-smoked lobster salad. (Elysian Nymphs, $8; oysters, $9.50; lobster salad, $12.) Cinnabar, 933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 551-1155. Oysters: Cham Cham is champagne and Chambord, garnished with raspberries.
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February 13, 2001 | PATT DIROLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the annals of charity events, the fashion luncheon is a time-honored formula that never goes out of style. Writing a hefty check for the privilege of watching a gaggle of whippet-thin models whirl down a runway in clothes that most of us couldn't or wouldn't wear has been a rite of spring for decades.
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December 12, 1999 | PATT DIROLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The holidays are here and there are so many good people doing good things for good causes in this town. A big round of applause for: Rob Lowe, who hosted the Los Angeles Free Clinic's annual dinner Monday honoring Scott Sassa, president of NBC West Coast, and longtime Free Clinic volunteer Marcia Steere of Woodland Hills.
NEWS
March 26, 1999
Touch Textile Explore Chinese embroidery from Suzhou, in the "Threads of Light" exhibition, free at the Fowler Museum, UCLA campus. (310) 825-4361. Fashions That Love The Lullaby Guild's Ebony Fashion Fair April 4 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel benefits the Children's Home Society. Call (213) 532-6733. Femme Simplicity Meet up-and-coming designer Susan Lazar, whose line has been called chic and simple, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Enough Already!
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October 24, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV
Anthony Gignac, known to his victims as Prince Omar Al-Saud and Prince Khalil Bin Al-Saud, and finally as "Prince Fraud," was a young crook, but a good one. Posing as a member of Saudi royalty, the 21-year-old Michigan man stiffed the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel for $3,488 in room and food charges during a four-day binge in July. He racked up $7,500 in limousine bills, burning up the freeways from Torrance to Malibu on excursions that lasted until dawn.
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June 9, 2005 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
Pulling up in the valet line at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel always seems a bit surreal. A Bentley idles in front of us long enough to disgorge two women in silvery evening dresses and their tuxedoed escorts, and there's no mistaking this as anything other than a Beverly Hills moment. Inching toward the entrance of the posh hotel at the foot of Rodeo Drive, I'm thinking I should have washed my car -- no, make that detailed my car.
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February 17, 1996 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A high-powered Hong Kong consortium that once bailed out Donald Trump has bought a piece of Southern California history, the posh Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, for about $100 million. Thursday's purchase of the Beverly Hills icon, whose banquet halls and luxury suites have attracted visiting royalty and Hollywood celebrities for decades, marks yet another fire sale of a piece of "trophy" real estate by unlucky Japanese investors. Sources said the buyers, B.W. Hotel L.L.C.
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