July 25, 1997 |
Welcome to Australia, land of the damaged, where claiming victimhood is the goal and there are no rules, just expectations. No heroes here, just schemers--in life, business, love and family. "Brilliant Lies," the oddly quiet film by Richard Franklin of Australian David Williamson's play about the quest for power, is an anti-summer movie. No special effects, no aliens, no action of any kind, just talk and more talk. The production has the modest, made-for-TV feel of a play with a soundtrack.
September 20, 1992 |
They were . . . The Tax Returns From Hell! And they're still a nightmare, 14 years after Richard A. Franklin decided to stop paying his taxes. Now that Franklin has taken the Internal Revenue Service to court, there's more than a cool $150,000 riding on them. If the 60-year-old former tax protester can prove that he had a change of heart in 1984 and filed returns for the previous six years, he might just get to keep all that money. The IRS, however, says he didn't file until 1988.
HOME & GARDEN
March 1, 2011 |
A Hollywood Hills party palace owned by English glamour photographer Richard Franklin is listed at $7.5 million. The renovated 1990 house has been rented long- and short-term to a string of entertainment figures including actor Fabio, hip-hop label Def Jam cofounder Russell Simmons and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Designed as a bachelor pad and photo studio, the 6,500-square-foot home features a two-story disco, a theater with a floor-to-ceiling movie screen, a casino, a gym and an eagle's nest deck at the top of the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2013 |
Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 69. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, her family announced. By the mid-1970s, Franklin was a theater veteran who had earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the Broadway musical "Applause" when she was offered a different kind of role, one that was not then the usual fare on network television.
February 2, 1992
Since when is a grown man exposing himself to a crowd of innocent people considered funny? Not to mention winning a prize of $10,000 for doing it. This was shown on the Jan. 5 episode of "America's Funniest People" (ABC) when a student submitted a video of himself at his school's graduation ceremony opening his gown on stage and flashing the audience. Have I missed something when it comes to having a sense of humor? I don't think so. Do the producers of this show have any morals?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990
A Helix High School physics teacher is awaiting extradition to Wyoming after being booked into County Jail on charges of distributing methamphetamine in that state. Richard Franklin Rainer, 40, was jailed on a no-bail fugitive warrant for reportedly selling controlled substances in Wyoming, a jail spokeswoman said. He was arrested about 7 a.m. Monday near his home in East San Diego while on his way to the La Mesa school.