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August 6, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Longtime marketing executive Richard Kahn was elected as the 26th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week, succeeding Robert Wise. Elected as vice presidents were writer Norman Corwin, public relations executive Charles M. Powell and New World Pictures head Robert Rehme. Cinematographer Joseph Westheimer was reelected as treasurer, while editor Donn Cambern was named secretary. The academy also elected 13 governors to its 36-member board.
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April 27, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Seventeen prominent actors and film makers have sent a letter to Richard Kahn, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, complaining that this year's Oscar show "was an embarrassment to both the academy and the entire motion picture industry." Those signing the letter were: Julie Andrews, David Brown, Stanley Donen, Blake Edwards, John Foreman, William Friedkin, Larry Gelbart, Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Paul Newman, Alan J. Pakula, Gregory Peck, Martin Ritt, Mark Rydell, Peter Stone, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman.
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April 27, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Seventeen prominent actors and film makers have sent a letter to Richard Kahn, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, complaining that this year's Oscar show "was an embarrassment to both the academy and the entire motion picture industry." Those signing the letter were: Julie Andrews, David Brown, Stanley Donen, Blake Edwards, John Foreman, William Friedkin, Larry Gelbart, Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Paul Newman, Alan J. Pakula, Gregory Peck, Martin Ritt, Mark Rydell, Peter Stone, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman.
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August 6, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Longtime marketing executive Richard Kahn was elected as the 26th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week, succeeding Robert Wise. Elected as vice presidents were writer Norman Corwin, public relations executive Charles M. Powell and New World Pictures head Robert Rehme. Cinematographer Joseph Westheimer was reelected as treasurer, while editor Donn Cambern was named secretary. The academy also elected 13 governors to its 36-member board.
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August 8, 1986
Director Robert E. Wise has been elected to a second term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Also returned to office are: vice president Richard Kahn, treasurer Ted Rudloff and secretary Charles M. Powell. Wriet-producer Fay Kanin was elected first vice president and art director Gene Allen was elected a vice president.
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February 18, 1989
I do not understand why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences believes that it owns any awarded Oscar; do bowling leagues own the trophies they present to noteworthy keglers? If, as academy President Richard Kahn said, the awards "are given" for individual achievement, the recipients should be able to keep, give away, lend, sell, bequeath or discard said awards. MARTHA ABELL Seal Beach
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December 7, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Oliver!"--the 1968 best picture Oscar winner--celebrates its 20th anniversary Dec. 13 with an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Academy Foundation screening and panel discussion. Oliver Reed and Shani Wells are among the actors and artists in the Carol Reed-directed film expected to attend. Academy President Richard Kahn, who will serve as host and moderator of "Film Classics Revisited: The Making of Oliver!
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September 17, 1991
An ad-hoc committee of film industry marketing executives will present its Charlie Award, named for the late veteran marketing executive Charles M. Powell, to Charles Champlin, recently retired arts editor of The Times. Committee chairman Barry Lorie of MGM/Pathe said the award pays tribute to those revered within and beyond their chosen fields. Previous recipients were outgoing Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Richard Kahn and former Daily Variety Editor Thomas M. Pryor.
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July 26, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
The annual Academy Awards presentations will return next year to the Los Angeles Music Center after two years at the city's Shrine Auditorium, it was announced today. The academy's Board of Governors said the ceremonies will be held March 26, 1990, at the Music Center, which had been their home for 19 years.
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