May 24, 1992 |
The news that "Lethal Weapon 3" grossed an astonishing $33 million in its opening weekend no doubt inspired a jealously Pavlovian response among many moviegoers: America loves it! Darling, we simply must go out and be counted as part of this record-shattering box-office phenomenon! And then there's the reaction that word of any such boffo business induces among the smaller percentage of us: Good lord, think of the lines! Let's cocoon!
September 27, 1997 |
Richard Lewis Swig, the prominent San Francisco hotelier and philanthropist who presided over his family's Fairmont Hotels chain, has died after a long battle with heart disease. He was 72. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's office ordered all flags on San Francisco buildings flown at half-staff in honor of Swig, who died Thursday at California Pacific Medical Center.
March 17, 1985
N. Richard Lewis, president of the Los Angeles advertising/public relations agency bearing his name, was named Professional of the Year for 1984 by the Los Angeles chapter, Society for Marketing Professional Services. The first non-design firm representative to win the award, Lewis received the designation at the Biltmore during the organization's annual Leonardo Awards Banquet, which he conceived four years ago.
March 14, 1998
Richard Warren Lewis, 65, prolific author and journalist who wrote for several newspapers and magazines including The Times and its now-defunct West magazine. Lewis studied political science at the University of Michigan and served in the Army before beginning his career as a writer. Based for many years in Los Angeles, he wrote more than 200 articles for such publications as TV Guide, Playboy, Playgirl, People, Life and Saturday Evening Post.
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July 27, 1990
Richard R. Lewis, a longtime Lake Hughes resident noted for his community involvement, has died in Lancaster. He was 70. The 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department died Monday of a heart attack suffered at his insurance agency, said his son, Randy Lewis. Born Feb. 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, Lewis moved to the Antelope Valley as a child. He graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1938 and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a technical sergeant.
May 17, 1992 |
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
February 8, 2001 |
Laurie Stone, writing about comedian Richard Lewis in the Village Voice in 1989, called his act "secular davening, where self-disclosure substitutes for prayer." At the time, Lewis was 42 and almost breathtaking (or painstaking) to watch, with his self-doubt and self-loathing and the relatives and the women and the therapists who had made him this way.
November 9, 1996 |
A happy Richard Lewis: Not only is that notion improbable, unsettling--it also seems profoundly unnatural. For the last 26 years, this ever-depressive stand-up comic has taken to stages dressed in black and, while fretfully tugging at his mop of hair, has hilariously enumerated the woes that make his life an angst-sodden misery.
January 6, 1985 |
Whether she's decked out in a silver lame, space-age jump suit, an aluminum wrap tank top or her legendary plexiglass not-quite-see-through bikinis, Missing Persons' sultry vocalist Dale Bozzio always keeps her outfits to a minimum when she performs on stage. But whatever outrageous ensemble she's wearing is a lot more than what she has on in the February issue of Hustler magazine.
August 7, 1986
Richard A. Lewis has been appointed senior vice president and financial manager for Imperial Corp. of America.