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May 19, 1996
Regarding Jeff Abraham's May 12 letter denigrating Jennie Douglas' May 5 letter denigrating the talents of the Ritz Brothers, in which he cites a number of well-known supporters of the "comedy" team: Pauline Kael believes to this day that her essay "Raising Kane" is a serious work; George Schlatter thought his "Turn-On" TV show (which was canceled after one night due to popular demand) was funny; Steve Allen did a routine in which a group of musicians played meat, and another skit about a man who became rich by marrying his mother.
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January 7, 2014 | Emily Foxhall
On New Year's Eve, Beccy Rogers donned a black suit with a fur collar. She selected sparkling earrings and a necklace, and finished the look with a glitzy clip in her long hair, pulled back into a tight bun. She has welcomed the new year in the outfit for as long as she has worked at Newport Beach's iconic Ritz Restaurant & Garden. But after 30 years, this would be her last. The Ritz, which first put down roots near the Newport Pier in 1977 and then moved years later to the more upscale Newport Center, will shut its doors Feb. 15, the victim of changing tastes and a landlord who wants to move in "a different direction.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1996
For a very long time now, much has been deservedly said, seen and written about our famous comedians such as the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. However, I often wonder why the equally funny, talented and famous Ritz Brothers are never included. Can anyone tell us why? Those rolling eyes of Harry Ritz I shall never forget in many wonderful movies many of us enjoyed just as much as the others. MARGARET METZGER Fullerton
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March 5, 2012
Wheeler and Woolsey Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey re-created their comedic Broadway roles for the 1929 film version of "Rio Rita" and became one of the most successful teams until Woolsey's death in 1938. The Ritz Brothers Al, Jimmy and Harry were a vaudeville comedy-dancing team who starred in such films as "Life Begins in College" and "The Three Musketeers. " Ted Healy and His Stooges Moe, Shemp and Larry were part of the vaudeville team with Healy.
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May 12, 1996
Re the Pencil Guy: Please explain to Valerie C. Barnett (Letters, May 5) that there is no skulduggery being brewed by Calendar's editors. The head bone merely depicts the metaphoric symbolism associated with the quality of some of the letters received. Having said that, a new icon would be nice. MILTON B. SUCHIN Valley Village Don Gold and Robert Kiviat's letter (May 5) contains an astounding charge that "no credible scientist, researcher or effects wizard has presented any real evidence to refute the alien footage" in their "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | Emily Foxhall
On New Year's Eve, Beccy Rogers donned a black suit with a fur collar. She selected sparkling earrings and a necklace, and finished the look with a glitzy clip in her long hair, pulled back into a tight bun. She has welcomed the new year in the outfit for as long as she has worked at Newport Beach's iconic Ritz Restaurant & Garden. But after 30 years, this would be her last. The Ritz, which first put down roots near the Newport Pier in 1977 and then moved years later to the more upscale Newport Center, will shut its doors Feb. 15, the victim of changing tastes and a landlord who wants to move in "a different direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Ritz, second eldest and most volatile member of the zany Ritz Brothers trio whose knockabout comedy routines made them favorites of vaudeville, nightclub and film audiences for more than half a century, died Sunday at UCLA Medical Center. He was 81 and had been in ill health for some time.
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June 16, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Poor Cat. She wants to get together for lunch so I tell her to pick the restaurant, someplace convenient for her, and she says, "How about the Ritz?"
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012
Wheeler and Woolsey Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey re-created their comedic Broadway roles for the 1929 film version of "Rio Rita" and became one of the most successful teams until Woolsey's death in 1938. The Ritz Brothers Al, Jimmy and Harry were a vaudeville comedy-dancing team who starred in such films as "Life Begins in College" and "The Three Musketeers. " Ted Healy and His Stooges Moe, Shemp and Larry were part of the vaudeville team with Healy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Poor Cat. She wants to get together for lunch so I tell her to pick the restaurant, someplace convenient for her, and she says, "How about the Ritz?"
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 1996
Regarding Jeff Abraham's May 12 letter denigrating Jennie Douglas' May 5 letter denigrating the talents of the Ritz Brothers, in which he cites a number of well-known supporters of the "comedy" team: Pauline Kael believes to this day that her essay "Raising Kane" is a serious work; George Schlatter thought his "Turn-On" TV show (which was canceled after one night due to popular demand) was funny; Steve Allen did a routine in which a group of musicians played meat, and another skit about a man who became rich by marrying his mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1996
Re the Pencil Guy: Please explain to Valerie C. Barnett (Letters, May 5) that there is no skulduggery being brewed by Calendar's editors. The head bone merely depicts the metaphoric symbolism associated with the quality of some of the letters received. Having said that, a new icon would be nice. MILTON B. SUCHIN Valley Village Don Gold and Robert Kiviat's letter (May 5) contains an astounding charge that "no credible scientist, researcher or effects wizard has presented any real evidence to refute the alien footage" in their "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1996
For a very long time now, much has been deservedly said, seen and written about our famous comedians such as the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. However, I often wonder why the equally funny, talented and famous Ritz Brothers are never included. Can anyone tell us why? Those rolling eyes of Harry Ritz I shall never forget in many wonderful movies many of us enjoyed just as much as the others. MARGARET METZGER Fullerton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Ritz, second eldest and most volatile member of the zany Ritz Brothers trio whose knockabout comedy routines made them favorites of vaudeville, nightclub and film audiences for more than half a century, died Sunday at UCLA Medical Center. He was 81 and had been in ill health for some time.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1986
If one lives long enough, everything begins to smack of deja vu , not just Watergate-Iranscam, Nicaragua-Vietnam. There's another Christmastime coffee-table edition of Marilyn, the "Saturday Night Live" group does a Ritz Brothers comedy, "The Front Page" is back on Broadway and the brain-dead pot-heads of the New York Times continue their drug-pushing ways, praising a book that says cocaine isn't all that bad, and Calendar, the most godawful-ugly...
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November 20, 1987 | DON SHIRLEY
Imagine Slap Maxwell as a Hollywood screenwriter, circa 1939, and you get a fair notion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby. He's been working in the business for 20 years--as he'll be the first to point out--and he "used to be a good man for structure," says a studio bigwig. But now he hardly works at all. He survives on blather and luck instead of skill.
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