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May 9, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Mark Zuckerberg was not the only no-show in Boston, Facebook's second stop on its road show to pitch its initial public stock offering. Also missing in action Tuesday was the company's slickly produced video to pump up interest in the IPO. Investors who attended Monday's kickoff event in New York were frustrated they spent half an hour watching the video they could have easily viewed online instead of getting face time with the social network's...
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HOME & GARDEN
July 5, 2013 | By Barbara Thornburg
At Joyride, the store next door to a place called Elsewhere, Robert Houston says he sells "anything a man would have worn, carried on his person or decorated his room with from Victorian times until the 1960s. " A stuffed alligator named Ginger oversees collections of hand-carved pipes, Edwardian pocket watches, Kodak Brownie cameras, horn handle razors and Badger shaving brushes - all displayed in nifty glass cases. Nearby, at Mr. C's Rare Records, the selections of LPs and 45 rpm records from 1946 to 1986 total about 400,000.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | CHARLES TEITEL
Roy Reid, 92 and still active in low-budget moviemaking, makes no pretense at being a roadshow auteur. "There's never been any of our pictures out for an Oscar, and if any of them were ever found at a film festival, it was pure accident. 'Damaged Goods,' 'High School Girl,' 'Narcotic' and the rest of our library were made for one purpose: to sell tickets. And they did just that." It's been 70 years since Reid has been in the business.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hoping this year was just an an April Fools' joke. The Skinny: If I'm ever kidnapped, please don't hire Ryan Hardy to rescue me. That guy could lose an elephant in a petting zoo. Yes, Fox's serial killer drama "The Following" is still frustrating me. Tuesday's headlines include a look at how Village Roadshow is conquering China, the FCC may try to relax its indecency rules and NBC's Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon try...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | CHARLES TEITEL
When Helen McCree De Cenzie hung up her dancing slippers and spangles of the flapper-jazz age just a few weeks before her 60th birthday 34 years ago, the one-time leggy showgirl ("I could still pass for 35") became one of the most sought after lecturers on the roadshow circuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | CHARLES TEITEL, Teitel, formerly a distributor of foreign films in the Midwest, is now an Orange County free - lance writer
They lived by the credo that the show must go on--even if it meant running the projector inside a tent. If the film was torn, they patched it. If the projectionist was drunk, they ran the show. The men and women of the roadshow era--those years shortly after World War I and into the 1940s--were the wildcatters of the motion picture trade. They huckstered with a sound truck--if there were still-empty seats before a showing.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2010 | Times Wire Services
Whole Foods Market Inc. joined a cheese recall Friday, pulling seven types of cheddar cheese over the risk of listeria or E. coli . The cheeses ? Sage Cheddar, Silver Mountain Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Premium Block Cheddar, Premium White Chunk Cheddar, Chipotle Chunk Cheddar and White Black Wax Cheddar ? were sold in its stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona. Packaged in clear plastic wrap bearing a sticker that reads "Distributed by Whole Foods Market," the cheeses are part of a factorywide recall announced by Bravo Farms of California.
NEWS
September 7, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
Eleanor Smeal has quickly found a producer and backer for her "feminization of power" concept and is about to take the message national via a multimillion-dollar roadshow that kicks off Oct. 14 in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Frank Boos, 70, the bow-tied appraiser on the PBS television program "Antiques Roadshow," died Tuesday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., of complications from vascular disease, according to his son, Jonathan. Boos, an original member of the show's cast, appraised thousands of antiques, mainly silver, as the show toured various American cities.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" is getting a new host, "Good Morning America" correspondent Lara Spencer, who will take the job in addition to her ABC duties. She'll be on hand when the program starts taping new episodes this summer at locations around the country; the episodes will begin airing in January. Meanwhile, "Roadshow" favorites Leigh and Leslie Keno, the identical twins who do appraisals, will host a new PBS series called "Find!" in October.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2013 | By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia released its first Chinese-language film with no certainty the modestly budgeted movie would succeed with audiences in the world's most populous country. But "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons," a comedic take on a well-known 16th century Chinese fantasy novel, had a February opening-week gross of $93.5 million - the biggest ever in China. It already has made $200.5 million, and it could go on to gross more at China's box office than any other Chinese-made film in history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83. Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a hospice facility in Williston, Vt., where he had moved recently from Manhattan. His former wife, Elisabeth Garrett Widmer, confirmed his death. Known for his broad expertise, a courtly manner and his delight in sharing knowledge, Wendell Garrett appeared on every season of the American version of "Antiques Roadshow" since its launch in 1997.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Warner Bros. has extended a deal with its longtime partner Village Roadshow Pictures, which has secured debt financing of more than $1.1 billion to invest in upcoming movies like "The Great Gatsby," "Lego," and "Mad Max: Fury Road. " The agreement is a critical one for the Burbank studio, as Village Roadshow is one of two companies that put up half the budgets for most of Warner Bros.' productions. Village, which has worked with Warner since 1997, will continue to do so through the end of 2017 under the new deal.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Warner Bros. is poised to extend its partnership with one of its two main co-financiers, while the fate of the studio's ongoing relationship with its other key investor remains uncertain. Village Roadshow Entertainment, which put up half the money for such franchises as "Sherlock Holmes," "Happy Feet" and "The Matrix," has raised $380 million in new equity. The funds put the Australian company on stronger financial footing and will allow its Hollywood unit, Village Roadshow Pictures, to begin talks to renew its longtime deal with Warner.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Village Roadshow Entertainment, the production and finance company behind such film franchises as "Sherlock Holmes"and "Happy Feet," has raised $380 million in new capital. The money will allow the production outfit to expand the number of movies it makes with longtime studio partner Warner Bros.as well as grow a new China-based venture. The equity, which comes from investment firm Trinity Opportunities Limited and was arranged with Hong Kong's Shikumen Capital Management, will give Village Roadshow the ability to access more of a $1-billion debt facility that it set up last year.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Mark Zuckerberg was not the only no-show in Boston, Facebook's second stop on its road show to pitch its initial public stock offering. Also missing in action Tuesday was the company's slickly produced video to pump up interest in the IPO. Investors who attended Monday's kickoff event in New York were frustrated they spent half an hour watching the video they could have easily viewed online instead of getting face time with the social network's...
OPINION
January 24, 1988
Congratulations on the excellent article "A HUD Roadshow Raises Questions of Conflict" (Part I, Dec. 27). As the president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 476 which represents Housing and Urban Development Department headquarters employees in Washington, D.C., I appreciate the thorough reporting of Times staff writer Claire Spiegel. The present federal fair housing law does now provide an enforcement mechanism for HUD. The Department of Justice can enforce the federal fair housing law in "pattern and practice" cases but Justice has been reluctant to do so under the Reagan Administration.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Not every name on display at the upcoming Democratic National Convention will belong to famous politicians. Most of the blue and white banners designating thoroughfares in the media village in the Georgia World Congress Center will bear names such as Thomas Jefferson Avenue and Woodrow Wilson Boulevard. But there will also be Myers Lane, Podrazik Lane and Latimore Lane. The "streets" run between trailers of electronic equipment and blue-curtained makeshift newsrooms.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Mark Zuckerberg, the 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Facebook dressed in trademark hoodie and jeans, kicked off a cross-country roadshow to pitch his company's initial public stock offering. Hundreds of institutional investors stood in long lines Monday to pile into a ballroom at New York's Sheraton Hotel to hear the billion-dollar pitch from the 8-year-old social network ahead of the hotly anticipated IPO. The meeting was closed to the media. Facebook is building excitement for the IPO that in a few weeks could value the company at $96 billion or more.
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