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November 2, 1993 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
American culture has pretty much gone full circle with the Kennedys. Deified, then trashed, the beleaguered Bostonians are nonetheless a full-service myth that continues to fascinate.
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March 9, 2012 | Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
As a set illustrator for Hollywood studios, Robert Temple Ayres created his most famous work at Paramount in 1959. Officially called "Map to Illustrate the Ponderosa in Nevada," it was conjured up just so it could burst into flames on television screens during the opening of the long-running show "Bonanza. " While the memorable "Bonanza" theme music played, Ayres' map appeared, then dissolved in flames , revealing the Ponderosa ranch's inhabitants on horseback — the Cartwright clan played by Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts.
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March 9, 2012 | Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
As a set illustrator for Hollywood studios, Robert Temple Ayres created his most famous work at Paramount in 1959. Officially called "Map to Illustrate the Ponderosa in Nevada," it was conjured up just so it could burst into flames on television screens during the opening of the long-running show "Bonanza. " While the memorable "Bonanza" theme music played, Ayres' map appeared, then dissolved in flames , revealing the Ponderosa ranch's inhabitants on horseback — the Cartwright clan played by Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts.
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November 2, 1993 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
American culture has pretty much gone full circle with the Kennedys. Deified, then trashed, the beleaguered Bostonians are nonetheless a full-service myth that continues to fascinate.
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August 16, 1998 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Anyone who sees "Grey Gardens" isn't likely to forget it. The 1976 documentary, directed by Albert and David Maysles, takes us into the strange world of aging debutante Little Edie Beale, who lives with her mother, Big Edie, in a squalid 28-room mansion, the Grey Gardens of the title, in East Hampton, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990
The tragedy at the Del Mar station will only be compounded by the dumb, knee-jerk response of building a fence to block off the convenient access to the parking lot. Instead of forcing people into the far greater risk of contending with traffic along Coast Boulevard and at the bottlenecked driveway into the station grounds, why not construct a permanent, safe, pedestrian crossing where there is now only a gap in the hedge? ROBERT DREW, Escondido
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February 29, 1988 | BARRY SIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
When Dennis Jurgens died at the age of 3 in 1965, authorities here never ruled whether his death was an accident, a homicide or the result of natural causes. They just buried the body in St. Mary's Cemetery, and after a juvenile court hearing, took custody of Dennis' 5-year-old brother Robert. The boys' adoptive parents, Lois and Harold Jurgens, returned to their house on Gardenette Drive, alone but free of any charge.
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October 2, 1994 | MICHAEL GRACZYK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
What was intended to be a night of rough-and-tumble boozing and brawling, a routine gang initiation in a field beside a Texas bayou, took a ghastly twist when two teen-age girls wandered too near the young toughs. Both were raped, viciously beaten, then strangled with shoe laces and a belt. In September, just 15 months after the crime, three of the youths were convicted of capital murder, joining two fellow gang members--none yet 20 years old--on the path to Texas' crowded Death Row.
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March 1, 1994 | Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court refused without comment Monday to hear the appeal of a Texas Death Row inmate whose execution warrant was signed with a "happy face." Lower courts previously had rejected the challenge of Robert Drew, who was convicted of fatally stabbing an Alabama teen-ager in 1983 and sentenced to die by lethal injection.
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August 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
A man whose death warrant was signed with a "happy face" was executed early Tuesday, 11 years after killing a teen-ager who gave him a ride. Robert Drew coughed and gasped, and tears streamed down his face as a needle carrying lethal chemicals was inserted into his left arm, just where a tattoo of a green cobra was inscribed "Big Bad Bob." Drew, 35, insisted to the end that he did not stab and beat Jeffrey Mays to death after the 17-year-old from Birmingham, Ala.
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April 1, 2012 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nearly two decades ago, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' documentary "The War Room" turned the strategists behind Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign into bona-fide media stars. The film's arrival on DVD and Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection in another election year is a reminder of both how much and how little things have changed. The popular image of the darkly glamorous arts of political spin owes much to these veterans of the Clinton war room (George Clooney screened the film for his "Ides of March" cast)
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February 1, 2001
* Jazz Screenings--UC Santa Barbara's Arts & Lectures will screen two Robert Drew documentaries Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. The first is "Jazz: The Intimate Art," a close-up look at Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Charles Lloyd. The second is "On the Road With Duke Ellington," in which the filmmaker goes on tour with Ellington, following him in the recording studio, hotels, concert halls and other locales. $6. 893-3535.
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