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November 5, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Guenette, an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who pioneered depicting great events in history as if they had been filmed by modern newsreel cameras with productions such as "They've Killed President Lincoln" and "The Crucifixion of Jesus," has died. He was 68. Guenette, co-founder of the International Documentary Assn. and the Los Angeles Media & Education Center, died of brain cancer Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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November 5, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Guenette, an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who pioneered depicting great events in history as if they had been filmed by modern newsreel cameras with productions such as "They've Killed President Lincoln" and "The Crucifixion of Jesus," has died. He was 68. Guenette, co-founder of the International Documentary Assn. and the Los Angeles Media & Education Center, died of brain cancer Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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March 26, 1994
Frances Guenette, 59, co-founder with her husband of Robert Guenette Productions. A native of Vienna, Mrs. Guenette immigrated to New York as a child. After studying at the University of Michigan, she began working for CBS' "Studio One." She eventually became an associate producer and created "Conquest," "Odyssey," "Appointment With Destiny" and "Eye on the World."
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March 27, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The International Documentary Assn.'s major thrust next year will be to become a voting branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, association President Robert Guenette said Thursday. "Writers have a branch, directors have a branch, even publicists have one, but documentarians do not," he said. But Guenette praised the academy's decision not to remove the documentary film award from the show's telecast Monday.
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April 8, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hollywood seems to be aching for a larger piece of the public-television pie these days. Several West Coast production companies are getting behind an effort by the National Coalition of Independent Public Broadcasting Producers, based in New York, to form a National Independent Program Service as an alternative to the Public Broadcasting Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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December 15, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS
Robert Guenette's succinct and illuminating hour documentary, "Orson Welles: What Went Wrong?" (at 11 a.m. today and 7 p.m. Thursday on Cinemax) answers its own question with candor and compassion. What's more, Welles, seen extensively on camera, pretty much answers the question himself. Although Welles, who died at 70 in 1985, had lost both parents by age 12, he had a kindly, encouraging guardian and admits that while he was growing up he "never heard a discouraging word for years. . . .
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November 28, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
You couldn't parody commercial television's bad taste and penchant for trivialization any better than ABC does itself tonight with "Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow," an hourlong special airing at 10 on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42. Since it isn't meant as parody, however, your reaction is to gag rather than laugh.
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February 1, 2001
* Theater. "The Price," Arthur Miller's 1968 drama about the uneasy reunion of two brothers who must dispose of their deceased parents' property, closes Sunday at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Today-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $34-$43. (949) 497-2787. * Theater.
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July 28, 1986 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD
The International Documentary Assn.'s support of a lawsuit against the United States Information Agency signals a new activism by the 4-year-old Los Angeles organization. There's more where that came from, IDA President Robert Guenette said in an interview. "We're growing teeth." The association represents about 300 documentary film makers, primarily in Southern California and New York. It claims to be the only trade association in its field.
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March 3, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Times Staff Writer
"Anthropos '87: The Barbara Myerhoff Film Festival," a cinematic event devoted primarily to documentaries, will debut in May at the University of Southern California. The festival, sponsored by USC's Center for Visual Anthropology, will merge anthropology and cinema to "give people a way to look at human society and human life through film," according to festival director Vikram Jayanti. The May 20-24 festival is dedicated to the memory of Myerhoff, a USC professor of anthropology.
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June 21, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Competing visions of the future of downtown's Los Angeles Theatre Center, outlined in responses to a request for proposals by the city's Cultural Affairs Department, range from a $5-million theater company to a venue for a contest with a $1-million prize. Prompted by Cultural Affairs budget cuts, the city intends to shift management of LATC from Cultural Affairs to a private operator. The new manager would take over on Jan. 2.
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