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October 30, 1987 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Times Staff Writer
Robert Klein is one of our select American comedians who's successfully taken the higher road out of the comedy clubs and into the concert circuit. But as we see in his current run at the Henry Fonda Theatre, his focus has blurred. This has nothing to do with age (Klein is 45). In fact, the richness of his experience may be running at odds with that of his audience, which tends to see its own lives standardized by an omnipresent media.
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February 27, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A former Walt Disney Co. archivist is suing the Burbank company, claiming the entertainment giant fired him in alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace. Robert Klein, 41, filed an unlawful retaliation suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for lost wages and benefits. He alleges, in court documents, that he was a casualty in Disney's "attempt to cover up sexual harassment at the company. "  "Disney's retaliatory actions have blackballed Klein in the archiving community ... and have destroyed his otherwise impeccable career and reputation," the suit alleges.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Robert Klein certainly knows how to entertain an audience, even if it is only an audience of one. As he walks onto the small rooftop area of a boutique Burbank hotel for lunch, he surveys the tight quarters and declares: "This isn't the Four Seasons! It's the Two Seasons!" Rimshot!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2012 | Susan King
It's been 34 years since actress Lucie Arnaz, comedian Robert Klein and composer Marvin Hamlisch came together to do "They're Playing Our Song. " The lighthearted musical comedy opened in December 1978 at the Ahmanson Theatre and went to Broadway in February 1979, where it played for 1,082 performances. Penned by Neil Simon, the essentially two-character play revolved around the working and personal relationship between a neurotic, funny composer and a quirky lyricist. The musical play was inspired by the romantic relationship between Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2012 | Susan King
It's been 34 years since actress Lucie Arnaz, comedian Robert Klein and composer Marvin Hamlisch came together to do "They're Playing Our Song. " The lighthearted musical comedy opened in December 1978 at the Ahmanson Theatre and went to Broadway in February 1979, where it played for 1,082 performances. Penned by Neil Simon, the essentially two-character play revolved around the working and personal relationship between a neurotic, funny composer and a quirky lyricist. The musical play was inspired by the romantic relationship between Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987 | JANICE ARKATOV
There are a couple of things Robert Klein would like people to know up front about "Robert Klein . . . The Bronx Is Beautiful" (opening Wednesday at the Henry Fonda Theatre). No. 1: It's not a book play. No. 2: It's not about New York. No. 3: He's not about New York. "My perspective is that of an East Coast urbanite," the 45-year-old comedian admitted, "but (the material) is something all people can relate to.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A former Walt Disney Co. archivist is suing the Burbank company, claiming the entertainment giant fired him in alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace. Robert Klein, 41, filed an unlawful retaliation suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for lost wages and benefits. He alleges, in court documents, that he was a casualty in Disney's "attempt to cover up sexual harassment at the company. "  "Disney's retaliatory actions have blackballed Klein in the archiving community ... and have destroyed his otherwise impeccable career and reputation," the suit alleges.
SPORTS
September 13, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
By the end of last year, sailing had turned sour for Larry Klein. Unable to raise money for his America's Cup campaign, Triumph America, he scuttled it and joined Bill Koch's megabucks America-3 operation. But it wasn't long before Koch fired him for reasons now in litigation.
REAL ESTATE
September 25, 1988
Watt Investment Properties Inc., Santa Monica, has started construction on the $17-million PG&E Plaza, an office complex at Mono and P streets in Fresno. Scheduled for occupancy in fall, 1989, the project is a joint venture of Watt and Robert Klein Sr., of Fresno. Architects are Allen Y. Lew and William E. Patnaude Inc., of Fresno.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
For a state agency that aims to define the term "visionary," the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine — the stem cell bureau, as it were — has always displayed a curious lack of vision about its own responsibilities. The taxpayer-funded institute was created by Proposition 71 in 2004 to find cures for diabetes, AIDS, Alzheimer's and a host of other conditions via stem cell research, using $3 billion in bond proceeds ($6 billion including interest). It goes without saying that it hasn't found those cures, though not for want of spending.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Robert Klein certainly knows how to entertain an audience, even if it is only an audience of one. As he walks onto the small rooftop area of a boutique Burbank hotel for lunch, he surveys the tight quarters and declares: "This isn't the Four Seasons! It's the Two Seasons!" Rimshot!
SPORTS
September 13, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
By the end of last year, sailing had turned sour for Larry Klein. Unable to raise money for his America's Cup campaign, Triumph America, he scuttled it and joined Bill Koch's megabucks America-3 operation. But it wasn't long before Koch fired him for reasons now in litigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1987 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Times Staff Writer
Robert Klein is one of our select American comedians who's successfully taken the higher road out of the comedy clubs and into the concert circuit. But as we see in his current run at the Henry Fonda Theatre, his focus has blurred. This has nothing to do with age (Klein is 45). In fact, the richness of his experience may be running at odds with that of his audience, which tends to see its own lives standardized by an omnipresent media.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987 | JANICE ARKATOV
There are a couple of things Robert Klein would like people to know up front about "Robert Klein . . . The Bronx Is Beautiful" (opening Wednesday at the Henry Fonda Theatre). No. 1: It's not a book play. No. 2: It's not about New York. No. 3: He's not about New York. "My perspective is that of an East Coast urbanite," the 45-year-old comedian admitted, "but (the material) is something all people can relate to.
NEWS
April 16, 2000 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the first big-budget Hollywood films to confront the Vietnam War, "The Deer Hunter," showed captive American soldiers tortured and forced to engage in a grisly game of Russian roulette. The film's grim depiction of young Americans' loss of innocence stirred raw emotion in audiences in 1978, three years after the war's end. Ned Tanen, then the president of Universal Pictures, felt the intensity at a preview showing in Detroit. "The screening was a blood bath," Tanen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
California's stem cell institute has secured $14 million in funding commitments from philanthropic groups, officials said Tuesday. Litigation has blocked the state's ability to issue the $3 billion in bonds that voters approved in 2004. According to Tuesday's announcement, philanthropists will buy notes that will be repaid if state bonds are issued. Even if the institute prevails in court, anticipated appeals will continue to block its access to the bond market until at least 2007.
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