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December 18, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I put this off all my life." So reads the self-written epitaph of the unusual man who was a gofer for Lucky Lindy, a publicist for Bette Davis, a student of aerodynamics, a cameraman who pioneered helicopter photography, a golf doctor, a macaroni mogul and a mortgage lender. Robert William, who headed the Western United States' largest pasta manufacturing company for 30 years, died Dec. 7 of leukemia and pneumonia at his home in Hancock Park. He was 86.
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January 26, 2003 | Adam Bresnick, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
Above all, the underground comix of the late 1960s and early 1970s were dirty. Unlike the newspaper strips of the era, which featured clean lines and obvious gags, underground comix were jam-packed with scuzzy, hallucinatory images, offering surreal plot lines that often veered toward incoherence.
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August 9, 1989 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes the dreams of the father are visited upon the son. Such is the burden of Robert William, who this spring--in the blood of Beijing's Tian An Men Square--saw the chance to bring his father's vision back to life. For William--former press agent, helicopter photographer, macaroni mogul and lifelong golf enthusiast--the essence of his obscure father's dream rests in orderly rows on the long dining room table of his big house in Hancock Park.
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August 25, 2002 | JANICE P. NIMURA, Janice P. Nimura is a contributor to numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.
Scott Weidensaul ranks among an elite group of writer-naturalists--Bruce Chatwin, John McPhee and David Quammen come to mind--whose straightforward eloquence elevates ecology to the level of philosophy. Weidensaul never holds forth; he describes and explains as if you were hiking next to him, and, at least until you close the book and start thinking seriously about mosquitoes, scorpions and leaking tents, you wish you could sign on for his next field trip.
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April 18, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The painter, whose photo-realistic, cartoon-like works appeared in MOCA's 1991 "Helter Skelter" show, has an anthology of his underground comics coming out later this year, "Hysteria and Remission." American Food: Over on Pico Boulevard, just west of La Cienega, there's a lunch and breakfast place called Nick's Coffee Shop. It's been there since 1946. It's like an old American, classic, Norman Rockwell diner--and those are really hard to find.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1999
The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other medical professionals. It also investigates medical complaints and issues disciplinary actions. The most serious penalties include license revocation, suspension and probation. These are the Los Angeles County physicians and surgeons subject to serious disciplinary actions between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 1998, according to medical board documents. Generally, final actions are published only after all appeals are exhausted. Dr.
REAL ESTATE
June 28, 1987 | DICK TURPIN, Times Real Estate Editor
The 24th annual "Best in the West" home-building and design competition was dominated once again by Southern California builders and architects who snared 19 grand awards, including two coveted "Home of the Year" prizes.
NEWS
June 18, 1992
Robert William Haack, 75, who led the drive for automation of the New York Stock Exchange. Beginning as a stockbroker in Milwaukee, Haack moved up to president of the National Assn. of Securities in the mid-1960s and became head of the stock exchange in 1967. During the 1970s he helped Congress develop the Securities Investor Protection Corp. to protect investors if a brokerage collapsed. In the wake of bribery scandals involving Lockheed Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997 | BURT A. FOLKART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert W. Williams, the persistent patriarch of the Tuskegee Airmen, who spent 43 years bringing the significance of that all-black flight squadron to the public's attention, has died. Williams was 75 when he died Monday at his Pasadena home, his daughter, Robin Wood, said Wednesday.
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December 28, 1992
The Rev. J. Robert Williams, 37, the first openly gay minister to be ordained in the Episcopal Church, and who was asked to resign just six weeks after his controversial ordination in December, 1989. Williams renounced his association with the Episcopal Church in 1991, but continued to work as a Christian priest, joining the Western Orthodox Catholic Church in America. The group is a small denomination unaffiliated with Rome or the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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April 18, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The painter, whose photo-realistic, cartoon-like works appeared in MOCA's 1991 "Helter Skelter" show, has an anthology of his underground comics coming out later this year, "Hysteria and Remission." American Food: Over on Pico Boulevard, just west of La Cienega, there's a lunch and breakfast place called Nick's Coffee Shop. It's been there since 1946. It's like an old American, classic, Norman Rockwell diner--and those are really hard to find.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
F our hundred classic cars, all pre-1972, will be lining six closed blocks of Glendale's Brand Boulevard Saturday evening for the 8th Annual Glendale Cruise Night. More than 35,000 people are expected at the five-hour event. Presented by the city of Glendale, Cruise Night will feature such vintage vehicles as '32 Fords, '56 T-Birds, '57 Chevys, '65 Mustangs and many other classics. Entertainment will be provided by oldies groups the Safaris ("Wipe Out") and the Champs ("Tequila").
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | KINNEY LITTLEFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Still crazy after all these years. And still cool, in a golden-oldies kind of way. On view at Cal State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Robert Williams' recent paintings are lusciously loony, culturally subversive and cartoonishly explosive. They come from the same masterfully manic mind-set as his earlier work in the infamous bad-boys-and-girls exhibit "Helter Skelter" at the Temporary Contemporary space of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1992.
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March 8, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Artist Jeff Gillette takes heart that he's not alone in melding his fascination with pop culture and fine art. His idol, he thinks, would approve. "Robert Williams was my introduction to art, period," said Gillette, 41, a Cal State Fullerton graduate art student. Williams, an underground comic-book illustrator of the 1960s, crossed over to the fine-art world as a painter, taking his "low art" to new heights and paving the way for like-minded artists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I put this off all my life." So reads the self-written epitaph of the unusual man who was a gofer for Lucky Lindy, a publicist for Bette Davis, a student of aerodynamics, a cameraman who pioneered helicopter photography, a golf doctor, a macaroni mogul and a mortgage lender. Robert William, who headed the Western United States' largest pasta manufacturing company for 30 years, died Dec. 7 of leukemia and pneumonia at his home in Hancock Park. He was 86.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000
Robert Lee Williams, a retired oil derrick worker, died at his home in Oxnard on Sunday. He was 58. He was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Bakersfield and moved to Ventura County when he was about 8 years old. He had worked for Vetco Offshore Petroleum, Wiggins, H & P Drilling and Kenai Drilling Ltd. companies before retiring from the oil industry after 40 years as a derrick man. Williams was a member of Iglesia Cristiana de Oxnard Church. He was also an avid fisherman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000
Robert Lee Williams, a retired oil derrick worker, died at his home in Oxnard on Sunday. He was 58. He was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Bakersfield and moved to Ventura County when he was about 8 years old. He had worked for Vetco Offshore Petroleum, Wiggins, H & P Drilling and Kenai Drilling Ltd. companies before retiring from the oil industry after 40 years as a derrick man. Williams was a member of Iglesia Cristiana de Oxnard Church. He was also an avid fisherman.
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February 28, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What kind of guy paints death-camp corpses, bloody monkeys, defecating kings and splayed-leg nudes--and that's the newer, tamer stuff--with all the chaos of a high-speed freeway chase? That would be artist Robert Williams, who, despite his imagined reputation as a smack-addicted rocker and predator of "underage schoolboys and select barnyard animals," is downright civilized, an adoring husband of 34 years.
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May 23, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert "Big Sandy" Williams and his band, the Fly-Rite Boys, are winging it separately with two upcoming side-project CDs that Williams says are designed to explore new styles and buy time while the full ensemble comes up with material for its next album and ponders a record deal. "Big Sandy Presents His Fly-Rite Boys," released this week, features the five instrumental aces who usually back the creamy-voiced Williams.
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April 3, 1998 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering a critical appraisal of a cult art form, be it the work of comic book-illustrator-turned-artist Robert Williams or the "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," can be self-defeating. Fans have no use for analysis, and the rest of the world is pretty indifferent. Yet the very popularity of such phenomena makes those of us on the sidelines wonder what the fuss is all about.
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