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January 14, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
Composer/conductor Gerhard Samuel's activities have been based in Cincinnati for the last 11 years. Visits to Los Angeles, however, have kept his presence fresh among the friends and followers he earned during his tenures here. That was readily apparent as Samuel led the latest Monday Evening Concert. The audience in Bing Theater at the County Museum of Art seemed larger than usual, and the persistent applause of a vociferous few gave the performers more curtain calls than usual.
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March 21, 2003 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
The war had not yet begun at 6 p.m. Wednesday, as party guests arrived to honor 70-year-old people's poet Rod McKuen. Paparazzi lined the entrance to the Argyle Hotel's candlelit cafe on Sunset Boulevard, pushing and shoving to get shots of the silver-haired bard and a slew of others whose names are still magic to much of the public, although some have been out of the limelight for years. Few had lost their glamour, their hair or their sense of humor.
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REAL ESTATE
April 28, 2002 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A replica of a 17th century villa built for a duke in Florence, Italy, this house reeks of old Hollywood. Built in the early 1920s at a cost of $500,000, it was the home in those early days of screen legend Norma Talmadge. Owned by a retired UCLA professor since he bought it at an auction in 1969, the mansion now houses thousands of his books, but otherwise, little has changed since Talmadge lived there. "It is all original," the listing agent said, "but it does need some restoration work."
REAL ESTATE
April 28, 2002 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A replica of a 17th century villa built for a duke in Florence, Italy, this house reeks of old Hollywood. Built in the early 1920s at a cost of $500,000, it was the home in those early days of screen legend Norma Talmadge. Owned by a retired UCLA professor since he bought it at an auction in 1969, the mansion now houses thousands of his books, but otherwise, little has changed since Talmadge lived there. "It is all original," the listing agent said, "but it does need some restoration work."
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May 1, 1986 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Two long hours into a pretentious and often sophomoric entertainment by the UC San Diego-resident comedic musical duo called (THE), the show finally began to rise above the ordinary--the ordinary lounge act, that is. Here, elements of Oriental mysticism appeared, along with space suits, glitter-snow and 1960s-style lighting effects, props of no great originality but some entertainment value.
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September 6, 1987
Alan Eichler's list of celebrity records continues with--of course--the flip side: "Burgess Meredith Sings the Songs From 'How the West Was Won' " (Colpix)--Since this was an MGM movie, one wonders why Columbia Pictures spent the money to promote it? (Out of print/Roulette) "In My Own Way--I Love You" (Capitol)--Anthony Quinn in a romantic mood. (Out of print) "Calypso Is Like So!" (Capitol)--Robert Mitchum in a calypso mood, but it has a great cover.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2003 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
The war had not yet begun at 6 p.m. Wednesday, as party guests arrived to honor 70-year-old people's poet Rod McKuen. Paparazzi lined the entrance to the Argyle Hotel's candlelit cafe on Sunset Boulevard, pushing and shoving to get shots of the silver-haired bard and a slew of others whose names are still magic to much of the public, although some have been out of the limelight for years. Few had lost their glamour, their hair or their sense of humor.
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August 24, 2004
The Actors' Fund of America will honor Broadway composer Cy Coleman in a Nov. 6 fund-raising event featuring appearances by Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault, Rod McKuen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Naughton, Chita Rivera and John Schneider, among others. The show will be held at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the campus at Cal State Los Angeles. Coleman, whose credits include "Sweet Charity," "Will Rogers Follies" and "On the Twentieth Century," also will perform.
BOOKS
May 18, 1986
Today I received the brochure of "A Celebration of California Writing," to be held at the Mark Taper Forum in June, and was outraged to discover that there is a total of one poet on all four panels (a total of 16 writers and moderators), and that the sole poet is Rod McKuen, a hack who is not respected by anyone in America who is seriously concerned about the art of poetry. Presumably McKuen qualifies because he has made a lot of money with his song-lyrics and doggerel, and therefore is "marketable."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1987
Alan Eichler's list of celebrity records continues with--of course--the flip side: "Burgess Meredith Sings the Songs From 'How the West Was Won' " (Colpix)--Since this was an MGM movie, one wonders why Columbia Pictures spent the money to promote it? (Out of print/Roulette) "In My Own Way--I Love You" (Capitol)--Anthony Quinn in a romantic mood. (Out of print) "Calypso Is Like So!" (Capitol)--Robert Mitchum in a calypso mood, but it has a great cover.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
Composer/conductor Gerhard Samuel's activities have been based in Cincinnati for the last 11 years. Visits to Los Angeles, however, have kept his presence fresh among the friends and followers he earned during his tenures here. That was readily apparent as Samuel led the latest Monday Evening Concert. The audience in Bing Theater at the County Museum of Art seemed larger than usual, and the persistent applause of a vociferous few gave the performers more curtain calls than usual.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1986 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Two long hours into a pretentious and often sophomoric entertainment by the UC San Diego-resident comedic musical duo called (THE), the show finally began to rise above the ordinary--the ordinary lounge act, that is. Here, elements of Oriental mysticism appeared, along with space suits, glitter-snow and 1960s-style lighting effects, props of no great originality but some entertainment value.
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September 25, 1995 | STEVE HOCHMAN
A Rod McKuen song and a former member of the Sex Pistols in the same show? Both were part of Edwyn Collins' concert on Saturday at the Hollywood Grand. The Scotsman played an earnest, acoustic version of the romance-besotted McKuen's "Love's Been Good to Me" early on, before being joined by his strong three-piece band, which includes ex-Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Collins teetered toward the McKuen end of the scale more often with his bouncy brand of guitar-pop.
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May 28, 1995 | Chris Willman
VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Pocahontas"; original soundtrack ( Walt Disney )** Imagine that after Lorenz Hart died, Richard Rodgers had hooked up with Rod McKuen instead of Oscar Hammerstein II. Such is the comparative effect of the great musical revivalist Alan Menken ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast") collaborating on his first full post-Howard Ashman song score with lyricist Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell," "Pippin").
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