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May 14, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
After a month of hassling, Miss Rona's daily entertainment reports from Hollywood are finally being heard in Hollywood. Rona Barrett whined back into action over KFWB-AM (980) at 6:35 a.m. Monday with the news that Cox Communications Inc. was buying into the Alan Landsburg Co. and that Eddie Murphy would probably do a Neil Simon screenplay as his next film project. Her reports air thrice daily (again at 9:11 a.m. and 12:11 p.m.) over the all-news outlet.
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January 9, 2011 | By Darrell Satzman
A verdant acre in the residential heart of Beverly Hills is the setting for a contemporary home with Old World flair designed by architect-to-the stars Harold "Hal" Levitt. Levitt's design combines modern elements such as geometric skylights, generous sheets of glass, touches of concrete and an open floor plan in reimagining a European villa. Levitt, who died in 2003, designed the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building in Los Angeles.
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May 11, 1986 | VIRGINIA GRAY, Virginia Gray is an associate editor of Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Where do movie reviewers and Hollywood insiders view the latest films? Some wait in Westwood's lines with the rest of us. Others pop a cassette into a VCR and watch while thumbing through Daily Variety. These options, however, can't compare to that Jack Warner-era luxury, the in-house screening room. This is longtime Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett's elegant private screening room. "It's absolutely essential to what I do," Barrett says. "I use it regularly.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Long before TMZ, Perez Hilton, "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight" invaded Hollywood, there was "Miss Rona." With her distinctive voice and fashionably short hairdo, Rona Barrett was one of the first celebrity journalists to become a celebrity herself. She broke ground in the 1970s by pioneering the concept of in-depth, one-on-one TV interviews, inviting stars to share intimate and sometimes painful details of their lives. Barrett interviewed Cher as they both sat on her bed and gossiped about Sonny Bono.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1986
Rona Barrett, known mostly as an on-camera reporter of the Hollywood scene, will be behind the cameras in a new deal with NBC. Barrett and her company, Rona Barrett Communications, will produce TV movies for the network in conjunction with NBC Productions. Brandon Tartikoff, president of NBC Entertainment, said Barrett "will create novels for television based on her reporting of the entertainment industry's unique people and life styles." The first film is scheduled for the 1987 season.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1988
Did Goldstein do any research for his column of the worst 10 albums of 1987? I am still not sure if he was trying to be serious, or if the whole column was a joke. Has anyone told him that there is no song titled "As Tears Go By" on Carly Simon's "Coming Around Again." While the song "As Time Goes By" is not the high point of the album, it in no way makes it a candidate for one of the worst of 1987. I understand Goldstein is the Rona Barrett of The Times, but when did he raise himself to critic?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1989 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
Rona Barrett can sum up in a word what the year 1988 had been like. "Lousy." After all, she wasn't starring on television. She wasn't reporting on radio. She wasn't writing a column. And she wasn't editing a newsletter. And there was talk, considerable talk, that Miss Rona was not just washed up but left hanging out to dry.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1985 | From United Press International
Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett will make her national radio debut April 15 on the Mutual network with daily entertainment reports and celebrity interviews, Mutual officials announced Wednesday. Barrett will host a 3 1/2-minute news interview program, "Rona Barrett's Celebrity Talk," will provide a 90-second daily segment of show business commentary and reviews, and will contribute entertainment reports for Mutual's "America in the Morning" show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1985
Rona Barrett, who recently resumed her career as an entertainment reporter for Mutual Radio, said Thursday she will return to television in September as senior correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight." Barrett, who pioneered the reporting of entertainment news on TV beginning in 1966, also will do interviews for "Entertainment This Week" and the upcoming syndicated show "America." All three programs are produced by Paramount.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
After only nine months as "senior correspondent" of "Entertainment Tonight," Rona Barrett said Friday that she is quitting the syndicated show-biz news program to "pursue other interests." Her resignation is effective on April 20. "To oversimplify things, she really wants to go out and do her own show," said Frank Kelly, a senior vice president at Paramount Television, a co-producer of the series and its weekend edition, "Entertainment This Week," which she also is leaving.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1989 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
Rona Barrett can sum up in a word what the year 1988 had been like. "Lousy." After all, she wasn't starring on television. She wasn't reporting on radio. She wasn't writing a column. And she wasn't editing a newsletter. And there was talk, considerable talk, that Miss Rona was not just washed up but left hanging out to dry.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1988
Did Goldstein do any research for his column of the worst 10 albums of 1987? I am still not sure if he was trying to be serious, or if the whole column was a joke. Has anyone told him that there is no song titled "As Tears Go By" on Carly Simon's "Coming Around Again." While the song "As Time Goes By" is not the high point of the album, it in no way makes it a candidate for one of the worst of 1987. I understand Goldstein is the Rona Barrett of The Times, but when did he raise himself to critic?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1986
Rona Barrett, known mostly as an on-camera reporter of the Hollywood scene, will be behind the cameras in a new deal with NBC. Barrett and her company, Rona Barrett Communications, will produce TV movies for the network in conjunction with NBC Productions. Brandon Tartikoff, president of NBC Entertainment, said Barrett "will create novels for television based on her reporting of the entertainment industry's unique people and life styles." The first film is scheduled for the 1987 season.
MAGAZINE
May 11, 1986 | VIRGINIA GRAY, Virginia Gray is an associate editor of Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Where do movie reviewers and Hollywood insiders view the latest films? Some wait in Westwood's lines with the rest of us. Others pop a cassette into a VCR and watch while thumbing through Daily Variety. These options, however, can't compare to that Jack Warner-era luxury, the in-house screening room. This is longtime Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett's elegant private screening room. "It's absolutely essential to what I do," Barrett says. "I use it regularly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
After only nine months as "senior correspondent" of "Entertainment Tonight," Rona Barrett said Friday that she is quitting the syndicated show-biz news program to "pursue other interests." Her resignation is effective on April 20. "To oversimplify things, she really wants to go out and do her own show," said Frank Kelly, a senior vice president at Paramount Television, a co-producer of the series and its weekend edition, "Entertainment This Week," which she also is leaving.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
After a month of hassling, Miss Rona's daily entertainment reports from Hollywood are finally being heard in Hollywood. Rona Barrett whined back into action over KFWB-AM (980) at 6:35 a.m. Monday with the news that Cox Communications Inc. was buying into the Alan Landsburg Co. and that Eddie Murphy would probably do a Neil Simon screenplay as his next film project. Her reports air thrice daily (again at 9:11 a.m. and 12:11 p.m.) over the all-news outlet.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2011 | By Darrell Satzman
A verdant acre in the residential heart of Beverly Hills is the setting for a contemporary home with Old World flair designed by architect-to-the stars Harold "Hal" Levitt. Levitt's design combines modern elements such as geometric skylights, generous sheets of glass, touches of concrete and an open floor plan in reimagining a European villa. Levitt, who died in 2003, designed the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1985 | From United Press International
Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett will make her national radio debut April 15 on the Mutual network with daily entertainment reports and celebrity interviews, Mutual officials announced Wednesday. Barrett will host a 3 1/2-minute news interview program, "Rona Barrett's Celebrity Talk," will provide a 90-second daily segment of show business commentary and reviews, and will contribute entertainment reports for Mutual's "America in the Morning" show.
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