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March 4, 1986
Film director Rouben Mamoulian will receive the annual Jean Renoir Humanitarian Award presented by the Los Angeles Film Teachers Assn. at a dinner dance Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Mamoulian has had a lengthy career in staging opera and musical theater as well as his involvement in films. He directed such features as "Love Me Tonight," starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, "The Mark of Zorro" with Tyrone Power and "Silk Stockings" with Fred Astaire.
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August 20, 2004
UCLA gift: The estate of Azadia Mamoulian, the widow of famed film director Rouben Mamoulian, has donated $1.1 million to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish an endowed chair in theater and movie directing. 'Smile' doc: Showtime has set Oct. 5 for the premiere of "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile,' " a documentary about the former Beach Boys composer's efforts last year to complete an album he'd begun work on 37 years earlier.
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December 6, 1987 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Rouben Mamoulian, the last surviving founder of the Directors Guild of America, has died at the age of 89 at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. The Russian-born Mamoulian, who came to the United States in 1923 to direct operas and operettas in New York, died Friday. He was one of stage and screen's foremost innovators, directing the brilliant early talkie "Applause" in 1929, the famous 1932 version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004
UCLA gift: The estate of Azadia Mamoulian, the widow of famed film director Rouben Mamoulian, has donated $1.1 million to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish an endowed chair in theater and movie directing. 'Smile' doc: Showtime has set Oct. 5 for the premiere of "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile,' " a documentary about the former Beach Boys composer's efforts last year to complete an album he'd begun work on 37 years earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1986
Charles Champlin's interview with Rouben Mamoulian did much to keep that survivor of the glory days of the Hollywood studio empire alive in the minds of a generation weaned on maverick film makers ("Mamoulian: The Directors Guild Midwife," Jan. 19). If he were entering the industry as a young man today, Mamoulian would surely have been among the most independent of directors. Although Champlin astutely observed that Mamoulian does not usually preserve anecdotes with disappointing endings, further conversation between the two might have revealed that Joshua Logan, not he, directed "South Pacific."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987
Rouben Mamoulian directed stars of the stage and screen but he himself was a star of the first magnitude and held his own from the very beginning in this country. Your obituary (Metro, Dec. 6) states that he was Russian born, but both of his parents were Armenian and figured prominently in the local Armenian community. In fact, his mother, Virginie Mamoulian, had appeared on the Russian stage, and in Los Angeles acted on the Armenian stage with the verve and vitality of an ingenue! The Mamoulian hospitality was warm and convivial and communication flowed with a touch of cosmopolitan flair together with the champagne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1987 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
A dispute over control of the estate of the late Hollywood director Rouben Mamoulian erupted Wednesday--one day before he was to be buried--as a lawyer representing relatives of the film maker and his widow announced that they planned to challenge Los Angeles County's control of the couple's affairs.
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December 8, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
When he was younger, Rouben Mamoulian, who died on Friday at the age of 90, used to be annoyed that people thought he was older than he was. He had begun very young, giving acting classes in his native Tiflis, Russia, when he was only 20, directing his first play in London at 24, beginning work in the U.S. at 25, directing the drama "Porgy" (from which came "Porgy and Bess") on Broadway at 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987
Rouben Mamoulian directed stars of the stage and screen but he himself was a star of the first magnitude and held his own from the very beginning in this country. Your obituary (Metro, Dec. 6) states that he was Russian born, but both of his parents were Armenian and figured prominently in the local Armenian community. In fact, his mother, Virginie Mamoulian, had appeared on the Russian stage, and in Los Angeles acted on the Armenian stage with the verve and vitality of an ingenue! The Mamoulian hospitality was warm and convivial and communication flowed with a touch of cosmopolitan flair together with the champagne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1987 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
A dispute over control of the estate of the late Hollywood director Rouben Mamoulian erupted Wednesday--one day before he was to be buried--as a lawyer representing relatives of the film maker and his widow announced that they planned to challenge Los Angeles County's control of the couple's affairs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
When he was younger, Rouben Mamoulian, who died on Friday at the age of 90, used to be annoyed that people thought he was older than he was. He had begun very young, giving acting classes in his native Tiflis, Russia, when he was only 20, directing his first play in London at 24, beginning work in the U.S. at 25, directing the drama "Porgy" (from which came "Porgy and Bess") on Broadway at 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1987 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Rouben Mamoulian, the last surviving founder of the Directors Guild of America, has died at the age of 89 at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. The Russian-born Mamoulian, who came to the United States in 1923 to direct operas and operettas in New York, died Friday. He was one of stage and screen's foremost innovators, directing the brilliant early talkie "Applause" in 1929, the famous 1932 version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1986
Film director Rouben Mamoulian will receive the annual Jean Renoir Humanitarian Award presented by the Los Angeles Film Teachers Assn. at a dinner dance Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Mamoulian has had a lengthy career in staging opera and musical theater as well as his involvement in films. He directed such features as "Love Me Tonight," starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, "The Mark of Zorro" with Tyrone Power and "Silk Stockings" with Fred Astaire.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1986
Charles Champlin's interview with Rouben Mamoulian did much to keep that survivor of the glory days of the Hollywood studio empire alive in the minds of a generation weaned on maverick film makers ("Mamoulian: The Directors Guild Midwife," Jan. 19). If he were entering the industry as a young man today, Mamoulian would surely have been among the most independent of directors. Although Champlin astutely observed that Mamoulian does not usually preserve anecdotes with disappointing endings, further conversation between the two might have revealed that Joshua Logan, not he, directed "South Pacific."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1992
Frances Dee will make a rare public appearance tonight at 7 at Classic Movie Night at the St. James Club, 8358 Sunset Blvd., for a tribute to her career and that of her late husband, Joel McCrea. Dee is remembered for her appearances in such '30s classics as Rouben Mamoulian's "Becky Sharp" and George Cukor's "Little Women." Clips from the films of the McCreas will be followed by a question-and-answer period with Dee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Information: (213) 462-0108.
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