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March 21, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Will any of the winners on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight thank Roy Christopher? They should. Without him, there wouldn't be a stage. Christopher, 55, is the production designer of the Academy Awards show for a record 12th time. If that's not enough, he also does the Emmys (where he's won five awards) and Tonys, as well as the sitcoms "Frasier" and "Becker." MILLENNIAL: "This is the last Oscars show of the century--but then it's the last everything of the century.
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July 1, 2007 | Sean Mitchell, Special to The Times
INSIDE a cavernous shed used in the winter to house Rose Parade floats, Roy Christopher takes a long look at a piece of painted canvas stretched over a tall slab of wood, trying to decide if the postimpressionist era colors are just right.
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March 21, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
Roy Christopher has the same dream every year he designs the Academy Awards show: "I walk into the theater, I look at the stage and it is the most hideous, banal flat, amateur, cliched set you could possibly imagine. My heart just sinks, and I think how could I have let this happen? How could I possibly have not paid attention?" With clouds of war hanging over Hollywood's big night, he's dealing with a different kind of nightmare this year.
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March 21, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
Roy Christopher has the same dream every year he designs the Academy Awards show: "I walk into the theater, I look at the stage and it is the most hideous, banal flat, amateur, cliched set you could possibly imagine. My heart just sinks, and I think how could I have let this happen? How could I possibly have not paid attention?" With clouds of war hanging over Hollywood's big night, he's dealing with a different kind of nightmare this year.
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September 10, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's nine days before the 51st annual Emmy Awards and the stage of the Shrine Auditorium is a hubbub of activity. There's a cacophony of hammers and drills and shouts of workmen who are busy constructing the sleek white and gray set designed by Roy Christopher. But the veteran production designer seems as cool as a cucumber sitting where the audience will sit Sunday night, watching his latest creation slowly take shape. And for good reason.
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July 1, 2007 | Sean Mitchell, Special to The Times
INSIDE a cavernous shed used in the winter to house Rose Parade floats, Roy Christopher takes a long look at a piece of painted canvas stretched over a tall slab of wood, trying to decide if the postimpressionist era colors are just right.
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March 21, 2003
Roy Christopher has designed 14 Academy Awards sets over the years, earning Emmy nominations for 13 past designs and winning the award for five of them. Below are photographs of some of his elaborate Oscar concepts, courtesy of Roy Christopher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1994
A 33-year-old transient has surrendered in connection with the robbery of a Bank of America branch in Oxnard, police said Tuesday. Roy Christopher Jimenez met Oxnard police officers at 3:25 p.m. Monday at a bar on Mercantile Street to surrender for a robbery he said he committed Friday, authorities said. Jimenez said he had robbed the Bank of America branch at 465 A St., police said. Oxnard police took Jimenez into custody, then turned him over to the FBI.
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February 15, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
The Art Directors Guild has selected "The Terminal" and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" for excellence in production design awards for 2004 feature films. The presentations were made Saturday night in Beverly Hills, with Alex McDowell of "Terminal" winning for contemporary film and Rick Heinrichs of "Lemony Snicket" for period or fantasy film.
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February 17, 2004
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Mystic River" won the Art Directors Guild awards for feature film production design over the weekend. Grant Major took home the nod in the category of period or fantasy film for "The Return of the King." He is also one of the Oscar nominees for art direction for his work on the same film. Henry Bumstead was honored for "Mystic River" in the contemporary film category.
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March 21, 2003
Roy Christopher has designed 14 Academy Awards sets over the years, earning Emmy nominations for 13 past designs and winning the award for five of them. Below are photographs of some of his elaborate Oscar concepts, courtesy of Roy Christopher.
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September 10, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's nine days before the 51st annual Emmy Awards and the stage of the Shrine Auditorium is a hubbub of activity. There's a cacophony of hammers and drills and shouts of workmen who are busy constructing the sleek white and gray set designed by Roy Christopher. But the veteran production designer seems as cool as a cucumber sitting where the audience will sit Sunday night, watching his latest creation slowly take shape. And for good reason.
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March 21, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Will any of the winners on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight thank Roy Christopher? They should. Without him, there wouldn't be a stage. Christopher, 55, is the production designer of the Academy Awards show for a record 12th time. If that's not enough, he also does the Emmys (where he's won five awards) and Tonys, as well as the sitcoms "Frasier" and "Becker." MILLENNIAL: "This is the last Oscars show of the century--but then it's the last everything of the century.
HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 1996 | VALERIE J. NELSON
Couch potatoes looking for respect for their favorite easy chair won't find it on two popular TV shows, NBC's "Friends" and "Frasier." The staff on "Frasier" joked about "good taste running rampant" when they went scavenging for a truly ugly recliner. A BarcaLounger spokesman thought the tattered recliner had been referred to on the show as a BarcaLounger, but it is, in fact, an impostor.
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