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November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum , the new project from L.A.-based DJ and producer Sam Spiegel. Inspired by "the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet," according to a release, Maximum Hedrum finds Spiegel (the younger brother of film director Spike Jonze)
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July 6, 2013 | By August Brown
Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he has a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a dashiki jamming in here with David Crosby," he said. "Allegedly, though. He's never shown it to me. " If it's true, the story fits him. Spiegel is a contemporary kind of artist - a musician, record producer and general-idea-guy whose work exists almost only in tandem with someone else's.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2013 | By August Brown
Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he has a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a dashiki jamming in here with David Crosby," he said. "Allegedly, though. He's never shown it to me. " If it's true, the story fits him. Spiegel is a contemporary kind of artist - a musician, record producer and general-idea-guy whose work exists almost only in tandem with someone else's.
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November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum , the new project from L.A.-based DJ and producer Sam Spiegel. Inspired by "the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet," according to a release, Maximum Hedrum finds Spiegel (the younger brother of film director Spike Jonze)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985
The Police Department will begin using a helicopter this weekend in a monthlong experiment to analyze its efficiency in improving patrols and response times. Hiser Aviation Helicopters, located at Corona Municipal Airport, is loaning the helicopter to the city at no charge, Corona Police Lt. Sam Spiegel said. Hiser Aviation officials said they hope that the city will decide the copter is worth keeping and establish a contract helicopter program with the company.
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October 31, 1986 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Another step toward film preservation was taken here this week with the presentation of 11 Academy Award-winning films from Columbia Pictures to the Museum of Modern Art. "This gift represents our commitment to help preserve films and to encourage others to help in preservation efforts," said Francis T. Vincent, president of the entertainment business sector of Columbia's parent company, the Coca-Cola Co., at a formal presentation held at the museum Wednesday evening.
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May 18, 1985 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The ultimate status symbol at the film festival is still the yacht. The ultimate ultimate statement is when you show up on your very own yacht, as Sam Spiegel often has and as Harold Robbins, who also has a villa here, usually does. This year the principal yacht owners are the Salkinds, Alexander and Ilya, of "Santa Claus" and "Superman" fame, who have their yacht berthed just west of the Plais du Festival.
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January 1, 1986 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Producer Sam Spiegel, whose "The African Queen," "On the Waterfront," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia" and other films won a remarkable total of 35 Oscars, has died at 82 while vacationing in the Caribbean, according to reports. Spiegel, who called himself S. P. Eagle during World War II in a joking effort to cover his Austrian origin, reportedly died on the island of St. Martin.
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May 18, 2003 | Robert W. Cort, Robert W. Cort is a producer whose films include "Three Men and a Baby," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Jumanji" and the forthcoming "Against the Ropes." His novel "Action!" will be published this summer.
On a blustery winter afternoon in 1958, an 11-year-old whose only experience of war involved giggling under his desk during air raid drills marched into the Palace Theater on Broadway for the reserved-seat engagement of "The Bridge on the River Kwai." Among the first images to cross the CinemaScope screen were giant yellow block letters announcing "A Sam Spiegel Production." During the next two hours and 42 minutes, the meaning of courage, honor, even madness became clear and changed me forever.
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June 26, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The origins, the whys and wherefores of film producer Sam Spiegel's collection of Impressionist and modern art are lost among the many myths that made him a larger-than-life figure even in Hollywood. One story has it that Spiegel was competing with his friend Edward G.
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May 18, 2003 | Robert W. Cort, Robert W. Cort is a producer whose films include "Three Men and a Baby," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Jumanji" and the forthcoming "Against the Ropes." His novel "Action!" will be published this summer.
On a blustery winter afternoon in 1958, an 11-year-old whose only experience of war involved giggling under his desk during air raid drills marched into the Palace Theater on Broadway for the reserved-seat engagement of "The Bridge on the River Kwai." Among the first images to cross the CinemaScope screen were giant yellow block letters announcing "A Sam Spiegel Production." During the next two hours and 42 minutes, the meaning of courage, honor, even madness became clear and changed me forever.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The origins, the whys and wherefores of film producer Sam Spiegel's collection of Impressionist and modern art are lost among the many myths that made him a larger-than-life figure even in Hollywood. One story has it that Spiegel was competing with his friend Edward G.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1986 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Another step toward film preservation was taken here this week with the presentation of 11 Academy Award-winning films from Columbia Pictures to the Museum of Modern Art. "This gift represents our commitment to help preserve films and to encourage others to help in preservation efforts," said Francis T. Vincent, president of the entertainment business sector of Columbia's parent company, the Coca-Cola Co., at a formal presentation held at the museum Wednesday evening.
NEWS
January 1, 1986 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Producer Sam Spiegel, whose "The African Queen," "On the Waterfront," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia" and other films won a remarkable total of 35 Oscars, has died at 82 while vacationing in the Caribbean, according to reports. Spiegel, who called himself S. P. Eagle during World War II in a joking effort to cover his Austrian origin, reportedly died on the island of St. Martin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985
The Police Department will begin using a helicopter this weekend in a monthlong experiment to analyze its efficiency in improving patrols and response times. Hiser Aviation Helicopters, located at Corona Municipal Airport, is loaning the helicopter to the city at no charge, Corona Police Lt. Sam Spiegel said. Hiser Aviation officials said they hope that the city will decide the copter is worth keeping and establish a contract helicopter program with the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1985 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The ultimate status symbol at the film festival is still the yacht. The ultimate ultimate statement is when you show up on your very own yacht, as Sam Spiegel often has and as Harold Robbins, who also has a villa here, usually does. This year the principal yacht owners are the Salkinds, Alexander and Ilya, of "Santa Claus" and "Superman" fame, who have their yacht berthed just west of the Plais du Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1985
A Corona man was being held Monday in the Riverside County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Florentino Chavez, 42, was arrested Sunday by Corona police after he allegedly shot a Joy Street neighbor in the left foot, said Lt. Sam Spiegel. The gunshot wound was not serious, Spiegel said. Chavez was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. The shooting was "the result of a neighborhood dispute," Spiegel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1985
A 3-year-old Corona boy died Thursday afternoon, two weeks after he allegedly was beaten by his mother's boyfriend, a Corona police spokesman said. Christopher Lovell had suffered major head trauma when he was admitted to Riverside General Hospital on Oct. 3, said Lt. Sam Spiegel, commander of detectives for the Corona police. Following an investigation, police arrested Daniel Rees, 27, who lived with the boy's mother in her Border Avenue apartment, police said. Rees was arraigned Oct.
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