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HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
Dream House The White House as an American Home Ulysses Grant Dietz and Sam Watters Acanthus Press: 304 pp., $75
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2010
Jackie Kennedy's transformation of the White House in 1961 from practically a lived-in suburban home to a pristine museum -- the results of which were enshrined on a hit TV tour -- was the first time many Americans were given such an intimate glimpse into the presidential residence. This was not the first time the White House had been renovated. It has gone through several key transformations since its first occupant, John Adams, took up residence in 1800. In "Dream House: The White House as an American Home," authors Ulysses Grant Dietz and Sam Watters present a photographic history of the most famous address in America.
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HOME & GARDEN
October 4, 2007 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
SAM WATTERS owns a nice chunk of land in Venice, where he recently built a modern house. But he lives most of his mental life in homes of another era -- those built from 1885 to 1935, L.A.'s first golden age. For the last six years, Watters has scoured public and private archives, assembled photos and floor plans, unearthed sagas of love and betrayal, bigotry and greed.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
From the moment in 1800 when John and Abigail Adams moved into a still-unfinished Georgian residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the day in March when Michelle Obama grabbed a rake and began tilling a vegetable garden on the South Lawn, the White House has been many things: residence, workplace, and perhaps most important, metaphor. "Dream House: The White House as an American Home" meticulously documents how one building has been a mirror not only to its presidential occupants but also to the aspirations of the nation at large.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parent Company of Advocate to Be Sold: An investor group has signed a letter of intent to purchase Liberation Publications Inc., parent company of the Advocate, the nation's oldest and largest gay and lesbian news magazine. The group is led by Sam Watters, a New York-based entrepreneur. Watters will serve as CEO of the company out of its Hollywood headquarters. Terms of the seven-figure deal are not being disclosed. The magazine is now owned by Niles A.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
From the moment in 1800 when John and Abigail Adams moved into a still-unfinished Georgian residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the day in March when Michelle Obama grabbed a rake and began tilling a vegetable garden on the South Lawn, the White House has been many things: residence, workplace, and perhaps most important, metaphor. "Dream House: The White House as an American Home" meticulously documents how one building has been a mirror not only to its presidential occupants but also to the aspirations of the nation at large.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2010
Jackie Kennedy's transformation of the White House in 1961 from practically a lived-in suburban home to a pristine museum -- the results of which were enshrined on a hit TV tour -- was the first time many Americans were given such an intimate glimpse into the presidential residence. This was not the first time the White House had been renovated. It has gone through several key transformations since its first occupant, John Adams, took up residence in 1800. In "Dream House: The White House as an American Home," authors Ulysses Grant Dietz and Sam Watters present a photographic history of the most famous address in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1997
Regarding "Devil in a Blue Dress" (Letters, Sept. 21): As capable as Carl Franklin is as a director, his film stumbled badly because it was saddled with a subpar script pure and simple. This is why the film never had a chance and failed at the box office. The failure of "Devil in a Blue Dress" had far more to do with its artistic shortcomings than it did with a failed studio marketing effort. SAM WATTERS Los Angeles
HOME & GARDEN
October 11, 2007
Re: "Chronicler of L.A.'s Lost Houses" [Oct. 4], about Sam Watters' new book on early residential architecture: Restoration is an expensive prospect, and historic restoration is extremely dear. The city of the Bottom Line is not apt to save much that cannot be razed and built new for less money. Next year I will move to Indianapolis, a city that works with homeowners to restore their homes to keep its architectural heritage flourishing. I'm afraid Mr.
HOME & GARDEN
June 20, 2009
Sam Watters' Lost L.A. column ["Cactus Rustling's Prickly Past," June 13] caught my attention right away. It dealt with stealing cactuses to be sold to unknowing or uncaring consumers, which is obviously a serious issue. But for some reason Watters found it necessary to wrangle native gardeners into the mess. I volunteer at the Theodore Payne Foundation with other people interested in natives, and none of them are planting exotic cactuses or Joshua trees in some misguided view that this constitutes native planting.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
Dream House The White House as an American Home Ulysses Grant Dietz and Sam Watters Acanthus Press: 304 pp., $75
HOME & GARDEN
October 4, 2007 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
SAM WATTERS owns a nice chunk of land in Venice, where he recently built a modern house. But he lives most of his mental life in homes of another era -- those built from 1885 to 1935, L.A.'s first golden age. For the last six years, Watters has scoured public and private archives, assembled photos and floor plans, unearthed sagas of love and betrayal, bigotry and greed.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parent Company of Advocate to Be Sold: An investor group has signed a letter of intent to purchase Liberation Publications Inc., parent company of the Advocate, the nation's oldest and largest gay and lesbian news magazine. The group is led by Sam Watters, a New York-based entrepreneur. Watters will serve as CEO of the company out of its Hollywood headquarters. Terms of the seven-figure deal are not being disclosed. The magazine is now owned by Niles A.
NEWS
June 25, 1992 | JANICE PAGE, Janice Page is the editor of O.C. Live!
"Don't color us black or white. Don't color us R&B or pop. Color us Badd." Literal translations aside (because if you have to ask, either you're not hip enough or you're one of those finicky grammar people), what singer Kevin Thornton was getting at is that his group, the multiracial, multiethnic Color Me Badd, knows only one shade these days: red hot. Chatting over the phone from the Color Me Badd tour bus en route to a concert in Corpus Christi, Tex.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Reader is going undercover. Beginning with today's issue, a glossy color cover is being added to the alternative weekly newspaper, which will now call itself a magazine. The rest of the publication will continue to be printed on newsprint.
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