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August 16, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I write with a pen of light." Jean Cocteau described his filmmaking in many ways, but that was his favorite. It's probably the most apt as well, for he was an adventurer who combined Dadaist impulses with an often unusual but determined sense of storytelling. His films feature strong narratives along with an overriding poetic expression--the best are digressions on the lyrical and dreamlike. Film was easily his most accomplished medium.
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March 10, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin is poised to become the new home of the 2,000-piece collection of Jean Cocteau's art owned by the Severin Wunderman Museum, which closed here last month. The Austin campus is an obvious choice because the university's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is the repository of a major collection of Cocteau archival materials, said to be second in size only to the Wunderman collection.
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July 1, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stylish Ballerina: Another Russian ballerina who also had an acting career, Tamara Toumanova, will be honored Sunday at the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine. She will receive the museum's annual Jean Cocteau International Style Award, an honor created in 1989 on the centenary of Cocteau's birth. Michael York, Tommy Tune and Gian-Carlo Menotti have previously received the honor, given to individuals "whose personal style and participation in the arts reflects the spirit of Cocteau."
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February 7, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deluged by anxious callers after reports that the Severin Wunderman Museum would close today , pending the transfer of its holdings to another institution, museum officials have decided to keep the galleries open through Friday, according to publicist Mary Crost. (Today was the original closing date of the current exhibition, "Vaslav Nijinsky: Art of the World's Greatest Dancer," on loan from the Nijinsky Foundation in Phoenix.
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April 13, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
The centenary celebration of French film-maker, writer and artist Jean Cocteau, begun in February at UC Irvine, will continue in Los Angeles with the premiere of American composer Ned Rorem's setting of a Cocteau poem. Rorem's "Anna la Bonne" will receive its first performance at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at the Bing Theater on the USC campus. Soprano Jennifer Trost will be soloist. Douglas Fisher will be the piano accompanist. Rorem will accompany five other of his works on the program.
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November 3, 1994 | ANN CONWAY
S tay on the grass. That was the mandate at Sunday's tea at the immense Italian villa in South Laguna Beach that belongs to Severin Wunderman, founder of the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine. Guests could sip water under the rose-smothered gazebo, on a patio perched above the roaring sea, but tours of the $10-million Mediterranean digs were forbidden. In fact, if guests even came close to a stairway leading to Wunderman's front door, security guards shooed them away. "What?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deluged by anxious callers after reports that the Severin Wunderman Museum would close today , pending the transfer of its holdings to another institution, museum officials have decided to keep the galleries open through Friday, according to publicist Mary Crost. (Today was the original closing date of the current exhibition, "Vaslav Nijinsky: Art of the World's Greatest Dancer," on loan from the Nijinsky Foundation in Phoenix.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin is poised to become the new home of the 2,000-piece collection of Jean Cocteau's art owned by the Severin Wunderman Museum, which closed here last month. The Austin campus is an obvious choice because the university's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is the repository of a major collection of Cocteau archival materials, said to be second in size only to the Wunderman collection.
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December 26, 1987 | ALLAN JALON, Times Staff Writer
Picasso is reported to have said that if 20th-Century art were described as a comet, he was the head and Jean Cocteau the tail. Severin Wunderman retells the anecdote with perfect equanimity, which is not surprising, considering that he has spent many millions on Jean Cocteau's art--including a $6-million, mass purchase of 70 works at an auction 18 months ago.
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January 11, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD
As the former live-in love of Pablo Picasso, wife of Dr. Jonas Salk and an artist in her own right, Francoise Gilot knows a thing or two about style. Because of her personal style and role in the arts, the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine chose Gilot as the recipient of its 1994 Jean Cocteau International Style Award.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | ANN CONWAY
S tay on the grass. That was the mandate at Sunday's tea at the immense Italian villa in South Laguna Beach that belongs to Severin Wunderman, founder of the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine. Guests could sip water under the rose-smothered gazebo, on a patio perched above the roaring sea, but tours of the $10-million Mediterranean digs were forbidden. In fact, if guests even came close to a stairway leading to Wunderman's front door, security guards shooed them away. "What?
NEWS
January 11, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD
As the former live-in love of Pablo Picasso, wife of Dr. Jonas Salk and an artist in her own right, Francoise Gilot knows a thing or two about style. Because of her personal style and role in the arts, the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine chose Gilot as the recipient of its 1994 Jean Cocteau International Style Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stylish Ballerina: Another Russian ballerina who also had an acting career, Tamara Toumanova, will be honored Sunday at the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine. She will receive the museum's annual Jean Cocteau International Style Award, an honor created in 1989 on the centenary of Cocteau's birth. Michael York, Tommy Tune and Gian-Carlo Menotti have previously received the honor, given to individuals "whose personal style and participation in the arts reflects the spirit of Cocteau."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I write with a pen of light." Jean Cocteau described his filmmaking in many ways, but that was his favorite. It's probably the most apt as well, for he was an adventurer who combined Dadaist impulses with an often unusual but determined sense of storytelling. His films feature strong narratives along with an overriding poetic expression--the best are digressions on the lyrical and dreamlike. Film was easily his most accomplished medium.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
The centenary celebration of French film-maker, writer and artist Jean Cocteau, begun in February at UC Irvine, will continue in Los Angeles with the premiere of American composer Ned Rorem's setting of a Cocteau poem. Rorem's "Anna la Bonne" will receive its first performance at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at the Bing Theater on the USC campus. Soprano Jennifer Trost will be soloist. Douglas Fisher will be the piano accompanist. Rorem will accompany five other of his works on the program.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 1987 | ALLAN JALON, Times Staff Writer
Picasso is reported to have said that if 20th-Century art were described as a comet, he was the head and Jean Cocteau the tail. Severin Wunderman retells the anecdote with perfect equanimity, which is not surprising, considering that he has spent many millions on Jean Cocteau's art--including a $6-million, mass purchase of 70 works at an auction 18 months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
An exhibit by internationally recognized artist and author Francoise Gilot entitled "Mythology of the Gods" will be on display at the Severin Wunderman Museum in Irvine beginning Jan. 8. The exhibit will run through April 8. The exhibit is described by museum officials as a "forceful and vigorous incarnation" of the gods and goddesses of classical Greece.
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