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May 3, 1987 | DAN SULLIVAN
Bloody English actors! Every time you turn on PBS, it's "Mystery" or "Masterpiece Theatre" or some other damned import. However, let's face it: The Brits are good. Not all the time. The BBC's Shakespeare series was a frost. Olivier struck out in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Derek Jacobi starred in "The Suicide" on Broadway and was about as Russian as your Aunt Edna. But think of Jacobi in "Cyrano de Bergerac" at the Olympics Arts Festival.
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February 8, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - By his own admission, Bartlett Sher is not normally drawn to material like "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's mega-bestselling 1992 novel. The weepie about a brief but life-changing 1960s romance between an Italian war bride in rural Iowa and a peripatetic National Geographic photographer was adapted into a 1995 film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Now, under Sher's direction, it has been realized as a Broadway musical opening Feb. 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
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NEWS
August 25, 1988
Jack Sher, a one-time newspaper columnist and magazine fiction writer whose first book, "The Cold Companion" in 1949, brought him a screenwriting contract, died Tuesday. He was 75 when he died of respiratory and heart problems at his Beverly Hills home. Nominated for an Emmy award for his 1971-72 television play "Goodbye, Raggedy Ann," Sher had more than a dozen writing, directing and producing credits in Hollywood.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Film producer Stacey Sher and musician Kerry Brown have listed their house in the Beverly Crest area at $5.795 million. Originally designed by Wallace Neff, the 1948 house was once the home of actress Julie Andrews and director Blake Edwards and later remodeled. The 1.61-acre site includes a 7,800-square-foot main house, a 2,480-square-foot guesthouse, a separate building with a bathroom, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool and waterfalls. The living space features beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows, brick, stonework, mahogany doors and six fireplaces.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW
Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. on Tuesday named Allan Sher, 58, the senior management official assigned last year to supervise the firm's Beverly Hills operations, to the additional post of vice chairman. With the addition of Sher, the firm will have three vice chairmen, including Fred Joseph, the firm's chief executive, and Herbert Bachelor, who oversees corporate finance activities.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1988 | NANCY CHURNIN
Bartlett Sher was directing a 19th-Century melodrama at the University of Leeds in England when he got a call from New York saying that he was one of three young directors chosen by the New York Theatre Workshop to direct an Off-Broadway play in February, 1989. Sher, 29, has not yet chosen the play for his New York debut. In the interim, Sher is continuing with his plans to direct "madmen and specialists" at San Diego State University, where he is a part-time instructor.
NEWS
April 16, 1987
To the surprise of newly elected Mayor Rosalie Sher, the yearly reorganization of the Hawaiian Gardens City Council went smoothly Tuesday night. It had appeared there could be fireworks, when then-Mayor Kathleen Navejas indicated she would seek another term. Two weeks ago, then-Mayor Pro Tem Donald Schultze--who was in line to be the next mayor--sent a letter to his colleagues saying he would nominate Sher for the ceremonial position of mayor and would oppose Navejas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995
Clifford Sher Keong Shiu, owner of Mr. Chips Fish & Chips restaurant in Santa Paula, died Sunday after a sudden illness. He was 58. Born in Canton, China, Shiu moved to Canada when he was 14 years old. Later he came to Santa Paula, where he started Mr. Chips Fish & Chips at 636 W. Harvard St. The restaurant's specialties include seafood, fish burgers and homemade corn burritos topped with a special hot sauce.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1989 | NANCY CHURNIN
Local director Bartlett Sher just received his first New York review and describes himself as "relieved" that the New York Times liked his work on "The Nest," which closes Sunday at off-Broadway's Perry Street Theatre. Sher, who is not one to bow to any kind of authority, hurried to clarify his statement. "Actually, I could care less," he explained. "But I'm relieved for the artistic institution and the actors."
REAL ESTATE
December 8, 1985
Jack Sher, owner-manager of Century 21 Horizon Properties, Culver City, will be installed Thursday as president of the United Multiple Listing Service Inc. during its 37th installation banquet at the Century Plaza Hotel. He succeeds Karan Hall of her own realty firm.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2006 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
For years, Nancy Nthenya witnessed her female co-workers being fired for rebuffing their supervisor's sexual advances. The single mother assumed that she too would lose her job when she mustered the courage to report how he would promise her a promotion for a quick hotel rendezvous. But what happened was virtually unheard of in Kenya. After an investigation, her employer, Sher Agencies Ltd.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2005 | Blake Green, Newsday
When Antony Sher gets into Primo Levi's skin, it's at a very particular time in the Italian writer's life: 1945, the year Levi was a prisoner at Auschwitz. That experience, graphically depicted in the first volume of Levi's memoirs, is the basis for "Primo," the one-person show Sher wrote and stars in on Broadway after hit productions in London. Levi was 24 when he was captured and shipped to the concentration camp in Poland.
NEWS
March 21, 1996 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Powerful interests from Gov. Pete Wilson to environmental leaders are targeting a special election Tuesday in Northern California as a possible early tip-off of partisan strengths statewide going into the November general election. In addition, environmentalists nationally are closely watching the outcome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995
Clifford Sher Keong Shiu, owner of Mr. Chips Fish & Chips restaurant in Santa Paula, died Sunday after a sudden illness. He was 58. Born in Canton, China, Shiu moved to Canada when he was 14 years old. Later he came to Santa Paula, where he started Mr. Chips Fish & Chips at 636 W. Harvard St. The restaurant's specialties include seafood, fish burgers and homemade corn burritos topped with a special hot sauce.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW
Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. on Tuesday named Allan Sher, 58, the senior management official assigned last year to supervise the firm's Beverly Hills operations, to the additional post of vice chairman. With the addition of Sher, the firm will have three vice chairmen, including Fred Joseph, the firm's chief executive, and Herbert Bachelor, who oversees corporate finance activities.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1989 | NANCY CHURNIN
Local director Bartlett Sher just received his first New York review and describes himself as "relieved" that the New York Times liked his work on "The Nest," which closes Sunday at off-Broadway's Perry Street Theatre. Sher, who is not one to bow to any kind of authority, hurried to clarify his statement. "Actually, I could care less," he explained. "But I'm relieved for the artistic institution and the actors."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - By his own admission, Bartlett Sher is not normally drawn to material like "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's mega-bestselling 1992 novel. The weepie about a brief but life-changing 1960s romance between an Italian war bride in rural Iowa and a peripatetic National Geographic photographer was adapted into a 1995 film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Now, under Sher's direction, it has been realized as a Broadway musical opening Feb. 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Film producer Stacey Sher and musician Kerry Brown have listed their house in the Beverly Crest area at $5.795 million. Originally designed by Wallace Neff, the 1948 house was once the home of actress Julie Andrews and director Blake Edwards and later remodeled. The 1.61-acre site includes a 7,800-square-foot main house, a 2,480-square-foot guesthouse, a separate building with a bathroom, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool and waterfalls. The living space features beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows, brick, stonework, mahogany doors and six fireplaces.
NEWS
August 25, 1988
Jack Sher, a one-time newspaper columnist and magazine fiction writer whose first book, "The Cold Companion" in 1949, brought him a screenwriting contract, died Tuesday. He was 75 when he died of respiratory and heart problems at his Beverly Hills home. Nominated for an Emmy award for his 1971-72 television play "Goodbye, Raggedy Ann," Sher had more than a dozen writing, directing and producing credits in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1988 | NANCY CHURNIN
Bartlett Sher was directing a 19th-Century melodrama at the University of Leeds in England when he got a call from New York saying that he was one of three young directors chosen by the New York Theatre Workshop to direct an Off-Broadway play in February, 1989. Sher, 29, has not yet chosen the play for his New York debut. In the interim, Sher is continuing with his plans to direct "madmen and specialists" at San Diego State University, where he is a part-time instructor.
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