Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSir James
IN THE NEWS

Sir James

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1989 | RICHARD BEENE, Times Staff Writer
There is a picture of James Allen Hydrick sitting at the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza, feet crossed in the lotus position, eyes raised toward the heavens, a white cotton kaffiyeh headdress shielding his face from the sun. As Hydrick tells it, the hurricane-force winds that he summoned through meditation suddenly began whipping through the Western Desert.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
June 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sir James Carreras, founding chairman of Hammer Films, a producer of horror pictures that frightened a generation of filmgoers and launched the careers of several top stars, has died. A family death notice published Tuesday in London said he was 81 when he died on Saturday of a stroke at his home at Henley-on-Thames, west of London. A mild-mannered family man, Carreras always said the ghastly monsters with which Hammer Films became associated were harmless, escapist entertainment.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sir James Carreras, founding chairman of Hammer Films, a producer of horror pictures that frightened a generation of filmgoers and launched the careers of several top stars, has died. A family death notice published Tuesday in London said he was 81 when he died on Saturday of a stroke at his home at Henley-on-Thames, west of London. A mild-mannered family man, Carreras always said the ghastly monsters with which Hammer Films became associated were harmless, escapist entertainment.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1990 | From Reuters
Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith said today he is dropping his $21-billion takeover bid for Britain's BAT Industries PLC, ending the second-biggest takeover battle ever launched. Goldsmith's takeover vehicle, Hoylake Investments Ltd., unveiled the bid for the tobacco, financial services, retailing and paper giant in July but ran into significant regulatory hurdles to its bid. The hostile offer threw BAT into a massive restructuring in which it announced plans to shed its far-flung U.S.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1990 | From Reuters
Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith said today he is dropping his $21-billion takeover bid for Britain's BAT Industries PLC, ending the second-biggest takeover battle ever launched. Goldsmith's takeover vehicle, Hoylake Investments Ltd., unveiled the bid for the tobacco, financial services, retailing and paper giant in July but ran into significant regulatory hurdles to its bid. The hostile offer threw BAT into a massive restructuring in which it announced plans to shed its far-flung U.S.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1985 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
Climaxing his four-month cat-and-mouse game with Crown Zellerbach Corp., Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith on Monday offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the forest-products company for more than $41.625 a share. Goldsmith's offer, spelled out in a letter to Zellerbach's management, puts an indicated value of $1.13 billion on the 115-year-old company. The offer could smoke out other bidders for the asset-rich concern, which owns or controls 2 million acres of prime U.S.
BOOKS
March 13, 1988 | Bernard Williams, Williams, whose most recent book is "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy" (Harvard), is a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. and
In a previous book, "After Justice," which came out in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre claimed that the ideas of justice available to us in the modern world were like a pile of ruins, making no coherent sense. They were not the ruins of one building, but the disordered remains of various ethical conceptions that had existed in the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1989 | JOHN CULHANE
"Seventeen-eighteen years old, I was a fan of Lindbergh," says Cubby Broccoli, the producer of 16 James Bond pictures, the most popular film series of all time. The one-time teen-aged truck farmer sips the morning coffee his butler poured for him under blue skies in the interior courtyard of his townhouse just off Fifth Avenue. "I read Lindbergh's gonna try to fly the Atlantic--all alone. The Lone Eagle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989 | TED JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
James Allen Hydrick, a martial arts expert and reputed escape artist who claims to have psychic powers, was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for molesting five Huntington Beach boys last year. Hydrick, 30, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of felony child molestation last week in a bargain with prosecutors, who agreed in turn not to seek the maximum 33-year sentence.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1985
Facing a possible takeover attempt by a British financier, Sir James Goldsmith, William T. Creson, chairman of San Francisco-based Crown Zellerbach, told security analysts that he will not yield to speculators. His remarks were seen as a reference to Goldsmith, who has accumulated an 8.6% stake in Crown Zellerbach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1989 | RICHARD BEENE, Times Staff Writer
There is a picture of James Allen Hydrick sitting at the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza, feet crossed in the lotus position, eyes raised toward the heavens, a white cotton kaffiyeh headdress shielding his face from the sun. As Hydrick tells it, the hurricane-force winds that he summoned through meditation suddenly began whipping through the Western Desert.
BOOKS
March 13, 1988 | Bernard Williams, Williams, whose most recent book is "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy" (Harvard), is a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. and
In a previous book, "After Justice," which came out in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre claimed that the ideas of justice available to us in the modern world were like a pile of ruins, making no coherent sense. They were not the ruins of one building, but the disordered remains of various ethical conceptions that had existed in the past.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1985 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
Climaxing his four-month cat-and-mouse game with Crown Zellerbach Corp., Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith on Monday offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the forest-products company for more than $41.625 a share. Goldsmith's offer, spelled out in a letter to Zellerbach's management, puts an indicated value of $1.13 billion on the 115-year-old company. The offer could smoke out other bidders for the asset-rich concern, which owns or controls 2 million acres of prime U.S.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1986
Goodyear Tire & Rubber said it was contacting potential buyers for its Celeron Corp. subsidiary. The company said it was taking the action in response to a takeover threat from Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith. Analysts estimate that the oil and gas assets might fetch up to $1.7 billion.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1987
British investor Sir James Goldsmith has put Crown Zellerbach's San Francisco headquarters up for sale for $100 million just a month after completing its purchase. He is employing Jones Lang Wootton, an international real estate consulting firm, to market the property, the firm said. The downtown complex includes the 18-story Crown Zellerbach tower, a 300,000-square-foot office building, a business kiosk and a 225-car parking garage.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|