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October 3, 2011
As a stand-alone CBS comedy series, "The Honeymooners" — starring Jackie Gleason as blustery bus driver Ralph Kramden; Audrey Meadows as his no-nonsense wife, Alice; Art Carney as his clueless friend, Norton; and Joyce Randolph as Norton's wife, Trixie — lasted only one season, 1955-56. Gleason, though, had introduced "The Honeymooners" as a recurring sketch in 1951 on the DuMont's network's "Cavalcade of Stars" and when he went to CBS to do "The Jackie Gleason Show" in 1952, he took the characters with him. Sketches from 1952-55 and 1956-57 are featured on MPI's new 15-disc "The Honeymooners Lost Episodes: The Complete Restored Series.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By KTLA
Police released a sketch Wednesday as part of their effort to identify a man suspected of molesting a juvenile in a South Bay park restroom. Manhattan Beach police said the man approached the victim Friday in the men's restroom at Polliwog Park before allegedly forcing him into a bathroom stall, where he fondled the boy's genitals, KTLA reported . The victim described the attacker as a white man in his 40s, with tan skin and mostly gray...
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MAGAZINE
March 13, 1994
"Storyboard: The Cafe Connection" (illustrated by Dan Sweetman, Jan. 30) was outstanding--very New York, very artistic and as enjoyable as his sketches of rock stars for Calendar. Let's see more of this kind of thing. GLORIA MCCORD Sierra Madre
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Margaret Wappler
Mimi Pond is the cartoonist that time almost forgot. Her credits should've sealed her in the pantheon of coolness forever: She wrote "The Simpsons'" first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," as well as episodes of the children's TV show-cum-surrealist theater project "Pee-wee's Playhouse. " In 1982, her cult-classic book, "The Valley Girls' Guide to Life," taught wannabe Vals how to dress in a, like, totally tubular style. She wrote and illustrated four other humorous books on fashion, including 1985's "Shoes Never Lie," which tapped the stiletto obsession long before "Sex and the City," as well as comics for many publications, including this newspaper.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By David Ng
National Lampoon, one of the most recognizable names in comedy, but one that has seen its brand image suffer in recent years, is getting back into the stage business with a brand new production -- "Sketches from the National Lampoon" at the Hayworth Theatre starting Feb. 15.  Judging from the description provided by the company, "Sketches" will capitalize on public nostalgia for National Lampoon's heyday. The show consists of a series of favorite sketches, monologues and musical numbers from the company vault.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
“That's not funny, that's sick!” was once a mission statement for National Lampoon's assaults on propriety and good taste. Some of that is-nothing-sacred irreverence still haunts the theatrical debut of “Sketches from the National Lampoon” at the Hayworth Theatre, though too often as a ghost of former greatness. Authenticity abounds under the auspices of producer Matty Simmons (who ran the business end of National Lampoon's various print, record, stage and film successes during its heyday in the 1970s and '80s)
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When Kristen Wiig says that she and her writing partner, Annie Mumolo, knew next to nothing about what they were doing when they tackled the Oscar-nominated script for "Bridesmaids," it's tempting to chalk the outcome up to beginner's luck. As Wiig tells it, it all began when producer Judd Apatow asked whether she had any movie ideas of her own after she'd appeared in his hit comedy "Knocked Up. " Says Wiig: "We knocked out a first draft in six days and handed it to him, and we were like, 'We're done!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Joseph Serna
UC Santa Barbara police have released sketches of two men believed to have participated in the beating and gang rape of a female student early Sunday. Investigators believe there were at least three men involved in the attack, but so far have only been able to get two sketches based on information they received from the 19-year-old victim, said UC Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Robert Romero. The student told police she was approached by a group of men in Isla Vista between 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday.
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March 9, 2004 | From Reuters
Spain's Prado art museum has discovered two sketches by Renaissance master Michelangelo languishing in a storage room, a senior official said Monday. The modest drawings of a shoulder and a man's arm are studies for the "Last Judgment," which is painted on the altar wall of the Sistine chapel in the Vatican, said Gabriele Finaldi, associate director for the Prado collection. The works were part of a set of eight drawings donated to the museum in 1930.
TRAVEL
April 5, 1992
We were delighted to read about Luree Miller's trip to the Plateau d'Assy, with its breathtaking view of Mt. Blanc, and her visit to Notre Dame de Grace, with its art contributed by some of the major artists of our time ("Sketches From the French Alps," March 8). The Virgin of Lipchitz will remind visitors from the Los Angeles area of Lipchitz's "Peace on Earth" in the Music Center Plaza. The artist's special dedication, carved right into the piece now standing in Notre Dame de Grace, is particularly noteworthy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
On Twitter, Amanda Bynes has put a new face forward -- her own. The actress on Monday posted what appears to be a self portrait on her recently cleaned-up account. She has deleted years' worth of tweets and changed her bio to read simply: "Fashion student. " Also recently new: her bio picture, which is now a normal shot of Bynes looking, well, normal. Like the old Amanda. No blue hair, no weird selfies. "New sketch ~ FYI This is my only twitter account, I have no secret twitter accounts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Joseph Serna
UC Santa Barbara police have released sketches of two men believed to have participated in the beating and gang rape of a female student early Sunday. Investigators believe there were at least three men involved in the attack, but so far have only been able to get two sketches based on information they received from the 19-year-old victim, said UC Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Robert Romero. The student told police she was approached by a group of men in Isla Vista between 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny. He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny . A veteran of the Catskills with an elastic face, a knack for gibberish and a mind that could find comedy gold in the workings of a Bavarian cuckoo clock, Caesar was the king of live television sketch comedy in the 1950s. Some of the best writers - Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Mel Brooks - vied to work for him. No slouches at comedy themselves, they were dazzled by his genius and, at times, horrified by his temper; he once tore the sink from a hotel bathroom and threatened to throw Brooks out an 18th-story window.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Dennis McLellan
Sid Caesar, a television pioneer who reigned as the king of live TV sketch comedy in the 1950s with his inspired brand of mimicry, pantomime and satire on the classic comedy-variety series “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar's Hour,” died Wednesday. He was 91. Caesar died at his home in Beverly Hills after a brief illness, according to his biographer and friend Eddy Friedfeld. A two-time Emmy Award-winning performer during his TV heyday in the '50s, Caesar has been hailed as “one of the great TV clowns,” “one of television's most inventive performers” and “a genius at making people laugh.” PHOTOS: Sid Caesar | 1922 - 2014 “Television had its share of comedy geniuses,” Times television critic Howard Rosenberg wrote in 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | KTLA News
Police have released a partial sketch of a man sought in the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl at Coldwater Canyon Elementary School in North Hollywood. The incident occurred Jan. 22 as the girl, who was attending an after-school program, was walking from the playground to a restroom about 5:30 p.m., police said. The girl told authorities the would-be abductor grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth, Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike Kammert said. The victim got away by biting the man's hand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities are asking for the public's help as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a security guard outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey. Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was discovered in a parking lot early Monday with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's officials describe the suspect as a black male with a stocky, muscular build, a shaved head, a goatee and a medium complexion.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
An exclusive coloring book of fashion sketches by DKNY New York is to be unveiled Friday at the Empire Hotel in New York. The coloring book was designed to benefit the Art of Elysium, an organization dedicated to connecting artists and critically ill children. It was produced in conjunction with Noise 784's #SocialChats, a traveling program that encourages discussions among fashion and entertainment influencers. One hundred copies of the coloring book will be donated to the Art of Elysium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2009 | By Joel Rubin
In the ongoing search for a serial killer who has claimed at least 11 lives in South Los Angeles since 1985, police officials released a series of sketches Thursday that picture what the killer might look like today. The three new sketches were based on a description given to police in 1988 by the only woman known to have survived an attack by the man. Deputy Chief Jim McDonnell, head of detectives for the Los Angeles Police Department, said he hopes the images will jog the memory of someone familiar with the killer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
Los Angeles police released a description of a suspect sought in connection with a Silver Lake assault that officials said "may be connected" to the slaying of Joseph Gatto, father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his home last week. The flier included a composite sketch of the suspect in the Nov. 12 assault, which occurred after a woman confronted a man breaking into a vehicle in the 2300 block of Moreno Drive. The man pointed a gun at the woman "and threatened to kill her," the flier said, and repeated the threat to another witness before running down a set of public stairs on Tesla Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Scott Collins
ABC is rushing to make amends after a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" skit this month jokingly proposed killing "everyone in China" to help solve America's financial problems. In the taped piece that aired Oct. 16, host Kimmel sat down with school kids to discuss the government shutdown. When asked what should be done about America's debts to China, a boy replied that one solution might be to "kill everyone in China. " (The entire video can be seen here .) Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea.
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