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June 3, 2007 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
SLOANE TANEN has won a subversive kind of fame with her satirical books featuring tiny Peep-like chicks in modern settings as well as her paintings scooped up by corporate clients such as Pfizer. It doesn't hurt either that she has the kind of glitzy Hollywood credentials ready-made for a Vanity Fair profilette. Her dad, Ned Tanen, was president of Universal Studios and Paramount Studios in the '70s and '80s, turning out such films as "American Graffiti" and "Top Gun."
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June 3, 2007 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
SLOANE TANEN has won a subversive kind of fame with her satirical books featuring tiny Peep-like chicks in modern settings as well as her paintings scooped up by corporate clients such as Pfizer. It doesn't hurt either that she has the kind of glitzy Hollywood credentials ready-made for a Vanity Fair profilette. Her dad, Ned Tanen, was president of Universal Studios and Paramount Studios in the '70s and '80s, turning out such films as "American Graffiti" and "Top Gun."
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May 20, 2007 | JENNY SUNDEL
THE Wilson Bros. clearly coordinated their attire before arriving at the L.A. Confidential magazine-sponsored after-party of their movie, "The Wendell Baker Story," on May 10. Wonder which brother put out the tie-less memo? The Dallas-bred boys were equally meticulous when it came to song selection. So much so that they handed the DJ stacks of CDs from their own collections beforehand, which explains why Bob Dylan and not, say, Akon, played at the Stone Rose Lounge. 1.
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January 8, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77. Tanen, whose credits as an independent producer in the '80s included "The Breakfast Club" and two other so-called Brat Pack films, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Santa Monica, said Alisa Covington, a friend.
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