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July 12, 1990 | KATHLEEN WILLIAMS
The Sunday afternoon quiet is broken by the thwack of sword against shield--as rugged knights and men-at-arms charge one another across the oak-studded lawn in a Ventura park. Their armor flashing in the sun, the teams thrust and parry, gaining and losing ground, until one man neglects his flank and suffers a fatal blow. The warrior flings his weapon aside, staggers and falls with a groan, landing face-down on the greensward (translation: grass). Both armies freeze.
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August 1, 2010 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
E.F. Kitchen, a Venice-based fine arts photographer who works with platinum prints, spent years fascinated by the glint of light off of handmade armor. "It was a purely visual concept," says Kitchen, whose first name is Elizabeth and who loved "the materials, the craftsmanship, the creativity of the designs." But as she got to know one of her craftsmen better, she was exposed to a world of retro-medievalists who are a kind of West Coast equivalent of Civil War reenactors. "Oh, my God," she said to herself when she encountered the Society for Creative Anachronism, which stages historically informed mock battles involving thousands of troops.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2010 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
E.F. Kitchen, a Venice-based fine arts photographer who works with platinum prints, spent years fascinated by the glint of light off of handmade armor. "It was a purely visual concept," says Kitchen, whose first name is Elizabeth and who loved "the materials, the craftsmanship, the creativity of the designs." But as she got to know one of her craftsmen better, she was exposed to a world of retro-medievalists who are a kind of West Coast equivalent of Civil War reenactors. "Oh, my God," she said to herself when she encountered the Society for Creative Anachronism, which stages historically informed mock battles involving thousands of troops.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2001 | BRENDA REES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're looking for--or to be--a knight in shining armor, you've come to the right place. This Saturday, knights, squires, assorted royalty and peasantry will be feasting, fighting and making merry as part of the Festival of the Rose, held rain or shine at Wardlow Park in Long Beach.
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February 1, 2001 | BRENDA REES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're looking for--or to be--a knight in shining armor, you've come to the right place. This Saturday, knights, squires, assorted royalty and peasantry will be feasting, fighting and making merry as part of the Festival of the Rose, held rain or shine at Wardlow Park in Long Beach.
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May 16, 1991 | KARLA ROQUE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Karla Roque is a senior at Orange High School, where she is a reporter on the Reflector, the student newspaper. and
Clad in heavy boots and a bright green-gold lame robe, Robert Leanza appears to have stepped out of the Middle Ages, a modern-day visitor from the time of brave knights and fair damsels. But the Orange High School junior wears his costume to demonstrate his interest in a time long past. Leanza is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a nonprofit research and re-creation society that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
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February 5, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guy of Castle Kirk's dozen warriors were taking a beating Sunday: Several had been felled by blows from their armored opponents, and the remaining stragglers were being picked off by an advancing horde. But Guy Kirk of Visalia was still on his feet, and he swooped around from behind the enemy, unmercifully walloping several foes to the turf. "Guy hits like a ton of bricks," Sir Yaroslav said, leaning on his sword and wincing at the recollection of a blow he absorbed from Kirk.
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May 12, 1995 | ADRIENNE WIGDORTZ ANDERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Adrienne Wigdortz Anderson is a regular contributor to The Times.
Chivalry is alive and well in the San Fernando Valley--at least this weekend. The world of knights in shining armor, fair ladies and lords strolling arm in arm and banners flying high over pavilions will be re-created Saturday by the Society for Creative Anachronism at Veterans Memorial Park. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life.
FOOD
June 12, 1986
Irish Soda Bread is but one of the foods to be served at the Grand National Irish Fair at Griffith Park Equestrian Center in Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday. Events will include a folk music festival, Irish harpists, a Scottish fiddle competition, bagpipers, strolling musicians, a marching band, dances, parades, games, theater shows and a wolfhound show. A medieval banquet will feature a variety of Irish dishes. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors.
NEWS
May 14, 1992
GAMING CONTACTS & SUPPLIES The Society for Creative Anachronism: Aims for historically accurate re-creations of life in Western Europe during the Middle Ages (circa 1066-1600). The North County branch meets in Escondido the third Monday of every month. There are frequent Sunday fights and tournaments. Joint national-local membership is $25. Contact Francena Sherburne, 747-2071. For information on the Oceanside-Pendleton branch, call Ted Simmons, 287-3483.
NEWS
May 12, 1995 | ADRIENNE WIGDORTZ ANDERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Adrienne Wigdortz Anderson is a regular contributor to The Times.
Chivalry is alive and well in the San Fernando Valley--at least this weekend. The world of knights in shining armor, fair ladies and lords strolling arm in arm and banners flying high over pavilions will be re-created Saturday by the Society for Creative Anachronism at Veterans Memorial Park. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | KARLA ROQUE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Karla Roque is a senior at Orange High School, where she is a reporter on the Reflector, the student newspaper. and
Clad in heavy boots and a bright green-gold lame robe, Robert Leanza appears to have stepped out of the Middle Ages, a modern-day visitor from the time of brave knights and fair damsels. But the Orange High School junior wears his costume to demonstrate his interest in a time long past. Leanza is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a nonprofit research and re-creation society that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | KATHLEEN WILLIAMS
The Sunday afternoon quiet is broken by the thwack of sword against shield--as rugged knights and men-at-arms charge one another across the oak-studded lawn in a Ventura park. Their armor flashing in the sun, the teams thrust and parry, gaining and losing ground, until one man neglects his flank and suffers a fatal blow. The warrior flings his weapon aside, staggers and falls with a groan, landing face-down on the greensward (translation: grass). Both armies freeze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guy of Castle Kirk's dozen warriors were taking a beating Sunday: Several had been felled by blows from their armored opponents, and the remaining stragglers were being picked off by an advancing horde. But Guy Kirk of Visalia was still on his feet, and he swooped around from behind the enemy, unmercifully walloping several foes to the turf. "Guy hits like a ton of bricks," Sir Yaroslav said, leaning on his sword and wincing at the recollection of a blow he absorbed from Kirk.
NEWS
March 26, 1988 | MICHAEL WELZENBACH
Up for a little pomp and pageantry this weekend? Then join the jolly host of quaint and curious characters who will be dancing and singing, minstreling, miming and generally having a good time at the Dragonwood Faire, at Crescenta Valley County Park in Glendale, today and Sunday. Knights and highwaymen, medieval lords and ladies, pirates and pixies, magicians, jugglers and elves--all will be there.
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