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September 12, 1996
Movie star Clint Eastwood ruined the career of his former girlfriend, actress Sondra Locke, by getting her a movie development deal in return for calling off a palimony suit, and then using his influence to block her from actually making any films, Locke's attorney contended Wednesday. "This deal with Warner Bros. was a sham.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2011
Fritz Manes, 79, a movie producer whose association with Clint Eastwood in the 1970s and '80s included producing "Any Which Way You Can" and executive producing "Pale Rider," died of lung and brain cancer Sept. 27 at his home in Sherman Oaks, said his wife, Audi. A friend of Eastwood's since the 1940s, Manes began working for Eastwood's Malpaso production company in the mid-'70s. After serving as assistant to producer Robert Daley on the 1976 Eastwood films "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "The Enforcer," Manes was associate producer on "The Gauntlet," "Every Which Way But Loose," "Escape From Alcatraz" and "Bronco Billy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They said she'd never work in this town again, but all is forgiven between Sondra Locke and Warner Bros. The actress is going back to work for the studio under terms of a legal settlement. The agreement came at the start of a trial on her lawsuit accusing Warner Bros. of harming her career by going along with a sham movie directing deal allegedly engineered by Locke's former lover and co-star, Clint Eastwood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They said she'd never work in this town again, but all is forgiven between Sondra Locke and Warner Bros. The actress is going back to work for the studio under terms of a legal settlement. The agreement came at the start of a trial on her lawsuit accusing Warner Bros. of harming her career by going along with a sham movie directing deal allegedly engineered by Locke's former lover and co-star, Clint Eastwood.
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September 4, 1994 | Michael Wilmington
This 1990 sex-and-suspense thriller is about the divided consciousness of a woman in a man's world: a smoky-eyed vice cop (Theresa Russell, pictured) who becomes fascinated with her own alter ego as a hooker. Despite an uninspired plot, the film, directed by Sondra Locke, does have an edge, and Russell's performance suggests something softer and more woundable underneath (Lifetime Sunday at 6 p.m., Wednesday at 9 p.m.).
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September 29, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here, in a cramped cutting room off Melrose Avenue, is where it could begin again--life after Clint, after cancer, after an all-consuming legal war. Sondra Locke, who says her professional reputation was vindicated last week in court, is making a movie called "Do Me a Favor." It is, she says, "a little movie" with a budget of about $1 million, and Locke, who was paid just $10,000 to direct, plans to screen it at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
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April 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Sondra Locke says her cop thriller "Impulse" owes nothing to her longtime companion Clint Eastwood, but "it's a battle to get out from under Clint's shadow." The film, which Locke directed, stars Theresa Russell as a tough cop on the edge of burnout, a theme not unknown in Eastwood's work. But "this is not like any movie he ever did," Locke said in a recent interview. The shadow cast by the tough guy of the Dirty Harry movies darkens her legal as well as her artistic life, Locke said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He said he did her a favor; she said he did her wrong. The courtroom battle between co-stars and former lovers Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke heated up Tuesday in Burbank as the previously laconic Eastwood grew animated on the witness stand, denying that he used his clout with Warner Bros. to sink Locke's budding director's career after their bitter breakup in 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1996
Actor-director Sondra Locke testified Thursday in her fraud lawsuit against former co-star and lover Clint Eastwood that she felt "amazed . . . embarrassed . . . humiliated" when she learned that the development deal she had with Warner Bros. was a "sham." Taking the witness stand in Superior Court in Burbank, Locke described her efforts as a fledgling director, a career that never quite got off the ground while she was at Warner Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The courtroom battle between co-stars and former lovers Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke heated up Tuesday in Burbank as the previously laconic Eastwood grew animated on the witness stand, denying that he used his clout with Warner Bros. to sink Locke's budding director's career after their bitter breakup in 1989. The messy split saddened him, Eastwood said, and Locke's decision to slap him with a palimony suit and talk to the tabloids disappointed him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
The Holy See's suit . . . Loni Anderson's adventures in infomercials . . . Why is Mona Lisa smiling? Rumors that actress Sondra Locke has resolved her differences with Warner Bros. swirled every which way but loose late Friday as her lawsuit against the studio edged toward trial. She's taking the studio to court for its alleged role in a sham movie development deal secretly funded by Clint Eastwood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL
TRUTH OR TABLOID, MMM-HMMM: Forget those reports that Billy Bob Thornton whacked wife Pietra with the Best Screenplay Oscar he'd just won for "Sling Blade." It didn't happen, said Pietra Thornton's former publicist, Edward P. Lozzi, who recently gave a formal statement to her husband's lawyers in connection with the couple's mudslinging divorce.
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September 29, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here, in a cramped cutting room off Melrose Avenue, is where it could begin again--life after Clint, after cancer, after an all-consuming legal war. Sondra Locke, who says her professional reputation was vindicated last week in court, is making a movie called "Do Me a Favor." It is, she says, "a little movie" with a budget of about $1 million, and Locke, who was paid just $10,000 to direct, plans to screen it at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL and EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sondra Locke wrested a fistful of dollars Tuesday from former lover and co-star Clint Eastwood, settling a fraud suit against the Academy Award-winning director who she contended sabotaged her career after their 1989 split. The amount of the monetary settlement was not disclosed. Locke, 48, said she felt vindicated by what she considers a victory for "the little person." During the trial, she referred to Eastwood as "the Unfightable One."
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September 25, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL and EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sondra Locke wrested a fistful of dollars Tuesday from former lover and co-star Clint Eastwood, settling a fraud suit against the Academy Award-winning director she contended sabotaged her career after their 1989 split. The amount of the monetary settlement was not disclosed. The 48-year-old Locke said that she felt vindicated by what she considers a victory for "the little person." During the trial, she referred to Eastwood as "The Unfightable One."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He said he did her a favor; she said he did her wrong. The courtroom battle between co-stars and former lovers Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke heated up Tuesday in Burbank as the previously laconic Eastwood grew animated on the witness stand, denying that he used his clout with Warner Bros. to sink Locke's budding director's career after their bitter breakup in 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2011
Fritz Manes, 79, a movie producer whose association with Clint Eastwood in the 1970s and '80s included producing "Any Which Way You Can" and executive producing "Pale Rider," died of lung and brain cancer Sept. 27 at his home in Sherman Oaks, said his wife, Audi. A friend of Eastwood's since the 1940s, Manes began working for Eastwood's Malpaso production company in the mid-'70s. After serving as assistant to producer Robert Daley on the 1976 Eastwood films "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "The Enforcer," Manes was associate producer on "The Gauntlet," "Every Which Way But Loose," "Escape From Alcatraz" and "Bronco Billy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Movie star Clint Eastwood ruined the career of his former girlfriend, actress Sondra Locke, by getting her a movie development deal in return for calling off a palimony suit and then using his influence to block her from making films, Locke's attorney contended Wednesday. "This deal with Warner Bros. was a sham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The courtroom battle between co-stars and former lovers Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke heated up Tuesday in Burbank as the previously laconic Eastwood grew animated on the witness stand, denying that he used his clout with Warner Bros. to sink Locke's budding director's career after their bitter breakup in 1989. The messy split saddened him, Eastwood said, and Locke's decision to slap him with a palimony suit and talk to the tabloids disappointed him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clint Eastwood testified briefly Monday in the fraud lawsuit filed against him by his former companion Sondra Locke, speaking only about 15 words during five minutes on the stand. Called as Locke's final witness, his answers included five "yes" responses to questions by lawyer Peggy Garrity, as well as three "no's" and an occasional "That's true." His most verbose answer was: "Part of it, yes." The upshot: Eastwood admitted paying Locke $1.
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