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September 14, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Sondra and Marvin Smalley 18 years ago chose the late architect A. Quincy Jones, dean of the USC School of Architecture, to build their contemporary house in Holmby Hills. With 26-foot ceilings and wrap-around random-designed rough-sawn cedar slat walls, they added a new dimension to their lives--art. The house's spectacular spaces--both open and walled--allowed for gigantic canvases. And the Smalleys began acquiring pieces by Ronald Davis, Tony DeLap, Dan Citron and Sam Francis.
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September 14, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Sondra and Marvin Smalley 18 years ago chose the late architect A. Quincy Jones, dean of the USC School of Architecture, to build their contemporary house in Holmby Hills. With 26-foot ceilings and wrap-around random-designed rough-sawn cedar slat walls, they added a new dimension to their lives--art. The house's spectacular spaces--both open and walled--allowed for gigantic canvases. And the Smalleys began acquiring pieces by Ronald Davis, Tony DeLap, Dan Citron and Sam Francis.
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June 15, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Isadore Familian, a Los Angeles industrialist, philanthropist and Jewish community leader who provided decades of support--and inspired others to do likewise--for the University of Judaism and the City of Hope, has died. He was 90. Familian died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. Born in Chicago to Russian immigrant parents, Familian arrived in Los Angeles in 1913, when he was 2. As a boy, he worked in his father's junk business after school.
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December 15, 1985 | JOSINE IANCO-STARRELS
A panel discussion on "Two Views of Contemporary Indian Art: The Collector and The Artist" (today at 3 p.m. in Dickson Auditorium at UCLA) introduces an exhibition of Neo-Tantra art at UCLA's Frederick S. Wight Gallery. Panel participants include Chester Herwitz, an art collector and lender to the exhibition; painter and UCLA art professor Lee Mullican and gallery director Edith Tonelli. The exhibition, "Neo-Tantra: Contemporary Indian Painting Inspired by Tradition" (Tuesday through Feb.
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September 13, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Citing "our growing loss of confidence" in the management of the Cultural Affairs Department under general manager Fred Croton, 19 of 27 members of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates have submitted a joint letter of resignation to Mayor Tom Bradley. The resignations, effective Sept.
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September 17, 1985 | JOHN HORN and JUDITH MICHAELSON
Mayor Tom Bradley, attempting to stave off the impending resignations of 19 of 27 board members of the Municipal Art Gallery Associates, has implemented a compromise plan that reorganizes the gallery's management. According to a spokesman for the mayor, the move is intended to "bring peace" to the Cultural Affairs Department, which operates the gallery in Barnsdall Park.
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October 2, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Most of the 19 board members of the Municipal Art Gallery Associates who had threatened to resign by Monday in a dispute over the gallery's management by the city's Cultural Affairs Department have returned to the fold. Their action came as a result of the intervention of Mayor Tom Bradley and general manager Fred Croton's apparent reassessment of his position.
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July 30, 1997 | DANNY FEINGOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not yet noon on a Sunday morning, and Marcia Berman has already recounted 100 years of history. As the video rolls, Berman, a children's songwriter, tells the saga of her family, from her Polish-born grandparents' arranged marriage to her parents' courtship at a Boyle Heights soda fountain to her own adolescent experiences in a socialist-Zionist youth group. Prompting the narrative is Ellie Kahn, founder of the oral history venture Living Legacies.
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