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June 7, 1994 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Among the many T-shirts that have made Stanley DeSantis a very wealthy man is one that reads, "But what I really want to do is direct." Making money hand over fist peddling reasonably priced leisure wear is all well and good, but, well, what DeSantis really wants to do is act. Not at any price, though. There came a point a few years back, on a movie set, when DeSantis decided enough was enough.
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June 7, 1994 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Among the many T-shirts that have made Stanley DeSantis a very wealthy man is one that reads, "But what I really want to do is direct." Making money hand over fist peddling reasonably priced leisure wear is all well and good, but, well, what DeSantis really wants to do is act. Not at any price, though. There came a point a few years back, on a movie set, when DeSantis decided enough was enough.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1999
Well, it finally happened! A movie about the last and most significant member of the "Kosher Nostra," Meyer Lansky ("No Mob Mentality," by David Gritten, Feb. 21). I'm certain that outstanding actor that he is, Richard Dreyfuss will do (no pun intended) "justice" to the role, and though his name wasn't mentioned in Gritten's fine article, undoubtedly Lansky's mentor, Arnold Rothstein, the only person Lansky truly admired, will be prominently featured in the HBO film. EDDIE CRESS Los Angeles Stanley DeSantis plays Rothstein in "Lansky."
MAGAZINE
May 6, 1990 | ROBIN TUCKER
AFICIONADOS OF THE Old West should love the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum Store. It's filled with cowboy-and-Indian merchandise--from the kitschy (framed mirrors decorated with cowboy decals and fake jewels) to the classy (understated Native American rugs). The selection of Western books and tapes is outstanding, as is the kid stuff: a 2x3-foot bison floor puzzle, a choice of sheriff's badges and suede vests, cowgirl skirts and chaps.
NEWS
June 15, 1990 | LIZ GARDNER
Father's Day gifts that a dad can wear outpace other options 2 1/2 to one, according to Ted Kaufman , executive director of the Father's Day Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes the honoring of fathers. The challenge, of course, is to locate unusual items within the conventional categories. This year, it seems unusually easy.
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December 7, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER and JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
DEAR HOT: My boyfriend's goal in life is to own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. While he saves up for it, I'd like to buy him something that gets him ready for his dream machine. Any suggestions? DEAR HOT SHOPPER: With an item or two from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes, people will look at your boyfriend and wonder: "Is that a real Harley owner, or just an incredible simulation?"
MAGAZINE
July 28, 1991 | BARBARA THORNBURG
No doubt the silent-screen actress who once owned this house in Hollywood--or the servants of hers who lived here--would have a hard time recognizing it today. Ron Meyers, designer of Atlas Bar & Grill and DC3's new Club Lux, took the 1920s clapboard house and, over three years, transformed it into a home theatrical enough for a star. At 650 square feet (150 of which used to be the driveway, now an "outdoor room"), this is a little house that takes big risks.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Beavis and Butt-head are about to give a whole new--if demented--meaning to Christmas shopping. Just in time for the holidays, the nasty MTV cartoon characters--who get their jollies from torturing small animals and making crude remarks--have their faces plastered across everything from $15 boxer shorts to talking dolls that utter the duo's patented phrase, "This sucks."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a nervy ambition running through the Fountainhead Theatre's second annual "Topics of Our Time" one-night mini-festival, subtitled this year "The American Dream." David Beckman's "Partners," as directed by Ed Johnston, jumps quickly from the sadly familiar problems of homeless men to an unexpected stand-off between a literary fellow (Scott Lawrence) who only wants to sell books for very little cash, and a new guy (Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez) with hot, lucrative merchandise.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1992 | JAMES BATES
Everyone agrees that the economy is run-down. But there's little agreement on how to deliver it a charge. Democratic presidential hopeful Paul Tsongas says it needs a "rescue." Former California Gov. Jerry Brown suggests a good "reform" jolt. On the Administration side, the President prescribes programs that will "lift this nation out of hard times inch by inch."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a nervy ambition running through the Fountainhead Theatre's second annual "Topics of Our Time" one-night mini-festival, subtitled this year "The American Dream." David Beckman's "Partners," as directed by Ed Johnston, jumps quickly from the sadly familiar problems of homeless men to an unexpected stand-off between a literary fellow (Scott Lawrence) who only wants to sell books for very little cash, and a new guy (Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez) with hot, lucrative merchandise.
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