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April 12, 1989 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
The company that publishes Rolling Stone magazine said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the 75% of US magazine that it does not already own. Straight Arrow Publishers did not disclose the price it will pay Warner Communications Inc. for the stake. Jann S. Wenner, chairman of Straight Arrow and publisher of Rolling Stone, said no major changes in format are planned for US, a biweekly that devotes much of its pages to celebrity and entertainment features. However, the company plans to merge some back-office business operations of the two magazines and boost advertising by offering space in both publications as part of one package.
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July 4, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gentleman's Quarterly recently asked men to 'fess up. Earlier this year, it surveyed men who did not subscribe to GQ about everything from how often they buy furniture to how much time they spend grooming each day. Just two years ago, the magazine commissioned a similar survey of 2,500 men. The results were drastically different. In the most recent survey, men said they spent more than of 45 minutes each day on personal grooming, compared to less than 30 minutes in 1988. In the 1990 survey, half the men said they had recently purchased furniture.
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BUSINESS
July 4, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gentleman's Quarterly recently asked men to 'fess up. Earlier this year, it surveyed men who did not subscribe to GQ about everything from how often they buy furniture to how much time they spend grooming each day. Just two years ago, the magazine commissioned a similar survey of 2,500 men. The results were drastically different. In the most recent survey, men said they spent more than of 45 minutes each day on personal grooming, compared to less than 30 minutes in 1988. In the 1990 survey, half the men said they had recently purchased furniture.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1989 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
The company that publishes Rolling Stone magazine said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the 75% of US magazine that it does not already own. Straight Arrow Publishers did not disclose the price it will pay Warner Communications Inc. for the stake. Jann S. Wenner, chairman of Straight Arrow and publisher of Rolling Stone, said no major changes in format are planned for US, a biweekly that devotes much of its pages to celebrity and entertainment features. However, the company plans to merge some back-office business operations of the two magazines and boost advertising by offering space in both publications as part of one package.
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July 2, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
The threat on the lawyer's fancy letterhead arrived at the scruffy offices of Straight Arrow Publishers in San Francisco in early November 1967. The note warned a young entrepreneur named Jann S. Wenner to abandon his new venture: "The use of the name Rolling Stone is clearly an attempt to confuse the public," was the terse message from the attorney for a certain British rock band. "Unless you immediately cease and desist...." Wenner did not cease and desist.
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October 24, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Girls will be boys . . . Girding their loins for legal war . . . Battling over Brad in babe garb. Some films create buzz. Others, litigation. "Boys Don't Cry" already is stirring up a bit of both. The film about the 1993 rape and murder of Teena Brandon (aka Brandon Teena) is winning critical raves in limited release. And it has inspired two lawsuits--one by a real-life character, the other by the author of a book about the dark tale of gender-bending and murder. In a lawsuit filed in U.S.
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October 18, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
It was 1967, the era of LSD, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Lyndon Johnson, the war in Vietnam, a time of possibilities. Here was a bold idea, thought the UC Berkeley dropout and aspiring postman, 21-year-old Jann Wenner: Why not a magazine "not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces"?
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