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June 13, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Will “Man of Steel” become Warner Bros.' next big superhero franchise? Certainly the studio hopes so , especially now that the “Dark Knight” trilogy has completed. But Superman fans are also invested, crossing their fingers that the movie, in theaters Friday, will soar. In one of the many promotional trailers for “Man of Steel,” Superman's biological dad Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) reminds us of the story's moral and why it still endures, even 75 years after its creation.
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June 13, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Will “Man of Steel” become Warner Bros.' next big superhero franchise? Certainly the studio hopes so , especially now that the “Dark Knight” trilogy has completed. But Superman fans are also invested, crossing their fingers that the movie, in theaters Friday, will soar. In one of the many promotional trailers for “Man of Steel,” Superman's biological dad Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) reminds us of the story's moral and why it still endures, even 75 years after its creation.
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February 18, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Joanne Siegel, who played a role in the creation of the Superman saga in the 1930s as Joe Shuster's teenage artist's model for Lois Lane and later married the Man of Steel's co-creator, writer Jerry Siegel, has died. She was 93. Siegel, a longtime resident of Marina del Rey who successfully fought a long legal battle to regain her late husband's copyrights to Superman and related characters, died Saturday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said her daughter, Laura Siegel Larson.
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February 18, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Joanne Siegel, who played a role in the creation of the Superman saga in the 1930s as Joe Shuster's teenage artist's model for Lois Lane and later married the Man of Steel's co-creator, writer Jerry Siegel, has died. She was 93. Siegel, a longtime resident of Marina del Rey who successfully fought a long legal battle to regain her late husband's copyrights to Superman and related characters, died Saturday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said her daughter, Laura Siegel Larson.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, must share control of the Superman copyright with the heirs of the comic hero's creator, Jerome Siegel, a federal judge has ruled. Siegel's widow, Joanne, and their daughter, Laura Larson, won back his half of the copyright to Superman material, under the order this week by U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson in Riverside.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Briton Robin Thistlethwayte must have made a good impression on the few occasions he met a distant relative, Eva Borthwick-Norton. When she died last week at age 96, she left him 7,500 acres near England's south coast, including 30 farms and the village of Southwick. Thistlethwayte, 52, a surveyor from Banbury, said he was astonished. "I have a lot of experience in running agricultural estates with traditional standards of farming," he told the Times of London.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such matters as structuring production deals, copyright issues, contract disputes with talent and fights over intellectual property. Beltway insider: Born and raised in Washington, Rogovin was a Capitol Hill insider before he could crawl.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Joan Rivers was beside herself. She admitted that she was "feeling very biased" against Kitty Kelley's new bestseller that relentlessly attacks and ridicules Nancy Reagan. And she showed it Friday by loading her syndicated talk show (on KTLA Channel 5 here) with adoring ex-associates of former President Reagan and the First Lady, in addition to Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan. Both accused Kelley of stealing from their own books about the former First Couple.
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August 3, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Shuster, who changed the dimension of comic books 54 years ago when he helped create the invincible Superman, yet had to watch through failing eyes as others reaped huge profits from the Man of Steel, is dead. A county coroner's spokesman said the artist was 78 and had died Thursday at his West Los Angeles home of congestive heart failure and hypertension.
SPORTS
August 24, 2003 | Larry Stewart
There seems to be some hot air emitting from Athens, site of the 2004 Summer Olympics. High winds sank four boats on the first day of a rowing test event recently at a new Olympic facility. Dennis Oswald, chairman of the International Olympic Committee's coordination committee, tried his best to put a positive spin on things. "I can say that all the tests were brilliantly passed by the Athens organizing committee, except the wind," he was quoted as saying in the San Francisco Chronicle.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel"! The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new superhero franchise. In the near term, Warner Bros. could also use a blockbuster. "Man of Steel," which was directed by Zack Snyder and co-produced by "Dark Knight" filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is opening Friday on the heels of the studio's somewhat disappointing "The Hangover Part III. " And with the riskier sci-fi spectacle "Pacific Rim" slated to open in July, a strong showing for "Man of Steel" would ease pressure on Warner Bros.
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