August 23, 1998 |
Next time you watch your favorite sitcom or soap opera or read about the latest media mogul, remember to credit Variety. For most of the 20th century, Variety (born 1905) has not only filtered words and phrases like "sitcom," "soap opera," "mogul," "emcee" and "deejay" into the vernacular, but also created some of the most colorful and inimitable headlines in journalism. In 1929, the day after thecataclysmic stock market crash, the trade paper's banner read, "Wall Street Lays an Egg."
September 11, 2001 |
Peter Bart returned to his job as editor in chief of Variety on Monday amid continuing skepticism about the thoroughness of the investigation that led to both his reinstatement and his 21-day suspension without pay. When Cahners Business Information, the owners of Variety, announced Bart's reinstatement late last month, company officials said they had conducted a "very serious, in-depth investigation . . .
August 4, 1993 |
Variety's Art Murphy, who is credited with introducing the movie box office reporting that has become a staple of daily newspapers, is leaving the Hollywood trade publication after nearly 30 years. Murphy notified Variety Editor Peter Bart in writing of his decision to resign as a contributor, effective immediately. Murphy was on vacation and could not be reached for comment, but sources said he had become disillusioned with changes at the trade paper.
March 24, 1991 |
B ULLETIN, VARIETY, SEPT. 6, 1933: "Late report from New York has it as open season for Walter Winchell. Billy Seeman, husband of Phyllis Haver, is reported to have taken a sock at Winchell . . . Reason: 'Gabby Walter' is said to have made an unethical crack about Mrs. Seeman." That bulletin about Winchell--once New York's premiere gossip columnist--is one of the first things to catch the eye of visitors in the lobby of Hollywood's venerable daily trade paper, Variety.
August 31, 2001 |
Peter Bart will be reinstated as editor in chief of Variety and Daily Variety, the influential entertainment industry trade papers, after completing a 21-day suspension without pay, the papers' parent company announced Thursday. Bart, 69, an increasingly powerful and controversial figure in Hollywood during his 12-year reign at Variety, was suspended Aug. 17, the day after Los Angeles magazine published a 14-page cover story on him.
March 12, 1991 |
Peter Bart, the controversial editor of Cahners Publishing Co.'s New York-based weekly Variety, was named to an additional post giving him editorial control of Daily Variety in Los Angeles. The surprise move follows years of intense rivalry between the two entertainment publications, which, despite their common ownership, have often bickered over story assignments and advertising accounts. Bart, 58, was named editorial director of Variety Inc.