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June 18, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
After she spent 45 minutes serenading an audience with great Vincente Minnelli movie musical numbers, Liza Minnelli tilted her face heavenward and wished her father a happy Father's Day. It was one of the many sentiments expressed as a tribute to director Minnelli at a kickoff gala Saturday night for "Directed by Vincente Minnelli," an eight-week retrospective at Los Angeles County Museum of Art co-sponsored by AT&T.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Vincente Minnelli shot the bulk of his 1951 movie "An American in Paris" on soundstages in Culver City. For the long-gestating stage-musical version of the classic film, producers have chosen Paris itself for the big premiere. "An American in Paris" is scheduled to debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in December 2014, organizers have announced. The English-language production -- which will be directed by ballet veteran Christopher Wheeldon -- is aiming for a Broadway run in the spring of 2015.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1986 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Vincente Minnelli, a one-time department store window designer who directed such classic Hollywood musicals as "An American in Paris," "Gigi" and "Meet Me in St. Louis," died Friday after a long battle with emphysema, a family spokesman said. He was 83. Minnelli was stricken at his Beverly Hills home with a respiratory problem at 6:30 p.m. and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival an hour later, according to a hospital spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
The legendary Liza Minnelli epitomizes Broadway flash and pop - and now she'll sing and dance her way across the small screen in “Smash.” NBC announced Tuesday that Minnelli -- already a Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner - - will appear as herself in an episode of “Smash.”  The show returns for a second season in early February. Minnelli's episode, “The Surprise Party,” will air later in the spring. Minnelli, daughter of actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, will sing an original song in her “Smash” debut with Christian Borle (who plays Tom on the show)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincente Minnelli's name is synonymous with the glorious era of the MGM musicals--and rightly so. After all, he directed some of the greatest ever made, starting with the 1944 "Meet Me in St. Louis." Minnelli was a supreme stylist, possessed of an artist's eye, an extensive and varied background in design, and considerable experience in the theater. The very mention of his name conjures up images of lush, often bold colors, stylized sets, fabulous costumes and fantastic dance numbers.
NEWS
July 29, 1986
Actors Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck will deliver eulogies at funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for veteran film director Vincente Minnelli. They will speak at Wee Kirk o' the Heather Chapel, Forest Lawn, Glendale. Pallbearers for Minnelli, who died Friday at age 83, will be James Stewart, Kenny Rogers, Frederick de Cordova, Jack Haley Jr., Henry Mancini, Ricardo Montalban and Douglas and Peck.
MAGAZINE
August 22, 1999 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Robin Abcarian last profiled Farrah Fawcett for the magazine
Exactly kitty-corner from the Beverly Hills Hotel, at a somewhat faded but once grand Italianate home, a maid answers a side door and ushers a visitor in. A few minutes later, Lee Minnelli enters her vast pale-peach living room. Petite and chic, she's in black leggings and a black sweater under an open white cotton shirt, blond hair tucked behind her ears, flipping up slightly at the nape of her neck.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1986
Famed film director Vincente Minnelli, who died July 25, will be the subject of a public TV program that his daughter, Liza Minnelli, will host. "Liza's Dad," a co-production of KCET Channel 28 and Gideon Productions, is due for broadcast on PBS early next year. The program was in development before Minnelli died, officials at KCET said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1992
Television gets into the holiday spirit this weekend with specials and Christmas-themed shows. The biggest is PBS' "Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall," airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15 at 7:15 p.m. The 90-minute special, taped last January, is divided into two parts. Minnelli appears alone in the first act, singing such hits as "Some People" from "Gypsy" and "Live Alone and Like It."
NEWS
March 17, 2002
Guests at entertainer Liza Minnelli's fourth wedding said she danced at the altar Saturday as a bevy of celebrities helped her and producer David Gest celebrate their nuptials. Best man Michael Jackson carried the train of Minnelli's white, silk Bob Mackie dress until maid of honor Marisa Berenson remembered her duties, guests told reporters clustered outside the church. Gossip columnist Liz Smith called it, "the kissiest wedding I've ever seen."
MAGAZINE
August 22, 1999 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Robin Abcarian last profiled Farrah Fawcett for the magazine
Exactly kitty-corner from the Beverly Hills Hotel, at a somewhat faded but once grand Italianate home, a maid answers a side door and ushers a visitor in. A few minutes later, Lee Minnelli enters her vast pale-peach living room. Petite and chic, she's in black leggings and a black sweater under an open white cotton shirt, blond hair tucked behind her ears, flipping up slightly at the nape of her neck.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1997 | Patrick Pacheco
March 12, 1946: Born Liza May Minnelli, in Hollywood, first child of director Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland. Godparents are Ira Gershwin and Kay Thompson. 1949: Makes film debut at age 3 in her mother's musical "In the Good Old Summertime." 1951: Garland and Minnelli are divorced, and she marries producer Sid Luft the same year. Liza, then 5, eventually becomes half sister to Lorna and Joey Luft.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1992
Television gets into the holiday spirit this weekend with specials and Christmas-themed shows. The biggest is PBS' "Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall," airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15 at 7:15 p.m. The 90-minute special, taped last January, is divided into two parts. Minnelli appears alone in the first act, singing such hits as "Some People" from "Gypsy" and "Live Alone and Like It."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1986
Academy Award-winning director Vincente Minnelli will today be named a grand commander in France's Legion of Honor for his contributions to French culture at ceremonies in his room in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he is being treated for pneumonia. Consul General Francois Mouton will bestow France's highest honor upon Minnelli in the presence of his wife Lee and daughter Liza, along with such colleagues as Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Also attending will be Mrs.
NEWS
March 17, 2002
Guests at entertainer Liza Minnelli's fourth wedding said she danced at the altar Saturday as a bevy of celebrities helped her and producer David Gest celebrate their nuptials. Best man Michael Jackson carried the train of Minnelli's white, silk Bob Mackie dress until maid of honor Marisa Berenson remembered her duties, guests told reporters clustered outside the church. Gossip columnist Liz Smith called it, "the kissiest wedding I've ever seen."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincente Minnelli's name is synonymous with the glorious era of the MGM musicals--and rightly so. After all, he directed some of the greatest ever made, starting with the 1944 "Meet Me in St. Louis." Minnelli was a supreme stylist, possessed of an artist's eye, an extensive and varied background in design, and considerable experience in the theater. The very mention of his name conjures up images of lush, often bold colors, stylized sets, fabulous costumes and fantastic dance numbers.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
After she spent 45 minutes serenading an audience with great Vincente Minnelli movie musical numbers, Liza Minnelli tilted her face heavenward and wished her father a happy Father's Day. It was one of the many sentiments expressed as a tribute to director Minnelli at a kickoff gala Saturday night for "Directed by Vincente Minnelli," an eight-week retrospective at Los Angeles County Museum of Art co-sponsored by AT&T.
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