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April 11, 2003
Thank God Deputy Dist. Atty. Ann Rundle is vigorously protecting the public interest by keeping Winona Ryder from auctioning off the Sax Fifth Avenue items for charity ("What to Do With Ryder's Saks Loot?" April 8). That "crime does pay" message would doubtless send dozens of starlets on shoplifting rampages, after which they could enjoy lengthy, expensive and embarrassing trials and then giddily rack up the enormous tax benefits afforded by a $5,500 charitable donation. I think Rundle has proven she can be as tough on Academy Award-nominated actresses as the next prosecutor -- and all of us will think twice before swiping $200 tube socks.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2011 | Heller McAlpin, McAlpin reviews books regularly for NPR.org, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble Review and other publications
The Steal A Cultural History of Shoplifting Rachel Shteir Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95 -- Is shoplifting a disease, or a compulsion? Is the "five-finger discount" a form of protest, or is it -- whether motivated by need or greed -- a crime? These are some of the questions Rachel Shteir addresses in "The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting," her attention-grabbing, extremely well-researched study of this dismayingly ubiquitous scourge of retailers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2001 | GINA PICCALO and LOUISE ROUG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Actress Winona Ryder was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting $4,700 worth of merchandise from a Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue store and of possessing pain medication without a prescription, Beverly Hills police said Thursday. Ryder, 30, was booked Wednesday night on suspicion of felony grand theft and felony possession of pharmaceuticals without a prescription. She was released at 11:40 p.m. on $20,000 bail.
HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the entrance and balconies of the 3,765-square-foot villa. Original features include the Malibu tiles, the curved staircase and the Art Deco bathrooms. The kitchen and breakfast room open to a patio area and the swimming pool. The living room picture windows and pub overlook the frontyard.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Riding shotgun, Winona Ryder kicked her feet up on the dashboard and pumped up the volume on KROQ-FM, ebulliently crooning to the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl." It was time for her favorite pursuit--exploring abandoned houses. "Quick--turn right," she said abruptly as the car approached Sunset and Doheny, bumping along in heavy evening traffic. "It should be around here somewhere. The stories about this house sound incredible. I hear it's a great spooky old place."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1990 | ELAINE DUTKA
"How far should I go?" Winona Ryder asked Richard Benjamin, director of "Mermaids." "You're 15, crazy about him, thinking outrageous thoughts . . . ," he suggested, letting the film roll as Ryder fell onto her love interest (Michael Schoeffling) and--behind his back but in plain view of the camera--gave the actor's jacket a surreptitious lick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Winona Ryder was charged Friday with four felony counts for allegedly shoplifting about $4,760 in merchandise from a Beverly Hills department store and possessing a controlled substance in December, prosecutors said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2002 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
As October drifts toward the delights of Halloween, baseball fans can focus on the World Series. Celebrity-watchers have the Winona Ryder trial. They can't count on a regular season of play, but such trials are a major spectator sport nonetheless. Press interest in the Ryder case was so feverish in its early stages that the defendant's right elbow was fractured outside a hearing on June 3, when a cameraman accidentally bopped her with his video gear. L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1997 | John Clark, John Clark is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In a loft in lower Manhattan, actresses Winona Ryder and Sigourney Weaver are parading around in various stages of undress. It's all very professional. There's catering to keep them fed, publicists to keep them happy and music to keep them loose. They're doing a photo shoot to promote their new movie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Alien Resurrection."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Acting on the recommendation of prosecutors, a judge dismissed a felony drug possession charge against actress Winona Ryder on Wednesday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox scheduled a trial on the remaining theft allegations against her for next Thursday. Ryder attended the court session in Beverly Hills, but remained silent except to tell Fox that she did not object to going to trial next week. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2009 | By Michael Ordoña
Looking very much like the fashion plate celebrated in magazines, complete with stylishly unruly blond mane and plunging black leather-like jacket, Blake Lively sits semiformally on a couch in a suite at the Luxe Hotel. Piled on the table before her: posters of her new movie for signing. Piled on her lap: fruit and dark chocolate. "Want some?" she asks, true to her last name. "It tastes like Easter." Heretofore known for teen-ish roles, Lively covers 10 turbulent years of the title character's younger incarnation in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2008
Independent filmmakers Mark and Michael Polish have formed their own production company, Prohibition Pictures, and will be making two films back to back at Melody Ranch Studios in Santa Clarita, starting Tuesday. "Manure," a comedy about manure salesmen, will star Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni and Kyle MacLachlan. "Stay Cool," another comedy, will star Winona Ryder, Sean Astin and Chevy Chase. Both scripts were written by the Polish brothers and will be directed by Michael, with Mark taking acting roles in each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Los Angeles judge reduced the charges Friday in Winona Ryder's shoplifting case from felonies to misdemeanors, after the actor completed her required 480 hours of community service at City of Hope cancer center. Ryder was convicted in November 2002 of felony grand theft and vandalism for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue. She will continue on informal probation through December 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Enter now into the public record "Sticky Fingers: A Tale of Saks, Lies and Videotape," an all-singing, all-dancing production by students at Point Loma High School here. Using the Winona Ryder shoplifting case as its fanciful focus, "Sticky" satirizes the whole schmear: Hollywood, Valley Girls, the media, psychics, TV lawyers, Richard Simmons, the star-crazed public, Hans Blix, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Moore, Fred and Ginger, Martin Scorsese, Dr.
OPINION
April 11, 2003
Thank God Deputy Dist. Atty. Ann Rundle is vigorously protecting the public interest by keeping Winona Ryder from auctioning off the Sax Fifth Avenue items for charity ("What to Do With Ryder's Saks Loot?" April 8). That "crime does pay" message would doubtless send dozens of starlets on shoplifting rampages, after which they could enjoy lengthy, expensive and embarrassing trials and then giddily rack up the enormous tax benefits afforded by a $5,500 charitable donation. I think Rundle has proven she can be as tough on Academy Award-nominated actresses as the next prosecutor -- and all of us will think twice before swiping $200 tube socks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2003 | Steve Berry, Times Staff Writer
It was a fitting legal coda to celebrity litigation, Hollywood style. A court session Monday to review Winona Ryder's community service devolved into a debate over the wages of sin and what to do with the $5,500 worth of fancy loot that the star shoplifted from Saks Fifth Avenue. To wit: a $760 Marc Jacobs cashmere thermal top, $300 Gucci shoes, a $540 Natori handbag, a $225 Eric Javits hat, hairpieces and two Yves St. Laurent blouses, among other items.
NEWS
May 26, 1996 | Kevin Thomas
Gillian Armstrong's beguiling 1994 version of Louisa May Alcott's novel brings alive the past vividly. Alcott's alter ego-heroine, Jo March (played by a perfectly cast Winona Ryder, pictured), is not a modern-day feminist but points the way to the future in her unladylike ambition and outspoken free thinking. (HBO Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Juicy Part: Winona Ryder will reportedly sink her teeth into a starring role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula" for Columbia Pictures. Ryder will play the vampire's love interest in the film based on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," according to Thursday's Hollywood Reporter. Columbia Pictures would not comment on the report. Ryder was to have worked with director Coppola on "The Godfather Part III," but she left the project due to illness. "Dracula" is expected to begin production in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
In the media maelstrom surrounding the shoplifting trial of film star Winona Ryder, the sweetly demure Marc Jacobs coats and dresses the actress wore in court were as oft remarked on as her defense. And now, it looks like the actress' wardrobe tactics have paid off. Ryder is appearing in Jacobs' spring advertising campaign, which was shot by lensman Juergen Teller at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont. Jacobs, who presents his fall collection in New York on Monday, was unavailable for comment.
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