Archive for September 13th, 2008

The Village People Get Star…

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

The Village People get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

 

(Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

 

About 250 colorfully dressed fans turn out to cheer the famed disco-era musical group.

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By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 13, 2008

 

Hollywood was overflowing with costumed characters Friday as disco music fans turned out to watch the Indian, the cowboy, the policeman, the construction worker, the biker and the soldier receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Hundreds experienced a 1970s flashback as the Village People were recognized for their catchy, kitschy tunes, including their signature hit, “YMCA.” Fittingly, their star at 6529 Hollywood Blvd. is a block north of Hollywood’s YMCA.   (Click ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Obit…George Putnam

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

George Putnam, longtime L.A. newsman, dies at 94

 

 

A 1954 file photo of George Putnam in the KTTV newsroom (KTTV)

 

The anchorman and commentator known for his opinion segments had been suffering from a kidney ailment.

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By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 13, 2008

 

George Putnam, the pioneer television news anchorman and conservative commentator whose distinctive stentorian voice was a mainstay of Southern California broadcasting for decades, has died. He was 94.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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