Archive for April 9th, 2009

Hollywood Convent in Danger…

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

HOLLYWOOD NEWS

Supporters band together to save Hollywood convent famous for pumpkin bread

 

Hollywood Convent

Sister Mary Raymond, left, monastery prioress, laughs with Sister Mary Raphael as they join visitors. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) April 3, 2009

 

Monastery of the Angels has seen declines in its donations, gift shop revenue and investment income. A five-member panel of finance experts is helping it create a rescue plan.

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By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2009

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They’re being forced to live on crumbs, so nuns at a Hollywood convent famous for its pumpkin bread are warning that they may have to slice up the place for development.

 

The threat of a shutdown of the 75-year-old Monastery of the Angels below the Hollywood sign has prompted neighbors and supporters to mount a campaign to save the four-acre religious retreat.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Obit: Jack Wrangler

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

OBITUARY

Jack Wrangler, ’70s gay porn star, dies at 62

 

 

 

The openly homosexual actor, who also carried on a decades-long relationship with singer Margaret Whiting, began in adult films but went on to a career in theater and cabaret.

 

Associated Press
April 9, 2009

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Jack Wrangler, a ruggedly handsome 1970s-era porn star whose openness about his homosexuality made him a symbol of self-confidence for many gay men, has died. He was 62.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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