Archive for June, 2009

Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Farrah Fawcett is remembered at downtown L.A. funeral

 

Farrah Fawcett's funeral

  

Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2009

 

The life of “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett was celebrated today at a private funeral in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

 

Her longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal, was among pallbearers who accompanied the casket, covered in yellow and orange flowers, into the Roman Catholic cathedral. 

 

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Gale Storm Obituary

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

OBITUARY

Gale Storm dies at 87; star of ’50s sitcoms

 

 Gale Storm

 

The actress came to Hollywood as a finalist in a national talent contest, then appeared in numerous movies before starring on TV in the popular ‘My Little Margie’ and ‘The Gale Storm Show.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2009

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Gale Storm, a Texas native who landed in Hollywood after winning a national talent search and later shot to the top on television as the vivacious star of two popular 1950s situation comedies, “My Little Margie” and “The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna,” has died. She was 87.

 

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Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Farrah Fawcett’s funeral to be held next Tuesday

 

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal

 

Farrah Fawcett’s funeral has been set for this coming Tuesday, June 30th and will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles at 4PM. Fawcett will be laid to rest in a private ceremony which will be open by invitation only.  Her longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal is in charge of all the arrangements. Farrah’s son Redmond O’Neal will be temporarily released from prison to pay respects to his mother.

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Farrah Fawcett’s Walk of Fame Tribute

Friday, June 26th, 2009

TRIBUTES

Farrah Fawcett: A quiet show of respect for an Angel

 

Farrah Fawcett

 Farrah Fawcett

(1947 – 2009)

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
June 26, 2009

 

Just two blocks west of where the crowds are honoring Michael Jackson on Hollywood Boulevard is a display of flowers and senitment for the former “Charlie’s Angels” star, Farrah Fawcett who died just a few hours before Jackson. The handful of people who were there were quiet and reverent in their display of affection for Farrah. Rest in Peace Angel!

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute at Grauman's

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

Click here to read Andre Soares tribute to Farrah Fawcett at the Alternative Film Guide

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Michael Jackson Tribute on Walk of Fame

Friday, June 26th, 2009

TRIBUTES

Fans honor singer Michael Jackson on the Walk of Fame

 

Michael Jackson in London

Michael Jackson

(1958 – 2009)

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
June 26,2009

 

The helicoptors buzzing over my roof reminded me that the world was watching fans congregate at the Walk of Fame star for singer Michael Jackson, located in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. So I decided to check it out walking the five blocks from my home and finally working my way into the crowds as Michael Jackson songs blared from souvenir stores and hawkers sold Michael Jackson T-shirts on Hollywood Boulevard.

 

I never got close enough to see the “King of Pop’s” actual star since the wait in line was a half-block long and about 6 deep on the star-studded sidewalk. But here are a few of the sights I was able to record:

 

Michael Jackson fans at Grauman's Chinese

Fans wait in line for a chance for a 15 second glimpse of Jackson’s star

 

Jackson neon sign at Grauman's

Grauman’s Chinese gives tribute to the pop singer on its neon sign

 

Michael Jackson fans

Michael Jackson fans wait in line to see his flower-strewn star

 

Michael Jackson fans

Media trucks cover fans as they view Michael Jackson’s star on the Walk of Fame. The Cinegrill at the Roosevelt displays Jackson’s name and birth/death years.

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Michael Jackson Obituary

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

OBITUARY

Pop star Michael Jackson dead at 50

 

Michael Jackson

  

Paramedics arrived at his Bel-Air home today and found the singer in full cardiac arrest. A doctor was in the home performing CPR on him. LAPD has opened an inquiry.

 

By Andrew Blankstein, Phil Willon and Harriet Ryan
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009

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Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.

 

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told The Times that paramedics responded to a 911 call from the home. When they arrived, Jackson was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda said.

 

Hundreds of reporters gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named, said family members rushed to Jackson’s bedside, where he was in a deep coma.

 

The circumstances of Jackson’s death remain unclear. Law enforcement sources said that Los Angeles Police Department robbery-homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death, though they stressed there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The detectives plan to interview relatives, friends and Jackson’s doctors to try to figure out what happened. The L.A. County coroner’s office will determine a cause of death.

 

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Farrah Fawcett’s Obituary

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

OBITUARY

Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress rose above ‘Charlie’s Angels’

 

Farrah Fawcett

 

A rare cancer claims the 1970s pinup beauty. First known for her looks and hairstyle, she captivated critics with ‘Burning Bed’ and other serious roles. Later, she chronicled her illness.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009

 

Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television’s campy “Charlie’s Angels” and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation’s favorite pinup, died today at 62, according to Reuters.

 

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Cameron Diaz on the Walk of Fame

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

WALK OF FAME

Cameron Diaz Receives Star On Walk Of Fame

 

Cameron Diaz Walk of Fame

 Cameron Diaz poses during a ceremony honoring her with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

 

Cameron Diaz was honored with the 2386th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in front of Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater.

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Mike Todd’s 100th Birthday

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Mike Todd

 

 Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor

 

AMERICAN FILM PRODUCER

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

REAL ESTATE

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Feliz is for sale to the right buyer

 

(Dale Kutzera / For The Times)

 

The 1924 Ennis House, heavily damaged in the Northridge quake and by rains, is being offered for $15 million. It’s the largest of the architect’s experimental ‘textile block’ houses.

 

By Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2009

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, a Los Feliz hilltop masterpiece composed of patterned and smooth concrete blocks that has been mightily threatened by man and Mother Nature, is being offered for sale at $15 million by the private foundation that has been restoring it.

 

Eric Lloyd Wright, the architect’s grandson and a member of the nonprofit Ennis House Foundation’s board, said that, given harsh economic realities, private ownership would be the best way to save the house and honor his grandfather’s intentions.

 

“My grandfather designed homes to be occupied by people,” he said in a statement to The Times. “His homes are works of art. He created the space, but the space becomes a creative force and uplifts when it is lived in every day.”

 

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