Posts Tagged ‘memorial’

Sydney Pollack Memorial…

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Family, friends gather to mourn Sydney Pollack


Private memorial service held Saturday, source reveals


The Associated Press
June. 15, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Friends, family and show business colleagues gathered to remember late Oscar-winning director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack at a private memorial service, according to a person with knowledge of the service.


The person insisted on anonymity because the family wanted details of the service on Saturday to be kept private and the person was not authorized to release any information.


The 73-year-old director, producer and actor died of cancer on May 26 while surrounded by family at his home in Los Angeles, according to his publicist, Leslee Dart. Pollack had been diagnosed with cancer about nine months ago.


Pollack won Academy Awards for best picture and best director for the 1985 epic Out of Africa. In a career spanning nearly five decades, he directed over 20 films, including The Firm, Havana and Absence of Malice. The last film he directed was the 2006 documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry.


Pollack had worked with seemingly every A-list star in the business: Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman, Barbra Streisand and George Clooney. He collaborated with Robert Redford on seven films, including Out of Africa, 1973’s The Way We Were, 1975’s Three Days of the Condor and 1979’s The Electric Horseman.


While best known as a director, Pollack frequently stepped in front of the camera. He played the agent of Dustin Hoffman’s cross-dressing soap star in 1982’s Tootsie, which he also directed, and the old-school law firm boss in 2007’s Michael Clayton, which he also co-produced. He also appeared on Will & Grace, Entourage and The Sopranos.


Pollack is survived by his wife, Claire; two daughters, a brother and six grandchildren. Pollack’s son, Steven, died in a plane crash in 1993.


Robert Nudelman Memorial…

Sunday, June 8th, 2008





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“Celebration of Life” in memory of late Hollywood Preservation Activist Robert W. Nudelman to be held at Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, 6-8 p.m, June 12th, 2008.


Hollywood, Ca, May 28, 2008 — Protector.  Hero.  Friend of Hollywood.  The legendary Robert Nudelman, who passed away suddenly on May 3 in Tucson Arizona, was all this and more to a community of preservation-minded lovers of Hollywood.  Dubbed the “Tinseltown Gadfly” by the Los Angeles Times in 1992 for his relentless perseverance in attempting to save historic Hollywood, he was respected, loved and revered for his honesty, integrity, kindness, impish wit, and phenomenal knowledge of Hollywood history, architecture and preservation issues.  A past president of Hollywood Heritage, at the time of his death he was the Director of the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky DeMille Barn; Hollywood Heritage Director of Preservation Issues; Vice President of the Society for Cinephiles/Cinecon Classic Film Festival; and working with Debbie Reynolds and her son Todd Fisher for her Hollywood Motion Picture Museum, soon to open in Tennessee.


Countless tributes to Nudelman have poured into newspapers and preservation-themed websites.  His friends and colleagues are still stunned at the suddenness of his passing at age 52, with the cause of death as yet undetermined.  A “Celebration of Life” to honor this irreplaceable activist, archivist and historian will be held on Thursday June 12th from 6-8 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre at 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.  RSVPs are requested by June 10th:  please call (310) 354-4553 or e-mail Further information, including links to obituaries and reminiscenses, on Robert’s passing can be found HERE.


Jimmy Bangley Memorial Photos

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Here are some additional photos from the Jimmy Bangley Memorial on

Sunday, March 30, 2008









(The above photos are courtesy of Max Hoffmann and Rock Armstrong)  




Jimmy’s Hollywood Forever Lifestory Tribute Video