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Gerald Thomas

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Gerald Thomas, 72, director of the long-running “Carry On” series of bawdy British film comedies, died Nov. 9 in Beaconsfield, England. The series, which began with “Carry on Sergeant” in 1959 and…

Gordon Hewitt

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Gordon Hewitt, film buyer, died July 8 in San Carlos of a heart attack. He was 80. He worked for Fox West Coast Theaters, National General and Mann Theaters.

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CityWalk’s new draw

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Universal CityWalk raised the curtain Monday on the Panasonic Pavilion, a high-tech carnival and electronics showcase, which is the first cooperative effort with the Matsushita group of companies.

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GTE challenges FCC ruling

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GTE has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, challenging the Federal Communication Commission's recision of GTE's authority to operate a cable…

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Datebook

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The L.A. County Museum of Art on Dec. 8 hosts the West Coast bow of MGM’s urban drama “Six Degrees of Separation,” starring Donald Sutherland, Stockard Channing and Will Smith. Helmer Fred Schepisi…

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