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  The Los Angeles Music Center - Dorothy Buffum Chandler
Born in Lafayette, Illinois in 1901, Dorothy Buffum moved with her family to Long Beach in 1902, where her father opened a general store that eventually became the Buffum's department store chain.
Dorothy Chandler's involvement in the community began in the 1930s with volunteer work and fund-raising for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where her efforts resulted in major improvements for both patients and staff.
In 1954, Chandler was appointed a Regent of the University of California.
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 Dorothy Buffum Chandler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (19 May 1901 - 6 July 1997) was a Los Angeles cultural leader.
As the wife of the publisher of the city's leading newspaper, Dorothy Chandler became active in Los Angeles cultural circles.
The complex was completed in 1967, comprising three venues: the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theater.
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 Yes90 tviNews S90 114 People Section: The Publisher of the LA Times, The Man From Pasadena, Named "Oats." -- ...
Despite Chandler's worries and despite what he said was a "constant stream of calls and letters" from Times executives past and present, asking him to "do something" about the direction of the newspaper, he made no real effort for most of Willes' tenure to influence what was happening at Times Mirror Square.
Chandler's wife, Bettina, was at his bedside, and other family members had gathered in and around their home.
Bettina Chandler brought tears to many in the church when she told a story about Chandler that included a reference to his firstborn son, Norman, who died of a brain tumor in 2002.
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 Dorothy Buffum Chandler
Her father, Charles Abel Buffum (later mayor 1921-1924), and her uncle, Edwin, opened the first of what would become the 16-store chain of Buffum's department stores.
Chandler (nicknamed "Buff" or "Buffie") worked at the ''Times'' or its parent, the Times Mirror Company, from 1948 to 1976.
Chandler chaired a committee that organized a series of fundraising concerts that was able to reopen it, and she later served as president of its parent organization, the Southern California Symphony Association.
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 DyeStatCal - internet home of California track
Chandler had always had an active life outside the newspaper business, and in his final years as publisher, close friends and associates knew that the lure of those interests — combined with fatigue, restlessness, health problems and major changes in his personal life — were inexorably leading him away from The Times.
Chandler later achieved fame on her own by raising almost $20 million to finance the creation of the Music Center, a step that went a long way toward erasing the "hick town" image that Otis had long resented, and she was always keenly interested in the paper's coverage of culture and society.
Chandler who asked the board members to pressure her husband to step aside as publisher so he could devote his full attention to his chairmanship of the parent Times Mirror company, which was about to embark on a major diversification program.
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 Cygo Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles.
Norman's wife, heiress and fellow Stanford alum Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in her honor.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper, often forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States because of its geographic and cultural distance.
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 THE GRIM READER - INTERNET EDITION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Chandler herself was the assistant to the chairman and CEO of Times Mirror until she retired in 1976.
She was born Dorothy Buffum on May 19th, 1901 to Charles and Fern Buffum of Lafayette, Ill. The Buffums came to Long Beach, Ca a few years later and bought a dry goods store, called The Mercantile Co., at Broadway and Pine Avenue in Long Beach.
Dorothy Chandler will long be remembered in Los Angeles, it's citizens being reminded of her lifelong dedication not only by the $33 million Music Center complex that bears her name, but by the continued service of the institutions that she created, saved or built, such as Children's Hospital and the Hollywood Bowl.
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 Ex-publisher boosted L.A. Times' stature | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Born to a life of privilege, Chandler was given the reins of the newspaper in 1960, bringing with him a reputation as a ruggedly handsome golden boy with a preference for bodybuilding over journalism.
Chandler devoted himself to the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, which he built in Oxnard, to display his extensive car and motorcycle collection and trophy animals from his many hunting safaris.
Chandler is survived by his wife; sons Harry of Los Angeles and Michael of Bend, Ore.; daughters Cathleen Eckhardt of Soquel and Carolyn Chandler of Santa Barbara; a sister, Camilla Chandler Frost of Los Angeles; and 15 grandchildren, according to the Times.
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 KTLA The CW | Where Los Angeles Lives | As Dynasty Evolved, So Did Power in L.A.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler, who married Harry Chandler's first son and successor, Norman, once described how her father-in-law and one of his syndicate partners, electric rail magnate M.H. Sherman, known as the General, would engage in roaring arguments about goat glands at Sunday brunch.
Some pieces of Chandler's land empire, in particular a chunk in the northern San Fernando Valley, were purchased before the city announced in 1905 its plan to divert water from the Owens Valley and carry it via aqueduct to Los Angeles.
Chandler's father as publisher had fostered the rise of Richard Nixon and ran a newspaper universally described as the de facto boss of the Republican Party in California.
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 LP: L.A. Icon Otis Chandler Dies at 78
Chandler was diagnosed seven months ago, although doctors had determined he was suffering from some form of dementia about a year before that, according to his wife.
But Chandler's accomplishments, along with a larger-than-life personality and a perpetual athlete's physique (he surfed, lifted weights and took grueling bicycle treks well into his 70s), were enough to make him one of the most storied and respected figures in American journalism, one who helped redefine the very notion of what a newspaper could be.
Otis Chandler was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, 1927, the second child of Norman Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler.
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 100 Year Plan Part III: The Practice of Charity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her work as a fund-raiser for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles had already confirmed her reputation among the Old Guard of Pasadena and Hancock Park as a relentless soldier of fortunes (stalking them, that is), and then she commenced her personal program to construct a spectacular new home for the L.A. Philharmonic.
Chandler appreciated the gift, this emissary explained, but what she really needed was cash.
Chandler’s mantel, rather than in the music center) and a check for $4,000 were dispatched.
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 My family and my life
Her grandfather, E.E. Buffum, was the co-founder and co-owner (along with his older brother Charlie) of Buffums' department store in Long Beach, California.
The most famous member of Grandma's family would turn out to be her younger cousin, Dorothy Buffum (Charlie Buffum's daughter), who, like Grandma, was born in Illinois but grew up in Long Beach.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (who passed away in 1997) is remembered as one of the most tireless and generous philanthropists in Southern California history, raising funds for the
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 Chandler Home Could Be Historic Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The one-time Hancock Park home of former Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler and philanthropist Dorothy Buffum Chandler may soon be designated a historic monument in Los Angeles.
Norman Chandler became the third publisher of the Los Angeles Times after his father's death in 1944.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler -- heiress of the now-defunct Buffums department store chain --used the home as a fund-raising headquarters for the downtown Music Center, which was named in her honor.
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 Great Performances . The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall . Los Angeles Philharmonic Story ...
One of these was Dorothy Buffum Chandler, of the wealthy Buffum department-store family and, more to the point, married to LOS ANGELES TIMES publisher Norman Chandler.
Fiercely supportive of the Philharmonic, Dorothy Chandler set her sights on nothing less than a new performance space for the orchestra and for the allied arts as well -- a music center, unashamedly modeled after New York City's Lincoln Center.
The urging of Fleischmann and the cheers of the Los Angeles audience at his guest appearances went far to convince Salonen of worlds to be conquered from a well-endowed podium.
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 Finding Aid for the Dorothy Chandler Papers, 1942-1980   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901-1997) married Norman Chandler, the son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922.
She was a member of the UC Board of Regents (1954-68), helped restructure the Times-Mirror Corporation (1950s-60s), spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles Music Center (1954-64), was a honorary life chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and a recipient of numerous honorary degrees.
The collection consists of correspondence and papers related to Dorothy Chandler's involvement with the Los Angeles Music Center, the Southern California Symphony Association, Center Theater Group of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Bowl Association.
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 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chandler’s crowning achievement, the Music Center of Los Angeles County.
One such tour, in 1967, consisted of two performances of Madama Butterfly, one of La Traviata, and two of Ginastera's Don Rodrigo, each with Plácido Domingo singing the main tenor role.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held its annual Academy Awards in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 1969 to 1987 and, according to the Academy's web site showing the locations of all Awards ceremonies, again in 1990 and 1991, 1992 to 1994, 1996, and finally in 1999.
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The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation).
The Pavilion was named for Dorothy Buffum Chandler who “led (the) effort to build a suitable home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and rejuvenate the performing arts in Los Angeles.
Her tenacious nine-year campaign on behalf of the Music Center produced more than million in private donations” noted Albert Greenstein in 1999.
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All Things Considered, July 7, 1997 · Ray talks with author David Halberstam about Dorothy Chandler, a patron of the arts and the widow of Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler.
Chandler died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 96.
Halberstam talks about her career, her philanthropy, and her importance in shaping the Los Angeles cultural scene.
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 cbs2.com - Chandler Home Could Be Historic Monument
(CBS) LOS ANGELES The one-time Hancock Park home of former Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler and philanthropist Dorothy Buffum Chandler may soon be designated a historic monument in Los Angeles.
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The Hancock Park home of former Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler and philanthropist Dorothy Buffum Chandler may soon be designated a historic landmark (Los Angeles Times building, file).
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 Terry Vosbein
During the early 1960s socialite Dorothy Buffum Chandler led a group of citizens in raising twenty million dollars towards the creation of a Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.
As the city was eagerly awaiting the opening if its new state of the art facility, Stan Kenton called a press conference at LA’s Ambassador Hotel.
The crown jewel of the Music Center was the 3200 seat Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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 Santa Monica Mirror: 10,000 Fifth Graders To Dance At Music Center
More than 10,000 fifth graders from Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are busy learning a dance they will perform on the Music Center Plaza this week, April 2 to 5, for the Music Center’s 32nd Annual Dorothy B. Chandler Children’s Festival.
The Children’s Festival is sponsored by The Blue Ribbon (a support group of the Music Center founded in 1968 by Dorothy Buffum Chandler) and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
The annual Dorothy B. Chandler Children’s Festival was founded in 1970 in association with the Music Center’s Education Division.
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 Wikinfo | Los Angeles, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Boosters such as Dorothy Buffum Chandler and other philanthropists raised funds for the establishment of art museums, music centers and theaters.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra now performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall after having spent many years in residence at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Los Angeles is served by the Los Angeles Times as well as smaller regional newspapers and alternative weeklies.
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 TIME.com: Brightness in the Air -- Dec. 18, 1964 -- Page 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Other driving women in other cities and other times have organized civic enterprises, helped their husbands in business, become the local doyennes of culture.
But at 63, Dorothy Buffum Chandler does not quite fit the stereotype.
Her blue eyes can still turn suddenly shy, and on occasion she can seem at a loss for words.
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 Walter O'Malley : Official Website : This Month in Walter O'Malley History
In The Sporting News, Walter O’Malley responds to a question about the prescription for the Commissioner of Baseball who will succeed outgoing Commissioner Albert B. “Happy” Chandler (1945-51).
The Cub Sports Car Club holds a slalom race in Lots 23 and 25 of Dodger Stadium.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler, for whom the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center in Los Angeles is named, is honored by 2,200 members of the Beverly Hills B’nai B’rith at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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 Robert D. Thomas/Class Act
As noted in the article, opera wasn't a high priority with Dorothy Buffum Chandler and her cronies when the Music Center opened in 1964.
Although the Music Center Opera Association was one of the three principal performing companies (along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the newly formed Los Angeles Master Chorale), priority for the opera was well down the scale.
Giulini's reputation for conducting Verdi operas was legendary, but by the time he had become the Phil's music director in 1978, Giulini had abandoned the opera pit, decrying the lack of preparation time.
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 The Silver Stunt
Call me a Phil-istine, but thirty-three years of reasonably priced concerts at the Muffled Buffum made it into my ears without a problem.
How Musso and Frank's and The Apple Pan have survived is beyond me. The only tradition in L.A. is to kill tradition.
But the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion did not deserve the character assassination it received from Swed and the cawing crows fascinated with the shiny object across the street.
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 Carthalia - Los Angeles, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Carthalia - Los Angeles, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Opened 6 Dec 1964 with a concert by Jascha Heifetz and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conductor: Zubin Mehta).
Named in honour of the president of the Symphony Association and chairwoman of the Music Center Building Fund Committee, Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901-).
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