Roger Richman Dies At 69; Agent Represented Celebrity Estates

Notable deaths of 2013

(Less than eight) months after they were married, she gave birth and the baby definitely wasn’t premature,” he says. Sarah Roth and Daniel Iles (April 22, 1912): In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, newspaper headlines offered a rare reprieve from sorrow and suffering: While still recuperating in the hospital, survivor Sarah Roth had married her childhood sweetheart, an immigrant who worked as a department store clerk. The bride wore a donated blue silk gown and guests included many other survivors, some still in wheelchairs. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills (June 11, 2002): When the engagement ring went flying out the window of a posh Miami resort, only a month before their multimillion-dollar Irish wedding, the couple claimed that they’d been engaged in an innocent game of ring toss. The ring was recovered days later; the marriage lasted six years. Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs (July 14, 1966): When the German industrialist was wooing the French actress, he had a helicopter shower her Saint-Tropez estate with hundreds of red roses. Julia McWilliams and Paul Child (Sept. 1, 1946): The bride wore a large white bandage on her forehead. The groom used a cane. A car accident the day before the ceremony had left the plucky couple bruised but unbowed. Maria Eva Duarte and Juan Peron (Oct. 22, 1945): As first lady of Argentina, Evita Peron showed a talent for spectacle. But her wedding in a small Buenos Aires apartment was surprisingly modest. Shirley Temple and John Agar (Sept.

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Roger Richman in his office in 1993 with images of clients W.C. Fields and Marilyn Monroe. Richman was instrumental in getting the 1985 California Celebrity Rights Act passed. (Los Angeles Times / October 14, 2013) Also By Steve Chawkins October 14, 2013, 8:34 p.m. Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly demanding. “I don’t have people calling me in the middle of the night saying there aren’t enough red M&Ms in the Green Room,” he told The Times in a 2001 interview. The reason was simple: By the time he began advocating for them, they were long dead. Richman, who represented the heirs of the rich and famous and fought successfully for a California law giving them the right to control the use of their loved ones’ images, died Oct. 9 of complications from pneumonia , his wife, Diane Shulman, said. He was 69 and had been in failing health for some time. The law is one way that celebrities’ relatives can prevent the unauthorized tackiness that Richman rattled off so readily: Judy Garland pornographic greeting cards, John Wayne toilet tissue, supposed snippets of Marilyn Monroe’s bedsheets. “These people are the most exceptional personalities of our time,” Richman told an interviewer.

Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection

USA TODAY’s cruise review site,, offers a glimpse this week in an in-depth review of the line’s Carnival Victory. At 58 pages, it’s the most Post to Facebook Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection on Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 4 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection Cruise Log Gene Sloan, USA TODAY 1:25 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line that began in 2008. Michael Wessels The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line. The ship made her North American debut on Dec. 1 with a sailing out of Miami. Michael Wessels The outdoor pool on Deck 14 has a pool bar, two pools, and Jacuzzis. Chairs were added to the deck of the Reflection to accommodate more guests. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY An extra 245 loungers were added to the expanded pool deck to accommodate more than 1,000 additional guests than the Reflection’s predecessors in the Solstice line have had. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Pool Bar is located on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Weather permitting, the Mast Grill on Deck 15 is a casual dining spot where guests can have grilled specialties while overlooking the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests take a Zumba class by the outdoor pool on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The iLounge has 22 computers that guests can use to surf the Internet. The lounge is also a licensed Apple reseller, one of the first at sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The expanded Aqua Spa offers a wide range of services including massages, 24K gold facials, and a full Medi-Spa where guests can get acupuncture and other treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The enhanced AquaSpa by Elemis has a number of specialty areas such as a hammam, infrared sauna, steam rooms, and sensory showers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A treatment room at the AquaSpa where guests can get a variety of types of massages including a bamboo massage. Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios. Personal training sessions are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests who don’t want to swim outdoors have the option of swimming in the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Deck 14 has whimsical seating such as this cushioned hammock by the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY By day, the Sky Observation Lounge is a place to relax over a cocktail.