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Monster Mash: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle; Egypt's antiquities chief is dismissed

July 18, 2011 |  7:50 am


Sold: Billionaire Ron Burkle has acquired Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House in Los Feliz for $4.5 million, a substantial discount. (Los Angeles Times)

Ousted: Zahi Hawass, Egypt's head of antiquities, was dismissed Sunday in connection with accusations that he had been too close to the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. (Associated Press)

Moment in history: President Obama recently met with Ruby Bridges, who was the subject of Norman Rockwell's painting "The Problem We All Live With," which recently went on display at the White House. (ABC News)

Public art: The city of West Hollywood is planning to inaugurate a new series of public sculptures along the median of Santa Monica Boulevard. (WeHo News)

Sports icon: A French painter created a portrait of tennis star Roger Federer in four minutes. (MSNBC)

Whodunit: Museums across the country are hosting scavenger hunts revolving around fictional mysteries. (Associated Press)

Battle royale: Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsay will star in a West End production of "The Lion in Winter." (Variety)

Halted: Two acts were recently denied visas to enter Canada for the Vancouver Folk Festival. (The Globe and Mail)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Expert at the Card Table" at the Broad Stage's Edye.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times