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Beverly Hills Tennis Club Remembers Long-Time Member Ruth Kraft

The event beginning this afternoon at 4 p.m. on Maple Drive is private. In attendance alongside the late honoree’s children and grandchildren will be those who knew Ruth Kraft mainly as an avid tennis player who in recent years courageously battled cancer.

Before all those matches at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and successful real estate investments made with late husband Gilman Kraft, who passed away in 1999, Ruth was a long-time LA publisher. From the obituary in Playbill:

In 1966, she moved to Los Angeles with her husband, a former owner of Playbill. Together, they began Performing Arts magazine, a publication similar to Playbill that served California theaters.

Each monthly issue featured stories about the California theater scene, as well as information about that evening’s performance. The programs, which were supported by advertising, were handed out free of charge at theaters.

In 2001, things came full circle for the Krafts as Playbill purchased Performing Arts magazine and parent publication Stagebill. The following year, the former ceased publication. RIP.

[Image courtesy beverlyhillstennisclub.org]

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