obit by indirection
In this case, we have the story of Helen Barbara Cohn, aka Bobbie Nudie, whose husband, Nudie Cohn, invented the Nudie suit, favored by singing cowboys and Elvis. It's a great story. Only problem is, it was her husband who was the inventor/designer/promotor. Not that they weren't a business team, but about 75% of this obit could have been lifted directly from his obit, where it more properly belongs.
Nudie died in 1984, and was the subject of a shorter but funny LAT obit, in which the heavily bejeweled fashion mogul revealed inter alia that he had been a manufacturer of G-strings "until the bottom fell out of burlesque."
Still, there's nothing wrong with reminding a new generation of the provenance and glories of Nudie suits, and I would never want to say that LAT, of all papers, should refrain from publishing something amusing.
Marilyln, can you please come up with a witty sobriquet for this phenomenon?