Category Archives: Hollywood and America

This Sort of Country

Hollywood isn’t exactly the heartland of America – maybe that’s Peoria, or Waco, or Altoona – but we still do the Fourth of July out here, even if every conservative in the country says we have no right to do … Continue reading

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Hollywood Ethics

Social conservatives hate Hollywood. It’s the movies with all the sex and drugs and whatnot. They seem to be fine with extreme violence, but not nudity, and teen gross-out movies are the worst. Television is no better – there are … Continue reading

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Darkness in Aurora

Friday, July 20, 2012 – it was to be another day of Obama standing up for the middle class and fairness and all that is right and good, and pointing out that Romney says that he was a brilliant businessman … Continue reading

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The Land of Fluff and Nonsense

The move to Southern California was thirty years ago, almost exactly. And the move to Hollywood was almost seventeen years ago. And no one back east understood either. We had all grown up knowing Southern California from the Gidget surfer … Continue reading

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Our Age of Unease

Eventually everyone leads a strange life, probably because life isn’t a sit-com. And out here in Hollywood America’s situation comedies are in constant production – there are hundreds of soundstages in the Thirty Mile Zone (yes, like in the tabloid … Continue reading

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Old Movies Always Playing

Out here in Hollywood you get used to it. The social conservatives – the evangelicals and End Times folks anticipating the Rapture, the values-voters and whatnot – have no use for Hollywood. All the movies and television shows are filled … Continue reading

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Induced Xenophobia

It’s hard to be xenophobic in Los Angeles. You’d have to stay home with the windows closed. Back in the eighties it was sitting and sipping scotch down in San Pedro late at night with the retired Croatian merchant marine … Continue reading

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