Tag Archives: Hollywood

The Hollywood Magnet

Some places are magnets – Manhattan, Paris, Hollywood – you’re going to end up there one day, somehow, and maybe you’ll stay, and maybe the move from upstate New York in 1981 was inevitable. The marriage had ended and the … Continue reading

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Peter Pan at War

There’s no need to discuss Ovid and Jung and the mythic archetype of the child-god who is forever young – or the old guy whose emotional life is that of an adolescent, who says it’s all about independence and freedom, … Continue reading

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Choosing the Proper Villain

Geography is everything. Where one lives determines how one thinks. Those who live in the Deep South can never forget the War of Northern Aggression that ruined their way of life, or they wonder about everyone around them who will … Continue reading

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Not a Game Any Longer

What’s a twice-divorced fellow, who thinks that “third time’s charm” is nonsense, supposed to do on his fiftieth birthday? The answer was obvious – that long delayed first trip to Paris. Two weeks of kicking around Paris, solo, seemed like … Continue reading

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Randomly Applied Seriousness

The move to Los Angeles was thirty years ago, and the move to Hollywood at least sixteen years ago – and that was fine. In 1981 California was still the place to be – America worked out here. This was … Continue reading

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The Long Decline

Were the local classical station not in one of its seemingly endless fund-raising campaigns – that’s where they talk about music and play very little of it and ask you for money – they’d probably be playing Wagner – Götterdämmerung … Continue reading

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A Brief Interruption

There is no Tuesday evening column – other matters came up. There will be one tomorrow evening of course. In lieu of a lot of words, consider the day’s photography – a walk from Hollywood and Vine down Hollywood Boulevard … Continue reading

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