Tag Archives: Hollywood

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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Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper died today: In a world of fake bad boys, he was the true article – a natural-born rule breaker, a Hollywood rebel who took midnight rides on the wild side with James Dean, a scraggly-haired hippie too hip … Continue reading

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Regarding Self-Esteem and Self-Respect and Glamour, and Hollywood

If you think psychiatrists are a difficult lot, try dating one. No, skip that. That’s a story for another time, and she was a psychotherapist anyway, with a clientele that included the stars and the executives at the major motion … Continue reading

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