Category Archives: Life in Hollywood

How Such Things Happen

A quiet Friday evening here in the dead center of Hollywood – with the pretty people just down the block on the Sunset Strip, hitting the famous clubs, and the twenty-something crowd off to the left a few blocks, at … Continue reading

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Oscar Sunday

There is no Sunday evening column – and not it’s not because it’s Oscar night here in Hollywood. It’s family – a big get-together down in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego. And it’s a good time to get out … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

If you live too many long years out here in Hollywood certain phrases just come to mind. Cut! Print it! That’s a wrap! Strike the New Hampshire set! And at that point they sweep up the fake snow (it can … Continue reading

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What to Expect

It’s funny, but the first day of the brand-new year doesn’t feel a whole lot different than the last day of the year now gone. And here in Los Angeles it was a typical New Year Day – in the … Continue reading

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It Only Gets Stranger and Stranger

Okay, why, late in life, settle in Hollywood? Well, much of that is chance – just the way things fall out as you go along. But much of it is in the choices you make. No one stays in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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The Horror!

Death stalks this neighborhood. Down on the corner there’s a snazzy vertical shopping center – with a Trader Joe’s and a multiplex showing art films and odd foreign films, and a Starbucks of course, and that giant Crunch Gym, for … Continue reading

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A Wonk in Hollywood

Okay, moving to Hollywood seventeen years ago might have been a mistake. No, it’s not the tourists everywhere, or the weekly World Premiere of a Major Motion Picture up the street at the Chinese Theater – the red carpet and … Continue reading

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