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A Man Of Culture, Courage

April 10, 1988

Regarding Martin Bernheimer's review of musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky's new autobiography (Book Review, March 27):

An ironic note in a minor key: Slonimsky is far too discreet to mention it, but four years ago, he was one of 13 brave resisters to a callous Westwood apartment eviction. Even at age 90, under the threat of losing his home, he was still not afraid to stand up for his rights. The greedy, insensitive landlord? None other than Peter S. Bing, son of Anna Bing Arnold, the patroness saint in L.A. cultural philanthropy. So much for the way this city treats its artists. . . .

Thank you, Nicolas Slonimsky, your courageous act continues to inspire me.

REX McGEE

LOS ANGELES

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