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New Orleans Notes

November 12, 1995

After I finished reading the delightful and evocative essay on the literary haunts of New Orleans ("New Orleans, They Wrote," Sept. 24), I came to several conclusions: One, I want to return to New Orleans for another visit. Two, I want to reread some of the writers in the article. And three, I want the Los Angeles Times to send Sergio Ortiz to more cities!

JOHN THOM

Los Angeles

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I was sorry to see that Sergio Ortiz did not include a reference to another well-known New Orleans author, Frances Parkinson Keyes, who wrote 51 books, among them "Dinner at Antoine's" and "The Chess Players." She did much of her writing in her study at the Beauregard-Keyes House, her winter home of many years, which she helped restore and which is open to visitors.

FELICITAS SCHROEDER

Arcadia

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I moved to the Southland last spring after living in New Orleans for more than 12 years. I would caution Mr. Ortiz not to refer to a ride on the St. Charles streetcar as a "trolley ride"--some New Orleanians take the same kind of umbrage to that remark as San Franciscans do to the name "Frisco."

FLOYD M. ZULA

Fullerton

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I was so impressed by "New Orleans, They Wrote" that I immediately made plane and hotel reservations to visit.

FRED FISHEL

Los Angeles

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