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June 21, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William "Billy" Bathgate III, a farmer who helped San Juan Capistrano become a city in 1961 and was its second mayor, has died. He was 76. Bathgate passed away in his San Juan Capistrano home Monday after years of battling diabetes and high blood pressure and suffering several strokes. "He was a very honest man with great integrity, and he loved to share his knowledge of things," said his daughter Diane Bathgate, a San Juan Capistrano city councilwoman.
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March 20, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
All the Time in the World New and Selected Stories E.L. Doctorow Random House: 278 pp., $26 Although E.L. Doctorow would seem to be consumed with history ? his best-known novel, "Ragtime," offers a pastiche of America at the turn of the 20th century, a nation wrestling with modernity and its discontents, while "The March" (2005) reimagines Sherman's march to the sea during the Civil War as a series of personal disasters ? he has spent much of his career evoking outsiders who feel alienated from what is expected of them.
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BOOKS
March 25, 1990 | GARY SOTO
In his latest best seller, E. L. Doctorow offers a diverting study of the seductive power of evil. The title character, a boy from the Bronx slums, weasels his way into a job as errand boy to a fictionalized version of mobster Dutch Schultz. Schultz escorts Billy through the vicious, corrupt world of organized crime in the 1930s and shows him that a capacity for monstrous evil and genuine kindness often coexist.
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August 30, 2009 | David L. Ulin, Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Homer & Langley A Novel E.L. Doctorow Random House: 208 pp., $26 E.L. Doctorow is the Lon Chaney of American fiction: man of a thousand faces, portrayer of a thousand lives. Since the publication of his first novel, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1960, he has slipped in and out of an array of guises, imagining his way across the past, reinvigorating the interiority of our collective heritage. At first, this had more to do with style than substance: "Welcome to Hard Times" is a western, and Doctorow's 1966 follow-up, "Big as Life," owes much to science fiction tropes.
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October 31, 1991 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is as if Robert Benton stumbled into his own picture only to have Dutch Schultz and his boys speed by and open fire with submachine guns. But instead of bullets, the Oscar-winning director has been dodging rapid-fire rumors and criticism. On Friday, "Billy Bathgate," Benton's long-awaited gangster film for Disney's Touchstone Pictures, opens nationwide. For months, the talk around Hollywood has labeled it a problem picture.
BOOKS
March 5, 1989
Aking is known by the tone of his retinue. E. L. Doctorow elevates the story of the gangster, Dutch Schultz, into a cycle of rise, fall and renewal by using the lofty voice of a prodigious 15-year-old apprentice-boy. Like virtually all of Doctorow's work, "Billy Bathgate" uses some of the features of a period piece to do something quite different. Here, the period is the 1930s, when Schultz flourished in his own ferocious fashion until state prosecutors--notably, the late Thomas E.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Date for 'Bathgate': Disney's Touchstone Pictures will finally release its much-delayed "Billy Bathgate," starring Dustin Hoffman, on Nov. 1. The big-budgeted film, with Hoffman as legendary gangster Dutch Schultz, is based on E.L. Doctorow's novel, directed by Robert Benton, with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Once gangsters just wanted to have fun. Bullets or Bacchanalia, it was all the same to them. Sure, guys like Jimmy Cagney and Edward G. Robinson cracked a few heads and broke a few laws, but they also found time for some laughs before they paid for their transgressions with their lives. The gangsters in "Billy Bathgate" are a different breed altogether. Grave as government accountants, with deeply furrowed brows and morose faces that have never so much as seen a smile, they make J.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
All the Time in the World New and Selected Stories E.L. Doctorow Random House: 278 pp., $26 Although E.L. Doctorow would seem to be consumed with history ? his best-known novel, "Ragtime," offers a pastiche of America at the turn of the 20th century, a nation wrestling with modernity and its discontents, while "The March" (2005) reimagines Sherman's march to the sea during the Civil War as a series of personal disasters ? he has spent much of his career evoking outsiders who feel alienated from what is expected of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William "Billy" Bathgate III, a farmer who helped San Juan Capistrano become a city in 1961 and was its second mayor, has died. He was 76. Bathgate passed away in his San Juan Capistrano home Monday after years of battling diabetes and high blood pressure and suffering several strokes. "He was a very honest man with great integrity, and he loved to share his knowledge of things," said his daughter Diane Bathgate, a San Juan Capistrano city councilwoman.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Once gangsters just wanted to have fun. Bullets or Bacchanalia, it was all the same to them. Sure, guys like Jimmy Cagney and Edward G. Robinson cracked a few heads and broke a few laws, but they also found time for some laughs before they paid for their transgressions with their lives. The gangsters in "Billy Bathgate" are a different breed altogether. Grave as government accountants, with deeply furrowed brows and morose faces that have never so much as seen a smile, they make J.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1991 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is as if Robert Benton stumbled into his own picture only to have Dutch Schultz and his boys speed by and open fire with submachine guns. But instead of bullets, the Oscar-winning director has been dodging rapid-fire rumors and criticism. On Friday, "Billy Bathgate," Benton's long-awaited gangster film for Disney's Touchstone Pictures, opens nationwide. For months, the talk around Hollywood has labeled it a problem picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Date for 'Bathgate': Disney's Touchstone Pictures will finally release its much-delayed "Billy Bathgate," starring Dustin Hoffman, on Nov. 1. The big-budgeted film, with Hoffman as legendary gangster Dutch Schultz, is based on E.L. Doctorow's novel, directed by Robert Benton, with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.
BOOKS
March 25, 1990 | GARY SOTO
In his latest best seller, E. L. Doctorow offers a diverting study of the seductive power of evil. The title character, a boy from the Bronx slums, weasels his way into a job as errand boy to a fictionalized version of mobster Dutch Schultz. Schultz escorts Billy through the vicious, corrupt world of organized crime in the 1930s and shows him that a capacity for monstrous evil and genuine kindness often coexist.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2009 | David L. Ulin, Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Homer & Langley A Novel E.L. Doctorow Random House: 208 pp., $26 E.L. Doctorow is the Lon Chaney of American fiction: man of a thousand faces, portrayer of a thousand lives. Since the publication of his first novel, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1960, he has slipped in and out of an array of guises, imagining his way across the past, reinvigorating the interiority of our collective heritage. At first, this had more to do with style than substance: "Welcome to Hard Times" is a western, and Doctorow's 1966 follow-up, "Big as Life," owes much to science fiction tropes.
BOOKS
March 5, 1989
Aking is known by the tone of his retinue. E. L. Doctorow elevates the story of the gangster, Dutch Schultz, into a cycle of rise, fall and renewal by using the lofty voice of a prodigious 15-year-old apprentice-boy. Like virtually all of Doctorow's work, "Billy Bathgate" uses some of the features of a period piece to do something quite different. Here, the period is the 1930s, when Schultz flourished in his own ferocious fashion until state prosecutors--notably, the late Thomas E.
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