January 19, 1990 |
Journalists are sometimes asked: "Do you ever do any real writing?" The question makes us bristle--what we do feels real enough to us--but we understand its subtext, and perhaps even agree with it. Journalists write columns. Real writers write books. So I am taking a year off from The Times to tackle one. It will be a biography of American playwright William Inge.
June 5, 1988 |
A different set of "Golden Girls" sprints into action this week, as the newest offering by Louise Page ("Salonika") opens Friday on South Coast Repertory's Mainstage. "It's about a British women's track team," said actress Margaret Marx, who plays one of the runners. "They've been running freely, without corporate sponsorship. Then they get the sponsorship-- which doesn't corrupt their integrity, but it does influence it.
July 13, 1986
ACT I Dan Sullivan reviews "Green Card"--proclaims it to be the non -linear Eighth Wonder of the World! Thousands puke! ACT II Dan Sullivan reviews "A Day Out of Time--Ellis Island, 1906"--calls it a linear failure! Thousands puke! ACT III Dan Sullivan visits the wonderful land of Oz and gets the brain and heart he so desperately seeks! Thousands cheer! The end. BILL LATTER Los Angeles
June 11, 1989
Re drama critic Dan Sullivan's "Phantom Without a Heart," June 2: It's Sullivan who doesn't have a heart. A. DUDLEY JOHNSON JR. West Hollywood
January 10, 1988
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dan Sullivan for starting the new year off correctly. My best wishes to you and yours. MICKEY ROONEY Westlake Village