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August 30, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edmund H. North, the prolific and versatile screenwriter who shared an Academy Award for the 1970 film "Patton," has died. He was 79. North died Tuesday in St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica of complications after surgery for an undisclosed problem. Best known among his more than 30 screenplays, other than "Patton," were "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a 1951 science fiction film that became a prototype for the genre; "Cowboy," a 1958 Western; "Sink the Bismarck!"
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August 30, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edmund H. North, the prolific and versatile screenwriter who shared an Academy Award for the 1970 film "Patton," has died. He was 79. North died Tuesday in St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica of complications after surgery for an undisclosed problem. Best known among his more than 30 screenplays, other than "Patton," were "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a 1951 science fiction film that became a prototype for the genre; "Cowboy," a 1958 Western; "Sink the Bismarck!"
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1988
Younger members of the Writers Guild who are tempted by the pressures of a long and painful strike to desert the guild should be reminded of some guild history. In 1936 the major studios, viewing with alarm the early organizational efforts of the Screen Writers' Guild, created a group called the Screen Playwrights, a company union that would make the right noises but make no demands. With ruthless deliberation, with a combination of dire threat and the promise of monetary reward, they persuaded a group of guild members to defect.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1988
Younger members of the Writers Guild who are tempted by the pressures of a long and painful strike to desert the guild should be reminded of some guild history. In 1936 the major studios, viewing with alarm the early organizational efforts of the Screen Writers' Guild, created a group called the Screen Playwrights, a company union that would make the right noises but make no demands. With ruthless deliberation, with a combination of dire threat and the promise of monetary reward, they persuaded a group of guild members to defect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1985
Regan is chief of staff to the President of the United States of America and reputedly his closest adviser. His statement about the attitude of women regarding the summit revealed a medieval attitude toward women and a Neanderthal mind-set that surely should have no place in the councils of a great power in the 20th Century. This is the man who sits by the side of the President when he deals with foreign governments, when he is deciding matters of war and peace, of life and death.
MAGAZINE
July 13, 1997
Chris Bray's article on the theremin refers to "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as a "Z-Movie" ("From Russia, With Love," So SoCal, June 8). Excuse me! That 20th Century Fox picture was written by Edmund H. North, directed by Robert Wise and scored by Bernard Herrmann. All three have at least one Academy Award on their resumes. The film's producer, Julian Blaustein, had then just completed the landmark James Stewart-Jeff Chandler western "Broken Arrow," and "Earth Stood Still's" cast included such distinguished actors as Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe and Sam Jaffe.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Kirk Douglas received the Writers Guild of America's Robert Meltzer Award in ceremonies Wednesday night, in recognition of his role in helping bring an end to Hollywood blacklisting. The award is named after the screenwriter who worked with Orson Welles but died in military service during World War II. Posthumously, Meltzer was named during hearings in 1947 by the House Un-American Activities Committee as it investigated the Hollywood community for alleged communist sympathies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1986
There has been a lot of discussion, in the Rogers Commission and elsewhere, concerning the effect of climate on the Challenger disaster. It seems clear that weather was a factor. There is a different kind of climate, however, that may have been equally important--the political climate. In these Reagan years, with public relations the determining consideration of our policy-makers, decision by political thermometer can hardly be ignored. The awesome influence of our presidency is such that each Chief Executive sets the tone--establishes the climate--for the entire nation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The theme of the Writers Guild of America awards ceremony Sunday was a resounding salute to freedom of expression. It was also an evening in which half the audience chose the freedom to leave rather than stay for the entire three-hour program. The guild gave posthumous awards to two victims of the blacklist era, Dalton Trumbo and Albert Maltz, both members of the Hollywood Ten.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no grand, patriotic plan by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in scheduling during wartime a screening of the newly restored World War II epic, "Patton." The Oscar-winning film is playing Friday at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The films "Shakespeare in Love" and "Out of Sight" won top honors Saturday night at the 51st annual Writers Guild Awards. Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard won for their original screenplay for the lusty romantic romp "Shakespeare in Love," at the black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "This is very cool," said Norman. The erudite British playwright Stoppard hoped "Shakespeare in Love" would change people's perceptions of him and open more doors to write in Hollywood.
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