July 3, 1988 |
The occupants of the red sedan tensed. Several yards ahead, blue-uniformed federales herded people out of their cars at a roadblock. Women and babies were crying. In their eagerness to find a cache of drugs or weapons the soldiers had overturned family belongings and heaved them on the side of the road. The guns the soldiers carried--and on occasion pointed at people--were loaded. A passenger in the car urged the driver not to be cocky with the young soldier who approached.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2000 |
Father Ellwood "Bud" Kieser, who chose to work within Hollywood as a television and movie producer rather than condemn it, as have so many other clerics, has died. Kieser died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Saturday evening. He was 71. A Paulist priest who liked both the limelight and the entertainment industry, Kieser headed Paulist Productions for four decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000 |
(Editor's Note: The following obituary appeared in some editions of Sunday's Times.) * Father Ellwood 'Bud' Kieser, who chose to work within Hollywood as a television and movie producer rather than condemn it, as have so many other clerics, has died. Kieser died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Saturday evening. He was 71. A Paulist priest who liked the limelight and the entertainment industry, Kieser headed Paulist Productions for four decades.
October 17, 2000 |
While Hollywood's reputation was being flogged before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington recently, some of those back in the den of iniquity were mourning the loss of one of their own--a priest. The death of 71-year-old Father Ellwood E. "Bud" Kieser was both sudden and striking--striking for the way it coincided with one of the more high-profile political assaults on the entertainment industry.
July 28, 1991 |
PRIEST: A Spiritual Struggle by Ellwood E. Kieser (Doubleday: $19; 352 pp.) Battling a popular culture "more concerned with the coupling of bodies than with the fusion of souls," Father Ellwood Kieser no doubt must feel like a fish out of holy water in Hollywood. But what's extraordinary about Kieser is that he has managed to produce successful films and TV shows in a community that does not exactly take well to unabashed moralists. How does he do it?
September 23, 2000 |
Father Ellwood Kieser, who died last Saturday, was a paradoxical simplicity. The work he chose placed him square in a world--Hollywood--where, at bottom, the values he professed were patronized and the idea of a life organized by faith was perceived as naive. Indeed, Fr.