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November 7, 1992
Senior tailbacks Archie Amerson and James Curtis enjoyed monumental success running the football for their respective teams Friday afternoon. Amerson rushed for 302 yards, the sixth highest total in San Diego Section history, to lead No. 2 Morse (9-0) to a 35-12 nonleague victory over USDHS (3-6). Curtis tied a section record with six rushing touchdowns after gaining 264 yards and leading No. 8 Kearny (8-1, 3-0) to a 55-13 City Western League rout of Mission Bay (4-4-1, 0-3).
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September 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
According to James Curtis, author of the new 1,056-page "Spencer Tracy: A Biography," it could have been actress Loretta Young who became the love of Tracy's life, not Katharine Hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Tracy and Young, both Catholics, began their romance while working together on the 1933 Depression-era drama "A Man's Castle. " Though Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell, the illicit pair would go to Mass and confessions together. "I think they were drawn together because of the shared bond of faith," said Curtis, who spent six years on the book, drawing from Tracy's own papers and obtaining the cooperation of the actor's daughter, Susie Tracy.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1998 | Steven Smith
On May 29, 1957, the lifeless body of director James Whale was found in the pool of his Pacific Palisades home--and for more than two decades, fans of the cinematic father of "Frankenstein" wondered: Was Whale the victim of foul play? It took 25 years, and the tenacity of biographer James Curtis, to publicly reveal the truth behind the filmmaker's death. In fact, Whale had left a suicide note, citing failing health for the action he was about to take.
BOOKS
March 30, 2003 | Donald Fanger, Donald Fanger is the author of "The Creation of Nikolai Gogol" and "Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism." He is the Harry Levin research professor of literature at Harvard University.
James Agee called him "one of the funniest men on earth." For Buster Keaton he was "the foremost American comedian," for John Cleese, "America's most profound comedian." He is prized by millions for saying, "Any man who hates children and dogs can't be all bad," though he didn't say it. He deserves to be prized by millions more for his advice, "Start every day with a smile and get it over with," though I'm not absolutely sure he said that.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With this summer's "Godzilla" a proven disappointment despite its $134-million gross, the legacy of James Whale, who essentially invented the modern monster movie, seems smarter (if less heeded) than ever. Whale, the Hollywood director of "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" in the 1930s, "invested the central character of the genre--the monster, if you will--with human qualities," Whale's biographer, James Curtis, says.
BOOKS
March 30, 2003 | Donald Fanger, Donald Fanger is the author of "The Creation of Nikolai Gogol" and "Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism." He is the Harry Levin research professor of literature at Harvard University.
James Agee called him "one of the funniest men on earth." For Buster Keaton he was "the foremost American comedian," for John Cleese, "America's most profound comedian." He is prized by millions for saying, "Any man who hates children and dogs can't be all bad," though he didn't say it. He deserves to be prized by millions more for his advice, "Start every day with a smile and get it over with," though I'm not absolutely sure he said that.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
According to James Curtis, author of the new 1,056-page "Spencer Tracy: A Biography," it could have been actress Loretta Young who became the love of Tracy's life, not Katharine Hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Tracy and Young, both Catholics, began their romance while working together on the 1933 Depression-era drama "A Man's Castle. " Though Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell, the illicit pair would go to Mass and confessions together. "I think they were drawn together because of the shared bond of faith," said Curtis, who spent six years on the book, drawing from Tracy's own papers and obtaining the cooperation of the actor's daughter, Susie Tracy.
SPORTS
February 2, 1985
Newbury Park High nearly upset Channel Islands, outscoring the Raiders in three of the four periods. But Channel Islands outscored the Panthers, 21-9, in the third quarter for the margin of victory. Channel Islands improved to 5-3 in the Marmonte League, good enough for a tie with Westlake for third place. The Raiders are 11-7 overall. Newbury fell to 2-6 and 5-12. James Curtis scored 19 points for Channel Islands, and Mark Schlegel scored 20 points and Chad Staples added 19 for Newbury Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to violate federal civil rights in the 1997 vandalism of a synagogue, federal prosecutors said. Michael Brian DaSilva of Lakeside admitted vandalizing Congregation Tifereth Israel by spray-painting swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the walls, windows, benches and walkways of the synagogue. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 17.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Lauterbach & Associates Architects/Planners is expanding its schools division at its Oxnard and Van Nuys offices by hiring additional architects, project planners, designers and support personnel for a growing number of school modernization and renovation projects. Among those joining the schools division are James Curtis of Oxnard, a project manager with the company since 1980; Anne Beach Randall of Santa Paula, architectural design and construction specialist; and Charles D.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1998 | Steven Smith
On May 29, 1957, the lifeless body of director James Whale was found in the pool of his Pacific Palisades home--and for more than two decades, fans of the cinematic father of "Frankenstein" wondered: Was Whale the victim of foul play? It took 25 years, and the tenacity of biographer James Curtis, to publicly reveal the truth behind the filmmaker's death. In fact, Whale had left a suicide note, citing failing health for the action he was about to take.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With this summer's "Godzilla" a proven disappointment despite its $134-million gross, the legacy of James Whale, who essentially invented the modern monster movie, seems smarter (if less heeded) than ever. Whale, the Hollywood director of "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" in the 1930s, "invested the central character of the genre--the monster, if you will--with human qualities," Whale's biographer, James Curtis, says.
SPORTS
November 7, 1992
Senior tailbacks Archie Amerson and James Curtis enjoyed monumental success running the football for their respective teams Friday afternoon. Amerson rushed for 302 yards, the sixth highest total in San Diego Section history, to lead No. 2 Morse (9-0) to a 35-12 nonleague victory over USDHS (3-6). Curtis tied a section record with six rushing touchdowns after gaining 264 yards and leading No. 8 Kearny (8-1, 3-0) to a 55-13 City Western League rout of Mission Bay (4-4-1, 0-3).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2001
Two followers of white supremacist Alex James Curtis have been sentenced to federal prison for harassing Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego), spraying swastikas on a synagogue and other hate crimes. Michael Brian DaSilva, 22, of Lakeside was sentenced to 21 months, and Robert Nichol Morehouse, 54, of San Diego received 18 months. Both had pleaded guilty.
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June 12, 2001 | Associated Press
A 25-year-old man who published a white supremacist Internet newsletter was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for threatening a Jewish congressman and other officials and vandalizing two synagogues. Alex James Curtis pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to violate civil rights as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He also agreed to apologize to his victims.
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