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January 9, 1996 | KAREN STABINER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once upon a time there was a little girl with a big voice and a small future: Barbra Streisand's father died when she was 2 1/2, and for many years she seemed doomed to a life of anonymous poverty, opportunity always just a half-step ahead. Her mother, Diana, resisted her daughter's interest in an acting career, and her stepfather, Louis Kind, dismissed wholesale his role as provider and supportive dad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996
The extremist House Republican freshmen need a nickname. How about Nattering Nabobs of Newtism? JAMES SPADA West Hollywood
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996
The extremist House Republican freshmen need a nickname. How about Nattering Nabobs of Newtism? JAMES SPADA West Hollywood
NEWS
January 9, 1996 | KAREN STABINER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once upon a time there was a little girl with a big voice and a small future: Barbra Streisand's father died when she was 2 1/2, and for many years she seemed doomed to a life of anonymous poverty, opportunity always just a half-step ahead. Her mother, Diana, resisted her daughter's interest in an acting career, and her stepfather, Louis Kind, dismissed wholesale his role as provider and supportive dad.
OPINION
September 1, 1991
Have you noticed how much George Bush is starting to look like Franklin Roosevelt? Now if he'd only give us a New Deal . . . JAMES SPADA, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992
Keep watching, keep listening: As soon as the Republicans gain a majority in the Legislature, they will spearhead a movement to abolish term limits. JAMES SPADA Los Angeles
BOOKS
July 21, 1991 | Chris Goodrich
PETER LAWFORD: The Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada (Bantam: $22.50; 504 pp.). It was a sorry ending for Peter Lawford on Christmas Eve, 1983. Broke, alcoholic, addicted to drugs and virtually friendless, Lawford died of kidney and liver failure, and even in death managed to grab only the third lead--one obituary headline read: "Kennedy in-law was last to speak to Marilyn Monroe."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1991
Margo Kaufman's review of "Poison Pen" (Sept. 8) fails to address a key issue raised by George Carpozi Jr.'s biography of Kitty Kelley: How accurate are Carpozi's charges of journalistic sloppiness on Kelley's part? I am loath to defend Kelley, but as the author of "Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets," I think I should point out that many of the claims that Carpozi makes about Kelley's inaccuracy in regard to Lawford are simply incorrect. Kaufman mentions Carpozi's charge that Kelley claims to have interviewed Peter 12 days after he died, but a simple check of her source notes reveals that she was referring in that notation to Joseph Shimon, not Peter Lawford, who precedes Shimon on the list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
In response to "Miss Marmelstein Goes to Washington," Commentary, May 19: Jonathan Yardley has mistaken the fresh breeze of new faces and new ideas to be a Hollywood hurricane that threatens to blow his "weary and complacent" capital to bits. Just because someone has a fabulous voice or can act, produce, direct, or--heaven help us--use all these talents at once, does not render her brain-dead on other subjects of importance. Barbra Streisand and other public figures could be a major force in helping to unite this country for the betterment of all nations.
BOOKS
August 11, 1985
For a pictorial biography of Princess Grace to be published by Doubleday, I would appreciate hearing from anyone with reminiscences, memorabilia or photographs from any period in Grace Kelly's life. JAMES SPADA P.O. Box 2 Sky Forest, Calif. 92385
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
In response to "Miss Marmelstein Goes to Washington," Commentary, May 19: Jonathan Yardley has mistaken the fresh breeze of new faces and new ideas to be a Hollywood hurricane that threatens to blow his "weary and complacent" capital to bits. Just because someone has a fabulous voice or can act, produce, direct, or--heaven help us--use all these talents at once, does not render her brain-dead on other subjects of importance. Barbra Streisand and other public figures could be a major force in helping to unite this country for the betterment of all nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992
Keep watching, keep listening: As soon as the Republicans gain a majority in the Legislature, they will spearhead a movement to abolish term limits. JAMES SPADA Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1991
Margo Kaufman's review of "Poison Pen" (Sept. 8) fails to address a key issue raised by George Carpozi Jr.'s biography of Kitty Kelley: How accurate are Carpozi's charges of journalistic sloppiness on Kelley's part? I am loath to defend Kelley, but as the author of "Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets," I think I should point out that many of the claims that Carpozi makes about Kelley's inaccuracy in regard to Lawford are simply incorrect. Kaufman mentions Carpozi's charge that Kelley claims to have interviewed Peter 12 days after he died, but a simple check of her source notes reveals that she was referring in that notation to Joseph Shimon, not Peter Lawford, who precedes Shimon on the list.
OPINION
September 1, 1991
Have you noticed how much George Bush is starting to look like Franklin Roosevelt? Now if he'd only give us a New Deal . . . JAMES SPADA, Los Angeles
BOOKS
July 21, 1991 | Chris Goodrich
PETER LAWFORD: The Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada (Bantam: $22.50; 504 pp.). It was a sorry ending for Peter Lawford on Christmas Eve, 1983. Broke, alcoholic, addicted to drugs and virtually friendless, Lawford died of kidney and liver failure, and even in death managed to grab only the third lead--one obituary headline read: "Kennedy in-law was last to speak to Marilyn Monroe."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1987 | Donna Rosenthal
What began as a pictorial tribute to Princess Grace of Monaco has turned into a sensational and tawdry portrait of the one-time movie queen, claims author James Spada, "when my research turned up some real shockers." It's apparently no idle boast: Representatives of Prince Rainier have been trying unsuccessfully to get an early look at "Grace: The Secret Life of a Princess," due out May 8. "Doubleday won't show us the galleys," complained a spokeswoman at the Consulate of Monaco in NYC.
NEWS
July 30, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Marilyn Monroe, who shuffled off this mortal coil Aug. 5, 1962, is being remembered in a three-day series of events involving the Hollywood Museum on Saturday through Monday. Events on tap include a Saturday meet-and-greet from  1 to 3 p.m. at the museum with collectors Greg Schreiner, president of the Marilyn Remembered fan club and Scott Fortner, president of the Marilyn fan club. On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the museum hosts a series of book signings that include Lois Banner (author of “Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox”)
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