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July 15, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN
Some of the revelations about Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Dallek's "Lone Star Rising": 1937: Johnson's congressional campaign allegedly gives Elliot Roosevelt, son of the President, a $5,000 bribe to send Johnson a telegram saying his election to the House would make him an asset to his father's Administration. 1939-40: Johnson helps get dozens of Jewish refugees out of Europe, securing false passports and one-way visas to Latin America for them, then transferring them to Texas.
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July 15, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When they write about the wars over Lyndon Johnson's legacy, future historians may note that the opening salvos weren't fired in the Texas hill country or in the halls of Congress. Instead, they erupted at Lutece, the chic Manhattan restaurant. There, on a cool March night this year, Oxford University Press held a reception for UCLA history professor Robert Dallek on the publication of "Lone Star Rising," his biography of the 36th President.
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March 30, 1991
David F. (Mike) Smith, 75, Associated Press photographer who covered presidents and Hollywood stars for 44 years. The Los Angeles-based Smith's subjects included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon, and entertainers Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and James Stewart. A native of San Diego County, he was a past president of the Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles. On Thursday in Burbank of cancer.
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September 9, 1990 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historian-as-flatterer staked out a point of view on a bright Maine morning. David Valdez slowly twisted his camera's lens, focusing on the President. He saw every tick, every emotion yet recorded a selective moment. On this warm summer day, when George Bush was managing a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East--and his vacation--Valdez, the President's personal photographer, faithfully trailed after him.
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March 13, 1990 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
Everything about Lyndon Baines Johnson was outsized. His physical bulk, his energy, his ambition, his tirades, his deceptions and even his ears made Johnson a political mega-force. No less forceful is the work of Robert Caro.
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July 14, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
It is only 25 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson first declared his hopes and plans for a Great Society in America, but his words now sound as distant and strange as echoes from another epoch in another world. So remote do those times seem to the present era of budget restraints and hands-off government that the anniversary of Johnson's speech launching the Great Society--May 22, 1964, at the University of Michigan--passed entirely without notice.
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November 29, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
In mid-January, Laurence Luckinbill will go to Austin, Tex., for a 3-day run of his one-man show "Lyndon Johnson." Playing L.B.J. in Austin is fairly comparable to doing J.F.K. in Hyannisport, Mass., H.S.T. in Independence, Mo., or F.D.R. in Hyde Park, N.Y. It has to be daunting for Luckinbill. Lyndon Johnson died only 15 years ago and memories will be fresh. "I will stop in Johnson City and ask for an L.B.J.
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September 14, 1988 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
Richard N. Goodwin has grown bored with the questions about why he wrote such mean things about Lyndon Baines Johnson. "I'm not saying anything mean about Johnson," Goodwin said in an interview in his living room here. His voice was less testy than resigned; this was not the first time he had been asked about his iconoclasm, and he was not the first person to write that Johnson was difficult or that he sometimes received guests while seated on the toilet.
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March 31, 1988 | HARRY MIDDLETON, Middleton is director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Tex
The President took a folded sheet of paper from his coat pocket, and to a small group of family members and house guests assembled for luncheon on the second floor of the White House, he read the stunning final paragraph of a speech he was scheduled to deliver on national television that evening. It was March 31, 1968--20 years ago today.
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