March 18, 1986 |
We went out to Harry's Bar in Century City the other night for the annual judging of the imitation Hemingway writing contest. I have been a judge now for seven years, and the reason I do it is for the company and conviviality of my fellow judges. Also, I think it is a good thing to encourage people to write one page of good bad Hemingway--the idea being to echo that clear, spare style of his and to add some humor.
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January 8, 2004 |
Paul W. Keyes, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer for some of television's classic shows, including "The Jack Paar Show," "The Dean Martin Show" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died. He was 79. Keyes died Friday in Woodland Hills of natural causes. Over a long career that began in radio and the early days of television, Keyes collected 10 Emmy nominations.
March 22, 1995 |
The Scene: Monday's "Judgement (sic) Night," as it's lightly called, of the International Imitation Hemingway Competition. The contest is about writing "one really good page of really bad" Ernest Hemingway. It was held in Century City at Harry's Bar & American Grill, a clean, well-lit place that validates for parking. Who Competes: Eric Lax described the ideal competitor as "a guy who bullfights in the shower."
March 18, 1985 |
We went out to Harry's Bar in Century City the other evening for the judging of the eighth annual Imitation Hemingway Contest, and it was a bacchanal, as usual. One of the judges, Barnaby Conrad, was ill in Santa Barbara, and another, Jack Hemingway, the master's son, was fogged in at the airport in Salt Lake City; so we were reduced to Ray Bradbury, Digby Diehl, Paul Keye and me; plus our first woman--Bernice Kert, author of "The Hemingway Women."
January 27, 1990 |
It's a good thing that Leonard Pearlstein quit smoking 17 years ago. On Friday, his advertising agency, Keye/Donna/Pearlstein, won the $28.6-million state account to create the first anti-smoking campaign to be financed by new cigarette taxes mandated under Proposition 99.