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.
February 13, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - It would be unreasonable to expect Paul Stastny to be as good a hockey player as his father, Peter, was on the international stage and in the NHL. Peter was so highly regarded as an athlete and person that he was chosen to carry Slovakia's flag into the opening ceremony of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, the country's first Games as an independent nation. Paul, born while Peter played in Quebec City but raised in the United States, has been a good NHL player if not a great one. In an odd twist of fate, Paul Stastny's hockey career and heritage met Thursday when he faced his father's homeland and scored two goals, propelling Team USA to a strong start in the Sochi tournament and confirming his own hockey credentials.
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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."