August 30, 1997
In your obituary of Braven Dyer Jr., I was surprised that you did not mention that "Bud" Dyer was the son of Braven Dyer, the respected and fine sportswriter for the L.A. Times during the '30s through at least the '50s. Braven Sr. was a contemporary in the sports department of Bill Henry early on, and then Paul Zimmerman, Paul Lowry, Jack Singer and others, and later on Jack Geyer, Harley Tinkham and Johnny De La Vega, who were acquaintances of mine. HARVEY J. QUITTNER Los Angeles
July 14, 1993 |
Paul Zimmerman was dozing in an easy chair, all decked out in a pale orange sweater, as a visitor popped in on him in his room Tuesday at Freedom Village in Lake Forest. He had a TV remote clicker next to him and a screen a few feet away. His feet were propped up on a stool, and he looked to be comfortable. But the screen was blank, the room was silent and there wasn't much action anywhere. No books, magazines or newspapers in sight for a man who spent his life in type. He smiled a hello.
March 5, 1993
Paul D. Zimmerman, 54, screenwriter and author who wrote the 1983 award-winning film "The King of Comedy." Zimmerman spent more than a decade as a writer and critic for Newsweek, and then became a free-lance writer, contributing to several films and television shows, including "Sesame Street."
June 22, 1991
If Pulitzers were awarded for mean-spirited writing, your staffers Mike Downey and Chris Dufresne would qualify. Downey's eviscerating rip of The National was inspired cheap-shotting. At a funeral, he's the one with the tambourine and kazoos. Weeks earlier, Dufresne ripped Sports Illustrated's Paul Zimmerman for a few missed predictions. How do readers gain from this nadir-level "reporting"? ALFRED L. GINEPRA, Santa Monica
July 20, 1985
Regarding your article about Mickey Mantle's health problems, I can only hope that the man who brought so much excitement and pleasure to millions of baseball fans will enjoy a long, vigorous and healthy life. Whatever Mantle may say about his record; no matter how modestly he may speak of his accomplishments, others needn't be shy to proclaim his greatness. He was always the masterful, dangerous kind of player who could suddenly take command with his bat and lead his team to victory in a game, a series, or a pennant race.
April 21, 1985
Actress Barbra Streisand, producer Jon Peters and the city of Santa Monica have agreed in an out-of-court settlement to pay $87,500 to the heirs of a man who was killed in an auto accident in Santa Monica involving a Santa Monica Municipal Bus and a caretaker for a ranch owned by Peters and Streisand. In December, 1979, a Santa Monica bus collided with a car driven by Ruth Lozoya, employed by Streisand and Peters at their Malibu ranch.