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December 21, 1986 | Ross Thomas, Thomas' most recent novel is "Briarpatch" (Penguin). and
The private detective of fiction who suffers from either a physical or mental ailment, real or imagined, is not exactly a fresh conceit. A raft or two of them can be recalled, if dimly, without too much effort. Some of fiction's impaired private detectives have been minus an arm or a leg. One or two have been blind. Several have been fat, even obese. Far, far too many have been alcoholics or recreational dopers. And others have just seemed to miss their mommies. Or daddies.
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May 22, 2000 | DICK LOCHTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twenty-eight years ago, novelist and filmmaker Roger L. Simon was sitting in the backyard of his Echo Park home with a friend who'd just become the top editor at Straight Arrow Books, Rolling Stone magazine's new publishing venture. They were discussing the manuscript for Simon's third novel, his first two having "virtually no sales." "The book was about a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
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August 9, 1996
Robert G. Beckel misses the point by the proverbial country mile in his Aug. 4 Opinion article on Bob Dole and Hollywood. Mean or conciliatory, it doesn't matter what Dole thinks of Hollywood. No one with an IQ in triple digits is paying attention. We all know they're fake attitudes anyway. But more importantly, the entertainment media and their close allies in the Internet-technology industries have rendered politicians nearly obsolete, perhaps as long as a decade ago. We are now beginning to see this in the extreme public ennui with the present election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996
Robert G. Beckel misses the point by the proverbial country mile in his Aug. 4 Opinion article on Bob Dole and Hollywood. Mean or conciliatory, it doesn't matter what Dole thinks of Hollywood. No one with an IQ in triple digits is paying attention. We all know they're fake attitudes anyway. But more importantly, the entertainment media and their close allies in the Internet-technology industries have rendered politicians nearly obsolete, perhaps as long as a decade ago. We are now beginning to see this in the extreme public ennui with the present election.
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May 22, 2000 | DICK LOCHTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twenty-eight years ago, novelist and filmmaker Roger L. Simon was sitting in the backyard of his Echo Park home with a friend who'd just become the top editor at Straight Arrow Books, Rolling Stone magazine's new publishing venture. They were discussing the manuscript for Simon's third novel, his first two having "virtually no sales." "The book was about a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
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May 28, 1988
One wonders, finally, what prompts movie critics to continue to omit the name of the screenwriter from their reviews. Who do these people think creates the story and characters they almost invariably credit solely to the director? The script supervisor or, as audiences of the '30s thought, the actors themselves? Is it merely naivete or, dare I say it, jealousy? The latest atrocity of this nature occurred in Michael Wilmington's review of Alan Rudolph's "The Moderns" (" 'Moderns'--Creativity in Bloom," May 19)
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May 31, 1992 | Terry Pristin
Evoking memories of the Watts Writers Workshop, created by writer-novelist Budd Schulberg in the wake of the 1965 riots, the screenwriting community is trying to reach out to riot-scarred South-Central Los Angeles by rebuilding two libraries that were destroyed by fire. "The object is not just to play Lady Bountiful," said screenwriter Roger L. Simon, who is chairing a July 24 fund-raising auction at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica.
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February 15, 1990
Here is a complete list of nominees for the 62nd annual Academy Awards announced Wednesday. Picture: "Born on the Fourth of July," "Dead Poets Society," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Field of Dreams," "My Left Foot." Actor: Kenneth Branagh, "Henry V"; Tom Cruise, "Born on the Fourth of July"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "My Left Foot"; Morgan Freeman, "Driving Miss Daisy"; Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society."
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September 4, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN
Ever since his debut in "The Big Fix," Roger L. Simon's Moses Wine has been an entertaining tour guide through Southern California social history. Initially a '60s liberal in search of his lost illusions, Wine seems now to be an Undecided, a variant private eye whose wisecracking conceals--fails to conceal--a sensitive man with only a fairness doctrine for a credo.
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April 9, 2008 | TINA DAUNT
Charlton Heston, who died Saturday, was a political individualist in a town that values conformity far more than it likes to admit. This week, Hollywood activists across the political spectrum recalled the Academy Award-winning actor as an independent and unfailing political free spirit who followed his conscience wherever it lead him -- from the civil rights movement to the National Rifle Assn.
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