June 24, 2010
I Know Where I'm Going Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster: 350 pp., $26
December 4, 2009
The Last Empress Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China Hannah Pakula Simon & Schuster: 792 pp., $35
June 10, 2010
Della A Memoir of My Daughter Chuck Barris Simon & Schuster: 206 pp., $25
April 25, 1989
Stephen P. Taylor has been named senior vice president-finance at Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles. Taylor succeeds Andrew C. Evans, who is joining Simon & Schuster, also a Gulf & Western company. Taylor previously was vice president and corporate controller for Paramount.
October 8, 2010
In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works John Lennon, with introductions by Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney Simon & Schuster: 96 pp., $15
June 20, 2013 |
Literary tourists traveling to New York have long been drawn to the Algonquin Hotel , the site of the famed Algonquin Roundtable. Full disclosure: "Literary tourists" include me -- I've been there more than once to have a martini in its lounge. The Algonquin was where a group of writers, wits and key literary figures met starting in 1919 to eat, argue and, of course, drink. Dorothy Parker, the petite poet with an acid pen and a hollow leg, was one of its stalwarts. So was Robert Benchley, one of his generation's most popular humorists; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edna Ferber; writer, editor and producer George S. Kaufman, winner of two Pulitzers; New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott; and Harold Ross, who, midway through the Roundtable's eight-year run, founded the New Yorker magazine.
November 4, 2011 |
Toward the end of "The Rum Diary," the film based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, there's a scene that appears to come straight from the author's vintage work. Two journalists are sitting around a derelict San Juan, Puerto Rico, apartment, having just ingested an unknown hallucinogen. Nothing happens until one of them — a Thompson stand-in named Paul Kemp, played by Johnny Depp — sees the other's tongue start to grow out of his mouth like some tubular pink snake. Depp humps and haws, his mannerisms not unlike those he used when playing Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," a portrayal modeled closely on Thompson himself.
October 14, 1987 |
In a major upheaval at one of this country's leading publishing houses, Random House publisher Howard Kaminsky has quit the firm, citing "management differences." Random House Chairman and President Robert L. Bernstein said Tuesday that Kaminsky, president and publisher at Random House for the past three years, will be replaced immediately by Joni Evans, who joined Random House just two months ago from Simon & Schuster.
July 26, 2008 |
Rap performers Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim have been sued by Simon & Schuster Inc. over claims they accepted tens of thousands of dollars in advances while failing to deliver books they promised to write. The publishing house, a unit of CBS Corp., said in separate lawsuits filed this week in New York that Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, and Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, signed contracts to write books. Simon & Schuster said it paid Brown $75,000 under a 2006 contract for an autobiography.