Miller Time

Miller Time

UNITED STATES—As 1991 matured from spring to autumn, Ahmet, the Turkish husband of Dee had his second job in Santa Monica, in addition to...

UNITED STATES—It was Wednesday, March 8, this year of our technological god, and my alarm clock, which is my phone, went off at the...

UNITED STATES—Regrets, I’ve had a few, but not too few to mention. In fact, regret has been a dynamic force for change and improvement. I...

UNITED STATES—Two thousand dollars was an unusually small amount for a trust deed. For that amount I had sewn up as collateral the whole...

UNITED STATES—Money in the bank--that's what this new iteration of the screenplay way.  Confident, buoyant, even a little cocky. It was heady to be...

UNITED STATES—I have friends in high places. One of them is Jesús of Hollywood. He recently told me I was due a big payday....

UNITED STATES—I get steamed when radio DJs start chirping about resolutions, usually a couple days before people put on the funny hats and start...

UNITED STATES—The writer-director Everett Lewis called me up a week or so later and said he had read my screenplay. He said it was...

UNITED STATES—Wylie had a big house on Sixth Ave., near Country Club Park. The neighborhood is just as peaceful as it sounds. The house...

UNITED STATES—“It’s nearly noon.” “That’s amazing. I hadn’t realized,” Suzanne said. “Sunday morning evaporates.” Everyone was clustered at the door of the café and Daniel had to...

UNITED STATES—In “The Summing Up” W. Somerset Maugham rawly states, “I have never kept a diary. I wish now that during the year that...

UNITED STATES—The Palmer House got all gussied up with the help of a threat from the city. Then came the big day of the...

UNITED STATES—The revamping of the Palmer House, a fleabag of over 100 rooms, didn’t just occur out of the blue. Nothing ever did in...

UNITED STATES—The Wylie Empire included a hotel in a prime location on Skid Row—the elegantly named Palmer House on Wall St. (conveniently around the...

UNITED STATES—There I was a few weeks ago in my hometown, up north, trying to get waited on in a doughnut shop. A man...

UNITED STATES—The property owner, Jim Wylie, was a gambler in a big way, but not in the literal sense. Jerry Segal, his colleague and...

UNITED STATES—“What am I going to do for three days?” I asked. It was a rhetorical question inspired by the looming three-day Veteran’s Day...

UNITED STATES—My parents and sister showed up on my doorstep in Los Angeles to tell me Mick, my cousin had died.  I didn’t even...

LOS ANGELES—6-30-1990. It was a radiant Saturday afternoon at the house on Manhattan Place. People were washing cars, vacuuming rooms, listening to music. Mellow...

UNITED STATES—Film historian Peet Boggs concludes his conversation (part three) with the director of perhaps the most famous movie never made. Jules Kaminsky: Benjamin and...

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HOLLYWOOD—After weeks of causing havoc for the residents of Port Charles, Olivia Jerome has found her reign of terror come to end on “General...