Tag: LA

The Fox Outfoxed

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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...

Reseda

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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...

Thanks To Mick

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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...

Naked And Raw

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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...

The Pay Off

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UNITED STATES—It was a Thursday afternoon and ostensibly my “day off.” I was refuging into a movie theater, the Vista, to escape the unfolding...

More Maya

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UNITED STATES—I get a kick remembering when Maya turned to me with the Wooster, Massachusetts edge and the fleeing r’s in her voice and...

Room Inspections

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UNITED STATES—Room inspections were a routine part of Wylie’s real estate empire—an empire which included the half dozen houses, give or take, and actually...

Hard Boiled

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UNITED STATES—Working for Wylie, a door opened at Fraser Bros. Boiler Company, the ersatz office of Wylie properties. The location next to a beauty...

Keeping Up With The Joneses

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UNITED STATES—Mac Murphy got out of the honor camp near Baker, in the high Mojave, and came to take one last look at his...

Once Upon A Crime

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UNITED STATES—It amazes me how much time’s vortex can pack into a single afternoon. At that first meeting of the Spanish cultural club, where...

Back To Begin

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UNITED STATES—Back at the rooming house the pressure was on to get some scratch. Of course my teen horror screenplay, “The Persecuted” was floating...

A Valentine To Tony

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UNITED STATES—When I first brought my newly published book to Los Angeles, a year and a half before, it was a great moment. Years...

Better Than TV

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UNITED STATES—I have it easy now as this memoir progresses: the diary picks up, following the finish of my screenplay. “The Persecuted” is on...

What Now

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UNITED STATES—My jailhouse visit to Mac reminded me of the beauty of being free. But all was not free; only my fake walnut-paneled room...

Best Of Both Worlds

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UNITED STATES—After Lawrence Brown rented his downstairs turret room, it really looked promising for everything being rented out at the house. Then I could...

The Rosen Bowl

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WESTWOOD—The Rose Bowl was electric yesterday as freshman quarterback Josh Rosen made his much hyped debut in front of a crowd 68,615 Bruin strong;...

Kobe Bryant Not Ready To Retire

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LOS ANGELES—Kobe Bryant’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers is still a mystery. The five-time NBA champion confirmed he’s talked about this upcoming season being...

Reality Show Coming To The Abbey

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—West Hollywood’s most famous gay bar will be launching its own reality TV show. The Abbey, a two-time recipient of LOGO’s “Best Gay Bar...

South Bay Beaches Reopen

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SANTA MONICA—Days after an unknown tar substance floated onto South Bay beaches, authorities re-opened 7-miles of beaches on May 29, shortly after 6 p.m. Closures...

Angels Blow Out Tigers

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ANAHEIM—The Los Angeles Angels beat up on the Detroit Tigers with one of their most impressive offensive showings of the season on May 29. Chris...
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