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Category Archives: Theater

John Wilkes Booth Today

We mustn’t permit deed of John Wilkes Booth to stand and therefore shall remove from time and place and raise today in theatrical family thriving in Manhattan and nod when Hollywood beckons splendid Booth who becomes movie star in early twenties making millions while he drinks and snorts and occasionally crashes cars but fires only […]

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Barack and Michelle Obama Audio Soars on Internet

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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John Wilkes Booth Today

mustn’t permit deed of john wilkes booth to stand instead remove from that time and place and raise today in theatrical family thriving in manhattan and nod when hollywood beckons splendid booth becomes movie star in his early twenties making millions while drinks snorts and occasionally crashes cars but fires only slurred words To see […]

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From Hungary to Hollywood with Actress and Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs

On a cold and windy late afternoon in Tehachapi, as light mountain rain pricked my bare arms, I hustled inside Beekay Theater to see the annual Playwright’s Festival, nine ten-minute plays created, produced, directed, and acted by local talent. Ordinarily, Los Angeles induces theatrical binges but I was intrigued by a newspaper paragraph noting “Bill […]

Also posted in Communism, Georgi Zhukov, Henry Kissinger, Hungary, Janos Kadar, Joseph Stalin, Klaudia Kovacs, Laszlo Kovacs, Nikita Khrushchev, Russia

Eliza Poe – Part 2

In more than thirty years representing actresses I had never received such an astonishing application.  At first, naturally, I considered it a hoax.  Eliza Poe, claiming to have been born more than two centuries ago in England, wrote that she most urgently needed to meet me.  Ordinarily it is difficult approaching impossible to get through […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Depression, Edgar Allan Poe, Mental Health, Writers

Jackie Robinson is Alive in Pasadena

Be careful.  Don’t get online and type in words that could summon photos of a gray and disintegrating Jackie Robinson days before his death at age fifty-three in 1972.  Even if you’ve just seen “National Pastime,” the acclaimed play about his life, resist the urge to research.  Instead, buy a large, home-baked cookie as you […]

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