Tag Archives: Hollywood

‘The Artist’: Go for the dog, stay for the movie

I used to love nothing more than to lose myself at the movies. But there hasn’t been much worth justifying the drive and the price, especially when you can watch at home. And no matter the venue, I’m usually disappointed. … Continue reading

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RTW: Lights, camera, oops! Me, a Hollywood stagehand

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons… I know an enterprising woman in L.A. who not only makes lemonade; she savors every drop. One time she ended up in a wheelchair for months. Instead of twiddling her thumbs, … Continue reading

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RTW, Hollywood: Celebrity brush, Vol. 2: Meeting Mrs. Sitcom

My roommate invited me to a gathering of songwriters. Said there’d be people there who were once big deals. I put on my best pants (too-snug black jeans) and souvenir Indian bangle, and off we went in her Batmobile. So-called because … Continue reading

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RTW, Hollywood: Brush with celebrity, Vol. 1: TV years

In my decade of working in L.A. TV news, I was never fazed by celebrities. I guess it’s because I was either writing about or surrounded by them. The start-up news operation I was privileged to be a part of was … Continue reading

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RTW, Hollywood: Slight brush with celebrity above Sunset Strip

How I ended up at a place I’d never been despite a decade of working in L.A. TV news. (It’s a big deal if you’re of a certain age.) A what-am-I-doing-here moment. Details, if you can stand it, coming up.

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