Writers

Ernest Heminway

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"Let me tell you about writing for films. You finish your book. Now, you know where the California state line is? Well, you drive right up to that line, take your manuscript and pitch it across. No, on second thought, don't pitch it across. First let them toss the money over. Then you throw it over, pick up the money and get the hell out of there." -- Ernest Hemingway (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Let me tell you about writing for films. You finish your book. Now, you know where the California state line is? Well, you drive right up to that line, take your manuscript and pitch it across. No, on second thought, don’t pitch it across. First let them toss the money over. Then you throw it […]

Writers

Stan Lee

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"That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero." -- Stan Lee (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.” — Stan Lee   “For once I wanted to write stories that wouldn’t insult the intelligence of an older reader, stories with interesting characterization, more […]

Silent Film Stars

Lorna Moon

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Lorna Moon

“I am not the sort of person who knows people. I am the sort of person whom people know.” – Lorna Moon, novelist and screenwriter. Scottish-born Lorna Moon (real name Helen Nora Wilson Low) lived a brief but interesting life as a maverick script writer in the 1920s. She was also a skeleton in Cecil B. […]

Directors/Producers

Rod Serling

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Rod Serling Twilight Zone

“There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.” ― Rod Serling   “The new form is the no form. In terms of literature, in terms of the motion picture maker, the new form is to wing it. Get that formless piece of clay and do it anyway you want. […]

Writers

Christopher Isherwood

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Christopher Isherwood

“To live sanely in Los Angeles (or, I suppose, in any other large American city) you have to cultivate the art of staying awake. You must learn to resist (firmly but not tensely) the unceasing hypnotic suggestions of the radio, the billboards, the movies and the newspapers; those demon voices which are forever whispering in […]

Writers

Roger Ebert – photos and quotes

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Roger Ebert

“People ask me sometimes if I ever change my mind about a review, and I no longer agree with what I said in my review of The Graduate (1967), that the Simon & Garfunkel songs are instantly forgettable. I don’t think that was right.” — Roger Ebert   “I think my duty as a film […]

Celebrity Portraits

Neil Simon

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Neil Simon

“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” ― Neil Simon

Celebrity Portraits

Erle Stanley Gardner

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Erle Stanley Gardner

“I want it understood that I have no natural aptitude as a writer. In fact, I don’t consider myself a very good writer. I do consider myself a good plotter. And I consider myself one hell of a good salesman as far as manufacturing merchandise that will sell is concerned.” — Erle Stanley Gardner, pulp […]