Today is the 50th anniversary of George Reeves’s death

Posted by · 10:15 pm · June 16th, 2009

Lou Lumenick reminds me today of the 50th anniversary of actor George Reeves’s untimely death, largely considered by his own hand but some would say there was foul play involved.  The story was dramatized in Allen Coulter’s 2006 film “Hollywoodland,” which featured a top-notch portrayal by Ben Affleck as the doomed Reeves. Lumenick also points […]

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Winded from the start

Posted by · 11:58 am · November 12th, 2008

This is well off topic, since it’s such a slow news day (and week), but is anyone else ever thrown for a loop by the longish headlines that appear on New York Times stories?  They seem to get more drastic in the arts & leisure section. I’ve had my hand at writing for the Times, […]

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REVIEW: “Hollywoodland” (***)

Posted by · 1:17 pm · August 29th, 2006

The death of George Reeves, television’s original Superman, in 1959 defined the loss of innocence for a generation.  There are many who remember where they were the moment they discovered Reeves’s body had been found, the victim of an apparent suicide. The lore surrounding the event has even wound itself into incorrect information that perpetuates […]

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What a guy

Posted by · 8:53 pm · July 27th, 2006

So I’m on the phone today with Adrien Brody, interviewing him for that New York Times piece I’m putting together on “Hollywoodland.” We’ve had some delays in connecting – the poor guy has been traveling a lot – and we finally got a block of time on the calendar this afternoon, both of us in […]

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