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Susan King

Susan King is a former entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times who specialized in Classic Hollywood stories. She also wrote about independent, foreign and studio movies and occasionally TV and theater stories. Born in East Orange, N.J., she received her master's degree in film history and criticism at USC. She worked for 10 years at the L.A. Herald Examiner and came to work at The Times in January 1990. She left in 2016.
John Waters talks about 'Hairspray,' his biggest — and most unexpected — hit

John Waters talks about his biggest hit, "Hairspray" which gets a film academy screening on its 30th anniversary. The movie has since spawned a Tony Award-winning 2002 musical, a 2007 film version of the musical and a live 2016 TV production. 

Classic Hollywood: Laraine Newman's road from 'SNL' to 'Celebrity Autobiography'

Classic Hollywood: Laraine Newman was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on SNL along with Gilda, Belushi, etc. She's doing a show at the Wallis, where she and other actors read celebrity autobiographies.

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