Susan King

Writer

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. 

Recent Articles

  • 'The Revenant' wins big at the BAFTAs

    'The Revenant' wins big at the BAFTAs

    "The Revenant," the stark and brutal tale of adventure and survival, on Sunday was named outstanding film of 2015 at the British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs. It was no surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio won lead actor for his performance in "The Revenant" as a frontiersman who...

  • Veteran publicist Dick Guttman spins a few tales of Hollywood's golden age

    Veteran publicist Dick Guttman spins a few tales of Hollywood's golden age

    While veteran publicist Dick Guttman was learning his craft under the tutelage of Warren Cowan at Rogers & Cowan, he asked his mentor what was the cardinal rule of publicity. Cowan's reply? "Get the hell out of the shot," recalled Guttman. "What he meant was, I would rather not have people know...

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