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

  • Craig Gillespie jumped at the chance to direct 'The Finest Hours'

    Craig Gillespie jumped at the chance to direct 'The Finest Hours'

    As soon as he read the script for "The Finest Hours," filmmaker Craig Gillespie called his agent and told him he wanted to direct it. "Scott Silver had done the draft that I read," the affable Australian-born Gillespie said over lunch recently at his favorite greasy spoon in Santa Monica. The script,...

  • Classic Hollywood: Remembering Gene Kelly -- what a glorious feeling

    Classic Hollywood: Remembering Gene Kelly -- what a glorious feeling

    This is Susan King, a 26-year veteran entertainment reporter and guardian of the Golden Age of Hollywood galaxy. Every Friday in my Classic Hollywood newsletter, I get to share with you my passion and love of that era, whether it be notable births and deaths, milestones, fun events around town...

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