Displaying items 73-84 of 89
Damon Runyon news, photos and video - latimes.com
RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.
A collection of news and information related to Damon Runyon published by this site and its partners.
Displaying items 1-12 of 33 » View latimes.com items only1 2 3 Next >
Book review: 'At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing,' edited by George Kimball and John SchulianSpecial to the Los Angeles TimesAt the Fights American Writers on Boxing Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian Library of America: 517 pp., $35 Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAlvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
Tags: Crimes, Al Capone, Babe Ruth, Clarence Thomas, Ben Hogan
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAmerica has long trafficked in the idea that so long as you have a sound mind, a strong work ethic and maybe a connection or two, the sky is the limit, and dreams can come true. Most of the time this idea is mythology, its metaphorical streets littered...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Crimes, Movies, Entertainment, Infants
The Daily MirrorRefreshing View People who were reared in small towns and now live in big, busy cities are inclined to forget the life they knew unless, as in the case of Mrs. Pat Bernesser of Inglewood, they get a look at the hometown paper. Then it all comes back,...
'I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era' by William KnoedelsederThey came from New York, the Midwest, the Southern states, a great exodus of young comics traveling west in search of a few minutes with Johnny Carson. That's all it took to begin the migration: In 1972, "The Tonight Show" moved from New York to Burbank,...
Special to The Times"700 Sundays" began as a sad calculation. Right before my 50th birthday, I found myself thinking about how life has been like an express train whizzing by as I stand on the platform watching the blur, the wind and noise almost knocking me over. I...
Times Staff WriterWhen he died, the nation mourned. Flags flew at half-staff. Movie screens went dark. Radio broadcasters observed 30 minutes of silence. Under a scorching sun in Glendale, 50,000 people filed past his casket. In an era of hip-hop and reality TV, it is...
Special to The TimesWE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
Tags: Samuel Beckett, Toys, Philosophy, England, Laurence Sterne
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNellie May Madison got off on the wrong foot in life. She eloped at 13, married several times, chain-smoked, drank whiskey and, she'd later say, shot husband No. 5 in the back because he'd abused her. Convicted of murder, she was sentenced to death. In...
Lee Solters Publicist for Broadway, Hollywood Lee Solters, 89, a longtime publicist who worked with some of the biggest names of Broadway and Hollywood, died Monday of natural causes at his home in West Hollywood, according to Jerry Digney, his...
For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
Lehigh Valley Music"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
Mar 18, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 18, 2010 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Sep 5, 2010 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Oct 9, 2009 | Los Angeles Times
Aug 27, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 8, 2006 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Sep 14, 2005 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 4, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 26, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jun 20, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Original site for Damon Runyon topic gallery.