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Damon Runyon

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  • Matt Weinstock, Oct. 9, 1959

    Refreshing 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, the calm,
  • Unwitting pioneer of the battered-woman defense

    Nellie 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...

    His wit was hard-boiled

    His wit was hard-boiled
    WE 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...

    John Sayles, novelist, seeks a binding agreement

    John Sayles, novelist, seeks a binding agreement
    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...