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Cry for a Nickel, Die for a Dime - Review

The 1960 Los Angeles setting of Woody Haut’s Cry for a Nickel, Die for a Dime is a pivotal year in American history: Power shifted from the Republicans to the Democrats as the Presidency was passed from Eisenhower to Kennedy. 807 more words

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See Los Angeles' Rough Past With Crime Author James Ellroy

It was 1953. Eisenhower was in the white house. The New York Yankees won the World Series for the fifth year consecutively. The theme music for the television series, “Dragnet,” rose to the top of the Billboard charts. 570 more words

James Ellroy: Visions of Noir

‘James Ellroy: Visions of Noir’, 2nd July 2015, will be held at the University of Liverpool and sponsored by the Department of English. This conference will examine Ellroy’s influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. 226 more words


We happy few

Happy times for us tv series aficionados as many good things are being broadcasted these months. Tonight I will discover why the average Game of Thrones fan has been shocked by the season finale and I will study the timetable of my cable tv to find a compatible re-run of True Detective season two. 397 more words

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James Ellroy Lists Hollywood Hills House

A 1920s-era Spanish bungalow on a puny .13-acre parcel at the tail end of a convenient yet discreet cul-de-sac in Hollywood’s Bronson Canyon — owned per property records by vaunted crime fiction writer and essayist James Ellroy — has come up for sale at a smidgen less than $1.4 million, a 16% increase over the almost $1.2 million that was paid for the slightly less than 2,000-square-foot residence not quite three years ago. 194 more words

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My Pizza With Ellroy

Hungry, lazy – cooked up a plan to have the stuff delivered.
Over for dinner: James Ellroy. Hard-boiled author – L.A. Confidential, White Jazz… 688 more words


James Ellroy, 'White Jazz' (1992)

I’m talking at this upcoming conference on crime writer James Ellroy and his influence on British writer David Peace. As preparation I’ve been re-reading the Demon Dog’s Los Angeles Quartet, all four books of which are worth looking at. 552 more words