No chain stores or web sites can replace Dutton's in the hearts of the LA literati.
"To achieve 'social values more noble than mere monetary profit,' to
'keep the money changers permanently out of the temple of our
civilization'...would be to transform America."
"Here is a lost cause no longer lost, but come to triumphant success, and if the pioneers of that cause are looking down upon this scene, there will be rejoicing in heaven on the fourth day of March."
Twenty very little men are defendants in a very big trial.
In Zeroville, Steve Erickson explores New Hollywood's promise and doom and the dissolution of cinema into spectacle.
Wall Street crashes; thousands of people are wiped out, but the
worst is yet to come.
LBJ responds to national anger and sends a voting rights bill to Congress. It's a good one, but long overdue.
Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis are two inmates in a Southern prison who learn to unshackle themselves from hatred.
One of three versions of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's madcap newspaper comedy from a period when reporters probably did call their city rooms and say, "Hello, sweetheart, get rewrite."
Ave atque vale, Aquarius.