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At Barney’s Beanery With the Guy Who Created Jaws

In the years I lived in Los Angeles, I occasionally hung out at a legendary West Hollywood eatery called Barney’s Beanery. Mostly, I sat with screenwriters in late middle age, all of us grumbling about the state of a movie

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills: Jogging With Eartha Kitt, Lunch With Zsa Zsa Gabor, Escaping Fire With A (Half) Naked Blonde…

Memories of my years spent down and out in Beverly Hills flooded back the other day when I read that the town is celebrating its hundredth anniversary. The Westside Los Angeles enclave, formerly a bean field transformed in the 1920s

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