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Cannes, El Sid, and Six Green Beans

Every year about this time I think of Cannes, El Sid, and six green beans. El Sid was my nick-name for Sid Adilman, the legendary Toronto Star entertainment reporter. For years in May, El Sid and I would head for the

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Hello Sweetheart…Get Me Val Sears

Hello, sweetheart. Yeah, get me rewrite will you? One of the giants has fallen, Val Sears, a newspaper legend out of a time of newspaper legends. Whaddya mean you don’t know who Val Sears is. Val wrote features and covered

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The Puzzle Without A Solution

I remember the day clearly. Fifty years ago, in the time when news still arrived in newspapers, the afternoon edition of the Toronto Telegram fell onto our small town Ontario doorstep reporting that Marilyn Monroe, age thirty-six, had been found dead at

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Please Don’t Tell My Mother I’m A Newspaperman. She Thinks I’m A Piano Player In A Whore House

As soon as the curtain rose for the Shaw Festival production of His Girl Friday on a recent Saturday afternoon, I was transported back to the newsrooms of my wildly misspent youth. The design of the newsroom in this funny, inventive re-imagining

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El Sid, The Cannes Cannes, and Six Green Beans

Every year about this time I think of El Sid and six green beans. El Sid was my nick-name for Sid Adilman, the legendary Toronto Star entertainment reporter. For years in May, El Sid and I would head for the Cannes

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